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


BRING YOUR OWN BOOK

BOOK CLUB

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Afternoon Edition

Wednesday, 12:30 PM, December 11 • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room


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.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


MASTERPIECE BOOK CLUB

Tennison: a Jane Tennison Thriller by Lynda La Plante

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

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Join us to discuss Lynda La Plante’s Tennison: A Jane Tennison Thriller. Before Prime Suspect, there was Tennison. It's1973, and after leaving the Metropolitan Police Training Academy, Jane Tennison is placed on a probationary exercise in Hackney, London where criminality thrives. At first Jane feels out of her depth in this male-dominated, chauvinistic environment until she is assigned her first murder case.

Copies of the book are available at the reference desk while supplies last.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


COOK BY THE BOOK DISCUSSION

American Cookie

Saturday, December 7, 2:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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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 American Cookie by Anne Byrn. 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.


HARPY HOLIDAYS WITH JANELLE LAKE

Monday, December 9, 6:30 - 7:15 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join Chicago harpist Janelle Lake for an interactive harp recital just in time for the holidays. Janelle will mix shimmering harp standards with holiday harp delights while highlighting the instrument's capabilities. From Hasselmans' La Source to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, her goal is to create an oasis from the holiday hustle and bustle and bring traditional joy to attendees.

CDs will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

Online registration is required. Register here.


AVONDALE & CHICAGO’S POLISH VILLAGE

Saturday, December 7, 2:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Avondale, often viewed as the stepchild of Old Irving and Logan Square, has a surprising and unique history all its own. Come hear Dan Pogorzelski present images and stories about this little hamlet on the northwest side.

Dan is an author, the vice president of the Northwest Chicago Historical Society, a writer/editor at Forgotten Chicago, co-founder at Chicago Rapid Transit Coalition, former executive director of the Greater Avondale Chamber of Commerce and lover of Chicago history and all things Polish.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS

Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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The Old English Father Christmas tells the stories of St. Nicholas, the protector of children throughout the ages. Learn about the origins of St. Nicholas characters in various countries, popular Christmas symbols, and Christmas traditions from around the world. For all ages.

Presented by Histories for Kids.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

Online registration is required. Register here.

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Need Homework Help?

Stop by and see us at these times.

Mondays (Paul DiGulio), 3:30 - 6:30 PM & Thursdays (Abby Norling-Ruggles), 3 - 6 PM • Edgebrook Library

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Paul DiGulio, Teacher in the Library
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Abby Norling-Ruggles, Homework Helper

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.

Children's Programming


LEGO® CHALLENGES AT THE LIBRARY

Saturday at 10:30 AM, December 14 • 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.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING: STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, December 17 • 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 December 12, 19, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference 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.


T.G.I.F. STORY TIME

Fridays at 10:30 AM, December 6 • 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.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB: COUNTRY EDITION

Saturdays at 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.

India by Chloe Perkins • September 28
Books will be available at the reference desk on August 10.

Mexico by Chloe Perkins • November 2
Books will be available at the reference desk on September 18

Russia by Jesse Burton • December 21
Books will be available at the reference desk on November 2

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room

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

Narwhal and Jelly Book by Ben Clanton
Wednesday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Books will be available at the reference desk on August 7.

Sidekicks by Dan Santat
Wednesday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Books will be available at the reference desk on September 18.

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Books will be available at the reference desk on October 9.

This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
Wednesday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Books will be available at the reference desk on November 13.

For ages 8 & up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


CHICAGO CHESS KIDS

3rd Saturday of each month, November 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.


Winter Story Time & Craft

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

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Continue the holiday cheer with books, songs and action rhymes. After story time, make your own 3D paper reindeer.

For ages 3-7.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


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