Upcoming Events

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Cook with Books: Cravings **Special Date**

April 29, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian 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: Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigan...

High School Art Show begins

April 30, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Fine Arts Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Art Show
Body:
The Library is delighted to host High School Art Shows again this spring! April 30–May 16, be sure to stop by the Foyer and Fine Arts Room to appreciate and admire the creativity of students from Lake Forest High School. ...

Teen Movie Tuesdays: Song of the Sea

April 30, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Rough start to the week? Reset with a movie at the Library (chosen by you!). Popcorn and drinks are on us! This week's movie: Song of the Sea An Irish youth (David Rawle) discovers that his mute sister is a selkie who must find her voice and f...

Entrepreneurial Tales featuring Phil Gayter

April 30, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Body:
Join us for networking! Doors open at 6:30 pm prior to all business events. Be inspired by the business startup story of a local business owner! Join us to hear how Phil Gayter grew his brand strategies business, BRANDSTORM. This program is par...

Great Books Discussion

May 1, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. April 3- The Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka April 17- The Interpretation of Dreams (Chapter 7) by Freud May 1- Physics, Book 2 by Aristotle May 15- Utilitari...

Baby Storytimes

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Big Thinkers!

May 1, 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

The Life History of Sandhill Cranes

May 1, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
Body:
Your first hint of Sandhill Cranes passing through the area may be bugling from high in the sky or flocks of gray strutting through cornfields. Discover everything there is to know about these wondrous creatures with a naturalist from the Lake County...

Storytime for 2 year olds

May 2, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19

Drop-in Tech Help

May 2, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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 Family Storytime

May 2, 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:
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. ...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

May 2, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...

Middle School Book Group: Leviathan

May 2, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Body:
This month's book: Leviathan by Scott Westerfield ...

Baby Storytimes

May 3, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17

Big Thinkers!

May 3, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

New Release Fridays: The Mule

May 3, 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: The Mule For Michigan resident Earl Stone, life has never been easy. Sent off to World War II as a young man, he has had to endure a great...

Don't Be Bored! Games

May 4, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Join us for a rousing game of Monopoly Junior, Scrabble Junior, bingo, dominoes, and more! ...

Teen Study Sunday

May 5, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Make the Kasian Room your go-to study spot. Perfect for teens looking for a quiet space to do homework and work on group projects, with convenient access to books and online resources! Snacks included! ...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Learn about the first women's literary group in America! Formed in McHenry County's Seneca Township in 1855, the Seneca Ladies Literary Society began as part of a nationwide effort to save Mt. Vernon, George Washington's historic estate. Other pro...

Coding Club

May 5, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Body:
Kickstart your programming and app building skills! Come once or come every week to create stories and build your own adventures, then bring them to life as a video or app using block coding! ...

Storytime for 2 year olds

May 6, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14

Big Thinkers!

May 6, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

Cooking with Kids: Backyard Bug Grub

May 6, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious, no-bake recipes! Each child may attend only one date each month. ...