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Shift Your Assets from Clutter to Cash

Monday, 4/23, 10-11:30 AM
In this informative workshop, “Green Kitchen Economist” Laura Bruzas of Healthy Dining Chicago will teach you how to transform your clutter into cash! You’ll learn the true costs to your wallet and well-being of having too much stuff, how to determine what to toss and what to keep, the best sources for valuing and selling your items, how to avoid the inevitable pitfalls, and valuable local resources! Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Celebrating Seniors Week is April 25-May 2

Join us for these special programs during Celebrating Seniors Week… because we love to celebrate our seniors. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Thursday, 4/26, 7-9 PM: Barbara Henry Poetry Reading

Saturday 4/28, 10 AM-12:30 PM: Morning Matinee – Lion

Sunday, 4/29, 1-4 PM: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Tuesday, 5/1, 10-11 AM: Books and Bagels

Barbara Henry Poetry Reading

Thursday, 4/26, 7-9 PM 
Celebrate National Poetry Month with local author, speaker, and poet Barbara J. Henry! Bring a couple of 1-2 minute personal poems to share or a poem of the same length written by your favorite poet. Children are always welcome. Parents, help them select a poem to share to join in the fun!

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Saturday, 4/28, 2-3 PM
Ooh la la! Join us for an elegant affair as we do crafts, play games, and read stories based on the popular Fancy Nancy series. Light refreshments (that’s a fancy word for snacks) and tea will be served. Advanced registration required. For ages 4-10.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Sunday, 4/29, 1-4 PM
Give a shelter animal a forever home on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Magnificent Mutts and Meows will have a number of fabulous furry friends available for adoption.


Summer Volunteers Needed

Grades 7-12 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.

Nintendo Switch Games have arrived!

We are now offering games for the Nintendo Switch gaming system in both Teen and Juvenile collections.


Monday, April 23, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Shift Your Assets from Clutter to Cash
Tuesday, April 24, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, April 25, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Connect With Tech
Thursday, April 26, 7 PM - 9 PM
Barbara Henry Poetry Reading

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