Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Monday, August 27th, 2018

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 Tasty: Latest & Greatest by Tasty ...

Thursday, August 30th, 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, August 31st, 2018

Movie: On Chesil Beach

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 In 1962, newly-wedded Edward and Florence "Flo" Mayhew have started their honeymoon near idyllic Chesil Beach in Dorset. Edward is a graduate s...

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

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

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Go GoPro!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: GoPro, Technology Class, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Description:
Discover the little camera full of big possibilities! With it's portable design, waterproof housing, and a variety of attachment accessories that enable you to strap the camera to almost anything, GoPros go wherever you go. Learn the basics of operat...

Thursday, September 6th, 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, September 7th, 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. This Week's Movie: Book Club Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Rated PG-1...

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Forest Writers' Group

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

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Google Drive

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Make the most of the Google Drive suite of services including Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn how to create, share, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.  ...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Discover must-read recently published book recommendations from your book-obsessed librarians and explore some of the best resources for finding great books. ...

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Description:
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.   This month's book: The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck ...

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Friends Book Sales
Description:
You must be a member or have an invitation to attend the book sale on Member Preview Day. Memberships are available at the door, and are well worth it! Get a preview of the amazing selection of books for sale throughout the weekend and take adva...

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, September 14th, 2018

43rd Annual Book Sale

9:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Friends Book Sales
Description:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. (Thank you, Friends!) None of the...
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. This Week's Movie: Ocean's Eight Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Me...

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Friends Book Sales
Description:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. (Thank you, Friends!) None of the...

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Friends Book Sales
Description:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. (Thank you, Friends!) None of the...

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Description:
Enjoy Celtic music from Ireland and Scotland - and get in the spirit for the Lake Forest Open Lands' Bagpipes & Bonfire September 30! ...

Poetry Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
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. ...

Wednesday, September 19th, 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. ...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the Ameri...

Thursday, September 20th, 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, September 21st, 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. This Week's Movie: Jurassic World When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs...

Monday, September 24th, 2018

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 with the group as we discuss the cookbook and the recipes we choose.   This month's cookbook: Istanbul and Beyond by Robyn Eckhardt ...

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Description:
Are the photos on your computer out of control? Do you struggle with finding the ones you want? If you answered "yes!" to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Professional organizer Beth Randall walks you through simple steps...

Thursday, September 27th, 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, September 28th, 2018

Kick Start Your Job Search

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
Searching for a job can be overwhelming, but creating a plan will help you reach your goals faster. Kristina Phillips and Kelly Clark from the Career Resources Center walk you through the steps to develop your job search strategy toolkit. ...
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. This Week's Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando ...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 52
Description:
Shopping for fish and seafood while practicing good stewardship of our planet can be confusing. Join Sunset Food's Director's of Seafood and Deli and learn how to be a responsible consumer. We will sample delicious seafood and learn some new ways...

Wednesday, October 3rd, 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. ...
Required
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 59
Description:
Kick off the Halloween season with ghost stories from near and far, performed by nationally acclaimed actress and storyteller Megan Wells. Tremble during tales of an Inuit Skeleton Woman, a Southern Banshee, a midnight walk through an Illinois ravine...

Thursday, October 4th, 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: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Hands-on Activity, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Bring out your inner artist and create a landscape painting inspired by Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World. This program is offered as part of Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a community-wide reading initiative. For more information on Lake Forest Reads...

Friday, October 5th, 2018

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. This week's movie: Three Identical Strangers A set of triplets were separated at birth as a science experiment. Three families adopted each one of the brothe...