River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Welcome to Your Library 

 Visit your Library and discover quality collections, a comfortable space, and friendly, professional staff members committed to providing the highest level of service. Come browse thousands of books, movies, music CDs, video games, magazines, and more. Internet access is available at seated computer workstations, or you may bring your laptop or mobile device and enjoy free wifi throughout the building and in the garden. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Coffee Monday

Monday, 12/5, 10-11 AM

Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee and conversation about local matters. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community.

Israel Alaniz from Oak Street Health in Oak Park will talk about their services including their Silver Sneaker Program at their clinic.

Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. 

Pop-In Projects

Tuesday, 12/6, 10-12PM, 4-5PM

Ages 2 and up 

Pop in for our monthly craft project in the Children’s Room! Pop in Projects are the first Tuesday of the month. This month: Snowflakes! 

Mx. Dannie’s Last Story Times

Wednesday 12/7, 5:30 PM

Friday 12/9, 10 AM

All Ages Welcome

Don’t miss your chance to say goodbye to Mx. Dannie, who will be leaving the Library for a new opportunity at the Chicago Public Library. Two special Mx. Dannie story times have been added.

Craft and Chat, Adult 

Thursday, 12/8, 7-8:30 PM

Crafting isn’t just for kids! Join us for this month’s craft: holiday gift prep. We’ll supply wrapping paper and cards that you can decorate. Bring your own gifts to wrap! Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. Advanced registration required. 

Joan & Bette: A One-Woman Musical

Saturday, 12/10, 2-3:30 PM

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, iconic movie stars who had a legendary feud in their day, find themselves trapped in purgatory… in the same body! Performer Jillann Gabrielle presents an original one-woman musical comedy featuring 14 songs. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township. 


Library is a Donation Site for Sarah’s Inn Holiday Gift Project

Celebrate the season by dropping off a gift donation for Sarah’s Inn Holiday Gift Project, their annual toy and gift drive. We will be accepting donations until Monday, December 5th. They are hoping to distribute 1,000 gifts to the 300 families they serve. The donation box is located in the lobby just outside the children’s […]

Re-organized Middle School and Teen Nonfiction Collection makes for easier browsing. 

Anne Kowalski, Middle School and Teen Librarian, has been working hard for several weeks to improve the middle school and teen nonfiction collection upstairs.  


Friday, December 2, 9 AM - 1 PM
Friday, December 2, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie
Sunday, December 4, 3 PM - 4 PM
Troop 47478 Meeting
Monday, December 5, 9 AM - 9:30 AM
Family Fun Bag

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