Past Events

May 2016 Events

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Wed, May 4, 2016, 4:00 pm

Stories, crafts, creative movement and games for children 4-5 years. Please Register.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Wed, May 4, 2016, 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.

Jimmy's Hall - film

green star for adult eventJimmy’s Hall (2015)

International Film Series
Tue, May 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

In this English film, Jimmy Gralton’s sin in 1921, on the brink of Civil War, was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland. Young people come to the hall to learn, argue, dream, and above all to dance. As the hall grew in popularity, its socialist and free spirited reputation brought it under scrutiny of the church leaders and politicians. Jimmy was forced to flee. A decade later Jimmy rejoins the community only to find it culturally oppressed and poverty stricken. Jimmy courageously reopens the hall in the face of whatever trouble it may bring. Rated R. One hour, 49 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, May 3, 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, May 1, 2016

April 2016 Events

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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

One on One with Kris Collins
Thu, April 28, 2016, 7:00 pm

dogBring your dog training questions to an expert! Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, will answer your questions one on one! The private dog trainer has owned three dogs throughout his life. Animal behavior has always been a main interest as well as his love for animals. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College. “What I aim to do is train the dog and teach the human. Not just train the dog to know a few human words, but train then to enjoy performing the words on command as well as create a desire within them to want to learn more human commands. I aim to teach the human how to make the process fun and realistic for them and their pet, and also teach them how to continue training their dog into the future. So in short, I try to teach long term engagement between dog and human.” This talk is only for humans!

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, April 28, 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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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Wed, April 27, 2016, 4:00 pm

Story time for children four through five years of age. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventChinese Story Time

For Children ages 2 - 4 years of age
Wed, April 27, 2016, 11:15 am

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is collaborating with the Highland Park Library to offer exposure to language learning and culture through storytelling. You’ll see some of the many languages spoken in our community sponsored through this program. For the month of April the featured language will be Mandarin CHINESE. NJDOE certified Elementary and World Language Teacher, Athena Rubino, will be our story teller. This program is for children 1 – 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is collaborating with the Highland Park Library to offer exposure to language learning and culture through storytelling. You’ll see some of the many languages spoken in our community sponsored through this program. For the month of April the featured language will be Mandarin CHINESE. NJDOE certified Elementary and World Language Teacher, Athena Rubino, will be our story teller. This program is for children 1 – 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Wed, April 27, 2016, 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.

Barbara Crooker

green star for adult eventBarbara Crooker

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, April 26, 2016, 7:30 pm

Barbara Crooker’s poems have appeared in magazines such as The Green Mountains Review, The Hollins Critic, The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, The Tampa Review, Poetry International, The Christian Century, America and anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking Penguin), Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press), and Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press). She is the recipient of the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the 2004 Pennsylvania Center for the Book Poetry in Public Places Poster Competition, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the 2003 “April Is the Cruelest Month” Award from Poets & Writers, the 2000 New Millenium Writing’s Y2K competition, the 1997 Karamu Poetry Award, and others, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, sixteen residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; a residency at the Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France; and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, April 26, 2016, 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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Library Board Meeting

Mon, April 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gabrielle Rosenthal

green star for adult eventRosenthal and Kozacheck Art Reception

Portraits and More
Sun, April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

Portraits and More: Gabrielle Rosenthal & Camryn Kozacheck, by two Highland Park High School seniors, is on exhibit at the Highland Park Public Library in New Jersey through the month of April. Their art reception will be held Sunday, April 24 from 2-4 pm.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, April 23, 2016
Yert

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventEarth Day Film – Yert: Your Environmental Road Trip

Environmental Club Film Screening
Thu, April 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

Enjoy a film screening by Sarah Liebau and other members of the Highland Park High School Environmental Club on the Eve of Earth Day! YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity – a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary about the courageous and creative individuals, groups, businesses and leaders of this country who are tackling the greatest environmental threats in history. Called into action by the ever increasing threats of planetary catastrophe (from climate change to toxic pollution, from water scarcity to habitat destruction), the three of us – Mark Dixon, Ben Evans, and Julie Dingman Evans – upended our lives, pooled our collective life-savings, and set off on a first-of-its-kind, 50-state, year-long journey of discovery to personalize sustainability and to answer a critical question: Are we doomed? The Highland Park Environmental Club is also providing pizza for all participants!

Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, April 21, 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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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Wed, April 20, 2016, 4:00 pm

Four and five year olds can enjoy a story time with Ms. Fran. A craft and songs too! Please register

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Chinese Story Time

For Children ages 2 - 4 years of age
Wed, April 20, 2016, 11:15 am

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is collaborating with the Highland Park Library to offer exposure to language learning and culture through storytelling. You’ll see some of the many languages spoken in our community sponsored through this program. For the month of April the featured language will be Mandarin CHINESE. NJDOE certified Elementary and World Language Teacher, Athena Rubino, will be our story teller. This program is for children 1 – 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wed, April 20, 2016, 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.

Rust and Bone

green star for adult eventRust and Bone (2012)

International Film Series
Tue, April 19, 2016, 6:30 pm

Jacques Audiard, director of the award winning film, The Prophet, brings us a new drama about two souls reunited in tragedy. Marion Cotillard Academy Award winner for 2007 Best Actress, LaVie En Rose) gives a tourde force performance as Stephanie, an orca trainer whose life is transformed when during a show tragedy strikes. Faced with unbearable circumstances she turns to Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) a street boxer fighting his own battle of life-changing events. As their stories intersect, they navigate a gritty relationship in a world where love and courage appear in many forms. French. Rated R. Two hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, April 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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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

Club for Teens
Mon, April 18, 2016, 7:00 pm

If you have any interest in Anime or Manga this is the new club for you.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, April 17, 2016
Faithless Elector

green star for adult eventFaithless Elector- A New Presidential Election Thriller

Author James McCrone
Sat, April 16, 2016, 2:00 pm

James McCrone is the author of Faithless Elector, a suspense-thriller about stealing the presidency and its forthcoming sequel, Dark Network; as well as many short stories, plays and essays. James’s work both on an off the page deals with politics and issues of social responsibility and justice. This presidential election thriller directly parallels what is going on right now on the national scene. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a Highland Park resident, currently living in Oxford, UK. In this election thriller, a young researcher uncovers a series of mysterious deaths among Electors and must race against time and a secret, deadly efficient conspiracy.In an era characterized as cynical and paranoid, Faithless Elector poses a creditable threat to the integrity of the electoral process and the selection of the president.

Beatlemania Hamburg

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventFrom the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America

A Multi Media Presentation
Thu, April 14, 2016, 7:00 pm

Many Beatles authors and scholars have cited John F. Kennedy’s assassination on 22 November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles’ sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy’s assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. The real answer is that Kennedy’s life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles’ arrival and success. This 60-minute multimedia program will explain how and why. ull-time professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Theory & Composition in 2008, from Boston University in 2010 with a Master’s of Music in Composition, and from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford with a Graduate Artist Diploma in the same discipline in 2012.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, April 14, 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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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Wed, April 13, 2016, 4:00 pm

Four and five year olds can enjoy a story time with Ms. Fran. A craft and songs too! Please register.

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventChinese Story Time

For Children ages 2 - 4 years of age
Wed, April 13, 2016, 11:15 am

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is collaborating with the Highland Park Library to offer exposure to language learning and culture through storytelling. You’ll see some of the many languages spoken in our community sponsored through this program. For the month of April the featured language will be Mandarin CHINESE. NJDOE certified Elementary and World Language Teacher, Athena Rubino, will be our story teller. This program is for children 1 – 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Wed, April 13, 2016, 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.

Laurie Granieri

green star for adult eventReadings on Food, Family, Memory, Geography, and New Jersey

Award Winning Author Laurie Granieri
Tue, April 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Award-winning local journalist Laurie Granieri will give a reading of her prose and poetry. Granieri is part of the new essay collection Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Bestselling Memoir (Riverhead Books, March 2016). The anthology celebrates the 10th anniversary of Gilbert’s beloved book. Granieri will delve into food, memory, family, geography, and New Jersey in works spiked with humor and poignancy. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It will be available for sale and signing. Laurie Granieri’s work has been broadcast on NPR, published in the Boxcar Literary Review, and has appeared in the 2011 essay collection This I Believe: On Fatherhood. Forthcoming work is due to be published in the April issue of Elle magazine. She works for Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and is an award-winning former columnist for The Home News Tribune. Granieri grew up in Milltown and lives in Franklin Township.

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

X-Box Kinect Games
Tue, April 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

Show off your dance moves by trying out a game on the X-Box Kinect!

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, April 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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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Mon, April 11, 2016, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! Watch Anime, read Manga, discuss and do crafts!

Highland Park Public Library

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventMystery Earth Day Movie

Kids Afternoon Movie
Mon, April 11, 2016, 1:30 pm

Vote for the Earth Day film you would like to see and then watch it! Earth Day is celebrated on April 22.In preparation, see a movie that will tell you how to help the Earth.

Justin Krebs

green star for adult eventBlue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America

Author Justin Krebs
Sun, April 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Highland Park’s own Justin Krebs is back with a second book about politics in America! As the Democrat and Republican candidate hopefuls battle it out in the political arena this election season, their supporters are navigating relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbors who may not share their politics—but share their towns. Liberals are everywhere. But in many places across America, being a liberal can feel like the minority–and in the country’s most conservative corners, one might feel completely alone. It takes on new meaning on a day-to-day basis to be liberal in the proverbial “red states” dominated by conservative doctrine. Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America introduces us to a handful of these “Red State Liberals”. A campaign director for MoveOn.org and founder of Living Liberally, Justin Krebs visited liberals all across America—in Waukesha, Wisconsin; Little Elm, Texas; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Pomeroy, Iowa; and elsewhere—who have chosen to stay in a politically unwelcoming environment for a variety of personal reasons. In Blue in a Red State he offers their stories, approaching his subjects with candor and respect while painting a portrait of liberals living among the “enemy”, as it were, by choice. A provocative and rollicking vision of strategies for living in a diverse society, Blue in a Red State chronicles how to keep up the liberal spirit in the toughest climates.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, April 9, 2016
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle The Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, April 7, 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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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Wed, April 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Stories, crafts, creative movement and games for children 4-5 years. Please Register.

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purple star for childrens eventChinese Story Time

For children ages 2-4 years old
Wed, April 6, 2016, 11:15 am

Athena Rubino will be our storyteller for this unique story time celebrating the Chinese Language. Recommended for children ages 2-4 years of age. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For six to 23 month olds
Wed, April 6, 2016, 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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green star for adult eventHealth and Wellness Series – Preventative Eye Care

With HP Optometrist Chani Miller
Tue, April 5, 2016, 7:00 pm

Dr. Chani Miller, a Highland Park optometrist, will give a presentation on how to keep your eyes healthy. She will talk about behaviors, eye exams, and nutritional tips to enhance and preserve your vision. Preventative Eye Care is the first in the library’s new Health and Wellness Series. More health and Wellness programs will be scheduled throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Please Note: The 1980’s film Tootsie that was planned for this date will be rescheduled.

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red star for teens eventCandy Sushi

Teen Craft
Tue, April 5, 2016, 3:00 pm

Come make a sweet treat to eat or take home. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tue, April 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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Friends of the Library Meeting

Help Plan the Book Sale
Mon, April 4, 2016, 7:00 pm

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

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, April 3, 2016

March 2016 Events

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFools ( Scenes from a Neil Simon Play)

Studio J Theater Performance
Thu, March 31, 2016, 7:00 pm

Studio J Theater, a theater group for ages 7-17, will be back to perform a few scenes from their new production, Fools, which will be performed in its entirety on Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 PM at the Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. Written by Neil Simon, and directed by Stacy Gleenblatt, the play tells the story of a young and enthusiastic schoolteacher who has arrived in town for his first day of work. What the schoolteacher doesn’t know is that this town has been cursed with stupidity, and he is the only one who can break the curse. Last year the group performed scenes from Only in America for the library.
Studio J Theater Arts is a creative and welcoming outlet for students aged 7-18 from Middlesex and Monmouth counties. Now in its second year, the program has grown from 14-to 26 actors and the staff includes two interns from Rutgers University. The program is sponsored by Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth and supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, March 28, 2016, 7:30 pm
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Easter Sunday – Library Closed

Library Closed - Easter Sunday
Sun, March 27, 2016
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Library Closed

Library Closed
Sat, March 26, 2016