Upcoming Events

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Great Books Discussion Group

March 20, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. Join us this week for The World as Will and Idea (excerpts) by Arthur Schopenhauer. ...

Big Thinkers!

March 20, 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

Reading Rangers: Mikis and the Donkey

March 20, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Body:
Read this month's selected book and join us to share your thoughts. Activities and refreshments are also part of the fun! Visit the Children's Library to check out your copy of this month's book! This month's book: Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Du...

Afternoons with Judy Levin: Educated

March 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover...

Apps for Healthy Living

March 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: 5
Body:
Discover how to track your physical activity, meals, and sleep patterns using various apps. ...

Drop-in Tech Help

March 21, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
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...

Name Your Game Night

March 21, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Body:
Bring your squad and show off your PS4 and Xbox One skills at the Library! Play on the big screen or with our PS4 VR headset. We’ll bring our favorite games; you bring yours. Handheld consoles and tabletop games are also welcome! Registration not...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

March 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...

Big Thinkers!

March 22, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

New Release Fridays: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

March 22, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Can You Ever Forgive Me? Though Lee Israel has undeniable profiling skills, her work has grown stale and hackneyed, rendering her professi...

Drop-in STEAM Storytime: Count with Pete the Cat

March 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Activate the budding scientist, engineer, and artist in you! After a story, get ready to conduct science experiments, tackle technology through apps and music, explore engineering while building and designing, get creative with art, and discover patt...

Teen Study Sunday

March 24, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Make the Kasian Room your go-to study spot. Perfect for teens looking for a quiet space to do homework and work on group projects, with convenient access to books and online resources! Snacks included! ...

Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art

March 25, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Make 3D Yarn Art inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31!...

Spring Break Micro Coding Camp

March 25, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Body:
Attend our 3-day coding camp and learn the building blocks of coding! Design and program your own stories while making new friends and having fun over Spring Break! Please plan to attend all three sessions. This event is part of Spring Break in th...

Name Your Game Night

March 25, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Bring your squad and show off your PS4 and Xbox One skills at the Library! Play on the big screen or with our PS4 VR headset. We’ll bring our favorite games; you bring yours. Handheld consoles and tabletop games are also welcome! This event is par...

Cook with Books: Ottolenghi Simple

March 25, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
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: Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi...

Spring Break Micro Coding Camp

March 26, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Body:
Attend our 3-day coding camp and learn the building blocks of coding! Design and program your own stories while making new friends and having fun over Spring Break! Please plan to attend all three sessions. This event is part of Spring Break in th...

Lunch Bunch: Dining with Dinosaurs!

March 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Movie
Body:
Bring your lunch (we'll provide dessert) and enjoy mini movie matinees! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31! ...

Play-Doh Playdate

March 26, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Meet a new Play-Doh pal and have fun molding and sculpting together. We'll take care of the mess! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31! ...

Teen Choice Movie: Mortal Engines

March 26, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Vanquish the Monday blues with a weekly movie (chosen by you!) at the Library. Popcorn and drinks are on us! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31!...

Spring Break Micro Coding Camp

March 27, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Body:
Attend our 3-day coding camp and learn the building blocks of coding! Design and program your own stories while making new friends and having fun over Spring Break! Please plan to attend all three sessions. This event is part of Spring Break in th...

Spring Break Toy Swap

March 27, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
It's a great time to spring clean and swap toys with your friends and neighbors! Leftover toys will be donated to charity. Bring no more than 3 toys to swap. The toys may be new or used, but make sure they are working and clean. ...

FaceTime with the Penguins of Shedd Aquarium

March 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Body:
Go on a virtual field trip with us behind the scenes of the penguin habitat at Shedd Aquarium! Talk to the scientists in charge as we shadow them through their morning routine. Discover all the surprising ways they care for our penguin friends. Snack...

Drop-in Tech Help

March 28, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
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...

Name Your Game Night

March 28, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Bring your squad and show off your PS4 and Xbox One skills at the Library! Play on the big screen or with our PS4 VR headset. We’ll bring our favorite games; you bring yours. Handheld consoles and tabletop games are also welcome! This event is par...

Drop-in Pajama Storytime

March 28, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Body:
Wear your pajamas and wind down with stories, songs, and fun. This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week March 23–31 ...