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

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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 on Zoom

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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.

Join on Zoom: registered participants will receive an email with the zoom link ahead of the program. ...

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

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Everyone" group.
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
River Forest Public Library Regular Board Meeting October 20, 2020 7:00 pm Agenda* Meeting Location: River Forest Village Hall - 1st Floor Community Room, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 This meeting will also be hosted v...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual LEGO Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Program Description:
Use your own LEGOs at home as we lead you through a series of challenges. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Fall Family Trivia

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Calling all Trivia buffs! Teams are invited to participate in a fun night of virtual family friendly trivia. Snacks will be available for teams to pick up in advance to enjoy while you play. Advanced registration required. For ages 10 ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Monarch Mondays

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Program Description:
Listen to and discuss books from the 2020-2021 Monarch Award nominee list. Register to receive Zoom link and password. Kids of all ages may listen. The Monarch Award was created for Grades K-2. This week's books are: The Undefeated ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30

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.

Haunted Cookie Cottages

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
It's creepy and its cookie! And all together goopy! Decorate your own edible haunted house! 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 ...

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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Program Description:
We invite you to read the book The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla or at the library. We will meet virtually throu...

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

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
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 "Kids" group.

Monarch Mondays

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Listen to and discuss books from the 2020-2021 Monarch Award nominee list. Register to receive Zoom link and password. Kids of all ages may listen. The Monarch Award was created for Grades K-2. This week's books are: King and Kayla and the Case of th...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
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.

Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
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: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson It is available on Hoopla here or for pick up at the 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.

Tween Tasters

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
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: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
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: Leaf Lions ...

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 "Tweens & Teens" group.

Tween Talk

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
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.
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Program Description:
River Forest author Michele Weldon will discuss her recent book, Act Like You're Having a Good Time, a collection of essays exploring a life of purpose through work, family, and relationships as a mature woman with a focus on growing up in River...

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.

Monarch Mondays

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Listen to and discuss books from the 2020-2021 Monarch Award nominee list. Register to receive Zoom link and password. Kids of all ages may listen. The Monarch Award was created for Grades K-2. This week's books are: If Sharks Disappeared ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
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: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30

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.

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.

Crafternoon

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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: Pony Bead and Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins ...

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 "Kids" group.

Monarch Mondays

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Listen to and discuss books from the 2020-2021 Monarch Award nominee list. Register to receive Zoom link and password. Kids of all ages may listen. The Monarch Award was created for Grades K-2. This week's books are:Be Kind & The Good Egg ...