Programs & Events

Social Media 101: Instagram

September 26th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn what you can do with the popular social website, Instagram. Set up your profile and begin sharing photos and videos right away.

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

Teen Music Club

September 26th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Musicians 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.

Kids Yoga

September 26th,
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Ages 7-10 Registration Required (One session per family)

Enjoy Yoga at the library with a registered yoga teacher. This program focuses on yoga and integrative learning with storytelling. Yoga mats are provided.

Kids registration starts August 7 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. All others may register beginning August 14. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Coffee with the Director

September 26th,
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: Hacksaw Ridge

September 26th,
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 Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield as Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. rated R. 2h 19m.

Open Workshop Hours

September 27th,
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.

Laser Comedy Show

September 27th,
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Ages 12 and under. Kids under seven should bring an adult. Registration Required.

Comedian Chris Fair turns off the lights and creates a hilarious story with audience participation. Laser lights have never been so funny!

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.

Classic Film Series: The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

September 28th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Sweet Smell of Success.

The most powerful newspaper columnist employs an unscrupulous press agent to prevent his sister from marrying a jazz musician. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Unrated. 1h 36m.

Open Workshop Hours

September 28th,
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

September 28th,
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.

Catching Criminals with Police Sketches: The Art of Detection

September 28th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
As one of only 30 artists certified through the International Association of Identification, Detective Tim McPhillips' police sketches have helped solve some of Chicago's most difficult criminal cases. In preparation for our discussion with crime writers Ted Gregory and Adam Selzer on October 29th, Detective McPhillips gives you a rare behind the scenes look at forensic sketching in action.

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

Advanced Excel 2016

September 29th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn more advanced skills to push your Excel usage even further.

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

The Serger: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

September 30th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn how to use our serger to make a pocket tissue holder. A previous serger class is a prerequisite for this class.

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

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