Programs & Events

Coffee with the Director

September 24th,
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stop in at Fannie's Cafe, grab a free cup of coffee, and share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions with library director Stacy Wittmann.

Modern Times Film Series: A Star is Born

September 24th,
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 A Star is Born.

A veteran musician helps an up-and-coming singer find fame as alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.

Three Chords & the Truth

September 24th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
If you've never picked up a guitar before, start here. Learn basic chords, get introduced to barre chords, and learn to play in a group. Bring your own six string acoustic guitar.

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

Family Storytime

September 25th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Make Your Own Light-up Anglerfish

September 25th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The anglerfish is a deep sea predator that uses a bioluminescent light to attract unsuspecting prey. It's as cool as it is unsettling. Learn more about the anglerfish and use basic circuitry to make your own light-up anglerfish to scare your friends!

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

Women of WWII: the Front Lines & the Home Front

September 25th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
During WWII, American women took on many new roles in the military and as civilians. One of the civilian avenues was through the Red Cross Clubmobile program serving up doughnuts, coffee, and girl-next-door friendliness on the front lines in Europe, Asia, India, and Australia. Barb Deane showcases her extensive research in her novel, On The Homefront which will be available for purchase.

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

Learn the Carvey: Engraved Bookmark

September 26th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Carvey is a machine that engraves, carves, or cuts flat materials like wood, plastic, and metal. Learn the basics of the Carvey's design software and create a personalized wooden bookmark. Adults and teens 7th grade and up.

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

Be Dramatic! - Theater Club

September 26th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required.

All the world's a stage...learn how to act in it. Perform quick scenes with your fellow actors and play some theater games. Join us for one or both sessions this fall where we'll focus on the themes: "Becoming a Villain" and "The Magic of Movement."

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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

September 26th,
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.

Big Kids Storytime

September 26th,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
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. 

Junior Storytime

September 27th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. 

Pride and Prejudice Film Series

September 27th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Leading up to our October 13th conversation with Sonali Dev, author of Pride and Prejudice & Other Flavors, we're presenting a series of film adaptations of Jane Austen's classic romance novel.

September 20: Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley. 2005. Rated PG. 2h 7m.
September 27: Bride and Prejudice. A Bollywood-style update. 2004. PG-13. 2h 2m.
October 11: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. A tongue in cheek horror update. 2016. PG-13. 1h 48m.

Writers Critique Group

September 27th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month this fall for constructive criticism and moral support from fellow writers. Bring up to ten pages of your work in progress for comments, critiques, and encouragement for National Novel Writing Month in November.

Registration starts 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.

Pen & Paper Tabletop Adventure

September 28th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Grab your pencils and dice. We're going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Each week is a new story with new heroes in this bite size Dungeons and Dragons game.

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.

Friends Book Sale

September 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.

Baby Storytime

September 30th,
10:30am to 11:15am
Baby Storytime
Ages 6-17 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
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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.

Toddler Storytime

October 1st,
9:30am to 10:15am
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

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