Saturday, June 21, 2008

Juggling Workshop - June 21st

Today the River Forest Library was glad to welcome Mike Vondruska to teach us all about juggling.

First he taught us how to balance feathers on our hands, our fingers, and even our faces!

He also taught us how to juggle scarves!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lunch on the Lawn with the OPRF Huskies

Today the River Forest Library held it's first Lunch on the Lawn and our guests today were Drew Golz and Mike Studer from the OPRF baseball team. This year the Huskies were 2nd in the state so we were excited to meet the pitcher and the catcher of the team.

Mike & Drew spent a lot of time answering everyone's questions about baseball. We found out that they are both big Chicago Cubs fans and both have great memories of attending the game.

Mike also taught us the signals that the catcher and the pitcher use when he is behind the plate.

At the end of the lunch Mike & Drew signed autographs for everyone who made it out. Thanks to everyone who came to the picnic and a big thanks to the OPRH Huskie players!
Join us every Wednesday at noon during Summer Reading for lunch with local athletes!

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Summer Reading has officially kicked out at the River Forest Public Library. On Monday we held a kick-off party on the lawn with a Poetry in Motion performance by Bill Buczinsky. It was a great time and thanks to everyone who came out and also everyone who has signed up for Summer Reading so far.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Summer Reading Starts June 16!
It runs from June 16th through July 25th. Sign up, read and win prizes. There is also lots of special events going on including a juggling workshop, Pajama storytimes, Contests and much much more! Stop in and sign up for a fun filled summer at your library!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

About a Book - Blow Out the Moon

In Blow Out the Moon, author Libby Kopponen has written a novel based on her own experiences as a young girl moving from America to London in the 1950s. Spunky young Libby struggles with the many changes, dreary weather, and her new school where students and teachers treat her cruelly. When Libby is sent to a boarding school in the English countryside, however, her luck takes a turn for the better, and the novel starts to pick up as well. Readers will enjoy tales of Libby's and her friends' adventures at school, including horse back rides and a midnight picnic feast broken up by the headmistress. Kopponen even includes pictures and memorabilia from her experiences with captions - kind of like a scrapbook.

If you're interested in England and the English, or if you like boarding school stories like Roald Dahl's Boy or even the Harry Potter series, you might want to check this one out!