Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Lake Forest and World War I

May 23,
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
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...

Movie: All the Money in the World

May 25,
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 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...

Girls Who Code

May 25,
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class, Hands-on Activity
Description:
Girls can be computer scientists, too. Through game and projects in a fun, supportive atmosphere, you'll learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis of programming languages like PHP and Javascript. Wi...
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Fine Arts Room
Ages: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Art Show
Description:
26th Annual High School Art Exhibit Lake Forest High School May 7–26 Visit the Fine Arts Room to view artwork by students of Lake Forest High School. Today is the final day of the show! ...

Library closed

5/27 @ 9:00am
to
5/28 @ 9:00pm
Branches:
Lake Forest Library
Description:
Lake Forest Library is closed Sunday and Monday for Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen! ...
Registration
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.  ...

Drop-In Tech Help

May 31,
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...

New Release Fridays

June 1,
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. ...
Registration
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...

LEGO Club

June 2,
10:00am - 2:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Description:
Join us for brick-building fun, as we tackle the challenge of building the Lake Forest Library with LEGOS! Children ages five and up welcome, an adult must accompany children under seven. ...

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

June 2,
10:00am - 2:00pm
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...

The Magic of the Spellbinder

June 2,
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Description:
Prepare to be enchanted and electrified by The Spellbinder as he performs state-of-the-art magic choreographed to lively music. Levitation, live doves, and illusions from around the world will leave you spellbound! ...

Picnic on the Lawn

June 2,
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. ...

The Art of Inflation Balloon Show

June 2,
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Description:
Magical Balloon-dude Dale takes inflated creations to a whole new level! Imagine colorful 3-foot balloons twirling about to music while audience participants transform into stars. Sound like fun? Then don’t miss this balloon comedy show! ...

Exam Escape

June 4,
9:00am - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens
Description:
The Library is open 9:00 am–9:00 pm. Come study any time! The Kasian Room will be set up 9:00 am–5:30 pm. Need a focused space to get in some good studying? Our popular study center is open the week of exams! As you prepare for exams, come t...
Registration
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Beautify a little corner of your world! Eileen Weber from Lake Forest Flowers demonstrates the ins and outs of flower arranging. Apply your new skills while arranging your own bouquet! All supplies provided; registration is limited to 20 people, ...

Exam Escape

June 5,
9:00am - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens
Description:
The Library is open 9:00 am–9:00 pm. Come study any time! The Kasian Room will be set up 9:00 am–5:30 pm. Need a focused space to get in some good studying? Our popular study center is open the week of exams! As you prepare for exams, come t...

Google Maps

June 5,
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Bring your tablet or smartphone and learn how to get more out of Google Maps, the popular navigation app and website. Find the best routes for walking, biking, driving, and taking public transit! ...

Animal Quest

June 5,
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: 99
Description:
Whether furry, feathered, scaled, or exoskeletoned, meeting these critters will make your day! Come discover and be delighted by new insights on animal behavior. ...

Exam Escape

June 6,
9:00am - 5:30pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Teens
Description:
The Library is open 9:00 am–9:00 pm. Come study any time! The Kasian Room will be set up 9:00 am–5:30 pm. Need a focused space to get in some good studying? Our popular study center is open the week of exams! As you prepare for exams, come t...
Registration
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Description:
Sample scrumptious foods from The Fresh Market while learning easy and healthy picnic ideas. Perfect for concertgoers preparing for a musical evening under the stars! This program is presented as part of GO Lake Forest, the city-wide initiative to...

Children's Book Sale

June 7,
9:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Ages: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Friends Book Sales
Description:
Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced children's books, just in time for the Library's summer reading program and your summer vacations. The sale is conveniently located in the Library Foyer. Organized by the ...

Drop-In Tech Help

June 7,
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...

Let's Go! with Holly Nagel

June 7,
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: 114
Description:
Join Holly on a Journey of Cultures as she shares tales and songs of folly, hope, and kindness. Get ready for Story Stops in Hawaii, Turkey, Cuba, and Korea, with surprises along the way, including learning to make a balloon dog! ...

Children's Book Sale

June 8,
9:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Ages: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Friends Book Sales
Description:
Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced children's books, just in time for the Library's summer reading program and your summer vacations. The sale is conveniently located in the Library Foyer. Organized by the ...