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Racing Extinction This Week at the Park Forest Library

Racing Extinction
See Racing Extinction this week at the Park Forest Public Library.

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Among many other things, learn about the early years of Park Forest during the Potpourri of Lectures series Thursday at 10:30 a.m. That’s for adults. For kids and teens? The week promises an almost endless list of activities. And on Thursday? Stop by for the movie Racing Extinction. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.


  • Monday, November 5, 2018 – 11:00 AM
  • Join us for an interactive storytime filled with stories, songs, sensory play, and socialization! Children of all abilities are welcome.
  • If your child has difficulty sitting thorugh one of our other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and activites might be just what you are looking for.

kids’ zone Science Club (Registration Required)

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Kids Zone / Ringering Room
  • ENERGY: Unleash the Potential

Take Charge of Your Health (Registration Required)

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 10:30 AM
  • Location: The Lab
  • Join this Age Options six-week interactive workshop to help individuals living with ongoing health conditions, learn new skills in self-management.

Drop-In Craft

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 12:30 PM
  • Drop in kids’ zone and see what we’re creating today!

kids Art Studio

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 3:30 PM
  • Drop-In and discover your inner artist with one of our guided projects.

PJ Story Time

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 6:00 PM
  • Join us for Pajama Storytime! Share special moments with your child through stories, crafts and more.

Friends of the Library Social

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 7:00 PM
  • Location: The Lab
  • The Friends of the Park Forest Library enhance and support the operations of the library. In order for the Friends to operate, we need you involved! You can sign up for membership by asking at the Patron Services or Info Zone … Read More

Baby Time

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 11:00 AM
  • Babies and their parents or caregivers are invited to read, sing and grow in this weekly story time. This program is geared toward babies 0 – 36 months with an accompanying adult.

Color Me Mine

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 3:30 PM
  • Travel to a world of relaxation for kids. loose yourself in patterns, curved flowers or even runaway stems. Color yourself Happy in our kids’ coloring circle.

Adult Coloring Circle

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Ringering Room
  • Drop in and unwind. Enjoy coloring and making new friends. All materials provided.

Potpourri of Lectures

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 10:30 AM
  • Location: Ringering Room
  • November 8th – “The Early Days of Park Forest : A Slide Show” Presenter: Jane Nicoll, co-founder of the Park Forest Historical Society.

Toddler Art

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 11:00 AM
  • Bring out your inner Picasso through art projects and more! Some art projects may involve painting.
  • Ages: 3yrs-5yrs

Drop-In Art Day

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 12:30 PM
  • Drop-In kids’ zone today to Explore & Create something special.

Comic Creations

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 3:30 PM
  • Be inspired to become a graphic Comic Creator! Each week explore way to create comic strips, books graphic and more!

Earth Wise Movie Night: “Racing Extinction”

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Ringering Room
  • “Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species.”

Digital Literacy Workshop: Microsoft Word Part II (Registration Required)

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Conference Room
  • Part II of the beginner’s guide to Microsfot Word. Registration Opens Sunday, October 7th @ 12:00 am

Drop-In Art Day

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 – 12:30 PM
  • Drop-In kids’ zone today to Explore & Create something special.

Teen Game Day

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 – 3:00 PM
  • Location: The Lab
  • Show off your competitive side with your friends! From board games to video games, there will be plenty of fun!

LEGO Builders

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 – 3:30 PM
  • Drop in and see if you have what it takes to make the best Lego creation.

Library is closed – Veterans’ day

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 (All day)