Programs & Events

Coffee with the Director

December 26th,
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stop in at Fannie's Cafe, grab a free cup of coffee, and share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions with library director Stacy Wittmann.

Modern Times Film Series: The Promise

December 26th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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.

Teen Mini Comic Camp

December 27th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Three days of making mini-comics with guest artists Ali Cantarella, the Sun Brothers, Mark Braun, and Jared Kreuger.

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

Kids Create: Sweet Science

December 27th,
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Grades K-2. Registration required.

Candy + (the scientific method) = F-U-N! Let's discover scientific principles with candy! We will apply the scientific method as we run experiments with assorted sweets. Our young researchers will be encouraged to bring their results home (to explain their conclusions to parents) before consuming their materials.

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 Mini Comic Camp

December 28th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Three days of making mini-comics with guest artists Ali Cantarella, the Sun Brothers, Mark Braun, and Jared Kreuger.

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

U Make: Chemical Reactions

December 28th,
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Grades 3-6. Registration required.

Put your thinking caps on and come over for some hands-on fun! We will apply the scientific method as we experiment with various materials - some edible and some icky - to create chemical reactions. Our young scientists will bring at least one experiment home with them to finish (and eat!).

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

Anonymous Teen Writers

December 28th,
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.

Teen Mini Comic Camp

December 29th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Three days of making mini-comics with guest artists Ali Cantarella, the Sun Brothers, Mark Braun, and Jared Kreuger.

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

Pixel Power

December 29th,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Grade 3-6. Registration required.

Art goes 8-bit! Bring digital art to the real world and make your very own pixel creation. Be completely original, or use one of the many pattern that will be available.

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.

Modern Times Film Series: Kong: Skull Island

January 2nd,
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 Kong: Skull Island, a reimagining of the origin of the mythic giant ape King Kong. 2017. PG-13. 1h 58m.

Convert VHS to DVD

January 3rd,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Bring your home movies into the modern age with our VHS to DVD conversion tools.

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

Garden Club

January 3rd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk about bulbs, bushes, berries and begonias. We'll discuss everything from window boxes to victory gardens.

Let's Play!: Frankenstein's Monster

January 3rd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required.

In honor of Frankenstein's 200th anniversary, we invite all mad scientists out to play. This game encourages players to scrounge through cemeteries and invoke lightning to be the first to bring a monster to life.

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.

Preschool Playtime

January 4th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Age 5 & under 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.

Classic Film Series: My Little Chickadee

January 4th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with My Little Chickadee.

After being run out of town for kissing a bandit, Flower Belle Lee marries a conman to regain her "respectability." 1940. Unrated R. 1h 23m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

January 4th,
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

January 4th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

January 5th,
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 November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

Mobile Device Help

January 5th,
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 November 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 13th.

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