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Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

June 12- August 21st

The Library’s Summer Reading Program encourages kids, teens, and adults to read throughout the summer.  Prizes and programs make it extra fun and exciting, but our main goal is for everyone to love reading.

This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, has inspired some really wonderful outer-space themed programs that you won’t want to miss!

Sign up at the Library today to blast off into your summer reading journey!

Intergalactic Yoga

Thursday, 6/20, 3-4 PM

Practice your sun salutations and more at this space themed yoga class just for kids. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Dooleys Concert

Friday, 6/21, 7:30-9 PM

Join us on the library lawn for our annual Dooleys concert! The Dooleys are River Forest natives who have been entertaining Chicagoland for over 30 years with their delightful banter and wide musical repertoire. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Chris Fascione’s Storytelling Show

Tuesday, 6/25, 4-5 PM

Story-performer Chris Fascione acts out the best of classical and contemporary children’s literature and folktales in a fun-filled, participatory show featuring storytelling, mime, juggling, and comedy. Kids of All Ages. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location: RMS gym.

Anime Universe

Thursday, 6/27, 2-4 PM

Joins us for a one-day anime workshop with Addie Afable of Artistic Dragon to learn and improve anime drawing skills. Grades 5-12 Advanced registration required.

KonMari 101: Tidy Your Home, Change Your Life 

Thursday, 6/27, 7-8:30 PM

Made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kono, the KonMari Method helps you live life efficiently, moving in the direction of your true passion, purpose, and joy. Certified KonMari tidying consultant Kristyn Ivey, founder of For the Love of Tidy, will share home organization tips that focus on what you keep (does it spark joy?), rather than what or how much you discard. Registration Required. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebration 

Friday, 6/28, 10-11 AM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read the story and do activities based on the classic children’s book. 1-5 years


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