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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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, 4/21, 6:00 PM
Arrive at 6 PM for a bedtime story with your stuffed pal. Leave your stuffed animal for some overnight fun at the library. Come back for a light breakfast at 9 AM on Saturday to see what the stuffed animals were up to during their slumber party. Advanced registration required. For ages 2-8.

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.

Architectural Design Workshop

Sunday, 4/23, 2-3 PM
Seasoned Interior Designer Maura Braun will share her steps in creating a design plan for any remodel project. You’ll hear great tips on how to plan the design and stay on budget! Architectural interior planning, quick start tips, finances, material selection, and 2017 trends will be covered.

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.


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 […]

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Sunday, April 23, 2 PM - 3 PM
Architectural Design Workshop
Tuesday, April 25, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Tuesday, April 25, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions
Wednesday, April 26, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Learning Lab

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