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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: 6
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: Monster Itch: Ghost Attack by D...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 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
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 "Kids and Families" group.

Family Storytime for all ages

October 24, 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

October 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:
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 "Kids and Families" group.

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

October 25, 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 "Kids and Families" group.

The Big Halloween Balloon Show with Smarty Pants

October 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 78
Body:
Get ready for the world's biggest, eye-popping, jaw-dropping balloon creations, all mixed in with some magic and comedy guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit....
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
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 "Kids and Families" group.

Terrific Twos Storytime

October 28, 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
Body:
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

October 28, 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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
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 "Kids and Families" group.
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 "Kids and Families" group.

Much Ado About Storytime for ages 3–6

October 29, 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 interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

October 30, 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 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

October 30, 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 0–2 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.

Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Body:
Visit the Children's Circulation Desk anytime on Halloween to show off your costume and receive a special (non-food) treat! ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 31, 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 "Kids and Families" group.

Family Storytime for all ages

October 31, 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.

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

November 1, 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.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Volunteer Fest

November 2, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Volunteer
Body:
The Library becomes your one-stop shop to talk with local non-profit organizations about their mission, the work they do, and how they can use the help of volunteers to accomplish their goals. Discover new ways to use your talents and give back to th...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

International Games Week

November 3, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...
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
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 "Kids and Families" group.

International Games Week

November 4, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Terrific Twos Storytime

November 4, 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
Body:
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.

International Games Week

November 5, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...
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
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 "Kids and Families" group.

Much Ado About Storytime for ages 3–6

November 5, 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 interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project. ...
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.

Coding Club Junior

November 5, 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: 9
Body:
An introduction to coding using Google's CS First curriculum to learn Scratch programming language. Student should have basic keyboarding skills. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Kids and Families" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Honoring Veterans and Their Stories

November 5, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Rotunda
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Body:
The draft to enroll service members into the U.S. Armed Forces ended nearly fifty years ago. Yet our Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines remain strong with service men and women volunteering to serve in more than 150 countries around the world. Why...