On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Library will close at 5 PM & remain closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Upcoming Events & Programs

Family Story Time

Friday, November 24, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for story time and a snack. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.

Middle School Makers

Tuesday, November 28, 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, November 29, 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.

Toddler Art

Thursday, November 30, 10 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Room

Calling all budding toddler artists! Come listen to a story and make a related masterpiece. Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver.

Library Closed for staff in-service

Friday, December 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

Holiday Gadget Gifts

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

Need some holiday gift ideas for the tech lover in your home? Or maybe you’d just like something cool to put on your own wish list! Mike Gershbein of the technology training company Very Smart People will be here to offer a survey of unique technology products from inexpensive to pricey, from practical to off-the-wall. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Poly Clay Holiday

Sunday, December 3, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Come learn how to make tasteful, homecooked jewelry and accessories perfect for the holiday season. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

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Coffee Monday

Monday, December 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. Today Dorothy Houlihan, librarian-extraordinare, will speak about the Talking Books Ambassador Program. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Coffee Mondays are supported by Blue Max Coffee and River Forest Township.

Story Studio

Monday, December 4, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Meeting Room

Join us each month for books, snacks, and an activity based on a different literary format. December will feature music and lyrics.

Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, December 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, December 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.

Connect with Tech

Wednesday, December 6, 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.

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 6, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Off-Site

Meeting Offsite

Toddler Time

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

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

Crochet Club

Thursday, December 7, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting Room

You may have been inspired by amazing creations on Pinterest, or the beautiful keepsake your granny made you, no matter your skill level, we’ll get you started and on the fast track to Etsy fame! New patterns available each month. Grades 5-12. December is Blankets 101.

Family Story Time

Friday, December 8, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

Join us for story time and a snack. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.

Middle School Gaming/Movie

Friday, December 8, 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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