Upcoming Events

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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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Social Stitching

October 23, 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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Tyra Manning and Karen Keilt Author Event

October 24, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
We are thrilled to welcome author Tyra Manning along with special guest Karen Keilt. Tyra will be discussing her new release, Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling and Karen will present her memoir, The Parrot’s Perch. Each presentat...

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.

Saturday Story Time

October 26, 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 "Everyone" group.

Sunflower Chamber Orchestra Concert

October 27, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music by the Sunflower Chamber Orchestra—a children’s orchestra located in River Forest! Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Music and Potlucks

November 1, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Music and Potlucks is a great local organization dedicated to nourishing the community with cultural events and supporting our neighbors. This evening Mark Dvorak will present his The American Folk Song music program alongside a dessert potluck and f...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

November 4, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
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 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 "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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Evening Book Discussion Group

November 6, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

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

Harry Potter Divination Class

November 7, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Come divine your future Harry Potter style! Learn to read tea leaves, chart the stars, and craft your very own fortune teller. Make Professor Trelawney proud! Advanced registration required. Grades 5-8. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Memoir Writing Workshop

November 10, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Program Description:
Do you have stories to share? Cathaleen Roach will lead carefully calibrated (and short!) memory and writing exercises to help start your writing process and develop skills for effective and interesting memoir writing. Advanced Registration Recommend...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Pajama Story Time

November 11, 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.

Story Time at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

November 13, 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

November 13, 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.

During the renovation, this program will take place upstairs in the Middle School area of 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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Afternoon Book Discussion Group

November 13, 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. ...

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.

Boogie Woogie Kid

November 17, 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:
Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid performs a family-friendly program of New Orleans Boogie-Blues-Swing and Song favorites from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. With hits like Ain’t Misbehavin, It Had to be You, In The Mood, When the Saints Go Marchin’ In,...
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

November 19, 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

November 19, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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 "Kids" group.

Snack Attack

November 20, 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: 29
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

November 21, 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

November 22, 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.