Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Saturday Story Time

March 28, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Wake up and head to the Children's Room for stories and songs. This is a fun weekend story time for kids ages birth through 6 with a caregiver.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Please join author Linda Gartz for a discussion of her award-winning book, Redlined. Inspired by a trove of long-hidden family letters, diaries, and photos spanning the 20th Century, Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of re...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

March 31, 2020
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Great Decisions

April 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:

Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. Explore 8 issues over 8 sessions. Attend all 8 sessions in the series or come to individual sessions of interest.This program is brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

Today's Topic: U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

This program requires materials to be picked up at our adult service desk prior to the program.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

April Fool's Day Prank Club

April 1, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Learn about some fun family-friendly pranks just in time for April Fool's Day! Pranks will be kindhearted and not scary or mean. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. ...

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Accompanying Adults for Children's Programs

Children age 7 and younger must have a caregiver (age 12 or older) with them at all times while at the library, including during programs. Children may not be left unattended at the library unless they are age 8+.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Evening Book Club

April 1, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:

The Evening Book Discussion meets in the library meeting room. Books are available from the library Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date.

4/1: The Hunting Accident by David Carlson and Landis Blair ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Conversation Hour

April 2, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:
Help your little one practice their conversational skills with fun activities designed to get you and your child chatting. 3-5 years with caregiver. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

April 3, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:

Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies will be rated G or PG.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran

April 5, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Jacqueline Saper recounts her experiences living in pre-revolutionary Imperial Iran and post-revolutionary Islamic Republic of Iran. Saper explains Iran's culture, people, and government, including the restrictive policies imposed by the ruling cleri...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

April 6, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee, breakfast snacks, and conversation. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. This program is brought to you in partners...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

WSHDC

April 6, 2020
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
WSHDC Meeting ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Mother Goose Café

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, song, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with a caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

April 7, 2020
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Story Time at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

April 8, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join RFPL staff for stories, songs, rhymes, and a snack at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. **This program is held at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (7501 W North Ave, River Forest, IL 60305)** ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Afternoon Book Club

April 8, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:

Come for a discussion of a different title each month. Books are available for pick-up from the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date.

4/8: Educated by Tara Westover ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

KIWANIS

April 8, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
KIWANIS MEETING  ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Toddler Time

April 9, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Teen Tasters

April 9, 2020
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Try out a variety of unique foods from a different country each month in this fun taste test program.

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Story Time

April 10, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join library staff for stories and songs. This is a fun story time for kids ages birth through 6 with caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Foreign Film Forum

April 11, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Head to the River Forest Library for a free viewing of a foreign film on our big screen. Screenings are held on the second Saturday afternoon of each month.

April's Film: The World of Us (Korean) ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Pajama Story Time

April 13, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! Ages 2-7 years with caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Mother Goose Café

April 14, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, song, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with a caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library. 

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

April 14, 2020
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Great Decisions

April 15, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:

Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. Explore 8 issues over 8 sessions. Attend all 8 sessions in the series or come to individual sessions of interest.This program is brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

Today's Topic: China's Road Into Latin America ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

This program requires materials to be picked up at our adult service desk prior to the program.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Snack Attack

April 15, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Learn how to make a fun seasonal snack at this after school cooking program. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Toddler Time

April 16, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults for Early Childhood Programs

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. Children under age 5 must be in the immediate supervising vicinity of a caregiver at all times while at the library.