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Summer Reading: Art is All Around Us

06/01/2024 @ 9:00am to 07/31/2024 @ 9:00pm
Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Summer Reading / summer-events:

summer-events

Details:

June 1–July 31, 2024 Summer Reading is a great way to build and reward reading habits. Join us for good books and fabulous prizes! All formats count: You can read printed...

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-in Mario Kart Tournament

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Drop in and put the pedal to the metal in a classic Mario Kart Tournament! 

Library closes at 5:00 pm

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lake Forest Library

eBooks, audiobooks, music, and movies are available online 24/7! To get started, visit Borrow & Stream in the menu.

Closing

Library closed

All Day
Lake Forest Library

eBooks, audiobooks, music, and movies are available online 24/7! To get started, visit Borrow & Stream in the menu.

Closing
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-in Teen Arts & Crafts

Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Painting, knitting, or air dry clay! Stitching, sketching, or paper maché! Drop in and bring your own project to work on or come empty-handed and learn a new hobby during this open...

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Chat with Staff from the Office of State Representative Bob Morgan

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Foyer (West) at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Everyone
Details:

Meet the staff from the office of State Representative Bob Morgan of the West Deerfield Township and discuss issues that are important to you.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Magic: The Gathering

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join other new and expert gamers in person to play encounters, trade cards, and utilize materials provided by Wizards of the Coast's MagiKids program! New players rece...

Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Storytellers: Teen Writing Club

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kasian Room at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in person or on Zoom as we generate writing prompts using The Story Engine card deck, hold our own writing sprints, and conquer writer’s block to create short ...

Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Trendy Taste Tests

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in person to taste-test the world! June Japan July Mexico August Germany If you have food allergies, please be careful when trying new foo...

Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Grab 'n' Go Kit

All Day
Children's Library at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

While supplies last, stop by the Youth Services Desk and pick up a fun and crafty take-home kit! June Pom Pom Cacti July Quilling Paper Flowers August Shrinky-Din...

This event is in the "Teens" group.

K-Beauty, K-Pop, & K-Dramas

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kasian Room at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in person to explore Korean culture. We'll watch K-pop music videos and K-drama trailers, all while pampering our skin with sheet masks and other popular K-bea...

Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kasian Room at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Adults, Everyone
Library Board Meetings / board-events:

board-events

Details:

For any documents related to this meeting, please visit the Meetings & Minutes section on the Library Board page.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chess Club for Grades 5–8

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in person for chess! Both new and established players are welcome.

Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Maker Studio: Metal Stamping

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Media Lab at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in the Media Lab, grab a mallet, and get ready to stamp some metal! We'll show you how turn your designs into charms, necklaces, keychains, and ...

Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

After-Hours Glow-in-the-Dark Scavenger Hunt for Grades 7–12

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in person for lights off at the Library as we divide into teams and hunt for hidden glow sticks. Winning team gets a prize!

Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Self-Guided StoryWalk® on the Library Lawn

All Day 7/19 - 7/28
Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Summer Reading / summer-events:

summer-events

Details:

Slow down and enjoy some family and friend time, fresh air, and a story! Take in the images and prose of a picture book one spread at a time on StoryWalk® signs around the Library ...

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Arty Party with Magic, Ice, & Foam

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Front Lawn (Kasian Room in case of rain) at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Summer Reading / summer-events:

summer-events

Details:

Drop in and join us from 1:00–3:00 pm for a Summer Reading celebration! Bring the entire family to enjoy treats and drinks including Kona Shaved Ice, face painting, Dan Gogh's...

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-in Teen Arts & Crafts

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Painting, knitting, or air dry clay! Stitching, sketching, or paper maché! Drop in and bring your own project to work on or come empty-handed and learn a new hobby during this open...

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kasian Room at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Summer Reading / summer-events:

summer-events

Details:

Drop in to celebrate the birthday of The Boy Who Lived in true Hogwarts style with crafts, trivia, tasty treats, and a movie marathon. Muggles, marauders, witches, and wizards are ...

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Trendy Taste Tests

Friday, August 2, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in person to taste-test the world! June Japan July Mexico August Germany If you have food allergies, please be careful when trying new foo...

Required

Library opens at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 9:00am - 2:00pm
Lake Forest Library

eBooks, audiobooks, music, and movies are available online 24/7! To get started, visit Borrow & Stream in the menu.

Closing
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Self-Guided StoryWalk® on the Library Lawn

All Day 8/9 - 8/18
Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Summer Reading / summer-events:

summer-events

Details:

Slow down and enjoy some family and friend time, fresh air, and a story! Take in the images and prose of a picture book one spread at a time on StoryWalk® signs around the Library ...

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Magic: The Gathering

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teen Space at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join other new and expert gamers in person to play encounters, trade cards, and utilize materials provided by Wizards of the Coast's MagiKids program! New players rece...

Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Maker Studio: DIY Mug Making

Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Media Lab at Lake Forest Library
Age Group:
Teens
Details:

Register and join us in the Media Lab to design and make a mug with the Cricut cutting machine, Cricut mug press, and sublimation printer. You can bring a photo to put on your mug ...

Required