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This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Tuesday Tales (Ages 0-6)

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and lots of movement in this fun and engaging, interactive story time! For ages 0-6, 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 "Kids" group.
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Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Program Description:

Join the Flying Fox Conservation Fund and learn about some of the most amazing creatures from around the world. There is something for everyone at this unique, hands on animal program.

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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.

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 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Offsite Event
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join the River Forest Public Library and Trailside Museum staff at the Trailside Museum of Natural History for a free “Stories in the Forest” program! Meet at the outdoor Nature Play Area Gazebo by the Museum.

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. 

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: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:

Crafting isn't just for kids! By popular demand, we are now offering our adult crafting program every other month.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Story Garden

9:00am - 9:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Wander through our garden as you read a story. Stories will change on the second Monday of the month.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Tuesday Tales (Ages 0-6)

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and lots of movement in this fun and engaging, interactive story time! For ages 0-6, 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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual Stories & Crafts

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Event
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us on the River Forest Library YouTube channel for a virtual program for young children.

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:

This summer, the afternoon book club is meeting on the second Tuesday of June, July, and August to discuss mystery novels.

This month's mystery: The Silent Spirit by Margaret Coel.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Community Art Project

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Stop in for a few minutes or the whole hour and work with others on a piece of community art that will be displayed at the library! The community art project occurs select Wednesdays and is ongoing. Last day to participate will be August 14th.

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. 

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy. Please wear appropriate clothing.

This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Offsite Event
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:

We're partnering with the Forest Preserves of Cook County! 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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+.

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: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:

Love boba? Come make your own at the library! Try different types of boba and do a cute boba craft. Advance registration required. For grades 5-8.

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

Film Lover Fridays

1:00pm - 3:30pm
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:

Join other movie lovers on the third Friday of every month to watch classic films. This summer, we're paying tribute to the king of summer blockbusters, Steven Spielberg.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books, Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:

Local author Mike Curtis's new book Around the World in 80 Sandwiches tells the story of one man's attempt to show his sons the world through sandwiches—either made at home or found at restaurants around Chicagoland.

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:

Enjoy a "welcome back" snack and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students. Sponsored by Oak Park River Forest Youth Services.

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

The Library is pleased to present a series of outdoor concerts in our garden on the fourth Thursday evening of June, July, and August.

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 event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: 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: Community Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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.

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: 20
Program Description:

Yoga instructor Rhonda Fentry leads an All Levels Yoga class. Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.