Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

July 20, 2018
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...

Movie: Journey's End

July 20, 2018
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...

Courtyard Storytime

July 21, 2018
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. ...

Big Thinkers!

July 23, 2018
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! Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet....

Cook with Books: Smitten Kitchen Every Day

July 23, 2018
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 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...

LEGO Club

July 24, 2018
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

July 24, 2018
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! ...

Big Thinkers!

July 25, 2018
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. ...

Storytime at Forest Park Beach

July 25, 2018
3:00pm - 3:30pm
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

July 25, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Teens
Description:
Teen Advisory Group Meeting ...

Drop-In Tech Help

July 26, 2018
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

July 26, 2018
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...

Big Thinkers!

July 27, 2018
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

July 27, 2018
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...

Courtyard Storytime

July 28, 2018
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. ...

Big Thinkers!

July 30, 2018
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. ...

Tween & Teen Anime: Millennium Actress

July 30, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
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...

Have Balloon Will Travel with Smarty Pants

July 31, 2018
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Registration
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...

Breakout Room

8/1 @ 9:00am
to
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 ...

Library opening late at 1:00 pm

August 1, 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm
Branches:
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!...

Drop-In Tech Help

August 2, 2018
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...

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler! with Jason Kollum

August 2, 2018
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration
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 ...

Big Thinkers!

August 3, 2018
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: You Were Never Really Here

August 3, 2018
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 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...