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Upcoming Events & Programs

Mother Goose Café

Tuesday, July 17, 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.

Teen Just Dance Tournament

Tuesday, July 17, 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting Room

Can you move and grove to the music? Test out your dancing skills at this fun Wii game tournament. Advanced registration required.

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BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Meeting Room

Rockin' Rock Collection

Wednesday, July 18, 2 PM - 3 PM
Meeting Room

Create your very own personalized rock collection and carton case with an expert from the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. Rocks from home can also be brought in for identification! Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Toddler Time

Thursday, July 19, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting Room

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

Rock Ur Room: Ombre Pillow

Thursday, July 19, 3 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

Throw pillows can be pricey, but not if you make your own! Take a plain pillow and give it a designer look with a sophisticated gradient paint scheme.

Family Story Time

Friday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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 summer we’ll be showing classic movies from the 1940s! Today we’ll be watching Shadow of a Doubt. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before the film starts. Light refreshments will be served. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Tie Dye

Friday, July 20, 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Library Lawn

Bring your own clothing items to tie dye and we will provide vibrant colors and tips on how to make the best designs. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. All ages.

Lego Club

Saturday, July 21, 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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Library Closed

Sunday, July 22, 12 AM - 12 AM

Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles Show

Monday, July 23, 4 PM - 5 PM
Library Lawn

Get up close and personal with reptiles as you join us in our front garden for this live, hands-on show featuring animals from around the world. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location: RMS gym.

Rock and Roll Mazes

Tuesday, July 24, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Meeting Room

Build your own mazes and obstacle courses out of recycled materials and test them with marbles and balls of different sizes. Best for ages 3 and up.

Perler Party

Tuesday, July 24, 6 PM - 8 PM
Meeting Room

Drop by, geek out, and design your own rocking pixel art with perler beads.

Edible Rock Formations

Wednesday, July 25, 3 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

Eat some rocks! Learn about different types of rocks while you create edible versions of the real thing. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Movers and Shakers

Thursday, July 26, 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.

Rock Ur Room: Dry Erase Calendar

Thursday, July 26, 3 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

If you make your calendar into a display-worthy work of art, you’ll never miss an assignment again. Use a bold frame and colors that energize to keep your life on track.

You're in the Band

Friday, July 27, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Meeting Room

Grab an instrument and join the band in this special music themed story time. Ages 1-5 with caregiver.

Musical Movie Matinee

Friday, July 27, 2 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

Watch a musical and enjoy snacks. July’s movie is the 1997 version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Library Closed

Sunday, July 29, 12 AM - 12 AM

Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 30, 1 PM - 4 PM

Drop in between 1-4 PM to look for hidden Pokemon cutouts at Library. Find them all and win a prize. Best for ages 3 and up.

Ancient World Rocks and More

Tuesday, July 31, 3 PM - 4 PM
Meeting Room

Rocks have been important to civilization for a long time. Learn about ancient rock mysteries and how rocks have been used through the ages. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

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Guitar Hero Tournament

Tuesday, July 31, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting Room

Challenge your peers to Guitar Hero for a chance to become a rock logen and win prizes. Advanced registration required.

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