Programs & Events

Individual Audio/Video Help

August 18th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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.

Individual Audio/Video Help

August 18th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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.

Build a Website with Weebly

August 19th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Create a simple website with Weebly, a free web publishing tool. Basic Internet experience and an email account are required.

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

Android Seminar

August 21st,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to use an Android device at your own pace! Watch tutorial videos and practice what you learn with an Android tablet. Then library staff will answer any questions.

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

Take-Apart Lab: Family

August 21st,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Learn about how things work by taking them apart and exploring what's under the surface of everyday objects such as electronics, toys, gadgets, and more.

Celebrate Light it up: August by taking apart all kinds of lighting materials!

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8. Drop-ins may be accommodated based on project supply availability.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

August 21st,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Pen and Ink Writers Group gathers on the third Monday of each month to read short stories, poems or essays, all inspired by a common theme. Build up your writing skills through practice, presentation and positive critique. This month's theme is BOREDOM.

Take-Apart Lab: Adult and Teen

August 21st,
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn about how things work by taking them apart and exploring what's under the surface of everyday objects such as electronics, toys, gadgets, and more.

Celebrate Light it up: August by taking apart all kinds of lighting materials!

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8. Drop-ins may be accommodated based on project supply availability.

Crochet-O-Rama

August 22nd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of crocheting and take home your own crochet hook, yarn, and project guide.

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

Coffee with the Director

August 22nd,
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: Rogue One

August 22nd,
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 Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones as a reluctant rebel in the Star Wars prequel. Rated PG-13. 2h 13m.

Advanced Excel 2016

August 23rd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn more advanced skills to push your Excel 2016 usage even further.

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

Learn the Embroidery Machine

August 23rd,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adults and Teens in grades 7 & up

Get training on using one of our new Workshop tools - the embroidery machine.

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

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 24th,
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.

Adult Art and Craft Day

August 25th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
$3.00 - Adults and Teens in grades 7 & up

Celebrate Light It Up: August by turning recyclable bottles into fun, fanciful creature lamps.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8. Drop-ins may be accommodated based on project supply availability.

Friends Book Sale

August 26th,
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.

Music and the Brain

August 26th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
How does music increase cognitive function, improve memory, and enhance quality of life? Mary Helen Ekstamto of JourneyCare answers these questions and gets your toes tapping and your heart singing.

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

Teen Game Night

August 28th,
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Don't be "board" during summer vacation. Come by Eisenhower each month this summer for a night of board and card games in the Teen Space. Bring your friends for a round of Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, or Ticket to Ride. Have another game you'd like to play? Bring it along or ask at the Answers Desk and we'll try to get it.

Advanced Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

August 28th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn advanced skills to push your PowerPoint 2016 usage even further.

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

HTML & CSS Series

August 29th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn basic HTML and CSS code for creating and editing simple websites in this two-part series.

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

The Workshop: The Serger

August 29th,
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.

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