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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, breakfast snacks, and conversation. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Brought to you in partnership with River F...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEM Club

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Join us for our monthly STEM program for kids. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4. This month's activity is: Ice Melt Challenge ...

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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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Baby 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: 12
Program Description:
Join library staff for stories and songs. Advanced registration required. Ages birth -18months 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.

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 virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts.  ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

3:30pm - 4:45pm
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, STEAM
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make something cool. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
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: 12
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 "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 Discussion meets in the library meeting room. Books are available from the library Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date. This month: The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, P...
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: 12
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.

Tween Tasters

3:45pm - 4:30pm
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 for snack rating, trivia, and other fun games with friends.  Advanced registration required to receive Zoom Link ...

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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.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
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: 24
Program Description:
Pick up a bag of fun activities to do together at home during the weekend. Advanced registration required. Register for 1 bag per family and pick up at the library between January 7-9. This month's theme is: Outer Space.  ...

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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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Story 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: 12
Program Description:

Join library staff for stories and songs. This is a fun story time for kids ages birth through 6 with caregiver.

Advanced registration required ...

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, 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 "Adults & Seniors" group.
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: 15
Program Description:
Looking to start a new wellness journey for the new year? Rhonda Fentry leads a form of meditation using ambient overlapping sounds and vibrations from Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tapping into your inner deep subconscious and awakening new e...

Girl scout meeting

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
Girl scout will be earning the first aid badge. We will be having a nurse & doctor speak about job duties and create a first aid kit together....
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Pajama Story Time

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! Advanced registration required. Ages 2-7 years with caregiver. ...

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.

Baby 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: 12
Program Description:
Join library staff for stories and songs. Advanced registration required. Ages birth -18months 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.

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 virtual story time for young children. Subscribe to our page for alerts.  ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Middle School Makers

3:30pm - 4:45pm
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, STEAM
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make something cool. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services ...
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:
Come 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: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell ...
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: 12
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 "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: 75
Program Description:
On average, college students are taking 6 years to get a 4-year degree. We will discuss ways to beat that average! We will review important factors in preparing for the college search. You’ll learn new ways to explore colleges for “fit” and how to en...
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: 12
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 "Everyone" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board