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This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. For ages 18 months - 3.

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.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Authors & Books, Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:

Food journalist Steve Dolinsky, known for his TV reports on Chicago food for NBC 5, comes to the Library to discuss all things Chicago pizza.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
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, then stay and play and make new friends! 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us today after this half day of school to watch My Neighbor Totoro and have a snack.

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 "Adults & Seniors" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Ready to catch up with some of this year's Academy Award–winning films? You can see them at the Library!

This month we are showing Anatomy of a Fall, the French drama that won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
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
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Read to a Dog

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:

Join library staff and Therapaws and read to a dog! This exercise allows emerging readers to get comfortable practicing with the best listener around, a dog! Four 15 minute time slots are available.

CLOSED AT 8PM

05/28/2024 @ 8:00pm - 05/30/2024 @ 9:00pm
Closing
Branches:
River Forest Public Library

Lincoln Fun Lunch

9:30am - 10:30am
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Community Room
Event Description

Parent volunteers from Lincoln PTO meeting to discuss Fun Lunch for school year 2024-25

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Family Fun Bags

9:00am - 9:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Pick up a bag of fun activities to do together at home. Bags are available while supplies last

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.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:

Do you love graphic novels? Do you love telling stories? Come to our comic making class and learn to create your own amazing comics! For grades 2-4. 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 "Adults & Seniors" group.
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:

Returning to the Library after her popular talk on Chicago's newest murals in 2021, historian and tour guide Beth Sair will now take you on a journey through many of the city's oldest and most stunning buildings, including the city's first public

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 and conversation about local matters. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community.

CLOSED AT 8PM

06/03/2024 @ 8:00pm - 06/06/2024 @ 9:00pm
Closing
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
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
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Virtual Event
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:

Join us on Zoom for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.

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 club meets the first Wednesday of each month. Books will be available for checkout one month in advance.

This month's selection: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Start the summer off right with our annual Summer Reading Kickoff Party! Sign-up for our summer reading program and you'll receive a ticket for a free scoop of ice cream, while supplies last.

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+.

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. 

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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Soundbath Meditation

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: 7
Program Description:

Yoga instructor Rhonda Fentry leads a form of meditation using ambient overlapping sounds and vibrations from crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tapping into your subconscious and awakening new energy. Please bring your own yoga mat.