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discover the night sky

Discover the Night Sky

Check out these astronomy titles for Children and Adults from the Lake Forest Library and join NASA on Saturday, October 16 for International Observe the Moon Night. Read on to learn how and to see a list of recommended astronomy titles.

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Fall Refresh

Fall Refresh Part 1 of 2: Celebrating the Foyer

Over the past year and a half your Library staff has adjusted services and spaces many times to continue to provide the community with the highest quality library services and resources. This fall, we're happy to be giving our beautiful Foyer some care and attention! As the first space you experi...

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Library savings

(Contest expired) Library Card Sign-Up Month Contest 2021

10/1/2021 update Thank you to everyone who entered! Throughout Library Card Sign-up Month in September, we were happy to connect with all the existing card holders and welcome all the new library card holders. The savings you shared shows that using Lake Forest Library is a great return on your inv...

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twelve new biographies

Twelve new biographies to read at the end of summer

Need some new material to keep your summer reading going through fall? Biographies are a window into lives we otherwise would never have the joy of learning about. The stories and life lessons of others can help us gain experience and perspective and improve our decision making. Travel through the U.S., Iraq, Paris, Hollywood, or Bolivia in these twelve biographies.

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Lake Forest Library

Lake Forest Library Board approves prioritizing the dome and rotunda as a first step of the Capital Improvement Project

As a first step of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) to enhance and revitalize Lake Forest Library, on August 10 the Library Board approved prioritizing repair and restoration work on the dome and interior rotunda, and appointed the Library Board Building Committee to investigate next steps and solicit feedback and recommendations from the City of Lake Forest, qualified experts, Lake Forest Library patrons, and community organizations at future dates to be determined.

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Friends of the Lake Forest Library: Sign up to Volunteer at the Fall Book Sale image

Sign up to volunteer at the Friends Fall Book Sale

Dear Book Sale Volunteers and Friends of Lake Forest Library Members: SAVE THE DATE
2021 Friends of Lake Forest Library Book Sale
September 16–19 If you have volunteered at previous sales, Thank You! If this is your first sale, Welcome! You make the sale a success. We hope you vo...

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Read the Rainbow Pride Books

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Celebrated in the month of June, Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a six-day stretch of protests in which LGBTQ+ activists fought back against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City. It was a major protest against anti-LGBTQ+ la...

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More hours and services

Additional Hours & Services Restored June 1

If you haven't already been visiting the Library again in person, now is a great time to return with more open hours and restored services! Hours restored Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Services restored Increased buildin...

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Friends 2021 Summer Book Sale

Friends Summer Book Sale at Lake Forest Station June 24–26

We're enjoying seeing everyone who is visiting the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up, and will continue to sell used books, games, and puzzles there on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through June 19. We have more exciting news. Normally at this time of year the Friends are holding their Children's Bo...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

During the month the May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness observes Mental Health Awareness Month. NAMI is the nation's largest mental health care organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 local a...

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Reading Colors Your World Bingo

Summer Reading Colors Your World Bingo

June 1–August 31, 2021 Join your family, friends, and neighbors to discover all the ways that Reading Colors Your World. Complete a variety of bingo challenges designed to get you out of your "reading comfort zone." Experience colorful vistas, faces, ideas, flavors, cultures, lifestyles, and view...

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