Programs & Events

Polish Heritage Book Club: Death in Breslau

June 14th,
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 Death in Breslau by Marek Krajewski.

Police Inspector Eberhard Mock is called to investigate the murder of two young women. But uncovering the truth is no straightforward matter in occupied Breslau, a city is in the grip of the Gestapo, where spies are everywhere, corrupt ministers torture confessions, and Freemasons guard their secrets with blackmail and violence.

Anonymous Teen Writers

June 14th,
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.

Summer Craft Day

June 15th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 12 & under. Drop-In.

Calling all kids! Stop by Kids World to make three different crafts and kick off the summer. Children under seven should bring an adult.

Digitize Your Photos and Negatives

June 15th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Digitize your photos, negatives, and slides with the technology in the Workshop. Get a demo of the process and then work on your digitization project during Open Workshop hours.

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

Mini Maker Faire

June 16th,
9:30am to 4:30pm
Drop in for a full day of crafts and creative activities including cards and sealing wax, button making, embroidery projects, drop spindle spinning, stone painting, bookmark making, writing prompts, music making, and more. Projects change every hour.

Lego Master Builders Challenge

June 16th,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages 8-12. Registration Required.

Want to try out some new Lego ideas? Want to learn real world science skills? Master Builders Challenge is for you!

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.

Lego Day

June 16th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 4-12. Registration Required.

Come and build with our Lego Bricks!

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.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

June 18th,
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.

Knitting Circle

June 19th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

June 19th,
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.

Make Double-Sided Napkins

June 19th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn how to use the serger to make double-sided napkins. The Learn the Serger class is a prerequisite for this program.

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

Mobile Device Help

June 20th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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 20th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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.

Kids Improv Night

June 20th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages 8-12. Registration Required.

Can you think on your feet? Join us for a wild night where you will be playing improv games!

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

Paper Management

June 20th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
What to keep and what to shred? What formats can you use for what documents? Pam Colovos offers tips and tricks on storing and keeping important personal and business documents.

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

Preschool Playtime

June 21st,
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 Part Two

June 21st,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Godfather Part Two.

Michael Corleone tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate while his father's past is explored in flashback. Starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. 1974. Rated R. 3h 22m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

June 21st,
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.

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