Programs & Events

Literary Lovers: A Readers Theater Presentation

December 9th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Peek into the relationships of acclaimed authors Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman, and Dorothy Thompson and Sinclair Lewis. Drawn from the authors' diaries and letters, Annette Baldwin of Readers Theater provides insight into how the work of these writers reflected the experiences they shared with their partners.

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

Cut the Cable: Antenna TV

December 10th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Get an overview of cable alternatives and learn why cable may still be your best option. We'll look at the trend of cord cutting, what channels are available over-the-air, and how to choose an antenna or TV.



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

Modern Times Film Series: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

December 11th,
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 Won't You Be My Neighbor? an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Mr. Rogers. 2018. Rated PG-13. 1h 34m.

Teen Music Club

December 11th,
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.

Page to Screen Book Club: The Time Traveler's Wife

December 12th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month the Page to Screen Club watches a movie and discusses the book from which it was adapted.

This month we'll watch The Time Traveler's Wife after reading the novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk one month before the screening. PG-13. 1h 47m.

Digitize Your Photos and Negatives

December 12th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Get a demo of the photo, negative, and slide digitization process and then work on your own digitization project during Open Workshop hours.

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

Excel 2016 Series

December 13th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
In this three-part class, learn the basic, intermediate, and advanced skills of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel.

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

Polish Heritage Book Club: The Winter Palace

December 13th,
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us every other month for an English-language book discussion group focused on literature related to Poland and Polish culture.

This month we'll discuss The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak.

Anonymous Teen Writers

December 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.

Scale Model Club

December 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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

After Hours Teen Time: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and DIY Guitars

December 14th,
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 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and make musical instruments.

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

Mobile Device Help

December 15th,
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 November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Mobile Device Help

December 15th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
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 November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Sew a Relaxing Neck Pillow

December 15th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sew your own relaxing neck pillow. You must have sewing experience to attend this class.

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

Bus Trip: Santaland Diaries at the Goodman Theatre

December 16th,
12:00pm to 5:00pm
$40.00 - Strapped for cash, a struggling actor takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy's. Enduring a daily gauntlet of screaming children, rude parents and suspect Santas, it's going to take more than a glass of eggnog to get him through the holiday season. Adapted from the beloved essay by best-selling author David Sedaris, The Santaland Diaries has become a new holiday classic. This trip does not include lunch.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Cut the Cable: Internet Streaming TV

December 17th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about Roku, Apple TV, and other devices that work with your existing TV and internet connection to stream video subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu, and others.

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

Pen and Ink Writers Group

December 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.

Knitting Circle

December 18th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

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