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Angalia Bianca Author Event

Thursday, 1/17, 7-8:30 PM
Local author and activist Angalia Bianca shares stories from her new book, In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter. Angalia overcame a life of addiction and crime to become an advocate for violence prevention and helping others. She has won humanitarian awards from many local, national, and global organizations and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, BBC News London, CNN, and more. Join us to meet her and co-author Linda Beckstrom!

Harry Potter Family Feud

Monday, 1/21, 2-3:30 PM, Harry Potter Family Feud

Hogwarts houses will compete to see who knows more wizarding world lore in our first ever Family Feud style game show. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

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.

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 15, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
RFPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Snack Attack
Thursday, January 17, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time
Thursday, January 17, 11:05 AM - 12 PM
PreBid Construction Meeting

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