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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Upcoming Events & Programs

Library Closed

Sunday, May 28, 1 PM - 5 PM

Library Closed

Monday, May 29, 9 AM - 9 PM

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, May 30, 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, May 30, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons

Computer Learning Lab

Wednesday, May 31, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Does your computer drive you nuts? Does your tablet make you crazy? Come to our Computer Learning Lab — whatever your tech issue, we can help you figure it out or get to the next step. These sessions are designed for the total beginner through intermediate home/personal user. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn on one of our laptops, or bring your own device.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, June 2, 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.

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

Saturday, June 3, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

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.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 4, 1 PM - 5 PM

Coffee Monday

Monday, June 5, 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, high schooler Ethan Baehrend will give an exciting presentation on how to use a 3D printer! 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.

Connections Early Summer Reading Sign Up

Monday, June 5, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Get a jump on Summer Reading! Stop by and sign-up early. We’ll have an awesome activity for you to try and tasty treats!

Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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.

Computer Learning Lab

Wednesday, June 7, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Does your computer drive you nuts? Does your tablet make you crazy? Come to our Computer Learning Lab — whatever your tech issue, we can help you figure it out or get to the next step. These sessions are designed for the total beginner through intermediate home/personal user. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn on one of our laptops, or bring your own device.

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 7, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams by Jenni Adams

Toddler Time

Thursday, June 8, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

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

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Thursday, June 8, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Meeting Room

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.

Family Story Time

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

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

Drop-In Recycled Robots

Friday, June 9, 1 PM - 4 PM
Children's Room

Stop by the Children’s Room to create spunky robots out of recycled materials. Supplies will be provided. Grades K-4.

Foreign Film Forum

Saturday, June 10, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Meeting Room

Library Closed

Sunday, June 11, 1 PM - 5 PM

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