Programs & Events

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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

September 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.

Intro to the Serger

September 5th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn to use the serger, a special sewing machine used to prevent material from fraying at the edges.

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

Mobile Device Help

September 6th,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Mobile Device Help

September 6th,
2:00pm to 2:30pm
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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Mobile Device Help

September 6th,
2:30pm to 3:00pm
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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Mini Comic Con

September 7th,
10:00am to 4:00pm
Don your cape and tights then drop into Eisenhower to join hundreds of fans at our annual Mini Comic Con, a celebration of the best in pop culture. Have fun with everything geeky: comics, toys, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, anime, manga, and more!

Visit the artists alley, shop for comics and collectibles, and participate in our costume contest.

Find more details at eisenhowerlibrary.org/comiccon

Bus Trip - Wired to Wear and Makers United at Museum of Science and Industry

September 9th,
9:00am to 3:30pm
$30.00 - Technology's next great revolution is as close as your clothes. Your wardrobe-and your life-will never be the same. Wired to Wear is the first-ever exhibit dedicated to smart clothing and devices designed to extend the human body's capabilities and make us healthier, stronger and safer. Get hands-on with circuit building, analyze a prototype, and build fabricated materials into your own wearable LED circuit band.

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

Kids Knitting

September 9th,
4:45pm to 6:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Join us for a beginners knitting class just for kids! Each week will build on different knitting skills to complete a simple project. Registration is for all three days. Class size is limited. This is a Workshop program and waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

Adult Book Discussion

September 9th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon.

Copies of the book are available in regular and large type. Loans will also be available in audio and eBook formats. Join us for a lively discussion.

Adult Book Discussion

September 10th,
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.

Teen Music Club

September 10th,
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.

Page to Screen Book Club: Love in the Time of Cholera

September 10th,
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Every month The Page to Screen Club watches a movie and discusses the book from which it was adapted. This month we'll watch Love in the Time of Cholera after reading the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 2007. Rated R. 2h 19m.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Basic Computer Literacy for Beginners

September 11th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn the basics of using a computer in this two-part computer literacy series.

This series covers:
  • What a mouse is and how to use one
  • How the window works on a computer
  • The parts of a computer
  • The buttons on a keyboard
  • Using the "window"
  • Understanding Microsoft Windows
  • The concept of the internet
  • Parts of an internet browser
  • Different types of sites you may encounter on the internet

Board Game Night

September 11th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Unplug, laugh, and play while competing at classic board games like Monopoly or new favorites like Ticket To Ride, Smallworld, and Nefarious. Kid specific games for those five and older will be available to keep your young ones entertained, too.

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

Mobile Device Help

September 12th,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Mobile Device Help

September 12th,
1:00pm to 1:30pm
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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Messy Hands Busy Minds

September 12th,
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages 2 - 5 with an adult. Registration Required.

Roll up your sleeves! Let's get dirty, have fun, and explore new concepts! Be sure to wear clothes to get messy in. All participants should bring an adult partner.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Mobile Device Help

September 12th,
1:30pm to 2:00pm
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 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

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