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Fall Floral Arrangement

Thursday, 10/19, 7-8 PM
Create a beautiful floral arrangement to serve as a fall centerpiece for your table! Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens will lead us in a demonstration and hands-on creation of an autumn-themed floral arrangement you can take home with you. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, please bring cash or check of $10 (for materials) to RFPL’s second floor service desk. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Family Fireside Halloween

Friday, 10/20, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Birth-10 years
Join River Forest Public Library and River Forest Park District for an evening of family-friendly Halloween fun. Enjoy live music, pumpkin painting, spooky stories, creepy crafts, s’mores, games, and more. Ages 10 and under with a parent/caregiver.

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.

Nursery Nightmares

Wednesday, 10/25, 3:30-4:30 PM
Create your own little bloodsucker that is rotten to the core but oh-so-cute! Decide if you’d like to create a babyvamplet, mini-mummy, zombie cub, werewolf nipper or a creation of your own madness! You’ll even get to create an undead certificate for your new devilish baby. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-10.


ASQ Screenings Now Offered At the Library

In partnership with the Collaboration for Early Childhood, the Library is now offering ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) screenings for children ages 1 month-6 years. 

Maker Fest Success!

Over 250 people attended our Maker Fest held on Saturday, October 7th.  Check out all the fun that was had here.  


Tuesday, October 17, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Connect with Tech
Thursday, October 19, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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