Upcoming Events

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Breakout Room: No Sweat!

8/19 @ 9:00am
to
8/24 @ 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...

Summer Stacks

August 31, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Show off how much you read this summer! Pull your titles off the Library shelves, pile them high, and get your picture taken with your stack of summer reads. ...

Intro to Dungeons and Dragons: Beginner Campaign

September 3, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Grades 5–12Curious about D&D? Looking for a new group to play with? Hang out with us as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots. Dice and character sheets provided. September 3 is an intro session, so new players welcome!...

Young Adult Advisory Board

September 5, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Grades 5–12Help us plan young adult events, decide what books and media we should buy, and test out games for our collection while earning volunteer hours....

Teen Study Sunday

September 8, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep

French Cooking with Chef Susan Maddox: LFRR Event

September 9, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Body:
Discover the ins and outs of French cooking with Chef Susan Maddox, former owner and chef at Le Titi de Paris, a French restaurant in Arlington Heights. This program is offered in conjunction with Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a one book/one co...

44th Annual Book Sale: Members' Preview

September 12, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Today is Members' Preview Day. Members of the Friends can shop the sale before it officially opens to the public, all items at a 20% markup. Memberships are available at the door. Come browse and purchase a wi...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 67
Body:
Lake Forest College Dean, Davis Schneiderman and Anne Thomason, Lake Forest College Interim Library Director and Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections present on the college’s DigitalChicagoHistory.org website. Discover how the research pro...

Middle School Book Group: The Golden Compass

September 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 5–8This month's book: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a dif...

44th Annual Book Sale

September 13, 2019
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced books, audiobooks, and more! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. (Thank you, Friends!) Throughout the year, the Fri...

Girls Who Code

September 13, 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: 11
Body:
Learn to code in Scratch, JavaScript, and Python while making new friends in a fun, supportive atmosphere. We'll provide snacks to keep you going as you build an animation, game, or app around an issue you care about. Participants commit to attending...

44th Annual Book Sale: 25% off for Teachers

September 14, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced books, audiobooks, and more! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. (Thank you, Friends!) Throughout the year, the Fri...

44th Annual Book Sale: Everything 50% off

September 15, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Our biggest book sale of the year! Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced books, audiobooks, and more! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. (Thank you, Friends!) Throughout the year, the Fri...

Teen Study Sunday

September 15, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
This program is offsite and being offered by Stirling Hall. Please register through the Parks and Recreation page and enter the code 10460201 to find the class. Join Stirling Hall Art Teacher, Cheryl Steiger as she instructs on how to recreate a ...

Dungeons and Dragons

September 17, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Grades 5–12Curious about D&D? Looking for a new group to play with? Hang out with us as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots. Dice and character sheets provided. September 3 is an intro session, so new players welcome!...

Teen Movie Tuesdays: Detective Pikachu

September 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
This month's movie: Detective PikachuBased on the 2016 video game of the same name, Detective Pikachu follows the adventures of failed Pokemon trainer Tim Goodman as he helms a search for his acclaimed father, Detective Harry Goodman after it is dis...

Game Night with Mathnasium!

September 18, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Join us for a night of games and problem solving with our friends from Mathnasium!  ...

High School Book Group: Truly Devious

September 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 9–12This month's book: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson At Ellingham Academy someone has gotten away with murder, and left a taunting riddle behind....

Girls Who Code

September 20, 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: 11

Free Practice SAT

September 21, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Nervous? Practice! Tackle your test taking nerves by taking a practice test under realistic conditions and receive your post-test measurement. Materials courtesy of the Princeton Review, just bring your calculator. Registration required at www.pri...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Body:
Learn about Francis O’Neill and his extensive collection of Irish traditional music. Born in Ireland in 1848, he emigrated to the U.S. and was Chicago’s Chief of Police from 1901 to 1905. Upon retirement, he focused his energies on publishing the mus...

Teen Study Sunday

September 22, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep

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
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: Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You CAN Make at Home by Ina Garten ...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
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...