Programs & Events

Classic Film Series: The Pajama Game (1956)

October 26th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Pajama Game.

A pajama factory worker falls in love with a superintendent tasked with opposing the workers' demand for a raise. Directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen. Starring Doris Day.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Unrated. 1h 41m.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 26th,
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.

True Crime Film Fest: Spotlight

October 27th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Leading up to our conversation with true crime writers Ted Gregory and Adam Selzer on October 29th we're presenting a series of real-life thrillers.

This week, join us for Spotlight, the true story of the Boston Globe's investigation into child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Rated R. 2015. 2h 8m.

Open Workshop Hours

October 28th,
9:00am to 12:30pm
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.

Advanced Computer Literacy Series

October 28th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Extend your computer knowledge with this three-part series.

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

World War I: A World Gone Mad

October 28th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Historian Jim Gibbons examines key events of the Great War including the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the sinking of the Lusitania, and how the newly invented airplane, submarine, and tank led to an Allied victory.

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

A Conversation with True Crime Writers Ted Gregory and Adam Selzer

October 29th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us for a conversation between Ted Gregory, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Mary Jane's Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America about an unsolved 50 year old case in Oregon, Illinois, and Adam Selzer, author of H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil. Copies of both books 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.

Open Workshop Hours

October 30th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
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.

Crazy 8s Math Club

October 30th,
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Grades K-2. Registration required (for the full eight weeks)

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess . it's a totally new kind of math club. You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice, and Toilet Paper Olympics. You'll take home cool gadgets, too.

Registration is for all eight classes; note that there is no class October 2nd.

Social Media 101: YouTube

October 30th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn what you can do with the popular video sharing website YouTube.

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

Drop-in Junior Storytime

October 31st,
10:30am to 11:30am

Ages: 3-5 Years

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Trick-or-Treat Around the Library

October 31st,
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Drop-in. Ages 12 and under

Trick-or-treaters are welcome to come to Kids World to begin a trick-or-treating tour of the library. Costumes or masks are strongly encouraged for those dropping in for this holiday fun.

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