Programs & Events

U Make: Finger Knit Scarves

November 29th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Grades 4-6. Registration required.

It might be cold outside, but you don't have to be! Come enjoy a favorite frosty movie while creating a hand knit scarf using just yarn and your fingers.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th. Priority for Kids World programs is given to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Open Workshop Hours

November 29th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Open Workshop Hours

November 30th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Anonymous Teen Writers

November 30th,
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.

Advanced Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

November 30th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn advanced skills to push your PowerPoint 2016 usage even further.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th.

Wicked, Immoral, Utterly Bad: A History of Chicago Theatre

November 30th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pete Blatchford, author of Wicked, Immoral, Utterly Bad chronicles Chicago theatre from Joseph Jefferson to the Iroquois Theatre Fire to the Goodman Theatre to today. Copies of his book loaded with photos, playbills, and memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th.

Ken Burns' The Vietnam War

December 1st,
12:00pm to 4:30pm
Every Friday we'll watch episodes of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, telling the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film.

Kids Winter Craft Day: Drop In

December 2nd,
10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages 4-12, Drop-In

Stop by for our winter craft day. No need to register, just show up and make three delightful winter themed crafts.

Civil War Discussion

December 2nd,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Kids Winter Craft Day: Drop-In

December 3rd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 4-12, Drop-In

Stop by for our winter craft day. No need to register, just show up and make three delightful winter themed crafts.

Mobile Device Help

December 4th,
2:00pm 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 November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Mobile Device Help

December 4th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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 November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Adult Book Discussion: The Readymade Thief

December 4th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose.

Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge with a group of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key.

Bus Trip: The American Writers Museum

December 5th,
9:00am to 2:30pm
$25.00 - Chicago's newest museum explores how writers influence the history, identity, culture, and lives of Americans while honoring some of the nation's best novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, and essayists from Langston Hughes to Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss. Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires. Enjoy lunch on your own at any of the restaurants on Michigan Avenue.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

December 5th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer with this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Protect Your Favorite Books

December 6th,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Library staff will cover & protect your book using the same technique we use for library books. Limit of three hardcover (with jacket) or three paperback books per person.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Crochet-O-Rama: Crochet a Scarf

December 6th,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn the basics of crocheting and take home your own crochet hook, yarn, and project guide.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Sew Pajama Pants!

December 6th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn to make pajama pants for yourself or as a gift in this two-part class!

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Classic Film Series: Jezebel

December 7th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Jezebel.

In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. 1938. Unrated. 1h 44m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

December 7th,
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.

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