Upcoming Events

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STEAM Storytime for ages 3–6

October 12, 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, things get STEAMy with hands-on projects in technology, art, and math, perfect for building early literacy and inquiry skills....

Free Practice ACT

October 12, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
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....

Teen Study Sunday

October 13, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 13, 2019
2:00pm - 4:30pm
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!...

Terrific Twos Storytime

October 14, 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!...

Make a Difference Mapathon

October 14, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Grades 9–12. Earn volunteer hours.Up-to-date maps are important for the success of aid workers and humanitarian organizations responding to emergencies around the world. We'll trace over roads and buildings in satellite imaging to help create accurat...

Drop-in Maker Mania

October 14, 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
From high-tech to low-tech, we've got a hodgepodge of maker crafts lined up for you. Drop in anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to design button pins, create candy catapults, and construct moving, flashing, ringing gizmos and bots usi...

Defuse the Bomb, Ignite the Fun

October 14, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Featured video game: Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesGather your peeps and see how well you work and communicate under pressure. Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud as you solve a series of puzzles together to def...

Healthy Relationships and Your Teen

October 14, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
Dating abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, financial status, race, gender, sexual orientation, or background. As a parent, family member, or mentor, you are critical in helping your child develop healthy relationships. Learn how you can pr...

Booksy Book Box registration opens

October 15, 2019
12:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Booksy Book Box registration
Body:
We're excited you're interested in signing up for a Booksy Book Box from Lake Forest Library! Booksy registration opens prior to each quarter. If registration has not opened for the upcoming quarter yet, click the Remind Me button at the...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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. ...

Dungeons and Dragons

October 15, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Body:
Grades 5–12Curious about D&D? Looking for a new group to play with? Hang out with us as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots. Dice and character sheets provided. September 3 is an intro session, so new players welcome!...

Teen Movie Tuesdays: Captain Marvel

October 15, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
This month's movie: Captain MarvelSet in the 1990's, the film revolves around Carol Danvers, a crack air force pilot. Though trials and tribulations she becomes one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins an elite outer space military team known ...

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

October 16, 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...

Great Books Discussion Group

October 16, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Discuss Classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems.   September 18: The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky October 2: Fourteen Poems by William Butler Yeats October 16: The Genealogy of Morals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd e...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

October 16, 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 of this month's book! This month's book: Room on the Broom by Julia Dona...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 17, 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! ...

Afternoons with Judy Levin: Bad Blood

October 17, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin. This month's title: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time m...

Editing Photos on the iPhone

October 17, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Discover easy tips and tricks to take better photos and edit them on your iPhone. Bring your device. ...

Drop-in Tech Help

October 17, 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 17, 2019
4:00pm - 4:30pm
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 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. ...

High School Book Group: The Hazel Wood

October 17, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Grades 9–12This month's book: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, t...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

October 18, 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 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 ...

New Release Fridays

October 18, 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! ...