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Memory Kits are here!

All are welcome to check out our new Memory Kits. They are a great way to take a trip down memory lane. Each Memory Kit has a theme, and provides various activities designed to evoke nostalgia while stimulating all five senses. These kits can be especially helpful for those experiencing memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s.

Paint Pouring @ Creativita

Sunday, 5/19, 4-5:30

Grades 5-12 with an adult are invited to join us for an afternoon of paint pouring and making abstract art. Painting can be messy so please be sure to wear old clothes. Advanced registration required for both adult and teen. *Brought to you in partnership with RF Township and Creativita **This event will be held at Creativita, 7512 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL


Amazing Artists

Monday, 5/20, 4-5 PM

Learn about world famous artist Andy Warhol and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required.

Grades K-4.

Fitness Series – Running

Thursday, 5/30, 7-8:30 PM


Dan O’Keefe from Naperville Running Company is an NCAA All-American and member of 3 National Champion Cross Country and 1 National Champion Indoor Track teams at North Central College who has gone on to help coach their cross country and track teams after graduating. He will discuss how to find the right running shoes to meet your needs as well as other running tips and tricks to get started or advance to the next level.

Teen Tasters

Thursday, 6/6, 3:30-4:15

Try out a variety of unique foods from a different country each month in this fun taste test program. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12


Grades 7-12: Summer Volunteers Needed

Do you love reading and visiting the Library? Come and volunteer during the Children’s Summer Reading Program! You can be a prize desk volunteer in the Children’s Room or you can help run fun programs.

Walk with us in the Memorial Day Parade!

Show your library support by joining library staff and Trustees as we march in River Forest’s annual parade. The parade route is about 1.5 miles with no stops. Participants may be asked to hold signs or pass out candy. Children may ride bikes or in strollers/wagons. Register on our online calendar to receive information about where/when to […]


Monday, May 20, 4 PM - 5 PM
Amazing Artists
Tuesday, May 21, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, May 21, 12 PM - 2 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Memory Cafe

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