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The Codebreaker and the POW: A Family Legacy of WWII

Saturday, 2/16, 2-3 PM
Author Sue Baugh describes how her father, born in Manila, became a codebreaker for the US Navy and helped crack Japanese codes before the Battle of Midway, while her grandfather fought on Corregidor Island and survived three years in a Japanese POW camp. She reveals the heroic efforts it took to defeat Japanese forces and liberate the Philippines. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Dog Man Party

Tuesday, 2/19, 2-3 PM
Unleash your inner hero as we celebrate Dog Man, Dav Pikley’s hilarious series featuring the worthy crime-biting canine. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Our Lucky Day Collection is here!

Is today your Lucky Day? Come on upstairs to the second floor and visit our all-new Lucky Day collection to find out! This collection includes high-demand movies and books currently popular in our community. These books and movies are exempt from holds and only available to visitors inside the library.

Stop on up and see if it’s your Lucky Day!

Pages to Pictures: Howl’s Moving Castle

Thursday, 2/21, 3:30-5:30 PM 
Which is better? Check out and read a copy of this month’s title from the circulation desk and joins us as we watch the film and compare! Grades 5-8

Unforgettable! Music of the 50’s

Sunday, 2/24, 2-3 PM
The 50’s come alive in this cabaret highlighting the musical styles of the era! Rock out with the hits of Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Croon the soaring songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Doris Day. Bop along to Rockin’ Robin, Sh-Boom, Wake Up Little Susie, and Yakety-Yak. Hear the fascinating stories behind the music and artists while swaying to the hits! Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Warm up to Winter Reading

Winter readers, get rewarded! Sign up at RFPL for our children’s, teen, or adult winter reading program for a chance to win wonderful prizes. Running 12/17-2/28.



Dementia Friendly Status and Memory Cafes

The Village of River Forest has achieved official Dementia Friendly status from the Dementia Friendly America network of communities. A Dementia Friendly community is a village, town, city, or county taking action to ensure people with dementia can live independently for as long as possible. Our own Adult Programming Librarian, Meghan O’Keefe, was part of […]

State and Federal Tax forms are in!

The redesigned 2018 federal 1040 form and instruction booklet have arrived and are out for the taking in the income tax forms area on the second floor of the library. Please note:  As a result of a major tax law overhaul, there no longer is a federal 1040A form nor a 1040EZ form. The 2018 federal […]


Saturday, February 16, 2 PM - 3 PM
The Codebreaker and the POW: A Family Legacy of WWII
Tuesday, February 19, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, February 19, 2 PM - 3 PM
Dog Man Party
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
RFPL Board of Trustees Meeting

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