Attention North Riverside residents! You should have received our newsletter, “The Bookmark”, in your mail this month. If you haven’t, you can access it from our website here.

Our fun-filled slate of programming through March is now open for registration. As always, you can do so right here on our website, as well as by phone or in person.

Here are some highlights for this winter that you and your families may enjoy:


Open House | Wednesday, December 6th from 6pm to 8:30pm | Families, All Ages

Stop by for cookies and drinks, see demos and create cool crafts on machines, have holiday photos upstairs at our fireplace scene and then visit downstairs for holiday fun, and so much more!

Winter Reading Kickoff PJ PartyFriday, December 15th from 4pm to 5:30pm | Families, Kids of All Ages

Wear your PJs and enjoy our winter themed activities!

Wrap & Yap | Saturday, December 16th from 11am to 3pm

Drop in to wrap your gifts and chat with neighbors! We will provide the wrapping paper, ribbons, and tags along with hot chocolate.


A Night to Remember: True Tales from a Local Paranormal Team | Saturday, January 20th at 1:30pm | Adults

West Suburban Paranormal Investigations is an experienced team of paranormal investigators based out of Aurora and have investigated nearly 100 cases. They bring a wealth of knowledge, tempered with healthy skepticism and have plenty of stories and evidence to share.

Kids’ Kitchen | Friday, January 26th from 4pm to 5pm | Kids ages 8 to 12

Practice your culinary skills with a delicious wintertime treat!

Craft Exchange | Saturday, January 27th from 11am to 3pm | Teens & Adults

Have a lot of craft supplies leftover from projects? From January 23rd to the 27th, bring in your donations! The Exchange will be held on the 27th. Swap your yarn, fabric, cards, or anything else you may not want anymore. Please no hazardous items.


Promoting Healthy and Safe Communities: Secure Family Attachment | Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm (English) | Families, All Ages

Family Service Mental Health Center of Cicero will help you reflect about how your upbringing might be impacting the way you relate to important people in your life. The first half of this program is a presentation and the second half is paired with sound healing therapy.

Promoviendo comunidades seguas y saludables para las familias | Jueves, 15 de febrero a las 6pm

El Centro de Servicios de Salud Mental Para Familias de Cicero le puede ayudar a entender como su crianza podría estar impactando la forma en que se relaciona con las personas importantes en su vida. El programa está dividido en 2 partes. La primera parte es una presentación y la segunda parte consta de una terapia de sanación con sonido. 

T-Shirt Transformation |Saturday, February 10th at 1:30pm |Teens

Use an old shirt to make something new! Please bring your own if you can! Funding by PNG.

Lunar New Year Party! | Friday, February 16th from 5pm to 7pm | Families with children of all ages

Learn all about this important holiday and different cultures at our Lunar New Year Party. Test your luck in games and watch a performance from a real lion dance team.


Clear the Clutter | Thursday, March 14th at 6pm | Adults

Join M. Colleen Klimczak to improve your life by getting the most from your stuff. Recognize and Eliminate Clutter, then Maximize Your Stuff. Save time and money, and regain control of your home. 

Bubble Tea Drink and Keychains | Saturday, March 16th at 1:30pm | Teens

That’s right… learn to make this delicious drink and a matching keychain. Funding by PNG.

Silly Art Night | Wednesday, March 27th from 5pm to 6pm | Children of all ages with an adult

Buttons, and feathers, and glue, oh my! Have fun creating silly art and display your masterpieces around the library!