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Upcoming Events & Programs

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, February 24, 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.

Donuts for Dads

Saturday, February 25, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Grab Dad and join us at the Library for crafts, books, and board games as well as tasty breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome to attend with the children in their lives.

Kid Fit

Saturday, February 25, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

Stay active all winter long at the Library. Wear comfy clothes and prepare to sweat as you have fun! Grades K-4.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, February 28, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Kids in grades 5-8, are invited to drop in and make something cool. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Great Decisions

Tuesday, February 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

Trade, Jobs, and Politics

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 1, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence by Denise Kiernan 

Movers and Shakers

Thursday, March 2, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

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

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party

Friday, March 3, 10 AM - 12 PM
Meeting Room

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with crafts, games, books, and birthday cake. For kids of all ages and caregivers.

Donuts for Dads

Saturday, March 4, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Grab Dad and join us at the Library for crafts, books, and board games as well as tasty breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome to attend with the children in their lives.

Morning PJ Party and Book Character Scavenger Hunt

Monday, March 6, 9 AM - 12 PM
Children's Room

Wake up and come straight to the Children’s Room for a morning pajama party! You’ll be warm and cozy as you hunt for your favorite book characters, enjoy breakfast treats, and cuddle up for some quality reading time. Drop in any time between 9 AM-12 PM for the fun. For ages 2 and up.

Coffee Monday

Monday, March 6, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee, breakfast snacks and conversation. Today, we’ll hear a presentation about senior volunteering opportunities. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Coffee Mondays are supported by Blue Max Coffee and River Forest Township.

Beginner Bots

Monday, March 6, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Come learn how to construct a variety of basic robots, including a brushy bot and an art bot. Registration Required.

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Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, March 7, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, March 7, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Kids in grades 5-8, are invited to drop in and make something cool. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Toddler Time

Thursday, March 9, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

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

Organizing Small Spaces for Seniors

Thursday, March 9, 7 PM - 8 PM
Meeting Room

Join Professional Organizer Beth Randall for a fascinating presentation on organization for seniors! This presentation is specifically designed to help seniors organize their homes after a downsize. You’ll learn tips and tricks on organizing small spaces, handling paperwork, photos, and other memorabilia.

Family Story Time

Friday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

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

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, March 10, 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.

Donuts for Dads

Saturday, March 11, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Grab Dad and join us at the Library for crafts, books, and board games as well as tasty breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome to attend with the children in their lives.

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