Events

May 2016 Events

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red star for teens eventMother’s Day Gift Making

Crafts For Teens
Thu, May 5, 2016, 3:00 pm

Make your own special gift to give your mother or mother figure!

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purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

Thu, May 5, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back after a long absence.She is ready to listen to some new stories from children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited to first come first served. If you have already read to Belle or Georgie in a previous session you will be put on a waiting list. Each child will have 15 minutes reading for the above planned dates.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, May 7, 2016
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, May 12, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back after a long absence.She is ready to listen to some new stories from children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited to first come first served. If you have already read to Belle or Georgie in a previous session you will be put on a waiting list. Each child will have 15 minutes reading for the above planned dates.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFriends of the Library Book Sale

Books For All Ages
Sat, May 14, 2016, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 14 and May 15 from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, May 15, 2016
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFriends of the Library Book Sale

Books For All Ages
Sun, May 15, 2016, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 14 and May 15 from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir.

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

For Teens
Tue, May 17, 2016, 3:00 pm

Relax after school, enjoy a snack and play some fun board games with your friends.

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purple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventAsian-Pacific American Heritage Night

Family Fun
Tue, May 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

Please join us to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage at this special family night program. Rutgers Graduate School of Education will present music, books, crafts, and more to explore the history and cultural contributions of Asian Americans.

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purple star for childrens eventChinese Story Time

For Children One-Four Years of Age
Wed, May 18, 2016, 11:15 am

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is collaborating with the Highland Park Public Library to offer exposure to language learning and culture through storytelling. This program will will feature some of the many languages spoken in our community. In May we will continue with Mandarin Chinese. New Jersey Department of Education certified ESL and Chinese Teacher, Yang-Chieh Lee, will be our story teller. This program is for children one through four years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, May 19, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back after a long absence.She is ready to listen to some new stories from children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited to first come first served. If you have already read to Belle or Georgie in a previous session you will be put on a waiting list. Each child will have 15 minutes reading for the above planned dates.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, May 21, 2016
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green star for adult eventArt Reception

Judith E. Rosenstein
Sun, May 22, 2016, 2:00 pm

Judith E. Rosenstein will be exhibiting watercolor paintings and mixed media from April 29 to May 29 in the meeting roon. Her art reception will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Rosenstein, a Highland Park resident, has been painting for more than 43 years. She is a forensic psychologist who paints to bring calm moments into her life. Her paintings capture serene outdoor scenes, people, colorful objects, and wildlife.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, May 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
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red star for teens eventEmoji Pillows

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, May 24, 2016, 3:00 pm

Make a fun pillow to express your mood and decorate your room! Registration is required.

Ocean Vuong

green star for adult eventOcean Vuong

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, May 24, 2016, 7:30 pm

Ocean Vuong’s first full-length collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press (2016). He is also the author of two chapbooks: No (YesYes Books, 2013) and Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010), which was an American Library Association’s Over The Rainbow selection. A 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, Ocean has received honors and awards from Poets House, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, and a Pushcart Prize. His poetry and fiction have been featured in Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry, and the American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. His work has been translated into Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, French, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, and Ukrainian.Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he resides in New York City and is currently at work on his first novel.

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purple star for childrens eventChinese Story Time

For Children One-Four Years of Age
Wed, May 25, 2016, 11:15 am

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is collaborating with the Highland Park Public Library to offer exposure to language learning and culture through storytelling. This program will will feature some of the many languages spoken in our community. In May we will continue with Mandarin Chinese. New Jersey Department of Education certified ESL and Chinese Teacher, Yang-Chieh Lee, will be our story teller. This program is for children one through four years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Kung Fu Panda

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventKung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Kids Afternoon Movie
Thu, May 26, 2016, 1:30 pm

Continuing his legendary adventures, Po must face two hugely epic threats.: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home! Rated PG. One hour, 35 minutes.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

Thu, May 26, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back after a long absence.She is ready to listen to some new stories from children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited to first come first served. If you have already read to Belle or Georgie in a previous session you will be put on a waiting list. Each child will have 15 minutes reading for the above planned dates.

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green star for adult eventBlood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening in the Meeting Room

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses
Thu, May 26, 2016, 6:30 pm

A team of nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Community Mobile Health Services will set up in the meeting room to do free Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure screenings. Please drop by for these important tests! This program is a Part of the Highland Park Public Library’s Health and Wellness Series.

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Library Closed

Memorial Day Weekend
Sat, May 28, 2016
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, May 29, 2016
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Library Closed

Memorial Day
Mon, May 30, 2016

June 2016 Events

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventCommunity Blood Drive

In the Meeting Room
Thu, June 2, 2016, 1:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library. Anyone in good health, 17 years and older, weighing at least 110 pounds can help save lives. This blood drive will help patients in our area hospitals. To register please call 732-572-2750.

The blood drive will run from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, June 4, 2016
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green star for adult eventGhostbusters (1984)

Films of the Eighties
Tue, June 7, 2016, 6:30 pm

The paratroopers of the paranormal face their greatest challenge when a woman discovers that her refrigerator leads directly to the gates of Hell! With the whole world watching, it’s up to the Ghostbusters to keep Manhattan from becoming a madhouse. Directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson. Rated PG. One hour, 45 minutes.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, June 12, 2016
Jim Haba

green star for adult eventOpening the Door to Poetry with Jim Haba

Poetry Discussion and Word Play
Thu, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm

New poets are invited to join. Discuss poems and enjoy word play! As the founding Poetry Director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Jim Haba created and developed the Foundation’s biennial Poetry Festival and its extensive Poetry in the Schools Program (1986-2008). He also contributed to many NPR and PBS programs focused on early Festivals, including three major PBS series with Bill Moyers. In 1995 he edited the best-selling book The Language of Life, which accompanied two of these series. His work on behalf of the poetry community earned him The Elizabeth Kray Award from Poets House in 2000 and The Paterson Literary Review Award, for lifetime service to literature, in 2011. His own poems earned him a New Poets of the Delaware Valley award (1984) and a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (1985). His chapbooks Thirty-One Poems and Love Poems appeared in 2006. Samples of his work as a visual artist can be seen on his website: www.jimhaba.com. To register for the poetry writing workshop call 732-572-2750 or go to the front desk.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, June 18, 2016
Zootopia

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventZootopia (2016)

Kids Afternoon Movie
Mon, June 20, 2016, 1:30 pm

In this animated adventure, from the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder. Rated PG. One hour, 48 minutes.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, June 26, 2016
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Library Board Meeting

Mon, June 27, 2016, 7:30 pm

July 2016 Events

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 2, 2016
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Library Closed

Holiday Weekend
Sun, July 3, 2016
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Library Closed

Independence Day
Mon, July 4, 2016
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Library Closed

Sun, July 10, 2016
League of Their Own

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventA League of Their Own

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

This true story is the first in the library’s Summer Afternoon Film Series. The comedy starring Tom Hanks, Madonna, Geena Davis and Rosie O’Donnell, follows the women’s professional baseball league during World War II. Rated PG. Two hours, seven minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Lady in the Van

green star for adult eventLady in the Van (PG-13)

Friends Internationa Summer Film Series
Tue, July 12, 2016, 6:30 pm

This British film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepard, a woman of uncertain origins, who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Rated PG-13. One hour, 44 minutes.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 16, 2016
Son of Saul

green star for adult eventSon of Saul (R)

Friends International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 19, 2016, 6:30 pm

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in their extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames and find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish. Rated R. One hour, 47 minutes.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 24, 2016
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Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Soul Surfer

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventSoul Surfer

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

This is the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who loses her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcomes all odds to become a champion again.
Rated PG. One hour, 46 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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green star for adult eventSamba (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 26, 2016, 6:30 pm

When Samba is suddenly ordered to Leave France, he enlists the help of Alice, an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism. Rated R. 2 hours. French Film.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 30, 2016

August 2016 Events

Highland Park Public Library

green star for adult eventSecond Mother (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 2, 2016, 6:30 pm

The longtime housekeeper for a wealthy Sao Paulo family, Val is committed to loyalty and respect. But her values and the dynamic of the whole household are challenged when her teen daughter visits in this astute, socially conscious comedy. Rated R. One hour, 52 minutes. Portuguese.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 7, 2016
Rudy film

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventRudy

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 9, 2016, 3:00 pm

The true story of a mediocre student who drives himself through sheer will to play football for Nortre Dame. Rated PG. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Highland Park Public Library

green star for adult eventComing Home (PG-13)

Friends Internationa Summer Film Series
Tue, August 9, 2016, 6:30 pm

Lu (Chen Daoming) and Feng (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. When Lu is released years later, he returns home to find his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize him, she still patiently awaits her husband’s return. A stranger within his own family, Lu is determined to awaken his wife’s memory through gentle displays of unconditional and eternal love.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 13, 2016
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green star for adult eventLabyrinth of Lies (R)

Friends International Summer Film Series
Tue, August 16, 2016, 6:30 pm

Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) begins to examine the case of a recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, and colleagues, and is sucked deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever. Two hours. German.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 21, 2016
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Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Library Closed

Sat, August 27, 2016
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green star for adult eventHeartsaver CPR AED Class

Taught by HP First Aid Squad
Sun, August 28, 2016, 1:15 pm

In this three hour hands on American Heart Association course you will learn CPR and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). You will also learn how to tell if CPR and an AED are needed. After practicing these skills during the session, you will receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card. Ari Lewitter, a member of the Highland Park First Aid Squad will be the instructor. Please register by calling 732-572-2750 or visiting the front desk.

September 2016 Events

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green star for adult eventThe Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

Sun, September 25, 2016, 2:00 pm

This program will address the large number of children who are struggling with learning, and compromised in ways most people are unaware of, because these little-known visual skills are not functioning properly. This can profoundly impact a child’s success in school, and in life. The symptoms of an unrecognized vision disorder can mimic other conditions, for which many children may be classified or medicated. Because of this, the potential for misdiagnosing the true cause of a child’s struggles is enormous. Vision, in all its complexity, is more than meets the eye. Author Wendy Beth Rosen will define what vision actually encompasses and why it is critical to the learning process. Far beyond 20/20, vision involves more than two-dozen skills that enable us to navigate through the world. Rosen is an education consultant specializing in vision-related learning problems. She is also a certified early childhood and elementary teacher with extensive classroom experience. This author talk is part of the library’s ongoing Health and Wellness Series.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 26, 2016, 7:30 pm

October 2016 Events

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green star for adult eventBreast Cancer Awareness Talk

Thu, October 20, 2016, 7:00 pm

Jean Withers, RN, the Community Outreach Coordinator from JFK Medical Center, will provide information to women and men on the importance of breast cancer screenings, healthy eating, and well being to prevent breast cancer. This talk is part of Highland Park Public Library’s Health and Wellness Series.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, October 24, 2016, 7:30 pm

November 2016 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 28, 2016, 7:30 pm

December 2016 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 19, 2016, 7:30 pm
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