Programs & Events

Modern Times Film Series: All the Money in the World

September 25th,
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 All the Money in the World, the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the attempt by his mother to convince her billionaire father to pay the ransom. 2017. Rated R. 2h 12m.

Fingerless Gloves Using the Serger

September 25th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fingerless gloves are not only cute but practical. This pattern comes in mitten, 3/4, and elbow length. We'll make the 3/4 length version using the serger so a previous serger class is a prerequisite.

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

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

September 26th,
10:00am to 10:45am
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 Family Storytime

September 26th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages are welcome. Those under 3 should be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Rug Hooking Drop-in

September 26th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
If you have already taken a rug hooking class, stop in to hook and get help with current projects. Please bring your own hoop, hook, and rug project.

Moon Viewing Party

September 26th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lori Rader-Day, author of Under a Dark Sky, a thriller set in a dark-sky stargazing park will visit Eisenhower on Sunday, October 14th. To get ready for her visit, we're setting up telescopes to view the night sky, Just after sunset we'll take a close look at the waning Harvest Moon.

Classic Film Series: Pursued

September 27th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Pursued.

In this western noir, a young rancher falls in love with his adopted sister while defending his life from men who want him dead. Starring Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright. 1947. Unrated. 1h 41m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Leo's Little Explorers

September 27th,
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. The program is ideal for those attending half day kindergarten.

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 27th,
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

September 27th,
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 fall! The themes for each class are, "Let's All Monologue," "It's All About the Conflict," and "Where's the Resolution?"

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.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

September 27th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: K - 2nd Grade

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

September 28th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

September 28th,
10:00am to 11:00am
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 28th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
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.

Thriller Film Fest: Dark Places

September 28th,
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 Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron as a woman investigating the death of her family, a crime she believes her brother committed. 2015. Rated R. 1h 53m.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

September 29th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

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

Learn the Sewing Machine

September 29th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of threading the machine and using a simple stitch.

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

T-Rex Tea Party

September 29th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 12 & Under. Registration Required.

Children and their families are cordially invited to have tea with a T-Rex. We'll serve tea and snacks while you take a close-up look at a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex skull on loan from the Field Museum. Space is limited!

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 accompanied by an adult.

Face the Music and Dance

September 30th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Jazz singer Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown will play dance-themed music guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

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

Veteran Photo Submissions

October 1st (All day) to November 30th (All day)
Honor the Veteran or Active Soldier you know by submitting their service information for our Local History Veteran Display. Our annual Veteran wall is on display during the month of November in Kids World.

Look for submission forms at any library service desk. Please bring in an original photograph of the veteran/soldier. We will immediately scan the image while you wait, and return the original back to you.

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