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Upcoming Events & Programs

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Sunday, September 23, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Six women and six stories. These fascinating women led equally fascinating lives—apart from the manner in which they ended. Educational entertainer Martina Mathisen artfully interweaves tales of power, personality, and politics. Do these six famous wives deserve their popular labels? Meet the Six Wives of Henry the 8th and decide for yourself! This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Amazing Artists: Vincent van Gogh

Monday, September 24, 4 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Learn about world famous artist Vincent van Gogh, and create your own art piece inspired by his unique style. Supplies will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Sensory Play Time

Tuesday, September 25, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Babies and toddlers explore their five senses through engaging sensory stations. For birth-3 years with a caregiver.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, September 25, 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.

Doctor and Nurse Story Time

Thursday, September 27, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

Join staff from Children’s Urgent Care to learn all about healthy habits in this fun medical themed story time.

Bubble Blast

Friday, September 28, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for fun with bubbles! Listen to a story and then play with bubbles. Ages birth-6 years with a caregiver.

1/2 Day Pizza and Mammals Encounter

Friday, September 28, 11:45 AM - 2 PM
Meeting Room

Middle Schoolers enjoy your half day with a pizza lunch and an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most unique creatures with Flying Fox Conservation Fund’s Mammal’s and More. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-8.

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Coffee Monday

Monday, October 1, 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. ML Wahlfeldt will be here to discuss strategies for wellness and stress reduction. Coffee Mondays are brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 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.

Ready Readers

Wednesday, October 3, 4 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Get ready to read Bunnicula : a Rabbit-Tale of Mystery with crafts, activities, and a snack based on the book by Deborah Howe. Listen to a librarian read the first chapter, and then check out a copy to finish reading at home! Advanced registration required. Grades 1-4.

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Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 3, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Toddler Time

Thursday, October 4, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

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

Teen Tasters

Thursday, October 4, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting Room

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

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Family Story Time

Friday, October 5, 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 caregiver.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, October 5, 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.

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