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Mother Goose Café

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.
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Middle School Makers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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RFPL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
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Connect with Tech

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.
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Finding the Right College and Tips on How to Pay for It

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
This workshop takes you through the complex world of admissions and financial aid to help you understand how admissions decisions are made as well as what the admissions committee really considers in deciding who get in and who receives what financial awards.  The workshop will also unveil important strategies you can use to get into—and afford--the college of your choice.  Both parents are encouraged to attend this free 90-minute seminar presented by My College Planning Team.
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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver.
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Family Story Time

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for story time and a snack. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.
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1/2 Day Pizza and Percy Jackson

11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Middle Schoolers come Greek out with with pizza and all things Percy Jackson! Advanced registration required. Grades 5-8
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Fireside Fall Concert

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Upstairs Fireplace
The River Forest Public Libary Foundation invites you to a special after-hours program at the River Forest Public Libray in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy a glass of Argentinian wine and some small bites, followed by a special performance of Latin American classical music. For more information on the program selections, please visit the River Forest Public Library Foundation website.
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Middle School Makers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Connect with Tech

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.
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Movers and Shakers

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join My Gym at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver. 
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Free Play Friday

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Play and learn as you explore engaging sensory stations. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.
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Middle School Gaming/Movie

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies will be rated G or PG.
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Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales was one of the most beloved figures around the world whose life and death were made highly public through the media. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her tragic death. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss her life, marriage, and motherhood, as well as her royal presence and death, which still remains controversial today. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.
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Coffee Monday

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee, breakfast snacks and conversation. Today, Abby Schmelling will give a presentation on genealogy using both Ancestry and Family Search. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn about things going on in the community. Coffee Mondays are supported by Blue Max Coffee and River Forest Township.
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Story Studio

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us each month for books, snacks, and an activity based on a different literary format. October will feature scary storytelling.
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Mother Goose Café

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.
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Middle School Makers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make a cool craft. Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Connect with Tech

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet, or personal computer? Would you like to explore better ways to connect electronically with family? Concerned about internet safety? Then join us for Connect with Tech, which helps beginner tech users in a small, intimate group setting. Bring your questions and devices, or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up, just drop in anytime during the session to learn.
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Evening Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
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Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver.
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Crochet Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
You may have been inspired by amazing creations on Pinterest, or the beautiful keepsake your granny made you, no matter your skill level, we’ll get you started and on the fast track to Etsy fame! New patterns available each month. Grades 5-12. October is Crochet 101, part 2
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Family Story Time

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Join us for story time and a snack. Ages birth-6 years with parent/caregiver.
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Middle School Gaming/Movie

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
River Forest Public Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies will be rated G or PG.
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