Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Snowy Day Scavenger Hunt

December 27, 2018
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Spend some of your winter break with us! Come in out of the cold and hunt for wintry objects hidden throughout the Children's Library to win a prize from the treasure chest!...

Winter Breakout Room!

December 27, 2018
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Come "break out" during Winter Break! These puzzles will make or break you! Figure out the secrets of the locked boxes. One person in the group must be 12 or older. Schedule your 1-hour appointment by calling 847.234.0648. 📷 Photo by Thom...

Drop-in Read Around the Apple Tree

December 27, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Body:
Gather round the Apple Tree Children for a weekly interactive storytime throughout December! ...

Drop-in Tech Help

December 27, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Drop-in Tech Help
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software fo...

Winter Breakout Room!

December 28, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Come "break out" during Winter Break! These puzzles will make or break you! Figure out the secrets of the locked boxes. One person in the group must be 12 or older. Schedule your 1-hour appointment by calling 847.234.0648. 📷 Photo by Thom...

Big Thinkers! Fridays

December 28, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to pique your curi...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: House With A Clock In Its Walls Lewis is a young boy who goes to live with his uncle Jonathan after the death of his parents. It doesn't t...

Winter Breakout Room!

December 29, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Come "break out" during Winter Break! These puzzles will make or break you! Figure out the secrets of the locked boxes. One person in the group must be 12 or older. Schedule your 1-hour appointment by calling 847.234.0648. 📷 Photo by Thom...

Don't Be Bored! Games and Holiday Bingo!

December 29, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Spend some of your winter break with us! Shake off cabin fever with a rousing game of Monopoly Junior, Scrabble Junior, dominoes, and more, with prizes for the winners. Bingo starts at 2:00 pm sharp!...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Movie, Youth Book Group
Body:
Spend some of your winter break with us! We'll settle the endless debate once and for all: which is better, the book or the movie? Watch the movie version of Fantastic Beasts with us, discuss how the book was turned into a movie, and share what you l...

Noisy New Year's Craft

December 31, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Spend some of your winter break with us! Create noisemakers to take home and celebrate the new year. Perfect for annoying visiting family and friends, but you didn't hear that from us! ...

NOON Year's Eve

December 31, 2018
11:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Spend some of your winter break with us! Why should adults have all the fun? Ring in the New Year in the Children's Library without having to stay up past your bedtime. We'll count down to noon with stories, crafts, and lots of fun, and then wake up ...
Branches:
Lake Forest Library
Description:
Lake Forest Library is closed today. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen! ...

Big Thinkers! Wednesdays

January 2, 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to pique your curi...

Drop-in Tech Help

January 3, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Drop-in Tech Help
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Got a tech issue? Just bring your device to the Reference Desk and we'll connect you with one of our skilled librarians or a tech-savvy Lake Forest High School student. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software fo...

Big Thinkers! Fridays

January 4, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to pique your curi...

New Release Fridays

January 4, 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: TBD ...

Book to Movie: Tuck Everlasting

January 5, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Youth Book Group, Movie
Body:
We'll settle the endless debate once and for all: which is better, the book or the movie? Watch the movie version of Tuck Everlasting with us, discuss how the book was turned into a movie, and share what you like and don't like about the film adaptat...

Teen Study Sunday

January 6, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Make the Kasian Room at the Library 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. Now featuring snacks! ...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie, Deep Freeze Read
Body:
Escape from winter with a movie about a boat on the high seas! Today's movie: In the Heart of the Sea A recounting of the sinking of a New England whaling ship by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Di...

Big Thinkers! Mondays

January 7, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to pique your curi...

Cooking with Kids: Winter Warm-ups

January 7, 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: 2
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious, no-bake recipes. Two dates are available for each monthly food theme; each child may only attend one date each month. ...

Communicating with Email Marketing

January 7, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Body:
Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, and trackable way to build and maintain business relationships. SCORE volunteer Norbert Barsczewski discusses how communicating regularly with customers can help a small business stay connected, nurture ...

Library Board Meeting

January 8, 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
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. ...

Big Thinkers! Wednesdays

January 9, 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to pique your curi...