Programs & Events

Kids Resin Art

March 9th,
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required

Make some unique art with resin. Watch liquid turn into solid plastic right before your eyes.
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.

Making Marshall Field

March 9th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ingredients: a muddy, scrappy, western town. Add Potter Palmer, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, John G. Shedd, Daniel Burnham. Stir in wheat, corn, cattle, hogs, railroads, and Paris fashions. And who was at the center of it all? Marshall Field. Historian RJ Lindsey portrays Field, the greatest merchant in American history.

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.

Junior Storytime

March 10th,
10:30am to 11:15am
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. 

Modern Times Film Series: Rocketman

March 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 Rocketman.

Come along on a fantastical, musical journey as Reginald Dwight transforms from shy piano prodigy into international superstar Elton John. Rated R. 2h 1m.

Toddler Storytime

March 11th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months with caregiver (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.

Family Storytime

March 11th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests.

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

Battle of the Books

March 11th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Battle of the Books challenges students in grades four through six to become familiar with literature. Comprehension and retention are put to the test in a Jeopardy style battle between the teams.

Area schools create their own teams and gather at the library to compete in a five-week battle on questions derived from selected books. See your school's Battle Coach to sign up.

Train Songs of America

March 11th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hop aboard folk musician Dean Milano's presentation of train-themed tunes from America's past, from the well- known to the obscure. Along the way you'll hear railroad stories and see artwork of trains throughout history.

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: Creature from the Black Lagoon

March 12th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Creature from the Black Lagoon.

A strange beast lurking in the depths of the Amazonian jungle fights back against a group of scientists trying to capture and study it. Directed by Jack Arnold. Starring Richard Carlson. 1954. Rated G. 1h 19m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Deliciously Fictitious Book Club: Meet Your Baker

March 12th,
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 Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander.

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder.

Anonymous Teen Writers

March 12th,
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.

Graphic Novel Club: Ms. Marvel: No Normal

March 12th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Whether you're new to comics or a life-long reader, our club for teens in grades 7-12 will help you find something new to read and talk about from the world of comics. 

This month we'll read and discuss Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson. Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well.

Big Kids Storytime

March 12th,
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.

Scale Model Club

March 12th,
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.

Junior Storytime

March 13th,
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.

Basic Computer Literacy for Beginners

March 13th,
11:00am to 12:30pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this two-part computer literacy series.

This series covers:
  • What a mouse is and how to use one
  • How the window works on a computer
  • The parts of a computer
  • The buttons on a keyboard
  • Using the "window"
  • Understanding Microsoft Windows
  • The concept of the internet
  • Parts of an internet browser
  • Different types of sites you may encounter on the internet

After Hours Teen Time: Joe Versus the Volcano

March 13th,
4:30pm to 7:30pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens in grades 7-12. Bring your friends to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month watch Tom Hanks escape the drudgery of modern life then build your own "bored box."

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.

Laser Comedy Show

March 14th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages 12 & younger. Children under 7 must be with an adult. Registration Required.

Comedian Chris Fair turns off the lights and creates a comedic improv performance with laser lights with the audience's help!

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.

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