Past Events

July 2015 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
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purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 27, 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 levitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 26, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, July 25, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventSuper Hero Art

For Children in First Grade and Up
Thu, July 23, 2015, 6:30 pm

Learn how to create a super hero of your own with art teacher Coleen Tyler. For children in first grade and up. Please register. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

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green star for adult eventLand Ho (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 21, 2015, 6:30 pm

In this adventure comedy, a pair of former brother-in-laws embark on a road trip through Iceland. Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz co wrote and directed this American-Icelandic film. Rated R. One hour, 35 minutes.

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red star for teens eventShrinky Dink Key Chains and Jewelry

Teen Craft
Tue, July 21, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a one of a kind piece of jewelry or key chain using Shrinky Dinks, a shrinkable plastic!

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For ChildrenThree to Five Years Old
Tue, July 21, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, July 21, 2015, 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

Anime Club for Teens
Mon, July 20, 2015, 7:00 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 20, 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 levitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 18, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventSuper Hero Art

For Children in First Grade and Up
Thu, July 16, 2015, 6:30 pm

Learn how to create a super hero of your own with art teacher Coleen Tyler. For children in first grade and up. Please register. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventSuperhero Afternoons

For Children Five -Six Years Old
Wed, July 15, 2015, 3:30 pm

Enjoy games, crafts, stories, and creative drama. For children five and six years old. Please register.

Pride film

green star for adult eventPride (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 14, 2015, 6:30 pm

United Kingdom Lesbian and Gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mine Workers in the summer of 1984. The alliance was unlike any seen before and also very successful. Rated R. 119 minutes.

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purple star for childrens eventBig Hero Six (2014)

Summer Movies for Kids Series
Tue, July 14, 2015, 3:00 pm

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6. Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for the Best Animated Film. Rated PG. One hour, 42 minutes.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Tue, July 14, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, July 14, 2015, 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, July 13, 2015, 7:00 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 13, 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 levitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 12, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, July 11, 2015
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green star for adult eventForce Majeure (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 7, 2015, 6:30 pm

Force Majeure as a legal term is an unexpected and disruptive event that my operate to excuse a party from a contract. In this Swedish drama, the term has more than one meaning when a family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over the father in particular. Nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Rated R. Two Hours.

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red star for teens eventMake Your Own Journal, Comic Book, or Zine

Teen Craft
Tue, July 7, 2015, 3:00 pm

Do you have a cool idea for a short comic or zine? Or do you just want to have a place to write your thoughts and ideas? Come to this program and learn how!

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Three through Five Years Old
Tue, July 7, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tue, July 7, 2015, 10:30 am

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

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Mon, July 6, 2015, 7:00 pm

Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!

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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.

Reminder

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