The Library will be closed Friday, April 26th for staff development.
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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

Teen Tasters

Thursday, 5/2, 3:30-4:30 PM
Try out a variety of unique foods from a different country each month in this fun taste test program. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

Terry Sullivan Trio

Friday, 5/3, 6:30-7:30 PM
Enjoy a relaxing evening of fantastic music at an intimate jazz concert with the Terry Sullivan Trio! Vocalist Terry Sullivan, whose style is influenced by Anita O’Day and Blossom Drearie, sings in small nightclubs and concert venues in the Chicago area. You won’t want to miss it! This program is part of the 2019 Celebrating Seniors Week and is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.


Walk with us in the Memorial Day Parade!

Show your library support by joining library staff and Trustees as we march in River Forest’s annual parade. The parade route is about 1.5 miles with no stops. Participants may be asked to hold signs or pass out candy. Children may ride bikes or in strollers/wagons. Register on our online calendar to receive information about where/when to […]

Energy efficiency coming your way!

On Wednesday, April 24th, we will be upgrading our second floor lighting for greater energy efficiency


Thursday, April 25, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Friday, April 26, 12 AM - 12 AM
Staff In-service
Saturday, April 27, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Saturday Story Time
Saturday, April 27, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Spring Container Design with Good Earth Greenhouse

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