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    leadimage Stories with Santa! Saturday, 12/13, 10 AM-3 PM

    Santa is visiting RFPL! Our annual holiday program for children features stories and crafts with our talented librarians and visits with Santa upstairs by the fireplace. Pictures taken with Santa will be posted on our Children’s blog after the event. Bring your camera to have a keepsake of your own! This is a drop-in, free, fun family program.

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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…


In observance of Thanksgiving:
Wednesday, 11/26 @5 PM
Thursday, 11/27 all day
Enjoy the holiday!  See you on Friday, 11/28.

Holiday Foods with Whole Foods Market

Tuesday, 12/2, 7 PM
Join us for a fun and tasty evening with Whole Foods Market River Forest as they share some of their holiday favorites. Sample delicious bites from their holiday menu and learn how to make a festive holiday mocktail! Click here to register for this program.

Teen Holiday Card & Soap Making

Saturday, 12/6, 2 PM
Make something special to keep or give this holiday season at the annual Teen Holiday Card and Soap making afternoon.  To get in the holiday mood, we’ll listen to tunes, enjoy hot chocolate and treats as we work.  All materials will be provided but space is limited so registration is encouraged.

Parenthesis Parent Workshop: Screen Time Skirmishes

Tuesday, 12/9, 6:30 PM

Parenthesis On the Go presents tips and tricks to balance children’s desire for technology, facilitated by educator and consultant Julie Ann Howlett. This program is designed for parents of young children 0-6 years old. Childcare provided by Parenthesis will be available in the Children’s Room.