Upcoming Events

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Great Books Discussion Group

November 6, 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

November 6, 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! This month's book: Finding Orion by John David Anderson Book summary...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Art Show
Body:
Appreciate Chicago's spectacular public art collection in a whole new way as iconic statues across the city tell stories scripted by Chicago writers, voiced by Chicago actors, and produced by Chicago theaters. ...

International Games Week

November 7, 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 7, 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! ...

Fight World Hunger with Trivia

November 7, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Studying and College Prep
Body:
Earn volunteer hours.Answer trivia questions on SAT vocabulary, math, chemistry, foreign languages, or humanities. For every question you get right, money is donated to the United Nations World Food Programme. Please bring your own laptop or table...

Drop-in Tech Help

November 7, 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

November 7, 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. ...

Coyotes and Other Canines in Lake County

November 7, 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: 65
Body:
Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and foxes in Lake County. ...

Young Adult Advisory Board

November 7, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Body:
Grades 5–12Help us plan young adult events, decide what books and media we should buy, and test out games for our collection while earning volunteer hours....

International Games Week

November 8, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
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! ...

Storytime Sparks for ages 0–2

November 8, 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 ...

Drop-in Maker Mania

November 8, 2019
10:30am - 3:30pm
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 10:30 am and 3:30 pm to design button pins, create candy catapults, and construct moving, flashing, ringing gizmos and bots using motors, bat...

Paint & Sip: Abstract Edition

November 8, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Body:
Make an abstract masterpiece using a mashup of acrylic paint and masking tape. No painting skills required. Juice boxes for sipping and snacks for munching provided. ...

New Release Fridays

November 8, 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 8, 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

International Games Week

November 9, 2019
9:00am - 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! ...

Forest Writers Group

November 9, 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. ...

Community Blood Drive

November 9, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Body:
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Make a difference today by donating....

Teen Study Sunday

November 10, 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 10, 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

November 11, 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!...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play

November 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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. ...

Dungeons and Dragons

November 12, 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....