Upcoming Events

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Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Body:
Join us to hear from Attorneys Brian and Benji Rubin of Rubin Law about special needs Estate Planning, including types and appropriate uses of special needs trusts, ABLE Account pros, and cons, navigating the "maze" of PUNS, child and adult Medicaid&...

Preschool Storytime

September 25, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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 25, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed 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! ...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
This program is offsite and being offered by The History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff. Please register through the History Center's website here. A panel discussion on epidemics past and present; from early diseases that touched Lake Forest an...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play!

September 26, 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! ...

Drop-In Tech Help

September 26, 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 26, 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. ...

Pajama Storytime

September 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Kids and Families
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Storytime
Body:
Wear your pajamas at the Library while we enjoy stories, songs, and activities. Pajama Storytime is geared for children ages 3–6. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
Join Lake Forest Librarians for an in-depth discussion of Rebecca Makkai’s award winning novel, The Great Believers at The Gallery in Lake Forest. Appetizers provided. Purchase wine and drinks individually.   This program is offered in conjun...

Baby Storytime

September 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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

STEAM Storytime All Things Wilderness!

September 28, 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:
STEAM Storytimes are a mix of storytime and science lab, perfect for building early literacy and inquiry skills ...

Teen Study Sunday

September 29, 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 29, 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! ...
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
This program is offsite and being offered by Gorton Community Center. Please register through the Gorton Community Center website here. Join us at Gorton Center to watch The Normal Heart, a beautiful film starring Mark Ruffalo exploring activism, ...

Terrific Twos Storytime

September 30, 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 30, 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. ...

Creativity Club

September 30, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity

Documentary Discussion: Enlighten Us: LFRR Event

September 30, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie, Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale
Body:
Watch the documentary, Enlighten Us with us, then stay afterward for a brief discussion on the movie. Enlighten Us follows the meteoric rise and fall of motivational speaker James Arthur Ray, who was convicted of negligent homicide after thre...

Book and Craft Storytime

October 1, 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. ...

Preschool Storytime

October 2, 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

October 2, 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! ...

Big Thinkers Storytime and Block Play!

October 3, 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! ...