Programs & Events

Page to Screen Book Club: Interview with the Vampire

October 11th,
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 view Interview with the Vampire after reading the novel by Anne Rice.

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

The Wicked World of Spooky Plants

October 11th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Every rose has its thorn. Monkshood soothes pain, but when taken in large quantities can cause suffering or even death. Kudzu, a climbing vine grows until it shades out all other plant-life. Some plants are just plain spooky, like the bat flower, which resembles a bat in flight. Amy Greenamyer returns to tell us about the world of wicked and spooky plants!

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

Open Workshop Hours

October 11th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Open Workshop Hours

October 12th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Classic Film Series: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

October 12th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

A low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Rated R. 1h 42m.

Polish Heritage Book Club: We Were The Lucky Ones

October 12th,
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us every other month for an English-language book discussion group focused on literature related to Poland and Polish culture.

This month we're discussing We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 12th,
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.

Organized Crime and the Chicago Outfit

October 12th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
How did good people end up working for the mob? Explore the history of the social and criminal aspect of Chicago crime with Laura Enright, author of Chicago's Most Wanted.

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

True Crime Film Fest: Zodiac

October 13th,
1:00pm to 3:45pm
Leading up to our conversation with true crime writers Ted Gregory and Adam Selzer on October 29th we're presenting a series of real-life thrillers.

This week, join us for Zodiac starring Jake Gyllenhaal as an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the unidentified killer terrorizing California in the late '60s. Rated R. 2007. 2h 37m.

After Hours Teen Time: Beetlejuice & Slime

October 13th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Hang out in the library after everyone has gone home. Watch the movie Beetlejuice and learn how to make your own gooey slime with artist Jessica Van Swol.

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

Open Workshop Hours

October 14th,
9:00am to 12:30pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Advanced Computer Literacy Series

October 14th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Extend your computer knowledge with this three-part series.

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

Lego Master Builders Challenge

October 14th,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages 8-12 years. Registration required.

Want to try out some new Lego ideas? Want to learn real world science skills? Master Builders Challenge is for you!

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register beginning August 14th. Priority for Kids World programs is given to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Lego Day

October 14th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 4-12 years. Registration required.

Come and build with our Lego bricks and we'll photograph your creation for our Facebook page.

Registration starts August 7th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. All others may register beginning August 14th. Priority for Kids World programs is given to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Greta Garbo the Musical

October 15th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Singer Jill Gabrielle returns with her new one-woman musical revealing the life and relationships of Hollywood's first superstar, Greta Garbo.

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

Open Workshop Hours

October 16th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Stop in during open Workshop hours to get creative. Work on a self-directed project with our sewing machines, embroidery machines, digital media lab, or other Workshop equipment. Staff will be available to help out or offer project suggestions.

Crazy 8s Math Club

October 16th,
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 is for all eight classes; note that there is no class October 2nd.

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