Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Play-Doh Playdate

August 1, 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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....

Young Adult Advisory Board

August 1, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Body:
Earn volunteer hours and help plan young adult events for the fall, decide what books and media we should buy, and test out games for our collection. Snacks and drinks provided!...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 2, 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...

New Release Fridays

August 2, 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: Coming Soon! ...

Tai Chi for Beginners on the Library Lawn

August 3, 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

August 5, 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...

Digitizing Home Movies with the Media Lab

August 5, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Make the most of the tools in the Media Lab to digitize and edit your home movies. Get a live demonstration followed by hands-on time with conversion tools and editing software. ...

Dungeons & Dragons

August 6, 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

August 6, 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....

Drop-in Tech Help

August 8, 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...
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: 104
Body:
Get ready for interactive comedy, juggling, unicycling, and ball spinning, all with upbeat music! Then it’s time for the audience to take center stage as Mike Vondruska teaches us all how to juggle scarves. See all Summer Performances in the Child...

YA Book Group: Book Stacks

August 8, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 130
Body:
Just for the summer, YA Book Groups are meeting together. Show off your summer reading, get our fall book group schedule, and compete in bookish games. See all YA Book Group dates and topics....

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 9, 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...

New Release Fridays

August 9, 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: Coming Soon! ...

Forest Writers Group

August 10, 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. ...

Free ACT Practice Test

August 10, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Body:
Tackle your nerves by taking a practice test under realistic conditions, and receive your post-test performance measurement. Materials provided by the Princeton Review, just bring your calculator. Registration required at https://www.lakeforestlibrar...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 12, 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...

Dinosaur Discovery with T-Rexplorers

August 12, 2019
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Show or Performance, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 116
Body:
Museums are fun and all, but they don’t always let you touch the exhibits. Not so with T-Rexplorers! Get up close and personal with real-life fossils, make no bones about it! See all Science in the Children's Library events!...

DPM 6th Grade Meet Your LA Teacher!

August 12, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
The 6th Grade Language Arts teachers from Deerpath Middle School will be in the library from 4-6pm to meet their new students, talk about summer reading, and give you an idea what to expect from 6th Grade!  ...

Personal Branding and What You Share Online

August 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Body:
Join us for networking! Doors open at 6:30 pm prior to all business events. Did you realize that every time you share something online, you are building a personal brand? Small business coach Julie Kittredge discusses: what it means to b...

Science Junior

August 13, 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!...

Board Games Galore

August 13, 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!...

Library Board Meeting

August 13, 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. ...

LEGO Stop Motion Animation

August 14, 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: 9
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...