Programs & Events

Coffee with the Director

October 23rd,
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: Hostiles

October 23rd,
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 Hostiles, starring Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain reluctantly escorting a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 2017. Rated R. 2h 14m.

Sew Fabric Trays

October 23rd,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric, these little fabric trays can be whipped up in no time and are great for corralling jewelry, loose change & keys, or the obvious: sewing supplies!

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

October 24th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Ages: 18 - 35 Months

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.

Drop-in Family Storytime

October 24th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages are welcome. Those under 3 should be accompanied by an adult.

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

October 24th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn how to bring your home movies into the modern age with our VHS to DVD conversion tools.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th

Beginning Knitting

October 24th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of knitting in this four-part class in a small-group setting.  Supplies will be provided. Must be 18 years old or older.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Genealogy and DNA Testing

October 24th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder what genealogical answers are hiding in your DNA? Find out what you can learn about your family history from a DNA test, and what options are available to suit your needs.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Classic Film Series: Touch of Evil

October 25th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Touch of Evil.

On honeymoon with his new bride, a Mexican police officer investigates a bomb explosion and incurs the wrath of a corrupt police chief. Starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh. 1958. Rated PG-13. 1h 35m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Leo's Little Explorers

October 25th,
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages 5-6. Registration Required.

In true Da Vinci fashion, we'll explore the worlds of math, science, art, literacy, and imagination. This program is ideal for those attending half day kindergarten.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Kids Write Away Redux

October 25th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to become the next famous author? Join us for one or all three classes this fall! The themes for each class are, "Let's All Monologue," "It's All About the Conflict," and "Where's the Resolution?"

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 25th,
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.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

October 25th,
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.

Vampires!

October 25th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Just in time for Halloween, Laura Enright, author of Vampires' Most Wanted and the Chicago Vampire series, explores the creepy history of vampires from ancient bogeymen to romantic heroes.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Drop-in Junior Storytime

October 26th,
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.

Halloween ComicFest

October 27th,
12:00pm to 3:00pm
We're celebrating all things Halloween and horror by giving away free comic books.

Pen and Paper Tabletop Adventure

October 27th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration required.

Grab your pencils and dice. We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Each week is a new story with new heroes in this bite size Dungeons and Dragons game.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. Children under 7 must be with an adult.

Advanced Computer Literacy Series

October 27th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Extend your computer knowledge with this three-part series.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Drop-in Baby Storytime

October 29th,
10:30am to 11:30am
Ages: 6 - 17 Months

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.

Crazy 8s Math Club - Season One

October 29th,
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Grades K-2. Registration Required (for the full eight weeks)

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club. You'll get to do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice, and Toilet Paper Olympics. You'll take home cool gadgets, too.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

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