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Upcoming Events & Programs

Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, February 20, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, February 20, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Tuesday, February 20, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Meeting Room

Connect With Tech

Wednesday, February 21, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.

Great Decisions

Wednesday, February 21, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Meeting Room

Russia’s foreign policy 

Toddler Time

Thursday, February 22, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver.

Squeaky Clean Soap Making

Thursday, February 22, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Students in grades 5-12 are invited to color, scent and mold their own stunning colorful gemstone soaps. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12.

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Family Story Time

Friday, February 23, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

Join library staff for stories and songs. This is a fun story time for kids ages birth through 6 with a parent/caregiver. 

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, February 23, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies will be rated G or PG.

Winter Warm Up Story Time

Saturday, February 24, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Come in from the cold and warm up at this special winter Saturday morning story time. Story time begins at 10 AM. Family social time is from 10:30-11 AM. Ages birth-5 years old with parent/caregiver.

Sunflower Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, February 25, 2 PM - 3 PM
Upstairs Fireplace

Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music by the Sunflower Chamber Orchestra—a children’s orchestra located in River Forest! Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, February 27, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Connect With Tech

Wednesday, February 28, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Room

Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.

Free Play Friday

Friday, March 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

Play and learn as you explore engaging sensory stations. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.

Mario Kart Wii Tournament

Friday, March 2, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Test out your racing skills at this fun Wii game tournament. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Winter Warm Up Story Time

Saturday, March 3, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Come in from the cold and warm up at this special winter Saturday morning story time. Story time begins at 10 AM. Family social time is from 10:30-11 AM. Ages birth-5 years old with parent/caregiver.

Board Game Open Play

Saturday, March 3, 1 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

Challenge a friend or family member to a fun board game while you enjoy light snacks. Ages 3-10.

The Hunting Accident: A Conversation

Sunday, March 4, 2 PM - 4 PM
Upstairs Fireplace

The Library’s Foundation is thrilled to be sponsoring this special event about the new graphic crime novel, The Hunting Accident. Joining us will be the author David L. Carlson, illustrator Landis Blair, and Charlie Rizzo, whose father is the subject of the book. A book signing will follow the discussion. The Book Table will be here with copies of the book for patrons to purchase.

Registration is required and attendance is limited to 75 participants.

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Coffee Monday

Monday, March 5, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee, breakfast snacks and conversation. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Are you in the mood to spring clean? Karen Taubman will be here to teach us how to sell unwanted items online! Coffee Mondays are supported by Blue Max Coffee and River Forest Township.

Bingo Lunch Bunch

Monday, March 5, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Meeting Room

Play BINGO, eat pizza, and win fun prizes as you have fun on your day off of school! Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Cubelet Craze 2

Monday, March 5, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Cubelets® Robot Blocks make it fast and easy to build robots. There’s no wrong way to build with Cubelets, so it is remarkably easy to transform these blocks into brilliant bundles of robotic curiosity.Create countless new robots and behaviors with the power of code. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-8.

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Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, March 6, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, March 6, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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