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Express Your Library Love with a Bookmark Design

Bookmark Competition extended through April 16

Help us celebrate the Library by joining our bookmark design competition for all ages. There will be great prizes for the winners and runners up. 1st place winners will have their designs made into bookmarks that will be shared with the community. Download the entry form.

Middle School Makers

Tuesdays, 4-4:45 PM

Grades 5-8

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.

4/13 Zentangle Watercolor

4/20 Q-Tip Flowers

4/27 Whale or Unicorn Planters


Scam and Fraud Protection

Thursday, 4/15, 10-11:30 AM, Adult

Protect against identity theft, ruse burglaries, and financial, phone, mail and home repair scams. Emlee Hilliard-Smith, Senior Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and River Forest Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Ben Ransom will lead this informative session. Register to receive the zoom link.

Inbetweeners Book Club

Thursday, 4/15, 4-4:45 PM, Grades 5-8

Book lovers unite! We’ll be meeting up virtually every month to talk about great tween reads. The first five registrants each month will receive a free copy of that month’s book to keep! Additional copies will be available for checkout. The month’s book is Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. *Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.

Power of Sour

Thursday, 4/22, 4-4:45 PM, Grades 5-12

Put your tongues to the test by trying a variety of sour candies and voting for your favorite! Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link.

Building open to the public



We Stand with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

River Forest Public Library condemns the increasing acts of violence against members of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across the country. We support our Asian and Pacific Islander patrons and community members and stand against acts of violence, discrimination, and racism. River Forest Public Library is committed to building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment […]

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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.


Tuesday, April 13, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Live Virtual Story Time
Tuesday, April 13, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, April 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, April 15, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Scam and Fraud Protection

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