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Virtual LEGO Club

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Use your own LEGOs at home as we lead you through a series of challenges. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Inbetweeners Book Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Authors & Books, Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Program Description:
Book lovers unite! We'll be meeting virtually every month on the third Thursday to talk about great tween reads. The first five registrants each month will receive a free copy of that month's book to keep! Additional copies will be available for chec...

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.

Spring Into Tidy

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 52
Program Description:
Spring is a great time to declutter and organize. Join certified KonMari consultant Megan Spillman to learn steps you can take to turn up the volume on joy in your space using Marie Kondo’s method. Advanced registration required. Brought to you in pa...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEM Challenge

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to complete your challenge together. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month's STEM activity is: Boats ...

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.

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.

Middle School Makers

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

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.

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 "Tweens & Teens" group.

Bubble Teen

4:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Teens will sample and learn how to make boba (bubble) tea! It's a modern day tea party just for teens! 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.

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.

Middle School Makers

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Z...

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.

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: The Plague by Albert Camus ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Tween Tasters

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Try out a variety of unique snacks from around the globe in the fun taste test program. Join us on Zoom for snack rating, trivia, and other fun games with friends. Snacks will be available to pick up one week in advance. Advanced registration require...

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.

​​​​​​​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 - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to read a story together and work on your creations with your grown up. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Ages 2-5 years. This month's craft is: Sticker Telescopes ...

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. 

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

This program requires materials to be picked up at our service desk prior to the program.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description:
Give a shelter animal a forever home. Magnificent Mutts and Meows will have a number of fabulous furry friends available for adoption. Submit an application online to schedule a meet and greet to find your new furry best friend! ...
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library-wide
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Program Description:
Calling all artists and doodlers to a summer-long sketchbook swap! Here's how it works: check out a sketchbook for a week and fill it with animals(however many pages and whatever style or medium), return, and repeat as desired! The finished notebook ...
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:
Join us 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. This program will be socially distanced in 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 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 "Kids" group.

Crafternoon

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Program Description:
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to learn how to create a fun craft. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month's craft is: Hot Air Balloons ...

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.

Craft and Chat

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Crafting isn't just for kids! Pick up a kit from the library for a fun craft for adults to do at home and join us on Zoom for some guidance and socializing along the way. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. ...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Summer Yoga Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: River Forest Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Program Description:
Kickstart your summer health and wellness with yoga. Rhonda Fentry from Rhonda’s Rhythms will lead a 3 part yoga series featuring a chair yoga class, a gentle yoga class, and an all levels yoga class. Join for one, two, or three sessions. Weather and...
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 "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.