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


KNIT TOGETHER

Monday, December 17, 6-7:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room, *1st Floor Conference Room

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Knit Together joins knitters of all levels as they practice their craft.

This is your opportunity to discuss technique and make knitting social.

Please bring your own project to work on.

Email edgebrook@chipublib.org to sign up for Knit Together program reminders.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES APPRAISAL EVENT

WITH MARK F. MORAN

Saturday, December 22 • 1:00-4:30 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

Did you buy something of value at an estate sale, or have you been left a priceless family heirloom? Would you enjoy learning about its history and possible worth? Join author and antiques expert, Mark F. Moran for an informal antique and collectibles appraisal.

If you would like an item appraised, please review the list of acceptable categories and excluded items. Email edgebrook@chipublib.org with the following information: name, phone number and item description.

Space is limited to 46 appraisals. All other registered attendees will observe only.

If you have not provided the library with the requested information and have not received a confirmation email, your item will not be appraised.

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donation, which require a certified appraisal.


Online registration is required. Click here to register.
Please call Jeannine at 312-744-8313 with any questions.

This presentation is sponsored by the Edgebrook Woman's Club.


Acceptable categories:

  • Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary
  • Furniture (photos of large pieces may be sent to me in advance)
  • Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware
  • Glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items
  • Vintage photographs, including snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes
  • Advertising, including posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects
  • Folk art, including carvings, quilts, weathervanes, windmill weights and "outsider" art
  • Assorted toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks
  • Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate
  • Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural; also pocket and wristwatches
  • Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings
  • Musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments
  • Antique and vintage lighting
  • Books
  • Sporting Memorabilia

Excluded items:

  • all weapons, including swords and knives
    (folding knives with advertising are accepted)
  • traps (like leg-hold)
  • Nazi memorabilia
  • coins and paper money
  • fine jewelry, including precious gems
  • Beanie Babies

Children's Programming


ALL TOGETHER STORY TIME

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, December 18 • 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 a date for more information.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING: STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays at 11:15 AM, December 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29 • 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, December 20, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 14 & 21 • 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.


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, December 14, 28 • 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.


LEGO® CHALLENGES AT THE LIBRARY

Saturday January 19, 2019 & February 16, 2019, 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, December 15, 10:15 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 December we are discussing Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope by Cynthia Rylant.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


BUILD YOUR OWN PAPER PLATE SNOWMAN

Thursday, December 27, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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It's cold outside! Visit the library and build your own paper plate snowman.

For ages 3-7.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


BUILD YOUR OWN PAPER PLATE SNOWMAN

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Continue your holiday cheer by making your own 3D paper Reindeer.

For ages 3-7.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, January 16, 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 January we are discussing Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 8 and up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 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 January we are discussing Martin Luther King, Jr. by Emma E. Haldy.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


THE MAD HATTERS ARE BACK AGAIN

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room

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The Junior League of Chicago Mad Hatters are back for a fun-filled program of books, poems and songs. Hear some all-time favorite books performed, as well as books that are sure to become new favorites.

For ages 3-9.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


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