Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Cook with Books: Ottolenghi Simple

March 25, 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: Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi...

Spring Break Micro Coding Camp

March 26, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Body:
Attend our 3-day coding camp and learn the building blocks of coding! Design and program your own stories while making new friends and having fun over Spring Break! Please plan to attend all three sessions. This event is part of Spring Break in th...

Lunch Bunch: Dining with Dinosaurs!

March 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Movie
Body:
Bring your lunch (we'll provide dessert) and enjoy mini movie matinees! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31! ...

Play-Doh Playdate

March 26, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Meet a new Play-Doh pal and have fun molding and sculpting together. We'll take care of the mess! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31! ...

Teen Choice Movie Night

March 26, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Vanquish the Monday blues with a weekly movie (chosen by you!) at the Library. Popcorn and drinks are on us! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31!...

Spring Break Micro Coding Camp

March 27, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Body:
Attend our 3-day coding camp and learn the building blocks of coding! Design and program your own stories while making new friends and having fun over Spring Break! Please plan to attend all three sessions. This event is part of Spring Break in th...

Spring Break Toy Swap

March 27, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
It's a great time to spring clean and swap toys with your friends and neighbors! Leftover toys will be donated to charity. Bring no more than 3 toys to swap. The toys may be new or used, but make sure they are working and clean. ...

FaceTime with the Penguins of Shedd Aquarium

March 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Body:
Go on a virtual field trip with us behind the scenes of the penguin habitat at Shedd Aquarium! Talk to the scientists in charge as we shadow them through their morning routine. Discover all the surprising ways they care for our penguin friends. Snack...

Drop-in Tech Help

March 28, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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...

Name Your Game Night

March 28, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
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 at the Library! 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! This event is par...

Drop-in Pajama Storytime

March 28, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Storytime
Body:
Wear your pajamas and wind down with stories, songs, and fun. This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week March 23–31 ...

Science Junior

March 29, 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:
What sinks and what floats? How does gravity work? Learn about science through fun, hands-on experiments. Dress for a mess! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's Library. Join us all week, March 23–31! ...

Name Your Game Night

March 29, 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
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 at the Library! 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! This event is par...

New Release Fridays: Green Book

March 29, 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: Green Book Green Book is the real life account of Jamaican born pianist Don Shirley's musical tour through the Deep South during the Jim C...

Girls Who Code

March 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Body:
Through games and projects in a fun, supportive atmosphere, girls learn the basics of programming languages like PHP and JavaScript. Participants commit to attending all eight sessions. ...

LEGO Club: LEGO Volcano

March 30, 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:
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. Today's challenge:Build a LEGO Volcano! This event is part of Spring Break in the Children's...

Teen Study Sunday

March 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Make the Kasian Room your go-to study spot. Perfect for teens looking for a quiet space to do homework and work on group projects, with convenient access to books and online resources! Snacks included! ...

Big Thinkers!

April 1, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
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, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

Cooking with Kids: Edible Animal Faces

April 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious, no-bake recipes! Each child may attend only one date each month. ...

Teen Choice Movie Night

April 2, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Vanquish the Monday blues with a weekly movie (chosen by you!) at the Library. Popcorn and drinks are on us!...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

April 2, 2019
7:00pm - 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:
Are cryptocurrencies the new frontiers of finance? During this introduction to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, learn about blockchain and data mining, online currency exchanges, digital wallets, investing, and the potential future challenges cryp...

Young Adult Advisory Board

April 2, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Earn volunteer hours and help plan young adult events for the summer, decide what books and media we should buy, and test out games for our collection. Snacks and drinks provided! ...

Big Thinkers!

April 3, 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm
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, when the Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative playspace and discovery center. Stretch your imagination with puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and special Stories and More Fun sessions with o...

Financing Your Home Improvement Projects

April 3, 2019
7:00pm - 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:
Learn how to find and secure financing to make your home improvement project a reality. Discover what home improvement projects could add the most value to your house. This event is part of Money Smart Week. ...

Drop-in Tech Help

April 4, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

April 4, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...