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This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Description:

Pick up a program in a bag kit to enjoy at home! Bags will be different each month and include craft or activity supplies. Available on a first come first served basis. Grades 5-12.

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

Tuesday Tales (Ages 0-6)

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and lots of movement in this fun and engaging, interactive story time! For ages 0-6, 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:

Listen to a story and do creative extension activities like crafts, games, and storytelling. Registration is 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+.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy. Please wear appropriate clothing.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Offsite Event
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:

The evening book club meets the first Wednesday of each month. Books will be available for checkout one month in advance.

This month's meeting takes place offsite, at a member's house, to select books for next year's discussions.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. For ages 18 months - 3.

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: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:

Try out a variety of unique foods from a different country each month in this fun taste test program. Advance registration required.

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.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join library staff for stories and songs, then stay and play and make new friends! For kids ages birth through 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.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Fireside
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:

River Forest's own jazz pianist James Callen returns to the Library with his trio for an afternoon of live music on the second floor.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEM Club (Grades K-4)

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: 16
Program Description:

Join us for our monthly STEM program for kids. Registration is 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+.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy. Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Tuesday Tales (Ages 0-6)

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and lots of movement in this fun and engaging, interactive story time! For ages 0-6, 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. 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:

The afternoon book club meets the second Wednesday of each month. Books will be available for checkout one month in advance.

This month's selection: TBD

This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:

Listen to a story and do creative extension activities like crafts, games, and storytelling. Registration is 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+.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy. Please wear appropriate clothing.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

This program is designed for young children to attend with a caregiver. Please plan to be engaged with your child during this program. For ages 18 months - 3.

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: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:

Come decorate your very own gingerbread house! We will provide everything you need, but dress for mess, just in case. Advance registration required.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Program Description:

Crafting isn't just for kids! This month's craft: TBD. We will provide all materials, so you only need to bring your creativity. Registration required. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join library staff for stories and songs, then stay and play and make new friends! For kids ages birth through 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 "Families" group.

Winter Craft (Families)

10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:

Drop in and make a winter themed craft at the library! For families.

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+.

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. 

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy. Please wear appropriate clothing.

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

All Levels Yoga

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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: 20
Program Description:

Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda's Rhythms returns to lead an All Levels Yoga class. Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

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: Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Program Description:

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to bake cookies and share them with others. Bring a batch of homemade cookies, along with the recipe you used, for other amateur bakers to taste and take home.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:

Join us for our monthly crafting program for kids! Registration is required. For 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+.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Messy Program Alert

This program involves getting messy. Please wear appropriate clothing.

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

Tuesday Tales (Ages 0-6)

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and lots of movement in this fun and engaging, interactive story time! For ages 0-6, 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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Program Description:

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.