The Library will be closed Sunday, April 21st in observance of Easter.
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Your Library is Now Fine Free!

River Forest Public Library is now a fine free library. Any items checked out at River Forest Library will not accrue overdue fines.  Additionally, if you are a River Forest cardholder,  all past overdue fines will be waived. (Does not include lost or damaged items.) Let’s celebrate!

Spring Container Design with Good Earth Greenhouse

Saturday, 4/27, 10-11:30 AM

Come to Good Earth Greenhouse for this workshop to create your own beautiful spring planter and enjoy some interactive, hands on gardening fun! Cost is $15 (for materials). Registration required. To register, please sign up and pay at the second floor reference desk.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Sunday, 4/28, 1-4 PM
Give a shelter animal a forever home on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Magnificent Mutts will have a number of fabulous furry friends available for adoption.

Great Decisions

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. This program is brought to you in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

  • May 1: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • May 15: State of the State Department and Diplomacy


New Calendar!

You may have noticed that our website calendar looks a little different. Over 650 programs a year a is a lot to keep track of, so we have implemented a new calendar system.

Lobby Renovation Project on Hold

Our lobby renovation project, which was scheduled to begin on March 1st, has been postponed due to construction bids exceeding the project budget.  We are in the process of reevaluating the project and making adjustments so that it will meet our budget requirements.


Friday, April 19, 12 PM - 2:30 PM
Film Lover Fridays
Saturday, April 20, 2 PM - 3 PM
Sunday, April 21, 12 AM - 12 AM
Closed for Easter
Monday, April 22, 4 PM - 5 PM
Amazing Artists

New & Coming Soon