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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, 3/4, 10 AM, Computer Learning Lab

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, others welcome when space permits.Space is limited, contact the library 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, 3/4, 7:30 PM, Evening Book Discussion

Great Dames: what I learned from older women by Marie Brenner

Wednesday, 3/11, 1:30 PM, Afternoon Book Discussion

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

March Programs

Monday, 3/2, 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.

Tuesday, 3/10, 7 PM, Great Decisions

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 check out a briefing book. There will be 8 issues discussed over 8 sessions.

Thursday, 3/12, 6:30 PM, International Cheese Tasting program with Whole Foods Market River Forest

Come to the Library to educate your palate about cheeses of the world with Whole Foods Market of River Forest. Yes, there will be samples provided!

Saturday, 3/14, 2 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.  Visit our website, www.rflib.org, for upcoming film title information.

Tuesday, 3/24, 7 PM, Great Decisions

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 check out a briefing book. There will be 8 issues discussed over 8 sessions.

 

 Click here for upcoming programs.