Programs & Events

Anonymous Teen Writers

December 27th,
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.

Haunted House Tabletop Adventure for Teens

December 28th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us as we uncover the secrets in the haunted house with a role playing game for grades 7-12.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Switch Game Day

December 28th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 2-6. Drop-in.

Come on in let's have a snack and play some new Nintendo Switch games!

Haunted House Tabletop Adventure for Teens

December 29th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us as we uncover the secrets in the haunted house with a role playing game for grades 7-12.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Garden Club

January 2nd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us to talk about bulbs, bushes, berries and begonias. We'll discuss everything from window boxes to victory gardens.

Classic Film Series: A History of Violence

January 3rd,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with A History of Violence.

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that shake his family to its very core. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris. 2005. Rated R. 1h 36m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

January 3rd,
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.

Chess for Beginners

January 3rd,
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 2-6. Registration required.

Chess is a brain game of strategy and problem-solving. Library staff will provide beginning-level instruction including games and puzzles. Parents are encouraged to attend, play, and assist.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Coding for Teens

January 3rd,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn to code with Scratch, a visual coding platform to create interactive games, stories, and animation. For beginning Scratch users in grades 7-12.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Engineer This!

January 4th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-3. Registration required.

Think, plan, draft, and build to meet the challenge. Create a blueprint then take your design from a 2D drawing into a 3D construct with Lego bricks.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

New Year, New Bullet Journal

January 5th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
A bullet journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your journal, planner, to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, or even all of the above. Get started with your bullet journal and take control of your life! Bullet-style journals will be provided.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Civil War Discussion

January 5th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Mobile Device Help*

January 5th,
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 November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Mobile Device Help*

January 5th,
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 November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Outlander Knit Along

January 6th,
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Knit an Outlander-inspired project with fellow fans. Previous knitting experience required. $5.00 fee covers the cost of yarn, needles, and project guide.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

Kids Concert: Music by Animal Farm

January 6th,
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Ages 12 & under. Registration Required. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Come see a couple of members from the band, Animal Farm play their original songs where the audience can clap, stomp, and sing along with them!

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Baby Storytime

January 7th,
10:30am to 11:15am
Baby Storytime
Ages 6-17 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. 

Crazy Eights Math Season Two

January 7th,
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Grades K-2. Registration is for all eight weeks and attendance at week one is required.

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, a new kind of math club where we'll build stuff, make mazes and do mischief-making activities like Beach Ball Party, Funny Money and Glow-in-the-Dark City.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

VHS to DVD Demonstration

January 7th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Learn how to bring your home movies into the modern age with our VHS to DVD conversion tools.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 12th.

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