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Productivity Apps for 2020

  The constraints of this spring’s stay at home order have thrown all of our lives in a new direction. How does a person stay motivated and productive when everything is suddenly different? Read on if a new app might be just the ticket to help you stay on track. Most of the apps below...

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Around the World in 20 Mystery Novels

Travel with Mystery

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hop in the car or on a plane and take a trip, hit the beach for spring break or visit family?  Any kind of travel really. But for now I am happy doing my traveling from the comfort and safety of my couch. I can imagine myself like the Torrance Family in The Shining; ...

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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 4/30/2020 From day one of the Stay-at-Home Order from Illinois Governor Pritzker, Lake Forest Library staff have been discussing when and how to offer in-person services and access to physical library materials again. Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and the resident...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Info

Updated May 26, 2020 Information from Governor Pritzker's Office Governor Pritzker announced a five-phase plan to Restore Illinois. Watch or read Governor Pritzker's full statement. Phase 1: Rapid Spread - strict stay at home guidelines and social distancing while the number of pati...

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United States Census 2020

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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Humorour Books for Young Readers

Humorous Books for Young Readers

Urgency Emergency! Humpty’s Fall (series) JA ARCHER Hi! Fly Guy (series) JA ARNOLD Otto’s Backwards Day JC CAMMUSO It’s Shoe Time! JC COLLIER Hello, Crabby! JF FENSKE The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow JG GRIFFITHS The Good for Nothing Button! JH HARPER We Are Growing! JK KELL...

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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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