Programs & Events

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 10th,
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.

The Workshop: The Serger

August 10th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Get training on using one of our new library sewing tools - the serger, a special sewing machine used to prevent material from fraying at the edge.

Registration begins February 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning February 13th.

Movie in the Park: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

August 11th,
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Pack a picnic, grab a chair or a blanket, and join us at Norridge Park for free screenings of classic family friendly movies under the stars.

Poor Charlie finally gets lucky when he finds a Golden Ticket that offers a peek into the fantastical chocolate factory of Willy Wonka and his crew of singing, dancing Oompa Loompas. Rated G. 1h 40m.

Create a Website Series

August 12th,
10:00am to 11:30am
What kind of web site do you want to make? What are the costs involved? How does a website work, anyway? In this two-part series, learn about different types of sites and their associated costs as well as options for making a site yourself or hiring help.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Friends Book Sale

August 12th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale room on the first floor, next to the Quiet Room on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals. Hardcovers, DVDs & CDs: $1.00. Paperbacks: 50 cents.

Wired: Turn on the Light!

August 14th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 5-6. Registration Required.

Get a charge out of electricity? Come and experiment with circuits. Design and build a working lamp to take home.

Registration begins on May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register starting June 1st.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

August 14th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of making presentations with the latest version of PowerPoint.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Knitting Circle

August 15th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting over tea and coffee with fellow fiber-arts lovers. No need to register, just show up with your needles and hooks and craft away!

Fort Dearborn: Chicago's Romantic Frontier

August 15th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Historian Joseph Geringer details the glory and perils encountered by Chicago's early settlers. It's a tale loaded with adventure that sweeps you back a time when wind whirled across open prairies, wigwams neighbored log cabins, and war threatened the dream of westward expansion.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights registrants with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Intermediate Excel 2016

August 16th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Continue developing your Excel skills.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

The Hindenburg Disaster

August 16th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Oh the humanity! In 1937 the Hindenburg Disaster claimed the lives of 36 people and received unprecedented media coverage. Historian Jim Gibbons tells the story of lighter-than-air zeppelins and how the airship era screeched to a halt when the Hindenburg burst into flames.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning May 8.

Classic Film Series: Black Legion (1937)

August 17th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Black Legion.

When a machinist loses a job to a Polish-born worker, he joins a group that intimidates immigrants. Directed by Archie Mayo and Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Unrated. 1h 23m.

Polish Heritage Book Club: A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

August 17th,
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us every other month for an English-language book discussion group focused on literature related to Poland and Polish culture.

This month we're discussing A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka.

On the eve of World War II, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon courts the beautiful Anielica. But the war's arrival delays their marriage for six long years. Nearly fifty years later, When unexpected events occur, their granddaughter Beata is given a fresh glimpse at her family history and a vision of her own role in the New Poland.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 17th,
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.

Library Board Meeting

August 17th,
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The monthly meeting of the Eisenhower Library Board of Trustees

Individual Audio/Video Help

August 18th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Need assistance with an audio or video project? Want to digitize home movies, records, or photos? Sign up for one-on-one help.

Registration begins May 1st for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 8th.

To register for Individual Audio-Visual Help, call 708-867-2299 or ask at the Answers Desk.

Individual Audio/Video Help

August 18th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Need assistance with an audio or video project? Want to digitize home movies, records, or photos? Sign up for one-on-one help.

Registration begins May 1st for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 8th.

To register for Individual Audio-Visual Help, call 708-867-2299 or ask at the Answers Desk.

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