Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
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This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

November 21, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin. This month's title: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Al...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Medical Apps for Healthy Living

November 21, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Discover new apps for tracking blood pressure, getting reminders to take your pills, and staying mentally sharp with brain games. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-in Tech Help

November 21, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

High School Book Group: I'll Meet You There

November 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 9–12This month's book: I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrious If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell....

Library closed until 1:00 pm

November 22, 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm
Branches:
Lake Forest Library
Description:
We will be closed the morning of Friday, November 22, for staff training. For eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies anytime, 24/7, visit Download & Stream in the menu. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 1:00 pm....
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Exploration Kits Petting Zoo

November 22, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Test-drive our newest Exploration Kits and check one out to continue exploring at home! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

New Release Fridays: The Farewell

November 22, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: The Farewell The Farewell is a biopic that follows the life of Chinese-American woman Billi and her emotional return to China. Discovering...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Girls Who Code: Project Showcase!

November 22, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Body:
Join our Girls Who Code class as they show off their Fall coding projects. Friends and families are invited! ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

STEAM Storytime for ages 3–6

November 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Energize the budding scientist, engineer, and artist in you! After a story, things get STEAMy with hands-on projects in technology, art, and math, perfect for building early literacy and inquiry skills....
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
The Friends are not accepting book donations on these dates: September 1–30 November 24–30 December 22–31 Please wait until after these dates to donate your books, so that the dock doesn't become overloaded. Thank you for understanding!...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Breakout Box: Make an appointment

November 24, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ready for befuddling good puzzle fun for kids and families? Work with your team (that includes at least one person older than 12) to solve holiday-themed brainteasers and unlock boxes. There may even be a treat inside! To make an appointment, ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

November 24, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Ages 0–6 Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Holiday Book and CD Bazaar

11/25 @ 12:00am
to
12/31 @ 1:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Browse a wide selection of gently-used holiday books and CDs in the Library Foyer. Make a donation to the Friends in exchange and pay what you want! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Breakout Box: Make an appointment

November 25, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ready for befuddling good puzzle fun for kids and families? Work with your team (that includes at least one person older than 12) to solve holiday-themed brainteasers and unlock boxes. There may even be a treat inside! To make an appointment, ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Cooking with Kids

November 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious no-bake recipes! Each child may attend only one date each month. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-in Creativity Corner: Glass Magnet Menagerie

November 25, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Carve out a corner of your day to be creative. Drop in for a bit anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and make a little something special. All supplies provided. This month's creative activity is: Glass Magnet MenagerieRepurpose bits of book and ma...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6

November 26, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Ages 0–6 Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Breakout Box: Make an appointment

November 26, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ready for befuddling good puzzle fun for kids and families? Work with your team (that includes at least one person older than 12) to solve holiday-themed brainteasers and unlock boxes. There may even be a treat inside! To make an appointment, ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Coding Club Junior

November 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Body:
An introduction to coding using Google's CS First curriculum to learn Scratch programming language. Student should have basic keyboarding skills. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Breakout Box: Make an appointment

November 27, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ready for befuddling good puzzle fun for kids and families? Work with your team (that includes at least one person older than 12) to solve holiday-themed brainteasers and unlock boxes. There may even be a treat inside! To make an appointment, ...

Library closes early at 5:00 pm 11/27/19

November 27, 2019
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Branches:
Lake Forest Library
Description:
Library hours Wednesday, November 27: 9:00 am–5:00 pm Thursday, November 28: Closed For free eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies anytime, 24/7, visit Download & Stream in the menu. We look forward to seeing yo...
Branches:
Lake Forest Library
Description:
Library hours Wednesday, November 27: 9:00 am–5:00 pm Thursday, November 28: Closed For free eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies anytime, 24/7, visit Download & Stream in the menu. We look forward to seeing yo...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Breakout Box: Make an appointment

November 29, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ready for befuddling good puzzle fun for kids and families? Work with your team (that includes at least one person older than 12) to solve holiday-themed brainteasers and unlock boxes. There may even be a treat inside! To make an appointment, ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

New Release Fridays: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

November 29, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Where'd You Go, Bernadette Bernadette has a great life. At least, that's what it seems like. She's got a loving husband and a brilliant da...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Breakout Box: Make an appointment

November 30, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ready for befuddling good puzzle fun for kids and families? Work with your team (that includes at least one person older than 12) to solve holiday-themed brainteasers and unlock boxes. There may even be a treat inside! To make an appointment, ...