Library Board Vacancy

A position on the Park Forest Library Board of Trustees is now vacant until the next election, which will be held in April 2021. The Park Forest Public Library Board is currently accepting applications from Park Forest residents for the vacant Trustee position. Applications must be submitted no later than May 25, 2019, to Sevena Merchant, President, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466, or emailed to

Link to Application


Upcoming Events

Zumba GoldMon, May 20th - 9:00 AM
TEEN Monday Craft-a-NoonMon, May 20th - 3:30 PM
Art in the AfternoonMon, May 20th - 3:30 PM
TEEN Color Me ADVENTUROUS!Tue, May 21st - 3:30 PM

Resident Appreciation Month Events

RSVP Today! All events are FREE, however, space is limited!

June 1st - Outdoor Game Night (5PM - 8 PM; On the Green, 349 Main Street)

Come on, Come all. Bring your friends and family for an evening of games: Minute to Win It, Escape Room, Scavenger Hunt, and much more. Just come out and have some fun. If it rains, the backup location will be indoor, Village Hall Boardroom, 350 Victory Drive. Sponsored by: Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Public Library. More Information

June 7th - Paint n' Sip, (7 PM; Artistic Flow, 349 Main Street)

Let's get together and share an evening of wine and art in a relaxed setting. Guided by a professional artist, you will work to create a masterpiece that is suitable for framing. The goal is to open up and enjoy an evening of creative expression, no previous experience necessary. Sponsored by: Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Public Library. Register Here

June 12th - Community BBQ (6 PM - 8:30 PM; On the Green, 349 Main Street)

June 15th - Job Fair (10AM - 2PM; Village of Park Forest, 350 Victory Drive)

Bring plenty of resumes. Please no jeans or gym shoes. Be prepared to interview on-site. Sponsored by: Village of Park Forest and Commission on Human Relations

June 22nd - Food & Wine Crawl

How would like to try new foods, wine, enjoy great music and meet new people all at the same time? We are having four venue host different taste bud with a twist, all in one day. This event is free, but space is limited. Call and reserve your spot today. Locations will be revealed upon registration. Sponsored by: Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Public Library

June 27th - Diverse Taste of Park Forest (1PM - 6PM; On the Green, 349 Main Street)

Come out and hear different music, taste foods, and enjoy activities from a variety of cultures. Sponsored by: Village of Park Forest and Commission on Human Relations

June 28th - Appetizers and a Play at the Theatre (Reception 7 PM; Play Starts 8 PM; Theatre 47, 371 Artists Walk)

Join us for a night with Theatre 47 for debut of their play, "Steele Magnolia." First 50 registrants free; next 50, $10, and the renaming $25. Seats limited. Call for your tickets today. Sponsored by: Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Public Library

June 29 - Dancing Under the Stars with House Music

Calling all "House Heads." This year we will have: DJ Mike Lowe and Lil' John from 106.3; DJ Mickey Calvin; DJ Debonair and DJ Flick, on the turn table, spinning it up for you. Get ready for a night of dancing and just fun.

Call (708)-283-5621 for more information or to RSVP for most events



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Director Barbara Osuch's LibraryLife

“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to discover those jewels––that's creative living.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert,  Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

I hope that many of you visit the new “Hidden Gems” display in the New Book area—you may find a book that you missed when it was “new” or a title that is worth a second glance.  Aside from books, some of my favorite hidden gems are flowering bulbs. The garden centers are full of discounted (after-Easter) flowering bulbs right now: they add a wonderful pop of spring color inside your home, and then you can plant them in your garden for a wonderful array of spring color for next year, and the year after that…Flowering bulbs are the best kind of hidden gems: they remain buried in the earth, and catch you by surprise when they reappear each year.

Join us for Bloomin’ Bulbs on May 23 @ 6:30 PM, and learn how flowering bulbs add color to your garden from early spring to late fall. 

Seeds may be the most hidden gems of all: a mighty oak grows from a tiny acorn.  On May 14 @ 2 PM, join us for the kick-off of our New Seed Library, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. During the Make & Take activity you will learn how to grow lettuce and herbs in a sandwich bag.

Most smiles are started by another smile!



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