Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Breakout Room: No Sweat!

7/22 @ 9:00am
to
7/27 @ 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...

Drop-in Tech Help

July 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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...

Incredible Bats

July 29, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Body:
Grades K–4 Bats are often misunderstood and maligned. Discover the truth about them with Daniel, Sharon, and their incredible crew of Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Bats!...

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

July 31, 2019
10:00am - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Movie
Body:
Celebrate the birthday of The Boy Who Lived in true Hogwarts style with crafts, trivia, tasty treats, and a movie marathon. Muggles, marauders, witches, and wizards are welcome! ...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 1, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 101
Body:
Get ready for interactive comedy, juggling, unicycling, and ball spinning, all with upbeat music! Then it’s time for the audience to take center stage as Mike Vondruska teaches us all how to juggle scarves. See all Summer Performances in the Child...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 15, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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...

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...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 22, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 29, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
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...

New Release Fridays

September 6, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Coming Soon! ...

44th Annual Book Sale: Members' Preview

September 11, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
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

September 12, 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...

44th Annual Book Sale

September 13, 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: Teachers get 25% off

September 14, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
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
1:00pm - 4:30pm
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...
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 here. Join Stirling Hall Art Teacher, Cheryl Steiger as she instructs on how to recreate a moody acrylic painting of a rainy Eif...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 130
Body:
Jazz up your day with a performance by young musicians from MYAC. Discover how the magic of improvisation works while enjoying classic jazz favorites. ...

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
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...

Celebrate Veteran's 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: 75
Body:
Bring the family to the library to "check out" or meet with local veteran "human books", chat with and listen to their varied stories. An all-ages event in the Friends' Reading Room. ...

Making Shutterfly Books

November 19, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Hands-on ClassDiscover how to publish a photo book or journal using the paid Shutterfly service. ...

Holiday Book and CD Sale

11/25 @ 12:00am
to
12/31 @ 1:00am
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...

2020 Paperback Book Sale

February 7, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
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, bargain-priced paperback books! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Throughout the year, the Friends of Lake Forest Library sort and curate thousands of books donated t...

2020 Paperback Book Sale

February 8, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
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, bargain-priced paperback books! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Throughout the year, the Friends of Lake Forest Library sort and curate thousands of books donated t...