This coming Saturday, at the River Forest Public Library, an opportunity for some mind & body wellness/serenity amidst what can be a frenzied holiday season.
Congratulations to Mann Elementary School fifth-graders Rae Kamenski, Claire Mamola and Keaton Tchang, who took home the top prize at the Reading Olympics regional competition at Oak Park Public Library on Dec. 6. 📚🪱🏆
Participants in Reading Olympics, which is a program open to fifth-graders, read nine books and first compete with their classmates by answering questions about the books. Winning teams from each school then have the opportunity to compete against their peers in River Forest District 90 Schools, St. Giles School, Grace Lutheran School and St. Luke School for a chance at the regional title.
Kudos to all of our participants, and a huge thank you to our teacher librarians and community partners Oak Park Public Library and River Forest Public Library for all the coordination, hard work and care that goes into this program!
As part of our continuing Coffee Mondays partnership with the River Forest Public Library...next Monday, December 5th, Israel Alaniz from Oak Street Health in Oak Park will talk about their services, including their Silver Sneaker Program at their clinic.
This coming Sunday, Nov. 20th, from 2 to 3 p.m., make it a colorful time at River Forest Public Library -- after all, coloring isn't just for kids and this activity has proven mental health benefits.
(No need to bring anything but your own creativity.)
Excited to partner with the River Forest Public Library on this upcoming event.
Hosted by the River Forest Public Library at Noon on Friday, Nov. 18th, come and enjoy "A Hard Day's Night," fully restored and with a post-movie discussion led by local film expert Jim Jacob.
(The latest in an ongoing partnership with River Forest Township.)
It's Native American Heritage Month, and we are partnering with the River Forest Public Library to bring "Journeying Through the American Indian Way of Life" on Sunday, Nov. 13th.
Ojibwa author Kimberly Sigafus shares what a typical day was like two centuries ago for an American Indian.
This Sunday, Nov. 6, we partner with the River Forest Public Library to bring "Historic Homes for America." The session is at 2 p.m. Led by museum educator Paul Neumann, tour these special places, from obscure to famous, and see how they reflect those who commissioned them.
Coloring isn't just for kids! Join the adult coloring club at the River Forest Public Library this Sunday from 2pm - 3pm
Studies have shown that coloring has mental health benefits; it's relaxing, fun, and an opportunity to socialize.
Not just for kids: Coloring benefits everyone, with mental health benefits for adults a well-established outgrowth of this relaxing, fun social activity.
Simply come at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16th & River Forest Public Library will furnish the materials in this program co-sponsored by River Forest Township.
Keeping active is such a key to keeping on top of your health -- on Saturday, Oct. 15th, join others as River Forest Public Library hosts Rhonda Fentry of Rhonda's Rhythms when she leads a chair yoga class.
Prior registration is required, and this session is co-sponsored by River Forest Township.
On Sunday, Oct. 9th at River Forest Public Library and sponsored by River Forest Township, learn from gardening maven Nina Koziol as she discusses shrubs, perennials and grasses for the home garden. This free session begins at 2 p.m.
Alban the cat couldn’t have known how his life would turn out as he lay abandoned in the snow that winter. But from the moment Sedu, a twelve-year-old foundling rescued him, it’s been a whirlwind of magic and adventure!
As members of the Tuath Dé, the two are able to understand each other and venture from their monastery home near the Skelligs to discover the history of their ancestors. Thanks to the guidance of Brother Barnabus and their new mentor Cullan, the pair use a magical key to pass through a hidden doorway into the land of the Tuath Dé. There they are tasked with finding Four Treasures gifted to man centuries ago.
With references to Ireland’s mystical places and magical folklore, Pam Henry has crafted a wonderful take on the legends for children.
About the author
Pam Henry is a children’s book author born in Bristol, now living in the wilds of Wiltshire with her husband and Bowie their Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
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, join us on September 15!
Collaboration for Early Childhood River Forest Public Library Forest Park Public Library Concordia University Chicago Sherri Duskey Rinker
Reminder! Meet-and-greet happening on September 15th.📚‼️ Meet Sherri Duskey Rinker, the author, and hear all about construction out on the farm! Kids, parents, caregivers and educators are welcome to attend.🐖🏗 Register here: https://bit.ly/3Rsxeqk
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