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This Week’s Special Programs 11/23/-11/29

Join us this coming week of Sunday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 29th for the following special programs.

Monday, November 24th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Parenthesis Parent Workshop: Self Confidence and Our Kids
A positive sense of self is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child. Children with high self-esteem feel loved and competent and develop into happy, productive people. Parents will discuss and develop ideas on building the foundation of a child’s well-being and self-confidence, presented by Reisha Williams, LCPC. For parents of Children 0-6 years. Childcare provided by Parenthesis will be available in the Children’s Room. No registration required.

Tuesday, November 25th, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm – Game Day
Challenge a friend or sibling to a fun board game. Games will be available all day in the Children’s Room. No registration required.

Wednesday, November 26th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Game Day
Challenge a friend or sibling to a fun board game. Games will be available all day in the Children’s Room. No registration required.

Thursday, November 27th, Library Closed for Tahnksgiving
Here at the River Forest Public Library we are all very thankful for the wonderful community that we are a part of. Thank you for everything!thanksgiving-closed-image

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Winter is coming!

All of the sudden winter is upon us a month sooner than most of us expected. With highs of below-freezing temperatures being reported this week, here are a few things to keep in mind when heading outside.snowflake

Adults and children should wear:

  • a hat
  • a scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth
  • sleeves that are snug at the wrist
  • mittens (they are warmer than gloves)
  • water-resistant coat and shoes
  • several layers of loose-fitting clothing

Be sure the outer layer of your clothing is tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce body-heat loss caused by wind. Wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton. Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body rapidly. Excess perspiration will increase heat loss, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.

This list was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information on dealing with extreme or unexpected cold visit their website http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/faq.asp

 


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This Week’s Special Programs 11/16-11/22

Join us this coming week of Sunday, November 16th through Saturday, November 22nd for the following special programs.

Monday, November 17th, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – PJ Story Time
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Thursday, November 20th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am – Parenthesis On the Go
Join experts from Parenthesis in the Children’s Room to do a fun activity and learn about their services. No registration required.

IMG_2201Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks
will be provided. For kids in Grades K-2. Registration required, to register click here.

Saturday, November 22nd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. For kids in Grades 3-5. Registration required, to register click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Thank you to our Veterans!

“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”

Thank you to those who serve our country.

The City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony was held on November 11 at Soldier Field.

The City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony was held on November 11 at Soldier Field.

You can learn more about Veteran’s Day by clicking here.


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World Science Day for Peace and Development

In 2001 UNESCO declared November 10th World Science Day. The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. Let us know about your favorite field of science next time you’re in the Children’s Room.


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This Week’s Special Programs 11/09-11/15

Join us this coming week of Sunday, November 9th through Saturday, November 15th for the following special programs.

 

Sunday, November 9th, 2:00 pm – DiaryWimpyKid3:00 pm – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party
Celebrate the newest book in the series with games, activities, and a Wimpy Kid trivia contest. For kids in grades 2-4. Registration required, to register click here.

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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