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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: 4
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.

Scarf It

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Hang out, snack, and stitch! Learn to loom knit a scarf perfect for the chilly weather. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12 ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Book Buzz

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Calling all book lovers! No time to read an assigned book each month? Come hear our librarians tell you about new and upcoming books you might enjoy and share what you have loved reading recently, too. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Winter Break Bored Bag

9:00am - 9:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Pick up a bag of fun crafts and activities to do at home on your time off from school. Pick up at the library between December 17-22. Bags that are not picked up will be given away on 12/23. ...
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: 6
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.

Film Lover Fridays

12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:
Join other movie lovers on the 3rd Friday of every month to watch great classic films. This season we’re showing Henry Fonda movies. Today we'll be watching Young Mr. Lincoln. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
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, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:
Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies will be rated G or PG. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Lego Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
LEGO fans will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. ...

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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Study Space: North
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
Who doesn't love receiving a subscription box, chosen with care, just for them? Each of our book boxes contains a book hand-picked to match your reading preferences, and a bunch of themed goodies. How do we know what you will like to read? After regi...

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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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Study Space: South
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Who doesn't love receiving a subscription box, chosen with care, just for them? Each of our book boxes contains a book hand-picked to match your reading preferences, and a bunch of themed goodies. How do we know what you will like to read? After regi...

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.

Crafternoon

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Join us for our monthly crafting program for kids. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. This month's activity is: Snow Dough People ...

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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Memory Cafe

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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:
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 "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: 10
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+.

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: 7
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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Baby Time on Zoom

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Program Description:
Babies and caregivers can join us on Zoom for story time specially tailored to our youngest friends. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. Birth-18 months. ...

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.

Social Stitching

10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
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. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Noon Year's Eve: Session 1

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Program Description:
Happy New Year! Be the first to celebrate as you countdown to 2022 with activities and crafts with a festive flair. Advanced registration required. For children of all ages and caregivers. *Due to space constraints, we will be doing this program mult...

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.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Noon Year's Eve: Session 2

11:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Program Description:
Happy New Year! Be the first to celebrate as you countdown to 2022 with activities and crafts with a festive flair. Advanced registration required. For children of all ages and caregivers. *Due to space constraints, we will be doing this program mult...

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+.