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Hot Weather Supply Drive

The Hot Weather Drive will run from June 1-30. Summer weather can be especially hard on people experiencing housing instability. The Forest Park Public Library provides resources including toiletry supplies and food through the Comfort Cabinet and Little Free Pantry.…

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Native Gardening Resources

Resources presented at the Native Gardening Workshop held on March 7 with the Forest Park Garden Club. Chicago Region Invasive Plants Forest Park Invasive Trees Native Gardening Definitions & General Notes Native Plant Guide Native Gardening Presentation West Cook Wild…

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Reframing Aging Storytelling Showcase

When older adults gift us their stories, the wise and creative energy invigorates the whole community with new ideas and momentum, moving us forward into a more compassionate, healthy, and supportive society.  Come be inspired by what getting older can…

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Craft Supply Swap

Join us for a craft supply swap on Sunday, March 17 from 2-4 pm! Sign up Have craft supplies you no longer need? Looking for some new supplies for a project? Join the Library for a craft supply swap!  Drop off…

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Show Your Library Card, Get a Zoo Pass

Beginning December 8, the Library is holding a special incentive for Forest Park Public Library cardholders. Stop by the Library anytime during open hours and show your valid Forest Park Public Library card to a staff member at the Info…

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Veterans Day 2023

Happy Veterans Day! According to the US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day is "A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good." See the full history…

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Freedom to Read Rally

In 1953, the American Library Association (ALA) came together with literary leaders around the United States to condemn attacks on free expression by creating the Freedom to Read Statement. The statement begins with: “The freedom to read is essential to…

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Banned Books Week

Celebrate your right to read during Banned Books Week (October 1-7) with a fun day at the Library! On Sunday, October 1 we invite the community to come together for a rally. Stop by beginning 2 pm to make signs,…

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