Programs & Events

Bus Trip: Eris Brewery and Cider House

March 20th,
10:00am to 2:30pm
$25.00 - As the story goes, Eris, the Greek goddess of Chaos (upset at not being invited) threw her Golden Apple into a party, creating a scene as every goddess in attendance vied to prove herself worthy of the apple's inscription, "For the fairest of them all." Inspired by the legend, ERIS Brewery and Cider House threw their own apple into Chicago's brewery scene by specializing in hard apple ciders. Our tour of ERIS will will explore the brewery's backstory, its building - a one-time Masonic Temple, and its brewing methods. Bring money for lunch after the tour.

Junior Storytime

March 20th,
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 20th,
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

Family Storytime

March 21st,
10:00am to 11:00am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes pri

Meet Svengoolie!

March 21st,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Svengoolie has been Chicago's premier horror show host since the late '70s when multiple Emmy-award winner Rich Koz became the hand-picked successor to Jerry G. Bishop, the original Svengoolie.

Meet Sven, get a photo or an autograph, and then, after a break, continue the fun with screenings of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

Beware of flying rubber chickens!

From Shoe Box to Crafty Storage

March 21st,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Transform a basic shoe box into a stylish storage container for your clothing, pantry items, or whatever you need to keep organized. All supplies included. For adults and teens in grade 7 and up.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 21st,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages 12 and under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult. Registration Required.

Come celebrate both the start of spring and Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with us. We'll have stories, crafts, and a delicious snack.

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

Kids Starting to Sew

March 23rd,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Calling all beginner sewers! This two part session provides basic sewing machine instruction for those have not yet taken a sewing class. Sewers should plan to attend both days. Workshop waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

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

Medicare Enrollment Seminar

March 23rd,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Medicare is a lifeline that puts health care in reach of millions of older Americans. Robin Dawson from Medicare Solutions will be here to help you navigate the Medicare enrollment process.

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 24th,
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. 

Kids Starting to Sew

March 24th,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Calling all beginner sewers! This two part session provides basic sewing machine instruction for those have not yet taken a sewing class. Sewers should plan to attend both days. Workshop waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

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

Family Knitting

March 24th,
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 4-6 with an adult. Registration Required

Join us for a beginners knitting class just for Families! Each week will build on different knitting skills to complete a simple project. Registration is for all four days. Class size is limited. This is a Workshop program and 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

Modern Times Film Series: Rocketman

March 24th,
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 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 25th,
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 25th,
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.

Fun with Stamps

March 25th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drop In. Ages 12 & under. Children under 7 must bring an adult.

Everyone loves to get cards. Come into the Storytime Room and let's design our own cards with stamps. Tell someone thank you, invite them to a party, or just say hello with a handmade card.

2020 U.S. Census Help

March 25th,
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.

Democracy in America: Tea with Jane Addams

March 25th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A crusader for social justice, Jane Addams devoted her life to fighting for the rights of workers, women and children. Enjoy an evening with Betsey Means of Womanlore as she brings Addams to life through stories of Hull House, caring for the underprivileged, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

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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