Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

True Story Book Group: An American Summer

August 14, 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: An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz ...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 15, 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...

Kids Can Cook Vegetarian

August 15, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Body:
With plant-based eating on the rise, who says kids don’t like eating their veggies! Taste test meat-free protein alternatives and make nutritious vegetarian chow to enjoy at home. ...

Video Game Variety Night

August 15, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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! 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! Ready for more gaming? See all o...

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

August 16, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Grades K–4 Drop off your stuffies before 4:30 pm today! Your favorite stuffed animals get to have a sleepover in the Library! Watch our social media accounts for photos of your stuffies having all sorts of behind‑the‑scenes adventures. When you pi...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 16, 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 16, 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! ...

STEAM Storytime

August 17, 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, get ready to conduct science experiments, tackle technology through apps and music, explore engineering while building and designing, get creative with art, and dis...

Breakout Room: No Sweat!

8/19 @ 9:00am
to
8/24 @ 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Choose your challenge! For an easy game designed for kiddos up to grade 4, schedule a morning appointment. For a hard game designed for grades 5 and up, schedule an afternoon appointment. Puzzles take up to an hour to solve. Mixed age groups welco...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 19, 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...

Poetry Group

August 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Spend quality time with excellent works of poetry among other poetry lovers as you dive deeper into poets and their works. ...

Dungeons & Dragons

August 20, 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!...

iPhone Tips & Tricks

August 22, 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: 3
Body:
Use your iPhone to its full potential! Discover how to organize your apps, take pictures with ease, fine-tune your settings, and Facetime with friends and family. ...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 22, 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...

Exciting Experiments and Explosions!

August 22, 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:
Grades K–5 Don your goggles and conduct amazing science experiments. Marvel at magnets, walk on eggs, make slime, and more! See all Science in the Children's Library events!...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 23, 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 23, 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! ...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 26, 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...

Cook with Books: Appetites: A Cookbook

August 26, 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: 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food by Jamie Oliver ...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 29, 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...

Big Thinkers! Summer Block Party

August 30, 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 30, 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! ...

Summer Stacks

August 31, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Show off how much you read this summer! Pull your titles off the Library shelves, pile them high, and get your picture taken with your stack of summer reads. ...
Description:
Sunday, September 1: Closed Monday, September 2: Closed Visit Download & Stream in the menu for free eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies anytime, 24/7. Happy Labor Day weekend! We look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 9:00&th...