Programs & Events

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 17th,
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.

Kids Write Away Redux

October 17th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to become the next famous author? Join us for one or all three classes this fall! The themes for each class are, "Why So Tense," "Let's Do Some World-Building," and "That's Your Hero?"

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Library Board Meeting

October 17th,
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The monthly meeting of the Eisenhower Library Board of Trustees

Medicare Enrollment Seminar

October 18th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
The open enrollment period for Medicare is October 15th to December 7th. Robin Dawson from Medicare Solutions will be here to help you navigate the enrollment process.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Animals for Awareness Animal Show

October 19th,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Kids 12 & under & their families. Kids under must bring an adult. Registration required.

Join us for a fun and educational animal show. Whether you're into the furred, scaled, feathered or shelled, we're sure to show an animal or two that you'll fall head over heels in love with. Kids will have the opportunity to touch some of the animals.

Intro to the Sewing Machine

October 19th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Learn the basics of using the Workshop's sewing machines so you can work on your own sewing projects during Open Workshop Hours.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Antique Appraisals with Mark Moran

October 20th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Antique expert Mark Moran returns to Eisenhower to appraise your antiques. One item per person, please. No weapons, traps, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry, Beanie Babies, or money.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Antique Audience: Viewing Only

October 20th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Watch as antique appraisal expert Mark Moran offers history and value on collectibles.

Want your antique appraised? Register Now.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Spooky Science

October 21st,
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Registration Required. Grades 3 - 6.

It's science with a Halloween twist. Be prepared to get frightfully messy.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Learn the Carvey: Engraved Bookmark

October 21st,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Carvey is a machine that engraves, carves, or cuts flat materials like wood, plastic, and metal. Learn the basics of the Carvey's design software and create a personalized wooden bookmark. Adults and teens 7th grade and up.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

October 21st,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Pen and Ink Writers Group gathers on the third Monday of each month to read short stories, poems or essays, all inspired by a common theme. Build up your writing skills through practice, presentation and positive critique.

Teen Music Club

October 22nd,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Music fans of all levels in grades 7-12 are invited to hang out with friends 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.

Modern Times Film Series: Halloween

October 22nd,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Halloween.

In this sequel to the 1978 horror classic, Laurie Strode confronts Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree four decades ago. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.

Three Chords & the Truth

October 22nd,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
If you've never picked up a guitar before, start here. Learn basic chords, get introduced to barre chords, and learn to play in a group. Bring your own six string acoustic guitar.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Extended Computer Literacy for Beginners

October 23rd,
10:00am to 11:30am
Extend your basic computer knowledge with this two-part computer literacy series which covers:

  • Search engines
  • Tabs and Favorites/Bookmarks 
  • Internet safety risks
  • Creating and maintaining passwords
  • PC Storage capacities
  • Files types and extensions
  • Portable storage options
  • How to save files
  • Types of computer threats
  • What computer viruses do
  • Best practices for passwords and email
  • Antivirus programs

Yoga for Adults

October 23rd,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join certificated Yoga Teacher Jennifer Hollister for a relaxing and healthful hour of yoga every Friday during October.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Be Dramatic! - Theater Club

October 24th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required.

All the world's a stage...learn how to act in it. Perform quick scenes with your fellow actors and play some theater games. Join us for one or both sessions this fall where we'll focus on the themes: "Becoming a Villain" and "The Magic of Movement."

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 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.

Learn to Etch-A-Sketch with Princess Etch

October 24th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
$8.00 - Princess Etch, graduate of the American Academy of Art, is an Etch-A-Sketch genius! Learn her techniques to become a genius, too. You'll take home a worksheet on Etch-A-Sketch functions, three Etch-A-Sketch screen drawing guides, and a pocket Etch-A-Sketch! This program is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Writers Critique Group

October 25th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month this fall for constructive criticism and moral support from fellow writers. Bring up to ten pages of your work in progress for comments, critiques, and encouragement for National Novel Writing Month in November.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

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