Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Kids" group.

Mario Kart Switch Tournament

February 17, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Test out your racing skills at this fun Switch video game tournament. 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+.

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

Switch It Up

February 17, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Play your Switch or ours with friends and snacks. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Mother Goose Café

February 18, 2020
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 stories, song, 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. 

FRED

February 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
FRED monthly meeting. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month.  ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Slime Time

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
Learn new techniques to craft different types of ooey gooey slime. Be prepared to get messy and have fun. 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+.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Memory Cafe

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Sponsored by the River Forest Township
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 R...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

RFPL Board of Trustees Meeting

February 18, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Great Decisions

February 19, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:

Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. Explore 8 issues over 8 sessions. Attend all 8 sessions in the series or come to individual sessions of interest.This program is brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

Today's Topic: India and Pakistan ...

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.

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

This program requires materials to be picked up at our adult service desk prior to the program.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Snack Attack

February 19, 2020
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Program Description:
Learn how to make a fun seasonal snack at this after school cooking program. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. ...

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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Toddler Time

February 20, 2020
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

February 21, 2020
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. 

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

Film Lover Friday

February 21, 2020
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.

This season we'll be watching Murder Mysteries. February's film: The Thin Man ...

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 Gaming/Movie

February 21, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect, 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 "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Family Trivia

February 21, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids, Tweens & Teens, Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Program Description:
Calling all Trivia buffs! 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 have a fu...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Saturday Story Time

February 22, 2020
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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Chicago's Most Wanted

February 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Authors & Books, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Chicago, when told it couldn't do something, went ahead and did it anyway. From sports to politics, gangsters to ghosts, Laura Enright presents amazing facts from her book Chicago's Most Wanted: The Top Ten book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters...

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.

Sensory Playtime

February 25, 2020
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:
Toddlers love learning through touching. With sensory-friendly play stations, they can touch and play while learning more about their environment. Ages 1-3 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.

Middle School Makers

February 25, 2020
3:30pm - 4:45pm
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, STEAM
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Social Stitching

February 26, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
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:
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. ...

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Sign Up Party

February 27, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
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:
Join us for playtime, treats, and to learn all about the library's new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. Ages birth-5 years. ...

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.

Story Studio: Mind-Bending Mysteries

February 27, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books, Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:
Play a round of Clue while discussing thrillers, true crime, and paranormal mysteries. Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Animals That Leap

February 29, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 53
Program Description:
Celebrate Leap Day in a hands on show featuring live animals from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund. Advanced registration required. For ages 3-10. ** Due to limited space in our meeting room, please register everyone who will be attending the show in...

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+.

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

Harriet Tubman Speaks

March 1, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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:
Marlene Rivero slips into the persona of the former slave who, after winning her own freedom, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad. In numerous trips back to the South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to the North. After the Civil Wa...

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

March 2, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
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:
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 partners...

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.

Raina Telgemeier Party

March 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Program Description:
Celebrate your favorite graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier with crafts, games and activities based on her books. ...

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+.

WSHDC

March 2, 2020
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
WSHDC Meeting ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Mother Goose Café

March 3, 2020
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 stories, song, 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.