Upcoming Events

Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room

Interactive Wizard of Oz

August 24, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Follow the yellow brick road to River Forest Library to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz! Join us for a costume contest and interactive movie viewing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Brought to you in partnership with Rive...

Closed

All Day
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
Description:
The Library will be closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day. ...

Special Board Meeting

August 26, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
Special Board Meeting ...

Social Stitching

August 28, 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.

Welcome Back

August 28, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Description:
Enjoy a "welcome back" snack and craft and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students. ...

Toop 45774

August 29, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
Troop 45774 ...

Closed

All Day
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
Description:
The Library will be closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day. ...
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. ...

Evening Book Discussion Group

September 4, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
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 month's book: The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett ...

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.

Branches:
River Forest Public Library
Description:
The Library will be closed in order to prepare the building for our renovation project, which will begin on Monday, September 9th. Today, our circulation department will be relocated to the Barbara Hall Meeting room. Thank you for your patience. ...

Barbara Scoblic Author Event

September 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Barbara Scoblic will discuss her new memoir of resilience, courage, and reinvention, Lost Without the River, which covers her experience growing up on a small Depression-era farm in South Dakota while yearning for a bigger life. ...

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.

Coffee Monday

September 9, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
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.

This month is sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages in Oak Park! They will bring their fair trade coffee and discuss fair trade and ethical retailing practices. ...

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.

Pajama Story Time

September 9, 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. 

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. ...

Story Time at Fresh Thyme

September 11, 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. 

Connect With Tech

September 11, 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.

Afternoon Book Discussion Group

September 11, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
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.

Family Disney Trivia

September 13, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Program Description:
Calling Disney buffs of all ages! Come share your expert knowledge, win prizes, and have a blast! Teams of 4-6 players are invited to participate in a fun night of family friendly trivia. A pizza dinner will be served. If you want to play but don't h...

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.

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. ...

Memory Cafe

September 17, 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.

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. ...

Social Stitching

September 25, 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.

Social Stitching

September 25, 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.

Apple Program at Fresh Thyme

September 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:
Sample a variety of apples, try fresh squeezed apple juice, and even paint with apples at this fun fall event ...

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.

Saturday Story Time

September 28, 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. 

A Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

September 29, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Steve Darnall, host of the popular WGN radio show Those Were the Days, looks at some of the biggest shows and stars to emerge from the early years of radio, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Amos & Andy, and The Shadow, with sound clips and stories...

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.