Beginning Guitar for Teens

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 PM.

Learn basic chords, scales and how to play in a group. Bring your guitar if you have one. There will be several library guitars but it's nice to get comfortable with your own.


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Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7-12 are invited to join us every week for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.


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2023 Walter Awards Winners

The​ ​We​ ​Need​ ​Diverse​ ​Books​ ​Walter​ ​Awards​ ​Judging​ ​Committee​ ​has​ ​selected​ ​the​ ​Winners​ ​and Honorees​ ​for​ ​the​ ​eighth​ ​annual​ ​Walter​ ​Dean​ ​Myers​ ​Awards​ ​for​ ​Outstanding​ ​Children’s​ ​Literature.


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Beginning Guitar for Teens

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 PM.

Learn basic chords, scales and how to play in a group. Bring your guitar if you have one. There will be several library guitars but it's nice to get comfortable with your own.


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Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7-12 are invited to join us every week for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.


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Beginning Guitar for Teens

Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 PM.

Learn basic chords, scales and how to play in a group. Bring your guitar if you have one. There will be several library guitars but it's nice to get comfortable with your own.


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Hearts of Gold Valentines

Saturday, February 11, 12:00–3:00 PM.

Drop in to celebrate our "golden" anniversary with us by making Valentine's Day cards and buttons for your loved ones.


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The Weird & Wonderful World of Mary Roach

Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach. She will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live!


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Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7-12 are invited to join us every week for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.


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Beginning Guitar for Teens

Tuesday, February 07, 7:00 PM.

Learn basic chords, scales and how to play in a group. Bring your guitar if you have one. There will be several library guitars but it's nice to get comfortable with your own.


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Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7-12 are invited to join us every week for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.


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Island Within a City: Call for Stories

History comes alive when we hear directly from those that experienced it. So we're offering an opportunity for you, the community, to shape future historical understanding of Norridge and Harwood Heights by writing short essays about your connections to the area.


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How to Heal a Gryphon by Meg Cannistra

Twelve year old, Giada Bellantuono's family want her to become a magical healer like the rest of her relatives. But Giada prefers animals to people and wants to use her powers to help creatures.


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Golden Anniversary Bookmark Design Contest

December 01 - January 06

Attention artists of all ages. Our bookmark design contest is back for 2023! Create your own design for a library bookmark for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be chosen for kids, teens, and adults to be printed and distributed throughout our 50th anniversary year. Ask for an entry in Kids World or at the Answers Desk.


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Fall Book Reading Challenge

The leaves are hitting the ground and turkeys are shaking in their boots. Fall is officially here. Celebrate the season with our Fall Book Reading Challenge and maybe you'll win $50.00.


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