Programs & Events

Friends Book Sale

September 8th,
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.

Troll Hunt at the Morton Arboretum

September 10th,
9:00am to 3:30pm
$30.00 - Journey through the far-reaching forests to find Danish artist Thomas Dambo's six colossal troll sculptures. These 15- to 20-foot-tall sculptures are crafted one by one as protectors  of our environment. The Arboretum tram will carry you through the woods and stop at each sculpture. Some walking is involved, including some on wood chip paths. Lunch on your own at the Arboretum's Ginko Cafe.

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

September 10th,
10:00am to 11:00am
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

Excel 2016 Series

September 10th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In this three-part class, learn the basics, intermediate skills, and advanced skills of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel.

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

Adult Book Discussion

September 10th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon.

Copies of the book are available in regular and large type. Loans will also be available in audio and eBook formats. Join us for a lively discussion.

Adult Book Discussion

September 11th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk one month before the discussion. If you are new to the club, please consider attending the Monday evening session.

Teen Music Club

September 11th,
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.

Yo Ho Ho! A Pirate Celebration

September 11th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages 7-12. Registration Required.

Be ready to party like a pirate with the Eisenhower Library crew featuring a screening of Muppet Treasure Island, crafts, and snacks!

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.

Learn The Serger

September 11th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Get training on using the serger, a special sewing machine used to prevent material from fraying at the edges.

Thanks to the Friends of the Eisenhower Library for supporting this class.

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

Page to Screen Book Club: Shane

September 12th,
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 watch Shane after reading the novel by Jack Schaefer. 1953. Unrated. 1h 58m.

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

Mobile Device Help

September 12th,
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 starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

Mobile Device Help

September 12th,
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 August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

Madam President: the Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

September 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
After Woodrow Wilson's stroke in 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson began to handle the responsibilities of the Executive Office. Her role was acknowledged in Washington but today, her accomplishments are largely forgotten. William Hazelgrove introduces you to Edith Wilson, Madam President.

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

Classic Film Series: Ragtime

September 13th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Ragtime.

During the racial tensions of 1900s New York City, a young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family. Starring James Cagney. 1981. Rated PG. 2 h 35m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Leo's Little Explorers

September 13th,
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

September 13th,
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.

Adult Art and Craft Day

September 13th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for an adults-only crafting session. All supplies will be provided.

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

Thriller Film Fest: Still of the Night

September 14th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Leading up to our visit with Lori Rader-Day, author of Under a Dark Sky, on October 14th, we're screening some of Hollywood's most intense thriller movies.

This week, join us for Still of the Night, starring Meryl Streep as a museum curator seducing a psychiatrist whose patient she may have murdered. 1982. PG. 1h 33m.

After Hours Teen Time: Zathura and Galaxy Votives

September 14th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month watch Zathura and make your own galaxy votive jars with artist Jessica Van Swol.

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

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