Upcoming Events

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Google Drive 101

September 19, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Hands-on ClassLearn how to create, share, and collaborate with others using the Google Drive suite of programs including Docs, Sheets, and Slides. ...

Drop-in Tech Help

September 19, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
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...

Family Storytime for all ages

September 19, 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:
All ages 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. ...

High School Book Group: Truly Devious

September 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 9–12This month's book: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson At Ellingham Academy someone has gotten away with murder, and left a taunting riddle behind....

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

September 19, 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: 126
Body:
Join us to learn about: the stages and risk factors of Alzheimer's the distinction between Alzheimer's and dementia current research and treatments available to address some symptoms resources available through the Alzheimer's Association...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

September 20, 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 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 ...

New Release Fridays: Rocketman

September 20, 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: Rocketman Known all across the planet as a fearless fighter for social issues, Elton John is a true legend. His songs, which are all steep...

Girls Who Code

September 20, 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

Free Practice SAT

September 21, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Nervous? Practice! Tackle your test taking nerves by taking a practice test under realistic conditions and receive your post-test measurement. Materials courtesy of the Princeton Review, just bring your calculator. Registration required at www.pri...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Body:
Learn about Francis O’Neill and his extensive collection of Irish traditional music. Born in Ireland in 1848, he emigrated to the U.S. and was Chicago’s Chief of Police from 1901 to 1905. Upon retirement, he focused his energies on publishing the mus...

Teen Study Sunday

September 22, 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 22, 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 23, 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!...

Cooking with Kids

September 23, 2019
4:00pm - 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: 6
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious no-bake recipes! Each child may attend only one date each month. ...

Cook with Books: Barefoot in Paris

September 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Hands-on Activity
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: Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You CAN Make at Home by Ina Garten ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

September 24, 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! ...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults
Body:
The Library is pleased to partner again with the League of Women Voters in providing voter registration services as part of National Voter Registration Day. Whether you are registering to vote for the first time or have moved and need to update yo...

Much Ado About Storytime for ages 3–6

September 24, 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. ...

Coding Club Junior

September 24, 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. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Increase your peace of mind by addressing the legal and future needs of individuals in your care. Learn about special needs estate planning including: types and appropriate uses of special needs trusts pros and cons of ABLE Accounts Prioritizati...

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

September 25, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

September 25, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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 ...
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: Danny the Champion of the World...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
This program is offsite and being offered by The History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff. Please register through the History Center's website. Listen in on a panel discussion about epidemics across time, from early diseases that touched Lake For...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

September 26, 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! ...

Drop-in Tech Help

September 26, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults
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...