River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Monday, 1/21
9 AM-1 PM and 5 PM-9 PM

Join us to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In the morning (between 9:00 and 1:00) and again in the evening (between 5:00 and 9:00) we invite you to stop by our first floor meeting room to share your thoughts and ideas about what MLK Day means to you. There will be an ongoing screening of a MLK documentary, and room on the wall for you to post your own dreams for our community and ideas about equality, either in writing or through art. All ages are encouraged to drop by and contribute, to inspire and be inspired!  Refreshments provided.

Harry Potter Family Feud

Monday, 1/21, 2-3:30 PM, Harry Potter Family Feud

Hogwarts houses will compete to see who knows more wizarding world lore in our first ever Family Feud style game show. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

Social Stitching

Wednesday, 1/23, 10-11 AM
Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, cross-stitching, or sewing? Then join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month to socialize while you stitch! Bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ozobot Battles

Wednesday, 1/23, 4-5 PM
Learn to code mazes for Ozobot mini-robots. Then watch the ozobots race along tracks you’ve created. Supplies will be provided. Grades K-4. Advanced registration required.

Solo Wars

Thursday, 1/24, 3:30-5 PM
Toss, topple, stack, and flip your way to glory in the ultimate Solo cup competition. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

Warm up to Winter Reading

Winter readers, get rewarded! Sign up at RFPL for our children’s, teen, or adult winter reading program for a chance to win wonderful prizes. Running 12/17-2/28.



2018 Stories with Santa Photos

A jolly time was had by all at our annual Stories with Santa. View the fun photos!

ADA Compliant Doors Openers Installed

In order to improve accessibility for all of our patrons, we had ADA automatic door openers installed on both of our public restroom doors. We are excited to be able to bring this important improvement to our building.


Monday, January 21, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Harry Potter Family Feud
Tuesday, January 22, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, January 22, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, January 23, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social Stitching

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