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


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, 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


CHRISTMAS PUPPET SHOW

Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 PM • 2nd Floor Community Room, Edgebrook Library

Join the Melikin Puppets as they present The Shoemaker and the Elves and The Night Before Christmas. You won’t want to miss this holiday tradition!

For all ages.

Registration is not required.

This program is sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


STORY TIME

Super-Duper Playtime

Fridays, 10:00-11:30 AM, Dec. 1, 8 & 29 • 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. For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click the date for more information.


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.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING

Story Time & Craft

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 AM, November 7 to December 19 • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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. Please email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org or call (312) 744-8313 to register.

Space is limited.


STORY TIME

for Little Bookworms

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM, December 7 (2nd Floor Community Room), December 14 (1st Floor Play Area), December 21 (2nd Floor Community Room) • Edgebrook Library

Enjoy books, songs, action rhymes, playtime and more at these programs for little bookworms.

For ages 0-2.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


SNOW-TASTIC

Story Time & Craft

Thursday, December 28, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Join us for a snow-themed program of stories, songs, action rhymes, and participate in an indoor snowball fight with plush snowballs. After story time, participants will create a snowman picture frame magnet craft. Please bring a photo of your child with you to transform the frame into a snow-tastic decoration to cherish this winter.

For ages 3-6 years.

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

Space is limited.


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