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Star Wars Bingo 

Tuesday, 8/20, 3-4 PM

Bingo is one of the most popular games in the galaxy, and now it’s even more fun with Star Wars characters, vehicles, and objects. Grades 5-12

Interactive Wizard of Oz

Saturday, 8/24, 2-4 PM

Follow the yellow brick road to River Forest Library to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz! Join us for a costume contest and interactive movie viewing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. All Ages

Welcome Back!

Wednesday, 8/28, 3:30-4:30 PM

Enjoy a “welcome back” snack and craft and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students. Grades 5-8.

Middle School Take and Make

Tuesdays, 9/1-12/1

Each week September through November we will feature a new Take and Make activity in the MS and Teen area. While supplies last. Grades 5-8. Sponsored by Oak Park & River Forest Youth Services.

Barbara Scoblic Author Event

Sunday, 9/8, 2-3:30 PM

Barbara Scoblic will discuss her new memoir of resilience, courage, and reinvention, Lost Without the River, which covers her experience growing up on a small Depression-era farm in South Dakota while yearning for a bigger life.

Family Disney Trivia

Friday, 9/13, 6-8 PM

Calling Disney buffs of all ages! Come share your expert knowledge, win prizes, and have a blast! Teams of 4-6 players are invited to participate in a fun night of family friendly trivia. A pizza dinner will be served. If you want to play but don’t have a full team, we will find you some great teammates. Advanced registration required. For ages 8 through adult.


SWAN Introduces New Mobile Library App

A new app, that will streamline your Library experience, is now available. The BLUEcloud Mobile app provides real-time, mobile access to the catalog. Patrons can use the app to search the catalog, access downloadable and streaming resources, and place holds. Have multiple library cards in your family? You can keep track of all of them […]

Explore More Illinois is now available!

We’re excited to announce the launch of Explore More Illinois, a new program that provides River Forest Library card holders with access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, park districts, theaters, and other cultural venues! Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Use your […]


Tuesday, August 20, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, August 20, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Memory Cafe
Tuesday, August 20, 3 PM - 4 PM
Star Wars Bingo
Thursday, August 22, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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