Upcoming Events

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Age
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Family Storytime

June 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
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All Ages We agree with Napoléon Bonaparte when he said, “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” Join us and make reading a family affair! Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Drop-in Tech Help

June 27, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
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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...

Comedy Magic with Trent James

June 27, 2019
6:30pm - 7:15pm
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: 102
Body:
Are you tired of the same old “classic magic show”? Never fear, Trent James is the perfect antidote! His high‑energy performance will amaze and dazzle you with mind‑boggling magic and gut‑busting humor. See all Summer Performances in the Children'...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

June 28, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
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...

Coding Club Junior

June 28, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Body:
If coding is new to you, this is the class for you! Create stories with code, animate an ocean wave, and make a music video as you discover the amazing world of computer science using the CS First by Google curriculum. A new activity each week. We ha...

New Release Fridays: Hotel Mumbai

June 28, 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: Hotel Mumbai In this harrowing retelling of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack, emotions run high. The Taj Hotel in Mumbai is overrun by an on...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
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Grades 5–12 Last day to submit your design! Design a bookmark for the Library. Two winners—one for grades 5–8 and one for grades 9–12—will receive a $20 gift card to Lake Forest Book Store and have their designs printed for patrons to use. For ...

Hamilton's Women

June 29, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Show or Performance, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Body:
Meet the women who captivated Alexander Hamilton: his wife Elizabeth and her sisters Angelica Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler Van Rensselaer. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings these smart, amazing women to life. Whether or not y...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 1, 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...

3D Fireworks Painting

July 1, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Nothing beats watching beautiful, bright fireworks light up the night sky on July 4th! But we're coming close with 3D fireworks paintings made with glue, salt and watercolors! See all 3D Fireworks Painting times....

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 1, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...

3D Fireworks Painting

July 1, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Nothing beats watching beautiful, bright fireworks light up the night sky on July 4th! But we're coming close with 3D fireworks paintings made with glue, salt and watercolors! See all 3D Fireworks Painting times....

3D Fireworks Painting

July 1, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Nothing beats watching beautiful, bright fireworks light up the night sky on July 4th! But we're coming close with 3D fireworks paintings made with glue, salt and watercolors! See all 3D Fireworks Painting times....

Cloud Storage Basics

July 1, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Stop worrying about losing files and start using cloud storage to back up and share files and folders. This class explores the various online storage options currently available, including Google Drive, iCloud, and Dropbox....

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 2, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 119
Body:
Let's get the show on the road, to the skies, in the water, and off the rails! Explore Chicagoland transportation by cars, trucks, buses, boats, planes, and trains and experience the benefits of singing, dancing, reading, and play! See all Summer ...

Board Games Galore

July 2, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Try your hand at spycraft in Codenames, build civilizations in 7 Wonders, or plot world domination in Coup! Ready for more gaming? See all our programs!...

Rising Readers Storytime

July 3, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Did you know reading aloud can help listeners and readers build stronger vocabularies, increase attention span, and promote school readiness? Rising Readers aims to support your child's transition from "learning to read" to "reading to lear...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 3, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...

Storytime Sparks

July 3, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 0–3 Who's ready for an upbeat storytime full of books, music, movement, puppets, and playtime! Especially designed to spark a love of books and reading in your youngster. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Much Ado About Storytime

July 3, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Take stories to the next level during this active storytime full of book-related crafts and hands-on projects. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....
Description:
Wednesday, July 3: 9:00 am–5:00 pm Thursday, July 4: Closed Visit Download & Stream in the menu for free eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies anytime, 24/7. Happy Fourth of July! We look forward to seeing you when...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 5, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
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: Gloria Bell

July 5, 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: Gloria Bell A divorced woman in her 50s decides to reach for the stars and make the most out of life. By day, she's an average, white-coll...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 8, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
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...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 8, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming, Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Use Scratch to build racing games, platform jumping games, quest games, and everything in between. Previous Scratch experience required. Skill level: Moderate Ready for more gaming? See all our programs! ...