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Tyra Manning and Karen Keilt Author Event

Thursday, 10/24, 6-7:30 PM

We are thrilled to welcome author Tyra Manning, along with special guest Karen Keilt. Tyra will be discussing her new release, Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling, and Karen will present her memoir, The Parrot’s Perch. Each presentation will include an overview of the works and the inspiration behind them. There will also be time for questions from the audience. Signed copies of the books will be for sale.

Children’s Room Closed for Renovation

11/9-11/15

The Children’s Room will be getting some exciting updates, including new shelving, carpet and paint. The updates will make the Children’s Room more welcoming and the collections more functional and ADA compliant.

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Sunflower Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, 10/27, 2-3:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music by the Sunflower Chamber Orchestra—a children’s orchestra located in River Forest! Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Music and Potlucks

Friday, 11/1, 7-9 PM

Music and Potlucks is a great local organization dedicated to nourishing the community with cultural events and supporting our neighbors. This evening, Mark Dvorak will present his The American Folk Song music program alongside a dessert potluck. We also encourage you to donate a food item. Donations will be distributed to a local charity.

Harry Potter Divination Class

Thursday, 11/7, 3-4 PM

Come divine your future Harry Potter style! Learn to read tea leaves, chart the stars, and craft your very own fortune teller. Make Professor Trelawney proud! Advanced registration required. Grades 5-8.

News

Children’s Room Renovation to Begin 11/9

The Children’s Room will be getting some exciting updates, including new shelving, carpet, paint, and a new service desk. These updates will make the Children’s Room more welcoming and the collections more functional and ADA compliant. We will be closing the Children’s Room during this renovation, beginning on November 9. It will reopen on November […]

Community Partnerships Enhance Library Offerings 

We continue to use community partnerships as a way to enhance our offerings and expand our reach. The Halloween Hoot n’ Howl event on October 11, held at Trailside Museum, is a collaboration between the museum, The River Forest Park District and the Library. On October 13, Rare Bird Preserves is opening up their space […]

Programs

Thursday, October 24, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Tyra Manning and Karen Keilt Author Event
Saturday, October 26, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Saturday Story Time
Sunday, October 27, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunflower Chamber Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, October 29, 12 AM - 12 AM
Middle School Take and Make

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