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.


Adult Programming


Bulb, Plant and Seed Swap

Saturday, October 21, 10 AM – Noon • Edgebrook Branch Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Bring Something—Take Something

Do you love to garden and hate to waste? There are so many plant choices, but often not enough space. Consider swapping those extra bulbs, plants and seeds.

Seeds can be dropped off beginning Oct 16 at the Edgebrook library. All bulbs and plants must be divided prior to the swap and dropped off the morning of the program.

Do you have ten trowels too many or could you really use a bulb planter?

Please donate your gently used garden tools, beginning Oct 16, and visit the Bulb, Plant and Seed Swap to pick up a new-to-you tool to complete your fall garden project.

Click here for more details. or call Jeannine at 312-744-8313.

The bulb, plant and seed swap is a co-production of the Edgebrook Branch Library and the Edgebrook Community Association.


AUTHOR TALK WITH RICHARD LANYON:

Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Monday, October 23, 6-7:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Historian and author Richard Lanyon will discuss how the flow of the Chicago River was turned away from Lake Michigan in 1900 and how this feat was truly an engineering marvel for its time. This story is detailed in Richard’s book, Building the Canal to Save Chicago.

This program is sponsored by the Northwest Chicago Historical Society.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION

I’ll Take You There by Greg Kot

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

“Recounts the life and achievements
of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, Mavis Staples, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.”

Copies of this book are available at the reference desk.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


COOK BY THE BOOK DISCUSSION

Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life

Saturday, November 4, 2:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Do you enjoy browsing through cookbooks? Do you love trying new dishes? Are you looking for new recipes to wow your family and friends? Then grab your apron and sign up for this cookbook club!

We’ll read and discuss Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life by Sunny Anderson.

Visit the reference desk for a copy of the book, 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.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


ELDER LAW WITH

Matt Margolis

Monday, November 13, 1-2:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Matt Margolis, Esq. of Margolis Weldon will explain the importance of Powers of Attorney and the legal ramifications of not having them. Matt will also highlight Medicaid in Illinois, and discuss how to pay for nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


USED BOOK SALE

Wednesday, November 15, 6-7:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Grow your own private library at this Everyday Edgebrook- sponsored used book sale event. Items will be priced at $0.50 or $1.00, and the sale will be held in the community room on the second floor. 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 must 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.


QUEEN VICTORIA:

The Legendary Life of a Glorious Monarch

Wednesday, November 22, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., chronicles the life of Queen Victoria. Using a wealth of photographs and images, she’ll explore Victoria’s rise to the throne at age 18, her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and her astonishing reign for 64 years.

Meet the woman behind the official images, who could be formidable and majestic, but also emotional, passionate and deeply sentimental.

This program is part of Chicago Public Library’s MASTERPIECE BOOK CLUB series.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

“…Addie and Louis have been living alone in empty houses, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. But maybe that could change? As Addie and Louis come to know each other better–their pleasures and their difficulties—a beautiful story of second chances unfolds.”

Copies of this book are available at the reference desk.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Knit Together

Mondays, October, 23, November 6, November 20, December 4, & December 18, 6-7:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Could you use some help with your knitting or are you willing to help others knit?

Knit Together joins knitters of all levels as they practice their craft. This is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss technique and make knitting social.

Please bring your in-progress project to work on.

Registration is recommended.

Please register for this program by calling (312) 744-8313, or emailing the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org or by clicking a date below:


Children’s Programming


STORY TIME

For Cribbed Crusaders

Fridays, 10:30-11:00 AM, Oct. 13, 20 & Nov. 3 • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Enjoy books, songs, action rhymes and more at these story times for little heroes. For ages 0-3.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING

Story Time & Craft

Tuesdays, October 17 & 24, 10:30-11:15 AM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a fun-filled program of stories, songs and action rhymes, and after story time, your artists in training will create something magnificent using a variety of art supplies. This program is the perfect place for your toddler to discover their inner artist. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information or to register.


SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN

Story Time & Craft

Thursday, October 26, 10:30-11:15 AM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Join us for a Halloween-themed program of stories and songs that aren’t too scary for your toddlers. We’ll read Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming, Brooms Are for Flying by Michael Rex and Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean. After story time, each participant will color their own mini “Trick or Treat” tote bag using fabric markers. For ages 18 months to 4 years.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information or to register.


SUPER-DUPER PLAYTIME

Friday, Oct. 27, 10-11:00 AM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Toys, puzzles, puppets and more will be available during these open play sessions giving young children the opportunity to explore at their own pace and socialize with other children their age.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information.


HALLOWEEN PARADE

Saturday, October 28, 10:30-11:15 AM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Get ready for Halloween by attending Edgebrook
Library’s second annual Halloween Parade. Be sure to come dressed in your best costume! Humorous Halloween-themed stories will be shared with your little goblins and ghouls, and they will get to do a freeze dance to some spooky music. After story time, attendees will be led around the library in their Halloween finery while collecting treats from the staff.

For ages 0-6.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information or to register.


CHICAGO CHESS KIDS

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, October to April, 9:30-11:00 AM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Each chess session begins with an instructor giving a lesson on chess strategy/tactics, and the remainder of the session is reserved for practice games. For ages 6 yrs. & up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information.


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