Upcycled Ornaments

December 1–15

At Lake Bluff Public Library

Get into the environmental spirit this holiday season! Drop in to create a variety of paper ornaments made from upcycled materials. Instructions and materials provided.

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Teen Crafts: Book Art Ornaments

Thursday, December 6
7:00 pm

At Lake Bluff Public Library

Bring your friends and have a fun evening creating recycled DIY book art ornaments you can give as a gift to your friends and family or hang in your window. All materials provided.

Adventure on the High Seas! movie series
At Lake Forest Library

In the Heart of the Sea

Sunday, January 6
2:00 pm

The Perfect Storm

Sunday, January 20
2:00 pm

The Finest Hours

Sunday, February 17
2:00 pm

Deep Freeze movie series
At Lake Bluff Public Library

Big Miracle

Wednesday, January 9
7:00 pm

March of the Penguin

Wednesday, January 23
7:00 pm

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Green Energy at Home

Thursday, January 24
7:00 pm

At Lake Forest Library

Learn how to decode your gas and electric bills, discover available incentives to improve you home’s efficiency and take advantage of cheaper off-peak rates, and decode state policies for installing solar on private homes. Register today!

Prairie, Forest, Lake, Ravine: Our Community’s Relationship with its Environment

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, February 12
7:00 pm

At Lake Forest Library

Lake Forest Open Lands Association is a leader in the protection and stewardship of ecologically and culturally significant landscape in our region. Learn more as LFOLA president John Sentell recaps the history of the organization and describes current programs and preserves, including the remarkable restoration of McCormick Ravine. Register today!

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Craft Supply Swap

At Lake Bluff Public Library, Spruth Room

Drop off
Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 am–8:00 pm
Thursday, January 31, 10:30 am–6:00 pm

Friday, February 1, 10:30 am–4:00 pm

Calling all crafters! Declutter your craft rooms and supply closets and swap your "no-longer-need" and "have-too-many" items with your crafty neighbors. You'll walk away with free, new-to-you supplies and a clean conscience after diverting things from the landfill.

Donate clean, usable, and good quality supplies including fabric, sewing/embroidery thread and notions, beads, rubber stamps, scrapbooking items, craft kits, craft instruction books, patterns, stencils, yarn and knitting needles. Any leftover items will be donated to local charities and preschools.

“I’m Lost Without You”
Valentine Cards

Thursday, February 28
2:00 pm

At Lake Forest Library

Bring the whole family to craft homemade Valentine’s Day cards using maps. Let your seafaring sweetheart or family member know that you’d be lost without them. Register today!


Make an Eco-friendly Recycled Notebook

At Lake Bluff Public Library

Wednesday, February 20
1:30 pm

Learn to hand stitch bindings and use repurposed materials to create an eco-friendly notebook. All materials provided. Register today!

Deep Freeze Read Book Discussion

Thursday, February 28
2:00 pm

At Lake Forest Library

Join Lake Bluff and Lake Forest library staff to discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes in preparation for Dan Egan’s visit to Lake Forest on March 6!

Check out a copy of the book today:

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Interview with the Author

Wednesday, March 6
1:00 pm

At Lake Forest College

Environmental Studies professor Glenn Adelson interviews reporter and author Dan Egan. Students and the public are welcome to attend.

An Evening with Dan Egan

Wednesday, March 6
7:00 pm

At Gorton Community Center

Susie Hoffman, Director of Education at Lake Forest Open Lands, interviews Dan Egan, followed by a book signing. If you don’t already have a copy, Lake Forest Book Store will be on site selling books after the interview. Register today!

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