Programs & Events

Urban Exploration

January 28th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
What's in that abandoned building? What's behind that broken wall? Why was this place left to slowly rot away? These are the questions urban explorers are trying to answer. Adam Selzer paints an overview of urban exploration in Chicago.

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

National Puzzle Day

January 29th,
9:00am to 9:00pm
Stop in any time for free puzzles like sudoku, crossword puzzles, mazes, and word search, and enter a drawing to win a jigsaw puzzle of your choice.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

January 29th,
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.

Drawing Club

January 29th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Grades 3-6. Drop-In.

Come draw with other kids in your community and let's see what we can create together. All materials will be provided, just bring your imagination.

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

January 30th,
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

January 30th,
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

January 30th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

January 30th,
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

January 31st,
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.

Battle of the Books

January 31st,
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. 

Classic Film Series: The Awful Truth

February 1st,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Awful Truth.

Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage. 1937. Unrated. 1h 31m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

February 1st,
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.

Kids Write Away Redux

February 1st,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to be the next famous author? Come join us for one or all three classes this winter! The themes for each class are, "Setting Your Mind to Write", "What's Your Point of View?" and "Lavish Literary Devices."

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.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

February 1st,
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 2nd,
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.

Art Documentary Film Fest

February 2nd,
1:00pm to 3:03pm
Leading up to our conversation Readymade Thief author Augustus Rose on February 4th, we're presenting a series of art documentaries.

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.

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