The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Established in 1905, the River Forest Public Library is now part of the shared Suburban Library System catalog SWAN. Traditional library programs such as our fireside chats, storytimes, and summer reading programs are still popular, however, we continue to develop and expand our program offerings, providing special programs for children such as our popular annual Family Fireside Halloween program, our Teen Comics Club, and the addition of computer classes. Modern library resources offered include computers, DVD’s,  Kindles and iPods.

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Centennial Activities

Sunday, November 8, 2009 2:00pm to 3:30pm

No Little Plans: The Roads of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago

River Forest Public Library

Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago was created in 1909. Transportation Historian Dave Clark will tell the story of the roads of the Plan of Chicago in pictures and music, and he will take us on a photographic road trip of the successes of the Plan, the concepts for highways and railroads that would have created a much-different Chicago Region and the lessons to be learned from the Plan today. [MORE]

River Forest Public Library

Open to the public:
M-Th: 9am-9pm; F-Sa: 9am-5pm; Su: 1-5pm


735 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
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