Upcoming Events

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Lake Forest Library is closed Monday, May 27. Happy Memorial Day! We look forward to seeing you when we reopen! ...

Teen Movie Tuesdays: The Lego Movie 2

May 28, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Rough start to the week? Reset with a movie at the Library (chosen by you!). Popcorn and drinks are on us!! This week's movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part At the end of The Lego Movie, the Lego characters' world was invaded by Duplo figu...

Big Thinkers!

May 29, 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

Drop-in Tech Help

May 30, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
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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...

Airborne on D-Day

May 30, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Body:
Relive the preparation and achievement of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions who, in the early hours of June 6, 1944, performed the most hazardous of military operations—dropping paratroopers into enemy territory. Discover how their bravery helped...

Big Thinkers!

May 31, 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
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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: Isn't It Romantic

May 31, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
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Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Isn't It Romantic When a young woman is fed up with love, she decides to shun everything romantic. No love stories, romantic ideas, or dat...

Bookmark Design Contest begins

June 1, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
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Grades 5–12 Submit your design June 1–29 Design a bookmark for the Library! Two winners—one for grades 5–8 and one for grades 9–12—will receive a $20 gift card to Lake Forest Book Store and have their designs printed for patrons to use. For hel...

Bike, Helmet, or Scooter Decoration!

June 1, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Front Lawn
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
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Bring your bike, helmet or scooter to the Summer Reading Kickoff Party and decorate it for the summer. You provide the bike, we'll provide the decorating supplies! ...

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

June 1, 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Show or Performance
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Join us to kick off a summer of keeping our bodies and minds active with Summer Reading at Lake Forest Library! Join us to ... Sign up for summer reading programs for the whole family Decorate your helmet, bike, or scooter and take a photo...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 117
Body:
He’s performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Bozo Show,” and now he’s coming to Lake Forest Library! Kick off your summer of reading books and riding bikes with Andy Head’s mad unicycling skills!...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

June 3, 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!...

Podcasting Basics

June 3, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Body:
Podcasts continue to gain in popularity, so whether you're an individual with passions to share or a small business considering new marketing channels, podcasts may be right up your alley! Learn the basics including how to record, edit and host audio...

Exam Escape

June 5, 2019
3:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Escape the stress of finals by studying with friends! We’ll have drinks and snacks, and special visits with furry friends from K9 Reading Buddies and Elawa Farms! Pizza and Critter Schedule Wednesday, June 5, 3:30–8:30 pmPizza at 5:00 pm DOG VISIT...

Children's Book Sale

June 6, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
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 ...

Exam Escape

June 6, 2019
1:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Escape the stress of finals by studying with friends! We’ll have drinks and snacks, and special visits with furry friends from K9 Reading Buddies and Elawa Farms! Pizza and Critter Schedule Wednesday, June 5, 3:30–8:30 pmPizza at 5:00 pm DOG VISIT...

Drop-in Tech Help

June 6, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
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...

Young Adult Advisory Board

June 6, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Body:
Earn volunteer hours and help plan young adult events for the fall, decide what books and media we should buy, and test out games for our collection.Snacks and drinks provided!...

Children's Book Sale

June 7, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
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 ...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

June 7, 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:
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!...

Exam Escape

June 7, 2019
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Body:
Escape the stress of finals by studying with friends! We’ll have drinks and snacks, and special visits with furry friends from K9 Reading Buddies and Elawa Farms! Pizza and Critter Schedule Wednesday, June 5, 3:30–8:30 pmPizza at 5:00 pm DOG VISIT...

New Release Fridays: They Shall Not Grow Old

June 7, 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: They Shall Not Grow Old Through the lens of auteur Peter Jackson, anything can become magical. Although the First World War took place a c...

Children's Book Sale

June 8, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
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 ...

Exam Escape

June 8, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Body:
Escape the stress of finals by studying with friends! We’ll have drinks and snacks, and special visits with furry friends from K9 Reading Buddies and Elawa Farms! Pizza and Critter Schedule Wednesday, June 5, 3:30–8:30 pmPizza at 5:00 pm DOG VISIT...

Forest Writers Group

June 8, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...

Organizing Your Home

June 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Body:
Do you have too much stuff piled up in cupboards, closets, and corners? Is your home "company ready"? Learn from organization expert Terri Albert how to begin the task of de-cluttering, including tips to get started, what to actually do, resources...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

June 10, 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:
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!...