Past Events

February 2016 Events

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purple star for childrens eventCraft and Story

Kingergarten through Second Grade
Thu, February 4, 2016, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children in grades kindergarten through second grade. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Wed, February 3, 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, February 3, 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 eventDiner (1982)

Films of the 1980s
Tue, February 2, 2016, 6:30 pm

The last week of 1959 finds a group of old high school friends at ‘their’ Baltimore diner. There they find that more has changed than just the menu as they struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood. One in a trilogy about the city of Baltimore directed by Barry Levinson as a tribute to his birthplace. Starring Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Bacon and Ellen Barkin. Rated R. One hour, 50 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, February 2, 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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red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Mon, February 1, 2016, 7:00 pm

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

January 2016 Events

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventDaoine, Irish Music Band

An Afternoon of Irish Music
Sun, January 31, 2016, 2:00 pm

Daoine (pronounce “DEE-nee”) is the Irish word for “people”. The band Daoine is a group of musicians and their friends whom love to get together and play great Irish music and share it with listeners – from dance music like jigs, reels and hornpipes, to hauntingly beautiful airs and songs. Irish traditional music that, while played for centuries in Ireland and America, continues to inspire and continues to find a new voice with each generation. Their music has a fire and energy to it, while striving to stay true to its roots. The Irish band’s instruments include fiddle, uilleann (Irish) pipes, bodhran, whistle, flute, guitar and banjo. Daoine’s principle members are Joe Dunne of Manasquan (Irish bodhran), Max Carmichaelor Red Bank (guitar), Brian Szura of Highland Park (Irish pipes), an Phil Weir of Keyport (fiddler). The group has played at the Raritan River Festival, the Reformed Church of Highland Park, Middletown Library, Arts in the Park and at St. Bartholomew’s Church.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, January 30, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventCraft and Story

For Kindergartners through 2nd Graders
Thu, January 28, 2016, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children in grades kindergarten through second grade. Registration is required.

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Wed, January 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 eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wed, January 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.

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red star for teens eventNebula Jar

Teen Craft
Tue, January 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

Bring a bit of outer space to your bedroom by creating your own bottled nebula. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, January 26, 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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Library Board Meeting

Mon, January 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, January 24, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventLEGO Afternoon

For Grade School Children
Thu, January 21, 2016, 4:00 pm

Build with the library’s LEGOS or our newest addition-bendable straws.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Wed, January 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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purple star for childrens eventRussian Story Time

For children ages 2-4 years old
Wed, January 20, 2016, 11:15 am

Marina Achkinazi will lead a very special program using Russian books and finger plays. Recommended for ages two through fours years. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Wed, January 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.

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

For Teens
Tue, January 19, 2016, 3:00 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, January 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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Library Closed

Mon, January 18, 2016
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Library Closed

Sat, January 16, 2016
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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventPianist Abraham Alinea

Pianist Abraham Alinea
Thu, January 14, 2016, 7:00 pm

Abraham Alinea, a pianist from Parlin, New Jersey, will surprise us with a program of music from his vast repertoire. While in the sixth grade, with no previous significant musical education, he became fascinated with the piano and classical music. With no formal training, he developed his own musical abilities. He has studied various periods of music. Abraham is a student at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Regularly playing music, he demonstrates a clear passion for entertaining others. This is his second concert at the library.

Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventPerler Bead Party

For Children in Grades 3-5
Thu, January 14, 2016, 4:00 pm

What design can you create? For children in grades three through five. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Wed, January 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.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For six to 23 month olds
Wed, January 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.

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red star for teens eventMake a Clothespin Snowman Magnet

Teen Winter Craft
Tue, January 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

Make an adorable seasonal craft to hold important notes on your fridge or locker!

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tue, January 12, 2016, 10:30 am

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

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, January 10, 2016
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green star for adult eventChamber Music Recital–Brisket Flute Trio

The Adult Chamber Music Group from Mason Gross Extension Divison
Thu, January 7, 2016, 7:00 pm

Brisket Trio is a flute trio featuring Deborah Carr (Highland Park), Barbara Lockley (Scotch Plains), and Susan Rosenthal (East Brunswick). The flutists met at the Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts Adult Chamber Music Program (ACMP), directed by Dr. Alison Brewster Franzetti. When not playing the flute, Deborah is a professor of sociology at Rutgers and co-host of the popular Tuesday Night Trivia at Pino’s. Barbara is a statistical programming analyst within a clinical research team. Susan is a professor of pediatrics and dean of student affairs at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. The trio is named for Deborah’s beagle Brisket, who enjoys listening to their rehearsals. The trio will perform work by J.S. Bach, Boismortier, Kummer, Zempleni, and others.

Back to the Future film 1985

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBack To the Future (1985)

Films in the 1980s
Tue, January 5, 2016, 6:30 pm

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. Back to the Future is a 1985 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated PG. One hour, 54 minutes.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, January 2, 2016
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New Years Day

Library Closed
Fri, January 1, 2016

December 2015 Events

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Library Closing at 2pm

Thu, December 31, 2015
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpook Handy’s 7th Annual Winter Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Wed, December 30, 2015, 2:00 pm

The whole family is invited to a Spook Handy Folk Concert that is being held during the winter holiday break. Spook Handy’s Tales From The Road lifts your spirits with sing a longs that every family member can enjoy. His travels through the byways of America fuel his music.Spook can be heard in venues of almost all stripes, from festivals and arts centers to senior centers and churches – from TV and radio to libraries and schools. With a simple Martin D-35 guitar, harmonica, his own voice and the voices of the audience, Spook presents concerts of good honest acoustic songs that are true to the spirit, passion of purpose of American folk music. He sings about the local Mom and Pop’s store, the widow of a soldier, the landscape of Montana, economic hardship, dogs with fleas, and so many other experiences that everybody can relate to in one way or another.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, December 27, 2015
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Day After Christmas

Library Closed
Sat, December 26, 2015
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Christmas Day

Library Closed
Fri, December 25, 2015
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Library closing at 2:00 PM

Thu, December 24, 2015
Pixar Inside Out

purple star for childrens eventDisney Pixar’s Inside Out

Winter Break Movie
Wed, December 23, 2015, 1:00 pm

Enjoy an animated adventure comedy about a young girl named Riley who is up rooted from her quiet mid west home and moved to San Francisco. Her emotions, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness, come alive to help her navigate her new life. Rated PG. One hour, 34 minutes.

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red star for teens eventGaming Afternoon for Teens

For Teens
Tue, December 22, 2015, 3:00 pm

Relax after school, enjoy a snack and play some fun board games!

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
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red star for teens eventKaplan Test Prep Session for the New SAT and ACT

For High School Students
Sun, December 20, 2015, 1:15 pm

Get a practice run of the new SAT and ACT! Through this unique opportunity, students will take a fully-proctored exam and will learn what to expect in a test-like environment. Practice test scores from this event can serve as an SAT and ACT score prediction for the student, prior to having to sit for the actual exam. This practice test will take approximately 4 hours. Students will need to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, a snack and water. Students and their families will receive their score results by email within 2 weeks. Bring two #2 pencils and a calculator. Register today, space is limited.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, December 19, 2015
Diplomacy

green star for adult eventDiplomacy (2014)

International Film Series
Tue, December 15, 2015, 6:30 pm

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan. This French-German historical drama was adapted from the play Diplomatie by Cyril Gely. Not Rated. One hour, 28 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventString Art

Teen Craft
Tue, December 15, 2015, 3:00 pm

Use a length of string to create a beautiful work of art. Please register.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, December 13, 2015
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red star for teens eventSnowflakes and Hot Cocoa

For Teens
Tue, December 8, 2015, 3:00 pm

Winter is coming. Let’s warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and create some cool snowflakes to decorate for the chilly season.