Edgebrook Branch Library – Special Events

Edgebrook Branch Library


The ECA is a proud supporter of the Edgebrook Branch Library. Located at 5331 W. Devon Ave, the library offers a wealth of entertainment and education media for the entire family.

The Edgebrook Branch Library is open Monday and Wednesday from Noon – 8 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM – 6 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Don’t miss these special events.


Money Smart Week

Preparing for the Unexpected

Saturday, April 22, 10 – 11 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Discover the 10 key documents that can ensure your loved ones have the information they need to survive emotionally and financially when the unexpected happens. Learn the importance of health care advance directives, durable powers of attorney, wills, revocable trusts, beneficiaries, etc.

Presented by Todd Gilchrist of Preferred Planning Concepts, LLC.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Money Smart Week

Estate Planning for Women

Monday, April 24, 6 – 7:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Financial advisor Gisella R. Tomasio from Ameriprise Financial will educate women on the estate planning process and get them thinking about how an estate plan can help put them in control of their financial decisions.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Money Smart Week

Script Your Family’s Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan

Tuesday, April 25, 11 AM – 12 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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This seminar is designed to help individuals understand the important role a well-executed estate plan can play in ensuring their strategy remains aligned with their goals in this presentation by Nick Boudreau of Edward Jones. An estate-planning attorney will be present at this event to answer questions from the audience as well.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Money Smart Week

Preparing for the Unexpected

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 – 7:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Discover the 10 key documents that can ensure your loved ones have the information they need to survive emotionally and financially when the unexpected happens. Learn the importance of health care advance directives, durable powers of attorney, wills, revocable trusts, beneficiaries, etc. Presented by Todd Gilchrist of Preferred Planning Concepts, LLC.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Money Smart Week

I-Cash: Discover What’s Yours Today

Thursday, April 26, 2 – 5:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, Table near circulation desk, 1st Floor

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Representatives from the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash program will be available to assist patrons in reconnecting with unclaimed cash and other assets.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Money Smart Week

Claiming Social Security & Medicare

Thursday, April 27, 4 – 5 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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This informative workshop is designed to clear away confusion or concern about the best way to utilize Social Security & Medicare in your plan for retirement. Learn more about the importance of timing, different types of benefits, ways to increase your benefits and much more. Presented by Todd Gilchrist of Preferred Planning Concepts, LLC.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Money Smart Week

Property Tax 101

Saturday, April 29, 10 – 11 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Property taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila of Raila & Associates, P.C. explains how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions, refunds, understand market value, reassessment notices and more.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Seed & Plant Swap

BRING SOMETHING • TAKE SOMETHING

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Do you love to garden, and hate to waste?

There are so many plant choices, but often not enough space. Consider swapping those extra seeds and plants.

Seeds can be dropped off May 1-6 at the Edgebrook library.

All plants must be divided prior to the swap and dropped off at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6.

This program is sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


VEGETABLES ANYWHERE

How to Fit Farming into Your Life

Monday, May 8, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

seedlings2 No matter where you live, you can have the satisfaction of growing food. Beth Botts, garden writer and author of Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening, will guide you through the basics of vegetable and herb gardening in tight spaces such as courtyards, raised beds, containers, balconies, and roofs, followed by a demonstration of how to plant a cut-and-come-again container of greens.

Books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign books at the conclusion of the program.

Registration is required. Please register for this program by calling (312) 744-8313 or email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


2017 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

Meditation & Breathwork

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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In celebration of Asian and American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us for a workshop on guided meditation and breathwork that anyone can use as a means for stress relief. Presented by the Japanese Cultural Center.

Registration is required.

Please register by phone at (312) 744-8313 or email at edgebrook@chipublib.org.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Cook by the Book Discussion

What’s Your Favorite?

Saturday, May 13, 2 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

pickabook For May, please pick a cookbook from your own collection or one from the library’s shelves, and select a recipe or two to make at home and serve to your family and friends. Then we’ll all get together to dish on what worked and what didn’t.

Feel free to bring a dish to share, and be sure to bring the cookbook you chose with you to the discussion.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


DESTINATION DEVON’S USED BOOK SALE

Saturday, May 20, 1:00 – 4:00 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

usedbooks Grow your own private library at this Everyday Edgebrook-sponsored used book sale event. Most hardcover books will sell for $1.00, and most paperback books will sell for $0.50. Paperbacks will be available for purchase at the Devon Ave entrance, and other materials will be available for purchase in the first floor reading area. All proceeds will benefit the Edgebrook Library.

Edgebrook Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and more for children, teens and adults year-round. Donations should be in very good condition and should be brought into the library and given to a staff member at the circulation desk.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Hamilton’s Women

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 533 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Please register to attend by phone at (312) 744-8313 or email at edgebrook@chipublib.org.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

Hamilton’s Women is sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association and its generous members.


Children’s Programming


PLAYTIME

Ages 0-5

Friday, March 24, 10:00 – 11:30 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Drop in with your little one during this open playtime. Toys, puzzles, puppets and more will be available, allowing caregivers and their young children an opportunity to explore and have fun at their own pace.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Puppet Show

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Preschool-4th Grade

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:15 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Mark Nichols of The Puppet Place Theater presents Beatrix Potter’s story of a bunny who disregards his mother’s advice and ventures into Farmer McGregor’s garden where he gets into mischief and later realizes that it’s best to listen to one’s parents.

Preschool-4th grade. Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


PLAYTIME

Ages 0-5

Friday, April 14, 10:00 – 11:30 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Drop in with your little one during this open playtime. Toys, puzzles, puppets and more will be available, allowing caregivers and their young children an opportunity to explore and have fun at their own pace.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


THE BUNNY PARADE

Ages 1-5

Saturday, April 15, 11:30 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for bunny-themed stories, songs and dancing. After story time, participants will make a bunny headband. Then they will parade around the library wearing their bunny-riffic creations and stop at different stations to collect candy from the staff.

Registration is required. Call (312) 744-8313 or email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org to register. Space is limited.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Puppet Show

Hansel & Gretel

Preschool-4th Grade

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 – 7:15 PM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Mark Nichols of The Puppet Place Theater presents the story of a brother and sister who get lost in the woods and find a beautiful candy house inhabited by a rather nasty witch. This witch has a magical oven that specializes in turning innocent children into yummy gingerbread cookies. Watch the siblings turn the tables on the witch in this tale about child empowerment.

Preschool-4th grade. Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


STEAM Story Time

Ages 3 – 5

Dates Listed Below, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a STEAM story time with the STEAM Team! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Arts and Math. In addition to the standard story time practices of reading books, singing songs, participating in rhymes and fingerplays, children will be able to observe and participate in hands on STEAM activities.

Registration is required.

Email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org to register.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information.


Story Time Express

Ages 0 – 3

Dates Listed Below, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Branch Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join Miss Isabel for a fun program of stories, songs, rhymes and games. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information.


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