Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Cook with Books: Bosh!

October 28, 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: Bosh! Simple Recipes, Amazing Food, All Plants by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 29, 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 29, 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. ...

Dungeons and Dragons

October 29, 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!...

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

October 30, 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...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

October 30, 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 ...

Cemetery Sojourn

October 30, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Body:
What better time than Halloween to go on a virtual prowl of Illinois cemeteries? Discover fascinating headstones, funny monikers from bygone eras, and fabulous stories of lives lived during this underground presentation guaranteed to lift your spirit...

Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Body:
Visit the Children's Circulation Desk anytime on Halloween to show off your costume and receive a special (non-food) treat! ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

October 31, 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! ...

Drop-in Tech Help

October 31, 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 31, 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. ...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

November 1, 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

November 1, 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

November 1, 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: 11

Volunteer Fest

November 2, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Body:
The Library becomes your one-stop shop to talk with local non-profit organizations about their mission, the work they do, and how they can use the help of volunteers to accomplish their goals. Discover new ways to use your talents and give back to th...

International Games Week

November 3, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...

Teen Study Sunday

November 3, 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

November 3, 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!...

International Games Week

November 4, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...

Terrific Twos Storytime

November 4, 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!...

International Games Week

November 5, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

November 5, 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

November 5, 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

November 5, 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: 12
Body:
An introduction to coding using Google's CS First curriculum to learn Scratch programming language. Student should have basic keyboarding skills. ...

Honoring Veterans and Their Stories

November 5, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Rotunda
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Body:
Bring the family to the library to "check out" or meet with local veteran "human books", chat with and listen to their varied stories. An all-ages event in the Friends' Reading Room. ...

International Games Week

November 6, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Children's Library
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Lake Forest Library is participating in ALA's International Game Week initiative. Join the worldwide fun and drop in to the Library anytime to play a board game! ...

Rising Readers Storytime for ages 3–6

November 6, 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...