Upcoming Events

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

Holiday Music

December 7, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Get into the spirit of the season with a holiday music performance by local jazz musician James Callen. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Decorate Holiday Ornaments @ Creativita

December 8, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Tis the Season to be crafty! Come glaze a seasonal winter ornament. Advanced registration required for adults and youth. Ages 10+ with an adult **This event will be held at Creativita, 7512 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL ...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Pajama Story Time

December 9, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Program Description:
Each week September through November we will feature a new Take and Make activity in the MS and Teen area. While supplies last. Sponsored by Oak Park & River Forest Youth Services. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Mother Goose Café

December 10, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
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 coffee, stories, 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 "Everyone" group.

RFPL Facilities Committee Meeting

December 10, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
Meeting of the RFPL Facilities Committee. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Story Time at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

December 11, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
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.

Connect With Tech

December 11, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:

Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

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.

Afternoon Book Discussion Group

December 11, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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.   12/11: Prince Charles by Sally B. Smith ...

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.

Toddler Time

December 12, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Story Time

December 13, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Stories with Santa

December 14, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Santa is visiting the Library! Our annual holiday program for children features stories, crafts, and visits with Santa upstairs by the fireplace. Pictures taken with Santa will be posted to the library website. Caregivers are encouraged to snap their...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Program Description:
Each week September through November we will feature a new Take and Make activity in the MS and Teen area. While supplies last. Sponsored by Oak Park & River Forest Youth Services. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Mother Goose Café

December 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
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 coffee, stories, 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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Memory Cafe

December 17, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Community Member Led Event, Learn & Connect
Program Description:

A Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes along with their families and friends. Join for conversation and enjoyable activities in an informal setting. This program is sponsored by Senior Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships, with support from the River Forest Library.

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.

Social Stitching

December 18, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, STEAM
Program Description:

Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, cross-stitching, or sewing? Then join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month to socialize while you stitch! Bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

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 "Kids" group.

Snack Attack

December 18, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Learn how to make a fun seasonal snack at this after school cooking program. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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+.

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

December 19, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
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.

Gingerbread Houses

December 19, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Make a gingerbread house that will be both great to look at and tasty to eat! All materials are provided. Grades 5-8. Advanced registration required. ...

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.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Family Story Time

December 20, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
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 "Kids" group.

Lego Club

December 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Program Description:

LEGO fans will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided.

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Kids" group.

Amazing Artists

December 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
Learn about world famous artist Pablo Picasso, and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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+.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

DIY Snowflakes

December 27, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Visit the Children's Room to make your own snowflake. Supplies will be provides. Ages 3-10 with parent/caregiver. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Saturday Story Time

December 28, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Noon Year's Eve

December 31, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Happy New Year! Be the first to celebrate as you countdown to 2020 with activities, dancing, and snacks with a festive flair. For children of all ages and caregivers. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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+.

Early Closing

December 31, 2019
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Branches:
River Forest Public Library