Upcoming Events

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New Release Fridays

October 4, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Coming Soon! ...

Girls Who Code

October 4, 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 PSAT

October 5, 2019
10:00am - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Body:
Standardized tests looming on the horizon? Don't freak out! Level up your test-taking skills with free practice. Materials courtesy of C2 Education....

LEGO Club

October 5, 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....

Teen Study Sunday

October 6, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Show or Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 126
Body:
Jazz up your day with a performance by young musicians from MYAC. Discover how the magic of improvisation works while enjoying classic jazz favorites. ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 6, 2019
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
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

October 7, 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!...

Documentary Discussion: Enlighten Us: LFRR Event

October 7, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Watch the documentary, Enlighten Us with us, then stay afterward for a brief discussion on the movie. Enlighten Us follows the meteoric rise and fall of motivational speaker James Arthur Ray, who was convicted of negligent homicide after thre...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 8, 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

October 8, 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

October 8, 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. ...

Library Board Meeting

October 8, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Program Type: Library Board Meetings
Body:
Agendas and Board Packets available on the Board Meetings and Minutes page. ...

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

October 9, 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...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

October 9, 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 ...
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! This month's book: Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury Book summary A gr...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 10, 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

October 10, 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

October 10, 2019
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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. ...

Middle School Book Group: Zeroboxer

October 10, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 5–8This month's book: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Listen to a conversation between Rebecca Makkai and Davis Schneiderman, Dean of Lake Forest College, as they discuss The Great Believers, the writing process, and more. Q&A session to follow. Please register for this free event thr...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

October 11, 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 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: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Body:
Enjoy light refreshments as Rebecca Makkai discusses her writing and her novels in the intimate surroundings of the Library, followed by a Q&A session. Books will be available for purchase from the Lake Forest Book Store and a book signing will t...

New Release Fridays

October 11, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Coming Soon! ...

Girls Who Code

October 11, 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
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Rebecca Makkai wraps up 2019's Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale with a book signing at Lake Forest Book Store. To register, call the bookstore at 847.234.4420. This program is offered in conjunction with Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a one book/one commun...

Forest Writers Group

October 12, 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. ...