The Library will be closed Sunday, May 26th as we resume our summer hours and Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
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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

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.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Wednesday, 6/12, 3-5:30 PM

Kids and Teens of All Ages start your summer off right! Sign up for our summer reading program and then join us in the park for a bounce house, 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 28.

Alina Celeste Concert

Thursday, 6/13, 10-11 AM

Alina Celeste joins us for a live musical show featuring sing-alongs, dance-alongs, family jams, and unforgettable musical stories. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. For children of all ages with parent/caregiver.

Galaxy Slime

Friday, 6/14, 3-4 PM

Create your own ooey gooey galaxy slime complete with stars, glitter, and more. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.


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 […]


Tuesday, May 21, 12 PM - 2 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Memory Cafe
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
RFPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social Stitching

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