Programs & Events

U Create: Leaf Art

October 2nd,
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Grades 1 - 3. Registration required.

Leaves fall, fall leaves! Let's use this natural, colorful beauty to make our own art. We'll have materials to trace, draw, rub, color, and collage. Fall fun!

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.

Adult Book Discussion

October 2nd,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon. Copies of the book will be available in regular and large type. Loans will also be available in audio formats and on the Nook. Join us for a lively discussion.

Adult Book Discussion

October 3rd,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon. Copies of the book will be available in regular and large type. Loans will also be available in audio formats and on the Nook.

Drop-In Android Help

October 3rd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Having trouble with your phone or tablet? Drop in with your Android device for personalized, one-on-one assistance.

Kids Yoga

October 3rd,
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Ages 7-10 Registration Required (One session per family)

Enjoy Yoga at the library with a registered yoga teacher. This program focuses on yoga and integrative learning with storytelling. Yoga mats are provided.

Kids registration starts August 7 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. All others may register beginning August 14. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Fact or Fiction: Research the News

October 4th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
The internet is filled with information, some of it less than factual. Learn how to verify news reports online with your own research and fact checking.

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

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 5th,
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.

Pixel Power

October 6th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grade 3-6. Registration Required.

Art goes 8-bit! Bring digital art to the real world and make your very own pixel creation. Be completely original, or use one of our many patterns.

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.

Civil War Discussion

October 7th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Fall Family Fun Fest

October 7th,
10:00am to 4:00pm
It's time for our annual fall celebration. Bring the whole family to the library for games, activities, sidewalk chalk, duck pond prizes, and craft projects throughout the day. Special guest Brian Wismer will make incredible pumpkin balloon art! Fun for all!

Ancestry Online Series

October 9th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn how to research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition in this two-part series.

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

Crazy 8s Math Club

October 9th,
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.

The Beatles in Chicago

October 9th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
On John Lennon's birthday Robert Rodriguez examines The Beatle's ties to Chicago through radio airplay, U.S. releases, Midwest tours, and John's "apology" for his controversial "more popular than Jesus" comments at the Astor Towers.

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

Modern Times Film Series: La La Land

October 10th,
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 the musical La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist falling in love in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13. 2h 8m.

Teen Music Club

October 10th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Musicians of all levels in grades 7-12 are invited to hang out, mess around, and geek out about music. During each session, we'll talk about music, write songs, learn some instruments, and make recordings in the Workshop studio. Bring your ideas, instruments, and friends.

Bus Trip: The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

October 11th,
10:15am to 2:15pm
$25.00 - Inside its fabulous jewel box of a building, Evanston's Lizzadro Museum displays intricate carvings of jade, amber, ivory, coral, and agate from around the world alongside faceted gemstone treasures and earth science exhibits. After an introduction and a short video, tour the museum on your own. Don't forget to stop in the gift shop! Bring money for the famous Italian lunch buffet at Angelo's Ristorante after the tour.

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

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.

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.

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