Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
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Booksy Book Box registration opens

July 15, 2019
12:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Booksy Book Box registration
Body:
We're excited you're interested in signing up for a Booksy Book Box from Lake Forest Library! Booksy registration opens prior to each quarter. If registration has not opened for the upcoming quarter yet, click the Remind Me button at the...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 15, 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 15, 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! ...

Poetry Group

July 15, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Spend quality time with excellent works of poetry among other poetry lovers as you dive deeper into poets and their works. ...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 16, 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! ...

Board Games Galore

July 16, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 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 active storytime full of book-related crafts and hands-on projects. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

LEGO Stop Motion Animation

July 17, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
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: 7
Body:
Learn how to use the Stop Motion Studio app to create and edit videos of your LEGO characters moving, jumping, and talking to each other! Important: Bring your phone or tablet and one or two favorite LEGO characters. We will supply the rest of the L...

Family Storytime

July 17, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
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....

Getting Government Grants

July 17, 2019
6:30pm - 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: 25
Body:
Join us for networking! Doors open at 6:30 pm prior to all business events. Are you a nonprofit or local government looking to expand your organization’s capacity with federal grants? A representative from Congressman Brad Schneider’s offic...

Science Junior

July 18, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Grades Preschool–K with a caregiver What sinks and what floats? How does gravity work? Learn about science through fun, hands‑on experiments. Dress for a mess! See all Science in the Children's Library events!...

Drop-in Tech Help

July 18, 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...

Kids Can Cook Vegetarian

July 18, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Body:
With plant-based eating on the rise, who says kids don’t like eating their veggies! Taste test meat-free protein alternatives and make nutritious vegetarian chow to enjoy at home. ...

Video Game Variety Night

July 18, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Bring your squad and show off your PS4 and Xbox One skills! Play on the big screen or with our PS4 VR headset. We’ll bring our favorite games; you bring yours. Handheld consoles and tabletop games are also welcome! Ready for more gaming? See all o...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 19, 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

July 19, 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: The Public

July 19, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: The Public When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential ...

Breakout Room: No Sweat!

7/22 @ 9:00am
to
7/27 @ 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...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 22, 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 22, 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! ...

Tea Party with Fancy Nancy and Friends!

July 22, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Body:
Bonjour, girls and boys! Wear your fanciest duds to our splendiferous gathering for Fancy Nancy fans. Lemonade, cookies, games, crafts, and a few Fancy Nancy stories await you!...

Cook with Books: Where Cooking Begins

July 22, 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 ...