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, August 20, September 17, October 1, 15, November 5*, 19, December 3, 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.


COOK BY THE BOOK

Saturday, September 8, 9 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 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 Green City Market Cookbook. 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.

We will meet in the community room at 9 AM (note the earlier time) to discuss the book. After the discussion, we’ll walk over to Edgebrook Farmers Market at 6525 N. Hiawatha Ave to peruse what this year’s harvest has to offer.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


THE CHICAGO “L”

Chicago’s Biggest Mover & Shaker

Saturday, September 12, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a presentation by Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago "L". Mr. Borzo will delight us with the story of Chicago's elevated rapid transit system. Discover why the Chicago "L" is one of our city's most long-lasting icons.

Sponsored by the Edgebrook Woman's Club.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


HOOKS & NEEDLES

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YARN SOCIAL

Monday, August 27, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, 26, December 10, 1:00 - 2:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon Ave, Community Room, 2nd Floor (*Conference Room, 1st Floor)

Hooks & Needles Yarn Social joins yarn artisans as they practice their craft.

This is your opportunity to discuss technique and make yarn crafting social.

Please bring your own project to work on.

Email edgebrook@chipublib.org to sign up for Hooks & Needles Yarn Social program reminders.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


BRIDGE CLUB

Fridays, Aug. 24, 1:00-3:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Bridge players unite! Play a social game of bridge with your friends and neighbors.

Cards will be provided.

Participants must be able to follow the rules of play on their own. Instruction will not be provided.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


EDGEBROOK WALKS

Walk with us.

Wednesday, September 5, 19, October 3, 17, 1:00-2:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, Small Meeting Room, 1st Floor

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Exercise in your neighborhood and take in the natural beauty Edgebrook has to offer.

We will meet in the small meeting room on the first floor and then venture out to explore Old Edgebrook, the new North Branch Trail, and neighborhood murals.

Dress with the weather forecast in mind and bring a bottle of water.

This program is dependent on the weather. If inclement weather occurs on the day of the walk, please call (312)744-8313 for cancellation information.

Email edgebrook@chipublib.org to sign up for Edgebrook Walks program reminders.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


KEEP CALM & DO YOGA

Saturday, August 18, 25, 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join yoga instructor Mary Beth Johnson for a slow-to-moderate-paced yoga class as you nurture your relationship between mind, body and breath. Each class will build upon the next, deepening your understanding of basic postures, breathwork and linking movement with breath. Prior yoga experience and familiarity with basic poses is recommended. Modifications will be provided allowing students to choose a more beginning or more advanced practice according to their needs. Bring a yoga mat (if you have one) and wear comfortable clothing. Props and additional mats will be provided.

Registration is recommended. Please register for each individual program in this series via Chicago Public Library’s website, by calling (312) 744-8313 or emailing the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

Sponsored by The Chicago Public Library Foundation.

Children's Programming


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The Summer Learning Challenge starts June 18.

See what's in store for you this year.

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ALL TOGETHER STORY TIME

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, September 4, 18, 25 & October 2 • 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.


ARTISTS IN TRAINING: STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays at 11:15 AM, September 4, 18, 25 & October 2 • 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.

You must register your child for each individual session.

Please email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org or call (312) 744-8313 to register.


T.G.I.F. STORY TIME

Fridays at 10:30 AM, September 7 to October 19 • 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, September 15, 3:30 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, September 29, 10:15 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Come ready to discuss the featured story, participate in story-related activities and make a simple craft.

For September we are discussing Olivia Loves Halloween by Maggie Testa.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


STORY TIME FOR LITTLE BOOKWORMS

Thursdays at 10:30 AM, September 6 to October 4 • 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.


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