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Book Buzz

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

Craft Together

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Join us for our monthly crafting program for younger kids with their grownups. Advanced registration required. Ages 2-5. This month's activity is: Alphabet Sticky Boards  ...

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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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Saturday 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. Advanced registration required. Ages birth through 7 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.

Global Film Forum

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Head to River Forest Library to enjoy some great global cinema. Following the screening will be a discussion about the film. This month: To Take a Wife (Israel) ...
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.

Great Decisions

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Program Description:
Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. Explore 9 issues over 9 sessions. Attend all 9 sessions in ...

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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 "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:  ...
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.

Sculptionary

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Learn & Connect, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Bring a friend and compete against other teams to see who can win! It's basically Pictionary. With clay instead of pencils. Think you can win? Advanced registration required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy.  Please wear appropriate clothing.

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 ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 March 4-6. This month's theme is: Sports.  ...

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.

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 "Adults & Seniors" group.
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:
Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cook Book hit shelves, with sales that rivaled The Bible. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became t...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

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: Zip Line Face Off ...

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: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles ...
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+.