The Library will close at 5PM on Weds. 11/24 and remain closed on Thurs. 11/25 in observance of Thanksgiving.
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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.

Global Film Forum

Sunday, 11/28, 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: The Hedgehog

All Levels Yoga

Saturday, 12/4, 2-3 PM and 3-4 PM

Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda’s Rhythms returns to lead a yoga class designed for everyone. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. Two sessions are being offered. Register for one session: 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM.

Gingerbread Houses

Friday, December 10

Grades 5-8

Pick up a gingerbread house kit to make with your family and friends that will be both great to look at and tasty to eat!  Register to reserve your kit. Pickup by the end of the day on 12/10. One per household.

Edith Head: The Woman Who Dressed Hollywood

Sunday, December 12, 2 PM

An incredibly successful costume designer with eight Oscars to prove it, Edith Head’s dazzling career continues to inspire new generations of designers. She dressed the biggest stars to shine over Hollywood. Adored by some, hated by others, Edith Head’s highly competitive and secretive nature drove her career to a meteoric height. Join educational entertainer Martina Mathisen to discover why Edith Head was the most influential costume designer in Hollywood history. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover Recap

See what the stuffed animals were up to during their slumber party at the Library!  

New, Upgraded Catalog Now Available

As a River Forest Public Library cardholder, you have access to more than 10 million items from 100+ area libraries in the SWAN system. Our participation in SWAN gives River Foresters more access, more choices, and more value when using their public library. And now, you’ll find it even easier to find items and browse […]


Sunday, November 28, 2 PM - 4:30 PM
Global Film Forum
Tuesday, November 30, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, December 1, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Decisions
Wednesday, December 1, 7 PM - 8 PM
Evening Book Club

New & Coming Soon