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    leadimage Come to Family Fireside Halloween @ The Depot!

    Friday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30 PM
    **Note: Program will be held at The Depot and Keystone Park West, 401 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, IL.**

    For kids ages 12 and under with a parent/caregiver.
    Join the Library and the River Forest Park District for an evening of Halloween fun! Activities include a pumpkin bounce house, pumpkin painting ($1), s’mores, Halloween stories, and more!

Media On Demand

Visit Media On Demand to download audiobooks, ebooks, music and more from the comfort of your own home! Media On Demand is compatible with your iPad, Kindle, iPod, Sony Reader, Nook, and other portable devices. Browse available titles by format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections all online! At Media on Demand for Kids, view our ebook collection for kids! Contact the Library with any questions at 708-366-5205 x 316.

SWAN catalog

Search the catalog here The River Forest Public Library is a member of the SWAN consortium. Through the SWAN catalog we are able to provide you access to a combined collection of 1.4 million unique titles of books, DVDs, blu-rays, audiobooks, ebooks, music CDs and more.

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From the Director

“Your Journey Starts Here”
Having been identified as a “Learning Library” we are delighted that this motto not only inspires you, our lovely patrons, but also our own staff. Read on…

Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone Interactive Movie Showing

Saturday, 10/4, 12:30-4 PM
For Kids in grades 5-8. Do you love Harry Potter? If you do, come experience the 1st Harry Potter movie like you’ve never seen it before! We’ll have an afternoon of activities, snacks, and props that will bring the movie to life. Come in costume if you’re so inspired and receive a special Potter prize! Advance registration is required.

Foreign Film Forum

Saturday, 10/11, 2 PM
Join us for a screening of Three Colors: White on our big screen. Three Colors: White is rated R and is the second in Krzysztof Kieślowski trio of films, named for the colors of the French flag.

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Monday, 10/13, 2-3 PM

Are you ready to party like a fairy? Celebrate this popular book series with games, crafts, and fun. For kids in grades K-4.
Advanced registration is required.

Museum Adventure Pass

Stop by the library to check out a pass to local area attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Lego Land and more, with your library card! Learn more at