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This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Program Description:
Pick up a program in a bag kit to enjoy at home! Bags will be different each week and include craft and activity supplies. Register via our online program calendar to reserve your bag. Reservations open Friday at 9 AM. Pickup begins the following Mon...

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.

Outdoor Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us in the Library's front garden for a socially distanced story time for young children. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. No ...

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.

Safari Animal Origami

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
Learn how to fold paper into fun animal shapes. Supply kits will be available for pick up at the Library 1 week before the program. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...
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. ...

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.

DIY Plush Sloth

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Everybody needs a pocket sloth! Using felt sheets and simple hand sewing techniques, learn how to make adorable plush sloths that can hang from any nearby branch. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. ...

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.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Messy Art

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Get ready to make fun (and messy) artistic creations. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. Advanced registration required to reserve y...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Messy Art

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Get ready to make fun (and messy) artistic creations. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. Advanced registration required to reserve y...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Messy Art

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Get ready to make fun (and messy) artistic creations. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. Advanced registration required to reserve y...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Messy Art

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Get ready to make fun (and messy) artistic creations. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. Advanced registration required to reserve y...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Outdoor Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us in the Library's front garden for a socially distanced story time for young children. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. No ...

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.

Elephant Bridges

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
Can you build a bridge strong enough to hold an elephant? Supply kits will be available for pick up at the Library 1 week before the program. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...

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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Program Description:
Bring a blanket and some snacks and join us on the library lawn to watch some of your favorite animal flicks. Ages 10+ This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are requir...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Program Description:
Pick up a program in a bag kit to enjoy at home! Bags will be different each week and include craft and activity supplies. Register via our online program calendar to reserve your bag. Reservations open Friday at 9 AM. Pickup begins the following Mon...

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.

Outdoor Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us in the Library's front garden for a socially distanced story time for young children. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. No ...

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.

Bingo

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Join us for a lively interactive Bingo game. Kits with prizes and Bingo cards will be available for pick up at the Library 1 week before the program. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...

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.

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: 75
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.

Fantastic Quilled Beasts

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Learn the elegant art of Quilling. Join us for a beginner's quilling class where you’ll learn the basic coils and scrolls used most in quilling, and then put your new skills to work on a fantastic creation of your own! Advanced registration required ...

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.

LEGO Farms and Zoos

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Use your own LEGOs at home as we lead you through a series of animal home themed challenges. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Outdoor Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join us in the Library's front garden for a socially distanced story time for young children. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. No ...

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.

Wild about Trivia

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Calling all Trivia buffs! Teams are invited to participate in a fun evening of virtual family friendly animal trivia. Only one person per team needs to register. This event will be held using Kahoot and Zoom. Advanced registration required. For ages ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Program Description:
The Greatest of All Time Olympic athletes are hiding in the garden. See if you can find your favorite! This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 an...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Program Description:
The Greatest of All Time Olympic athletes are hiding in the garden. See if you can find your favorite! This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 an...