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, October 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, October 13, 2 PM • 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 The Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier. 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.


HOOKS & NEEDLES

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YARN SOCIAL

Monday, October 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.


EDGEBROOK WALKS

Walk with us.

Wednesday, October 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.


Pumpkin Decorating for Adults

Saturday, October 27, 2:00 - 3:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us to make a modern twist on the jack-o'-lantern. This stylish Halloween decoration also makes a lovely Thanksgiving centerpiece.

For adults (18 & over). Space is limited.

Online registration is required. Click here to register.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

Generously sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.


The American Legion Family

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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The American Legion Family, presented by Dale Tippett, highlights the relevance of the century-old veteran's service organization. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

Learn about the rich history of this organization (overseen by U.S. wartime military veterans), and how this organization promotes, protects, and enhances the quality of life for all Americans.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


Masterpiece Book Club

Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu

Wednesday, November 7, 1:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Victoria & Abdul is the story of Queen Victoria and her companion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim. As their friendship develops, prevailing racial, class, and cultural prejudices of the time create turmoil among her family and royal court. It is an extraordinary history of the last years of the nineteenth-century English Queen and her court.

Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Refreshments will be provided.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


USED BOOK SALE

Wednesday, November 14, 4:00-7:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 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 community room on the second floor. All proceeds will benefit the 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.


ROYAL WEDDINGS FROM QUEEN VICTORIA TO PRINCE HARRY

Monday, November 19, 6:30 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Few events thrill us like a royal wedding! Beyond their glamour, how do these occasions work to strengthen notions of national identity? In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of ten regal marriages, including those of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William. Please join us for this Masterpiece Book Club event to revisit these fairytale weddings.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.

Children's Programming


ALL TOGETHER STORY TIME

Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 11, 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, November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 11, 18 • 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.

Online registration is required. Please register for each session by clicking the date.


T.G.I.F. STORY TIME

Fridays at 10:30 AM, October 5 to 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.


LITTLE READERS BOOK CLUB

Saturday, October 13, 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 October we are discussing Vampoodle by Joan Holub. 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, November 15, 29 to December 6, 13, 20 • 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.


EGG CARTON SEED STARTER GARDENING PROJECT

Saturday, October 6, 11:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Join us for a simple gardening project for kids. Plan your own garden using an egg carton, soil, seeds and water.

For ages 5-10.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


MAKE A SCARECROW CRAFT

Thursday, October 11, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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In celebration of Halloween, make a fun scarecrow craft.

For ages 3-7.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


STORY TIME FOR LITTLE PUMPKINS

Tuesdays, October 16, 23 & 30, 10:15 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Celebrate Tuesday mornings with Halloween-themed books, songs, rhymes, music and more.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


SPOOKTACULAR STORY TIME & CRAFT

Tuesdays, October 16, 23 & 30, 11:15 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 spooktacular craft. This program is the perfect place for your child to discover his or her inner artist.

For ages 2 to 4 years.

Registration is required for each individual program. Call 312-744-8313 or email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org to register.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


PICTURE PERFECT HALLOWEEN CRAFT & PHOTO OP

Thursday, October 18, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Wear your Halloween costume, and make a Halloween Picture Frame Magnet Craft. Then take a photo of your child in front of a spooky Halloween backdrop. Be sure to bring your camera or use your camera phone!

Please note: The craft portion of the program is ONLY for ages 3-5. All children ages 0-5 can take a photo in front of the Halloween backdrop.

Registration is required. Call 312-744-8313 or email the branch at edgebrook@chipublib.org to register.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


COLOR YOUR OWN MINI TRICK-OR-TREAT TOTE BAG

Thursday, October 25, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Get ready for Halloween with this frighteningly fun craft! Participants will use fabric markers to color in their very own Mini Trick-or-Treat Tote Bag.

For ages 2-6.

Registration is required. Call 312-744-8313 or email edgebrook@chipublib.org to register.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


EXTREME HALLOWEEN

STORY TIME & COSTUME CONTEST

Friday, October 26, 11:15 AM • 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 spinechilling table of treasures, but fear not, every child who attends will leave with a bag of Halloween goodies to savor.

For ages 0-5.

Registration is required. Call 312-744-8313 or email edgebrook@chipublib.org to register.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


HALLOWEEN PARADE

Saturday, October 27, 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 third annual Halloween Parade. Be sure to come dressed in your best costume! Humorous Halloween-themed stories will be shared with your little goblins and ghouls, and they will get to do a freeze dance to some spooky music. After story time, attendees will be led around the library in their Halloween finery while collecting treats from the staff.

For ages 0-6.

Registration is required. Email edgebrook@chipublib.org with your child's first name, age and who or what they are portraying for Halloween to register for the program.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


CREATE A HALLOWEEN BAT BOOKMARK!

Wednesday, October 31, 4:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, Tables by the reference desk, First Floor

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Join us for an afternoon craft and have fun making your own bat bookmark.

For ages 3-7.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


MAKE YOUR OWN TURKEY LUNCH SACK

Thursday, November 8, 10:30 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, make your own turkey lunch sack.

For ages 3-7.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


LEGO® CHALLENGES AT THE LIBRARY

Saturday November 10 & December 8, 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 a date for more information.


GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, November 14, 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 November we are discussing El Deafo by Cece Bell.

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, November 17, 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 September we are discussing Ling & Ting Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin.

Copies are available at the reference desk.

For ages 5-8.

Registration is not required.

Ask your librarian or click here for more information.


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