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Superhero Training Course

Wednesday, 1/29, 3:45-4:45 PM

Have you ever wanted to become a superhero? Now you can! Make a superhero mask and cape, work through an obstacle course, and more! Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Story Studio: Animania

Thursday, 1/30, 3:30-4:30 PM

Doodle your favorite characters while discussing the latest anime and manga series. Grades 5-8. Sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Youth Services

Backwards Story Time Remix

Friday, 1/31, 9:30-10 AM

Celebrate Backwards Day with a special remixed story time featuring silly songs, backwards stories, wacky mash ups and more. Ages birth through 6 with caregiver.

African Dance Fusion

Saturday, 2/1, 2-3 PM

African Dance Fusion is a unique blend of African Dance, South American movement, and Egyptian dance, spiced up with a hint of jazz, hip hop, and a bit of Line dance. This class takes the best elements of many cultures and combines it with traditional studio-style dance, blending together a contagious, powerful art form, lifting the body, mind, and spirit. Try out this fun class led by Rhonda’s Rhythms! Registration recommended.

Box City

Wednesday , 2/5, 3:45-4:45 PM

It takes a lot of work to build a city! Help us make River Forest out of boxes then put it all together to learn just what it takes to make a town. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Great Decisions

Wednesday, 2/5, 1-2:30 PM

Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. Explore 8 issues over 8 sessions. Attend all 8 sessions in the series or come to individual sessions of interest. This program is brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

DIY Chocolate Lotion Bar

Thursday, 2/6, 3:30-4:30 PM

Make your own lotion bar that smells good enough to eat! Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Families with young children are invited to join the new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at River Forest Public Library. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three […]

Coming in February: Lincoln Elementary Art Display

Our Local Spotlight will kick off in February with an art display from Lincoln Elementary School. Head upstairs to the west side of the library to browse the beautiful works of these young artists. Local Spotlight  is a new exhibit space on the second floor of the Library that is reservable by local artists and […]


Wednesday, January 29, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Superhero Training Course
Thursday, January 30, 10 AM - 11 AM
Move and Groove with Infinity and Beyond Academy
Thursday, January 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Story Studio: Animania
Friday, January 31, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Backwards Story Time Remix

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