Events

November 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventPerler Bead Craft

After School Specials
Thu, November 14, 2019, 3:15 pm

Make your own Perler Bead creation to take home! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

green star for adult eventCool Women Poets

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, November 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Known for their themed, improv-style poetry readings, Cool Women riff on each other’s poems like jazz musicians, providing an unpredictable and compelling performance. All nine members—Eloise Bruce, Juditha Dowd, Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Lies, Judy Michaels, Sharon Olson, Penelope Schott,
Maxine Susman, and Gretna Wilkinson—have deep New Jersey roots. An open reading follows the featured poets.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

Fri, November 15, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, November 16, 2019

purple star for childrens eventI is for Israel

Children Ages 4-7 Years
Sun, November 17, 2019, 2:00 pm

Celebrate the history and culture of Israel with a reading of I is for Israel written by Gili Bar-Hillel. A children’s activity will follow. Space is limited and priority will be given to Highland Park card holders. Registration begins October 4. For children ages 4-7 years old accompanied by a parent. Registration begins October 4, 2019.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Mon, November 18, 2019, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu(Level 3 Dan), is a Highland Park High School student and excellent Go player. He will share his skills at the library. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! This introductory class will teach the basics of Go to children and teens. The program will be from 3:30-4:30 PM.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, November 18, 2019, 6:15 pm

Rumi is a greyhound therapy dog. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Tue, November 19, 2019, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

red star for teens eventPaper Strip Silhouette Art

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, November 19, 2019, 3:00 pm

Use strips of paper and glue to create your own silhouette artwork.

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, November 20, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Please Register.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, November 20, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Registration begins Friday, October 4.

purple star for childrens eventDance Party

After School Specials
Thu, November 21, 2019, 3:15 pm

Learn all the new dance moves! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Thu, November 21, 2019, 6:15 pm

Read to Daisy, a therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child who registers will read to Daisy for 10-15 minutes each Thursday for the duration of the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up now as space is limited. We will meet in the quiet study room.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Live Theater Production for All Ages
Thu, November 21, 2019, 7:00 pm

Celebrate Harry Potter with Raconteur Radio’s uniquely immersive, parody interpretation of The Goblet of Fire. All ages are welcome to come in costume and experience the story in a whole new way. The Boy Who Lived LIVE! STARRING: Jason Jackson, Shawna Lagan, Jeff Maschi, and Michael Jarmus. With Alex Dawson. The production includes theatrical lighting, costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, fog, audience participation and hundreds of sound effects. For more information about the radio play call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children 7-11 Years
Fri, November 22, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, November 24, 2019

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Mon, November 25, 2019, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu(Level 3 Dan), is a Highland Park High School student and excellent Go player. He will share his skills at the library. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! This introductory class will teach the basics of Go to children and teens. The program will be from 3:30-4:30 PM.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, November 25, 2019, 6:15 pm

Rumi is a greyhound therapy dog. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of […]

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 25, 2019, 7:30 pm
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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Tue, November 26, 2019, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

red star for teens eventFriendsgiving Party

Teen Afternoon Fun
Tue, November 26, 2019, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends at the library’s first ever Friendsgiving party! We will be munching on snacks and playing Thanksgiving themed games!

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, November 27, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration starts Friday, October 4.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, November 27, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Registration begins Friday, October 4.

Closed

Thu, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving

Closed

Fri, November 29, 2019

Day after Thanksgiving

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, November 30, 2019

December 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, December 2, 2019, 6:15 pm

Rumi is a greyhound therapy dog. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

green star for adult eventIn the Aisles (Not Rated)

Summer International Film Festival
Mon, December 2, 2019, 6:30 pm

In the Aisles quietly celebrates the beauty in the day-to-day and the collective pride we take in our jobs with dark humor and nuance.  This drama is an affecting and bittersweet glimpse into the shared connections of a motley group of workers. Not Rated,  German, 2 hrs. 4 min.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Tue, December 3, 2019, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, December 4, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Registration begins Friday, October 4.

purple star for childrens eventTreasure Chest Craft

After School Specials
Thu, December 5, 2019, 3:15 pm

Make your own treasure! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Thu, December 5, 2019, 6:15 pm

Read to Daisy, a therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child who registers will read to Daisy for 10-15 minutes each Thursday for the duration of the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up now as space is limited. We will meet in the quiet study room.

green star for adult eventAmerican Song Book Tribute

December Concert Series
Thu, December 5, 2019, 7:00 pm

Singer Ellen LaFurn and accompanist Bob McHugh will entertain you with the best melodies from the American Song Book. Ellen LaFurn started singing professionally at the age of 17 with a group called Chang Lee and the Zaniacs.At Kean University she was the featured vocalist with the Big Band Workshop and later was a vocalist with the Bob Ackerman Group.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children 7-11 Years
Fri, December 6, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, December 8, 2019

green star for adult eventCreative Writing Workshop

Poet Lois Marie Harrod
Mon, December 9, 2019, 6:30 pm

Lois Marie Harrod teaches creative writing at the College of New Jersey. Her most recent publications are And She Took the Heart, a chapbook published by Casa de Cinco Hermanas (2016) and Nightmares of a Minor Poet (2016). Her 13th and 14th poetry collections appeared in 2013: Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Word Tech: Cherry Grove) and How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press). The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State).

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children 7-11 Years
Fri, December 13, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, December 14, 2019

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventChildren’s and Teen Book and Board Game Sale

First Annual Children and Teen Book Sale
Sat, December 14, 2019, 10:00 am

A Children and Teen Book and Board Game Sale will be held Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the meeting room. When the library is closed please enter on North Six Avenue. Enjoy a a selection of children and teen books in English and other languages and of lightly used board games. All proceeds from the sale will benefit library programming.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventChildren and Teen Book and Board Game Sale

First Annual Children and Teen Book Sale
Sun, December 15, 2019, 10:00 am

Children and Teen Book and Board Game Sale will be held Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the meeting room. When the library is closed please enter on North Six Avenue. Enjoy a a selection of children and teen books in English and other languages and of lightly used board games. All proceeds from the sale will benefit library programming.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, December 16, 2019, 6:15 pm

Rumi is a greyhound therapy dog. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 16, 2019, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventBlood Sugar Screening in the Meeting Room

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses
Wed, December 18, 2019, 2:00 pm

A team of nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Community Mobile Health Services will give blood sugar and blood pressure screenings at the library. The mobile team will be here between 2:00 PM-3:00 PM. Nurses will also answer your health related questions about heart disease, diabetes and stroke prevention.

purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans

For Infants and Children Up to Five Years
Thu, December 19, 2019, 10:30 am

Tova Halpern, founder and artistic director of Fresh Theater Arts, is offering a class for the youngest children a playful introduction to performing. Students will be given the opportunity to express themselves, build
confidence and explore their imagination through playing games and dancing. For infants and children up to five years of age. The Caregiver and Me Movement program is being given in partnership with the Highland Park Public Library.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Thu, December 19, 2019, 6:15 pm

Read to Daisy, a therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child who registers will read to Daisy for 10-15 minutes each Thursday for the duration of the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up now as space is limited. We will meet in the quiet study room.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children 7-11 Years
Fri, December 20, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, December 22, 2019

Closed

Wed, December 25, 2019

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpook Handy’s 11th Annual Winter Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Fri, December 27, 2019, 1:30 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.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, December 28, 2019

January 2020 Events

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Wed, January 1, 2020

New Year Day

purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans

For Infants and Children Up to Five Years
Wed, January 8, 2020, 10:30 am

Tova Halpern, founder and artistic director of Fresh Theater Arts, is offering a class for the youngest children a playful introduction to performing. Students will be given the opportunity to express themselves, build confidence and explore their imagination through playing games and dancing. For infants and children up to five years of age. The Caregiver and Me Movement program is being given in partnership with the Highland Park Public Library.

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