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This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens, Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Calling all trivia buffs! Teams are invited to participate in a fun evening of family friendly trivia. Only one person per team needs to register. Please state how many team members you have in the notes field upon registration. Answers will be submi...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Global Film Forum

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Head to River Forest Library to enjoy some great global cinema. Following the screening will be a discussion about the film. This month: Minari, Korean/English ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
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 9 issues over 9 sessions. Attend all 9 sessions in ...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Program Description:
This month, the Evening Book Discussion will take place on Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link. Books are available from the library Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date. This month: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 61
Program Description:
Dr. Michelle Mishur examines Jacqueline Kennedy's impact on culture in America during her tenure as first lady and illuminates the interrelationship between Jackie's style, grace and poise and her interests in fashion, art, and other subjects. Brought...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

VIRTUAL - Coffee Monday

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Program Description:
Join us on Zoom this month for community conversation. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. This month will feature We Are...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Program Description:
Join us on Zoom 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. This month: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

VIRTUAL - Gentle Yoga

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Program Description:
This virtual class will take a softer approach to yoga led by Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda's Rhythms. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Memory Cafe

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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 "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
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 9 issues over 9 sessions. Attend all 9 sessions in ...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Join us for a lively evening with bestselling author Jasmine Guillory as she discusses the importance of real life and the modern rom-com.  Jasmine Guillory is a writer, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, incl...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Film Lover Fridays

12:00pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
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 great classic films. This season we’re showing comedies. Today we'll be watching Arsenic and Old Lace. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Program Description:
In this virtual performance, Dr. Ada Cheng explores several major themes: the meanings of home(land), racial profiling and the image of the perpetual foreigner, and anti-Asian racism under the pandemic. The performance is 45 minutes, followed by a 15...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Social Stitching

10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, 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. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Book Buzz

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Calling all book lovers! No time to read an assigned book each month? Come hear our librarians tell you about new and upcoming books you might enjoy and share what you have loved reading recently, too. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Global Film Forum

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Head to River Forest Library to enjoy some great global cinema. Following the screening will be a discussion about the film. This month: To Take a Wife (Israel) ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Great Decisions

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, 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 9 issues over 9 sessions. Attend all 9 sessions in ...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

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

Evening Book Club

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 month: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny  ...
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, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cook Book hit shelves, with sales that rivaled The Bible. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became t...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

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. Brought to you in partnership with River F...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Afternoon Book Club

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. This month: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Crafting isn't just for kids! Join us in-person to make___. We provide the supplies, so just bring your creativity. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. Registration required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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: 15
Program Description:
Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda's Rhythms returns to lead a yoga class designed for everyone. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Memory Cafe

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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...