Monday, October 26, 2009

Win a trip to the circus!

Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee enjoy Family Fireside Halloween!

Thanks for visiting the River Forest children's room weblog. More pictures of this year's Family Fireside Halloween are posted below!

To enter to win four tickets to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, please leave a comment to this post with a good kids book recommendation by Friday, November 13th. Kids and adults are welcome to participate; please, one entry per family. (You can leave as many book recommendations in your comment as you like, though!)

Leave your first and last name in the comment, please, so we can enter you in the raffle and contact you if you are a winner!

Family Fireside, 2009

Thanks to all who came out to this year's Family Fireside Halloween party. You made it a great event! Scroll down to view pictures of all the fabulous costumed young people enjoying the games, stories, marionette show, crafts, and more!

Jackson and Miles scare the pants off passer-by!

Cleoopatra and friends.

Cowgirl was all smiles!

Listening to scary stories...

And not so scary stories...

Puppeteer Dave Herzog performs Captain Cranky and His Crew: A Pirate Adventure!

Dave Herzog with another of his marvelous marionettes.



Scooby-Doo makes a sitting jack-o-lantern with the help of our wonderful volunteer Delilah.

Volunteer extraordinaire Cirese helps with owl puppet creations!

Winnie the Pooh makes an owl puppet.

Library Director Sophia Anastos chats with a young patron.

Blaise and Miss Ellen duke it out for the buried treasure!

Superman and a Ballerina play some games.

Storm trooper bowling.

Baby stegosaurus!


Batman enjoys the bean bag toss.
Thanks again for joining us!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Fireside Halloween is almost here!

This Friday, October 23rd, at 7:00 p.m., come to our annual Family Fireside Halloween bash! This year we are partnering with the River Forest Park District to bring you this fun family event, with something for everyone.

Highlights include:

7:00 p.m. Not so Scary Storytime

7:30 p.m. Scary Storytelling

8:00 p.m. Marionette Show by Dave Herzog

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hay Rides and a bonfire outside in the park!

This is a free event, no registration is necessary. We hope to see you there, come in costume if you can!