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Upcoming Events & Programs

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, October 17, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

RFPL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Meeting Room

Connect with Tech

Wednesday, October 18, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 19, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver.

Fall Floral Arrangement

Thursday, October 19, 7 PM - 8 PM
Meeting Room

Create a beautiful floral arrangement to serve as a fall centerpiece for your table! Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens will lead us in a demonstration and hands-on creation of an autumn-themed floral arrangement you can take home with you. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, please bring cash or check of $10 (for materials) to RFPL’s second floor service desk. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Family Story Time

Friday, October 20, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for story time and a snack. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.

Family Fireside Halloween

Friday, October 20, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Meeting Room

Join River Forest Public Library and River Forest Park District for an evening of family-friendly Halloween fun. Enjoy live music, pumpkin painting, spooky stories, creepy crafts, s’mores, games, and more. Ages 10 and under with a parent/caregiver.

Lego Club

Saturday, October 21, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

LEGO fans will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

Sunday, October 22, 2 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

Join us for this interactive cake decorating class with RFPL’s own baking aficionado, Dorothy Houlihan. She will demonstrate common decorating techniques and participants will be able to practice and then decorate their own mini cake to take home. Seating is limited to 20 and registration is required. All materials and supplies will be provided.

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Middle School Makers

Tuesday, October 24, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Connect with Tech

Wednesday, October 25, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.

Nursery Nightmares

Wednesday, October 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting Room

Create your own little bloodsucker that is rotten to the core but oh-so-cute! Decide if you’d like to create a babyvamplet, mini-mummy, zombie cub, werewolf nipper or a creation of your own madness! You’ll even get to create an undead certificate for your new devilish baby. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-10.

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Movers and Shakers

Thursday, October 26, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Join My Gym at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver. 

Free Play Friday

Friday, October 27, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

Play and learn as you explore engaging sensory stations. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, October 27, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies will be rated G or PG.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, October 31, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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