River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Social Stitching

Wednesday, 1/23, 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. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ozobot Battles

Wednesday, 1/23, 4-5 PM
Learn to code mazes for Ozobot mini-robots. Then watch the ozobots race along tracks you’ve created. Supplies will be provided. Grades K-4. Advanced registration required.

Solo Wars

Thursday, 1/24, 3:30-5 PM
Toss, topple, stack, and flip your way to glory in the ultimate Solo cup competition. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

Sunday, 1/27, 2-3:30 PM
When looking at Egyptian art, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke claimed he saw the “pollen of blossoming divinity.” The art and architecture of ancient Egypt indeed leaves onlookers with a sense of awe and grandeur. At the same time, when compared to the art of ancient Greece or the Italian Renaissance, Egyptian art may seem inaccessible or archaic to us. In this lecture from The Oriental Institute, using some of the masterpieces of Egyptian art, including some artifacts in the Oriental Institute Museum, we will discuss a few simple rules of thumb to keep in mind when exploring the Egyptian gallery of a museum. We will also explore the most important features of Egyptian architecture, so you can understand the original contexts of much of what you see. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Amazing Artists: Henri Matisse

Monday, 1/28, 4-5 PM
Learn about world famous artist Henri Matisse, and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Warm up to Winter Reading

Winter readers, get rewarded! Sign up at RFPL for our children’s, teen, or adult winter reading program for a chance to win wonderful prizes. Running 12/17-2/28.



2018 Stories with Santa Photos

A jolly time was had by all at our annual Stories with Santa. View the fun photos!

ADA Compliant Doors Openers Installed

In order to improve accessibility for all of our patrons, we had ADA automatic door openers installed on both of our public restroom doors. We are excited to be able to bring this important improvement to our building.


Tuesday, January 22, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, January 22, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, January 23, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social Stitching
Wednesday, January 23, 4 PM - 5 PM
Ozobot Battles

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