Due to routine site maintenance, the catalog and digital library (all digital collections and online resources) will be unavailable from 6 pm Sunday, Feb. 23 through Monday, Feb. 24.
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Chicago’s Most Wanted

Sunday, 2/23, 2-3:30PM

Chicago, when told it couldn’t do something, went ahead and did it anyway. From sports to politics, gangsters to ghosts, Laura Enright presents amazing facts from her book Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top Ten book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Sign Up Party

Thursday, 2/27, 10 AM

Join us for playtime, treats, and to learn all about the library’s new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. Ages birth-5 years.

Story Studio: Mind-Bending Mysteries

Thursday, 2/27, 3:30-4:30 PM

Play a round of Clue while discussing thrillers, true crime, and paranormal mysteries. Grades 5-8. Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services

Animals That Leap

Saturday, 2/29, 2-3 PM

Celebrate Leap Day in a hands on show featuring live animals from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund. Advanced registration required. For ages 3-10. ** Due to limited space in our meeting room, please register everyone who will be attending the show including adults.**

Harriet Tubman Speaks

Sunday, 3/1, 2-3:30 PM 

Marlene Rivero slips into the persona of the former slave who, after winning her own freedom, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad. In numerous trips back to the South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to the North. After the Civil War began, Harriet Tubman worked for the Union as a cook, nurse, and even a spy. Rivero shares the amazing story of Tubman’s faith, determination, and courage. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Raina Telgemeier Party

Monday, 3/2, 2-3 PM

Celebrate your favorite graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier with crafts, games and activities based on her books. Grades K-4.  Advanced registration required.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Families with young children are invited to join the new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at River Forest Public Library. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three […]

Local Spotlight featuring Lincoln Elementary School Art in February

Our Local Spotlight will kick off in February with an art display from Lincoln Elementary School. Head upstairs to the west side of the library to browse the beautiful works of these young artists. Local Spotlight  is a new exhibit space on the second floor of the Library that is reservable by local artists and […]


Sunday, February 23, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Chicago's Most Wanted
Tuesday, February 25, 10 AM - 11 AM
Sensory Playtime
Tuesday, February 25, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, February 26, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social Stitching

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