Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
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The Friends are not accepting book donations on these dates: August 24–September 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 understa...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday CANCELLED

September 22, 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
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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.

Terrific Twos Storytime

September 23, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
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Just for 2 year olds with a caregiver At the age of two years, children start to expand their vocabulary. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement that provide lots of opportunities for learning new words!...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Cooking with Kids

September 23, 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
Seats Remaining: 1
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: Barefoot in Paris

September 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Hands-on Activity
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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: Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You CAN Make at Home by Ina Garten ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play for ages 0–6

September 24, 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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults
Body:
The Library is pleased to partner again with the League of Women Voters in providing voter registration services as part of National Voter Registration Day. Whether you are registering to vote for the first time or have moved and need to update yo...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Much Ado About Storytime for ages 3–6

September 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
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Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Coding Club Junior

September 24, 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
Seats Remaining: 2
Body:
Create stories with code in this intro class using Google's CS First curriculum and the Scratch programming language. Basic keyboarding skills required. Participants commit to attending all six sessions. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Body:
Increase your peace of mind by addressing the legal and future needs of individuals in your care. Learn about special needs estate planning including: types and appropriate uses of special needs trusts pros and cons of ABLE Accounts Prioritizati...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
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Entries for the Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale writing contest must be received by today! For more information about the book and additional programs, visit www.lfreads.org...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

September 25, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
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Ages 3–6 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child's transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" w...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

September 25, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for a snappy, fun, interactive storytime full of ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
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: Danny the Champion of the World...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
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This program is offsite and being offered by The History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff. Please register through The History Center's website. Listen in on a panel discussion about epidemics across time, from early diseases that touched Lake For...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

September 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
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.

Drop-in Tech Help

September 26, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
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...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Family Storytime for all ages

September 26, 2019
4:00pm - 4:30pm
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 Napoleon Bonaparte when he said, "Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." Join us Thursdays and make reading a family affair! All ages welcome. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Pajama Storytime for ages 3–6

September 26, 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:
Ages 3–6 Reading before bed can enhance sleepiness and relaxation, so wear your cozy pajamas to the Library and wind down for the night with stories and songs. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Body:
Join Lake Forest Librarians for an in-depth discussion of Rebecca Makkai’s award winning novel, The Great Believers at The Gallery in Lake Forest. Appetizers provided. Purchase wine and drinks individually.   This program is offered in conjun...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Beats and Sweet's Competition

September 26, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Featured VR Game: Beat SaberWho has the best rhythm? Slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you. The player with the most points wins a $20 gift card to Sweet's. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

September 27, 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 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for a snappy, fun, interactive storytime full of ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

New Release Fridays: Armstrong

September 27, 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: Armstrong Neil Armstrong's journey to become the first man to walk on the moon was not an easy one. Neil Armstrong has lived a challenging...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Girls Who Code

September 27, 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: 9
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

STEAM Storytime for ages 3–6

September 28, 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 "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

September 29, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep