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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...
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.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
Thank you for signing up. Zoom information below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82812883961?pwd=ZTdYTy9GQTRFaVNndUp3TUpNaGU2UT09 Meeting ID: 828 1288 3961 Passcode: RFPL Supplies for this program will be available for pick up...
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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Animal Story Yoga

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Program Description:
Your yoga flow will tell a story as you try out animal themed poses. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and simulcast on Zoom. Sign up for 1 event (outdoor or virtual) depending on preference. Those signed up outdoors will be tran...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Program Description:
Your yoga flow will tell a story as you try out animal themed poses. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and simulcast on Zoom. Sign up for 1 event (outdoor or virtual) depending on preference. Those signed up outdoors will be tran...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Animal Print Decor

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Make your room a little bit wilder with some animal print decor. 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.

Nanny Nikki Music Concert

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Program Description:
Join us for this live virtual event as Nanny Nikki performs a special musical show for young kids. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. All Ages. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Social Stitching

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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. Weather and safety permitting, this program will be socially distanced in the library ...
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.

Airplanes and Flyers

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
Learn how to make different types of paper flying machines. 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: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Do you love watching birds? Record all the birds you see in this DIY bird watching journal. It's simple to make and a fun place to write about birds. 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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Book Buzz

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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. Weather and safety permitting, this program will...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Bird Feeders

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
Make a bird feeder to hang out outside. 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. All Ages. ...
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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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. Weather and safety permitting, this p...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Treetop Trivia

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Test out your animal knowledge during an interactive trivia game. 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.
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Join fellow art and pet lovers to put a personal touch on a picture of your pet. A different artistic style will be explored each month. Registration is required. This month: Realism ...

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.

Animal Charades

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Play the classic game with an animal twist. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...
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: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron de Hart ...
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.