Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
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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...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
The Friends are not accepting book donations on these dates: August 24–September 30 November 24–30 December 22–31 Please wait until after these dates to donate your books, so that the dock doesn't become overloaded. Thank you for understa...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 26, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Ages 0–5 Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family‑friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! See...

Cook with Books: Appetites: A Cookbook

August 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion 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's cookbook: 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food by Jamie Oliver ...

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...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 30, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Ages 0–5 Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family‑friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! See...

New Release Fridays: Killers Anonymous

August 30, 2019
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: Killers Anonymous A seasoned mobster seeks professional assistance with his anger management problems, and he reluctantly joins a local 12...

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. ...
Branches:
Lake Forest Library
Description:
Library hours Sunday, September 1: Closed Monday, September 2: Closed For free eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies anytime, 24/7, visit Download & Stream in the menu. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 9:00 am...

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!...

Drop-in Tech Help

September 5, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
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...

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....

New Release Fridays: The Professor and the Madman

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: The Professor and the Madman A drama set in the nineteenth century based on the book by Simon Winchester. Sir James Murray is the professo...

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

Grandparents Day Storytime

September 8, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–7 with their families and grandparents Nothing brings different generations together better than stories. Hear stories and songs, and make a special craft together. ...

Exploration Kits Petting Zoo

September 9, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Test-drive our newest Exploration Kits and check one out to continue exploring at home! ...

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...

Coding Club Junior

September 10, 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:
Create stories with code in this intro class using Google's CS First curriculum and the Scratch programming language. Basic keyboarding skills required. Participants commit to attending all six sessions. ...

Library Board Meeting

September 10, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Program Type: Library Board Meetings
Body:
Agendas and Board Packets available on the Board Meetings and Minutes page. ...

Chapter Chatters Grades 4+ Book Group: Spy School

September 11, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
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: Spy School by Stuart Gibbs B...

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...

Drop-in Tech Help

September 12, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
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...

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...