Programs & Events

Mobile Device Help*

August 28th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Have a phone or tablet and need help getting started? Need advanced help with an app? Sign up for personalized individual help! One device per session, though multiple people may attend with the device.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Teen Music Club

August 28th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Musicians of all levels in grades 7-12 are invited to hang out with friends and geek out about music. During each session, we'll talk about music, write songs, learn some instruments, and make recordings in the Workshop studio. Bring your ideas, instruments, and friends.

Modern Times Film Series: Marshall

August 28th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Marshall.

A young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases. Starring  Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad. 2017. Rated PG-13. 1h, 58m.

Digitize Your Photos and Negatives

August 29th,
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Digitize your photos, negatives, and slides with the technology in the Workshop. Get a demo of the process and then work on your digitization project during Open Workshop hours.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Classic Film Series: North by Northwest

August 30th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Rear Window.

A hapless man mistaken for a government agent is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. Starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. 1959. Unrated. 2h 16m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Kids Write Away Redux

August 30th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to become the next famous author? Come join us for one or all three classes this summer The themes for each class are, "Glorious Genres," "Mesmerizing Introductions," and "Dazzling Dialogue."

Registration begins May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning June 1st. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 30th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a weekly hour and a half of socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Cut the Cable: Internet Streaming Devices and Apps

August 30th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about Roku, Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, and other devices that work with your existing TV and internet connection to stream video subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu, and free library resources.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Excel 2016 Series

August 31st,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
In this three-part class, learn the basics, intermediate skills, and advanced skills of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel. 

Registration begins May 7 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. All others may register beginning May 14.

Star in an iRead Poster!

September 1st (All day) to September 30th (All day)
Ages 12 & Under

Come into Kids World where we'll take a photo of you with your favorite book. In a few days it will be transformed into a poster on display! Come back in October and you'll get to take your poster home.

Civil War Discussion

September 1st,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Modern Times Film Series: All the Money in the World

September 4th,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be All the Money in the World, the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the attempt by his mother to convince her billionaire father to pay the ransom. 2017. Rated R. 2h 12m.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

September 4th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of making presentations with the latest version of PowerPoint.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th

Garden Tool Maintenance

September 5th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Amy Greenamyer returns for this high demand program! As the garden season begins to wind down, it's time to take stock of your garden tools and get them in tip top shape for next year. Bring in a shovel or a pair of hand pruners to learn the ins and outs of good tool maintenance and sharpening.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th

Leo's Little Explorers

September 6th,
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages 5-6. Registration Required

In true Da Vinci fashion, we'll explore the worlds of math, science, art, literacy, and imagination. The program is ideal for those attending half day kindergarten.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

September 6th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a weekly hour and a half of socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

September 6th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn advanced skills to push your PowerPoint 2016 usage even further.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th

Mobile Device Help

September 7th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Have a phone or tablet and need help getting started? Need advanced help with an app? Sign up for personalized individual help! One device per session, though multiple people may attend with the device.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

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