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April at your Library means awesome authors, Earth Month, Poetry Month, and more!
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Lake Forest Library eNewsletter
The Library is closed Sunday, April 17. 
EVENTS FOR EVERYONE
Celebrating Earth Month all April event image
Earth Month: April 1–30. The City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest Library, Gorton, Parks & Rec, Elawa Farm, Lake Forest Open Lands, and Green Minds are celebrating Earth Day with a month of eco‑friendly activities. The theme this year is "Act for Earth." For details, visit lakeforestlibrary.org/earth.
Give Us Your Best Haiku! Create a haiku, Unleash the poet in you, We'll love it, it's true! event image
Poetry Month Challenge: Submissions due April 30. Starting April 1, celebrate National Poetry Month with us by writing a haiku, a 3-line poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. All ages can stop by the Children's or Reference Desk to pick up special paper for writing your original haiku, then we'll display it and enter you in a drawing for a chance to win a gift card to Lake Forest Book Store. 
ADULT EVENTS
An Evening with Author Maxine Bédat: Monday, April 4, 7:00–8:30 pm. Lake Forest and Lake Bluff libraries are proud to present this year's Read Between the Ravines signature author event. Join us for a compelling conversation between marketing professor and Rotary member Ron Hirasawa and author Maxine Bédat about her book "Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment." Register today

Discover the Margot McMahon Collection: Sunday, April 10, 2:00–3:00 pm. Through interpreting gifts of art from her father and articles written by her mother, internationally‑acclaimed sculptor and author Margot McMahon discovered the untold family stories of five generations of her artistic Lake Forest family. Hear how she researched, wrote, and came to publish her trilogy of books about her family in Chicago and Ireland. Register today

Illinois Libraries Present, An Evening with Nick Offerman & Jeff Tweedy event image
Illinois Libraries Present ... An Evening with Nick Offerman & Jeff Tweedy: Wednesday, April 27, 7:00–8:00 pm. Join us for actor/humorist/woodworker Nick Offerman in conversation with musician/hiking buddy Jeff Tweedy.

Best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the hit TV series Parks and Recreation, actor and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman, originally from Minooka, Illinois, discusses his newest book, "Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside."

Register today

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.
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TEEN EVENTS
Teen Book Group Breakfast & Books Edition for Grades 5–12 featuring "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys event image
Teen Book Group for Grades 5–12: Saturday, April 9, 11:00 am–Noon. Weather permitting, join us in the Library courtyard as we snack on delicious breakfast treats and talk about "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys. Register today
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YOUTH EVENTS
Pajama Storytime for Ages 2–6 with a Caregiver event image
Pajama Storytime for Ages 2–6 with a Caregiver: Wednesday, April 13, 6:30–7:00 pm. Wear your pajamas at the Library while we enjoy stories, songs, and activities. Register today
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LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS
Collection Connection: Takeout Tech image

Takeout Tech: Lake Forest Library residents can borrow from a variety of equipment to keep you entertained, elevate your creativity, or help you convert and archive older technologies. Visit the shelves in the Rotunda or place a hold at lakeforestlibrary.org/tot.

Service Spotlight: Resources for Businesses, Nonprofits, & Job Seekers image
Your Lake Forest Business Librarian has gathered information and resources to help you start a business, develop your entrepreneurial skills, find a job, and more. Explore it all at lakeforestlibrary.org/biz.
Resource of the Month: LinkedIn Learning image

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