The Library will be closed Friday, April 28th, for a staff in-service day.
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RFPL is Free and Open to All

RFPL is proud to serve  all community members. We offer services and educational resources that transform lives, open minds, and promote inclusion and diversity.

Journey Through Space

Saturday, 4/29, 3-4 PM
Discover the universe as you blast off on a space adventure. Learn space trivia, play games, and enjoy activities that are out of this world! Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Sunday, 4/30, 2-4 PM
Give a shelter animal a forever home on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Magnificent Mutts Rescue will have a number of fabulous furry friends available for adoption.

Video games!

The River Forest Public Library offers Wii, WiiU, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 games for checkout in the Teen and Children’s departments. We carry ratings from Everyone(E) – Teen(T). The games can be checked out at the main circulation desk and have a loan period of 2 weeks.

Stop Motion Animation

Thursday, 5/4, 3:30-4:15 & 4:15-5 PM, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Hamilton’s Women

Sunday, 5/7, 2-3:30 PM
Mark your calendars! Historical interpreter Dr. Leslie Goddard is back by popular demand! Meet the real women in Alexander Hamilton’s life: his wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and two of her witty, charming sisters Angelica Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer. You don’t need to have seen the smash hit musical Hamilton to enjoy this, but if you have, it’ll bring the history behind the show to life! This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover Recap

See what the stuffed animals were up to during their slumber party at the Library!

Soiree in the Stacks

Many thanks to the RFPL Foundation for sponsoring our elegant after-hours Soiree in the Stacks last Friday evening! The event was a hit, with 61 guests in attendance, and gave library users and donors the opportunity to mingle with our Trustees while enjoying a spread of cheeses, fruits, and crudites from Whole Foods in River […]


Friday, April 28, 9 AM - 5 PM
Library Closed for staff in-service
Saturday, April 29, 3 PM - 4 PM
Journey Through Space
Sunday, April 30, 2 PM - 4 PM
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Monday, May 1, 10 AM - 11 AM
Coffee Monday

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