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Movies filmed in Lake Forest

We're in the Movies: The Lake Forest Connection

Lake Forest is known for many things glamorous. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s love and muse Ginevra King, the popularity of Polo in the U S in the 1930’s, visiting royalty such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the King of Sweden. Lake Forest is also famous for its beautiful estates and lovely vistas o...

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The Library's Evolving Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/24/2020 In response to the Illinois Governor's stay-at-home order which went into effect March 21–April 7, Lake Forest Library is now temporarily closed until further notice. The DVD2GO machine was taken offline Friday, March 20, 2020. Due dates on discs currently checked out will be...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Info

  Updated 3/13/2020 Lake Forest Library is canceling all programs and temporarily closing the building to public access starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, and will offer restricted services Monday–Saturday, March 16–31 in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts. This decision fol...

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Decennial Census

Every household across the nation will receive an invitation starting in mid-March 2020 to fill out the US Census. Read on to learn what is required, why it is important, and how you can help efforts to count every single person living within the United States. The US Census is a short form snaps...

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Best Books of 2019 with Book Covers

The Best Books of 2019

Your librarians have curated a collection of their favorite books published this year and we thought we should share it with the world! Did you read any of these? Did we miss any amazing titles? Click on the title to place a hold on that book in our catalog. FICTION: The Most Fun We Ever H...

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20 Best Books of 2019

Best Books of 2019 (so far)!

  Check out Kate and Liz's favorite books of 2019 so far, with a few 2018 favorites mixed in! Click on the title to go to the catalog and place a hold.   Mystery/Thrillers: Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock. Revenge!  Isn’t it sweet?  One time socialite and ric...

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New Book Senior Superlatives

New Book Senior Superlatives

With graduation coming up, we thought it would be fun to highlight some new books using senior-superlative-style descriptions!   Most Likely to Teach You Something: The Pioneers by David McCullough  Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important an...

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Where the Crawdads Sing Book Discussion Guide

Where the Crawdads Sing Book Discussion Guide

Delia Owen's debut novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, is so wildly popular here at Lake Forest Library we can't keep it on the shelves. This is a great book for discussions, and many local book clubs have chosen it recently. If your book club wants to discuss, Where the Crawdads Sing, we created a guid...

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10 Books About Siblings

It's National Siblings Day today, so we're celebrating with what else, books about siblings! Sibling relationships are like no other. Your siblings know you from a young age. You spend your childhood fighting, making up, covering for one another, playing together, and shaping the people yo...

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Judy Levin

Interview with Judy Levin

    We interviewed Judy Levin, renowned book discussion leader and favorite presenter here at Lake Forest Library. Be sure to join her each month for the Afternoons with Judy Levin book group! Kate: Hi, I'm Kate Buckardt. I'm here at Lake Forest Library with Judy Levin....

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New Year, New You and New Productivity Apps

Are you looking to become more creative, focused, productive or organized in 2019? Now is the perfect time to automate and prioritize items on your to-do list using the latest productivity apps.   Focus Your Energy Workona Create sets of internet browser tabs that are all related...

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Lake Forest Library's 20 Best of 2018

Lake Forest Librarians 20 Best of 2018!

Kate’s Picks: ​ The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (and Liz) | Would you want to know the date that you are going to die? These siblings do. ​ The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn | Reminiscent of Hitchcock’s Rear Widow this book will keep you up late into the night. ​ The Great Be...

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Eight Small Business Resources at the Lake Forest Library

Eight Small Business Resources at the Lake Forest Library

  Small Businesses with under 20 employees make up 89% of the United States Economy. The goal of libraries today is helping the public from all age groups and backgrounds with all their information needs. Good news: this includes entrepreneurs and small business owners! Read on to learn ...

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