The Library will be closed Sunday, May 28th as we resume our summer hours and Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial 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.

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

Saturday, 6/3, 2-3 PM
June 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth! Stop by the library for this celebratory presentation by art historian Jeff Mishur and learn more about Wright himself and his architecture in the Midwest and elsewhere. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Checkout dozens of popular magazines, and read the full-color, cover-to-cover issues on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Log in through the RFPL portal using your browser, then read in the app.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Thursday, 6/8, 2:30-5:30 PM
Start your summer off right! Sign up for our summer reading program and then join us in the park for a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, popcorn, and lawn games. All summer reading participants are welcome to attend. Skip the line! Pre-register for the summer reading program and receive tickets for the Kick Off Party beginning May 22.


Our new labels will grow on you!

If you are a regular reader of gardening or cookbooks, you might have noticed a change in the way the books are labelled and shelved. This winter we started switching from Dewey to subject words to indicate shelf locations in the Cooking and Gardening collections.  We believe this change will help you browse our shelves […]

Annual Mosaic Art Show

The Annual Mosaic Art Show by Judy Steed is here! These beautiful works will be on display in our lobby throughout the month of May. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to Encore Illinois, a choral group for men and women over 55. They have been approached by both Northwestern Hospital and Rush to […]


Tuesday, May 30, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Tuesday, May 30, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions
Wednesday, May 31, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Learning Lab
Friday, June 2, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie

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