Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a special craft! Supplies and instructions available all day at the Children's Circulation Desk. The Library closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3. ...

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Description:
Lake Forest Library is closed today. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen! ...

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Drop-In Tech Help

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Other
Ages: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for y...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Description:
Join Miss Carole and Clarence in a fantastic music and movement program. Whether we’re singing "Sticky Bubble Gum" or "Snowball Freeze Fight," the music will move you! This program is presented as part of GO Lake Forest, the city-wide initiative t...

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

Movie: Death of Stalin

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. Movie overview Dictators, throughout history, have always ended up falling on their own sword. A Soviet dictator's last days and the chaos of his regime that ...

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Courtyard Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: West Courtyard
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Bring a blanket, get cozy in the Courtyard, and enjoy stories and activities with us. In case of rain, Courtyard Storytime is in the Kasian Room. ...

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Discover classic and must-see hit anime films with us all summer long! Tales from Earthsea In a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared, and humanity is giving way to chaos. Journey with Lo...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Use the internet safely by learning some best practices. You'll understand better how to detect scams, avoid malicious software, and protect yourself from phishing. ...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
The high-energy performance of Trent James combines mind-boggling magic with gut-busting humor and audience participation. He’s also the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award, whose past winners include David Copperfield and Penn &...

Library Board Meeting

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Program Type: Library Board Meetings
Description:
Agendas and Board Packets available on the Board Meetings and Minutes page. ...

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

TAG Meeting

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Youth Book Group
Description:
Teen Advisory Group Meeting ...

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Drop-In Tech Help

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Other
Ages: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for y...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Description:
Dive into the creepy crawly world of insects and arachnids. Get up close and personal with some of the planet's largest and strangest bugs, all while learning why they’re important to us and the world. ...

Retro Raspberry Pi

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Technology Class, STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Learn programming to turn the small, affordable Raspberry Pi computer into a retro video game console. (DOS games, anyone?) We provide the Raspberry Pis, but sorry, you don’t get to take them home! :(...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Read the first book of a different mystery series with us each month. This month's selection The Black House by Peter May Extra copies will be available for checkout at the Library. ...

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

Movie: Borg vs McEnroe

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. Movie overview Borg vs McEnroe explores the 1980 iconic Wimbledon men's finals match between the abrasive but highly-talented John McEnroe and the disciplined...

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Forest Writers' Group

9:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. ...

Courtyard Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: West Courtyard
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Bring a blanket, get cozy in the Courtyard, and enjoy stories and activities with us. In case of rain, Courtyard Storytime is in the Kasian Room. ...

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Discover classic and must-see hit anime films with us all summer long! Secret World of Arrietty The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life chang...

Poetry Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group, Talk or Lecture
Description:
Do you like poetry, but aren't always sure what to make of it? Immerse yourself in verse during interactive presentations that inspire you to spend quality time with excellent works of poetry. ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Description:
From superheroes to princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown Improv takes us on an interactive, fully improvised adventure! We'll create a musical together with audience suggestions on everything from designing the setting to shaping the story. ...

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Get Your Headshot Taken

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
Drop in for a free headshot photo, conveniently delivered to your email! ...

Drop-In Tech Help

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Other
Ages: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for y...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Description:
We all know about Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter’s tea party, right? Well, what if the Mad Hatter made bubble tea?! Come find out what happens in this spectacular, interactive bubble show! ...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join us for an interactive Bollywood dance workshop delivered by Deepthi Chiruvuri, founder of Bolly DanceFit. Guaranteed to be a joyful experience regardless of your dance skills! This program is presented as part of GO Lake Forest, the city-wide...

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

9:00am - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
Drop off your favorite stuffed animal at the Children's Library on July 20. Then keep an eye on our social media accounts to see photos of your stuffed pal! When you pick up your stuffed animal by 10:00 am on Saturday, July 21, stay for Courtya...

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

Movie: Journey's End

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. Movie overview Set in 1918 in Aisne, France, Journey's End is a dramatic film about a small group of British combat soldiers who are positioned in a trench cl...

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Courtyard Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: West Courtyard
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Bring a blanket, get cozy in the Courtyard, and enjoy stories and activities with us. In case of rain, Courtyard Storytime is in the Kasian Room. ...

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Bring mouth-watering cookbook photos to life! Make a dish to share from this month's cookbook and bring it to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and the recipes we chose. This month's selection Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelm...

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

LEGO Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
Join us for brick-building fun as we tackle different LEGO challenges. Children ages five and up welcome, an adult must accompany children under seven. The challenge this month: make a LEGO Balloon Car and see how far it goes! ...

Get Your Headshot Taken

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
Drop in for a free headshot photo, conveniently delivered to your email! ...

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...
Branch: Off Site
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Enjoy stories and activities at Forest Park Beach. In case of rain, storytime will be at the Library in the Kasian Room. ...

TAG Meeting

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Teens
Description:
Teen Advisory Group Meeting ...

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Drop-In Tech Help

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Other
Ages: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for y...

Big & Messy

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Front Lawn
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
Wear old clothes for canvas painting on the front lawn! Create your own special painting to take home and help us make a group masterpiece that will be put on display in the Children’s Library. In case of rain, Big & Messy will be in the Kasia...

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...

Movie: Chappaquiddick

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. Movie overview On July 18, 1969, Ted Kennedy took a wrong turn, both literally and figuratively. When his Oldsmobile went into the water on Chappaquiddick Isl...

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtyard Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: West Courtyard
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Description:
Bring a blanket, get cozy in the Courtyard, and enjoy stories and activities with us. In case of rain, Courtyard Storytime is in the Kasian Room. ...

Breakout Room

8/1 @ 9:00am - 8/18 @ 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
New challenges and games every week, so you can break out again and again! Sessions typically take 30–60 minutes. Reservations requested Call Kathy at 847.234.0648 ...

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Discover classic and must-see hit anime films with us all summer long! Millennium Actress Past and present collide as a film director discovers a mysterious key that unlocks the secrets of a legendary actress who vanished at the height of her c...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 64
Description:
Where there are giant balloons, there's sure to be giant fun! Join Smarty Pants as he travels by motorcycle, rocket ship, and hot air balloon while dishing out plenty of comedy, magic, and interactive storytelling in this vaudeville-inspired Big Ball...

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Breakout Room

8/1 @ 9:00am - 8/18 @ 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
New challenges and games every week, so you can break out again and again! Sessions typically take 30–60 minutes. Reservations requested Call Kathy at 847.234.0648 ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Description:
The Library is closed this morning to participate in and enjoy the Lake Forest Day parade with everyone. We will open at 1:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you during the parade, and then back at the Library starting at 1:00 pm!...

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Breakout Room

8/1 @ 9:00am - 8/18 @ 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
New challenges and games every week, so you can break out again and again! Sessions typically take 30–60 minutes. Reservations requested Call Kathy at 847.234.0648 ...

Drop-In Tech Help

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Other
Ages: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Description:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for y...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 71
Description:
Jason Kollum kicks things off with The Rock n' Roll Variety Juggling Show. Gravity-defying balancing, spinning, and juggling stunts involving balls, clubs, frisbees, and giant beanbag chairs will leave you on the edge of your seat! Then join us ...

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Breakout Room

8/1 @ 9:00am - 8/18 @ 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
New challenges and games every week, so you can break out again and again! Sessions typically take 30–60 minutes. Reservations requested Call Kathy at 847.234.0648 ...

Big Thinkers!

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
It’s an open playtime in the Kasian Room! Come at your convenience. We will get out special toys, puppets, puzzles, and big books for creative play. ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Description:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. Movie overview For one hired gun, life is pretty straightforward. He gets the job, and he metes out his version of justice-which almost always comes in the fo...

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Breakout Room

8/1 @ 9:00am - 8/18 @ 4:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Description:
New challenges and games every week, so you can break out again and again! Sessions typically take 30–60 minutes. Reservations requested Call Kathy at 847.234.0648 ...