Lecture

Stories in the Sky

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required

The stars have many stories to tell. Come and hear magical tales of the past and learn how to spot constellations for yourselves.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.
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Kids World
7088672298
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U Make: Fingerprint Science

Thursday, December 27, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Grades 1-3. Registration required.

Do your fingerprints have arches, loops, or whorls? We'll record our own fingerprints using different methods and materials and then learn how to dust for fingerprints like a forensic scientist.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.
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Kids World
7088672298
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Engineer This!

Friday, January 4, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-3. Registration required.

Think, plan, draft, and build to meet the challenge. Create a blueprint then take your design from a 2D drawing into a 3D construct with Lego bricks.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.
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Kids World
7088672298
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Mysterious Myanmar

Thursday, January 10, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Brian Michalski had no idea where Myanmar was before his backpacking journey around the world. It ended up a favorite  destination due to its untouched natural beauty, rich history, creative cuisine, and generous locals. Come along on this photo-rich adventure exploring a Southeast Asian gem.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.
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7088672299
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Signposts on the Prairie: A Passport to Where Illinois Began

Thursday, January 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Krista August presents a virtual road trip to Southern Illinois to investigate the beginnings of our state's history. Discover the historical markers that recall prehistoric Illinois, early French settlements, a Revolutionary War campaign, and more.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.
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7088672299
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Medicare 101

Monday, February 4, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Medicare can be confusing. Medicare certified trainer Joanna Prisiajniouk explains what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and potential out-of-pocket expenses. Learn about supplements, advantage plans, prescription coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.
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7088672299
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The Pirate Who Saved America

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Slip back to romantic New Orleans in 1815. Meet the pirates who walked its streets, considered to be outlaws. But when Britain attempted to win back America after the Revolutionary War, pirate Jean Lafitte and his crew drew swords to defend the country. Joseph Geringer tells the thrilling story.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.
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7088672299
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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Take a look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression and the story of the city taking on organized crime to stage the World's Fair. It's a story of a city fighting for survival in the darkest of times; and a shining light of hope called A Century of Progress. A presentation from William Hazelgrove.

Registration begins February 4 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning February 11.
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Tromp l'oeil: Fool the Eye

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Robert Munman presents illusionistic art -- art that uses realistic imagery to create optical illusions that look three dimensional --  from history to the present day. How much can your eye be fooled?

Registration begins February 4 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning February 11.
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Levi Strauss, the Gold Rush and the World's Most Famous Pair of Pants

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Everybody loves them, everybody wears them: Jeans are no doubt an iconic garment and they tell the legendary story of the American West. But did you know that they were made world famous by an adventurous Bavarian Jew who combined his marvelous business sense with German ingenuity? Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating journey into the days of the Gold Rush and learn about Levi Strauss and his amazing life!

Registration begins February 4 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning February 11.
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