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


EDGEBROOK WALKS

Wednesday, 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.


BRING YOUR OWN BOOK

BOOK CLUB

Wednesdays, 12:30 PM, June 12, July 10 & August 14 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Have you ever wanted to be in a book club where everyone just got together and talked about the book they’re currently reading, the one they just finished, or the one that made an impact on them? If you answered yes, then this is the book club for you!

Prepare to talk about a book (or two) that made you happy, made you cry, made you stay up late to finish it or even one that you just plain hated.

Refreshments will be served.

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


LEGO® CHALLENGES AT THE LIBRARY

Saturday, May 18, June 1, 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.


LEGO® CHALLENGES: SPORTS EDITION

Saturdays at 10:30 AM, July 20, August 3 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Use your imagination and creativity to complete sports-themed LEGO challenges.

For ages 5-10.

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.


MUSICAL PLAY-CATION

Tuesday, June 25, 11:00 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Enjoy folk-pop songs about healthy, brainy and imaginative play with musician Laura Doherty.

For ages 2-10.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB: NATIONAL PARK EDITION

Saturday, June 29, 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 June we are discussing Yellowstone National Park by Audra Wallace.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


CREATE PLAYFUL ART WITH BERNADETTE FOCH

Mondays at 1:00 PM, July 1, 8, 22 & 29 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Be creative and make a masterpiece inspired by play, games, sports and technology.

For ages 5 & up.

Online registration is required & begins on 6/24.

You must register your child for each individual session.

Register here.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.


T.G.I.F. STORY TIME

Fridays at 10:30 AM, July 5 to August 9 • 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.


THE PLAY ABOUT PLAY!

Thursday, July 11, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join Improv Playhouse to explore the history, science and inspiration behind some of your favorite toys, games, dance moves and inventions.

For ages 4 and up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


EXERCISE YOUR MIND STORYTIME: PLAY EDITION

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, July 2, 16, August 6 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Enjoy stories and songs about play and explore toys, puzzles, puppets and more at your own pace.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


EXERCISE YOUR MIND STORYTIME: WALK EDITION

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, July 9, 23, August 13 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Enjoy stories and songs about play and join us for a fun walk to the park.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


GAME ON!

Thursday, July 25, 11:00 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join Mad Science Chicago to explore things that spin, balance, fly and hop. Learn why a ball bounces, what makes a Frisbee fly straight and more.

For ages 6-13.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB: NATIONAL PARK EDITION

Saturday, July 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 July we are discussing Grand Canyon National Park by Lisa M. Herrington.

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, August 10, 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 August we are discussing Glacier National Park by Joanne Mattern.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


CIRCESTEEM

Thursday, August 1, 2:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join CircEsteem’s Advanced Performance Troupe for a demonstration of juggling, acrobatics, unicycling and more. Afterwards, the Troupe will lead a hands-on workshop where attendees can try juggling scarves and clowning.

For ages 6 & up.

Online registration is required & begins on 6/24.

Register here.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


BRAINY PLAY IN THE AFTERNOON

Thursday, August 8, 1:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a presentation about drones and learn how to build a helicopter that flies at least five feet in the air while carrying a penny.

For ages 6 & up.

Online registration is required & begins on 6/24.

Register here.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


CELEBRATE THE END OF THE SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE WITH REPTILES!

Saturday, August 17, 1:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Get ready for a live, hands-on and unforgettable experience with JG’s Reptile Road Show. The show will include a 15 foot python, a 65 pound tortoise, a baby alligator and more! After the program select a free book to take home, and don’t forget to pick up your Summer Learning Challenge certificate.

For all ages.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Historical Society.


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.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, June 26, 1:00 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 June we are discussing Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 8 & up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, July 17, 1:00 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 July we are discussing Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 8 & up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, August 7, 1:00 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 August we are discussing Sisters by Raina Telgemeier.

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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