Programs & Events

Anonymous Teen Writers

November 8th,
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.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

November 8th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: K - 2nd Grade

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Crochet-o-Rama: Crochet a Fall Placemat

November 8th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00 - Enhance your Thanksgiving table with a fall-themed, crocheted placemat for your centerpiece. The registration fee covers the cost of yarn, crochet hook, and project guide. Basic crochet skill are necessary.

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

Veterans' Breakfast

November 9th,
9:00am to 11:00am
We're saying thank you to the courageous men and women who have served our country by offering current service men, women, and veterans a free pastry and a hot beverage. Join us breakfast, followed by a photo slideshow, music, and reminiscing. Please use the group option if you're planning to bring your spouse or a guest.

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

Drop-in Junior Storytime

November 9th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 5 Years

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

After Hours Teen Time: Matinee and Bug Crafts

November 9th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month watch Matinee and make make some bugs.

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

Sew-Lutions Saturday

November 10th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Have a sewing project in mind, but aren't sure how to get started? In the middle of a project and having a problem? A sewing instructor will be in The Workshop to answer questions and provide guidance. First come, first served.

Thanks to the Friends of the Eisenhower Library for supporting this class.

Excel 2016 Series

November 10th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
In this three-part class, learn the basics, intermediate skills, and advanced skills of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel.

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

Fingerless Gloves Using the Serger

November 10th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fingerless gloves are not only cute but practical. This pattern comes in mitten, 3/4, and elbow length. We'll make the 3/4 length version using the serger so a previous serger class is a prerequisite.

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

Friends Book Sale

November 10th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals.

NaNoWriMo Write Your Novel Here

November 11th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Every Sunday during the month of November we're offering quiet space in our conference room for NaNoWriMo participants. For access, ask at the Answers Desk.

How to Write a Novel

November 11th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
If you're having trouble with your NaNoWriMo project or if you're just interested in writing your novel, come and get tips from author William Hazelgrove,national bestselling author of ten novels and three nonfiction titles including The Bad Author and The Real Santa.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

November 12th,
10:30am to 11:30am
Ages: 6 - 17 Months

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Adult Book Discussion: The Story of Arthur Truluv

November 12th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them.

Copies of the book are available in regular and large type. Loans will also be available in audio and eBook formats. Join us for a lively discussion.

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

November 13th,
9:30am to 10:15am
Ages: 18 - 35 Months

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Adult Book Discussion: The Story of Arthur Truluv

November 13th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk one month before the discussion. If you are new to the club, please join us at the Monday evening session.

Teen Music Club

November 13th,
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.

When Radio Went to War

November 13th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
World War II marked the first time that radio brought news of war directly to the American people. Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall examines the ways that radio met the challenges of the war, with samples of news broadcasts, presidential speeches, shows created to entertain the troops, and more.

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

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