Programs & Events

Silent Film Series: The Iron Horse

May 11th,
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Every Monday night in May we're celebrating the best films of 1924.

May 04: The Last Laugh
An aging doorman, after being fired from his job at a luxurious hotel, loses his self esteem. Directed by F.W. Murnau. 1h 30m.

May 11: The Iron Horse
To honor his father's dream, a man helps realize the construction of a transcontinental railway. Directed by John Ford. 2h. 10m.

May 18: The Thief of Bagdad
A thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. Directed by Raoul Walsh. 2h 35m.

Modern Times Film Series: Pavarotti

May 12th,
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 Pavarotti.

Ron Howard's documentary puts you in the front row for an exploration of the man, the voice, the icon who brought opera to the people: Luciano Pavarotti. PG-13. 1h 54m.

Three Chords & the Truth: Slightly More than Basic Guitar

May 12th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

May 13th,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.

Mobile Device Help

May 13th,
2:00pm to 2:30pm
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.

Mobile Device Help

May 13th,
2:30pm to 3:00pm
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.

When the Music Died: 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Breakup

May 13th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In April of 1970 the Beatles called it quits just six years after they exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show. In that brief period they became the world's most iconic band. Using performance and interview clips music historian Gary Wenstrup explores the reasons it all fell apart 50 years ago.

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.

Deliciously Fictitious Book Club: Thyme of Death

May 14th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us every other month in Fannie's Cafe to discuss culinary-themed mysteries and sample delicious recipes from the pages of the books. This month's book will be Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert.

Anonymous Teen Writers

May 14th,
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.

Google Drive

May 14th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Learn how Google Drive works as free digital storage and explore Google Drive's suite of apps, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This class requires access to a gmail account.

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.

Scale Model Club

May 14th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise? Join this informal group for modelers of all skill levels. For adults and teens 12 and older.

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

Mad Hatters Storytime

May 16th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Ages 3-12. Kids under 7 must bring an adult. Registration required.

A fun-filled program of books, poems and songs. Hear some of your all-time favorite books performed including Caps for Sale, The Magic Hat and Where the Wild Things Are!

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.

Embroider a Shirt, Fold it Like a Pro

May 16th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn to embroider a shirt and then discover unique folding styles for storage at home. Shirts will be provided. For adults and teens in grade 7 and up. Must have a library card and a Workshop waiver on file.

Prior experience with an embroidery machine is recommended.

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.

Silent Film Series: The Thief of Bagdad

May 18th,
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Every Monday night in May we're celebrating the best films of 1924.

May 04: The Last Laugh
An aging doorman, after being fired from his job at a luxurious hotel, loses his self esteem. Directed by F.W. Murnau. 1h 30m.

May 11: The Iron Horse
To honor his father's dream, a man helps realize the construction of a transcontinental railway. Directed by John Ford. 2h. 10m.

May 18: The Thief of Bagdad
A thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. Directed by Raoul Walsh. 2h 35m.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

May 18th,
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.

Knitting Circle

May 19th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Three Chords & the Truth: Slightly More than Basic Guitar

May 19th,
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.

Cleopatra Herself

May 20th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cleopatra, the Last Pharaoh of Egypt, was the most famous female ruler in history. Her story is more amazing and incredible than a fiction author could imagine! As Cleopatra herself, living history performer Martina Mathisen shares her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile.

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: Madigan

May 21st,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Madigan.

In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide. Directed by Don Siegel. Starring Richard Widmark. 1968. TV-14. 1h 41m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

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