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


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Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

I-CASH: DISCOVER WHAT’S YOURS TODAY

Tuesday, April 2, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Representatives from the Illinois State Treasurer's I-Cash program will be available to assist patrons in reconnecting with unclaimed cash and other assets.

Ask your librarian or visit chipublib.org for more information.


PROPERTY TAX 101

Wednesday, April 3, 2:00-3:30 PM

Property taxpayer advocate Andrea Raila of Raila & Associates, P.C. will explain how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions, refunds, understand market value and reassessment notices, etc.

Ask your librarian or visit chipublib.org for more information.


TAX STRATEGIES

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-7:30 PM

Learn how to utilize tax-sensitive investing by balancing your taxable, tax-deferred and tax-free income during retirement. Presented by Anthony Gurrieri from Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

Ask your librarian or visit chipublib.org for more information.


PREPARING YOUR ESTATE PLAN

Thursday, April 4, 4:00-5:00 PM

Preparing an estate plan ensures your loved ones have the information and knowledge they need to survive emotionally and financially. Learn about what to consider when creating a will, the benefit of trusts in estate planning and the critical importance of “funding” these trusts. Presented by Todd Gilchrist from Preferred Planning Concepts, LLC.

Ask your librarian or visit chipublib.org for more information.


ESTATE PLANNING FOR WOMEN

Saturday, April 6, 2:00-3:00 PM

Financial advisor Gisella R. Tomasio from Ameriprise Financial will educate women on the estate planning process and get them thinking about how an estate plan can help put them in control of their financial decisions.

Ask your librarian or visit chipublib.org for more information.


COOK BY THE BOOK DISCUSSION

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 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 The Fearless Baker by Erin Jeanne McDowell. 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 visit chipublib.org for more information.


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.

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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


ARTISTS IN TRAINING: STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays at 11:15 AM, March 19, 26 & 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, March 21, 28 & April 4, 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, March 19, 26 & 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, March 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 • 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, 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, March 23, 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 March we are discussing Cherry Blossom by Victoria Kann.

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

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.


STEAM CODING WITH CUBELETS

Monday, March 18, 3:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a special coding program with the STEAM Team! (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) In this program children will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic coding skills using Cubelets.

For ages 4 & up.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

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