Programs for Adults

View the Online Library Program Calendar to find out more about upcoming events. You can view program descriptions, sort by audience and age, and sign up online for programs that require registration.

The River Forest Public Library offers targeted programs to meet community needs and interests as identified in our Strategic Plan. In planning and carrying out its sponsored programs, the Library aspires to meet the standards set forth in the Library Bill of Rights. The Library also recognizes that the resources available for the sponsorship of programs are limited and the selection, planning and implementation of Library sponsored programs ultimately rests in the discretion of the Library’s professional staff.

The library reserves the right to restrict program attendance. Programs may be cancelled, in advance or the day of, if minimum attendance is not met or due to unforeseeable circumstances.

Computer Classes

The purpose of providing technology education at the River Forest Public Library is to promote lifelong learning, equal access and enrichment through the use of technology, in support of the mission of the River Forest Public Library.

Computer Learning Labs

Get more comfortable using a computer and the internet in a casual and collaborative environment.  This lab is designed for the total beginner through the intermediate home/personal user.  Space is limited, sign up required. We will take walk-ins on lab days if space is available. You may also bring your own laptop.

Wednesday, 9/2-9/30, 10-11:30 AM, Computer Learning Lab

Come and learn in a casual and collaborative environment! Bring your questions or just come to learn the basics.  Designed for the total beginner through intermediate home/personal user. No need to sign up, drop in and use one of our laptops or bring your own.

Book Discussion Groups

Wednesday, 9/2, 7:30 PM, Evening Book Discussion

Come for a discussion of A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki . Books are available for pick up from the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date.

Wednesday, 9/9, 1:30 PM, Afternoon Book Discussion
Come for a discussion of. Books are available for pick up from the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date.

September Programs

Thursday, 9/10, 7 PM, Style over 60

River Forest resident Chris Hauri presents Style over 60, fun and practical tips on colors, style and shopping. This program is held in partnership with the River Forest Township as part of our series, Let’s Celebrate Seniors All Year Long.

Saturday, 9/12, 1 PM, Foreign Film Forum

Head to the River Forest Library for a free viewing of a foreign film on our big screen.  Screenings are held on the second Saturday afternoon of each month.  Join us in September for

Monday, 9/14, 10-11 AM, Coffee Monday

Come to the library on the first Monday morning of every month for coffee, breakfast snacks and conversation. 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.

Wednesday, 9/23, 7 PM, My College Planning Team
Parents of high school students – it’s never too early to begin planning for college. Experienced professionals will share their knowledge and expertise to guide you in your family’s college search, selection and funding. Learn to significantly reduce the cost of college and still attend the college of your choice. Discover creative, little-known ways to pay for college. Learn how to find the best-fit college for your child. Registration required, please visit the link below to register.

Sunday, 9/27, 2 PM, Syria

In Syria today a vast Civil War is displacing millions. Against this bleak background, Bill Helmuth will personally take you to the cities, including Damascus, the grand Mosques, exotic outdoor markets, ancient Christian citadels and crusader castles, to explore this fascinating culture.

 Click here for upcoming programs.