River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Upcoming Events & Programs

Family Story Time

Friday, November 16, 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.

Film Lover Fridays

Friday, November 16, 12 PM - 2:30 PM
Meeting Room

Join other movie lovers on the 3rd Friday of every month to watch popular and entertaining films! This fall we’ll be showing Jimmy Stewart movies! Today we’ll be watching It’s A Wonderful Life. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before the film starts. Light refreshments will be served. This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, November 16, 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.

Lego Club

Saturday, November 17, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

LEGO fans will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, November 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, November 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.

Craftsgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

Celebrate Thanksgiving by creating crafts and decorations for your holiday festivities. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Library Closed

Thursday, November 22, 9 AM - 9 PM

Black Friday Sale

Friday, November 23, 9 AM - 5 PM
Children's Room

Visit the Children’s Room on Friday, Nov. 23 for our super blow out shopping sale. Check out at least 5 library books at regular price (FREE) and receive a bonus FREE paperback book to take home and keep. Offer available while supplies last. One book per customer (age 0-10).

Frosty's Winter Wonderland Marionette Puppet Show

Sunday, November 25, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

Dave Herzog brings his wonderful marionettes to life in this engaging live show, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland. Advanced registration required* Best for ages 3 and up.
*Due to limited space in our meeting room, please register everyone who will watch the performance separately, including adults*

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Amazing Artists: Paul Cézanne

Monday, November 26, 4 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Learn about world famous artist Paul Cézanne, 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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Middle School Makers

Tuesday, November 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.

Movers and Shakers

Thursday, November 29, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Join My Gym at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! Ages birth-6 years old with parent/caregiver.

Teen Tasters

Thursday, November 29, 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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"Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden" Film Screening

Thursday, November 29, 7 PM - 9 PM
Meeting Room

In partnership with the The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, we are presenting a special screening of the documentary, Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden — focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s youthful summers in northern Michigan. The film’s writer/producer, George Colburn will introduce the program with questions and answers to follow. Copies of the DVD will be available for sale.  Register to reserve your space. 

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, November 30, 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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