By Kristin Ashley
Media Lab Assistant and Technology Instructor We wish you a Merry Holiday Season! Even though we are all sheltering at home, we can still celebrate the holidays with thoughtful tech gifts that will surely earn you a virtual hug. To assist you in your shopping, I chose a v...
Your Lake Forest librarians did a whole lot of reading this year, and these are their favorites! Interested in any of these? Put them on hold online or give us a call and we will place the books in the Foyer for you to pick up! What were your favorite books this year? FICTION Transce...Read More
Due to the rapid rise in cases of COVID-19 in Lake County and surrounding areas, the Lake Forest Library building will be closed to the public for all services other than Foyer Pickup starting Monday, November 23. The Library is taking this action with the guidance of the Illinois Department of ...Read More
Here are hints for Talkin' Turkey and Mission Nutrition. Lock combos at end of post. HINTS FOR TALKIN’ TURKEY TEXT: The words for this joke message are mixed up. The answer is a pun. DIRECTION: Find the path the turkey needs to take to exit the maze and keep track of the directi...Read More
The Willoughbys Return by Lois Lowry Thirty years after their disappearance, the previously frozen Willoughbys have thawed out and returned from the Alps, to the consternation of their children and grandchildren Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson/Kwame Alexander Fictionaliz...Read More
Join Art Miller on a tour of the library's art collection including the Children's Library, the Rotunda, the Friends Reading Room, the Reference Annex, and the Business Collection. Considered one of the city's civic jewels, the library and its art collection reflect the historic character of Lake...Read More
by Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant and Technology Instructor
November 13, 2020 Steve Jobs once said, "Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think." He didn't quite elaborate on that, but I wanted to explore it a bit further....
Send us your favorite family cookie recipe! The Library will compile all the collected recipes into an online and print booklet for you to enjoy this holiday season and for years to come. You can also include a short story about why this recipe is special to your family if you’d like. Submit y...Read More
Thank you to everyone who voted in our Book Character showdown! We're delighted to announce that PETE THE CAT defeated the Cat in the Hat and HARRY POTTER bested Percy Jackson. We hear that the Cat in the Hat and Percy Jackson conceded graciously. What's next? We hope you vote on our librar...Read More
Congratulations to A.J. Bullough for winning the 2020 Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale Writing Contest! A.J. Bullough is a physician and writer who is preparing her first novel, "Mannequin Morgue." She currently lives in Lake Forest with her family and makes regular visits home to England, covid-permittin...Read More
FICTION: There There by Tommy Orange Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly ...Read More
By Michelle Doshi 10-30-2020 In case you are someone looking to escape into an epic that just keeps going and going and going and going, this blog is for you. Below you will find Sci Fi, Fiction, and Fantasy epics that are large in scope, often involve war, with heroes, villains,...Read More