Programs & Events

Classic Film Series: Jezebel

December 7th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Jezebel.

In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. 1938. Unrated. 1h 44m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

December 7th,
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.

Crochet-O-Rama: Crochet a Scarf

December 7th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of crocheting and take home your own crochet hook, yarn, and project guide.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

A History of Handel's Messiah

December 7th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
In 1742, proceeds from the premiere of Handel's Messiah were given to prisoners. That tradition continues today. Too Hot to Handel, a jazz reinterpretation, was recently streamed to prisons across the U.S. Marge Skelly, who performed in Too Hot to Handel, presents the history of this beloved composition.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Old Time Radio Holiday Show

December 8th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate the holidays with the Those Were the Days Radio Players as they recreate an era when radio was radio! Using original scripts, music, and sound effects, they'll transport you to a time when everyone listened to Fibber McGee & Molly and other favorites for holiday cheer, fun, and laughter.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

After Hours Teen Time: It's a Wonderful Life and Ornaments

December 8th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Bring your friends to watch It's a Wonderful Life and get a look at 3-D printing in action as Lizzie Long from Print Nook prints snowflake ornaments.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Record a Holiday Classic

December 9th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Make a recording of you or your whole family singing a holiday classic with our new digital recording equipment in the Workshop. Staff will take you through the whole process. You'll take home a digital version of your song and a photo of your recording in action!

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Record a Holiday Classic

December 9th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Make a recording of you or your whole family singing a holiday classic with our new digital recording equipment in the Workshop. Staff will take you through the whole process. You'll take home a digital version of your song and a photo of your recording in action!

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Record a Holiday Classic

December 9th,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Make a recording of you or your whole family singing a holiday classic with our new digital recording equipment in the Workshop. Staff will take you through the whole process. You'll take home a digital version of your song and a photo of your recording in action!

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Friends Book Sale

December 9th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale room on the first floor, next to the Quiet Room on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals.

Record a Holiday Classic

December 9th,
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Make a recording of you or your whole family singing a holiday classic with our new digital recording equipment in the Workshop. Staff will take you through the whole process. You'll take home a digital version of your song and a photo of your recording in action!

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Record a Holiday Classic

December 9th,
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Make a recording of you or your whole family singing a holiday classic with our new digital recording equipment in the Workshop. Staff will take you through the whole process. You'll take home a digital version of your song and a photo of your recording in action!

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Cowboy Choir Holiday Favorites

December 10th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Nothing awakens the feeling of Christmas like music from the Cowboy Choir. You haven't heard classics and carols until you've heard them played cowboy style on acoustic guitars and violin. These cowboys love to share the stories behind the songs and encourage you to sing along.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Modern Times Film Series: The Promise

December 12th,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be The Promise starring Oscar Isaac as a medical student involved in a love triangle during the Armenian Genocide. 2016. PG-13. 2h 13m.

Kids Write Away Redux

December 12th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to be the next famous author? Come join us for one or all three classes this winter! The themes for each class are, "Setting Your Mind to Write", "What's Your Point of View?" and "Lavish Literary Devices."

Kids registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. All others may register beginning November 13th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Teen Music Club

December 12th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Musicians of all levels in grades 7-12 are invited to hang out with friends and geek out about music. During each session, we'll talk about music, write songs, learn some instruments, and make recordings in the Workshop studio. Bring your ideas, instruments, and friends.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

December 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer with this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Page to Screen Book Club: Catch 22

December 13th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted. This month's adaptation will be Catch 22 based on the book by Joseph Heller. 1970. Rated R. 2h 2m.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Christmas and New Year's Treats

December 13th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Streamline your holiday season with simple recipes for appetizers, quick breads, cookies, and vinaigrettes that can double as dinner party dishes and delicious gifts.

Registration starts November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

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