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

Inbetweeners Book Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Program Description:
Book lovers unite! We'll virtually be meeting up every month on the third Thursday to talk about great tween reads. The first five registrants each month will recieve a free copy of that month's book to keep! Additional copies will be available for c...

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​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Crafting isn't just for kids! Pick up a kit from the library for a fun craft for adults to do at home and join us on Zoom for some guidance and socializing along the way. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEM Challenge

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to complete your challenge together. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month's STEM activity is: Magnet Powered Cars ...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us on the River Forest Public Library YouTube channel for a live virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts. ...

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

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Social (Distance) Stitching

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Micromeals

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Using ingredients you have at home, we will show you how to make some delicious treats … each in a mug in the microwave! A list of ingredients will be distributed upon registration. Mugs available on a first come first serve basis. Advanced registrat...

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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Program Description:
We invite you to read the book and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla or at the library. We will meet virtually through zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link when...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Program Description:
Gather on the first Monday morning of every month for conversation over coffee over Zoom. It's a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. This program brought to you in partnership with River Fore...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us on the River Forest Public Library YouTube channel for a live virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts. ...

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

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Tween Talk

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Program Description:
Join in a virtual video session with Middle School and Teen Librarian Beth and OPRF Youth Services Interventionist Laura via Zoom. Chat, socialize, ask questions, play games, and hang out in our virtual tween library! Advanced registration required t...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
The Evening Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month. Books are available from the library Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date. This month's book: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Tween Tasters

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
Try out a variety of unique snacks from around the globe in the fun taste test program. Join us on Zoom for snack rating, trivia, and other fun games with friends. Snacks will be available to pick up one week in advance. Advanced registration require...

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.

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Craft Together

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to read a story together and work on your creations with your grown up. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Ages 2-5 years. This month's craft is: Contact Paper Collage ...

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. 

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us on the River Forest Public Library YouTube channel for a live virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts. ...

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

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Afternoon Book Club

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Join 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. This month's book: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens, Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Program Description:
This workshop/webinar introduces little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs, improve admissions chances and increase scholarship opportunities. Learn income, asset and borrowing tools not addressed at other college plan...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Crafternoon

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to learn how to create a fun craft. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month's craft is: Valentines & Heart Bookmarks ...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Crafting isn't just for kids! Pick up a kit from the library for a fun craft for adults to do at home and join us on Zoom for some guidance and socializing along the way. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Authors & Books, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 72
Program Description:
Author and activist Thomas Armstrong shares his first hand experiences in the Civil Rights Movement and discusses his book Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest T...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us on the River Forest Public Library YouTube channel for a live virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts. ...

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

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
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 R...