Programs & Events

Thriller Film Fest: Dark Places

September 28th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Leading up to our visit with Lori Rader-Day, author of Under a Dark Sky, on October 14th, we're screening some of Hollywood's most intense thriller movies.

This week, join us for Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron as a woman investigating the death of her family, a crime she believes her brother committed. 2015. Rated R. 1h 53m.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

September 29th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

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

Learn the Sewing Machine

September 29th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of threading the machine and using a simple stitch.

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

T-Rex Tea Party

September 29th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 12 & Under. Registration Required.

Children and their families are cordially invited to have tea with a T-Rex. We'll serve tea and snacks while you take a close-up look at a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex skull on loan from the Field Museum. Space is limited!

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Face the Music and Dance

September 30th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Jazz singer Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown will play dance-themed music guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

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

Veteran Photo Submissions

October 1st (All day) to November 30th (All day)
Honor the Veteran or Active Soldier you know by submitting their service information for our Local History Veteran Display. Our annual Veteran wall is on display during the month of November in Kids World.

Look for submission forms at any library service desk. Please bring in an original photograph of the veteran/soldier. We will immediately scan the image while you wait, and return the original back to you.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

October 1st,
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.

Crazy 8s Math Club - Season One

October 1st,
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Grades K-2. Registration Required (for the full eight weeks)

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club. You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice, and Toilet Paper Olympics. You'll take home cool gadgets, too.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Adult Book Discussion: Nomadland

October 1st,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Nomadland by Jessica Bruder.

Finding that social security comes up short older Americans have taken to the road by the tens of thousands, forming a growing community of nomads and migrant laborers. Jessica Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy?one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many of us.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk. Join us for a lively discussion.

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

October 2nd,
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.

Drop-in Junior Storytime

October 2nd,
10:30am to 11:30am
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.

Adult Book Discussion: Nomadland

October 2nd,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Nomadland by Jessica Bruder.

Finding that social security comes up short older Americans have taken to the road by the tens of thousands, forming a growing community of nomads and migrant laborers. Jessica Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy?one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many of us.

Family Take Apart Lab

October 2nd,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
All Ages (under 9 must be accompanied by an adult)
Registration Required

Learn how things work by taking them apart! What will we take apart this time? Come and find out. 

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

Mobile Device Help

October 2nd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

Mobile Device Help

October 2nd,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

Adult and Teen Take-Apart Lab

October 2nd,
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn about how things work by taking them apart and exploring what's under the surface. This month, we will be taking apart books!

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

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

October 3rd,
10:00am to 10:45am
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.

Drop-in Family Storytime

October 3rd,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages are welcome. Those under 3 should be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Garden Club

October 3rd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk about bulbs, bushes, berries and begonias. We'll discuss everything from window boxes to victory gardens.

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