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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, 2/4, 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!

Wednesday, 2/11, 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!

Wednesday, 2/18, 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!

Wednesday, 2/25, 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, 2/4, 7:30 PM, Evening Book Discussion

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Wednesday, 2/11, 1:30 PM, Afternoon Book Discussion

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Wednesday, 2/25, 7 PM, Short Story Discussion Group

Short on time? Try a short story. Join us for a casual discussion of a short story. Copies of the story will be available for pick up from the Adult and Teen Services Desk one month before the discussion date

February  Programs-International Month

Monday, 2/2, 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.

Saturday, 2/7, 2 PM, Best Train Trips in Europe

Ever wanted to take a special train trip in Europe? Author/photographer/travel writer Don Heimburger tells about the magic of riding trains such as the Glacier Express, the high-speed Spanish AVE, and the Furka Steam Railway in the high Swiss Alps. Climb aboard as we journey down the tracks to a number of unique rail adventures in Europe.

Sunday, 2/8, 2 PM, Chocolate Extravaganza (joint Teen and Adult program)

Patrons ages 10 through adult are invited to the RFPL to have fun with chocolate.  We’ll have a chocolate tasting, learn some fun chocolate facts, and then make some delicious chocolate-covered treats to take home. We’ll close with some tasty hot chocolate.  Space is limited and registration is encouraged.

Tuesday, 2/10, 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.

Saturday, 2/14, 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, 2/24, 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.

 

 

 

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