Programs & Events

Preschool Playtime

July 26th,
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 over age 5 may also participate.

Anonymous Teen Writers

July 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.

Kids Write Away Redux

July 26th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to become the next famous author? Come join us for one or all three classes this summer! The themes for each class are, "Glorious Genres," "Mesmerizing Introductions," and "Dazzling Dialogue."

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.

Adult Art and Craft Day

July 26th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for an adults-only crafting session to make a tulle wreath. Choose either Patriotic Wreath or Watermelon Wreath. Supplies will be provided.

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

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

July 26th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: K - 2nd Grade

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

VHS to DVD Demonstration

July 26th,
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 May 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning May 14th.

Drop-in Junior Storytime

July 27th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 5 Years

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Teen Tabletop Adventure Guild

July 27th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grab your pencils and dice! We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons? Come try it out in this short campaign. For grades 9-12.

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

Pen and Paper Tabletop Adventure Club

July 28th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grade 5-8. Registration Required.

Grab your pencils and dice! We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Find the secrets in the tomb of annihilation and see if you can stop the curse in this Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Registration is for all seven weeks.

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.

Friends Book Sale

July 28th,
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. Hardcovers, DVDs & CDs: $1.00. Paperbacks: 50 cents.

Pre-School Science Time

July 30th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages 2-6. Registration Required.

Come explore basic science concepts with your little ones. You and your child will be participating in science demonstrations, so be prepared to get messy!

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.

Digitize Your Photos and Negatives

July 30th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Digitize your photos, negatives, and slides with the expanded technology in the Workshop. Get a demonstration of the software and scanner available and then come in during Open Workshop hours to work on your digitization project.

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

Advanced Computer Literacy Series

July 31st,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Extend your computer knowledge with this three-part series.

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

World Music with Jutta and the Hi-Dukes

July 31st,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Illinois is a state of immigrants. Celebrate their music with Jutta and the Hi-Dukes performance of music from many different cultures including Balkan, Romanian, Jewish, Greek, Scandinavian, and more.

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

Classic Film Series: Strangers on a Train

August 2nd,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Strangers on a Train.

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a plan to get away with murder - a plan that he plans to implement. Starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker. 1941. Rated PG. 1h 41m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 2nd,
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.

Mobile Device Help

August 3rd,
10:00am to 11:00am
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 *

August 3rd,
11:00am to 12:00pm
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.

Teen Tabletop Adventure Guild

August 3rd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grab your pencils and dice! We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons? Come try it out in this short campaign. For grades 9-12.

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

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