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Do you love book lists, and chatting about books? Our bimonthly BookSpot, features books, movies, and more recommended by our own RFPL staff!

This months featured staff member is Ashlee, one of our fabulous Materials Services Assistants. Check out our BookSpot page to dig into Ashlee’s lists. You can also browse Ashlee’s BookSpot display in our lobby – the display is interactive, so you can make recommendations to Ashlee, too!

Film Lover Fridays

Friday, 11/16, 12-2:30 PM

Today we’ll be watching It’s A Wonderful Life. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before the film starts. Light refreshments will be served. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.


Wednesday, 11/21, 2-3 PM
Celebrate Thanksgiving by creating crafts and decorations for your holiday festivities. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Black Friday Sale

Friday, 11/23, 9 AM-5 PM
Visit the Children’s Room on Friday, Nov. 23 for our super blow out shopping sale. Check out at least 5 library books at regular price (FREE) and receive a bonus FREE paperback book to take home and keep. Offer available while supplies last. One book per customer (age 0-10).

Marionette Puppet Show

Sunday, 11/25, 2-3 PM
Dave Herzog brings his wonderful marionettes to life in this engaging live show, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland. Advanced registration required* Best for ages 3 and up.
*Due to limited space in our meeting room, please register everyone who will watch the performance, including adults*

Amazing Artists: Paul Cézanne

Monday, 11/26, 4-5 PM
Learn about world famous artist Paul Cézanne, and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.


Bookmark art competition winners!

The votes are in!  Thank you for taking the time to vote and for all of the wonderful artists who participated. All of the entries were beautiful. Special thanks to Magical Minds Studio, Creativita, Little Bits, and Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for donating our wonderful prizes. Here are our art competition winners. 

Open Board Positions

The River Forest Library Board of Trustees will have 2 open positions for the April 2, 2019 election. We invite interested residents to attend a Library Board meeting to learn more about the Trustee role. Candidates who are seeking information about filing dates, general requirements for filing, and specific requirements may consult the State of Illinois 2019 Candidates […]


Friday, November 16, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Family Story Time
Friday, November 16, 12 PM - 2:30 PM
Film Lover Fridays
Friday, November 16, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie
Saturday, November 17, 2 PM - 3 PM
Lego Club

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