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, 12/2-12/16, 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, 12/9, 1:30 PM, Afternoon Book Discussion

Come for a discussion of A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Marra. Books are available for pick up from the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date.

December Programs

Sunday, 12/6, 2 PM, Holiday Jazz Concert with the James Callen Trio

Get in the spirit of the season and join us for a musical afternoon! The James Callen Trio will expand your holiday horizons with lively interpretations of favorite seasonal classics.

Monday, 12/7, 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.

 Click here for upcoming prgrams.