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. ...

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

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. ...

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. ...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

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 &...

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. ...

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

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. ...

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. ...

Saturday, July 14th, 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 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. ...

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

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! ...

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. ...

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. ...

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! ...

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. ...

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...
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. ...

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 ...