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From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

Statement of River Forest Library Board of Trustees to Development Review Board, 11/14/2014

From the Director

Ah, bread…when I was a little girl, my mom would bake fresh bread for us every week.  After school, my brothers and sisters and I would walk into a house made delicious by the smell of freshly baked bread. The crust was thick and crunchy. The inside was light and tender. Honey and butter made it breakfast; a hearty soup made it dinner.
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LIBRARY CLOSED 12/24 & 12/25

The library will be closed on Wednesday, 12/24 and Thursday, 12/25.

We will re-open at 9 AM on Friday, 12/26.

A Christmas Carol

Saturday, 12/20, 2 PM
No holiday season seems complete without a visit with Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.  Join us for a two-person dramatic re-telling of Dicken’s classic!


Family Trivia Night

Friday, 1/23, 6-8 PM
Calling trivia buffs of all ages! Everyone is an expert at something! Maybe dinosaurs are your thing or maybe it’s classic movies. Whatever it is, come share your knowledge, win prizes and have a blast!  Teams of 4-6 players are invited to participate. Don’t worry if you don’t have a full team; we’ll find you some great teammates. We’ll have a pizza dinner and a fun night of trivia. Register at the RFPL.

Eat ‘n eRead

Thursday, 1/15, 6:30-8 PM
Patrons ages 10 and up are invited to bring their digital devices, including iPads, Kindles, etc., to learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks for free from the Library’s website.  District 90 iPads will work! If you don’t have your own device, come and learn about eBooks and give one of our devices a try.  We’ll serve a pizza dinner so registration is required.