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From the Director

“Your Journey Starts Here”
Having been identified as a “Learning Library” we are delighted that this motto not only inspires you, our lovely patrons, but also our own staff. Read on…

Ballet Story Time

Thursday, 7/24, 2-3 PM
Dance over to the Library for fun ballet stories and activities. Registration is required. For kids ages 4-6.

Chicago’s Movers and Shakers

Thursday, 7/24, 7 PM
The Colonel, Bertha, Ada and Minna, “The Everleigh Sisters”, and Hizzoner, are just a few of the larger than life “Movers and Shakers” that made Chicago, Chicago. See them come alive in this presentation by Hy Speck, teacher, docent, tour guide, and historian.

Halloween in July!

Wednesday, 7/30, 8-9:30 PM
If you are counting down the days until Halloween, don’t miss Halloween in July at the RFPL. Come (in costume if you wish) for spooky stories, ghoulish snacks, creepy crafts and more! For kids entering grades 6-9.

Museum Adventure Pass

Stop by the library to check out a pass to local area attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Lego Land and more, with your library card! Learn more at www.museumadventure.org