Programs & Events

Sally Rand, American Sex Symbol

April 22nd,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
With two ostrich feathers from a second-hand store, dancer Sally Rand rescued herself from obscurity and paved the way for every bombshell to follow, from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga. Author William Hazelgrove will tell you the never-before-told story of an American sex symbol.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Classic Film Series: Hacksaw Ridge

April 23rd,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Hacksaw Ridge.

A real-life pacifist serving during the Battle of Okinawa relies on his faith and valor to save 75 men without ever firing a single shot. Directed by Mel Gibson. Starring Andrew Garfield. 2016. Rated R. 2h 19m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

April 23rd,
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.

Big Kids Storytime

April 23rd,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Big Kids Storytime
Grades K-2
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper grade range to learn and have fun. Big Kids Storytime is specifically designed for children who are in kindergarten through second grade.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Junior Storytime

April 24th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun.

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Extended Computer Literacy for Beginners

April 24th,
11:00am to 12:30pm
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

Volunteer Fair

April 25th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
Looking for interesting volunteer work and a chance to give back to your community? Come to the library to discover not-for-profit and service organizations that are looking for your help. We are bringing together organizations from the city and suburbs to help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity. By sharing your time and talents you can make a difference in your community. 

Sew an Organizer

April 25th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sew yourself an organizer that you can use every day or take with you when you travel. Prior experience with a sewing machine is recommended. For adults and teens in grade 7 and up. Must have a library card and a Workshop waiver on file. In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Friends Book Sale

April 25th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale Room on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals.

Eating Astronomy

April 27th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required.

Learn a lot about astronomy by making delicious snacks.

Registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Culture of Safety

April 27th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Amy Jones and Erin Epperson of Culture of Safety will give you the tools to physically defend yourself so you can go through life with more confidence and less fear. They'll also teach you how to recognize signs of potential danger that can be defused with boundary-setting and assertiveness skills. For ages 16 through adult.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

ScribbleMonster Creative Play Concert

April 28th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages 12 and Under. Registration required

Bring your dancing shoes and wild imagination for the award-winning music and play of ScribbleMonster! Using a mix of kindness, music, and humor, the duo's presentation encourages children to participate and think in creative ways.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Modern Times Film Series: Avengers: Endgame

April 28th,
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 Avengers: Endgame.

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the world's mightiest heroes assemble once more in order to restore balance to the universe. PG-13. 3h 1m.

Three Chords & the Truth: Slightly More than Basic Guitar

April 28th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
If you already know a few guitar chords and can move between chords, join Lance Anderson to learn about tabs and rhythms. We'll play songs as a group in every session. Registration is for all six sessions.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

2020 U.S. Census Help

April 29th,
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Need help filling out the census questionnaire? We're here to make sure you're counted. In mid-March, mailed participation invitations from the Census Bureau should begin arriving in mail boxes.

Drop into the library with your invitation on Wednesday evenings for assistance with responding online, by telephone, or by mail. Have census questions or need additional help? Call 708-867-2299.

Kids Write Away Redux

April 30th,
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 spring! The themes for each class are, "Comics Away," "Let's Write a Song," and "How Long Can You Write?" 

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

April 30th,
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.

Bus Trip: As You Like It at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

April 30th,
5:15pm to 10:30pm
$55.00 - In this high-spirited, music-filled reimagining, Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy is infused with the hit songs of The Beatles, lifting the playwright's timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the Fab Four. Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to a place that promises safe harbor from the corrupt ways of the city. But no one is spared from the hazards of love as the irrepressible Rosalind, disguised as a boy, takes refuge in the forest and gives wooing lessons to the edgy Orlando, who proclaims he loves her.

Kids In the Workshop: Embroidery and Sewing Machine

April 30th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required

The Workshop will be open for a kids-only session with the embroidery machine and sewing machine. Bring your own project in or stop in to learn the basics. Class size is limited. Workshop waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

Registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Mobile Device Help

May 1st,
10:00am to 11:00am
Have a phone or tablet and need help getting started? Need advanced help with an app? Sign up for personalized individual help! One device per session, though multiple people may attend with the device.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

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