Upcoming Events

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Mystery Book Group: Playing with Fire: LFRR Event

September 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like puzzles, enigmas, and whodunits? Indulge your inner detective with us! This month's selection: Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson Book summaryA terrible feeling is driving police inspector Alan Banks in his desperate hunt for answ...

44th Annual Book Sale

September 13, 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...

New Release Fridays: The Biggest Little Farm

September 13, 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 Biggest Little Farm For one documentary filmmaker, John Chester, and his wife Molly, the dream has always been to get out of Los Angel...

Girls Who Code

September 13, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Body:
Learn to code in Scratch, JavaScript, and Python while making new friends in a fun, supportive atmosphere. We'll provide snacks to keep you going as you build an animation, game, or app around an issue you care about. Participants commit to attending...

44th Annual Book Sale: 25% off for Teachers

September 14, 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...

Forest Writers Group

September 14, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...

LEGO Club

September 14, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ages 5+ Join us for brick-building fun as we tackle different LEGO challenges. Children ages five and up welcome, an adult must accompany children under seven....

44th Annual Book Sale: Everything 50% off

September 15, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
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...

Teen Study Sunday

September 15, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

September 15, 2019
2:00pm - 4:30pm
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 Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials!...

Terrific Twos Storytime

September 16, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Just for 2 year olds with a caregiver At the age of two years, children start to expand their vocabulary. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement that provide lots of opportunities for learning new words!...
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 and enter the code 10460201 to find the class. Join Stirling Hall Art Teacher, Cheryl Steiger as she instructs on how to recreate a ...

Encouraging Your Children to Read at Home

September 16, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 130
Body:
When should I start reading to my baby? What difference does reading aloud make for children? When they start to read, how can I encourage my children to spend the time doing it? What long-lasting effects will all of this—or any of it—have on my chil...

The Poetry Group

September 16, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Immerse yourself in verse with fellow poetry lovers. ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

September 17, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
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 Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! ...

Much Ado About Storytime for ages 3–6

September 17, 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 interactive storytime coupled with a very-fun book-related hands-on project. ...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
This event is offsite and being offered by Dickinson Hall. Please register by calling 847.234.2209. Join Lake Forest Librarians for an in-depth discussion of Rebecca Makkai’s award winning novel, The Great Believers. This beautiful novel explores ...

Coding Club Junior

September 17, 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. ...

Dungeons and Dragons

September 17, 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!...

Teen Movie Tuesdays: Detective Pikachu

September 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
This month's movie: Detective PikachuBased on the 2016 video game of the same name, Detective Pikachu follows the adventures of failed Pokemon trainer Tim Goodman as he helms a search for his acclaimed father, Detective Harry Goodman after it is dis...

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

September 18, 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 Reading aloud can help listeners and readers increase their attention span, safely explore strong emotions, and promote school readiness. Rising Readers aims to support your child's transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" w...

Great Books Discussion Group

September 18, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Discuss Classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems.   September 18: The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky October 2: Fourteen Poems by William Butler Yeats October 16: The Genealogy of Morals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd e...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

September 18, 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 0–2 with caregiver From birth to 2 years old, babies learn through their senses. Books that promote interaction between you and your little one are the best! Bring your babies and young toddlers for a snappy, fun, interactive storytime full of ...

Books & Beyond Grades K–1 Book Group: Just a Dream

September 18, 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: Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsb...

Game Night with Mathnasium!

September 18, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Join us for a night of games and problem solving with our friends from Mathnasium!  ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

September 19, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Join us for Big Thinkers Storytime, then stay and enjoy a family‑friendly creative play space and discovery center. Stretch your imagination and explore STEAM topics with stations stocked with blocks and building materials! ...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin. This month's title: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai This program is offered in conjunction with Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a one book/one...