SIGN-UP MONTH SONALI DEV
MINI COMIC CON &
FALL FAMILY FUN FEST
VETERANS’ DAY EVENTS &
LOCAL HISTORY HOTLINE
4613 N. OKETO AVE.
HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL 60706
01 From the Director
02 Meet Sonali Dev
03 Library Events
05 Film Screenings
06 Book Clubs
07 Bus Trips
09 Kids World
11 Fun for the Family
12 Veterans’ Day
12 Computer Classes
13 The Workshop
14 Call for Crafters
14 Book Sales
14 Discussion Groups
Coffee with the
Tuesdays, September 24, October 22
& November 26, 5:00–6:00 PM
Stop in at Fannie’s Cafe, grab
a free cup of coffee, and share
your thoughts, comments, and
suggestions with director Stacy
WRITING IN THE MARGINS
Art Institute of Chicago passes
Admission to many other Metro
Suburban area museums and
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. We encourage
everyone who lives in Norridge and Harwood Heights who
doesn’t already have an Eisenhower Library card to get one. If
you received this newsletter in your mailbox, you’re eligible!
Sign up is quick and easy (see the back cover for details) and
you get so many benefits that are exclusive to residents:
Eisenhower Exclusives – new & popular
books & DVDs
Home delivery for people who cannot
leave their homes without assistance
Advance registration for programs
Priority for Kids World programs
Advance study room reservation
Baby’s First Book Bags
$2.00 in printing or photocopying credit
$20 in Workshop credit
No overdue fines (fees for lost/
damaged items still apply)
Rosetta Stone and Mango Languages
online from your home or mobile
Consumer Reports online from your
home or mobile internet connection,
along with hundreds of other
Media On Demand, Hoopla, and
Flipster, services that give you access
to thousands of eBooks, digital
audiobooks, music albums, magazines,
Graphing calculators, binoculars, and
other non-traditional items
In addition to all of these exclusive benefits, you get generous loan periods,
expert help with technology, experienced professionals who can help you find a
good book, movie, or album along with answers to just about any question, as well
as admission to programs that cover a variety of interests.
Please stop in, get a library card, and see what we have to offer you. I bet we’ll
Stacy Wittmann, Library Director
Register for an Eisenhower Library Card this
September and earn a chance to win passes to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Two lucky winners will receive one year memberships! We’ll draw winners every
week, so get your card early for the most chances to win.
Already have a card? Ask for your entry at the Library Services Desk.
This drawing is exclusive to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights
A Conversation with Author
® Sunday, October 13, 2:00–4:00 PM
Bestselling author Sonali Dev uses her insights into Indian culture to
conjure up Bollywood-style love stories that explore issues faced by
women around the world while still indulging her faith in the idea of a
The four books in her Bollywood Series capture the colorful spirit and
fascinating details of Indian culture. Her Jane Austen-inspired novel,
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, launches a new series about an
immigrant family descended from Indian royalty who have built
their lives in San Francisco.
Hailed by Shelf Awareness as “not only one of the
best but one of the bravest romance novelists
working today,” Sonali has been featured
on NPR, the Washington Post, Library
Journal, and Kirkus Best Books of the Year
lists. She has also won awards for best
romance novel, the Romantic Times seal
of excellence, and has been a Romance
Writers of America RITA Award finalist.
Come for coffee, cookies, and conversation.
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice
September 20, 1:00 PM
Period drama starring Keira Knightley. 2005.
Rated PG. 2h 7m.
Bride & Prejudice
September 27, 1:00 PM
Bollywood-style update. 2004. PG-13. 2h 2m.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
October 11, 1:00 PM
A tongue-in-cheek horror/action update.
2016. PG-13. 1h 48m.
® Fridays, September 27,
October 25 & November 22,
Join us each month this fall for moral
support and constructive criticism
from fellow writers. Bring up to ten
pages for comments, critiques,
and encouragement leading up to
National Novel Writing Month in
Women of WWII
® Wednesday, September 25,
During WWII, American women
made incredible contributions to
the war effort, including serving up
doughnuts, coffee, and girl-next-door
friendliness on the front lines with
the Red Cross Clubmobile program
on the front lines in Europe, Asia,
Australia, and India. Barb Deane
shares her research for her novel,
On The Homefront, which will be
available to buy.
Everything You Need to
Know About Land Trusts
® Tuesday, September 03, 6:00–7:00 PM
A land trust is a legal agreement commonly used in estate
planning. Jo Ann Kubinski from Parkway Bank examines how
using a land trust lets your beneficiaries avoid stress, delays,
and expense when inheriting real estate.
® Wednesday, September 04, 6:00–7:30 PM
$5.00 - What’s better than making a succulent terrarium? One
that includes a healing crystal too! Join us for a fun evening
learning about succulents and crystals while creating your own
Board Game Nights
® Wednesdays, September 11 & November 13,
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Unplug, laugh, and play while competing at classic board
games like Monopoly or new favorites Ticket To Ride,
Smallworld, and Nefarious. Kid-specific games for those
five and older will be available to keep your young ones
® Friday, September 13, 2:00–3:30 PM
Medicare can be confusing. Certified Medicare trainer
Joanna Prisiajniouk explains what Medicare covers and
what it doesn’t. Learn about supplements, advantage plans,
prescription coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years
In-person and phone registration begins Monday,
® August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights
residents with valid library cards. Online registration
for everyone starts August 12th.
Trees for Climate Change
® Wednesday, September 18, 6:30–7:30 PM
Join Openlands, the Morton Arboretum, and the University of
Illinois Extension to learn the value of trees in a time of climate
change. The U.S. Climate Report will be available along with
information on tree replacement programs in Norridge and
Individual Resume Help
® Saturday, September 21, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM,
2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:15 PM or 3:45 PM
Get help polishing your resume from career transformation
coach Lori Howard.
Jazz Community Big Band
® Sunday, September 22, 2:30–3:30 PM
Bring the whole family for an afternoon with the Jazz
Community Big Band, a swinging group of local musicians
playing the classic music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton,
Duke Ellington, and many more.
Three Chords & the Truth
® Tuesdays, September 24–October 29, 7:00–8:00 PM
If you’ve never picked up a guitar before, start with this six-part
class. Learn basic chords, get introduced to barre chords, and
learn to play in a group. Bring your own six string acoustic guitar.
Yoga for Adults
® Wednesdays, October 02–30, 6:30–7:30 PM
Join certificated yoga teacher Jennifer Hollister for a relaxing
and healthful hour of yoga every Wednesday during October.
PACE & Public Transportation
Thursday, October 03, 6:00–8:30 PM
Drop in for up-to-date public transportation information. Learn
about the new Pulse line, get tips on bus and train travel, find
out how to apply for and use your Ventra card.
Crochet a Shawl
® Wednesday, October 09, 3:00–5:00 PM
Thursday, October 10, 6:30–8:30 PM
$5.00 - Crochet a shawl from one cake of yarn. This project is
for those with basic crochet skills. The registration fee covers
the cost of yarn, crochet hook, and project guide. This class is
for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.
The Beatles: Abbey Road
® Monday, October 14, 7:00–8:00 PM
2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road - the last
album the Beatles recorded. Using audio and video content,
Beatles historian Gary Wenstrup shares the stories behind the
Beatles’ final gift to music lovers all over the world.
® Friday, October 18, 2:00–3:30 PM
The open enrollment period for Medicare is October 15th to
December 7th. Robin Dawson from Medicare Solutions will be
here to help you understand the enrollment process.
® Sunday, October 20, 1:30–4:30 PM
Antique expert Mark Moran returns to appraise your antiques.
One item per person, please. No weapons, traps, Nazi
memorabilia, fine jewelry, Beanie Babies, or money.
Just want to watch? Come as an audience member.
Master the Etch-A-Sketch
® Thursday, October 24, 7:00–8:00 PM
$8.00 - Learn how to make works of art on the classic drawing
toy with Princess Etch, an Etch-A-Sketch master. Then take
home your own pocket Etch-A-Sketch! This program is for
adults and teens in grade seven and up.
Halloween Book Binding
® Saturday, October 26, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Make your own non-adhesive blank Halloween-themed journal.
All supplies will be provided. This program is for adults and
teens in grade seven and up.
Remnants of Wild Illinois
® Wednesday, November 06, 6:00–7:30 PM
Three hundren years ago Illinois was a landscape of prairies,
forests, and wetlands, untouched since the last ice age. Today,
that wilderness is mostly gone, but remnants survive as parks,
preserves, and refuges. Nature photographer Jim Rowan
explores these natural areas, sharing discoveries of the plants
and animals that still remain.
The Rise & Fall
of the Berlin Wall
® Sunday, November 10, 2:00–3:30 PM
German historian Anette Isaacs, M.A. presents a historical
overview of the period from 1961 to 1989 when the Berlin Wall
stood as a physical and ideological divide between East and
West Germany and a tangible metaphor for the Cold War.
Needle Punch Embroidery
® Wednesday, November 13, 2:00–4:00 PM
Thursday, November 14, 6:30–8:30 PM
Needle punching is an art technique of looping yarn, floss, or
ribbon through fabric to create an image. Learn how to needle
punch and make your own fabric art.
Dawn O’Keefe Williams
® Saturday, November 16, 2:00–3:30 PM
Blending blues, rock, and Americana, Harwood Heights-raised
singer/songwriter Dawn O’Keefe WIlliams sings songs with a
universal message of life as a woman, mother, grandmother,
and musician in the 21st century. Dawn will be sharing not only
her music but how the songs came about as she performs an
acoustic set with her husband Danny Doyle.
® Friday, November 22, 2:00–3:00 PM
Sugars can have a major impact on health factors that could
lead to diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Join us for an
educational talk with Oak Street Health to learn about good
and bad sugars and best practices for controlling your sugar
levels. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Film scholar Ralph Amelio presents each movie and leads a fact-filled conversation.
A Fish Called Wanda
Thursday, September 05, 1:00 PM
Four criminals try to double cross each other after a jewel
heist. Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline,
and Michael Palin. 1988. Rated R. 1h 48m.
Bye Bye Birdie
Thursday, September 19, 1:00 PM
A songwriter tries to get a pop singer to record one of his
songs before being drafted. Starring Dick Van Dyke and Ann
Margret. 1963. Unrated. 1h 52m.
Thursday, October 10, 1:00 PM
Sniper Chris Kyle saved countless lives on the battlefield but,
after four tours of duty, he can’t leave war behind. Starring
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. 2014. Rated R. 2h 13m.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Thursday, October 17, 1:00 PM
James Allen’s time on a chain gang later comes back to
haunt him. Starring Paul Muni and Glenda Farrell. 1932.
Unrated. 1h 32m.
Polish Presence in
® Thursday, November 07, 7:00–8:30 PM
After analyzing more than 1300 films featuring
Polish characters, Polish American activist and
movie buff Joseph W. Zurawski has become the top
authority on Polish references in American cinema.
With information from his book, The Polish Presence in
American Screen Images, and a selection of film clips,
Zurawski presents a historical overview of the Polish
contribution to American film culture.
Thursday, October 31, 1:00 PM
A man raised since childhood to behave like a human attack
dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.
Starring Jet Li and Bob Hoskins. 2005. Rated R. 1h 43m.
His Girl Friday
Thursday, November 07, 1:00 PM
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his
ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. Starring Cary Grant
and Rosalind Russell. 1940. Unrated. 1h 32m.
What’s Up, Doc
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 PM
The accidental mix-up of four identical overnight bags leads
to a series of wild and wacky situations. Starring Barbra
Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. 1972. Rated G. 1h 34m.
NEW ON DVD & BLU-RAY
This twice–monthly series showcases new
additions to the library’s movie collection.
A Star is Born
Tuesday, September 03, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 PM
A veteran musician helps an up-and-coming singer
find fame as alcoholism sends his own career into a
downward spiral. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.
Tuesday, October 15, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 PM
In this sequel to the horror classic, Laurie confronts the
masked killer who has haunted her since she escaped his
killing spree four decades ago. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.
They Shall Not Grow Old
Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 6:00 PM
Never-before-seen and newly restored footage commemorates
the centennial of the end of World War I in
this historic documentary. 2018. Rated R. 1h 39m.
With Hoopla, Eisenhower card holders can stream
or download movies, TV shows, and more on computers,
mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV,
and Roku devices.
Adult Book Discussion
Mondays, September 09, October 07 & November 04,
Tuesdays, September 10, October 08 & November 05,
Wide–ranging book choices and lively discussions will keep
you energized and excited about reading. If you are new to
the club, please join us at the Monday evening sessions.
Deliciously Fictitious Book Club
Join us every other month in Fannie’s Cafe to discuss
culinary-themed mysteries and sample delicious recipes
from the pages of the books.
By Cook or By Crook by Maya Corrigan
Thursday, September 12, 3:00–4:00 PM
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
Thursday, November 14, 3:00–4:00 PM
Polish Heritage Book Club
Join us every other month for an English–language book
discussion group focused on literature related to Poland and
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie by Lauren Redniss
Thursday, October 10, 3:00–4:30 PM
Page to Screen Book Club
Join us every month to watch a movie and discuss the book
from which it was adapted.
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Tuesday, September 10, 5:30 PM. Rated R. 2h 19m
The Shining (1980)
Tuesday, October 08, 5:30 PM. Rated R. 2h 26m
High Fidelity (2000)
Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 PM. Rated R. 1h 53m
Book club selections are available to borrow at the
Library Services Desk one month before each meeting.
® Registration begins on August 5th for Norridge and
Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards.
Others may register beginning August 12th. Find
complete registration information on the back cover.
To register call 708-867-2299 or ask at the Answers Desk.
Wired to Wear and Makers
United at the Museum of
Science and Industry
® Monday, September 09, 9:00 AM–3:30 PM. $30.00
Technology’s next great revolution is as close as your clothes.
Your wardrobe—and your life—will never be the same. Wired
to Wear is the first-ever exhibit dedicated to smart clothing
designed to extend the human body’s capabilities and make
us healthier, stronger and safer. Get hands-on with circuit
building, analyze a prototype, and build fabricated materials
into your own wearable LED circuit band. Lunch on your own
at the Museum Cafe or Brain Food Court.
Bernhardt/Hamlet at the
® Sunday, October 06, 12:30–6:00 PM. $60.00
In 1899, legendary leading lady Sarah Bernhardt’s decision
to assume the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet left critics
and patriarchs aghast and indignant. Laced with forbidden
romance and backstage gossip, this behind-the-scenes look
at Bernhardt’s most ambitious role combines high humor
and human drama in a rollicking comedy so clever it uplifts,
so timely it hurts.
® Tuesday, November 05, 9:30 AM–3:00 PM. $25.00
Explore the shops, bakeries, and restaurants of Chinatown
with a self-guided walking tour. Visit Chinatown landmarks
like the Chinese-American Museum, the Nine-Dragon Wall,
or the new Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library
with its Feng shui-influenced interior design and expansive
views of the city. Rendezvous at Joy Yee restaurant to
purchase your own lunch off the menu.
by Patrick Radden Keefe Recommended by Dan
A 38-year-old widowed mother of ten went
missing from her apartment in 1972. Everyone
knew the IRA had taken her as a suspected
informer. No one said anything. Patrick Keefe
went to find out why in this non-fiction thriller. Fans of Killers
of the Flower Moon and In Cold Blood will like Say Nothing.
by Sally Rooney Recommended by Marisa
At home, Connell’s mother is Marianne’s maid.
At school, Connell is a popular athlete while
Marianne is a pariah. They fall for each other
anyway, loving and hurting each other in equal
measure. Everything changes in college, where Marianne
makes friends easily and Connell can’t quite fit in. Yet the
intimacy born from revealing everything to one another—all
their most hopeful and shameful parts—binds them. Sally
Rooney elevates a teenage romance into a story of power and
psychological trauma, never losing sight of their scarred but
sweet love, in this engaging novel.
The Salt Line
by Holly Goddard Jones Recommended by Melissa
I have acarophobia (fear of tiny bugs), so I’m
trying to figure out why I couldn’t put down this
novel in which humanity’s common enemy is
the virus-carrying miner tick. In the near future,
the U.S. has been divided into Zones. A giant, vibrating Wall
separates the safe zones from the tick-infected. When a
group of rich adventure seekers heads out on a wilderness
tour to see what remains of nature, what could go wrong?
Young Adult _____________
New YA books you’ll love:
Exile From Eden by Andrew Smith, The Haunted by Danielle Vega,
Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra, Hello Girls by
Brittany Cavallaro, Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley.
by Barn the Spoon
Recommended by Molly
Even if you never end up crafting
with wood, Woodcraft is one of those
books that gets you excited about
the possibilities. The book starts
out exploring how to think about sustainable wood as a
resource, the best part of the tree for different projects, and
then dives right into hand tool projects, including knifework,
axework, and turning. The book finishes up with a section on
tools and tool maintenance, and on building woodworking
hardware. As a DIY-er, I immediately geeked out over the
homemade pole lathe (foot pedal powered!) and dreamed of
making hand carved coffee bag clips, rustic pegs, and whisk
brooms for all my loved ones.
New Kid by Jerry Craft Recommended by Brooke
Jordan Banks is in the 7th grade and loves drawing cartoons about his life. But rather than attending
art school, his parents are sending him to a fancy private school renowned for its academics. As one
of the few students of color, he soon finds himself lost between his neighborhood life in Washington
Heights and his new upscale life at Riverdale Academy Day School.
Author/illustrator Jerry Craft’s funny illustrations deftly contrast with the novel’s more sobering themes of bullying,
income inequality, and microagressions. New Kid always maintains its sense of humor which is what makes it the
perfect graphic novel for kids ages 10-14.
Kids who like authors Raina Telgemeier or Jason Reynolds will love New Kid. It’s also a great
read-a-like for other graphic novels such as Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell or Real Friends
by Shannon Hale.
DVD & BLU-RAY_________
Maria by Callas
Recommended by Elias
Completely through her own words, this
new documentary explores the talent
and drama that surrounded the life of
Maria Callas, one of the greatest opera
singers of the 20th century. Through
performances, interviews, home movies, private letters,
and unpublished memoirs, we learn how Callas developed
a reputation as a diva due to the strong-arm tactics of her
manager and husband, Giovanni Battista Meneghini and
how her on-and-off romance with Greek shipping magnate
Aristotle Onassis ended in devastation when he married the
widowed Jacqueline Kennedy. It is, however, the full length
performances of Callas’ most important arias that make this
film a worthwhile document of her life and career; one that
both long-term fans and opera neophytes should enjoy.
House of Salt and Shadows
by Erin Craig Recommended by Penny
The Twelve Dancing Princesses becomes a horror story in this sea-tossed retelling. The Thaumas sisters live on the edge
of an island. Each time someone in the household dies, the body is returned to the water. Lately, the sisters have been
“given to the brine” on a regular basis. To bring some cheer to their lives, the remaining girls escape to sumptuous
midnight dances. But sisters keep dying and Annaleigh has horrific visions related to the nighttime parties. Who, or
what, is cursing the Thaumas girls?
Star in an iRead Poster
September 03–30. Ages 12 & under
Come into Kids World where we’ll take a photo of you with your
favorite book. In a few days it will be transformed into a poster
on display! Come back in October to take your poster home.
seven must be
accompanied by an
in the library
® Saturdays, September 21 or October 12,
2:00–4:00 PM. Grades 4–6
Fall is here and it’s getting chilly outside, what a great time
to learn how to make your own scarf. Workshop waivers are
required to complete registration.
® Mondays, September 09, 16 & 23, 4:45–6:00 PM
Join us for a beginners knitting class just for kids! Each week
will build on different knitting skills to complete a simple
project. Registration is for all three days. Class size is limited.
Workshop waivers are required to complete registration.
Messy Hands Busy Minds
® Thursdays, September 12, October 10 & November 14,
1:30–2:30 PM. Ages 2–5 with an adult
Roll up your sleeves! Let’s get dirty, have fun, and explore
new concepts! Be sure to wear clothes to get messy in. All
participants should bring an adult partner.
Mo Willems’ Pigeon Back to School
® Saturday, September 14, 10:00–11:00 AM
Ages 12 & under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult
Celebrate the start of the school year with a new Mo Willems’
Pigeon book, The Pigeon HAS to Go to School. There will be
songs, snacks, and a craft.
Pen & Paper Tabletop Adventure
® Saturdays, September 14 & 28, 2:00–4:00 PM
Grab your pencils and dice. We’re going on an adventure
without even leaving the library! Each week is a new story with
new heroes in this bite size Dungeons and Dragons game.
Kids Write Away Redux
® Thursdays, September 19, October 17 & November 21,
4:00–5:00 PM. Grades 4–6
Want to become the next famous author? Join us for one or all
three classes this fall! The themes for each class are, “Why So
Tense,” “Let’s Do Some World-Building,” and “That’s Your Hero?”
Let’s Play: Lego ®
® Saturday, September 21, 2:00–3:00 PM or 3:30–4:30 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2:00–3:00 PM or 3:30–4:30 PM
Ages 4–12. Kids under 7 must bring an adult
Get ready to explore, play, and learn with Lego ® .
Be Dramatic! Theater Club
® Thursdays, September 26 & October 24, 4:00–5:00 PM
All the world’s a stage...learn how to act in it. Perform quick
scenes with your fellow actors and play some theater games.
Join us for one or both sessions this fall where we’ll focus on the
themes: “Becoming a Villain” and “The Magic of Movement.”
® Monday, October 14, 4:00–5:00 PM. Grades 3–6
Art goes 8-bit! Bring digital art to the real world and make your
very own pixel creation. Be completely original, or use one of
the many patterns that will be available. Workshop waivers are
required to complete registration.
Animals for Awareness Animal Show
® Saturday, October 19, 1:00–2:00 PM
Kids 12 & under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult
Join us for a fun and educational animal show. Whether you’re
into the furred, scaled, feathered, or shelled, we’re sure to show
an animal or two that you’ll fall head over heels in love with. Kids
will have the opportunity to touch some of the animals.
Kids Concert: The Dreamtree Shakers
® Saturday, November 02, 10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 12 & under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult
Come see a couple of members of the band, The Dreamtree
Shakers, play their original songs where the audience can clap,
stomp, and have some fun!
In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid
library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Find complete registration information on the back cover.
® Monday, October 21,
4:00–4:45 PM. Grades 3–6
It’s science with a Halloween
twist. Be prepared to get
November 04–08. Ages 12 & under
Stop into Kids World to celebrate
International Games Week. We will have all
sorts of games available to play.
® Monday, November 04 or 11,
Grade 4–6 with an adult
Learn about the new Carvey machine.
Everyone will have a turn to design,
create, and decorate their own sample
project! Parents are required to assist
their children with the machine. Workshop
waivers are required to complete registration.
® Saturday, November 09,
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Ages 12 & under. Kids under 7
with an adult
Let the storm rage on, the cold never
bothered us anyway! Come get excited for
Frozen 2 with us. Join us for a Frozen sing-along
and craft. Feel free to dress up as your
favorite Frozen character!
Thursday, October 31, 1:00–5:00 PM
Ages 12 & under
Start in Kids World to go on a trickor-treating
tour around the
Junior (3–5 years)
® Saturday, November 23,
10:00–10:45 AM. Ages 12 & under
Kids under 7 must bring an adult
Experience the wonder of science as you
hold bubbles in your hands and observe as
ordinary objects are turned into rockets.
Plus, other scientific surprises!
Popcorn Mix & a Movie
® Monday, November 25, 6:00–8:00 PM
Ages 5–12. Kids under 7 must bring
What’s better than popcorn and a movie?
Making your very own popcorn mix and
enjoying a movie with your library friends!
® Saturday, October 26,
1:00–2:00 PM or 2:30–3:30 PM
Ages 12 & under
Celebrate the spookiest time of year
with candy, music, and a couple
of fun crafts.
Family (All Ages)
Minute to Win It:
® Friday, November 29,
2:00–3:30 PM. Grades 1–3
Let’s play indoor games involving
force and motion, where we’ll make
hypotheses and then test them
out. Challenges will include rolling,
swinging, bouncing, and colliding
matter. Dress for activity.
3rd-5th Grade Graphic
Do you love graphic novels? Are you in
grades 3-5? Join us as we discuss a
graphic novel. Books will be available
to borrow and read prior to the date of
Sparks! by Ian Boothby
® Wednesday, September 04,
The Creepy Case Files of Margo
Maloo by Drew Weing
® Wednesday, October 02,
El Deafo by Cece Bell
® Wednesday, November 06,
SEPTEMBER 09–NOVEMBER 22
Let’s sing, talk, read, write, and play together. No need to
register, just check in at the Kids World Desk thirty minutes
before storytime begins. Caregivers of children under seven
must remain in Kids World during Storytime.
Anonymous Teen Writers
Every Thursday, 4:00–5:30 PM
Writers in grades 7–12 are invited to join in on a weekly session
of socializing and writing. Share your poems and stories in a
supportive space or listen to others read.
Teen Music Club
Tuesdays, September 10 & 24, October 08 & 22,
November 12 & 26, 4:00–6:00 PM
Music fans in grades 7–12 are invited to hang out with friends
and geek out about music. We’ll talk about music, write songs,
learn instruments, and make recordings. Bring your ideas,
instruments, and friends.
® Wednesday, September 25, 4:00–5:30 PM
The anglerfish is a cool and unsettling deep sea predator that
uses bioluminescent light to attract its unsuspecting prey. Learn
more about the angler and use circuitry to make your own fish to
scare your friends!
® Thursday, October 24, 7:00–8:00 PM
$8.00 - Make works of art with Princess Etch, an Etch-A-Sketch
master, then take home your own pocket Etch-A-Sketch!
After Hours Teen Time
Every month, the library stays open late just for teens.
Bring your friends to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and
make a craft.
The Water Horse and Circuit Anglerfish
® Friday, September 13, 5:00–8:00 PM
Make a light up anglerfish after watching a lonely boy discover
a mysterious egg that hatches into a sea creature.
Wizard of Oz and Pompom Creatures
® Friday, October 11, 5:00–8:00 PM
Make Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Toto pompoms
after traveling down the Yellow Brick Road.
Brave and Instagramming Teas
® Friday, November 08, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
Make Insta-worthy beverages after watching Princess Merida
undo a beastly curse.
FUN FOR THE FAMILY
Mini Comic Con
Saturday, September 07,
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Don your cape and tights then drop into
Eisenhower to join hundreds of fans at
our annual Mini Comic Con, a celebration
of the best in pop culture. Have fun with
everything geeky: comics, toys, video gaming,
television, original art, collectibles,
anime, manga, and more! Visit the artists
alley, shop for comics and collectibles, and
participate in our costume contest.
Find more details at eisenhowerlibrary.org/comiccon
Saturday, October 05, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
It’s time to celebrate the fall season! Bring
the whole family to the library for games,
hula hoops, chalk drawing, crafts, a book
sale, and more. A little something fun for
® Monday, November 11, 9:00–11:00 AM
We’re saying thank you to the courageous men and women
who have served our country by offering current military
personnel and veterans breakfast followed by a photo
slideshow, music, and reminiscing. Let us know if you plan
to bring your spouse or a guest.
Veterans Photo Submissions
October 01–November 30
Honor the veterans or active military personnel you know
by submitting their service information for our Local
History Veteran Display. Our annual veteran wall is on
display during the month of November in Kids World.
Look for submission forms at any library service desk.
Please bring in an original photograph of the veterans or
active military personnel. We’ll scan the photo while you
wait and immediately return the original back to you.
We’re updating our local history
book and want to include your
stories of living and working in
the Norridge/Harwood Heights
area. Our local history hotlines
are an easy way for you to share a
few minutes of memories. Have a lot of
memories? Call as often as you like.
Call about local schools
shopping, and dining
Call about moving to the
Basic Computer Literacy
® Wednesdays, September 11 & 18, 10:00–11:30 AM
Learn the basics of using a computer in this two-part
computer literacy series.
Excel 2016 Series
® Tuesdays, October 08 & 15, 6:00–8:00 PM
In this two-part class, learn the skills of making spreadsheets
with Microsoft Excel.
Extended Computer Literacy
® Wednesdays, October 16 & 23, 10:00–11:30 AM
Extend your basic computer knowledge with this two-part
computer literacy series.
MOBILE DEVICE HELP
Have a phone or tablet and need help getting started?
Need advanced help with an app? Sign up for personalized
Friday, September 06, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Thursday, September 12, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM
Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Monday, September 23, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Wednesday, October 02, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Friday, October 11, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM
Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM
Friday, November 08, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM
Monday, November 25, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM
A signed waiver and valid library card must be on file to participate in
Workshop programs or use equipment during Open Workshop hours.
Intro to the Serger
® Thursday, September 05,
6:30–8:00 PM. Adults & Teens
in Grade 7 & Up
Learn to use the serger to give your sewn
seams a professional quality finish.
® Mondays, September 09, 16
& 23, 4:45 PM–6:00 PM.
Join us for a three-part beginning
knitting class just for kids!
Adult and Teen
® Tuesday, September 17,
7:30–8:30 PM. Adults & Teens
in Grade 7 & Up
Learn about how things work by taking
them apart. This month: radio devices!
® Saturdays, September 21 or
October 12, 2:00–4:00 PM.
Fall is here and it’s getting chilly
outside, what a great time to learn how
to make your own scarf.
Intro to the
® Thursdays, September 19 or
November 21, 6:30–8:00 PM.
Adults & Teens in Grade 7 & Up
Learn the basics of using our computer
aided embroidery machine.
® Saturday, October 12,
10:00 AM–12:00 PM. Adults &
Teens in Grade 7 & Up
Learn about types of fabric and what
they are best used for.
® Monday, October 14,
4:00–5:00 PM. Grades 3–6
Bring digital art to the real world with
your own pixel creation.
Learn the Carvey:
® Thursday, September 26,
2:00–4:00 PM or Monday,
October 21, 6:00–8:00 PM.
Adults & Teens in Grade 7 & Up
Learn the basics of the Carvey by cutting
and engraving a wooden bookmark.
Intro to the
® Saturday, October 19,
2:30–4:00 PM. Adults & Teens
in Grade 7 & Up
Learn the basics of using the Workshop’s
® Monday, November 04 or 11,
6:00–8:00 PM. Grades 4–6
with an adult
Everyone will have a turn to design, create,
and decorate their own sample Carvey
project! Parents are required to assist.
® Saturday, November 16,
2:00–4:00 PM. Adults & Teens
in Grade 7 & Up
Use the serger to make cloth napkins. Intro
to the Serger is a prerequisite.
Advanced Carvey: Ruler
® Tuesday, November 19,
6:00–8:00 PM. Adults & Teens
in Grade 7 & Up
Take your Carvey skills to the next level
by cutting and engraving an acrylic ruler.
Learn the Carvey is a prerequisite.
After attending a class or
receiving training on Workshop
equipment, drop in to work
on your own projects. Stop by
during Open Workshop hours or
call 708-867-2294 to schedule
9:00 AM–12:30 PM
_____________ OPEN WORKSHOP
Thanks to the Friends
of the Eisenhower
Library for their
support of classes in
CLUBS & GROUPS
CALL FOR CRAFTERS
We’re looking for artists and crafters for our
community craft fair on December 15th! To apply,
email firstname.lastname@example.org with information
about the types of crafts you would plan to
sell. If you have photos or a website we’d love to
see them too.
We prefer makers of handmade goods. No
commercial products please. Those chosen to
participate will be contacted with details.
Find more info at eisenhowerlibrary.org/craftfair.
Fall Blowout Book Sale
Friday, October 04, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Saturday, October 05, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Sunday, October 06, 2:00–4:00 PM
October is National Book Month and we’re celebrating
by making room in the library for new books. That means
great deals for you! Hardcovers, DVDs, and CDs: $1.00.
Come back on Sunday when you can really fill your
shelves. Everything’s on sale, ten for a dollar.
Friends Book Sales
Saturdays, September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26,
November 09 & 23, 2:00–4:00 PM
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale
Room on the first floor, next to the Quiet Room, on the
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the
library and find great deals on hardcovers, paperbacks,
movies, CDs, and more.
The Friends of the Eisenhower Library accepts donations
of recent books, recorded books, CDs, and DVDs. For
information on donating and joining the Friends, visit
Civil War Discussion
Saturdays, September 14, October 05, & November 02,
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related
books, events, and historical figures.
Wednesday, October 09, 6:00–7:00 PM
Join us to talk about bulbs, bushes, berries, and begonias.
Scale Model Club
Thursdays, September 12, October 10 & November 14,
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.
Pen & Ink Writers Group
Mondays, September 16, October 21 & November 18,
The Pen & Ink Writers Group gathers each month to read
stories, poems, or essays, all inspired by a common theme.
Build your writing skills through practice, presentation, and
Tuesdays, September 17, October 15 & November 19,
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie’s Cafe for
an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.
Friends of the Library
Wednesdays, September 18, October 16,
& November 20, 6:00 PM
Every month, The Friends of the Eisenhower Library group
meets to discuss opportunities to fulfill its mission of
enhancing the Eisenhower Public Library and its services.
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In-person and phone registration begins Monday, August
5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with
valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts
August 12th. Priority for Kids World Programs is always
given to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.
Cover Photo Contest
Want to see your photography on the cover
of our next newsletter? Send a photo of yourself, your family, or
your friends visiting the library to email@example.com
with the subject line “Cover Contest.”
The photo chosen to appear on the cover of the Eisenhower
Explorer will receive a $50 Target gift card. All submissions may
be featured on our social media accounts.
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September 01 & 02, Labor Day
November 27, Closing at 5:00 PM
November 28, Thanksgiving
Get Your Eisenhower Library Card
Bring proof of Norridge or Harwood Heights residency to the Library Services
Desk to apply for a library card. ID should include your name and current address.
Examples include a driver’s license, Ridgewood High School ID, or a utility bill.
Cardholders under the age of fourteen require a parent or guardian’s signature.
Board of Trustees
Mark Braun, President
Peter Magnelli, Vice President
Janice Magnuson, Secretary
Elizabeth Ringelstein, Treasurer
Gary Ross, Trustee
Scott Parent, Trustee
Jennifer Adams, Trustee