Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Science Junior

July 18, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Grades Preschool–K with a caregiver What sinks and what floats? How does gravity work? Learn about science through fun, hands‑on experiments. Dress for a mess! See all Science in the Children's Library events!...

Drop-in Tech Help

July 18, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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...

Kids Can Cook Vegetarian

July 18, 2019
3:30pm - 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: 3
Body:
With plant-based eating on the rise, who says kids don’t like eating their veggies! Taste test meat-free protein alternatives and make nutritious vegetarian chow to enjoy at home. ...

Video Game Variety Night

July 18, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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! 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! Ready for more gaming? See all o...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 19, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Ages 0–5 Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family‑friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! See...

Coding Club Junior

July 19, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
If coding is new to you, this is the class for you! Create stories with code, animate an ocean wave, and make a music video as you discover the amazing world of computer science using the CS First by Google curriculum. A new activity each week. We ha...

New Release Fridays: The Public

July 19, 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: The Public When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential ...

Breakout Room: No Sweat!

7/22 @ 9:00am
to
7/27 @ 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Choose your challenge! For an easy game designed for kiddos up to grade 4, schedule a morning appointment. For a hard game designed for grades 5 and up, schedule an afternoon appointment. Puzzles take up to an hour to solve. Mixed age groups welco...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 22, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Ages 0–5 Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family‑friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! See...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...

Tea Party with Fancy Nancy and Friends!

July 22, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Bonjour, girls and boys! Wear your fanciest duds to our splendiferous gathering for Fancy Nancy fans. Lemonade, cookies, games, crafts, and a few Fancy Nancy stories await you!...

Cook with Books: Where Cooking Begins

July 22, 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: 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food by Jamie Oliver ...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 55
Body:
Travel back in time to July 24, 1915, to relive the events, aftermath, and ongoing legends that surround the sinking of the "Speed Queen of the Great Lakes" while she was docked in the Chicago River. Nationally known actor Terry Lynch portrays Ollie ...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 23, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...

Dungeons & Dragons

July 23, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Body:
Curious about D&D? Looking for a new group to play with? Hang out with a fun, open group of teens as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots. Dice and character sheets provided. Ready for more gaming? See all our programs!...

Pajama Storytime

July 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Wear your pajamas and wind down with stories, songs, and fun. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Rising Readers Storytime

July 24, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Did you know reading aloud can help listeners and readers build stronger vocabularies, increase attention span, and promote school readiness? Rising Readers aims to support your child's transition from "learning to read" to "reading to lear...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 24, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...

Storytime Sparks

July 24, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 0–3 Who's ready for an upbeat storytime full of books, music, movement, puppets, and playtime! Especially designed to spark a love of books and reading in your youngster. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Much Ado About Storytime

July 24, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this active storytime full of book-related crafts and hands-on projects. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Family Storytime

July 24, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
All Ages We agree with Napoléon Bonaparte when he said, “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” Join us and make reading a family affair! Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Drop-in Tech Help

July 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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...

Exciting Experiments and Explosions!

July 25, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Grades K–5 Don your goggles and conduct amazing science experiments. Marvel at magnets, walk on eggs, make slime, and more! See all Science in the Children's Library events!...

Family Game Night

July 25, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
All ages Bring family, friends, and a competitive spirit to play award-winning strategy games including Azul and Hanabi. Games selected for ages 8 and up. Ready for more gaming? See all our programs!...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 26, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Ages 0–5 Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family‑friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! See...

Coding Club Junior

July 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
If coding is new to you, this is the class for you! Create stories with code, animate an ocean wave, and make a music video as you discover the amazing world of computer science using the CS First by Google curriculum. A new activity each week. We ha...