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Rock Your Locker

Thursday, 8/23, 3:30 PM
Enjoy a “welcome back” snack and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students while crafting items to jazz up your school year. Grades 5-8

Ready Readers

Wednesday, 9/5, 4-5 PM
Get ready to read School Days According to Humphrey with crafts, activities, and a snack based on the book by Betty G. Birney. Listen to a librarian read the first chapter, and then check out a copy to finish reading at home! Advanced registration required. Grades 1-4.

Teen Tasters: New Zealand

Thursday, 9/6, 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

Very Smart People: Windows 10 Basics

Sunday, 9/9, 2-3:30 PM
Join Very Smart People to learn everything you need to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana, and basic customization. You won’t want to miss this informative lesson! This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

How to Pay for College without Going Broke

Wednesday, 9/12, 7-8:30 PM
Experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide you through action steps you can take to reduce college costs and still attend the college of your choice. Discover creative, little-known financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit college for your child. Both parents are encouraged to attend this free, 90-minute seminar presented by My College Planning Team. Advanced registration required.


New in the Children’s Room: Thematic Kit Bags!

Do you want to learn how to tell time? Investigate the bones in your body? Make a snap circuit? Check out a new thematic kit bag to learn all about these topics and more.

Mobile WiFi hotspots

Get connected on the go, wherever you go! Have you ever wished you could take WiFi with you while you are on vacation? Or have WiFi when you are watching your child’s soccer game? Now you can! The Library now has 4 mobile WiFi hotspots available for River Forest residents to borrow. You can check […]


Monday, August 20, 4 PM - 5 PM
Snack Attack
Tuesday, August 21, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, August 21, 1 PM - 4 PM
Drop In Craft
Thursday, August 23, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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