Events

May 2016 Events

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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.

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green star for adult eventLyricism Then and Now

Pianist Carolyn Enger
Thu, June 9, 2016, 7:00 pm

Pianist Carolyn Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, her deeply felt interpretations of works from Beethoven and Schubert to contemporary music, and her warm personal approach. In addition to an active performance schedule, Ms. Enger has enjoyed remarkable success as a recording artist, particularly with her 2013 release of piano music by Ned Rorem on Naxos Records. Renowned critic Laurence Vittes wrote in his review for Gramophone (2/2014): “Enger raises the miniatures to a higher level by taking the time and care to capture the emotional impact each must have had when their dedicatees read their inscription and title, and then heard the music for the first time.” The album was selected as one of the “Best in Classical Recordings” by The New York Times. For this concert she will play selections from Aaaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein,Franz Schubert, and Ned Rorem.

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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.

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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
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purple star for childrens eventMagic Show

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
Tue, June 28, 2016, 2:00 pm

Magic Evan has been a magician since he was eight years old and read his first magic book at his library. Today he is a famous magician who performs for children all over the Northeast at schools, libraries, and community events. His magic will open your eyes wide.Join him for the opening of the Summer Reading Club…On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

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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purple star for childrens eventFresh Theatre Arts

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 7, 2016, 4:30 pm

Children will enjoy an acting program with Lisa Gunn-Becker, an instructor with Fresh Theatre Arts. Today’s acting theme will be Get Ready, Get Set…Read!This is an Evening Specials For Children Kindergarten through Second Grade. Registration is required.

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Library Closed

Sun, July 10, 2016
Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventMakey Makey (Wack a Potato)

Engineering For Kids
Mon, July 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

Students use potatoes and version of the classic game “Whack-a-Mole” to learn about conductors and insulators. Engineering for kids.

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.

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purple star for childrens eventSnap Circuits

Evening Specials fo Children K-2
Thu, July 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

For children who enjoy making stuff, follow the colorful pictures in the manual and build fun projects as diverse as a fan, flying saucer, an alarm, and a motor, among other projects. Space is limited to 10 children so sign up soon. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is part of the Evening Specials for Children Kindergarten to Second grade.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 16, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventLittle Bits (Give Me a Hand)

For Grades 3-5
Mon, July 18, 2016, 3:30 pm

Robots can be a great help to humans! There are so many work situations that are dangerous or inconvenient for people that robots can accomplish. In this workshop, students will design an artificial robot arm/hand to help us grab items from a Hazard Zone. This is part of the Engineering For Kids Series. Please register.

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.

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purple star for childrens eventSurvival of the Fittest

For Children Ages 5 and Up
Wed, July 20, 2016, 1:30 pm

Wallaby Tales will bring wild animals to the library including a Coatimundi! Learn about how the Earth’s incredible creatures have to fight tooth and claw in order to scratch out an existence. For Children ages five and up.

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purple star for childrens eventGood Luck Charms

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

Listen to a lucky story and create a good luck charm using nail polish, beads, and washers! Please register for this Evening Specials for Children Kindergarten through Second grade program.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 24, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventRobo Battle

For Children in Grades 3-5
Mon, July 25, 2016, 3:30 pm

Build a battle robot to push the opponent’s robot outside of the Sumo Ring. Students will be challenged to create a robot that is very stable, utilizes sensors, and an arm for flipping. Engineering for Kids Series. Please register.

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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.

Highland Park Public Library

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.

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purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 28, 2016, 4:30 pm

Listen to a lucky story and create a good luck charm using nail polish, beads, and washers! Please register for this Evening Specials for Children Kindergarten through Second grade program.

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.

Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventElephant and Piggie Evening

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Wed, August 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

Mo Willems has written his last Elephant and Piggie book, The Thank You Book. Come join us for an Elephant and Piggie celebration. We will read stories, play games, and do an art project all to do with these beloved book characters. This part of the Evening Specials for children in Kindergarten through Second grade. Please register.

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.

Oregon Trail

purple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventGet Ready, Get Set, Go West

For Grade School Children
Thu, August 11, 2016

Reenact a day in the life of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Kitty Jones’ unique interactive play weaves history, literature, manners, customs, dance, and music in to theatrical presentations. Audience members, both children and adults portray the key characters and historical figures of the time.This is a fun way to learn history. Kitty will help you to handle buffalo stampedes, snake bites, and challenging obstacles of the Old West!

Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventBottle Rocket

For Grades 3-5
Thu, August 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

Learn how simple air pressure can jettison a rocket more than 100 feet in the air. Build a large model rocket that is capable of launching using pressurized water and air. Part of the Engineering for Kids Series. Please register.

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Library Closed

Sat, August 13, 2016
Highland Park Public Library

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.

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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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