Programs & Events

Sew Fabric Trays

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

Registration begins August 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning August 13.

Vampires!

October 25th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Registration begins August 5 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning August 13.

Mindful Meditation

October 29th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Meditation Center of Chicago will introduce brief, basic meditation and ways to fit mindfulness into your daily life.Give yourself the gift of true relaxation and deep rest with practical mindfulness tools including the power of breath, and integrating mindfulness into your daily life using guided meditation techniques.

What Are We Doing this Weekend?

November 1st,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Soaring skyscrapers, deep-dish pizza, and improv comedy may be what the city is best known for, but they are only the beginning of Chicago's story. Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do In Chicago Before You Die and a docent at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, will answer the eternal question,"What should we do this weekend?" You'll get tips for planning your staycation, discover ideas for your next date night, and learn about a few hidden gems to explore with the whole family.

Learn The Serger

November 6th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Get training on using the serger, a special sewing machine used to prevent material from fraying at the edges.

Thanks to the Friends of the Eisenhower Library for supporting this class.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Garden Club Program: Meditation - Garden of Peace

November 7th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Our inner spirit and everyday lives can be enriched by meditation. In this workshop, participants will learn how to approach the practice in a workshop, led by Sara Schiffer, who has been meditating for over 20 years. 

Registration begins September 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with a valid library card. All others may register beginning September 10.

Sew-Lutions Saturday

November 10th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Have a sewing project in mind, but aren't sure how to get started? In the middle of a project and ran into a problem? A sewing instructor will be in The Workshop to answer questions and provide guidance. First come, first served.

Thanks to the Friends of the Eisenhower Library for supporting this class.

Friends Book Sale

November 10th,
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.

Fingerless Gloves Using the Serger

November 10th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fingerless gloves are not only cute but practical. Whether you hate fighting too short sleeves or get cold hands but need access to your fingers, these will work for you. This pattern comes in mitten, 3/4, and full length(to the elbow). We will be making the 3/4 length version using the serger. Learn the serger is a prerequisite.

Registration begins August 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. All others may register beginning August 13.

When Radio Went to War

November 13th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
The second World War marked the first time that radio brought news of a war directly to the American people. Those Were the Days host and radio historian Steve Darnall examines the many ways that radio met the challenges presented by World War II, with samples of news broadcasts, presidential speeches, shows created specifically to entertain the troops and much more!

Registration begins August 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. All others may register beginning August 13.

Chicago True Stories

November 15th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The 1920's are saturated with surprise, sequins, and murder! Martina Mathisen is a 1920's flapper named Flora who will tell you how fashion, crime, and prohibition mixed with explosive creativity to shape the decade of the century. Learn fact from fiction and how reality relates to the 2002 Oscar winning film Chicago. Get a front row seat for Chicago True Stories and travel back to 1920. 

Registration begins September 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with a valid library card.  All others may register beginning September 10.

Library Board Meeting

November 15th,
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The monthly meeting of the Eisenhower Library Board of Trustees

Knitting Circle

November 20th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Make a Sling Crossbody Bag

December 1st,
10:00am to 12:00pm
An easy sewing project for beginning teens and adults. Great for Christmas gifts.

Registration begins November 5 for Norridge and Harwood Heights patrons with valid library cards. All others may register beginning November 12.

Magician Bill Cook

December 8th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
As seen on Penn and Teller's Fool Us, Bill Cook's high-energy magic combines comedy, drama, and audience participation. Don't miss this show, guaranteed to entertain audiences both young and old.

Registration starts November 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning November 12th.

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