Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Poetry Group Meeting

September 16, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like poetry, but aren't always sure what to make of it? Immerse yourself in verse during interactive presentations that inspire you to spend quality time with excellent works of poetry. ...

Book and Craft Storytime

September 17, 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:
Enjoy a story and make a creation based on the book for children ages 3 – 6 and their caregivers. ...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
This event is offsite and being offered by Dickinson Hall. Please register by calling 847.234.2209. Join Lake Forest Librarians for an in-depth discussion of Rebecca Makkai’s award winning novel, The Great Believers. This beautiful novel expl...

Dungeons and Dragons

September 17, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming

Preschool Storytime

September 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:
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 Wednesdays and make reading a family affair! All ages welcome. ...

Baby Storytime

September 18, 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:
For ages 0 – 24 months with caregiver. Bring your babies and young toddlers for a short, fun and interactive storytime full of books, music movement, puppets and playtime! ...

Game Night with Mathnasium!

September 18, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens, Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, STEAM
Body:
Join us for a night of games and problem solving with our friends from Mathnasium!  ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play!

September 19, 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, 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! ...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Dive deeper into fantastic books with the renowned book reviewer and discussion leader Judy Levin. This month's title: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai This program is offered in conjunction with Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a one book/one...

Google Drive 101

September 19, 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: 8
Body:
Learn the basics of Google Drive, Google’s version of Microsoft Office. See how to use Google Docs, Sheets, and Presentations and how to collaborate with others on the same documents. ...

Drop-In Tech Help

September 19, 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

September 19, 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:
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

September 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

September 19, 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: 130
Body:
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter is pleased to partner with you and your organization to offer the following program. We look forward to working with you to ensure the program's success. Un...

Baby Storytime

September 20, 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:
For ages 0 – 24 months with caregiver. Bring your babies and young toddlers for a short, fun and interactive storytime full of books, music movement, puppets and playtime! ...

New Release Fridays

September 20, 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

September 20, 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: 12

Free Practice SAT

September 21, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Body:
Nervous? Practice! Tackle your test taking nerves by taking a practice test under realistic conditions and receive your post-test measurement. Materials provided by the Princeton Review, just bring your calculator. Registration required. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Body:
Francis O’Neill, Chicago’s Chief of Police from 1901-1905, invested many years in the collection, promotion, and publication of Irish traditional music in Chicago. Having left Ireland in 1865, O'Neill arrived in Chicago in 1871 after extensive w...

Teen Study Sunday

September 22, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Studying and College Prep

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play!

September 22, 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 and stay in the Kasian Room for 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

September 23, 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:
Terrific Twos Storytime just for two–year olds will meet at 9:30 am every Monday from September 16 through November 11! Bring your children to enjoy 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, music, and movement. ...

Cooking with Kids

September 23, 2019
4:00pm - 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: 15
Body:
Enjoy food fun while we make delicious, no-bake recipes! Each child may attend only one date each month. ...

Cook with Books: Barefoot in Paris

September 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Hands-on Activity
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: Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten ...

Book and Craft Storytime

September 24, 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:
Enjoy a story and make a creation based on the book for children ages 3 – 6 and their caregivers. ...