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Great Decisions

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. We will lead discussion on 8 issues over 8 Tuesday night sessions (7-8:30), including The Future of Europe, Saudi Arabia in Transition, and Nuclear Security. For more information, please see the Great Decisions 2016 website.

All sessions are held on Tuesdays, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Dates and topics are as follows:

2/28: Trade and Politics

3/14: Conflict in the South China Sea

3/28: Saudi Arabia in Transition

4/11: U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

4/25: Latin America’s Political Pendulum

5/9: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

5/23: Nuclear Security

Princess Karaoke

Tuesday, 2/21, 3-4 PM, Ages 3 and up

Sing along with your favorite princesses at this interactive event. Dressing up in costumes is encouraged. For ages 3 and up.

Donuts for Dads

Saturdays, 2/18-3/11, 9:30-11:30 AM
Grab Dad and join us at the Library for crafts, books, and board games as well as tasty breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome to attend with the children in their lives.

hoopla Digital

Stream or download music, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, eComics and eBooks. All titles are instantly available: no waiting, no holds! 12 titles/each month. Get started at the hoopla site or download the app.


Join us at the Health and Longevity Expo

The River Forest Public Library will be one of many exhibitors at the upcoming Health and Longevity Expo, on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, 10 AM-3 PM. It will take place at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, in Oak Park, IL. We will have staff available to answer any questions about the special offerings […]

Overdrive Update

Good news! You can now check out up to 10 digital books at a time on Overdrive, up from our prior limit of 5. You can also place up to 10 items on hold. Begin enjoying double the number of ebooks and e-audiobooks today! Ask a librarian at the second floor desk how to get […]


Tuesday, February 28, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Tuesday, February 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions
Wednesday, March 1, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Book Discussion
Thursday, March 2, 10 AM - 11 AM
Movers and Shakers

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