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Bookmark Competition!

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! In celebration, we are hosting an art competition. Show your love for the River Forest Public Library with a bookmark design that has the theme “What’s Incredible About My Library?” Winners will receive a fabulous prize from a local business and have their artwork reproduced as actual bookmarks for the community to admire. All entries will be displayed in the Library lobby during the month of September. Join the fun!

Film Lover Fridays

Friday, 9/21, 12-2:30 PM
Join other movie lovers on the 3rd Friday of every month to watch popular and entertaining films! This fall we’ll be showing Jimmy Stewart movies! 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.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Sunday, 9/23, 2-3:30 PM
Six women and six stories. These fascinating women led equally fascinating lives—apart from the manner in which they ended. Educational entertainer Martina Mathisen artfully interweaves tales of power, personality, and politics. Do these six famous wives deserve their popular labels? Meet the Six Wives of Henry the 8th and decide for yourself! This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Amazing Artists: Vincent van Gogh

Monday, 9/24, 4-5 PM
Learn about world famous artist Vincent van Gogh, and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

1/2 Day Pizza and Mammals Encounter

Friday, 9/28, 11:30-2 PM
Middle Schoolers enjoy your half day with a pizza lunch and an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most unique creatures with Flying Fox Conservation Fund’s Mammal’s and More. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-8.


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 […]

Special offers from area businesses

In celebration of Library Card Sign-up month Show your River Forest Public Library card at these area businesses during the month of September, 2018 and get special offers:


Thursday, September 20, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time
Friday, September 21, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Family Story Time
Friday, September 21, 12 PM - 2:30 PM
Film Lover Fridays
Friday, September 21, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie

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