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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 "Kids" group.

STEM Club

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Join us for our monthly STEM program for kids. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. This month's activity is: holiday snow globe. ...

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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us on the River Forest Public Library YouTube channel for a live virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, 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 something cool. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
Do you have a disability and wonder where you can receive services and advocacy?  Would you like to connect with more peers? Join hosts Gary Arnold, Program Director for Progress Center for Independent Living, and Sarah Schwarting, LCSW, 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: Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Story Stretchers

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
Listen to a story and do creative extension activities like crafts, games, and storytelling. Advanced registration required. 4-7 years. ...

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+.

KIWANIS

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

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Join library staff for stories and songs. Advanced registration required. 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Program Description:
Book lovers unite! We'll be meeting up every month on the second Thursday to snack and talk about great tween reads. The first five registrants each month will receive a free copy of that months book to keep! Additional copies will be available for c...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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: 8
Program Description:
Crafting isn't just for kids! Join us in-person to make snowball bath bombs. 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Study Space: North
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Pick up a gingerbread house kit to make with your family and friends that will be both great to look at and tasty to eat! Grades 5-8. Register to reserve your kit. Pickup by the end of the day on 12/10. One per household. ...

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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Join library staff for stories and songs. Advanced registration required. Ages birth-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.
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:
An incredibly successful costume designer with eight Oscars to prove it, Edith Head’s dazzling career continues to inspire new generations of designers. She dressed the biggest stars to shine over Hollywood. Adored by some, hated by others, Edith Hea...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Pajama Story Time

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! Advanced registration required. Ages 2-7 years with 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+.

Cub Scout Group 67

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
Cub Scout meeting ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us on the River Forest Public Library YouTube channel for a live virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, 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 something cool. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
RFPL Facilities Committee Meeting ...
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 8 issues over 8 sessions. Attend all 8 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 "Kids" group.

Story Stretchers

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
Listen to a story and do creative extension activities like crafts, games, and storytelling. Advanced registration required. 4-7 years. ...

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+.