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

Toddler Time

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

Join us for stories, music, and movement. 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.

Tween Tasters

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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 ...

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Food Allergies

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

Troop 45774

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
Monthly Girl Scout troop meeting...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Story Time and Play

10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join library staff for stories and songs, then stay and play and make new friends! This is a fun story time and play 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 "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.  ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Hoot 'n Howl

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Program Description:
Join River Forest Public Library, River Forest Park District, and the Forest Preserve of Cook County for an evening of family fun featuring live music, pumpkin painting, native animals, spooky stories, s’mores and more. This free event will be held a...

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. 

This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
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:
Gardening maven Nina Koziol returns! Discover shrubs, perennials and grasses for the home garden that offer great autumn color with their foliage, textures, late-season flowers and seed heads. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Towns...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEM Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Join us for our monthly STEM program for kids. Advanced registration 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.

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 Library YouTube channel for a live 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 - 4:30pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Learn & Connect, 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 "Everyone" group.

Focus Group (Virtual)

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description:
Help us plan for the future of the library! We are holding a series of focus group sessions as part of our strategic planning process. We invite you to attend a virtual session. Each session is limited to 8 participants and will last approximately on...
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 discussion group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Books are available at the circulation desk one month before the meeting. This month's book is An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. ...
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: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
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 "Everyone" group.

Focus Group (Virtual)

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description:
Help us plan for the future of the library! We are holding a series of focus group sessions as part of our strategic planning process. We invite you to attend a virtual session. Each session is limited to 8 participants and will last approximately on...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by th...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Toddler Time

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

Join us for stories, music, and movement. 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. 

Community Blood Drive

11:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Event Description
Community Blood Drive ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Family Story Time and Play

10:00am - 11:00am
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Barbara Hall Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood
Program Description:
Join library staff for stories and songs, then stay and play and make new friends! This is a fun story time and play 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 "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.  ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Chair 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: 3
Program Description:
Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda's Rhythms returns to lead a chair yoga class. Registration required. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Adult Coloring Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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:
Coloring isn't just for kids! Studies have shown that coloring has mental health benefits for adults. It's relaxing, fun, and an opportunity to socialize at the library. We will provide materials, so you do not need to bring anything. Brought to you ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Pajama Story Time

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: Story Times/Early Childhood

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! Ages 2-7 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.