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National Small Business Week Apr 29-May 5

Small Business Week at the Lake Forest Library

National Small Business Week (NSBW) is April 30 to May 5 where SCORE and the Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrate small business. NSBW started in 1963 as a way to promote the growth and development of small enterprises and to draw attention to small businesses nationwide. The initiative...

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books you need to read

Books You Need to Read this Spring

Some suggestions of recently published titles from your Reader's Advisory librarians. Click on the title to place a hold in the catalog or give us a call at 847.810.4610. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Fiction 
When four young sib...

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Bingo Board, Legos and Palm Trees

Spring Break at the Children's Library

Spring is finally here! Celebrate Spring Break between Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 31 in the Lake Forest Library! Get out, stretch your legs and sharpen your mind! Starting on Sunday, March 25, tackle your first challenge in the Children’s library Spring Break Scavenger Hunt and part...

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Plant in a window

Celebrate Irish Authors and Irish Culture with these Books

Are you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit? We certainly are over here at the Library! Check out some of our favorite Irish fiction authors and nonfiction books celebrating Irish culture and heritage. On St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 pm, join us for Railway Builders, Rogues, and Re...

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Hello Universe

Award Winning Children's Books

And this year’s winners are… The Oscars© may be over, but we’re still excited about the awards given out over the last month for the best children’s books.  Some awards are given after review by a panel of professionals, others are favorites voted on by schoolchildren. The Caldecott Medal...

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The Woman in the Window Book Cover

What to Read Next: The Woman in the Window Edition

Everyone is talking about the new psychological thriller, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. If you're waiting for a copy on hold or looking for something similiar to read, you might like one of these.   What to Read Next:   ​ Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson  Grow...

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New Catalog Coming April 17

Visit the Library Catalog As of April 2018, Lake Forest Library has a new catalog system called Polaris! For assistance using the catalog, stop by the Reference Desk or call 847.234.0636. New features include: Pick up holds at any of the libraries in our consortium Enjoy automatic renew...

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(Contest expired) Name the Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas for naming the newsletter! The contest is now closed. Over 70 people participated, and many of you offered more than one name suggestion, so we have lots of good ideas to work with! The chosen name will be revealed when the newsletter lands in your m...

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Library dome

Dome Wrapped for Winter

Earlier this year, the Lake Forest Library dome was inspected when unusual buckling was identified on one of the historic 1930's Nicolai Remisoff mural panels that line the interior of the library’s rotunda. The dome inspection revealed that the entire leaded-copper dome needs to be replaced. There ...

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