Park Forest Public Library Announces September Special Events

Butterfly festival
The “Butterfly Festival” on Sept. 8 is just one of the special events being held at the Park Forest Public Library in September (Source: Shutterstock)
Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—August 27, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser

The Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, has announced its Special Events for September.

September 8 at 1 p.m. – “Butterfly Festival”

Save the date for Park Forest Library’s annual fall festival. This year we’ve chosen one of our favorite creatures as a theme: Butterflies. Join us for a day of fun-filled activities, live music, and much more. Between face painting, hands-on crafts, and a special butterfly presentation and release, there will be activities for all ages to enjoy. This is an all ages event. No registration required – bring the whole family.

September 15 at 12:30 p.m. – “Life Ripples”

“I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center.” – Seamus Heaney. Join us as we debut our brand new book club, Life Ripples. Read with us and bring intention to small actions. This month we will be focusing on “Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea” by Anna Badkhen.

September 16 at 2 p.m. – “Book Talk with Arlene Burke”

Join us for a very special Book Talk featuring Olympia Fields author Arlene Burke. Burke’s book, “Nothin’ Like I Thought” is a creative nonfiction/memoir that brings a glimpse of a baby boomer’s life and those of her girlfriends through their experiences, thoughts and reflections while coming of age in the sixties. Join us as we discuss her collection of funny, inspirational vignettes based on real events and real people’s recollections of growing up and growing older.

September 22 at 11 a.m. – “Blooming Bulbs”

Spring bulbs are a nice touch for any landscape or garden. Due to the diversity with blooming times for different bulbs, they will add color to the scenery from January until June and beyond. Stop by The Lab for a special presentation featuring a master gardener who will discuss helpful tips and tricks to maintain blooming bulbs of your very own.

You can also find additional Library programs each week in the ‘In & Around Park Forest’ column featured in eNews Park Forest.

For additional information, or to register for an event call 708-748-3731 or visit