The Library will be closed Friday, December 6th for a Staff Training Day. The Library will re-open Saturday, December 7th at 9:00 AM.
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Holiday Music Program

Saturday, 12/7, 2-3:30 PM

Get into the spirit of the season with a holiday music performance by local jazz musician James Callen.

Stories with Santa

Saturday, 12/14, 10-3 PM

Santa is visiting RFPL! Our annual holiday program for children features stories, crafts, and visits with Santa upstairs by the fireplace. Pictures taken with Santa will be posted to the RFPL website. Caregivers are encouraged to snap their own keepsake photos as well. This is a drop-in, free, fun family program. Expect to spend 1 to 1.5 hours at the library for this event. Kids of All Ages

Lego Club

Saturday, 12/21, 2-3 PM, , Grades K-4

LEGO fans will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration required. 

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Amazing Artists: Pablo Picasso

Monday, 12/23, 4-5 PM

Learn about world famous artist Pablo Picasso and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, 12/31, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Happy New Year! Be the first to celebrate as you countdown to 2020 with activities, dancing, and snacks with a festive flair. For children of all ages and caregivers.


Register to Vote at Library

Do you need to register to vote or update your registration information? We can help! Five library staff members (Meghan, Dorothy, Melissa, Maria, and Cathy) have recently been certified as Deputy Registrars and can register you to vote in the Library. It only takes a few minutes. We recommend that you call ahead to make […]

Stained glass windows bring historical charm to new lobby space

In 1912 the River Forest United Methodist church erected a modified Prairie Style church, designed by William Drummond. From 1964 to 1967 the original 1912 Drummond sanctuary windows were replaced with windows depicting biblical scenes and the Drummond windows were placed in storage. Oak Park resident Chris Majkrzak, who is a member of the church […]


Friday, December 6, 12 AM - 12 AM
Closed for Staff In Service
Saturday, December 7, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Holiday Music
Sunday, December 8, 4 PM - 5 PM
Decorate Holiday Ornaments @ Creativita
Monday, December 9, 6:30 PM - 7 PM
Pajama Story Time

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