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


FUTURE ASTRONOMERS & ASTRONAUTS UNITE!

Monday, April 15, 6:30 - 7:45 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, Library Garden

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The Teen Telescopes Ambassador Program at the Adler Planetarium is bringing telescopes to observe the moon during its waxing gibbous phase. Bring your family and friends to experience our beautiful universe. All ages are welcome.

If inclement weather occurs, the program will be moved to the community room on the second floor and hands-on science activities will be provided.

Online registration is required. CLick here to register.


USED BOOK SALE

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Common Area

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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 common area on the first floor. All proceeds will benefit 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 visit chipublib.org for more information.


Seed & Plant Swap

Saturday, May 11, 10 AM - 1 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Are you ready to garden?

Attend the Third Annual Seed & Plant Swap and pick up seeds and advice, share gardening success stories, contribute some seeds that did well in your garden last year, take home a new variety of tomato plant, and get help from Lisa Hilgenberg.

  • Swap that dill seed for a tomato seedling.
  • Bring in those green pepper plants.
  • Donate that extra trowel or hoe.
  • Learn the best way to grow tomatoes.
  • Eat more salads. Grow vegetables.
  • Introduce your children to the joys of gardening.
  • We have seeds to share!

Click here for more information about the Seed Swap.

Special Presentation at 11 AM

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New this year is a presentation by Lisa Hilgenberg, known to many from her Weekly Gardening Minute on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM/105.9 FM and classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Lisa will give a presentation at 11AM. Afterwards she will walk the Seed Swap and answer your questions.

Online registration is suggested. Click here to register.


EDGEBROOK WALKS

Wednesday, May 1 & 15, June 5 & 19, July 17, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, 1:00-2:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Walk with us. Exercise in your neighborhood and take in the natural beauty Edgebrook has to offer. We will meet in the conference room on the first floor and then venture out to explore the North Branch Trail. Dress with the weather forecast in mind and bring a bottle of water.

This program is dependent on the weather. If inclement weather occurs the day of the walk, please call the library (312)744-8313 for cancellation information.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

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Need Homework Help?

Stop by and see us at these times.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 - 7 PM • Edgebrook Library

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Does your child need help building study skills? Do you have questions about your child's homework assignment?

Find answers to all your homework needs at Chicago Public Library. We have resources to help you in person or online.

Talk to Megan Dietz, Teacher in the Library

Children's Programming


CELEBRATE DIA WITH THE MOON

Monday, April 15, 6:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for stories about the moon from different cultures and make a craft to learn about the phases of moon.

For ages 4 & up.

No registration.

Click here for more information.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING: STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays at 11:15 AM, April 16, 23, 30 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a fun-filled story time that includes books, songs, rhymes, music and a craft. This program is the perfect place for your child to discover his or her inner artist.

For ages 2-4.

Online registration is required. Click here to register.

You must register your child for each individual session.


STORY TIME FOR LITTLE BOOKWORMS

Thursdays at 10:30 AM, April 11, 18, 25 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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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.


ALL TOGETHER STORY TIME

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, April 16, 23, 30 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Celebrate Tuesday morning with books, songs, rhymes, music and more during this story time for families.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


CHICAGO CHESS KIDS

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, October to April, 9:30-11:00 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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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 here for more information.


T.G.I.F. STORY TIME

Fridays at 10:30 AM, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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The weekend is almost here! Celebrate Friday with books, songs, action rhymes and more during this story time for families.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


EASTER STORY TIME, CRAFTAPALOOZA & PHOTO-OP

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for Easter-themed stories and dance to some bunny-riffic music. Choose a fun craft to work on from our Craftapalooza tables. Once you've finished your craft project, play the Poke-a-Bunny Game and the Easter Bean Bag Toss.

Don't forget to take a photo with your camera or camera phone in front of our Happy Easter backdrop before you hop on out of the library.

For ages 0-7.

Registration is not required.

Online registration for each child is required, because there is a limited # of prizes and supplies. click here to register for more information.


LEGO® CHALLENGES AT THE LIBRARY

Saturday, April 20, May 18, June 8, 3:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Use your imagination and creativity to complete LEGO® challenges.

For ages 5-10.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB

Saturday, April 27, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Come ready to discuss the featured story, participate in story-related activities and make a simple craft.

For April we are discussing Earth Day by Margaret McNamara.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB: NATIONAL PARK EDITION

Saturday, May 25, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Come ready to discuss the featured story, participate in story-related activities and make a simple craft.

For May we are discussing Grand Teton National Park by Jodie Shepherd.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Attention Graphic Novel Readers:

Come share your thoughts and be ready to discuss the featured story.

For May we are discussing Real Friends by Shannon Hale.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 8 & up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


THURSDAY MORNING PLAYTIME

Thursdays, May 23 & 30, June 6 & 13, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Drop in with your little one during this open play time.

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.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


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