Programs & Events

Adult and Teen Take-Apart Lab

June 5th,
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn about how things work by taking them apart and exploring what's under the surface. This month, we will be taking apart computer accessories!

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

VHS to DVD Demonstration

June 6th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn how to bring your home movies into the modern age with our VHS to DVD conversion tools.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Garden Club Program: Sacred Space

June 6th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Jill Angelo offers the essential tools to transform your  living environment into a sacred/healing space - an organized and relaxing reflection of your own style that replenishes your energy and provides inner peace.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Preschool Playtime

June 7th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 3 - 5 with parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

Play date! Come see what creative fun we are offering for little ones and their caregivers. We'll offer a few engaging pre-literacy activities each week with a focus on play.

Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. Siblings under 3 or age 6 may also participate.

Classic Film Series: The Godfather

June 7th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Godfather.

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. 1972. Rated R. 2h 55m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

June 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.

Microsoft Word 2016

June 8th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of creating and saving documents with the latest version of Word.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

After Hours Teen Time: Guardians of the Galaxy Two & Boombox Amplifiers

June 8th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month, watch the Guardians save the Galaxy and make boomboxes to amplify our custom Spotify mixes with artist Jessica Van Swol.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Friends Book Sale

June 9th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals.

John Lennon, the Solo Years

June 11th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Can you imagine a world without Imagine? The ten years from the Beatles break up to John Lennon's murder was a period of success and failure. Beatles expert Gary Wenstrup explores the music, his immigration struggles, his wild lost weekend, and the lead up to his final album, Double Fantasy.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Modern Times Film Series: The Big Sick

June 12th,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be The Big Sick.

When a new relationship is interrupted by illness, a stand-up comedian struggles to figure out who he really is and what he truly believes. Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. 2017. Rated R. 1h, 59m.

Teen Music Club

June 12th,
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.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

June 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Learn the Serger

June 12th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
A serger makes a more professional and durable seam than a standard sewing machine, especially for fabrics that have stretch. Learn to use this tool as a great addition to your sewing arsenal.

Registration starts May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Page to Screen Book Club: The Mosquito Coast

June 13th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted.

This month we'll watch The Mosquito Coast after reading the book by Paul Theroux. Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Soapy Science

June 13th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades K-2. Registration Required.

Did you know that soap can bounce and turn into foam! Together let's take ordinary soap and turn it into something fun and new.

Registration begins May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. Others may register beginning June 1st. Priority for Kids Programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Mobile Device Help

June 13th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Mobile Device Help

June 13th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Preschool Playtime

June 14th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 3 - 5 with parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

Play date! Come see what creative fun we are offering for little ones and their caregivers. We'll offer a few engaging pre-literacy activities each week with a focus on play.

Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. Siblings under 3 or age 6 may also participate.

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