Upcoming Events

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Holiday Book and CD Sale

All Day11/19 - 12/31
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used holiday books and CDs! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Throughout the year, the Friends of Lake Forest Library sort and curate thousands of books donated to the Libr...

Great Books Discussion Group

November 21, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays and poems. ...

Big Thinkers!

November 21, 2018
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:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to pique your curi...
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Lake Forest Library
Description:
Lake Forest Library is closed today. Happy Thanksgiving! We look forward to seeing you when we reopen! ...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Body:
Whether you've already hit the shops or are headed that way, take a break with us at the Library. Enjoy donuts and coffee, make a card for a child in the hospital this holiday season, then take advantage of our Black Friday special: 50% off...

Big Thinkers!

November 23, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new themes to explore every week. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instr...

New Release Fridays: Mile 22

November 23, 2018
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: Mile 22 These days, it can be difficult for some people to get into the U.S. But then again, it can be even more difficult for some people...

LEGO Club: Water dam

November 24, 2018
10:30am - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Join us for brick-building fun as we tackle difference LEGO challenges. Today we will build a LEGO water dam!  Children ages five and up welcome; an adult must accompany children under seven.  ...

Teen Study Sunday

November 25, 2018
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity

Big Thinkers!

November 26, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new themes to explore every week. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instr...

Cook with Books: Julia Child

November 26, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book 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: Cook a recipe from any Julia Child cookbook! ...

Big Thinkers!

November 28, 2018
11:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new themes to explore every week. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instr...

Reading Rangers: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

November 28, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Youth Book Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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! November's book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

Donating to Charities this Holiday Season

November 28, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Body:
Does the holiday season bring out your generous spirit, but you're unsure of where to donate? Merrill Lynch advisors Susan Kelsey and Bill Douglass reveal what to look for when evaluating charities.  ...

Drop-in Tech Help

November 29, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Drop-in Tech Help
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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 fo...

Big Thinkers!

November 30, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. There are new themes to explore every week. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instr...

New Release Fridays: Alpha

November 30, 2018
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: Alpha A young, soon-to-be leader of a caveman tribe during the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe 20,000 years ago, Keda, falls from a cli...

Remembering Christmas at Marshall Field’s

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Body:
From incomparable holiday window displays the length of State Street, to the Walnut Room Christmas tree and Uncle Mistletoe, reminiscing about Marshall Field's in Chicago is the perfect way get in the holiday spirit. Join us for a walk down memory la...

Excel 1

December 3, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Do spreadsheets make you feel boxed in? This hands-on class for beginners introduces you to Excel's interface and basic operation, including formulas, functions, and formatting....

Tree Trimming Party

December 3, 2018
10:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
'Tis the season to deck the Library halls with homemade ornaments. Make ornaments to hang on the Library tree and to take home. 📷 "day 19 ornament" by Abbey Hendrickson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0...

What is a Gap Year?

December 3, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
There is no formula for a perfect Gap Year. Whether students spend the time between high school and college traveling the world or combine work, community service, or internships, it is important for them to make thoughtful choices so that their Gap ...

LEGO Club: Flat Funny Face

December 4, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Join us for brick-building fun as we tackle different LEGO challenges. Children ages five and up welcome; an adult must accompany children under seven. This month's challenge: Flat Funny Face 📷 Photo by Rick Mason on Unsplash...

Great Books Discussion Group

December 5, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Book Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays and poems. ...

Big Thinkers! Wednesdays

December 5, 2018
11:30am - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
There is no Big Thinkers today. We look forward to seeing you next time! ...

Al Capone: America's Gangster

December 5, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Experience the new virtual reality app that brings to life photographs and documents from Chicago's most notorious unsolved crime, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. John Russick, Vice President of the Chicago History Museum, puts the Prohibition era ...

Drop-in Read Around the Apple Tree

December 6, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Body:
Gather round the Apple Tree Children for a weekly interactive storytime throughout December! ...