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Your Voice Matters

Help us shape your Library’s future by participating in our strategic planning process. It’s important for us to hear from you directly about what you’d love to see in your library and how to improve our collections, services and programs.

Join us for a Community Listening Session.  All ages welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 am

Jane Austen Speaks

Sunday, 10/21, 2-3:30 PM
Jane Austen visits you from the autumn of 1815. Her first three novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park are published, and Emma is complete. Drawing from her letters, juvenilia, and novels, actress Debra Ann Miller delves into the personal life of one of the most beloved and intriguing novelists of the 19th century. By the end of the presentation, the audience will know more about Miss Jane Austen the woman, as well as the author. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Amazing Artists: Frida Kahlo

Monday, 10/22, 4-5 PM
Learn about world famous artist Frida Kahlo, and create your own art piece inspired by her unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Pumpkin Play Doh Party

Wednesday, 10/31, 10-11 AM
Drop in to play with special pumpkin scented play doh and spooky Halloween cookie cutters. Ages 1-5 with a caregiver.


General Election November 6, 2018

Your Voter Information The Cook County Clerk’s Office provides an online voter information tool to check your registration status, polling place, elected officials and more.

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 […]


Saturday, October 20, 2 PM - 3 PM
Lego Club
Sunday, October 21, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Jane Austen Speaks
Monday, October 22, 4 PM - 5 PM
Amazing Artists: Frida Kahlo
Tuesday, October 23, 10 AM - 11 AM
Make & Take Tot Toys

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