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Boogie Woogie Kid

Sunday, 11/17, 2-3:30 PM

Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid performs a family-friendly program of New Orleans Boogie-Blues-Swing and Song favorites from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. With hits like Ain’t Misbehavin, It Had to be You, In The Mood, When the Saints Go Marchin’ In, Careless Love, Basin Street Blues, Glory of Love, The Entertainer, Bumble Boogie, and more, there is sure to be something for all ages. Come see why he is called “The Fastest Fingers in the Mid-West!”

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Marionette Puppet Show

Sunday, 11/24, 2-3 PM

Dave Herzog brings his wonderful marionettes to life in this engaging live show, Puppet Palooza. Advanced registration required. Best for ages 3 and up. *Due to limited space in our meeting room, please register everyone who will watch the performance, including adults*

Amazing Artists

Monday, 11/25, 4-5 PM

Learn about world famous artist Keith Haring and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Black Friday Sale

Friday, 11/29, 9 AM-5 PM

Visit the Children’s Room on Friday, Nov. 29 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).

Holiday Music Program

Saturday, 12/7, 2-3:30 PM

Get into the spirit of the season with a holiday music performance by local jazz musician James Callen.

Decorate Holiday Ornaments @ Creativita

Sunday, 12/8, 4-6

Tis the Season to be crafty! Come glaze a seasonal winter ornament. Advanced registration required for adults and youth. Ages 10+ with an adult **This event will be held at Creativita, 7512 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL


Explore the “Where is Away” exhibit upstairs

Learn everything you need to know about recycling and living green. Come upstairs to explore the interactive “Where is Away?” exhibit that has been loaned to us by SCARCE, an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. The exhibit is a 3-dimensional, four-sided, free-standing exhibit that allows a person to explore how to […]

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 […]


Tuesday, November 19, 12 AM - 12 AM
Middle School Take and Make
Tuesday, November 19, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Memory Cafe
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
RFPL Board of Trustees Meeting

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