Programs & Events

Learn the Embroidery Machine

August 23rd,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adults and Teens in grades 7 & up

Get training on using one of our new Workshop tools - the embroidery machine.

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

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 24th,
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.

Adult Art and Craft Day

August 25th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
$3.00 - Adults and Teens in grades 7 & up

Celebrate Light It Up: August by turning recyclable bottles into fun, fanciful creature lamps.

Registration begins May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid library card. All others may register beginning May 8. Drop-ins may be accommodated based on project supply availability.

Friends Book Sale

August 26th,
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.

Music and the Brain

August 26th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
How does music increase cognitive function, improve memory, and enhance quality of life? Mary Helen Ekstamto of JourneyCare answers these questions and gets your toes tapping and your heart singing.

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

Teen Game Night

August 28th,
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Don't be "board" during summer vacation. Come by Eisenhower each month this summer for a night of board and card games in the Teen Space. Bring your friends for a round of Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, or Ticket to Ride. Have another game you'd like to play? Bring it along or ask at the Answers Desk and we'll try to get it.

Advanced Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

August 28th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn advanced skills to push your PowerPoint 2016 usage even further.

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

HTML & CSS Series

August 29th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn basic HTML and CSS code for creating and editing simple websites in this two-part series.

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

The Workshop: The Serger

August 29th,
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.

Classic Film Series: Funny Face (1957)

August 31st,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Funny Face.

A bookshop clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and becomes a model. Directed by Stanley Donen. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Unrated. 1h 43m.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 31st,
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.

HTML & CSS Series

August 31st,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn basic HTML and CSS code for creating and editing simple websites in this two-part series.

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

Star in Your Own iRead Poster!

September 1st (All day) to September 30th (All day)
Bring your favorite book up to the Kids desk. We'll take your picture with it, and, in a few days, a poster of you will be on display in Kids World! Don't forget to come back in October to take your poster home.

Ages 12 and under. Drop-in.

Civil War Discussion

September 2nd,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

September 2nd,
10:00am to 11:00am
Learn the basics of using a computer with this three-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

Registration begins August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning August 14th.

Garden Club

September 6th,
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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

September 7th,
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.

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

September 7th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to get started with a sewing pattern and discover what all those symbols mean!

Registration begins August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register beginning August 14th.

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