Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
We’re joining forces with Lake Bluff Public Library and perusing Advanced Reader Copies. ARCs are YA books so new they haven’t been released to the public yet. You’ll even get to take one home! Snacks and drinks provided. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

New Release Fridays: Judy

January 24, 2020
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: Judy Judy is a British biopic recounting the life of legendary Hollywood star, Judy Garland. The actress is a beloved icon in the United S...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Young Adult Advisory Board @ Bernie's Book Bank

January 25, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Volunteer Opportunity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Body:
Join us for an off-site volunteer opportunity! A Waiver from Bernie's Book Bank will need to be filled out before teens can attend the sorting.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Body:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's rights to vote, Lake Forest Library and  the League of Women Voters present Iron Jawed Angels. The film follows women's suffrage leaders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

January 26, 2020
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: Cooking from Scratch

January 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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:Cooking From Scratch by PCC Community Markets ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

February 2, 2020
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Body:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's rights to vote, Lake Forest Library and the League of Women Voters present One Woman, One Vote. This film documents the struggle which culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment in the U.S....
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Drop in and hang out with us as we adventure our way through one-shot campaigns. Dice and character sheets provided. See all upcoming Dungeon & Dragons events at lakeforestlibrary.org/dnd. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 71
Body:
Experience a kaleidoscope of colors and culture during a virtual trip to Cuba. Kerri Sherman shares photos and stories from her recent travels. Join local photographer and artist Kerri Sherman for a visual escape of "Cuba Captured." Taking this ph...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Young Adult Advisory Board for grades 5–12

February 6, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Opportunity, Hands-on Activity
Body:
Earn volunteer hours as you help us plan young adult events, decide which books and media we should buy, and test out games for our collection. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

February 9, 2020
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 "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
This month's selection: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds Book summary When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older br...
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.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Rotunda
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Body:
Will you unwrap your match and fall in love at first read? Our librarians hand-select high-quality books and audiobooks you might have missed and wrap them up as a surprise just for you! Step 1 Check out a wrapped book from the Rotunda, Teen S...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 41
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...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Get ready for a full-on campaign of epic proportions. Multi-tiered Undermountain dungeon to be selected! You’ll need your stamina ... snacks and drinks provided. See all upcoming Dungeon & Dragons events at lakeforestlibrary.org/dnd. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

February 16, 2020
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 "Teens" group.

Explore Indie Gaming for grades 5–12

February 17, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Check out our favorite indie computer games and get familiar with the tutorials needed to start coding your own pixelated adventures. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
*Special Date Friday, December 6, 4:30–5:30 pm DIY Lip Balm Chapped lip season is upon us. Make your own scented, smooth and soothing lip balm. December 9, 6:00–7:00 pm Reindeer Hot Cocoa You Asked For It! What do you get when you w...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Drop in and hang out with us as we adventure our way through one-shot campaigns. Dice and character sheets provided. See all upcoming Dungeon & Dragons events at lakeforestlibrary.org/dnd. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Body:
This month's selection: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke Book summary The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. J...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women

February 22, 2020
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: 38
Body:
Travel back in time and meet suffragist Alice Paul. An innovative and tireless worker, Paul arranged parades, organized the first picketing demonstrations outside the White House, lobbied politicians, and endured imprisonment for women’s suffrage. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

February 23, 2020
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cook with Books: In My Kitchen

February 24, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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:In My Kitchen by Deborah Madison ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens
Body:
December 1–February 28 Pick up a BINGO card in the Teen Space or print one off at www.lakeforestlibrary.org/bingo. Complete reading challenges to mark off your squares. When you have at least one BINGO, bring your sheet to the Library for a prize!...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Study Sunday

March 1, 2020
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 "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Encounter of the Week

March 3, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Drop in and join us as we adventure our way through the Forbidden Realms with a new campaign every session. Dice and character sheets provided. ...