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Sunflower Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, 2/25, 2-3 PM
Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music by the Sunflower Chamber Orchestra—a children’s orchestra located in River Forest! Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Mario Kart Wii Tournament

Friday, 3/2, 2-3:30 PM, Grades K-4
Test out your racing skills at this fun Wii game tournament. Advanced registration required.

The Hunting Accident: A Conversation

Sunday, 3/4, 2-4 PM
The Library’s Foundation is thrilled to be sponsoring this special event about the new graphic crime novel, The Hunting Accident. Joining us will be the author David L. Carlson, illustrator Landis Blair, and Charlie Rizzo, whose father is the subject of the book. A book signing will follow the discussion. The Book Table will sell copies at this event. Registration is required as seating is limited.

Winter Warm Up Story Time

Saturdays, 2/24 – 3/10, 10-11 AM
Come in from the cold and warm up at this special winter Saturday morning story time. Story time begins at 10 AM. Family social time is from 10:30-11 AM. Ages birth-5 years old with parent/caregiver.

Great Decisions

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, 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. We will lead discussion on 8 issues over 8 Wednesday afternoon sessions from 1-2:30 PM. Dates and topics are as follows:

  • 3/7 China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
  • 3/21 Media and Foreign Policy
  • 4/4 Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
  • 4/18 U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
  • 5/2 South Africa’s Fragile Democracy
  • 5/16 Global Heath: Progress and Challenges


Where’s the Sci-Fi?

We’ve done some shifting around to improve your browsing experience! The Science Fiction section is now located on a mobile shelving unit by the adult fiction collection in the Northeast area of the building. The shelving unit where it used to reside has been removed to increase the available space for our travel materials, study […]

Credit Cards now accepted

You can now pay for library fines and printing with a credit card at the front desk when you come to the library. Please note that there is a minimum $3.00 payment required to be able to pay by credit card for printing.  Patrons wanting to pay from home with a credit card may do so […]


Tuesday, February 27, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, February 28, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Connect With Tech
Friday, March 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Free Play Friday
Friday, March 2, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Mario Kart Wii Tournament

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