Past Events

July 2015 Events

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering For Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 6, 2015, 3:30 pm

Engineering for Kids interweaves science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) in a fun way. Dr. Zuzana Butler will have children creating their own straw rockets, parachutes, custom dragsters, and lavitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Library Closed

Sun, July 5, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, July 4, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventLibrary Closed

Fri, July 3, 2015

June 2015 Events

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green star for adult eventSummer Community Blood Drive

Conducted by New Jersey Blood Services
Tue, June 30, 2015, 1:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving summer 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 during the summer period when there are shortages. To register please call 732-572-2750. It is important to donate blood right before the July 4th weekend when supplies traditionally dwindle.

The blood drive will run from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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green star for adult eventWhat’s the Matter With American Policing? Understanding Ferguson and Baltimore and Racial Inequalities

A Talk with Lisa Miller, A Rutgers' Political Scientist
Mon, June 29, 2015, 7:00 pm

Rutger’s Political Scientist Lisa Miller will help us to understand Ferguson, Baltimore and the persistent racial inequalities in the post racial era we are living in. Fifty years ago this year, the uprising in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles symbolized a nation in crisis over vast inequalities in personal safety (from both police and fellow citizens),economic opportunity, and social and political power. Today, we seem to be at a remarkably similar crossroads, with the killing of numerous unarmed Black men by police over the past year, renewed attention to the concentrated disadvantage of urban areas, and a new round of urban unrest. What policies have contributed to the persistence of these deeply racialized divisions? This talk situates the issues of policing, crime and punishment within a larger understanding of racial inequality in the United States and explores how some of the same issues that plagued the nation in the middle of the 20th century have recurred in the early 21st. We will also discuss some core differences between the two eras that make the current era more likely to produce real policy change. This is first in a series of lectures from Rutgers University faculty.

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Library Closed

Sun, June 28, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, June 27, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventSummer Reading Club Kick Off

Rizzo's Reptiles Will Be Visiting
Thu, June 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

This nature program from Rizzo’s Reptiles will include an alligator and other scaly friends! Be prepared to see how we can keep our reptiles happy in a clean environment. Funded by Clean Communities. This is also the first day of Every Hero Has A Story – Summer Reading Club that will run through August 14. Each child who joins will receive a game board. Color in a Book Bandit for each book you read and when you reach a prize level claim your prize at the library. Many thanks to the Highland Park merchants who supplied the prizes: ACAPSULR Toys and Gifts, Dollar City, Dunkin Donuts, The Fallout Shelter, and Over the Moon Toys!

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green star for adult eventBecoming a Writer for Children

A Workshop with Two Published Authors
Tue, June 23, 2015, 7:00 pm

Perhaps you have a polished picture book manuscript ready for submission—or maybe it’s just the kernel of an idea for a young adult novel—but even if you’ve just wondered if you could or should write for children, and Googling “How to” doesn’t feel like enough, come out to hear the stories of two published writers and how they did it. Have your questions answered on the writing process, getting an agent, joining critique groups, signing up for professional organizations, querying your work, today’s publishing industry, dealing with rejection, and staying the course. Jennifer Salvato Doktorski and Jennifer Ann Mann will conduct a roundtable where your questions get answered. Both authors have published new work this year. Jennifer Salvato Doktorski’s Young Adult novel,The Summer AfterYou and Me will be available this June and Jennifer Ann Mann’s children book, Sunny Sweet Can So Get Lost was published in February.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, June 22, 2015, 7:30 pm
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Library Closed

Sat, June 20, 2015
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red star for teens eventCraft for Father’s Day

Teen Craft
Tue, June 16, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make something nice to give to your father or father figure!

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Mon, June 15, 2015, 7:00 pm

Do Everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!

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Library Closed

Sun, June 14, 2015
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green star for adult eventStudio 105 Art Reception

Sangeeta Bhagat and students
Sat, June 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

Colonia Artist Sangeeta Bhagat and her students from Studio 105 are exhibiting their paintings, pastel works, and drawings together in an exhibit, Celebrating Art, at the Highland Park Public Library through June 30. An art reception will be held for the adult and children artists on Saturday, June 13 from noon until 4:00 PM.

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red star for teens eventMake Your Own Mini-Pizza

Crafts For Teens
Tue, June 9, 2015, 3:00 pm

Join us after school to make and eat your own mini-pizza! Space is limited, please register.

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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

Manga and Anime Fun
Mon, June 8, 2015, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!

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Library Closed

Sat, June 6, 2015
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red star for teens eventMake Your Own Button

Teen Craft
Thu, June 4, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a button or two of your own design. Buttons can be used to decorate your backpack, tote bag, or your favorite denim jacket!

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green star for adult eventNetwork (1976)

Films in the Seventies - Introduced and Selected by Dr. Robert Knoll
Tue, June 2, 2015, 6:30 pm

When anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25 year post because of his age, he announces to his viewers that he is going to commit suicide on his final program. When his announcement looks like it will improve the ratings, the entire event is turned into a garish entertainment spectacle. Directed by Sidney Lumet, starring William Holden and Fay Dunaway. Rated R. Two hours and 1 minute. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Mon, June 1, 2015, 7:00 pm

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

May 2015 Events

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Library Closed

Sun, May 31, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventStory Time

Story Time for 4-5 year olds
Wed, May 27, 2015, 3:30 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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red star for teens eventMake a Peeps House

For Teens
Tue, May 26, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a spring themed gingerbread house using the popular Peeps candy! Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Tue, May 26, 2015, 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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Memorial Day

Library Closed
Mon, May 25, 2015
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Memorial Day Weekend

Library Closed
Sun, May 24, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, May 23, 2015
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle The Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, May 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

New Games on X-Box Kinect
Thu, May 21, 2015, 3:00 pm

Try out some X-Box Kinect games!

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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 17, 2015, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 17 and May 18 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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Library Closed

Sun, May 17, 2015
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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 16, 2015, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 17 and May 18 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 For Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Thu, May 14, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through today, May 14. 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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green star for adult eventPlease Donate Books to Friends Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Wed, May 13, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through Friday, May 15. 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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green star for adult eventPlease Donate Books For Friends Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Tue, May 12, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through Friday, May 15. 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 Book Sale

Please Donate Books During Library Hours
Mon, May 11, 2015, 10:00 am

Books will be accepted in the meeting room through Friday, May 15. 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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Library Closed

Sat, May 9, 2015
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, May 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

Dog Day Afternoon

green star for adult eventDog Day Afternoon (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tue, May 5, 2015, 6:30 pm

Based on a true story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day when two optimistic losers, the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal, attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank. Directed by Sidney Lumet, Starring Al Pacino and Jon Cazale. Rated R. Two hours and 4 minutes. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventMother’s Day Card Making

Teen Craft
Tue, May 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a beautiful card to give to your Mom!

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Tue, May 5, 2015, 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.

Georgie therapy dog

purple star for childrens eventRead to Georgie – A Therapy Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Mon, May 4, 2015, 3:30 pm

For children who are already reading, this is a good chance to practice reading with a non-judgmental listener. Georgie is a five year old Basenji mix who was rescued from North Carolina. Georgie gets along with her new family very well which includes a two year old and a four year old. Her patience with their games encouraged her new family to train her and Georgie is a certified therapy dog. Each child will be allotted 15 minutes to read to Georgie.Please register with Children’s Librarian Fran Lee.

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Library Closed

Sun, May 3, 2015
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green star for adult eventMort Farrah Art Reception

Art of Mort Farrah
Sat, May 2, 2015, 2:00 pm

An art reception for Mort Farrah will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventGardening at the Library

For All Ages
Fri, May 1, 2015, 3:30 pm

Join us when we plant our community vegetable garden again with Meredith Carman, parent and master gardener. Be prepared to get dirty. The vegetables we plant will be for the entire community. For grade school children and teens.

April 2015 Events

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Children Who Are Already Reading
Thu, April 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

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Floral Crown

Teen Craft
Thu, April 30, 2015, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful and trendy floral crown. Space is limited and registration is required! To register contact Teen Librarian Karen Mitchell at kmitchell@hpplnj.org or at the reference desk, or call the library at 732-572-2750.

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green star for adult eventLunchbox (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm

This romantic Hindi film is the first directed and written by Ritesh Batra and is one of the most successful foreign films released to the United States in 2014. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their unexpected friendship. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan, become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. Rated PG. One hour, 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.