Past Events

July 2016 Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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purple star for childrens eventFresh Theatre Arts

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 7, 2016, 6:30 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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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, July 7, 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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red star for teens eventScrabble Frames

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, July 5, 2016, 3:00 pm

Use Scrabble tiles to get creative and decorate a wooden picture frame. Space is limited, please register.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, July 5, 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 2-3 year olds
Tue, July 5, 2016, 10:30 am

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

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Library Closed

Independence Day
Mon, July 4, 2016
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Library Closed

Holiday Weekend
Sun, July 3, 2016
Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 2, 2016

June 2016 Events

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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!

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Library Board Meeting

Cancelled
Mon, June 27, 2016
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, June 26, 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

Sat, June 18, 2016
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red star for teens eventFather’s Day Craft for Teens

Teen Craft Afternoon
Thu, June 16, 2016, 3:00 pm

Make something special for your father or father figure!

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, June 12, 2016
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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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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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red star for teens eventGrown-Up Coloring for Teens

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, June 7, 2016, 3:00 pm

Relax and color in some “grown -up” coloring Pages while you hang out with friends and enjoy a snack!

Indrani Choudhury painting

green star for adult eventArt Reception for Indrani Choudhury

The Public Is Invited
Sun, June 5, 2016, 2:00 pm

Reflection: New Works by Indrani Choudhury will be on display from Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, June 30 at the Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 North Fifth Avenue. An art reception will be held for Dr. Choudhury on Sunday, June 5 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Entirely self-taught, Indrani works solely in watercolors, transforming the medium beyond its typical constraints to produce the texture and richness of acrylics and oils. Her paintings include her local supermarket in New Jersey, her childhood home in Calcutta, and scenes from her international travels. In each painting she tries to express something specific – a particular color, the interplay of light and shade, a moment we see but never notice, or a memory she has carried since her childhood.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, June 4, 2016
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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.

May 2016 Events

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Library Closed

Memorial Day
Mon, May 30, 2016
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, May 29, 2016
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Library Closed

Memorial Day Weekend
Sat, May 28, 2016
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.

Kung Fu Panda

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventKung Fu Panda 1 (2008)

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

This is the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around…which doesn’t exactly come in handy while working every day in his family’s noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po’s dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five, including Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. Guru, Master Shifu, is their mindful guru. One hour, 32 minutes. Rated PG.

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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.

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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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.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, May 23, 2016, 7:30 pm