Programs & Events

Mobile Device Help

March 17th,
7:30pm 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.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Toddler Storytime

March 18th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Family Storytime

March 18th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

2020 U.S. Census Help

March 18th,
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Need help filling out the census questionnaire? We're here to make sure you're counted. In mid-March, mailed participation invitations from the Census Bureau should begin arriving in mail boxes.

Drop into the library with your invitation on Wednesday evenings for assistance with responding online, by telephone, or by mail. Have census questions or need additional help? Call 708-867-2299.

Battle of the Books

March 18th,
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.

Bring Your Own Book Club

March 19th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Come to the book club with no required reading! Bring a book or two (any length, any genre) to discuss with fellow readers and librarians. Enjoy a snack and get ideas for your to-be-read list.

Kids Write Away Redux

March 19th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required. 

Want to become the next famous author? Join us for one or all three classes this spring! The themes for each class are, "Comics Away," "Let's Write a Song," and "How Long Can You Write?" 

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

March 19th,
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.

Big Kids Storytime

March 19th,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Big Kids Storytime
Grades K-2
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper grade range to learn and have fun. Big Kids Storytime is specifically designed for children who are in kindergarten through second grade.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Library Board Meeting

March 19th,
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The monthly meeting of the Eisenhower Library Board of Trustees

Bus Trip: Eris Brewery and Cider House

March 20th,
10:00am to 2:30pm
$25.00 - As the story goes, Eris, the Greek goddess of Chaos (upset at not being invited) threw her Golden Apple into a party, creating a scene as every goddess in attendance vied to prove herself worthy of the apple's inscription, "For the fairest of them all." Inspired by the legend, ERIS Brewery and Cider House threw their own apple into Chicago's brewery scene by specializing in hard apple ciders. Our tour of ERIS will will explore the brewery's backstory, its building - a one-time Masonic Temple, and its brewing methods. Bring money for lunch after the tour.

Junior Storytime

March 20th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Basic Computer Literacy for Beginners

March 20th,
11:00am to 12:30pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this two-part computer literacy series.

This series covers:
  • What a mouse is and how to use one
  • How the window works on a computer
  • The parts of a computer
  • The buttons on a keyboard
  • Using the "window"
  • Understanding Microsoft Windows
  • The concept of the internet
  • Parts of an internet browser
  • Different types of sites you may encounter on the internet

Family Storytime

March 21st,
10:00am to 11:00am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes pri

Meet Svengoolie!

March 21st,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Svengoolie has been Chicago's premier horror show host since the late '70s when multiple Emmy-award winner Rich Koz became the hand-picked successor to Jerry G. Bishop, the original Svengoolie.

Meet Sven, get a photo or an autograph, and then, after a break, continue the fun with screenings of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

Beware of flying rubber chickens!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 21st,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages 12 and under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult. Registration Required.

Come celebrate both the start of spring and Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with us. We'll have stories, crafts, and a delicious snack.

In-person and online registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

From Shoe Box to Crafty Storage

March 21st,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Transform a basic shoe box into a stylish storage container for your clothing, pantry items, or whatever you need to keep organized. All supplies included. For adults and teens in grade 7 and up.

Kids Starting to Sew

March 23rd,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Calling all beginner sewers! This two part session provides basic sewing machine instruction for those have not yet taken a sewing class. Sewers should plan to attend both days. Workshop waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

In-person and phone registration begins February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone begins February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

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