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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. 

All Levels Yoga

Saturday, 12/9, 2-3 PM, Adult 

Advanced registration required. 

Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda’s Rhythms returns to lead an All Levels Yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat. 

Tis the Season: Holiday Traditions from Radio’s Golden Age

Sunday, 12/10, 2-3:30 PM, Adult 

Steve Darnall, host of the popular radio show Those Were the Days on WDCB, returns to the Library to share some holiday traditions from radio’s golden age. From Jack Benny’s annual shopping trips to Lionel Barrymore’s portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge, this festive presentation will spur the imagination and spread a bit of Yuletide spirit. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. 


A Librarian’s Lazy Sunday 

by Victoria Muraiti, Materials Services Manager  Most people’s idea of a lazy Sunday probably doesn’t include waking up bright and early for a long walk, but that is exactly how my fiancé and I spend our weekend mornings. Usually, we are ready by 6 am (but I admit I sometimes hit the snooze button until […]

SWAN Libraries App No Longer Available

November 30, 2023 We are sad to share that the SWAN Libraries App is no longer available. The vendors that work with SWAN to develop and support the SWAN Libraries App have unexpectedly disabled the app. SWAN is working to get a new app up and running in the new year, but in the meantime, you […]


Monday, December 4, 10 AM - 11 AM
Coffee Monday
Tuesday, December 5, 10 AM - 12 PM
Pop In Projects
Tuesday, December 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle School Makers (Grades 5-8)
Wednesday, December 6, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
RFPL Finance Committee

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