Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Body:
Travel back in time to July 24, 1915, to relive the events, aftermath, and ongoing legends that surround the sinking of the "Speed Queen of the Great Lakes" while she was docked in the Chicago River. Nationally known actor Terry Lynch portrays Ollie ...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 23, 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! ...

Dungeons & Dragons

July 23, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Body:
Curious about D&D? Looking for a new group to play with? Hang out with a fun, open group of teens as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots. Dice and character sheets provided. Ready for more gaming? See all our programs!...

Pajama Storytime

July 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Wear your pajamas and wind down with stories, songs, and fun. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Rising Readers Storytime

July 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 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 active storytime full of book-related crafts and hands-on projects. Ready for more stories? See all our storytimes....

Family Storytime

July 24, 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....

Drop-in Tech Help

July 25, 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...

Exciting Experiments and Explosions!

July 25, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Grades K–5 Don your goggles and conduct amazing science experiments. Marvel at magnets, walk on eggs, make slime, and more! See all Science in the Children's Library events!...

Family Game Night

July 25, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
All ages Bring family, friends, and a competitive spirit to play award-winning strategy games including Azul and Hanabi. Games selected for ages 8 and up. Ready for more gaming? See all our programs!...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 26, 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 26, 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 Professor

July 26, 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: The Professor Richards is a college professor whose life is thrown into turmoil after he's diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is given onl...

STEAM Storytime

July 27, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Storytime
Body:
Ages 3–6 Energize the budding scientist, engineer, and artist in you! After a story, get ready to conduct science experiments, tackle technology through apps and music, explore engineering while building and designing, get creative with art, and dis...

Tai Chi for Beginners on the Library Lawn

July 27, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Front Lawn
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Body:
Tai chi combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises to restore your energy while improving your circulation, balance, and alignment. Experience the amazing benefits of this low‑impact exercise during our beginners’ classe...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

July 29, 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 29, 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! ...

Incredible Bats

July 29, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
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: 106
Body:
Grades K–4 Bats are often misunderstood and maligned. Discover the truth about them with Daniel, Sharon, and their incredible crew of Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Bats!...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 30, 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 30, 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!...

Game Night with Mathnasium!

July 30, 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!  ...

Coding Club: Game Design Workshop

July 31, 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! ...

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

July 31, 2019
10:00am - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Movie
Body:
Celebrate the birthday of The Boy Who Lived in true Hogwarts style with crafts, trivia, tasty treats, and a movie marathon. Muggles, marauders, witches, and wizards are welcome! ...

Play-Doh Playdate

August 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Ages 0–5 Make a new Play-Doh pal and have fun molding and sculpting together. We'll take care of the cleanup! See all Play-Doh dates and times....

Drop-in Tech Help

August 1, 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...