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May 2015 Events

 
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Memorial Day

Library Closed
Monday, May 25, 2015

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Memorial Day Weekend

Library Closed
Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Library Closed

Saturday, May 23, 2015
 

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle The Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

New Games on X-Box Kinect
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:00 pm

Try out some X-Box Kinect games!


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Four - Five Year Old Children
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 3:30 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


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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
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 17 and May 18 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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Library Closed

Sunday, May 17, 2015
 

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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
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 17 and May 18 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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green star for adult eventPlease Donate Books For Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through today, May 14. All books are requested except for textbooks, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, and encyclopedias. Please do not drop off books when the library is closed. Proceeds from the sale will support library programs.


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green star for adult eventPlease Donate Books to Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through Friday, May 15. All books are requested except for textbooks, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, and encyclopedias. Please do not drop off books when the library is closed. Proceeds from the sale will support library programs.


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green star for adult eventPlease Donate Books For Friends Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through Friday, May 15. All books are requested except for textbooks, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, and encyclopedias. Please do not drop off books when the library is closed. Proceeds from the sale will support library programs.


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Please Donate Books for Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through Friday, May 15. All books are requested except for textbooks, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, and encyclopedias. Please do not drop off books when the library is closed. Proceeds from the sale will support library programs.


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Library Closed

Saturday, May 9, 2015
 

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 3:30 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Dog Day Afternoon

green star for adult eventDog Day Afternoon (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 pm

Based on a true story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day when two optimistic losers, the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal, attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank. Directed by Sidney Lumet, Starring Al Pacino and Jon Cazale. Rated R. Two hours and 4 minutes. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventMother’s Day Card Making

Teen Craft
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a beautiful card to give to your Mom!

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Georgie therapy dog

purple star for childrens eventRead to Georgie – A Therapy Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Monday, May 4, 2015, 3:30 pm

For children who are already reading, this is a good chance to practice reading with a non-judgmental listener. Georgie is a five year old Basenji mix who was rescued from North Carolina. Georgie gets along with her new family very well which includes a two year old and a four year old. Her patience with their games encouraged her new family to train her and Georgie is a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allotted 15 minutes to read to Georgie.Please register with Children’s Librarian Fran Lee.


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Library Closed

Sunday, May 3, 2015
 

Mort Farrah beach

green star for adult eventMort Farrah Art Reception

Art of Mort Farrah
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 pm

An art reception for Mort Farrah will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventGardening at the Library

For All Ages
Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:30 pm

Join us when we plant our community vegetable garden again with Meredith Carman, parent and master gardener. Be prepared to get dirty. The vegetables we plant will be for the entire community. For grade school children and teens.


April 2015 Events

 
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

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Floral Crown

Teen Craft
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful and trendy floral crown. Space is limited and registration is required! To register contact Teen Librarian Karen Mitchell at kmitchell@hpplnj.org or at the reference desk, or call the library at 732-572-2750.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 3:30 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Lunchbox

green star for adult eventLunchbox (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm

This romantic Hindi film is the first directed and written by Ritesh Batra and is one of the most successful foreign films released to the United States in 2014. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their unexpected friendship. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan, become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. Rated PG. One hour, 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Georgie therapy dog

purple star for childrens eventRead to Georgie – A Therapy Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Monday, April 27, 2015, 3:30 pm

For children who are already reading, this is a good chance to practice reading with a non-judgmental listener. Georgie is a five year old Basenji mix who was rescued from North Carolina. Georgie gets along with her new family very well which includes a two year old and a four year old. Her patience with their games encouraged her new family to train her and Georgie is a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allotted 15 minutes to read to Georgie.Please register with Children’s Librarian Fran Lee.


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Library Closed

Saturday, April 25, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventEnvironmental Film Series – Trashed – No Place for Garbage

Highland Park High School Environmental Club Program
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30 pm

Trashed: No Place for Garbage is the third film in the series that the Highland Park High School Environmental Club is showing at the library. Jeremy Irons, the actor, narrates this film that looks at the risks from the pollution of the air, land and sea to the food chain and the environment. Irons has conversations with scientists, politicians and individuals affected by waste pollution from Iceland to Indonesia. The film has been praised as a political wake up call that provides much needed sustainable approaches to how the world deals with trash. Special guest speaker Lauren Singer will talk about living a waste free life. Singer is the owner of The Simply Co., where she manufactures organic laundry detergent. Sarah Liebau, co-leader of the Environmental Club will also be on hand with other members to present the environmental programs.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


Wanda Praisner

green star for adult eventPoetry Night Series – Wanda S. Praisner

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

Wanda S. Praisner, a poet in residence for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, has published three collections of poems, Where the Dead Are (2013), On the Bittersweet Avenues of Pomona (2006), and A Fine and Bitter Snow (2003). She has been a featured reader at the Governor’s Conference on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Her work appears in Confrontation, Lullwater Review, New York Magazine and Slant. An open mic and book signing will follow the reading.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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red star for teens eventGamer’s Guild

For Teens
Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:00 pm

Join us for the first ever Gamer’s Guild meeting at the library! If you enjoy tabletop games, RPG games, card games such as Magic the Gathering, or even handheld video games, then this may be the group for you! Please join us for our first meeting.


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Library Closed

Sunday, April 19, 2015
 

Day after Kristallnacht

green star for adult eventHolocaust Remembrance Day

A Program with Rabbi Dr. Berhard H. Rosenberg and Dr. Michael G. Kesler
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 pm

Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, who has been one of the pioneering voices for Holocaust and Genocide Education, offers an insightful presentation rich with new perspectives. Working in the Jewish and secular communities, he has been fighting for human rights, respectful Holocaust commemoration and preventing genocide.As a professor of communications at Yeshiva University and a part-time lecturer in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University, he has trained thousands of students to go out into the world and deliver their messages with clarity and coherence. Dr. Rabbi Rosenberg is author of The Holocaust As Seen Through Film and the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El of Edison. Dr. Michael G. Kesler,who has published extensively of his and his late wife’s experiences during WW II, will be joining Rabbi Rosenberg. His award winning Shards of War—Fleeing To & From Uzbekistan, has won praise and was, for over half a year, placed on the list of bestselling e-books in Europe.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:30 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:30 am

Art, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 2-3 years accompanied by an adult. Please register.


Ida

green star for adult eventIda (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 pm

Poland 1962. On the eve of her vows, 18 year old Anna meets her estranged Aunt Wanda, a cynical Communist judge who shocks the naive Anna with a stunning revelation: Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Ida and Wanda embark on a revelatory journey to their old family house to discover the fate of Ida’s birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation. This film from Poland is directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) and photographed in stunning black and white. Ida is a vital and cinematic evocation of postwar Poland and an intensely personal tale of moral and spiritual awakening. PG-13. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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Friends of the Library Meeting

Help Plan the Book Sale
Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 pm

Join us for a meeting to plan the upcoming Spring book sale.

Georgie therapy dog

purple star for childrens eventRead to Georgie – A Therapy Dog

For Children Already Reading
Monday, April 13, 2015, 3:30 pm

For children who are already reading, this is a good chance to practice reading with a non-judgmental listener. Georgie is a five year old Basenji mix who was rescued from North Carolina. Georgie gets along with her new family very well which includes a two year old and a four year old. Her patience with their games encouraged her new family to train her and Georgie is a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allotted 15 minutes to read to Georgie.Please register with Children’s Librarian Fran Lee.


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green star for adult eventBrowning Art Reception

Mixed Media Show
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 pm

Joyce Browning, a long time resident of New Brunswick, is presenting a mixed media show at the Highland Park Public Library in April 2015. An art reception will be held Sunday, April 12 from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM.


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Library Closed

Saturday, April 11, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBlue Gold – World Water Wars – Environmental Film

Highland Park High School Environmental Club Program
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30 pm

Blue Gold-World Water Wars examines environmental and political implications of the Earth’s dwindling water supply. It predicts that in the future wars will be fought over water. It also includes successful stories about activits and calls for community action.
The Highland Park High School Environmental Club will be presenting three films at the library leading up to Earth Day. The three films are, Trashed: No Place for Garbage, Blue Gold:World Water Wars and Black fish, about Sea World’s mistreatment of ocean creatures. Sarah Liebau, co-leader of the Environmental Club will be on hand with other members to present the environmental programs. Guest speakers will also be on hand to offer more information on environmental topics.