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What's cooking at the Library this June? Chef and author Kwame Onwuachi!
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Lake Forest Library eNewsletter
Avoid the summer slide ... Summer Reading has arrived!
EVENTS FOR EVERYONE
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Summer Reading for All Ages. Join your friends and neighbors to "read beyond the beaten path." Get started today at lakeforestlibrary.org/read.
Friends of the Lake Forest Library Children's Book Sale in the Library Foyer
Children's Book Sale: June 9–11. Brought to you by the Friends of Lake Forest Library ... Browse and purchase a wide selection of gently used, bargain‑priced children’s books, just in time for Summer Reading, road trips, and family vacations! Mark your calendar
Drop off Midwest Veterans Closet Donations at the Library
Donate to Midwest Veterans Closet: June 13–19. Drop off items in the Library Foyer for donation to Midwest Veterans Closet. We are collecting food, paper towels, sandwich bags, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, bleach, lotion, hand sanitizer, cat and dog food, and gift cards. See details
ADULT EVENTS
Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Author & Chef Kwame Onwuachi

An Evening with Author & Chef Kwame Onwuachi: Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 pm. Be inspired as Kwame Onwuachi discusses his exciting career in food, as chronicled in his bestselling memoir, "Notes from a Young Black Chef." A James Beard Award–winning chef, Onwuachi opened five restaurants before turning thirty, was a 2015 Top Chef contestant, and in 2021 became the youngest Executive Producer at Food & WineRegister today

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events.

Self-Compassion for Beginners: Saturday, June 25, 10:00–11:30 am. Gain practical skills to bring more self-compassion into your daily life, develop tools to handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Register today

Chicago Transit Hikes: Access Nature by train and bus with author Lindsay Welbers
Chicago Transit Hikes: Monday, June 27, 7:00 pm. Discover how to use public transportation to hike, camp, and enjoy natural spaces easily accessible from the Lake Forest area. Register today
Owls of Lake County presented by Lake County Forest Preserves
Owls of Lake County: Thursday, June 30, 7:00 pm. How many types of owls visit our Lake County backyards? Join us to examine the natural history and unique adaptations of owls that make them prime residents of our region. Register today
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TEEN EVENTS
Teen Volunteer Training for Grades 7–12
Teen Volunteer Training for Grades 7–12: Saturday, June 11, 2:00–4:00 pm -or- Thursday, June 16, 7:00–8:00 pm. Help hand out prizes, prepare materials for Library events, and assist during programs. Training will walk you through our sign-up process, volunteer expectations, and what each volunteer job entails. Register for one session today
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YOUTH EVENTS
Space Age Adventures for Ages 6+: Join us as we learn about space exploration and let our imaginations soar to new heights!
  • "Apollo 13" Movie Night
  • Astronauts in Training
  • Meet an Astronaut: Captain Jim Lovell
Register today for one or more events
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LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS
Learn a wide variety of languages more effectively through real-life situations and actual conversation. Get started today
How to use the Mango App
Explore More Illinois gives Lake Forest Library card holders instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theaters, and other fun and local cultural venues. Get started today

Items in the new Accessibility Collections for Youth and Adults are now available to borrow. The goal of the Accessibility Collections is to support Library users of all ages, abilities, and diverse learning and development needs to be successful in the Library and the community.

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