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Police Station Story Time

Wednesday, 3/20, 10-11 AM
Visit the Police Station for this special story time and tour. ** Note: Program is held at the River Forest Police Station, 400 Park Ave., River Forest, IL 60305** Ages 2 and up.

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.

  • March 20: The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • April 3: Decoding U.S./China Trade
  • April 17: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • May 1: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • May 15: State of the State Department and Diplomacy

Our Lucky Day Collection is here!

Is today your Lucky Day? Come on upstairs to the second floor and visit our all-new Lucky Day collection to find out! This collection includes high-demand movies and books currently popular in our community. These books and movies are exempt from holds and only available to visitors inside the library.

Stop on up and see if it’s your Lucky Day!

The Chicago “L”

Sunday, 3/24, 2-3:30 PM
Discover the world-famous Chicago “L” in all its grit and glory with Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago “L.” He portrays the growth and development of Chicago’s most enduring icon. The “L” has been running 24/7 for 126 years and its ridership continues to increase. See how it came to be and how it changed the region. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 images and popular movie clips, Borzo’s rich historical presentation will inform, entertain, and spark memories. Travel through time. Mass transit never looked so good! Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Spring Break in the Children’s Room

Block Party, Monday, 3/26, 10 AM-4 PM

Build a Fort, Tuesday, 3/27, 10 AM-4 PM

Puppet Party, Wednesday, 3/28, 10 AM-4 PM

Freestyle Crafts, Thursday, 3/29, 10 AM-4 PM

Games Galore, Friday, 3/30, 10 AM-4 PM 

1960’s TV Memories

Sunday, 3/31, 2-3:30 PM
Join Steve Cooper as he introduces rare film and video clips with fascinating behind the scenes stories. Enjoy original theme songs and opening clips from the Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, My Three Sons, and more. Rare video clips from the 1960’s include: The Beatles at Shea Stadium LIVE, Hullabaloo & Shindig, The Young Rascals, a very young Barbra Streisand, Peter, Paul & Mary, and many more. Steve will also play some TV themes on his trumpet and will take audience requests! Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.


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.

The Chat: How do books help spark the imagination?

Recently our Children’s Librarian Melissa was featured on the Chat, a local podcast created by Mrs. Burns 3rd grade class at Lincoln Elementary. Check out their conversation!  


Tuesday, March 19, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tween Time
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
RFPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 10 AM - 11 AM
Police Station Story Time
Wednesday, March 20, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Decisions

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