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Chapter Book Club

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Do you like camping? Alvin sure doesn't! Luckily, he has his family and a bunch of gadgets on his side. In Chapter Book Club, we'll dive deep into Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. We'll do some reading, discussing, ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Stories in the Woods

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Join River Forest Public Library staff at the Trailside Museum of Natural History for stories in the woods! Program cancelled in the event of rain. Advanced registration required. Ages birth-age 5 ...

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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.

Park Play Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
This summer, story time comes to your favorite play grounds! Join library staff for big active story times near play grounds to tie the joy of reading and play together. Program cancelled in the event of rain. This week we will be at Washington Commo...

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.

All Levels Yoga

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda's Rhythms returns to lead an All Levels Yoga class. Registration required. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township. ...
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
Description:
Sunday hours, 1-5 PM, will resume after Labor Day. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Garden Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Listen to stories and sing songs with library staff in our beautiful garden this summer! Program cancelled in the event of rain. ...

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.

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

Memory Cafe - Hybrid

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 Café 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 in person at the Oak Park Township Senior Services' back parkin...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Film Lover Fridays

12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Join other movie lovers on the third Friday of every month to watch great classic films. This season we’re hitting the trail with westerns! Today we'll be watching A Fistful of Dollars (1964). Light refreshments will be served. Brought t...
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
Description:
Sunday hours, 1-5 PM, will resume after Labor Day. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Welcome Back

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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
Program Description:
Enjoy a "welcome back" snack and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students.  ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
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, Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
The Beach Boys are the ultimate sound of summer. Using video clips of the band's performances and interviews, music historian Gary Wenstrup will trace the arc of the Beach Boys' career from their early surfin' days to the more mature Pet Sounds era a...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, 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.
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:
Guest speaker John Elliott, retired naturalist from Cook County Forest Preserves, shares his research on the history of Thatcher Woods and other local forest preserves. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
Description:
Sunday hours, 1-5 PM, will resume after Labor Day. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Guesstimation Jar

9:00am - 9:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Description:
How many items do you think there are? If your guess is the closest, you'll win the contents of the jar! 1 guess per patron through the month, winner will be announced the following month. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
Age Group: Tweens & Teens, Adults & Seniors
Program Description:
How many items do you think there are? If your guess is the closest, you'll win the contents of the jar! 1 guess per patron through the month, winner will be announced the following month. Jar will be located on the second floor for both teens and ad...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Tween Tasters

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Program Description:
Try out a variety of unique snacks from around the globe in the fun taste test program. Join us for snack rating, trivia, and other fun games with friends.  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.

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, 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.  ...