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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Visit the library in September to sign up for a library card or renew your existing card. Present your River Forest library card any time during the month to earn an entry into our National Library Card Sign Up month raffle and a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

Fireside Fall Concert: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, 9/23, 6-8 PM
Join us for this very special celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15)! Enjoy tasty treats and live South American music from performers of the Gasse School of Music. This program is open to all adults and registration is required. Attendance is limited to 60 participants. Generously sponsored by the River Forest Public Library Foundation.

Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

Saturday, 9/30, 2-3:30 PM
Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales was one of the most beloved figures around the world whose life and death were made highly public through the media. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her tragic death. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss her life, marriage, and motherhood, as well as her royal presence and death, which still remains controversial today. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Connect with Tech

Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.

Maker Fest Showcase

Saturday, 10/7, 10-3 PM
The Library is proudly collaborating with River Forest Boy Scout Ethan Baehrend to bring you our first ever Maker Fest! Come learn about different maker technologies and discover new hobbies presented by various Chicagoland organizations, such as Vortex Drones, School of Rock, and Judy Steed Mosaics. Participate in some maker projects and activities such as drone presentations, musical petting zoo, robotics demonstrations, mosaic sampling and more. Ages 10 and Up


Maker-Fest: Meet Ethan

The Library is proudly collaborating with River Forest Troop 65 Boy Scout Ethan Baehrend to bring you our first-ever Maker Fest!

Value of your Library card

According to the Illinois State Library’s Use Value calculator your library card offers you significant savings. Some examples: $119 by checking out 7 books instead of buying them for an average of $17 per book on Amazon. $120 a year by choosing to check out movies at the library instead of paying for a standard […]


Saturday, September 23, 6 PM - 8 PM
Fireside Fall Concert
Tuesday, September 26, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, September 27, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Connect with Tech
Thursday, September 28, 10 AM - 11 AM
Movers and Shakers

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