The Library will be resuming summer Sunday closures 5/27 through 9/3. The Library will also be closed Monday 5/28, in observance of Memorial Day.
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Upcoming Events & Programs

Movers and Shakers

Thursday, May 24, 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.

Water Safety Story Time

Friday, May 25, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

Join experts from Foss Swim School to learn about water safety with stories, rhymes, tips, and more. Ages birth-6 years with caregiver.

Bring Your Own Lunch & Movie

Friday, May 25, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Meeting Room

Bring your own brown bag lunch and chow down while watching a fun film.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, May 29, 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.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, June 1, 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.

Pets at the White House

Saturday, June 2, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson had a pet mockingbird who often sat on his master’s shoulder? Or that cows and goats used to graze on the White House lawn? Or that Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier Fala traveled with the President and attended parties with world leaders? In “Pets at the White House,” the dynamic singing and acting duo, Jenny Riddle and Elizabeth Doyle, delight audiences with wonderful stories and songs about the four-legged, beaked, and pawed inhabitants who have resided at the White House throughout the decades. With upbeat music and fascinating and little-known anecdotes, Jenny and Elizabeth reveal how pets have played an important role at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, not only by providing companionship to the presidents and their families, but also by humanizing and softening their political images. Join Jenny and Elizabeth for this unique and uplifting show. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Library Closed

Sunday, June 3, 12 AM - 12 AM

Coffee Monday

Monday, June 4, 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. Coffee Mondays are co-sponsored by the River Forest Township. 

Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, June 5, 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, June 5, 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.

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 6, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

The House that George Built by Wilfrid Sheed 

Toddler Time

Thursday, June 7, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

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

Library Closed

Wednesday, December 31, 6 PM - 6 PM

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