Meeting Room A/B

Know Your Matcha Tea

February 25th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
What's the difference between the matcha mix you buy at the grocery store and true high-grade matcha? Sheila Duda from Tea Lula will mix different grades of matcha and show you!

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

After Hours Awards Party

March 4th,
6:00pm to 11:00pm
Join us in celebrating Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year by watching the Oscar broadcast live at Eisenhower. There will be a trivia contest during the show, as well as prizes and snacks.

Although we will be viewing the awards ceremony, this event is not sponsored by or affiliated with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

When Radio Went to War

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

Registration begins August 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. All others may register beginning August 13.

Scars of Custer's Defeat

August 8th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Many history buffs know that Lt. Col. George Armstrong died at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876. For more than a century, historians have studied the strategy, tactics, and other related factors that resulted in his demise, and the death of hundreds, both soldiers and Native Americans. But few people know of the seldom discussed human element -- the hardship and tragedy his death had on the Custer family, friends and the residents of Monroe, Michigan, where George and his wife, Libbie, had a home. 

After Hours Teen Time: The Addams Family and Juggling

May 11th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat pizza, and learn something cool.

Watch Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley welcome home their long lost Uncle Fester then make your own juggling balls and learn some juggling basics.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Ridgewood Drama Club Presents . . .

March 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ridgewood High School drama, up close. Watch these talented students perform the children's production Magic Theatre and the group interpretation adaptation of St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

After Hours Teen Time: Clueless and Make 'n' Take Spritzers

March 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 pizza, and learn something cool.

Watch Beverly Hill High School student, Cher, survive the ups and downs of adolescent life and then make your own essential oil spritzers said to reduce stress and increase focus.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Our Lady of the Angels Fire

May 30th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Historian Jim Gibbons presents the story of the tragic fire that killed 92 children and three nuns on December 1st, 1958. This lecture will be the same one presented on the Our Lady of the Angels Bus Tour on May 23rd, for those unable to attend the tour.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

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