Programs & Events

Bus Trip: Lincoln Park Zoo

August 6th,
9:30am to 2:00pm
$20.00 - Meet Preston, Dudley, Mendela and the rest of the African penguins living in the Zoo's all new Penguin Cove. Dive below the icy waters of the Arctic Tundra with Siku, the 1,000 pound polar bear. Forget you're in the middle of the city by immersing yourself in rainforests, savannas, and American farmland. Bring money for lunch at any of the Zoo's cafes.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards.  All others may register beginning May 8.

Cut the Cable: Internet Streaming Devices and Apps

August 7th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about Roku, Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, and other devices that work with your existing TV and internet connection to stream video subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu, and free library resources.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Adult Book Discussion: Commonwealth

August 7th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

One Sunday afternoon, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.

Modern Times Film Series: Rogue One

August 8th,
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 Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones as a reluctant rebel in the Star Wars prequel. Rated PG-13. 2h 13m.

Adult Book Discussion: Commonwealth

August 8th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

One Sunday afternoon, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.

Page to Screen Book Club: The Perez Family

August 9th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted. This month we'll watch The Perez Family after reading the book by Christine Bell. Cuban refugees pretend to be a family to better their chances of getting through immigration. Rated R. 1h 53m.

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

Microsoft Excel 2016

August 9th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

SR Raffle Prize: Ice Cream Social

August 9th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages 12 and under. For those who selected by raffle prize only.

Celebrate your success for reaching 500 minutes.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 10th,
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.

The Workshop: The Serger

August 10th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Get training on using one of our new library sewing tools - the serger, a special sewing machine used to prevent material from fraying at the edge.

Registration begins February 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning February 13th.

Movie in the Park: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

August 11th,
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Pack a picnic, grab a chair or a blanket, and join us at Norridge Park for free screenings of classic family friendly movies under the stars.

Poor Charlie finally gets lucky when he finds a Golden Ticket that offers a peek into the fantastical chocolate factory of Willy Wonka and his crew of singing, dancing Oompa Loompas. Rated G. 1h 40m.

Create a Website Series

August 12th,
10:00am to 11:30am
What kind of web site do you want to make? What are the costs involved? How does a website work, anyway? In this two-part series, learn about different types of sites and their associated costs as well as options for making a site yourself or hiring help.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Friends Book Sale

August 12th,
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. Hardcovers, DVDs & CDs: $1.00. Paperbacks: 50 cents.

Wired: Turn on the Light!

August 14th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 5-6. Registration Required.

Get a charge out of electricity? Come and experiment with circuits. Design and build a working lamp to take home.

Registration begins on May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register starting June 1st.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

August 14th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of making presentations with the latest version of PowerPoint.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Knitting Circle

August 15th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting over tea and coffee with fellow fiber-arts lovers. No need to register, just show up with your needles and hooks and craft away!

Fort Dearborn: Chicago's Romantic Frontier

August 15th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Historian Joseph Geringer details the glory and perils encountered by Chicago's early settlers. It's a tale loaded with adventure that sweeps you back a time when wind whirled across open prairies, wigwams neighbored log cabins, and war threatened the dream of westward expansion.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights registrants with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

Intermediate Excel 2016

August 16th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Continue developing your Excel skills.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning May 8.

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