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June 2016 Events

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
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green star for adult eventArt Reception

Judith E. Rosenstein
Sun, May 22, 2016, 2:00 pm

Judith E. Rosenstein will be exhibiting watercolor paintings and mixed media from April 29 to May 29 in the meeting roon. Her art reception will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Rosenstein, a Highland Park resident, has been painting for more than 43 years. She is a forensic psychologist who paints to bring calm moments into her life. Her paintings capture serene outdoor scenes, people, colorful objects, and wildlife.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, May 21, 2016
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, May 19, 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.

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventChinese Story Time

For Children One-Four Years of Age
Wed, May 18, 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.

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purple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventAsian-Pacific American Heritage Night

Family Fun
Tue, May 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

Please join us to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage at this special family night program. Rutgers Graduate School of Education will present music, books, crafts, and more to explore the history and cultural contributions of Asian Americans. This year’s celebration focuses on Chinese Americans.

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

For Teens
Tue, May 17, 2016, 3:00 pm

Relax after school, enjoy a snack and play some fun board games with your friends.

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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
Sun, May 15, 2016, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 14 and May 15 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.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, May 15, 2016
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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
Sat, May 14, 2016, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 14 and May 15 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 to Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Fri, May 13, 2016, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13. 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.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, May 12, 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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Please Donate Books to Friends of the Library Book Sale

Please Donate During Library Hours
Thu, May 12, 2016, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13. 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 of the Library Book Sale

Please Donate Only During Library Hours
Wed, May 11, 2016, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13. 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.

books

green star for adult eventPlease Donate Books For Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Tue, May 10, 2016, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13. 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.

books

Please Donate Books for Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Mon, May 9, 2016, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13. 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.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, May 7, 2016
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

Thu, May 5, 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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red star for teens eventMother’s Day Gift Making

Crafts For Teens
Thu, May 5, 2016, 3:00 pm

Make your own special gift to give your mother or mother figure!

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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.

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.

Book Break - boy reading book

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.

mom child night reading

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.