Events

August 2021 Events

Animal Cartoon Workshop for Children

Mon, August 2, 2021, 7:00 pm

Vincent Zhang, a rising senior at HP High School will guide children in drawing some fun cartoon animals.

teens outside library

red star for teens eventOutdoor Teen Tuesdays

Grades 6 and Up
Tue, August 3, 2021, 2:00 pm

Teens meet on the front lawn with Miss Karen for games, crafts and other fun activities. Please wear a mask and social distance. Weather permitting.

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, August 3, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Story Time

For Young Children and their Families
Wed, August 4, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

purple star for childrens eventIn Person Book Break

For Young Children and their Families
Thu, August 5, 2021, 2:00 pm

Enjoy an outdoor story time with Miss Karen, Youth Librarian. Masks are required, social distancing and weather permitting.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventBob Andrews Trio

Mini Concert Series
Fri, August 6, 2021, 2:00 pm

Bob Andrews, Dave Sherman and Peter Hagan will perform singer/song writer acoustic music outside the library entrance as part of our mini concert series. They have performed recently in Princeton, Island Heights and Ocean County. Please wear a mask and social distance. Weather permitting.

purple star for childrens eventOutdoor Afternoon Crafts for Children

For Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Mon, August 9, 2021, 3:30 pm

Simple crafts, stories and games for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration required.

teens outside library

red star for teens eventOutdoor Teen Tuesdays

Grades 6 and Up
Tue, August 10, 2021, 2:00 pm

Teens meet on the front lawn with Miss Karen for games, crafts and other fun activities. Please wear a mask and social distance. Weather permitting.

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, August 10, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Wed, August 11, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

purple star for childrens eventIn Person Book Break

For Young Children and their Families
Thu, August 12, 2021, 2:00 pm

Enjoy an outdoor story time with Miss Karen, Youth Librarian. Masks are required, social distancing and weather permitting.

green star for adult eventAugust Writers’ Circle

Write the First Draft of a Poem
Thu, August 12, 2021, 7:00 pm

Join  a group that is carving out a time to meet and write. Gain inspiration from reading a poem together and receiving prompts. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom link and poem and prompts.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 5238 2264
Passcode: 141377

purple star for childrens eventKids Take and Make Craft Pick-Up

For Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
Mon, August 16, 2021, 10:30 am

Each third Monday of the month this summer children in Kindergarten through fifth grade can pick up a take and make kit at the front entrance of the library beginning at 10:30am. First come, first served!

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, August 17, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

green star for adult eventUntangling and Reweaving: the Challenges of Writing Feminist Historical Fiction -Via Zoom

Writing Workshop
Thu, August 19, 2021, 7:00 pm

This is a writing workshop, via Zoom, about writing historical fiction with a feminest perspective. We’ll experience the challenges and the fun of fem-envision: re-telling history and stories from a feminist point of view.
Judy Petsonk is the author of two feminist historical novels: “Queen of the Jews,” and “Justice: Maccabees and Pharisees.” She also wrote the non-fiction “Taking Judaism Personally,” an account of the havurah, and Jewish feminist movements. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org to register, receive worksheets and for Zoom link.

Join Zoom Event
Meeting ID: 892 2727 3099
Passcode: 120242

mom child night reading

Virtual Pajama Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Mon, August 23, 2021, 7:00 pm

Miss Karen will read bed time stories on Facebook Live for young children and their families.

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, August 24, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, August 31, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

September 2021 Events

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, September 7, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

green star for adult eventVirtual Crime Fiction Author Panel

Mystery Lovers' Program
Thu, September 9, 2021, 7:00 pm

Mark Leichliter, James L’Etoile, DonnaRae Menard, and Marlie Wasserman showcase their passion for crime fiction in their summer 2021 novels from Level Best Books. These authors write mysteries, procedurals, thrillers, and historicals, all with crime at the center. They look forward to sharing their work and discussing how a story idea turns into a novel, via Zoom. Some of the specific area they will will share include: How have their backgrounds informed subject matter and themes? How do the ways they deal with mental illness inform their work? What is the role of research for both contemporary and historical novels? How do they decide on what point of view to use in their writing? How did they become writers?
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 1581 5907
Passcode: 803518

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, September 14, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventOutdoor Concert with Tommy Strazza

Outdoor Mini Concerts Series
Fri, September 17, 2021, 2:00 pm

ommy Strazza has been a staple of the New Jersey music scene for the better part of the last decade as both a singer/songwriter and lead guitarist for several bands(Hey Bulldog, Okra Winfrey, G-Man Syndicate.) and solo artists (Anthony Walker, Anjelia, Emily Grove, and Michael Askin to name a few.). His last album “The Model Citizen L.P.” earned him a “Top Local Release” nomination at the 2010 Asbury Music Awards, and his guitar work earned him a “Top Guitarist” victory at the 2011 Asbury Music Awards.

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, September 21, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

green star for adult eventSinger Ellen LaFurn and Pianist Bob McHugh

Outdoor Mini Concert Series
Thu, September 23, 2021, 7:00 pm

Singer Ellen LaFurn and accompanist Bob McHugh will entertain you with the best melodies from the American Song Book under the stars at the entrance of the library for our Mini-Series. 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. Weather permitting. Masks and social distancing is required.

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, September 28, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

Rita Signorelli-Pappas

green star for adult eventRita Signorelli-Pappas Zoom Poetry Reading

Friends Poetry Night Series
Thu, September 30, 2021, 7:00 pm

Rita Signorelli-Pappas’ poems have been widely published in such journals as Poetry, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review, Poet Lore, The Women’s Review of Books, Southern Poetry Review, and Notre Dame Review, and also in such online publications as Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.  I have two published collections of poetry, Satyr’s Wife (2010) and Labyrinth (2019), both published by Serving House Books; currently, I am completing a third collection, Love in the Halocene. Her other poetry activities include being a regular poetry reviewer for World Literature Today and having given a number of poetry readings at places like the Cornelia Street Café and Queensborough Community College in New York; Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania; Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana; Barnes and Noble in Princeton, New Jersey; The Writer’s Room in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and the Highland Park Public Library. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom link.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 5370 3740
Passcode: 431010

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