Author Jane Morocco: "Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe"

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet River Forest author Jane Morocco and see vintage photographs from her book, Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe

The Italianate mansion that is now Trailside Museum was built in 1874 by Abraham Hoffman, a Chicago businessman. Four years later, the Hoffmans established a ladies' seminary for upper-class young women; the mansion later became a boarding school for wayward boys.
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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Practice ACT Test

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Register now. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Mess Hall: Cosplay 101

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
This week: Meet
other fans and get some Cosplay tips! Learn how to sew your costume, pose,
apply special FX makeup and create a prop to complete your character's outfit.
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Mess Hall: Asimov's Third Thursday

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 

This week: Make your very own simple robot! Ok, so it's not likely to need
Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, but it's up to you to decide how closely
you want to follow the rules .

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Mess Hall: Teens Only

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Mess Hall: Teens Only

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Mess Hall: Teens Only

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Tech Club: "Stranger Than Fiction"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a two-part program as we delve into the question, "What's Your Story?"

In this first part, we will be watching "Stranger Than Fiction" (2006, 113 minutes), a film based in Chicago that takes an innovative look at this question.

In part two of the program on November 1, we'll dive further into this question with an hands-on exercise: creating a digital photograph collage.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Parent Workshop: Screen Smart Parenting

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Librarian Miss Anne will talk about the latest research on how to promote literacy in your home using screens with young children and discover the best digital library resources and tools. Best for parents of kids up to age 6. Adult registration necessary.

Childcare available upon request.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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