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, September 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.


BECOMING QUEEN ELIZABETH II WITH LESLIE GODDARD

Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the life of Britain’s famous monarch. Learn about her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to Prince Philip of Greece, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images, her sense of humor and savvy intelligence with which she meets her demanding obligations.

Online registration is required.

Register here.


BULB, PLANT & SEED SWAP

BRING SOMETHING. TAKE SOMETHING.

Saturday, October 12 • 10 AM - 1 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Do you love to garden and hate to waste?

There are so many plant choices but often not enough space. Consider swapping those extra bulbs, plants and seeds.

Seeds can be dropped off beginning on Oct 7th at Edgebrook Library. All bulbs and plants must be divided and labeled prior to the swap and dropped off the morning of the event.

Do you have ten trowels too many, or could you really use a bulb planter?

Please donate your new/gently used garden supplies beginning on Oct 7th, and visit the Bulb, Plant & Seed Swap to pick up a new-to-you tool to complete your fall garden project.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

For more information contact Jeannine at (312) 744-8313 or click here.


TASTE THE HARVEST COOKING DEMONSTRATION: DIPS & SPREADS

Saturday, October 12 • 11 AM - 12 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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As your garden winds down and your counters fill up with the fruits of your labor, learn how to use your fresh produce to create shareable snacks that will become fall favorites. Catherine Siebel, owner of Fearless Cooking, will demon-strate dip and spread recipes inspired by the fall harvest.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

Online registration is required.

Register here.


USED BOOK SALE

Saturday, Octobber 19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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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 2nd Floor Community Room. 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 click here for more information.


CHICAGO’S SUPERNATURAL STRUCTURES

WITH AUTHOR URSULA BIELSKI

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30-7:30 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Chicago architecture is world- renowned. Buildings, such as the John Hancock Center, The Museum of Science and Industry and The Congress Plaza Hotel, are not only known for their stunning styles, famous architects and infamous residents, but for the supernatural folklore that surrounds them.

Join historian, author and parapsychologist Ursula Bielski as she shares haunting stories of buildings throughout Chicagoland that will make your hair stand on end. For ages 16 and up. Just in time for Halloween!

Online registration is required.

Register here.


BRING YOUR OWN BOOK

BOOK CLUB

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Afternoon Edition

Wednesdays, 12:30 PM, September 11, October 16, November 13 & December 11

Evening Edition

Mondays, 6:30 PM, September 23 & November 18

Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon Ave, 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.

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Need Homework Help?

Stop by and see us at these times.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6:30 PM & Thursdays, 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


T.G.I.F. STORY TIME

Fridays at 10:30 AM, September 13, 20 & 27 • 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 at 10:30 AM, September 14, November 9 & 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.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLAYTIME

Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, September 11, October 2 & November 20 • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Drop in with your little one during this openplay 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.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING: STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 • 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 September 19, 26 & October 3, 10, 17, 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.


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.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB:

Halloween Edition

Saturday, October 19, 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 Halloween bookmark craft.

For October we are discussing Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.

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

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.


PUMPKIN-TASTIC STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a Halloween-themed story time that includes books, songs, rhymes, music and a craft. For this session, participants will make a pumpkin suncatcher using construction paper, tissue paper, yarn, contact paper and a photo. Please be sure to bring in a photo of your child to complete the craft. For ages 2 to 5 years.

Online registration is required.

Register here.


HALLOWEEN PARADE

Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Get ready for Halloween by attending Edgebrook Library's fourth annual Halloween Parade. Be sure to come dressed in your best costume! Halloween-themed stories will be shared with your little goblins and ghouls, and they will get to dance to spooktacular music. After story time, attendees will be led around the library in their Halloween finery while collecting treats, toys & stickers from the staff. For ages 0-7.

Online registration is required.

Register here.


EXTREME HALLOWEEN STORY TIME & COSTUME CONTEST

Monday, October 28 at 6:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Enjoy a Halloween-themed story time full of spooky (but not too scary) stories, songs and dancing. Then get ready to strut your stuff in your Halloween costume! The five most monstrous costumes will win a special prize from our spine-chilling table of treasures, but fear not, every child who attends will leave with a bag of Halloween goodies to enjoy. For ages 0-7.

Online registration is required.

Register here.

Then email edgebrook@chipublib.org with your child's first name, age and who or what they will be dressed as for the contest.


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.


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