Events

July 2017 Events

purple star for childrens eventA Better World Naturally-With Live Animals

Meet Rescued Animals
Wed, July 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Join Eyes of The Wild and their amazing rescued animals for a discussion about a future that can and should include the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

books

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, July 27, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class. Pre-registration required.

lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

Grade School Children
Thu, July 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Recommended for grade school children. Complete in Challenges! Refreshments too!

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 29, 2017
simple machines

purple star for childrens eventEngineering For Kids

Craft for Children in 2-5 Grades
Mon, July 31, 2017, 3:30 pm

Children will construct a power boat, marble run and lunar lander. A special robotics session is also planned. Registration is required. Friends of the Library

August 2017 Events

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Two and Three Year Olds)

Two and three year old children
Tue, August 1, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, August 1, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

red star for teens eventCatapults

Teen Craftand Game Afternoon
Tue, August 1, 2017, 3:00 pm

Build your own popsicle stick catapult and test them out in fun competitive games!

green star for adult eventJulieta (R)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 1, 2017, 6:30 pm

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter, Anita. They both suffer in silence over over the loss of Xoan, Anita’s father and Julieta’s husband. At times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. Spanish. One hour, 39 minutes.

green star for adult eventJoin Us for National Coloring Day

Color Away Stress
Wed, August 2, 2017, 3:00 pm

Coloring has always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved. Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends — or meet new ones. We invite you to spend some time coloring with your friends, children or grandchildren or by yourself. Enjoy the creativity of making a picture come to life! We will supply coloring pages and colored pencils or bring your favorite coloring book.

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, August 3, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class Pre-registration required

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 5, 2017
lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventBuild It Crafts

Mon, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Enjoy a story and build a craft. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Tue, August 8, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Three-Five Years
Tue, August 8, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventRobots (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:00 pm

With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Rodney heads off to the big city to pusue his dreams and prove that anyone can shine no matter what they are made of! Rated PG, one hour, 31 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Eagle Huntress (G)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:30 pm

In this documentary, we follow, Aisholpan, a thirteen year old girl who is training to become an Eagle Hunter, the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Not only does she accomplish this art, she rises to the pinnacle of this tradition that for centuries was only passed down from father to son. Turkic. One hour, 28 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, August 10, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class Pre-registration required

purple star for childrens eventBuild With Straws and Connectors

For Kindergarten and First Graders
Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:30 pm

Create structures with straws and connectors. For grades K-1. Registration is required.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 12, 2017

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Twos and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 15, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Three-Five Year olds
Tue, August 15, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

green star for adult eventDheepan (NR)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 15, 2017, 6:30 pm

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman, and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know each other, they begin to build a life together. French. One hour, 54 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, August 17, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class Pre-registration required

purple star for childrens eventBach 2 Rock

Electric Violinist Caryn Lin
Thu, August 17, 2017, 6:30 pm

Caryn Lin presents this interactive music program using acoustic and electric violins. This electronic violinist and education innovator creates a feast for your ears. For all ages. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 19, 2017

green star for adult eventHarp Concert and Demonstration

Sunday Afternoon Concert with Maya Vadell
Sun, August 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Maya Vadell will play Classical and Modern pieces on the harp. The Rutger University student will also demonstrate how the harp is played and will give audience members an opportunity to try out the instrument. Maya has been playing since the 9th grade.

red star for teens eventChalk the Walks

Teen Art Afternoon
Mon, August 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

“Spread joy, optimism, and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk!” All ages are welcome to join us as we decorate the sidewalks behind the library! http://chalkthewalks.com/

red star for teens eventSnap Circuits

Teen Afternoon
Tue, August 22, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come play around with these innovative kits that contain color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. We will be trying out Sound and Lights kits!

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, August 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join Bobbie Ellis, director of Soma Center for a refreshing approach to meditation suitable for everyone. Learn simple embodied meditation and breathing techniques you can use everyday to reduce stress and increase presence in your life, work, and relationships. Bobbie has teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 26, 2017

Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 28, 2017, 7:30 pm

September 2017 Events

Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, September 2, 2017

Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sun, September 3, 2017

Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 4, 2017
Highland Park Public Library

green star for adult eventHome Decorating Workshop

Interior Decorating Tips
Thu, September 7, 2017, 7:00 pm

This home decorating workshop is for early nesters, new home buyers, renters and everyone in between. Learn fun and inexpensive ideas to spruce up any space. and answer questions on home decorating do and does. Gifty Anane, from Detailler, a New Brunswick home Decorating company will conduct the workshop and answer your questions about interior decorating.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventPoet John J. Trause

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, September 26, 2017, 7:00 pm

John J. Trause is author of Inside Out, Upside Down and Round and Round, (Nirala Publications, New Delhi, India, 2012). His Chap books include Eye Candy for Andy and Seriously Serial: Poems 2014. He is director of the Oradell Public Library and past director of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. An open reading will follow the main reader.

October 2017 Events

green star for adult eventLife Story Workshop-Outline Your Life Story

Memoir Writing Workshop
Thu, October 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences to share with family and friends? Donna Atkins, a communications specialist in the application of narrative and story telling, will guide you through activities, and interactive exercises. She will also provide constructive feedback. You will leave the workshop with a full outline of your memoir. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This is a two hour workshop.

green star for adult eventBreast Cancer Awareness Talk

Breast Care Awareness Month
Thu, October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm

October is Breast Care Awareness Month. Join Jean Withers, RN, the Community Outreach Coordinator from JFK Medical Center, who will provide information to women and men on the importance of breast cancer screenings, healthy eating, and well being to prevent breast cancer. This talk is part of Highland Park Public Library’s Health and Wellness Series.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, October 23, 2017, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventPoet Tina Kelley

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, October 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

Tina Kelley is the author of the poetry collections Abloom and Awry (CavenKerry Press, 2017), Precise, and the Gospel of Galore, winner of a 2003 Washington State Book award. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, and reported for the New York Times for 10 years, sharing a staff Pulitzer for 9/11coverage. She won the Jacar Press Chapman Competition. An open reading will follow the featured reader.

November 2017 Events

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventCool Women Poets

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, November 28, 2017, 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.

December 2017 Events

Highland Park Public Library

green star for adult eventClarinet Holiday Concert

Sat, December 2, 2017, 2:00 pm

Enjoy holiday selections played by clarinetists.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 18, 2017, 7:30 pm

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpook Handy’s 9th Annual Winter Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Thu, December 28, 2017, 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.

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