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The IRS is discontinuing its Tax Form Outlet Program and will be sending out limited forms this year. The RFPL will only be receiving a limited amount of Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ and will not receive any additional schedules or instructions for any forms. Patrons can use the library’s public computers to print their own forms, or Library staff will print forms and instructions on request, at a cost of .$10/page. Please see the 2nd floor Adult/Teen Services Desk to sign on to a computer or to ask for staff assistance in printing forms.
To contact the IRS directly:
* – to view and download
* – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
* 1-800-829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail

New Book Alerts

Want a quick and easy way to know the newest books, DVDs, music and audiobooks purchased by the library? Check out our New Book Alerts!


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From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17th 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

Donuts for Dads Returns!


January 17th – March 7th

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Hey Dads (and moms and grandparents too)! Join us for crafts, books and board games along with breakfast treats from Blue Max Coffee. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a story time by the fireplace.

Best Train Trips in Europe

Saturday, 2/7, 2 PM

Ever wanted to take a special train trip in Europe? Author/photographer/travel writer Don Heimburger tells about the magic of riding trains such as the Glacier Express, the high-speed Spanish AVE, and the Furka Steam Railway in the high Swiss Alps. Climb aboard as we journey down the tracks to a number of unique rail adventures in Europe.

Great Decisions

Tuesday, 2/10, 7 PM

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Great Decision’s 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. There will be 8 issues discussed over 8 sessions.

1/2 Day Pizza & Improv

Friday, 2/13, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Middle Schoolers: Do you make friends laugh? Are you a fan of Saturday Night Live or Whose Line Is It Anyway? How’d you like to try your hand at improv comedy? Then take advantage of the District 90 half day of school and come learn games, invent characters, and create scenes on the spot with professionally trained improv performers. *Back by popular demand * No experience necessary. Pizza will be served! Space is limited and sign-up is encouraged.