Programs & Events

Genealogy and DNA Testing

January 6th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder what genealogical answers are hiding in your DNA? Find out what you can learn about your family history from a DNA test, and what options are available to suit your needs.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Junior Storytime

January 7th,
10:30am to 11:15am
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. 

Adult Book Discussion

January 7th,
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.

G-Suite

January 7th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Learn an overview of Google Drive. In this class we discuss the uses of Google Drive as a digital storage unit, and we learn how to create various types of documents using Google's software. This class requires access to a gmail account.

Family Take Apart Lab

January 7th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
All Ages (Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult) Registration Required 

Learn the Carvey: Engraved Bookmark

January 8th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Carvey machine engraves, carves, or cuts flat materials like wood, plastic, and metal. Learn the basics of the Carvey's software and create a personalized wooden bookmark. Adults and teens 7th grade and up.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

3rd - 5th Grade Graphic Novel Club

January 8th,
5:00pm to 5:30pm
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 Library Services to read prior to the date of the discussion.

January 8: Monster on the Hill
February 5: Real Friends

Garden Club

January 8th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us to talk about bulbs, bushes, berries, and begonias.

Preschool Playtime

January 9th,
1:30pm to 2:30pm
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 with a focus on play. Siblings under three or over age five may also participate.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Deliciously Fictitious Book Club: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

January 9th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us every other month in Fannie's Cafe to discuss culinary-themed mysteries and sample delicious recipes from the pages of the books.

This month's book selection will be the Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. Take one amateur sleuth. Mix in some eccentric Minnesota locals. Add a dollop of suspense, and you've got the recipe for this delicious new mystery series featuring Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose penchant for solving crime is definitely stirring things up.

Anonymous Teen Writers

January 9th,
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.

Scale Model Club

January 9th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise? Join this informal group for modelers of all skill levels. For adults and teens 12 and older.

Registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Bus Trip: Silverscreen to Mainstream at the Chicago History Museum

January 10th,
9:00am to 3:00pm
$25.00 - Showcasing fashions from Paris, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood, Silver Screen to Mainstream tracks how, in the 1930s and '40s, the reach of Hollywood's costume designers extended across the globe. This is a self-explored exhibit, so plan on visiting other facets of the museum, too. Bring money for lunch at the museum's North and Clark Cafe.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Mobile Device Help

January 11th,
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.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Mobile Device Help

January 11th,
11:00am to 11:30am
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 November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Mobile Device Help

January 11th,
11:30am 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.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Friends Book Sale

January 11th,
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.

My Phone Can Do What? Public Transportation

January 12th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us every Sunday in January to discover ways your smartphone can make your life easier and more independent.

Discover how the new Ventra App can get you where you need to go on CTA, Pace and Metra. Must have a smartphone to participate.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

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