Programs & Events

Junior Storytime

July 28th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Drop-In Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years
Priority goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Reach for that Pencil and DRAW!

July 28th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Grade 3-6. Registration required.

Pencil and paper = power! Together let's learn to draw and make it fun. All supplies are provided, just bring your imagination.

Registration begins on May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register starting June 1st.

Bus Trip: Shakespeare in the Park at the Peabody Estate

July 28th,
6:30pm to 11:00pm
$45.00 - Enjoy Shakespeare's classic play As You Like It performed by The First Folio Theatre Company on the outdoor stage of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate in the heart of the Mayslake Forest Preserve. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, or rent a chair for $2.00 at the concession stand. Picnic dining is welcome.

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

Open Workshop Hours

July 29th,
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 Excel 2016

July 29th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn more advanced skills to push your Excel 2016 usage even further.

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

Lego Master Builders Challenge

July 29th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 8-12. 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 May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents. All others may register beginning June 1st.

Open Workshop Hours

July 31st,
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.

Teen Game Night

July 31st,
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.

Cut the Cable: Intro to Options

July 31st,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Get an overview of cable alternatives and learn why cable may still be your best option. We'll look at broadcast channels through antenna, cable boxes (without a cable subscription), and the basics of internet streaming devices.

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

Wired: Turn on the Light!

August 1st,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 5-6. Registration Required.

Get a charge out of electricity? Come and experiment with circuits. Design and build a working lamp to take home.

Registration begins on May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register starting June 1st.

Learn the Embroidery Machine

August 2nd,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Adults and Teens in grades 7 & up

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

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

Garden Club: Herbal Tea Infusions

August 2nd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Herbal infusions use a larger amount of herbs than a traditional tea and offer a higher dose of vitamins and minerals. Sheila Duda from Tea Lula shows you how to infuse your favorite teas with herbs to make beautiful, healthy concoctions.

Registration begins on May 1 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with current library cards. All others may register starting May 8.

Preschool Playtime

August 3rd,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 12 & Under. Drop-in.

Looking for a play destination this summer? Come see what creative fun we are offering for little ones and their caregivers. We'll rotate activities to keep things interesting. Children under the age of seven must be attended by a parent or caregiver.

Classic Film Series: Billy Budd (1962)

August 3rd,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Billy Budd. 

An innocent seaman in the British Navy is accused of murdering the Master-at-Arms. Directed by Peter Ustinov. Starring Robert Ryan.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie. Unrated. 2h 3m.

Pixel Power

August 3rd,
3:00pm to 4:30pm
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 the many pattern that will be available.

Registration begins on May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register starting June 1st.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 3rd,
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.

Create a Website Series

August 5th,
10:00am to 11:30am
What kind of web site do you want to make? What are the costs involved? How does a website work, anyway? In this two-part series, learn about different types of sites and their associated costs as well as options for making a site yourself or hiring help.

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

Civil War Discussion

August 5th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Summer Picnic

August 5th,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Registration Required. Ages 12 and under.

Let's celebrate the end of summer reading with games and treats.

Registration begins on May 25th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a current library card. All others may register starting June 1st.

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