Programs & Events

Civil War Discussion

February 3rd,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Kids' Concert: Music by Ralph Covert

February 3rd,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 12 & under. Registration required.

Come dance and sing along with Ralph Covert of Ralph's World fame. Ralph is an indie rocker, songwriter, playwright, and children's book author. He will engage us with activity songs, dancing songs, and a healthy dose of pure silliness.

Kids registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. All others may register beginning November 13th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

A Conversation with Author Augustus Rose

February 4th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join author Augustus Rose for a discussion of his obsessions: cults, subcultures, urban exploration, speculative science, metaphysics, alchemy, conspiracy theories, underground art movements, and the artist Marcel Duchamp, all subjects at the center of his debut novel, The Readymade Thief.

Hailed by NPR and Oprah as a book you don't want to miss, The Readymade Thief is a thrilling, unexpected, uncategorizable, and addictive novel.

Copies of The Readymade Thief will be available for purchase and signing. Come for coffee, cookies, and conversation.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

February 5th,
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.

Microsoft Excel 2016

February 5th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel.

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

Adult Book Discussion: The German Girl

February 5th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.

Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together.

Copies of the book will be 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

February 6th,
9:30am to 10:20am

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

February 6th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

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

Drop-in Polish Family Storytime

February 6th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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. This class is in Polish.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Mobile Device Help

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

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

February 7th,
10:00am to 11:00am

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

February 7th,
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ages: 12 and under

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

Battle of the Books

February 7th,
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. 

Decoupaging Clay Planters

February 7th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Learn to turn a bland terracotta planter into something fun and unique that you'll be proud to display! Terracotta pot and all supplies will be provided. Already have an idea in mind? Bring your own paper or photos for a more customized design.

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

Polish Heritage Book Club: The Zookeeper's Wife

February 8th,
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's book will be The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Anonymous Teen Writers

February 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.

Girls Who Code

February 8th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
We're looking for girls in grades 6-12 who want to learn computer science skills and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of coding girls across the country. No experience necessary! Learn how to code and change the world.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

February 8th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 2

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

February 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.

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