Programs & Events

Scars of Custer's Defeat

August 8th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Many history buffs know that Lt. Col. George Armstrong died at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876. For more than a century, historians have studied the strategy, tactics, and other related factors that resulted in his demise, and the death of hundreds, both soldiers and Native Americans. But few people know of the seldom discussed human element -- the hardship and tragedy his death had on the Custer family, friends and the residents of Monroe, Michigan, where George and his wife, Libbie, had a home. 

Art Camp for Teens

August 9th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Writing! Drawing! Photography! Perfect your skills or learn something new. At the end of the week you'll have created your own book. Guest artists will be on hand to help you perfect your creations.

Art Camp for Teens

August 10th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Writing! Drawing! Photography! Perfect your skills or learn something new. At the end of the week you'll have created your own book. Guest artists will be on hand to help you perfect your creations.

After Hours Teen Time: Zathura

August 10th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

Friends Book Sale

August 11th,
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.

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock

August 15th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Celebrate Hitchcock's birthday two days late! Join us for some nail-biting fun, and learn more about Alfred Hitchcock, "the Master of Suspense."   Enjoy an original video filled with the showman's own comments and clips from Hitchcock's finest works.  (Remember

Classic Film Series: My Little Chickadee

August 16th,
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.

Movie in the Park: Coco

August 17th,
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Shopping in Lincoln Square

August 21st,
10:00am to 2:30pm
$20.00 Enjoy a shopping spree in Lincoln Square. Visit The Book Cellar, Savory Spice, Laurie's Planet of Sound, Merz Apothecary, Timeless Toys, The Chopping Block, Gene's Sausage Shop, the Old Town School of Folk Music and more. Enjoy lunch at any of the many restaurants.

Registration begins May 7 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. All others may register beginning May 14.

Knitting Circle

August 21st,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Classic Film Series: My Little Chickadee

August 30th,
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.

Mini Comic Con

September 8th,
10:00am to 4:00pm
Artists alley, comic and collectibles vendors, Cosplay 101 panel and costume contest with prizes. New this year-- Anime/Manga Meet-up From Pokemon to Death Note and everything in between with anime/manga inspired art, books and videos for check out, and so much more.

Friends Book Sale

September 8th,
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.

Troll Hunt at the Morton Arboretum

September 10th,
9:00am to 3:30pm
$30.00 Journey through the far-reaching forests to find Danish artist Thomas Dambo's six colossal trolls from reclaimed wood. These 15- to 20-foot-tall sculptures are crafted one by one, and each a protector of our environment. The Arboretum tram will carry you through the woods and make stops at each sculpture. Some walking is involved, including some on wood chip paths. Lunch on your own at the Arboretum's Ginko Cafe.

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

Madame President: the Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

September 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I. While her role was acknowledged in Washington, today her accomplishments have been largely forgotten. William Hazelgrove will introduce you to Edith Wilson, Madame President.

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

Classic Film Series: My Little Chickadee

September 13th,
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.

Knitting Circle

September 18th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

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