Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Big Thinkers!

April 5, 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...

New Release Fridays

April 5, 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

April 5, 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. ...

Exploration Kits Petting Zoo

April 6, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Try out our newest Exploration Kits and check one out to continue exploring at home! ...

Celebrate the Friends!

April 6, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Body:
The Library is grateful to the Friends of Lake Forest Library for their hard work throughout the year. Stop by the Foyer for coffee and treats while we celebrate the Friends! If you haven’t considered joining the Friends before, this event is also...

Teen Study Sunday

April 7, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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! ...

Coding Club

April 7, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Body:
Kickstart your programming and app building skills! Come once or come every week to create stories and build your own adventures, then bring them to life as a video or app using block coding! ...

Introduction to PowerPoint

April 8, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Learn the ins and outs of creating vibrant and dynamic presentations, including how to add and edit slides, use design templates, insert media, and apply slide transitions and animations. ...

Big Thinkers!

April 8, 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 8, 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
Seats Remaining: 10
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious, no-bake recipes! Each child may attend only one date each month. ...

Kick off Your Spring and Summer Entertaining

April 8, 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: 68
Body:
From bridal showers to graduation parties and neighborhood gatherings, entertaining season is just around the corner! Get hosting and decorating tips from insider expert Yasmin Mekki of Kenzy Gifts and Decor.  ...

Teen Choice Movie Night

April 9, 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!...

Make-Ahead Pastries with Chef Cherise

April 9, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Show or Performance, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Body:
Wouldn’t you love to greet your family in the morning with fresh scones, muffins, sweet rolls, and pies that you didn’t have to get up early to prepare? Chef Cherise Slattery reveals her secrets for making pastries days and weeks ahead of time. Delic...

Library Board Meeting

April 9, 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. ...

Big Thinkers!

April 10, 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...

True Story Book Group: Heartland

April 10, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction. This month's title: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smar...

Drop-in Tech Help

April 11, 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...

High School Book Group: Warcross

April 11, 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: 20
Body:
This month's book: Warcross by Marie Lu...

Mystery Book Group: Déjà Dead

April 11, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read book one from a different mystery series with us each month. Warning: You may get hooked on the whole series! This month's selection: Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs...

Cookbook and Gardening Book Sale

April 12, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced cookbooks and gardening books! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Throughout the year, the Friends of Lake Forest Library sort and curate thousands of books ...

Big Thinkers!

April 12, 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...

New Release Fridays

April 12, 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

April 12, 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. ...

Cookbook and Gardening Book Sale

April 13, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Body:
Come browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced cookbooks and gardening books! Organized by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Throughout the year, the Friends of Lake Forest Library sort and curate thousands of books ...

Forest Writers Group

April 13, 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. ...