"Spirited Away"

Anime movie night

The Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites those in grades 6 through 12 to a special Teen After Hours: Anime Movie Night in Meeting Room 1 on the library’s lower level on Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m.

Enjoy snacks while watching the 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film “Spirited Away,” considered one of the greatest anime films ever made.

Register to attend by visiting online.

Slime time

Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites families for a gooey good time during a Science Saturdays: Family Slime Workshop on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families can sign up for a time slot to get messy and make slime together. The program is held in the Program Room.

Register to attend the event online.

‘Judy’ at North Riverside Library

Renee Zellweger in “Judy”

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites you to watch Renee Zellweger star as Hollywood singing legend Judy Garland in the acclaimed 2019 film “Judy,” for which Zellweger won an Academy Award for Best Actress during the next Mary’s Monthly Movie on Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m.

Admission is free and snacks are provided, but registration for this in-person screening is required. Visit online.

North Riverside Community Cookbook

North Riverside Parks and Rec is summoning all local home cooks to share their favorite recipes to create a Community Cookbook.

Send your best recipes to recreation@northriverside-il.org through April 11 and the Parks and Rec crew will collect them and mix them into a community culinary masterpiece.

If you want your recipe featured, submit the following info: Mark your recipe as a snack, side dish, entrée, dessert or beverage and list all ingredients, measurements and directions. Include a photo of the completed dish, if available.

Call 708-442-5515 with questions.

LTHS hosts one-act play festival

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board presents the Donna N. Mavros Student One-Act Play Festival on March 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at the South Campus Performing Center, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs.

The festival features “No Year’s Eve” directed by Brookfield resident Sarah O’Riley, “Trifles” directed by LaGrange resident Hannah Race and “The Patient” directed by Western Springs resident Ann Tracy.

Free. Shows run one after another with quick set changes in between.

And more

  • Lyons Township High School’s Peaceable School s Initiative Club welcomes holiday basket donations containing anything that might brighten a child’s holiday. The baskets will be donated to needy children at the Off the Streets Club, Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club. Drop off items, pre-assembled baskets or monetary donations at either campus main entrance through April 11. Email Michelle Harbin at mharbin@lths.net with questions.
  • Throughout March, the Riverside Department of Parks and Recreation is collecting pop-tabs outside its headquarters at 43 E. Quincy St. They will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The box will be out front from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • AARP Tax Aid is back at Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, and the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., to provide free tax assistance for those 60 and older. Volunteers will be at the Riverside Public Library on Wednesdays through April 6 and at the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library on Fridays through April 8. You must register for appointments in person at the respective libraries.
  • Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents “Unseen Things Are Still Here” featuring the work of Alexandra Antoine, J.B. Daniel, Kate Ingold, Esau McGhee and Elsa Munoz in the Freeark Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Garden through April 9. “The Bigger the Fear and Despair …” a two-person show featuring the work of Mayumi Lake and Stacia Yeapanis is in the FlexSpace Gallery through March 19. Proof of vaccine required. Hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites you to visit the Ancestry Help Desk on March 18 by appointment from 2 to 6 p.m. There’s also a Senior Medicare Patrol: Basic Information Presentation via Zoom on March 21 at 2 p.m. and Stretching and Meditation via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1543322) on March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Teen Services invites kids in grades 6-12 to play the Jackbox game The Devils and The Details on March 19 at 3 p.m.

Kids ages 4-up can participate in the programs Lapsit Storytime (Zoom only) on March 17 at 10:30 a.m.; After School Art Escape (in person or Zoom) on March 17 at 3:30 p.m.; Travel with Lester the Llama (Zoom only) on March 19 at 10:30 a.m.; ABCs and 123s (Zoom only) on March 21 at 10:30 a.m.; and Story Safari (Zoom only) on March 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Register for programs at the North Riverside library’s online events calendar.

  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites families with kids heading to college to attend the Zoom program Art of the Appeal on March 23 at 6 p.m. The webinar will discuss how to appeal for more financial aid and improve the likelihood of wining an appeal.

Call 708-485-6917 or visit the Brookfield library’s online events calendar to register for programs.

  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites you a meeting of the All in the Family genealogy interest group on March 22 at 7 p.m. Learn about resources the library has and share tips with others. All ages welcome.