The Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Do you love book lists, and chatting about books? Our bimonthly BookSpot, features books, movies, and more recommended by our own RFPL staff!

This months featured staff member is Ashlee, one of our fabulous Materials Services Assistants. Check out our BookSpot page to dig into Ashlee’s lists. You can also browse Ashlee’s BookSpot display in our lobby – the display is interactive, so you can make recommendations to Ashlee, too!

Black Friday Sale

Friday, 11/23, 9 AM-5 PM
Visit the Children’s Room on Friday, Nov. 23 for our super blow out shopping sale. Check out at least 5 library books at regular price (FREE) and receive a bonus FREE paperback book to take home and keep. Offer available while supplies last. One book per customer (age 0-10).

Amazing Artists: Paul Cézanne

Monday, 11/26, 4-5 PM
Learn about world famous artist Paul Cézanne, and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

“Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden” Film Screening

Thursday, 11/29, 7-9 PM

In partnership with the The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, we are presenting a special screening of the documentary, Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden — focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s youthful summers in northern Michigan. The film’s writer/producer, George Colburn will introduce the program with questions and answers to follow. Copies of the DVD will be available for sale.  Register to reserve your space.

Teen Tasters: South Africa

Thursday, 11/29, 3:30-4:30 PM
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


Bookmark art competition winners!

The votes are in!  Thank you for taking the time to vote and for all of the wonderful artists who participated. All of the entries were beautiful. Special thanks to Magical Minds Studio, Creativita, Little Bits, and Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for donating our wonderful prizes. Here are our art competition winners. 

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 […]


Friday, November 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
Black Friday Sale
Sunday, November 25, 2 PM - 3 PM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland Marionette Puppet Show
Monday, November 26, 4 PM - 5 PM
Amazing Artists: Paul Cézanne
Tuesday, November 27, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers

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