River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Our regular hours are back!

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM
Sundays: 1 PM-5 PM

Following recent CDC and IDPH guidance, face coverings are required to enter the building. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a face covering, please call or us and we will do our best to assist you.

Live Virtual Author Event with Chris Bohjalian

Wednesday, 10/27, 6:30 PM

Chris Bohjalian will set the mood for Halloween as he discusses his most recent book, The Hour of the Witch. Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books. His work has been translated into 35 languages and has been adapted into three movies and a TV series. Register to join. 

Social Stitching

Wednesday, 10/27, 10-11 AM

Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, cross-stitching, or sewing? Then join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month to socialize while you stitch! Bring your own materials. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Youth Yoga

Thursday, 10/28, 3:45-4:30 PM

Grades K-4

Join us for our monthly yoga wellness program for kids. Bring your own yoga mat or towel to use during the program. Advanced registration required.

Craft Together

Friday, 10/29, 10-10:45 AM

Ages 2-5

Join us for our monthly crafting program for younger kids with their grownups. This month’s activity is: Leaf Art. Advanced registration required.

Global Film Forum

Sunday, 10/31, 2-4:30 PM

Head to River Forest Library to enjoy some great global cinema. Following the screening will be a discussion about the film.

This month: Sicilian Girl


The SWAN Libraries Mobile App now offers mobile checkouts

Short on time? Next time you visit the Library, you can use the SWAN mobile app on your phone to check out your books. Open the SWAN Libraries mobile app and select ‘Mobile Checkout’. The Mobile Checkout module will open. (You may need to swipe left to find this icon, or on some phones it […]

Keep Your Child Safe

Please keep in mind as the new school year begins that for your child’s safety, children age 7 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver age 12 or older while at the Library.  Masks are required at all times when in the building During programs for children age 7 or under, a […]


Tuesday, October 26, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time on Zoom
Tuesday, October 26, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, October 27, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social Stitching
Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Live Virtual Author Event with Chris Bohjalian

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