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March 2015 Events

 
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle

For Grade School Children
Thursday, March 5, 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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purple star for childrens eventWishing Wands – Craft for Grades Three-Five

Thursday Specials fo Older Kids
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a Wishing Wand and enjoy refreshments.

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Library Closed due to weather

Thursday, March 5, 2015
 

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:00 pm

Stories, creative drama, art activities for children in kindergarten through second grade. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for Two and Three year olds
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Jaws

green star for adult eventJaws (1975) Tonight

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 pm

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Oceanographer Matt Hooper (Richard Drefuss) and grizzled Ship Captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man verses nature. Directed by Steven Spielberg in his first major film. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Rated PG. Two hours and 4 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 12 through 24 Months Old
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through songs, Rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6 through 23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


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red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:00 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Four - Five Year Old Children
Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00 pm

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


February 2015 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, February 28, 2015
 

kind strangers band

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventKind Strangers Band

Bluegrass Concert
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

Kind Strangers, who are a group of Highland Park neighbors and friends, is marked by authentic Bluegrass harmonies, driving banjo rolls, and a fiddler who, at the age of fifteen, has already played Carnegie Hall. Songs range from old-time bluegrass and country, to the band’s specialty: “bluegrassified” rock and pop songs made accessible by transitioning them to the classic bluegrass style. Jonathan Austin, who is pursuing a degree in music, provides the steady bass line that holds these songs together, while engineer Phil Wilson livens up each tune with his banjo picking and vocals. Dan O’Donnell, who once shared the stage with John Hartford, among others, plays guitar and sings while his son, Keith, provides vocals and the fiddle leads that have helped make this band renowned. Vocalist Lara Arp crowns each song, providing layered, intricate harmony that shines a new light on virtually any tune. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, February 26, 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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purple star for childrens eventPerler Beads Craft for Grades Three-Five

Thursday Specials fo Older Kids
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make an original creation with popular Perler Beads. Refreshments too!


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Wednesday, February 25, 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 eventChocolate Olympics

Teen Program
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 3:00 pm

At this very sweet program, compete against your friends in M&M sorting, Name the Candy Bar, and Oreo snacking!

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months. Registration is required.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, February 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
 
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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to five Years
Monday, February 23, 2015, 4:00 pm

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


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, February 22, 2015
 

Lisa Cameron painting detail

green star for adult eventArt Reception – “Reflections”

Reminiscences of Steve Hart
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:30 pm

The Highland Park Artists Collective is dedicating its February Art Exhibit, “Reflections,” to Steven Hart (1959-2015), a former long time borough resident and author. An art reception will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. At 3:00 PM, family and friends are invited to share reminiscences of Steven Hart.


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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer!

Basic Training 101 with Kris Collins
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 pm

Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, has owned three dogs throughout his life and animal behavior has always been a main interest, as well as his general love for animals. His 45 minute talk will help you to create an environment where your dog will want to do what you teach them. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College.He is a private trainer and also conducts dog training classes at Petco. “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 eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, February 19, 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 eventFelt Tissue Holder

Teen Craft
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a cute felt tissue holder to help you through all those winter colds.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Wednesday, February 18, 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 eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventYoung Artist Program Trio

Mason Gross Extension Program Students and Faculty
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7:00 pm

Students and faculty from the Mason Gross Extension program will perform a concert in the meeting room. Light refreshments.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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President’s Day

Library Closed
Monday, February 16, 2015

Mr. Ray concert

purple star for childrens eventMr. Ray Concert

Children's Concert
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 pm

For decades Mr Ray has been making crowds of children and their families dance and sing to his original rock tunes. He is a performer who will make you want to dance! Join us for a winter concert that will warm you up. Bill Board Magazine selected Mr. Ray (Ray Anderson) 2013’s 10th Best Selling Kids Artist. The Highland Park musician has been performing for children since 1994 and has won many awards for his rich rock style. Mr. Ray started his rock career back in the 1980’s when he was a member of Asbury Park’s Stone Pony house band, “Cats on a Smooth Surface”. In Asbury Park he played with Bruce Springstein. Later he toured with Meat Loaf and Bon Jovi with his own band, “Blue Van Gogh”. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, February 14, 2015
 

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Lincoln’s Birthday

Library Closed
Thursday, February 12, 2015

book benders

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second Grades
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:00 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Wednesday, February 11, 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 eventMake a Valentine

Teen Craft
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a cute Valentine card to give to someone special.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months. Registration is required.


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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Monday, February 9, 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 eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Monday, February 9, 2015, 4:00 pm

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


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, February 8, 2015
 

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purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children to Practice their Reading
Thursday, February 5, 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.

space duel

purple star for childrens eventGame Day for Grades Three-Five

After School Specials for Older Kids
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

Try out games on X-Box Kinect. Refreshments too.


read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second Grade
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 10:30 am

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


The Conversation -film

green star for adult eventThe Conversation (1974)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:30 pm

Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide (Harrison Ford) to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan (John Cazale) manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case, Caul becomes obsessed with the recording, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who with a minimum of physical violence on screen, psychologically creates one of them most terrifying film climaxes ever. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Rated PG. One hour, 53 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive with rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club-cancelled due to weather

Teen Manga Club
Monday, February 2, 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 eventBook Break-cancelled due to weather

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Monday, February 2, 2015, 4:00 pm

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

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Library Closing at 4 due to weather

Monday, February 2, 2015
 

January 2015 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 31, 2015
 

puzzle piece

red star for teens eventNational Puzzle Day

For Teens
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 pm

Celebrate National Puzzle Day at the library by putting together puzzles and playing puzzle games!


blood drop

green star for adult eventBlood Drive is Cancelled and Will Be Rescheduled

Conducted by New Jersey Blood Services
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 pm

The blood drive is Cancelled and is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31 from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

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The Library will be Closed Tuesday, January 27

Due to the Blizzard
Tuesday, January 27, 2015