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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: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Program Description:
Pick up a bag of fun crafts and activities to do at home on your time off from school.  Pick up at the library between March 25-28. Bags that are not picked up will be given away on the 29th. ...

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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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Study Space: North
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
Who doesn't love receiving a subscription box, chosen with care, just for them? Each of our book boxes contains a book hand-picked to match your reading preferences, and a bunch of themed goodies. How do we know what you will like to read? After regi...

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: Study Space: South
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
Who doesn't love receiving a subscription box, chosen with care, just for them? Each of our book boxes contains a book hand-picked to match your reading preferences, and a bunch of themed goodies. How do we know what you will like to read? After regi...

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.

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: Paper Plate Paint Twisting ...

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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: The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Irish) ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Block Party

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Learn & Connect, STEAM
Program Description:
Drop in to build with many kinds of blocks and see what you can create together. Ages birth -10. ...

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.

Social Stitching

10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
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. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Sensory Playtime

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Babies and toddlers explore their five senses through engaging sensory stations. Advanced registration required.  Birth - 3 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.

Sensory Playtime

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Kids explore their five senses through engaging sensory stations. Advanced registration required. Ages 4-10. ...

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.

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.
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
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 April 1-3. This month's theme is: Gardening.  ...

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 "Kids" group.

Puppet Party

10:00am - 11:30am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Description:
Drop in to make your own paper bag puppet and put on your own puppet show. Ages 2--10. ...

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.
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:
For over twenty years, Raices Gitanas has been educating and entertaining with Flamenco dance and music presentations. Pronounced, rye-ée-ses hit-án-as, Raices Gitanas means ”Gypsy Roots” in Spanish. Gypsies are nomads. Starting a thousand years ag...
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: Balloon Racers ...

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.

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 ...

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 "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:  ...