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This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
Online Zoom Meeting This meeting will take place virtually via phone or computer. You may listen to the meeting by participating in a telephone conference call as follows, dial-in number: 312-626-6799 with meeting ID: 826 5145 4065. You ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Tween Tasters

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Try out a variety of unique snacks from around the globe in the fun taste test program. Join us on Zoom for snack rating, trivia, and other fun games with friends. Snacks will be available to pick up one week in advance. Advanced registration require...

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Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

​​​​​​​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: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Program Description:
Meet the candidates for the upcoming election. Brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest. You can send questions in advance to lwvoprf1924@gmail.com or submit them to the chat on Zoom duri...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Craft Together

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to read a story together and work on your creations with your grown up. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Ages 2-5 years. This month's craft is: Cotton ball bunnies ...

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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. 

​​​​​​​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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Program Description:
Meet the candidates for the upcoming election. Brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest. You can send questions in advance to lwvoprf1924@gmail.com or submit them to the chat on Zoom duri...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Program Description:
Meet the candidates for the upcoming election. Brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest. You can send questions in advance to lwvoprf1924@gmail.com or submit them to the chat on Zoom duri...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live 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. ...

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

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

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.

Afternoon Book Club

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Join 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's book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
This meeting will take place virtually via phone or computer. You may listen to the meeting by participating in a telephone conference call as follows, dial-in number: 312-626-6799 with meeting ID: 880 1790 4464. You may also participate vi...
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: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Program Description:
(for middle school families) This workshop/webinar will emphasize the importance of getting a jumpstart on college planning and introduce financial aid options available to early planners. It will also cover mistakes to avoid when saving for college ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Crafternoon

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to learn how to create a fun craft. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month's craft is: Jellyfish ...

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.

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Crafting isn't just for kids! Pick up a kit from the library for a fun craft for adults to do at home and join us on Zoom for some guidance and socializing along the way. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. This month we...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 62
Program Description:
Learn about the federal government's lending policy that segregated America and its impact on author Linda Gartz's community and family as recorded in long-hidden letters and diaries. Her landlord parents nurtured tenants and buildings on Chicag...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live 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. ...

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.

Memory Cafe

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
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 "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

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 "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
  This meeting will take place virtually via phone or computer. Public comments and any responses will be read into the public meeting record.  You may submit your written public comments via email in advance of the meeting to: jber...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual LEGO Club

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Use your own LEGOs at home as we lead you through a series of challenges. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Inbetweeners Book Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Program Description:
Book lovers unite! We'll virtually be meeting up every month on the third Thursday to talk about great tween reads. The first five registrants each month will recieve a free copy of that month's book to keep! Additional copies will be available for c...

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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
Program Description:
Meet the candidates for the upcoming election. Brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest. You can send questions in advance to lwvoprf1924@gmail.com or submit them to the chat on Zoom duri...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Program Description:
Meet the candidates for the upcoming election. Brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest. You can send questions in advance to lwvoprf1924@gmail.com or submit them to the chat on Zoom duri...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Community Member Led Event, Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Program Description:
Learn more about the Girl Scouts at our Puppets and Pajamas Party!  We invite you to put on your comfiest pajamas, bring a yummy snack, and get ready to make a paper puppet! We will be reading the story, "Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing A...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEM Challenge

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to complete your challenge together. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month's STEM activity is: Rainbows in a jar ...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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