Events

April 2018 Events

green star for adult eventEdwin Romond

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, April 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

Edwin Romond is the author of eight collections of poetry and has been awarded writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts. Garrison Keillor has twice read Romond’s poetry on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and his memoir, “The Ticket,” appears in Tim Russert’s national bestseller, Wisdom of Our Fathers from Random House. He is the recipient of the 2013 New Jersey Poetry Prize for his poem, “Champion.” In addition, Romond wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the musical plays, A Family Life and Robin Hood that were produced at New Jersey community theaters.

Go Game

For Grades 1-5
Mon, April 30, 2018, 3:30 pm

Jessica Wu (Level 3 Dan) and Isaac Wu(Level 3 Dan), are Highland Park High School students and excellent Go players. They are sharing their 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 students in grades 1-5. Today we will meet in the children’s room. The program will be from 3:30-4:30 PM.

May 2018 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFriends of the Library Book Sale

Books For All Ages
Sat, May 5, 2018, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 5 and May 6 from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir. Proceeds will benefit library programming.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFriends of the Library Book Sale

Books For All Ages
Sun, May 6, 2018, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir. Funds will benefit library programming.

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventTwilight Tales

Mon, May 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Enjoy stories before bed time. Children can come in pajamas. For families with children three to five years old.

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Ages 3-5
Tue, May 8, 2018, 10:10 am

Students from Highland Park High School’s GlOW program will lead children through a craft and movement activity. For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 23 months
Wed, May 9, 2018, 10:15 am

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

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

For two and three year old children
Wed, May 9, 2018, 11:00 am

Stories, finger plays and art activity for children 2-3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children 4-5 years old
Thu, May 10, 2018, 3:30 pm

Creative drama, stories and art activities for children four and five years old. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Thu, May 10, 2018, 6:00 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.

green star for adult eventMemoir Writing Workshop-Outline Your Life Story

Memoir Writing Workshop
Thu, May 10, 2018, 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 eventFrom Byrd to the Beatles-Clarinet Concert

Saturday Afternoon Concert
Sat, May 12, 2018, 3:00 pm

Enjoy selections from the Renaissance and The Beatles from local Clarinet group, Rouge et Noir.

purple star for childrens eventPerler Bead Craft

After School Special
Mon, May 14, 2018, 3:30 pm

Use your creativity to make a beautiful Perler bead craft. You design it, we will iron it! For grades 3-5. Please Register

red star for teens eventSkill Toys for Teens

Beyond the Yo-Yo
Mon, May 14, 2018, 7:00 pm

Everyone knows what a yo-yo is , but what about a diabolo or a kendama! Come have fun with skill toys and you might even walk away knowing how to spin a plate!

red star for teens eventWatercolor Art

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, May 15, 2018, 3:00 pm

Create a beautiful work of art using simple watercolor techniques.

green star for adult eventAfter the Storm (Not Rated)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, May 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife. Japanese Drama directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. One hour, 57 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Children 6-23 Months of Age
Wed, May 16, 2018, 10:15 am

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

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Wed, May 16, 2018, 11:00 am

Stories, finger plays and art activity for children 2-3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children 4-5 years old
Thu, May 17, 2018, 3:30 pm

Creative drama, stories and art activities for children four and five years old. Please register.

Read to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, May 17, 2018, 6:00 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.

green star for adult eventMonthly Meditation Circle

Bobbie Ellis, Soma Center
Thu, May 17, 2018, 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 been teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. A Meditation Circles will also be held on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM.

Create a Comic Book Character

The Adventures of Bo Tanik
Sun, May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm

Highland Park local Gianni Boy Vee will be presenting his children’s comic book, The Adventures of Bo Tanik #2. It was co-created with his friend, Bobby Castle. The authors will do a reading, answer questions and will show participants how to draw a comic character. Autographed posters and shots from the book will also be given away. Refreshments will be served. Suggested for grade school children and their parents.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, May 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Children 6-23 Months of Age
Wed, May 23, 2018, 10:15 am

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Wed, May 23, 2018, 11:00 am

Stories, finger plays and art activity for children 2-3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages Four-Five years
Thu, May 24, 2018, 3:30 pm

Creative drama, stories and art activities for children four and five years old. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, May 24, 2018, 6:00 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.

Library Closed

Memorial Day Weekend
Sat, May 26, 2018

Library Closed

Memorial Day Weekend
Sun, May 27, 2018

Library Closed

Memorial Day
Mon, May 28, 2018

red star for teens eventAfter School Games

For Teens
Tue, May 29, 2018, 3:00 pm

Hang out with your friends after school. We’ll provide the games, snacks, and music!

green star for adult eventNikki Stiller

Poetry Night Series
Tue, May 29, 2018, 7:00 pm

Nikki Stiller is author of five books of poetry: Notes of a Jewish Nun, On Both Frontiers, Burial Ship, My Own Afghanistan, and My Mother Did Not Like to Hug-New and Selected Poems.Her work has appeared in The New York Times,Home Planet News, Primavera, Response, Mainstream, Lilith, and Poetry New York. She has taught at Hunter College, Tel Aviv University,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bauruch College and for many years at the New Jersey Institute of New Jersey where she won two teaching awards. After her reading we will have an open mic. The Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

bird spring

purple star for childrens eventCreate a Bird’s Nest

After School Special
Thu, May 31, 2018, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story and a craft. For children in kindergarten through second Grades.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, May 31, 2018, 6:00 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.

June 2018 Events

green star for adult eventOnline Businesses and New Jersey Tax

Small Business Workshop
Mon, June 4, 2018, 10:00 am

This workshop will cover online businesses and New Jersey Tax. Information will include, taxability of products and services, sales inside and outside of New Jersey, 411 on shipping products, and collecting and reporting New Jersey Sales Tax.
Tiesha McCall and Solange Pimentel from Taxation University, the Training and Outreach Unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, will conduct this workshop. They will do The Fundamentals of New Jersey Sales Tax, a second workshop, today at 1:30 pm. To register call 732-572-2750 or email sjohnson@hpplnj.org.

green star for adult eventThe Fundamentals of New Jersey Sales Tax

Small Business Workshop
Mon, June 4, 2018, 1:30 pm

The workshop for small businesses will cover the taxability of products and services, and how to use New Jersey Exemption Certificates. Participants will also learn how to file sales tax and how to use tax returns.
Tiesha McCall and Solange Pimentel from Taxation University, the Training and Outreach Unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, will conduct this workshop. They will also do an earlier workshop at 10 AM today about Online Businesses and New Jersey Tax. To register call 732-572-2750 or email sjohnson@hpplnj.org.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, June 7, 2018, 6:00 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.

Tsu fil Duvids Klezmer

green star for adult eventKlezmer Concert with Tsu Fil Duvids (Too Many Daves)

Klezmer Concert
Sun, June 10, 2018, 2:00 pm

Tsu Fil Duvids, Yiddish for “Too many Daves”, is a klezmer ensemble based in Central NJ. The ensemble is comprised of David Schlossberg on piano, Dave Goldfarb on clarinet, Dave Schiff on Bass, Rob (Dave) Lowe on violin, Asher (Dave) Siebert on trumpet, Bill (Dave) Selden on accordion, Richard (Dave) Buchbinder on melodica and keyboards, and Beverly (Davida) Novick on drums. Tsu Fil Duvids has performed throughout New York and Philadelphia and many spots in between including synagogues, community centers, weddings and theaters. In New Brunswick they played at the Crossroads Theater and in Monroe at the Marasco Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, June 14, 2018, 6:00 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.

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, June 14, 2018, 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.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, June 25, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, June 30, 2018

July 2018 Events

U.S. American flag in a ball

Library Closed

Independence Day
Wed, July 4, 2018
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Summer Saturday
Sat, July 7, 2018
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 14, 2018
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 21, 2018

Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 28, 2018

August 2018 Events

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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 4, 2018
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 11, 2018
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 18, 2018
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Summer Saturday
Sat, August 25, 2018

Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

September 2018 Events

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, September 1, 2018

Library Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 3, 2018

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Mon, September 3, 2018

Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

October 2018 Events

Library Board Meeting

Mon, October 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

November 2018 Events

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 26, 2018, 7:30 pm

December 2018 Events

Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
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