Programs & Events

Bus Trip: State Optical Factory Tour

October 19th,
9:30am to 2:30pm
$20.00 - State Optical Co. is a first-of-its-kind brand of luxury eyewear proudly being manufactured in Vernon Hills. They celebrate the quality, character, and individual style that make their handcrafted frames - like the people who wear them - so genuinely authentic, appealing, inspiring and original. Tour the factory and bring money for lunch off the menu at the Calzone and Macaroni Company.

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

Sew a Hat

October 20th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Keep your head warm with an easy project for beginning teen and adult sewers.

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

Advanced Computer Literacy Series

October 20th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Extend your computer knowledge with this three-part series.

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

The Great Boodini's Halloween Magic and Illusion Show

October 20th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages 5-12. Registration Required.

Come see local magician, The Great Boodini as he performs spooky magic tricks and illusions!

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 with an adult.

Pen and Paper Table Top Adventure

October 20th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grab your pencils and dice we are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Each week is a new story with new heroes in this bite size Dungeons and Dragons game.

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 with an adult.

Gertrude Stein, Picasso and Paris

October 21st,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
For some 40 years, Gertrude Stein's home on the Left Bank of Paris was a renowned gathering place for artists and writers, most notably Pablo Picasso. WomanLore re-enactor Betsey Means brings Stein and her 1920s salon to life.

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

Crazy 8s Math Club - Season One

October 22nd,
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.

Mobile Device Help

October 22nd,
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 22nd,
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.

Teen Music Club

October 23rd,
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.

Coffee with the Director

October 23rd,
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stop in at Fannie's Cafe, grab a free cup of coffee, and share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions with library director Stacy Wittmann.

Modern Times Film Series: Hostiles

October 23rd,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Hostiles, starring Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain reluctantly escorting a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 2017. Rated R. 2h 14m.

Sew Fabric Trays

October 23rd,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric, these little fabric trays can be whipped up in no time and are great for corralling jewelry, loose change & keys, or the obvious: sewing supplies!

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

VHS to DVD Demonstration

October 24th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn how to bring your home movies into the modern age with our VHS to DVD conversion tools.

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

Beginning Knitting

October 24th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of knitting in this four-part class in a small-group setting.  Supplies will be provided. Must be 18 years old or older. 

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

Genealogy and DNA Testing

October 24th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder what genealogical answers are hiding in your DNA? Find out what you can learn about your family history from a DNA test, and what options are available to suit your needs.

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

Classic Film Series: Touch of Evil

October 25th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Touch of Evil.

On honeymoon with his new bride, a Mexican police officer investigates a bomb explosion and incurs the wrath of a corrupt police chief. Starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh. 1958. Rated PG-13. 1h 35m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Leo's Little Explorers

October 25th,
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages 5-6. Registration Required.

In true Da Vinci fashion, we'll explore the worlds of math, science, art, literacy, and imagination.

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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 25th,
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.

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