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This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Special Board Meeting

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
River Forest Public Library Special Board Meeting December 6, 2020 1:00 pm Agenda* Online Zoom Meeting This meeting will take place virtually via phone or computer. Public comments and any responses will be read into the public mee...
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Program Description:
Gather on the first Monday morning of every month for conversation over coffee over Zoom. It's a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. This program brought to you in partnership with River Fore...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Monarch Mondays

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Listen to and discuss books from the 2020-2021 Monarch Award nominee list. Register to receive Zoom link and password. Kids of all ages may listen. The Monarch Award was created for Grades K-2. This week's book is: The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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.

Afternoon Book Club

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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's book: Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Library Board
Program Description:
River Forest Public Library Facilities Committee Meeting AGENDA Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 3:30 pm Online Zoom Meeting This meeting will take place virtually via phone or computer. You may listen to the meeting by participating...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone, Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Program Description:
Get ready for the holiday by joining us on Zoom for crafts and baking. We'll be making a Star of David wreath and favor boxes, plus learning how to make coconut macaroons and peanut butter fudge dreidels. Craft supplies and recipes are available...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Crafternoon

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
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: Gingerbread Houses ...

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 - 10:30am
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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: Play Dough Snowmen ...

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 "Kids" group.

Monarch Mondays

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Authors & Books
Program Description:
Listen to and discuss books from the 2020-2021 Monarch Award nominee list. Register to receive Zoom link and password. Kids of all ages may listen. The Monarch Award was created for Grades K-2. This week's book is: Let the Children March ...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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 "Adults & Seniors" group.

Memory Cafe on Zoom

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:

A Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes along with their families and friends. Join for conversation and enjoyable activities in an informal setting. This program is sponsored by Senior Services of Oak Park and River Forest Townships, with support from the River Forest Library.

Join on Zoom: registered participants will receive an email with the zoom link ahead of the program. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens & Teens
Program Type: Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 (Distance) Stitching

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30

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. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual LEGO Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
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: 20
Program Description:
Book lovers unite! We'll virtually be meeting up every month on the third Thursday to talk about  a different great tween read. The first five registrants each month will receive a free copy of that month's book to keep! Additional copies will b...

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.
Registration
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment, Learn & Connect
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Program Description:
From the windows on State Street to the Sears Wish Book, Chicago has been all about the holidays since the beginning. Please join historian and entertainer Clarence Goodman as he highlights Chicago’s holiday traditions. Brought to you in partnership ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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. 

Closed

All Day
Branches:
River Forest Public Library

Closed

All Day
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live Virtual Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Off Site
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 "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Virtual Noon Year's Eve

11:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Art, Culture, & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Program Description:
Happy New Year! Celebrate 2021 with us over Zoom with a special themed story time and countdown at noon. Pick up a festive family supply kit at the library, then log on to celebrate together. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. For all ag...

Disclaimer(s)

​​​​​​​Material Pickup Required

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

Closed

All Day
Branches:
River Forest Public Library
This event is in the "Adults & Seniors" group.

Coffee Monday

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Location: Virtual Zoom
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Program Type: Learn & Connect, Sponsored by the River Forest Township
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Program Description:
Gather on the first Monday morning of every month for conversation over coffee over Zoom. It's a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. This program brought to you in partnership with River Fore...
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers" group.

Live 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 "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: First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas ...