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.

Wednesdays 4/29-5/13, 10am

Designed for the total beginner through the intermediate home/personal user, we’ll provide supervised practice and answer your questions, in a casual and collaborative environment. Open to River Forest and Oak Park residents first. Space is limited- call us at 708-366-5205 ext 316 to sign up.

Contact the Adult & Teen Services Desk at 708-366-5205 ext 316 or reference@riverforestlibrary.org to sign up.

Book Discussion Groups

Wednesday, 6/10, 7:30 PM, Evening Book Discussion

Come for a discussion of Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson. Books are available for pick up from the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion date.

 Afternoon Book Discussion

Will Resume in Fall 2015

May Programs

Tuesday, 5/19, 10:30 AM, Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe

Interested in local history?  Join us by the fireplace and listen to local author Jane Morocco talk about her recently published book Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe. This program is presented as part of Celebrating Seniors Week.

Thursday, 5/21, 7:30 PM, The Chicago Music Scene of the 1960’s & 1970’s

Dean Milano shares photos, stories and music while talking about his book The Chicago Music Scene of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  This program is presented as part of Celebrating Seniors Week.

Tuesday, 5/26, 7 PM, Great Decisions Discussion Group

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to pick up the readings. There will be 8 issues discussed over 8 sessions.

 Click here for upcoming programs.