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Happy Houseplants

Sunday, 1/26, 2-3:30 PM

Regan from Good Earth Greenhouse will present on houseplants, including new trends, their impact on health and happiness, and poisonous plants in the home for pets or children. This program is brought to you in partnership with Garden Club of Oak Park-River Forest.

Stroller Strides Free Class

Tuesday, 1/28, 10-11 AM

Learn how to exercise with baby in tow at this free class hosted by Kate Powlus, the owner of Fit4Mom Oak Park River Forest. Please bring stollers, baby carrier, and a yoga mat if desired. Advanced Registration required. Adult with baby ages birth-24 months.

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.


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 […]


Tuesday, January 28, 10 AM - 11 AM
Stroller Strides Free Class
Tuesday, January 28, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
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

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