Events

Wood Pumpkins Craft

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  Sign up fast to make our 4×4 wood pumpkins!  Space and materials are limited. Sign up by calling the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link on the right.


Adulting 101: Basic Handyman Skills

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm

Are you a new adult or in need of some refresher courses? Do you sometimes feel like the people from infomercials (but without the cool gadget at the end)? Our Adulting 101 Series has got your back! Stop by the second session to learn how to be your own handyman. You’ll learn what tools should […]


Unwind at the Library: Tai Chi

Multiple dates, begins Monday, October 01, 2018 | Time: 6:30 pm

Join us for relaxing and invigorating Tai Chi with instructor Gail Galivan. This is a monthly series. Space is limited. To sign up, call the library at (708) 447-0869 or click the link on the right.


Buy & Sell on Etsy

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 | Time: 6:30 pm

Learn how to sign up, build, and run your own Etsy Shop!   Please register for a PayPal account before class—see us if you need help! Feel free to bring your laptop.   RSVP by calling 708-447-0869 or by clicking on the link to the right.


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  MOONSTRUCK (1987), 102 min., Rated PG. A superstitious Brooklyn widow (Cher) is ready to get married again.  Only this time she plans on doing it right – even if she has to say “yes” to a man she doesn’t really love.  When she unexpectedly falls in love with her fiance’s estranged brother, Ronny (Nicolas […]


Forest Preserves Stewardship

Thursday, October 04, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm

Have you seen a lot of activity in the nearby woods? Come learn how volunteers and staff are helping to steward and take care of nearby Brookfield Woods, adjacent to 26th Street. Program presented by Iza Redlinski, site steward. Sign up by calling us at (708) 447-0869 or click the link to the right. 


Crafternoons: Fall Watercolors with Renee Leone

Saturday, October 06, 2018 | Time: 1:30 pm

Join instructor Renee Leone to learn how to paint a beautiful fall-themed watercolor! You can check out Renee Leone’s work here: http://reneeleone.com/ It’s a great opportunity to learn from a master!   All materials will be provided, but space is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. Sign up by calling the library at (708) […]


Medicare 101

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  Come learn about Original Medicare, A, B, C (Medicare Advantage), D (RX coverage), supplements, enrollment periods, and more!  Bring your questions, too.  Presented by Lou Mrstina of Humana. Sign up by clicking on the Event Registration link on the right or by calling the library at (708) 447-0869.


Homemade Holidays: Fleece Pillows with Barbara Silvestri

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm

Join us for our first “Homemade Holidays” class, where Barbara Silvestri will show us how to make beautiful holiday-themed fleece accent pillows. Pillow supplies will be provided, but please bring your own fabric scissors and a long ruler (if you have one). Class is limited to 10 participants and registration is required.  Sign up by […]


Beat the Librarians: Trivia Night! (Location: Tipsters Village Pub)

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Time: 7 PM

Can you beat the librarians?? Test your trivia knowledge against our renowned researchers! Your Friendly Local Librarians stand ready to do mental battle: who will emerge victorious? Come find out on October 12th at 7pm at Tipsters Village Pub! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The fine print: teams can consist […]


Container Garden Secrets

Monday, October 15, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm

Whether you live in an apartment, condo, town home or   single family home, you probably have the space for the color and interest of container gardens, one of the hottest trends in gardening. Includes container selection, plant selection, simple design considerations, proper planting, and maintenance to help ensure success.  Presented by the South Suburban Master […]


Screenagers: Growing Up In a Digital Age (Presented by and at RBHS)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Time: 7 PM

The North Riverside Public Library is pleased to partner with Riverside Brookfield High School as they present: Screenagers: Growing up in a Digital Age. Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, and academics. The film offers solutions on how we […]


Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Come to this workshop to learn about ways to help, warning signs to look out for, legal issues, and advocate organizations. This workshop is open to all.       Sign up by calling the library at (708) 447-0869 or by clicking the link on the right.  


Clay Ghost Tea Lights Craft

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  Sign up fast to make our clay ghost tea lights!  Space and materials limited. Sign up by calling the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link on the right.  


Next Step Finances

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm

It’s time to talk about next steps! This program is aimed at new adults leaving high school, but it’s great for everyone interested in learning about personal finances. Learn how to set goals, maintain a good credit standing, protect against identity theft, and discuss credit, debt, and student loans. This informational session is presented by […]


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Time: 2:00 pm

Spooky movies—’tis the reason for the season! Join us for a special viewing of Tim Burton’s seminal Halloween classic  The Nightmare Before Christmas. Snacks will be provided. Come in costume if you dare! Sign up by calling the library at (708) 447-0869 or by clicking the link on the right.  


Unwind at the Library: Meditation & Stretching

Multiple dates, begins Monday, October 29, 2018 | Time: 6:30 pm

  Join us for a relaxing chair meditation and gentle stretching session. Unwind and leave the stress of the day (or month!) behind with instructor Cathy Kolessar. Appropriate for adults and seniors. First of a monthly series. Dates are Mon. September 17th, October 29th, and November 26th. Sign up soon, because space is limited! Sign […]


Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  DARKEST HOUR (2017), 125 min., Rated PG-13. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided.


Radio Goes to War

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  Join Those Were The Days old time radio host Steve Darnall for an audio sampling of World War II news broadcasts, presidential speeches, shows to entertain the troops, and much more as they were brought into American homes in the 1940s. Sign up by clicking on the Event Registration link on the right or […]


The Kennedy Assassination

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas.  Historian Jim Gibbons looks at this most tragic time in our nation’s history.  If you were alive at that time, you may remember where you were and what you were doing that fateful day.  If not, you will learn how everything came […]


Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookie Cups Craft

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Time: 2:00

  Sign up fast to make our hot cocoa marshmallow cookie cups!  Space and materials are limited. Sign up by calling the library at (708) 447-0869 or click on the Event Registration link on the right.