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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: 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...

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​​​​​​​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.

Social (Distance) Stitching

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: 29
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. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Nailed It

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Program Description:
Just like the hilariously popular Netflix show “Nailed It”, tweens can sign up to be a contestant for this library version of the show. Contestants will have 2 challenges to recreate famous Pinterest-worthy projects. Will they “nail it” or “fail it”?...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Program Description:
We invite you to read the book and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla or at the library. We will meet virtually through zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link when...
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.

Tween Tasters

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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...

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.

​​​​​​​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.

Craft Together

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
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: Crumpled Paper Art ...

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. 

​​​​​​​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.

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: 30
Program Description:
Gather on the first Monday morning of every month for conversation over coffee over Zoom. It's a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. This program brought to you in partnership with River Fore...
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: 16
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.

Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
The Evening Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month. Books are available from the library Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date. This month's book: First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents by Bonni...
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
Seats Remaining: 23
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: Magnetic Poetry ...

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: 10
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 event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Program Description:
Keep your family, lawn, and environment healthy. Learn strategies to eliminate the use of pesticides and other chemicals in resident lawn care routines. Presented by David Murphy from The Deep Roots Project and Ryan Anderson and Vytas Pabedinskas fro...
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: 16
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: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Scams and Fraud Protection

10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Program Description:
Protect against identity theft, ruse burglaries, and financial, phone, mail, and home repair scams with Emlee Hilliard-Smith, Senior Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and RFPD Crime Prevention Officer Ben Ransom. Brought to you ...
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: 24
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 "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: 50
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: 16
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...