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


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, October 16, November 13 & December 11

Evening Edition

Monday, 6:30 PM, 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.


COOK BY THE BOOK DISCUSSION

Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match

Saturday, November 16, 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 Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match by Ivy Manning. 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.

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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


LEGO® CHALLENGES AT THE LIBRARY

Saturday at 10:30 AM, 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, 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, October 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 October 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

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.


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