Programs & Events

Preschool Playtime

July 5th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 3 - 5 with parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

Play date! Come see what creative fun we are offering for little ones and their caregivers. We'll offer a few engaging pre-literacy activities each week with a focus on play.

Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. Siblings under 3 or age 6 may also participate.

Classic Film Series: The Godfather Part Three

July 5th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Godfather Part Three.

Aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins by legitimizing his business dealings. Starring Al Pacino and Diane Keaton. 1990. Rated R. 2h 42m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

July 5th,
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.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

July 5th,
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

July 6th,
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.

Teen Tabletop Adventure Guild

July 6th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grab your pencils and dice! We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons? Come try it out in this short campaign. For grades 9-12.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Library After Dark

July 6th,
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Ever wonder what the library is like when everyone is gone? Come to our after hours extravaganza where we will play games, eat pizza and tell spooky stories.

Registration begins May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning June 1st. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Civil War Discussion

July 7th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Pen and Paper Tabletop Adventure Club

July 7th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grade 5-8. Registration Required.

Grab your pencils and dice! We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Find the secrets in the tomb of annihilation and see if you can stop the curse in this Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Registration is for all seven weeks.

Registration begins May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning June 1st. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

July 9th,
10:30am to 11:15am
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.

Kids Yoga

July 9th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages 7-10. Registration Required.

Enjoy yoga at the library with a registered yoga teacher. This program focuses on yoga and integrative learning with storytelling. Yoga mats are provided.

Registration starts May 25 for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. All others may register beginning June 1st. Priority for Kids World programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Excel 2016 Series

July 9th,
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 May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Adult Book Discussion: The Dogs of Littlefield

July 9th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne.

Littlefield, MA, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, is proud of its schools, its leafy streets, and charming village center. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of "good quality of life" than someone begins poisoning the town's dogs.

With an element of suspense, social commentary, and in-depth character portraits, Suzanne Berne's novel reveals the discontent behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of suburbia.

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

July 10th,
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

July 10th,
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.

Modern Times Film Series: Dunkirk

July 10th,
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 Dunkirk.

Allied troops stranded in the town of Dunkirk, France await rescue as overwhelming German forces surround them. Starring Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. 2017. Rated PG-13. 1h, 46m.

Adult Book Discussion: The Dogs of Littlefield

July 10th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne.

Littlefield, MA, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, is proud of its schools, its leafy streets, and charming village center. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of "good quality of life" than someone begins poisoning the town's dogs.

With an element of suspense, social commentary, and in-depth character portraits, Suzanne Berne's novel reveals the discontent behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of suburbia.

Teen Music Club

July 10th,
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.

Kids Yoga

July 10th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages 7-10. Registration Required.

Enjoy yoga at the library with a registered yoga teacher. This program focuses on yoga and integrative learning with storytelling. Yoga mats are provided.

Registration starts May 25 for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. All others may register beginning June 1st. Priority for Kids World programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

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