Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Cook with Books

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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 from each month's chosen cookbook to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and recipes we created.  This month's selection: The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Ross...

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. ...

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Movie: The Post

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 This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United...

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Show or Performance, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Description:
Soaring skyscrapers, deep-dish pizza, and improv comedy are only part of Chicago's story. Molly Page, docent at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, helps answer the eternal question, "What sho...

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

True Story Book Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us.  This month's selection: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca Extra copies will be available for checkout at the Library. ...

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Read book one from a different mystery series with us each month. This month's selection: A Small Death in the Great Glen by A. D. Scott The April and May books were switched in the newsletter, so be sure to read A Small Death in the Great...

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Movie: Please Stand By

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 Wendy, an autistic woman who lives in a home for people with special needs, is a capable young woman. She maintains a job at a fast food restau...

Saturday, May 12th, 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. ...

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Microsoft Excel 1

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Do spreadsheets make you feel boxed in? This hands-on class for beginners introduces you to Excel's interface and basic operation, including formulas, functions and formatting. ...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Experience the history, sing the songs, and taste the food of the American home front during World War I with historian, museum curator, and performer Ellie Carlson.  ...

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. ...

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Say Hello to Windows 10

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Say Hello to Windows 10 Learn about the new Windows 10 start menu and notifications pane, the taskbar, cortana and more. ...

Afternoons with Judy Levin

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with a renowned book reviewer and discussion leader.  This month's selection: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Extra copies will be available for checkout at the Library. ...

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Movie: The Commuter

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 During his daily commute, insurance salesman Michael McCauley is approached by a woman named Joanna who claims that she studies human behavior....

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Description:
From classic barbershop oldies to modern hits, the Chordmasters bring together tenor, baritone, and bass in sweet harmonies.  ...

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Microsoft Excel 2

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: -1
Description:
Prerequisite: Excel 1 Second installment of our Excel class. Learn pivot tables, calculating across a workbook, and more. ...

The Poetry Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
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. ...

Cook with Books

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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 from each month's chosen cookbook to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and recipes we created.  This month's selection: Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Th...

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Description:
With Great Lakes Naval Station to the north and Fort Sheridan to the south, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff were centers of military strength and home front patriotism during the Great War. Laurie Stein, curator of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical So...

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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 A billionaire's grandson is kidnapped and held for ransom. The boy's desperate mother must convince the miserly billionaire to pay up or her so...

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Description:
Take a trip across WWI battlefields of Northern France with Robert Mueller, author of Fields of War. Learn about famous battles such as Belleau Wood, Cantigny, and Meuse-Argonne, and discover what the battlefields look like today.  ...

Thursday, May 31st, 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...

Friday, June 1st, 2018

New Release Fridays

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 to be announced. ...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Description:
Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a full night of literature with us! Listen as Rebecca Makkai discusses The Great Believers, her new novel about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Pa...

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: STEAM, Show or Performance, Hands-on Activity
Description:
Join us to kick off a summer of celebrating READING and the Library's 120th anniversary! Sign up for summer reading programs for the whole family Enjoy a magic act and balloon show Bring a blanket and lunch for a community picnic on the fro...

Picnic on the Lawn

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Front Lawn
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Description:
Picnic on the front lawn! Bring a blanket and your lunch. We'll provide cake and an ice cream truck! In case of rain, the picnic will be in the Kasian Room. ...