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Short Story Writing Contest


Ages 10 and up

Do you like creative writing? Adults and teens are invited to submit an original short story for the chance to win a prize and have your story published on our website.

We’ll pick one adult winner and one teen/tween winner. Stories should be no longer than 2500 words. To enter, please email your story to reference@riverforestlibrary.org by Friday, March 31. Include your full name and contact information with your submission.

Winners will be chosen in April. Need help getting started? Stop by the reference desk for a list of writing prompts.

Animal Crossing

Monday, 3/20, 3:30-4:30 PM

Grades 5-8 

Calling all Villagers! Book your flight with Dodo Airlines to share your tips and tricks to create our Library island.

Family Trivia

Friday, 3/24, 7-8:30 PM


Calling all trivia buffs! Teams are invited to participate in a fun evening of family-friendly trivia. Advanced registration is required, but only one person per team needs to register. Pizza provided.

NOTE: This event is for families, but if you are an adult without kids, check out our new adults-only trivia night on April 13th! 

Global Film Forum

Sunday, 3/26, 2-3:30 PM 

Enjoy cinema from around the world, in the company of fellow global film fans. This month’s film: The Truffle Hunters (Italy).  

Junior Justice League

Wednesday, 3/29, 3:30-4:30 PM

Grades 5-8 

Join us for a service-oriented program just for tweens! Each month we will dedicate our time and talents to helping a different service organization. In March, we’ll learn about Des Plaines River cleanup opportunities from the River Forest Park District. 


Information about Voting in Local Consolidated Election on April 4

Get your questions answered about the upcoming election.   How can I see if I am registered to vote? You may use the registration lookup tool on the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or ask Library staff to check for you. How do I register to vote? You may fill out the online voter registration application on the […]

Honoring Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month: Celebrating the lives and achievements of women throughout history and present day.  “Well behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.  Celebrate Women’s History month by exploring these collections of books, audiobook and movies available from your library.  Staff Selections  Adult Titles  Middle School/Teen Titles  Children’s Titles Digital Collections  Women’s History […]


Wednesday, March 22, 4 PM - 4:30 PM
Story Stretchers
Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Troop 47228
Wednesday, March 22, 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Kiwanis Club of River Forest-Oak Park Business Meeting
Thursday, March 23, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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