Programs & Events

Sew-Lutions Saturday

March 3rd,
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 ran into a problem? A sewing instructor will be in The Workshop to answer questions and provide guidance. First come, first served.

Teen Sewing: Hats!

March 3rd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Get started sewing by learning to make an ear-flap hat! All supplies will be provided.

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

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.

Mobile Device Help

March 5th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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 begins February 5 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards.  All others may register beginning February 12.

Mobile Device Help

March 5th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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 February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Adult Book Discussion

March 5th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon. 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.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

March 6th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

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

Battle of the Books

March 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. 

Garden Club

March 7th,
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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

March 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

March 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.

Spring Cooking

March 8th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Food writer Camille Stagg launches a culinary spring fever by sharing recipes and tips for Easter, discussing Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello, and celebrating Earth Day with local eating. Tasting samples include spring favorites, asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, and more.

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

Learn the Sewing Machine

March 8th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Get training on one of our Workshop tools, the sewing machine.

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

Adult Art and Craft Day

March 9th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for an adults-only crafting session. Supplies will be provided.

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.

Leveraging LinkedIn for Solo Entrepreneurs

March 10th,
1:30pm to 3:30pm
For anyone looking to expand their network, an important goals for entrepreneurs, LinkedIn, is one of the key place to see and be seen. Lori Howard shows you how to make connections and grow your business.

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

Friends Book Sale

March 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.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

March 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.

Ridgewood Drama Club

March 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ridgewood High School drama, up close. Watch these talented students perform some of their favorite scenes while learning a little about what it takes to put together a high school production.

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

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