Programs & Events

Crazy 8s Math Club

October 9th,
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 is for all eight classes; note that there is no class October 2nd.

The Beatles in Chicago

October 9th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
On John Lennon's birthday Robert Rodriguez examines The Beatle's ties to Chicago through radio airplay, U.S. releases, Midwest tours, and John's "apology" for his controversial "more popular than Jesus" comments at the Astor Towers.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th.

Drop-in Junior Storytime

October 10th,
10:30am to 11:30am

Ages: 3-5 Years

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Modern Times Film Series: La La Land

October 10th,
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 the musical La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist falling in love in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13. 2h 8m.

Teen Music Club

October 10th,
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.

Bus Trip: The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

October 11th,
10:15am to 2:15pm
$25.00 - Inside its fabulous jewel box of a building, Elmhurst's Lizzadro Museum displays intricate carvings of jade, amber, ivory, coral, and agate from around the world alongside faceted gemstone treasures and earth science exhibits. After an introduction and a short video, tour the museum on your own. Don't forget to stop in the gift shop! Bring money for the famous Italian lunch buffet at Angelo's Ristorante after the tour.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th.

Page to Screen Book Club: Interview with the Vampire

October 11th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted.

This month' we'll view Interview with the Vampire after reading the novel by Anne Rice.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

The Wicked World of Spooky Plants

October 11th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Every rose has its thorn. Monkshood soothes pain, but when taken in large quantities can cause suffering or even death. Kudzu, a climbing vine grows until it shades out all other plant-life. Some plants are just plain spooky, like the bat flower, which resembles a bat in flight. Amy Greenamyer returns to tell us about the world of wicked and spooky plants!

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th.

Open Workshop Hours

October 11th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Classic Film Series: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

October 12th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

A low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Rated R. 1h 42m.

Open Workshop Hours

October 12th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Polish Heritage Book Club: We Were The Lucky Ones

October 12th,
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're discussing We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 12th,
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.

Organized Crime and the Chicago Outfit

October 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
How did good people end up working for the mob? Explore the history of the social and criminal aspect of Chicago crime with Laura Enright, author of Chicago's Most Wanted.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th.

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