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Virtual Book Club

Thursday, 10/29, 7-8 PM

We invite you to read the book The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla or at the library. We will meet virtually through zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link when you register.

100 Books Before High School

Grades 5-8

Did you ever wish the library’s summer reading program would never end? Well, for tweens in grades 5–8, it doesn’t have to! With the Library’s 100 Books Before High School program, readers can keep track of their reading, earning awesome prizes along the way and keep the fun (and learning) going all year long.

Login to begin tracking your books on your reading journey. How do I register? If you already have a Beanstack account from Summer Reading, just log in and join the 100 Books Before High School challenge.

Craft Together

Friday, 11/6, 10-10:30 AM

Ages 2-5

Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to read a story together and work on your creations with your grown up. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. This month’s craft is: Leaf Lions

Michele Weldon Author Event

Sunday, 11/8, 2-3:30 PM

River Forest author Michele Weldon will discuss her recent book, Act Like You’re Having a Good Time, a collection of essays exploring a life of purpose through work, family, and relationships as a mature woman with a focus on growing up in River Forest and living here again. Cathy Adduci, River Forest Village President, will be joining us to introduce Michele.  Register to receive the Zoom link.

We’re OPEN!

The Library building is open to the public in a limited capacity. Services available: browsing and checkout of library materials, computer sessions, copying, printing, and faxing. Read all of our reopening guidelines.

  • Face coverings required
  • Visits limited to 30 minutes
  • Limited number of people in the building
  • Keep your distance


Sue Quinn, Director, to retire

Sue Quinn has announced that she will retire from the position of Director of River Forest Public Library. Sue’s last day in the building will be October 20th, although she will continue to consult as needed until a new Director is in place. Sue is working closely with Deborah Hill, President of the Library’s Board […]

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Tuesday, October 27, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, October 28, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social (Distance) Stitching
Wednesday, October 28, 2 PM - 3 PM
RFPL Facilities Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 29, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Haunted Cookie Cottages

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