We would love your input on what computer classes we should offer at the library.  Please fill out the survey below to let us know what computer classes would be of most interest to you.  

What computer classes would you like to see taught at the library?
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What specific topics would you like to see addressed? For example, if you want a class on Excel, what specific functions do you want to learn?
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From the following list of potential computer class topics, please pick your top 4 choices of classes to be offered.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published in the U.S. on September 1, 1998.  Join us in celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter wizarding fun with the following programs:

Help us Build Hogwarts
September 4-29
Drop by the Youth Department and help us put together our LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit.

DIY Harry Potter Wand (registration required)
Saturday, September 8, 2 pm
Tweens, teens and Adults are invited to join us in the library’s Meeting Room to make a cool Harry Potter-inspired wand out of a chopstick! Hot glue guns will be used – you have been warned.  Younger school-aged children may attend with an adult.

Online registration for DIY Harry Potter Wand


Harry Potter Trivia Night (registration required)
Thursday, September 24, 7 pm
Teams (4 people or less) can test their Harry Potter book and movie knowledge at our Trivia Night.  This is open to any age level (kids, teens, adults) as long as participants have knowledge of Harry Potter.  Butterbeer and Sorting Hat cupcakes will be served. Register as a team - 1 person from team registers and list others on the team in notes section when registering online.

Online registration for Harry Potter Trivia Night 


Harry Potter Escape Room (registration required)
Tuesday, October 9, time slots start at 5:30
Professor Umbridge has locked you in a room for detention! You and your team have 30 minutes to solve all the puzzles and escape before she returns with dementors. Please sign up your team for only ONE time slot and arrive a few minutes before your start time.  Register as a team - 1 person from team registers and list others on the team in notes section when registering online. 

Online registration for Harry Potter Escape Room

The Clarendon Hills Public Library has added two fun games to our list of items available to CHPL cardholders. Borrow our classic Bocce Ball set or a 5 foot tall Jenga-styled wooden block tower. Perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties and other events. The wooden tumble tower game is quite heavy and may require a cart or two people to haul it from your vehicle to your home. Please contact the library in advance to ensure availability for either of these items.

To put the Bocce Ball Set on hold, click here: https://catalog.swanlibraries.net/client/en_US/cns/search/results?qu=bocce+ball&te=&lm=CNS

To put the Giant Tumble Tower on hold, click here: https://catalog.swanlibraries.net/client/en_US/cns/search/results?qu=giant+tumble+tower&te=&lm=CNS

  • 2 week loan period
  • Can only be checked out by CHPL cardholders
  • Can only be put on hold by CHPL cardholders
  • $1/day overdue fee if returned late
  • Must be returned directly to our library (not other SWAN libraries)
  • Cannot be put in the book drop

FB bocce ball and wooden tower game

If you like to use the library's Media on Demand/Overdrive service, you are in luck!  You can now have 20 items checked out and 20 items on hold at a time when using Media on Demand. The limit used to be 10 items checked out and 10 items on hold. So enjoy checking out more ebooks, eaudiobooks and streaming video than ever before!