Past Events

August 2016 Events

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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.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 27, 2016
colored pencils

green star for adult eventColoring for Adults

Craft Night for Adults
Thu, August 25, 2016, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of coloring with other adults. Music, refreshments, colored pencils and fresh sheets and book marks to color. Bring your friends and enjoy a therapeutic evening of fun.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 21, 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.

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Giant Scrabble for Teens

Teen Fun
Tue, August 16, 2016, 3:00 pm

Play a life-size version of the popular word game! Other games will also be available to play.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 13, 2016
Oregon Trail

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

For Grade School Children
Thu, August 11, 2016, 6:30 pm

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!

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, August 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

coming home

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.

Rudy film

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventRudy (PG)

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.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, August 9, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 9, 2016, 10:30 am

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

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 7, 2016
elephant and piggie book

purple star for childrens eventElephant and Piggie Evening

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, August 4, 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.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, August 4, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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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.

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red star for teens eventSidewalk Graffiti and Games

Teen Fun
Tue, August 2, 2016, 3:00 pm

Use chalk to temporarily beautify the library’s sidewalks. We will also play a variety of sidewalk games.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, August 2, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 2, 2016, 10:30 am

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

Apollo rocket

purple star for childrens eventBottle Rocket

For Grades 3-5
Mon, August 1, 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.

July 2016 Events

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 30, 2016
lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 28, 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.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, July 28, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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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.

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.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, July 26, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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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 Cancelled

Mon, July 25, 2016
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 24, 2016
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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.

book budd

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, July 21, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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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.

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.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, July 19, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, July 19, 2016, 10:30 am

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

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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.

Bo Jordan

green star for adult eventArt Reception – Bo Jordan

Sophisticated Graffiti
Sun, July 17, 2016, 2:00 pm

An art reception will be held for Bo Jordan on Sunday, July 17 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Learn more about the exhibit.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventCircuit Train Your Brain

Receive An Incentive
Sun, July 17, 2016, 1:00 pm

Scientists often study the mind-body connection. Visit the Highland Park Public Library during the week of July 11 for a fun interactive experience to jump start your mind and body working together. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our circuit of physical and mental tasks! Receive an incentive to encourage you to seek more challenges in your everyday life.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 16, 2016
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventCircuit Train Your Brain This Week

Receive An Incentive
Fri, July 15, 2016, 10:00 am

Scientists often study the mind-body connection. Visit the Highland Park Public Library during the week of July 11 for a fun interactive experience to jump start your mind and body working together. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our circuit of physical and mental tasks! Receive an incentive to encourage you to seek more challenges in your everyday life.

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purple star for childrens eventSnap Circuits

Evening Specials for 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.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, July 14, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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.

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.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, July 12, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, July 12, 2016, 10:30 am

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

potato

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.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 10, 2016