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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

2024-06-03 18:00:00 2024-06-03 21:00:00 America/Regina Summer Reading Kickoff Party The adventure begins at your library! Sign up for summer reading and join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt, popcorn, ice cream, and a live reptile show. LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom

Monday, June 03
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-03 18:00:00 2024-06-03 21:00:00 America/Regina Summer Reading Kickoff Party The adventure begins at your library! Sign up for summer reading and join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt, popcorn, ice cream, and a live reptile show. LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom

The adventure begins at your library! Sign up for summer reading and join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt, popcorn, ice cream, and a live reptile show.


AGE GROUP: | All ages |

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LSF Brookfield Library

Phone: 708-485-6917

Hours
We're closed Sunday July 28 due to Closed Sundays Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Mon, Jul 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed
(Closed Sundays Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
Mon, Jul 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed
(Closed Sundays Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)

About the branch

The Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library is located at the intersection of Grand and Park Avenue. It has 5 Study Rooms, 3 Meeting Rooms, an Editing Studio, and a Maker Studio.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 10:00am
LSF Brookfield Library
Join us for a walk and conversation. Meet at the Salt Creek Trail parking lot at 26th Street and Harrison Avenue in LaGrange Park, Grove #2 West. New faces welcome!
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 8:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Get ready for race day and make signs and decorations to cheer on the riders of the Cycle Brookfield Criterium.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Give your brain a workout with brain teasers, trivia, word games, and more. New faces welcome!

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for songs, books, rhymes, and more in this storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Explore your creativity and learn how to create 3D designs with Tinkercad. Some laptops available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own device. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us and decorate your bike for the Chicago Grit Family Fun Ride! Materials will be provided and walk-ins and new friends are always welcome.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a storytime and a fun craft. Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 24, All day
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Join us at the Library for all of the excitement of the Cycle Brookfield Criterium '24. We've got the coolest view of the race!

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a special bike race storytime. Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a magical Thursday morning storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Weekly book sorting.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
Join us for relay races, games, and competitions in the library's version of the Olympics.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Lift those shapes off your drawing paper by adding shadows. Give your drawn objects the illusion of depth and space using perspective.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
See live bats and learn about their benefits as well as the harm of light pollution. Presented by local Girl Scout Rebecca Roussin in partnership with Flying Fox Conservation,

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Off-Site
Adults 21+ are welcome to join Books & Brews Book Club. Participants will discuss books, socialize, and enjoy a fine brew each month at a different local establishment. New participants welcome.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Connect with other babies and their caregivers in our Classroom and enjoy a fun collection of toys and music. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Fri, Jul 26, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
This 45-minute seated class combines music and muscle toning moves to give you an overall energy boost! Registration is required, walk-ins welcome to observe.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Take some time to unwind on this Friday afternoon by playing some games with friends or making new ones!

Fri, Jul 26, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Painting and drawing and sculpting, oh my! Let's explore our imaginations and see what we can create. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Fri, Jul 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Jump into our D&D campaign! Registration encouraged; walk-ins and new friends welcome.

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
A look at the legendary Chicago night club and the stars who got their start there. Plus an encore showing of The Flip Wilson Show with guest stars George Carlin, Marty Feldman, and Stiller & Meara.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Toddle on in for stories, rhymes, playtime, and more in this storytime built for babies. Walk-ins and new friends welcome.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Have questions about your phone, tablet, or laptop computer? Need assistance with social media or library apps? Stop by and get one-one one help from a librarian. Walk-ins welcome!

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
More Maker Studio Magic! Join us to make a boho bird garland.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 9:00am - 10:00am
LSF Brookfield Library
Join us for a walk and conversation. Meet at the Salt Creek Trail parking lot at 26th Street and Harrison Avenue in LaGrange Park, Grove #2 West. New faces welcome!

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Join us for card games, board games, and conversation. New faces welcome!

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for songs, books, rhymes, and more in this storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a storytime and a fun craft. Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Practice your reading skills with dogs from the Hinsdale Humane Society. 10 minute time slots will be assigned.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ehlert Park
Join us and celebrate all things story! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 1:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
Join us for the fifth annual Library Battle of the Books between the La Grange, La Grange Park, Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield, and Thomas Ford Memorial libraries.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Calling all knitters, crochet enthusiast, embroidery gurus, quilting masters, and everybody that would like to join us for our monthly Guild Meeting. New faces welcome!

Wed, Jul 31, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
Children will learn basic yoga poses and calming techniques. Join yoga instructor and former kindergarten teacher Marianne Mohrhusen for some afternoon relaxation. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Wed, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a magical Thursday morning storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
Weekly book sorting.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Plant your own salad with the Green Thumb Club! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Join us to learn and discuss all things 3D printing and design! Open to all ages (under 12 with an adult). Registration encouraged; walk-ins and new faces welcome!

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us out on the patio with local author Abby Regan for a special book reading, coloring, and a meet and greet with her dog Oatmeal! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Build as far as your imagination will take you in this fun drop-in event the whole family will enjoy. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Toddle on in for stories, rhymes, playtime, and more in this storytime built for babies. Walk-ins and new friends welcome.

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
Learn the basics of yoga without getting down on the floor. Presented on Zoom by Susan Wilkens of Dancing Cranes. New participants welcome; Zoom information will be sent by email after registration.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
So many books! We are making a darling mini cloth book.

Mon, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow start the great Chicago fire? Did a goat curse the Chicago Cubs? Is Chicago incredibly windy? This presentation will answer these questions and many more.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:00am - 10:00am
LSF Brookfield Library
Join us for a walk and conversation. Meet at the Salt Creek Trail parking lot at 26th Street and Harrison Avenue in LaGrange Park, Grove #2 West. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Give your brain a workout with brain teasers, trivia, word games, and more. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for songs, books, rhymes, and more in this storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a storytime and a fun craft. Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Tue, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Complete your Maker Studio orientation by attending this introductory class! We'll cover procedures, reservations, machine operation, materials, and best practices!

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ehlert Park
Join us and celebrate all things story! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Calling all knitters, crochet enthusiast, embroidery gurus, quilting masters, and everybody that would like to join us for our monthly Guild Meeting. New faces welcome!

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Join us to make your own bubble tea themed slime. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Read the best in Sci-Fi & Fantasy and join a lively discussion! Copies of the book will be available on the Library's Holds Shelf. New participants are always welcome.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a magical Thursday morning storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Thu, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Weekly book sorting.

Thu, Aug 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for our first ever Library Olympics! Try your hand at indoor and outdoor Olympic games and crafts.

Thu, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Join us to discuss important and/or entertaining non-fiction books. Copies of the book are available at the Holds Shelf. New participants welcome.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
Join us for a dance party in our downstairs meeting room. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Fri, Aug 09, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
This 45-minute seated class combines music and muscle toning moves to give you an overall energy boost! Registration is required, walk-ins welcome to observe.

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us in the library and play Roblox with friends. Some laptops available for use but participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Fri, Aug 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Jump into our D&D campaign! Registration encouraged; walk-ins and new friends welcome.

Fri, Aug 09, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us every other month for a fun experiment. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us to learn about cybersecurity, computer science, and how to be safe online. Learn new skills each month. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Toddle on in for stories, rhymes, playtime, and more in this storytime built for babies. Walk-ins and new friends welcome.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
Learn the basics of yoga without getting down on the floor. Presented on Zoom by Susan Wilkens of Dancing Cranes. New participants welcome; Zoom information will be sent by email after registration.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Have questions about your phone, tablet, or laptop computer? Need assistance with social media or library apps? Stop by and get one-one one help from a librarian. Walk-ins welcome!

Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Join us monthly in person or on Zoom to chat about a variety of books all focused on women. This month we are reading Last Summer On State Street by Toya Wolfe. New participants are always welcome!

Tue, Aug 13, 9:00am - 10:00am
LSF Brookfield Library
Join us for a walk and conversation. Meet at the Salt Creek Trail parking lot at 26th Street and Harrison Avenue in LaGrange Park, Grove #2 West. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Join us for card games, board games, and conversation. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for songs, books, rhymes, and more in this storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Come join us for some fascinating local history! Learn about F. D. Cossitt, the former slave owner who founded La Grange. Presented by Chicago State University Archivist Kheir Fakhreldin.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a storytime and a fun craft. Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Join us to view and discuss critically acclaimed foreign and independent films.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 13 2024 at 6:30pm

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
New to using PCs? Sign up for this introductory class to find out the basics of using a Microsoft Windows computer!

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ehlert Park
Join us and celebrate all things story! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Wed, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Join us to make a beautiful watercolor creation. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Welcome to True Crime Club, where we discuss all things True Crime. This month, we will watch the film Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father detailing the life and death of Andrew Bagby.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a magical Thursday morning storytime! Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Weekly book sorting.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Connect with other babies and their caregivers in our Classroom and enjoy a fun collection of toys and music. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Fri, Aug 16, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
It's back! Join us after hours for gaming of all kinds and pizza! Children

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Celebrate Hitchcock's birth month with a screening of The Thirty Nine Steps and an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Sat, Aug 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Explore the possibilities with this popular precision cutting machine.

Mon, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library
Learn the basics of yoga without getting down on the floor. Presented on Zoom by Susan Wilkens of Dancing Cranes. New participants welcome; Zoom information will be sent by email after registration.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Maker Studio
Come to our Maker Studio and learn a new technique in this altered book class. We are featuring the eyelet setter. This tool allows us to add more features to our junk journals and altered books.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
Chef Susan Maddox will demonstrate how to prepare pies, tarts, and crisps. Samples will be provided. Registration is required.

Tue, Aug 20, 9:00am - 10:00am
LSF Brookfield Library
Join us for a walk and conversation. Meet at the Salt Creek Trail parking lot at 26th Street and Harrison Avenue in LaGrange Park, Grove #2 West. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Give your brain a workout with brain teasers, trivia, word games, and more. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 20, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 1
Choose a recipe from a pre-selected book and bring it in to share. Copies will be available on the Library's hold shelf. New faces welcome!

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Explore your creativity and learn how to create 3D designs with Tinkercad. Some laptops available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own device. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Explore different open-ended sensory stations. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Wed, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Calling all knitters, crochet enthusiast, embroidery gurus, quilting masters, and everybody that would like to join us for our monthly Guild Meeting. New faces welcome!

Wed, Aug 21, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Whole Meeting Room
Join this dance party full of fitness fun. Move and groove to Latin American, hip-hop, and pop music. Please note: gym shoes are required for this event. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Wed, Aug 21, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Draw, color, and create your own comic strips. Walk-ins and new friends welcome!

Thu, Aug 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Meeting Room 2
Weekly book sorting.

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
LSF Brookfield Library - Classroom
Join us for a special adventurous evening storytime out on the lawn. Walk-ins and new friends always welcome.