Programs & Events

Battle of the Books

March 11th,
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.

Friends Book Sale

March 14th,
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.

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.

Svengoolie! (and some monster movies)

March 21st,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Svengoolie has been the premier horror show icon of Chicago, since multiple Emmy award winner Rich Koz became the hand-picked successor to the original Svengoolie back in the late '70s. Meet Sven and after a break watch Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 10.

Medicare Enrollment Seminar

March 23rd,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 Robin Dawson from Medicare Solutions will be here to help you navigate the Medicare enrollment process.

Registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 10th.

Democracy in America: Tea at Hull House with Jane Addams

March 25th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A crusader for social justice, Jane Addams devoted her life to caring for the underprivileged and oppressed including workers, women and children. Hull House, her center for social work in Chicago, became known as one of the most famous settlement houses in America. In 1931 Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Enjoy an afternoon with her as presented by Betsey Means of Womanlore.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 10.

Friends Book Sale

March 28th,
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.

Money Smart Week: Outlook and Opportunities

April 6th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Explore the current stock market, the importance of asset allocation, preparation for volatile markets and opportunities in the current environment with Kevin McCarthy of Edward Jones Financial.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. Registration for all beings February 10.

Money Smart Week: Debt Management

April 7th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn ways to increase your cash flow and manage debt in this interactive workshop presented by the National Financial Literacy Campaign.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 10.

Wreck This Book

April 8th,
6:30am to 8:30am
Turn an old book into your personal statement with scissors, washi tape, paint, charms --anything you want. We'll supply the materials, you supply the inspiration.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 10.

Money Smart Week: Wills and Trusts

April 11th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft discusses wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Take the first step toward a plan to protect your final wishes.

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

Friends Book Sale

April 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.

The Mindful Vagabond: Searching for South America

April 13th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fresh off a 22-month world trip, Brian Michalski is on the road again - this time spending over a year in South America. As he trekked the Inca Trail, navigated pristine Patagonia and explored the Amazon rainforest, he also volunteered, took Spanish classes, earned his English teaching certificate and worked remotely.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 10.

Classics on Guitar

April 21st,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 11.

Three Chords and the Truth: Slightly More than Basic Guitar

April 21st,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
If you know a few guitar chords and can move between chords, join us to learn about tabs and beats. We'll also be playing songs as a group in every session. Registration is for all six sessions.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins February 10.

Sally Rand, American Sex Symbol

April 22nd,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
 Her name was Sally Rand and two ostrich feathers in a second-hand store rescued her from obscurity. She would appear in more than thirty films, be named after a Road Atlas, be arrested six times in one day for indecency, and live on as the iconic symbol of the Chicago World's Fair of 1933. She would pave the way for every sex symbol to follow from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga, and would die penniless and in debt. William Hazelgrove will tell you the full story of Sally Rand.

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