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Donuts & Discussion

Wednesday, 11/29, 3:30-4:30 PM

Grades 5-8 

Every other month, Middle Schoolers are invited to enjoy donuts while discussing relevant social topics. 

Coffee Monday

Monday, 12/4, 10-11 AM


Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee and conversation about local matters. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

This month: Dan Urben from Cantata Adult Life Services will talk about their services, including the Take 2 Program (one of their in-home care options). 

Pop-in Projects

Tuesday, 12/5, 10 AM-12 PM

Ages 2-and up 

Pop in for our monthly craft project in the Children’s Room! Pop-in Projects are the first Tuesday of the month. This month: make your own gift tags. 

Surviving the Holidays with Lori Gottlieb (virtual) 

Wednesday, 12/6, 7 PM

Registration required. 

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast, joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season. Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life and especially as you prepare for the holidays.

Games for Grownups

Friday, 12/8, 1-2 PM, Adult 

On the second Friday of each month, the Library is your destination for gaming fun! This month we’ll be pairing off to play chess and/or checkers. There will be snacks and prizes. 


Get Lost in the Magic of Narration with an Audiobook

by Melaina Maraldi, Children’s Services Manager Many of us remember being read to as a child; it was wonderful! Some of my favorite grade school memories are of my 3rd grade teacher reading the BFG by Roald Dahl to our class. She had been a member of Second City in Chicago, and therefore was magical […]

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at your Library

November marks Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and explore the cultural history, achievements and experiences of the nation’s original inhabitants and the over 5 million people who identify as American Indian today. With stories of challenge and hardship, but also pride, bravery and love, these Native voices will inspire and enlighten as […]


Wednesday, November 29, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Donuts & Discussion (Grades 5-8)
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cub Scouts Bear Den Meeting
Friday, December 1, 12 AM - 12 AM
Family Fun Bags
Friday, December 1, 12 AM - 12 AM
Teen Take 'n' Makes (Grades 5-12)

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