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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

3/9 Sand Art Mandala

3/16 Imitation Bronze Figures

3/23 3D Paper Tulips

Candidate Forums for River Forest Municipal Election

In partnership with The League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest, the Library is sponsoring several Candidate Forums for the River Forest April 6th Municipal Election. 

River Forest School District 90 (5 running for 4 seats). View recording of forum.

River Forest Village President (2 running for 1 seat). View recording of forum.

River Forest Village Trustees (4 running for 3 seats). View recording of forum.

Thursday, March 18  at 7 PM – River Forest Library Board (3 running for 2 seats)

Thursday, March 18  at 8 PM – River Forest Park Board (4 running for 2 seats)  

Financial Strategies for Early College Planners

Wednesday, 3/10, 7-8:30 PM

This workshop/webinar (for middle school families) will emphasize the importance of getting a jumpstart on college planning and introduce financial aid options available to early planners. It will also cover mistakes to avoid when saving for college and recommend college-planning resources for families. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

Saturday, 3/13, 2-3:30 PM

Learn about the federal government’s lending policy that segregated America and its impact on the author’s community and family as recorded in long-hidden letters and diaries. Her landlord parents nurtured tenants and buildings on Chicago’s West Side from 1948-1994 all the while documenting their work-a-day world, the 1960s racial changes, riots, and aftermath. Register to receive the Zoom link. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.


Be an informed voter!

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.

Magazines for everyone!

New! Magazines are now available through the Libby app and on Media On Demand! Over 3,000 magazines are instantly available with no holds or limits. They do not count against your monthly checkout limit.  In your Libby app, go to Library and then tap Explore to find magazines. The most popular magazines, organized by subject, […]


Tuesday, March 9, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Live Virtual Story Time
Tuesday, March 9, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, March 10, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, March 10, 4 PM - 5 PM
RFPL Policy Committee Meeting

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