Programs & Events

Preschool Playtime

February 13th,
1:30pm to 2:30pm
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 with a focus on play. Siblings under three or over age five may also participate.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

February 13th,
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.

Big Kids Storytime

February 13th,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Big Kids Storytime
Grades K-2
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper grade range to learn and have fun. Big Kids Storytime is specifically designed for children who are in kindergarten through second grade.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Scale Model Club

February 13th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise? Join this informal group for modelers of all skill levels. For adults and teens 12 and older.

Registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Junior Storytime

February 14th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Family Storytime

February 15th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes pri

Eisenhower's Formal Ball

February 15th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
For Ages 12 and under with accompanying adult

In honor of Valentines Day, your family is cordially invited to the Eisenhower Formal Ball. We'll dance the hour away in our best dress, so be sure to RSVP!

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Knitting Mittens in the Round

February 16th,
1:30pm to 3:30pm
$5.00 - Winter is here for real and you need to keep your fingers warm. In this four-week class you'll receive all the supplies and instruction to knit your own mittens using the "in-the-round" method. Previous knitting experience is required.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Outside Booking - Polish Genealogical Society of America

February 16th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Your Next Step: Write Your Family History

Were your ancestors royalty or members of the working class? Were they rich or barely surviving? Whoever they were, we need to preserve their memory. The program will discuss a process and format that makes the transformation of your research efforts to a written family history easier. Learn a method to easily save your information and tips to help them "come alive."  If we do not preserve the memories and stories of our ancestors for future generations, who will?

Family Yoga

February 17th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages 5-12 with an adult. Registration Required

Join us for Family Yoga! Kids and parents will have this yoga class together. Mats will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Waivers are required to complete registration. 

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

February 17th,
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

February 18th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Kids Carvey

February 18th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades 4-6 (with an adult) Registration Required. Workshop Waivers are required to complete registration.

Learn about the Workshop's Carvey machine. Everyone will have a turn to design, create, and decorate their own sample project! Parents are required to assist their children with the machine.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents

Chakras and Energy Healing

February 18th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Chakras are thought to be the body's seven energy centers, representing different emotions and feelings. Melissa Scafidi, a life-long lover of all things new age healing, combines her belief in chakras and energy healing, along with crystals and pendulums, to create a truly unique experience on the journey to knowing yourself better.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Bus Trip: What Is the Midwest? at the Newberry Library

February 19th,
8:45am to 3:00pm
$20.00 - A world-renowned research library since 1887, the Newberry preserves and makes accessible an extensive collection of rare books, maps, music, and manuscripts, spanning more than six centuries. Explore the newly renovated library and view a new exhibit challenging the assumptions, stereotypes, and persistent narratives about the Midwest. Bring money for lunch at Farmhouse Chicago.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Toddler Storytime

February 19th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

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