Programs & Events

Classic Film Series: Scarface

August 22nd,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Scarface.

During the Prohibition era, an ambitious and insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success to gain control over the Chicago mob. Starring Paul Muni. 1932. Unrated. 1h 33m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 22nd,
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.

Movie Makers Workshop

August 24th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this two-part hands-on workshop, learn the art of filmmaking from script to screen. You'll write, shoot, and edit your own incredible mini-movie. We'll provide cameras but you can bring your own if you choose. 

Registration begins May 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins May 13.

Friends Book Sale

August 24th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale Room on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals.

Teen Music Club

August 27th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Music fans 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.

Modern Times Film Series: First Man

August 27th,
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 First Man.

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 2018. 2h 21m. PG-13.

Learn Tunisian Crochet

August 28th,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
$5.00 - Learn Tunisian Crochet stitches and create a cotton dish cloth or hot pad using the stitches you have learned. No previous experience necessary.The registration fee covers the cost of yarn, crochet hook, and project guide. This class is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

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

Mobile Device Help

August 28th,
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 May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Mobile Device Help

August 28th,
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 May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 29th,
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

August 29th,
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 summer! The themes for each class are, "Unforgettable Book Titles," "To Prologue or Not to Prologue," and "Memorable First Lines."

Registration starts May 28th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts June 3rd. Priority for Kids programs is given to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Learn Tunisian Crochet

August 29th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00 - Learn Tunisian Crochet stitches and create a cotton dish cloth or hot pad using the stitches you have learned. No previous experience necessary.The registration fee covers the cost of yarn, crochet hook, and project guide. This class is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

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

Star in an iRead Poster

September 3rd (All day) to September 30th (All day)
Ages 12 & Under. Drop in.

Come into Kids World where we'll take a photo of you with your favorite book. In a few days it will be transformed into a poster on display! Come back in October and you'll get to take your poster home.

Modern Times Film Series: A Star is Born

September 3rd,
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 A Star is Born.

A veteran musician helps an up-and-coming singer find fame as alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.

Everything You Need to Know About Land Trusts

September 3rd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
A land trust is a legal agreement commonly used in estate planning. Jo Ann Kubinski from Parkway Bank examines how using a land trust lets your beneficiaries avoid stress, delays, and expense when inheriting real estate.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

3rd-5th Grade Graphic Novel Club

September 4th,
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5. Registration Required.

Do you love graphic novels? Are you in grades 3-5? Join us as we discuss a graphic novel. Pick up a copy of the book from the Kids World Desk to read prior to the date of the discussion.

September 04: Sparks! by Ian Boothby
October 02: The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing
November 06: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Garden Club: Upcycled Succulent Terrarium with a Healing Crystal

September 4th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
What's better than making a succulent terrarium? One that includes a healing crystal too! Join us for a fun evening learning about succulents and crystals while creating your own indoor garden.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Classic Film Series: A Fish Called Wanda

September 5th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with A Fish Called Wanda.

Four criminals try to doublecross each other after a jewel heist. Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. 1988. Rated R. 1h 48m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

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