Programs & Events

Graphic Novel Club: Harley Quinn: Hot in the City

February 11th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Whether you're new to comics or a life-long reader, our club for adults and teens in grade seven and up will help you find something new to read and talk about from the world of comics.

This month we'll read and discuss Harley Quinn: Hot in the City. There are eight million stories in the city. Here's one you might have heard: A girl moves to the Big Apple after a breakup, looking for a new life. Oh yeah, and she's a criminally insane super-villain who just got jilted by a psychotic clown.

Page to Screen Book Club: Beloved

February 11th,
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted.

This month watch Beloved after reading the classic novel by Toni Morrison. 1998. Rated R. 2h 52m.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Toddler Storytime

February 12th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Family Storytime

February 12th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Battle of the Books

February 12th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Battle of the Books challenges students in grades four through six to become familiar with literature. Comprehension and retention are put to the test in a Jeopardy style battle between the teams.

Area schools create their own teams and gather at the library to compete in a five-week battle on questions derived from selected books. See your school's Battle Coach to sign up.

Simon & Garfunkel: Sound and Then Silence

February 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
With the musicality of The Beatles and the lyricism of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel were often considered the thinking person's rock 'n' rollers. They were also one of the most successful musical acts of the 1960s. With audio and visual content, music historian Gary Wenstrup traces the arc of Simon & Garfunkel's career.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Classic Film Series: Gentleman Jim

February 13th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Gentleman Jim.

Extrovert boxer Jim Corbett uses dazzlingly, innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world. 1942. Unrated. 1h 44m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Preschool Playtime

February 13th,
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages 3-5 with parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

Play date! Come see what creative fun we are offering for little ones and their caregivers. We'll offer a few engaging pre-literacy activities with a focus on play. Siblings under three or over age five may also participate.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

February 13th,
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.

Big Kids Storytime

February 13th,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Big Kids Storytime
Grades K-2
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper grade range to learn and have fun. Big Kids Storytime is specifically designed for children who are in kindergarten through second grade.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Scale Model Club

February 13th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise? Join this informal group for modelers of all skill levels. For adults and teens 12 and older.

Registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Junior Storytime

February 14th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Family Storytime

February 15th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes pri

Eisenhower's Formal Ball

February 15th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
For Ages 12 and under with accompanying adult

In honor of Valentines Day, your family is cordially invited to the Eisenhower Formal Ball. We'll dance the hour away in our best dress, so be sure to RSVP!

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Knitting Mittens in the Round

February 16th,
1:30pm to 3:30pm
$5.00 - Winter is here for real and you need to keep your fingers warm. In this four-week class you'll receive all the supplies and instruction to knit your own mittens using the "in-the-round" method. Previous knitting experience is required.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Family Yoga

February 17th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages 5-12 with an adult. Registration Required

Join us for Family Yoga! Kids and parents will have this yoga class together. Mats will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Waivers are required to complete registration. 

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

February 17th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Pen and Ink Writers Group gathers on the third Monday of each month to read short stories, poems or essays, all inspired by a common theme. Build up your writing skills through practice, presentation and positive critique.

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