Upcoming Events

Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room

Toddler Time

June 20, 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. 

Intergalactic Yoga

June 20, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
Practice your sun salutations and more at this space themed yoga class just for kids. Remember to wear comfy clothes and bring a towel or yoga mat. 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+.

Astrology Art

June 20, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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:
What's your sign? Learn how to create an easy watercolor zodiac constellation art with this step-by-step tutorial. Advanced registration required. ...

Family Story Time

June 21, 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. 

Film Lover Fridays

June 21, 2019
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:

Join other movie lovers on the 3rd Friday of every month to watch popular and entertaining films! Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before the film starts. Light refreshments will be served. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Today we'll be watching It Happened One Night ...

Dooleys Concert

June 21, 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Join us on the library lawn for our annual Dooleys concert! The Dooleys are River Forest natives who have been entertaining Chicagoland for over 30 years with their delightful banter and wide musical repertoire. Brought to you in partnership with Riv...

Potty People: Toilet Training for Every Child

June 22, 2019
9:00am - 11:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Community Member Led Event, Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
You will leave Toilet Training for Every Child with all the knowledge you need to navigate this critical step in your child’s development. Specific, time-tested methods will be introduced that address the learning differences of children with special...

Saturday Story Time

June 22, 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. 

Closed

All Day
Description:
The Library will be closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day. ...

Marbled Planets

June 24, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Drop in to paint your own unique planets using a marbling technique. For children of all ages 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+.

Chris Fascione's Storytelling Show

June 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Story-performer Chris Fascione acts out the best of classical and contemporary children's literature and folktales in a fun-filled, participatory show featuring storytelling, mime, juggling, and comedy. This program will be held outside, weather perm...

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+.

Alien Attack Nerf War

June 25, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Description:
Bring your NERF gun and your friends (or make some here) and destroy alien targets in the library battleground. ...

Social Stitching

June 26, 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:

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.

Cosmic Brownie Blast Off

June 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Enjoy out-of-this-world activities and make crafts inspired by our favorite sweet treat as you snack on Cosmic Brownies. 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.

KIWANIS

June 26, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
KIWANIS meeting. ...

Moon Sand Sensory Play

June 27, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Calling all astronauts! Imagine you are on the moon while you play with squishy sensory sand. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. ...

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. 

Anime Universe

June 27, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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: 0
Program Description:
Join us for a one-day anime workshop with Addie Afable of Artistic Dragon to learn and improve anime drawing skills. Advanced registration required. ...

KonMari 101: Tidy Your Home, Change Your Life

June 27, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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: 35
Program Description:
Made popular by Marie Kondo's bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kono, the KonMari Method helps you live life efficiently, moving in the direction of your true passion, purpose, and joy. Cert...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebration

June 28, 2019
10:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Authors & Books, Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read the story and do activities based on the classic children's book. ...

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. 

Closed

All Day
Description:
The Library will be closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day. ...

Harry Potter Family Fest

July 1, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
Explore Harry Potter themed crafts, games, trivia, snacks and more at this fun party designed for families to enjoy together. Advanced registration required. ...

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+.

Mother Goose Café

July 2, 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. 

Astronaut Eats

July 2, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Space food has specific requirements of providing balanced nutrition for individuals working in space, while being easy and safe to store, prepare and consume in the machinery-filled weightless environments of manned spacecraft. But does it taste goo...

Make Your Own UFO

July 2, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Unidentified Flying Objects will be falling from the sky as you use recycled materials to create your own alien spacecraft in celebration of World UFO Day. For children of all ages 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+.

Drop in Patriotic Crafts

July 3, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Drop in to the Children's Room to make crafts that celebrate Independence Day. For children of all ages with parent/caregiver. ...