Past Events

May 2016 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, May 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
Judith Rosenstein detail

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.

U.S. American flag in a ball

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.

book benders

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.

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.

book benders

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

mom child night reading

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.

book benders

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.

book benders

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.