Events

October 2022 Events

green star for adult eventHighland Park CrafterDark: Friendship Bracelets and Jewelry Making

Friendship Bracelets and Jewelry Making
Mon, October 3, 2022, 7:00 pm

Location: The Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park Make some throwback friendship bracelets or other fun jewelry to adorn yourself or your friends of any gender! Highland Park CrafterDark is a partnership between Highland Park Public Library and the Pride Center of NJ. Join other adults to do a craft project […]

Light green-gray background with black text: "Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group. Meeting schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm. Highland Park Public Library, 31 N 5th Ave. 732-572-2750. hpplnj.org." Illustrations of a yellow and purple ball of yarn, a purple ball of yarn with two purple crochet hooks, and a yellow ball of yarn with two metal needles.

green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, October 4, 2022, 6:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

purple star for childrens eventBooks and Babies

New Born to 24 months
Wed, October 5, 2022, 10:30 am

Lapsit Storytime for caregivers and their little ones ages newborn to 24 months. Each session will be about 20 minutes of simple songs, finger plays, bounces & stories.

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

crafts
Wed, October 5, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break Story Time

Stories for Children 3-5 years
Wed, October 5, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

For children 2 and 3 years old
Thu, October 6, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

green star for adult eventJerseyana with Christine Lutz

100 Years of Learning Series
Thu, October 6, 2022, 7:00 pm

Do you like learning about local new Jersey history?  Well, Christine Lutz knows where all the bodies are buried! As NJ Regional Studies Librarian and the person in charge of special Collections and the University Archives at Alexander Library at Rutgers and Head of Public services, you want Christine to be at your side when your collecting all the facts. The Highland park resident with deep roots in the community, will be here tonight to talk about local facts and also the opportunities you have at the Alexander Library to satisfy your own curiosity and research needs. She also curates the Sinclair New Jersey Collection, the largest and most comprehensive collection of printed materials on New Jersey in the state, and one of the premier collections of its kind in the country.  This is the first in a series of talks, 100 Years of Learning, in honor of the Highland Park Public Library’s Centennial Birthday.

red star for teens eventJust Dance For Teens

Teen Afternoon
Tue, October 11, 2022, 3:00 pm

Students in grades 6-12 can have fun and get their bodies moving with this popular dance video game.

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green star for adult eventInterstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (NR)

Tue, October 11, 2022, 6:30 pm

CineMusic presents a rare, authorized opportunity to view Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003). This animated sci-fi musical was created by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk & Japanese anime designer Leiji Matsumoto. Four musicians from another galaxy are kidnapped by an evil manager to ultimately become the biggest band […]

green star for adult eventLibrary Trivia Night at Pino’s

Library Centennial Celebration
Tue, October 11, 2022, 8:00 pm

We are continuing our celebrations for the Library’s centennial by hosting Trivia Night at Pino’s, 13 North Fourth Avenue! The theme will be “1920s-2020s” and the categories will be announced on Pino’s Trivia Tuesday Facebook page the day of the event. Pino’s trivia rules apply (no cell phones out, 1 drink minimum per person; non-alcoholic or alcoholic). For more information, contact Grace McKenna at gmckenna@hpplnj.org. Stay tuned for a second night of Trivia hosted by the library on Tuesday, November 15th!

purple star for childrens eventBooks and Babies

New Born to 24 months
Wed, October 12, 2022, 10:30 am

Lapsit Storytime for caregivers and their little ones ages newborn to 24 months. Each session will be about 20 minutes of simple songs, finger plays, bounces & stories.

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green star for adult eventGet Started with the E-Library

Wed, October 12, 2022, 10:30 am

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Highland Park Community Center, 220 S. 6th Ave. Registration: Call (732) 819-0052 ext. 3112. Get started using Libby, a free app that lets you read e-books, e-magazines, and audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet, or computer! Librarians from the Highland Park Public Library will show you how it works and […]

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

crafts
Wed, October 12, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break Story Time

For Children ages 3-5 years
Wed, October 12, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

For children 2 and 3 years old
Thu, October 13, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

Black circle with the text "Date with Death Club: Exploring Mortality in Community" inside it, and datewithdeathclub.com outside of it.

green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Resistance & Acceptance: The Mortal Dance

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, October 13, 2022, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

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green star for adult eventTrans, Nonbinary, and Gender-Nonconforming Reads

Mon, October 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

Join your neighbors, public library staff, and the Pride Center of New Jersey’s True Selves group for an evening of sharing trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming reads! Discover new and classic books for adults, and learn how you can access them for free with your library card (includes all libraries in LMxAC, the Libraries of […]

purple star for childrens eventPumpkin Decorating

Kindrgarten-Fifth Grade
Tue, October 18, 2022, 3:15 pm

Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to decorate a pumpkin at the library! Registration begins Monday, September 12.

Light green-gray background with black text: "Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group. Meeting schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm. Highland Park Public Library, 31 N 5th Ave. 732-572-2750. hpplnj.org." Illustrations of a yellow and purple ball of yarn, a purple ball of yarn with two purple crochet hooks, and a yellow ball of yarn with two metal needles.

green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, October 18, 2022, 6:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

Cartoon of a laptop computer with eyes, raised eyebrows, a waving hand, and a smiling open mouth.

green star for adult eventComputer Class at the Community Center

Wed, October 19, 2022, 10:00 am

Highland Park Public Library and Highland Park Community Center are offering a monthly series of Basic Computer Skills classes using the Northstar Digital Literacy curriculum.   To attend the class, you must register by calling 732-819-0052 ext. 3112. or register online at HighlandParkRec.com. Space is limited.   Today’s class will be held at the Highland […]

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purple star for childrens eventSensory Playdate

Wed, October 19, 2022, 10:30 am

Young children and their caregivers can experience a variety of sensory activities and socialize!

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts
Wed, October 19, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break Story Time

For Children Ages 3-5 years
Wed, October 19, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

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Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, October 19, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

For children 2 and 3 years
Thu, October 20, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Thu, October 20, 2022, 2:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (no meeting November 24) Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 N. 5th Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904 — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations […]

green star for adult eventPremiere of the Virtual Play Reading Series-Lenin’s Embalmers

Read A Play Together
Thu, October 20, 2022, 6:30 pm

Beginning during  Pandemic an energetic group of  Highland Parkers have been getting together to read famous plays adapted by Stephen Eisondorfer for the Zoom platform. Almost every month they have enjoyed reading contemporary plays as well as classics, Entering their third season, the HPPL Play Reading group is reading “Lenin’s Embalmers” by Vern Thiessen, a play that  is a comedy about death, fame and chemistry. Participants read and act out the play together on Zoom and need no prior experience to have a great time! Email raritanriver@aol.com to choose a role and receive the Zoom link for the evening. Coming soon is a posting of the script and list of roles.

Light green-gray background with black text: "Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group. Meeting schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm. Highland Park Public Library, 31 N 5th Ave. 732-572-2750. hpplnj.org." Illustrations of a yellow and purple ball of yarn, a purple ball of yarn with two purple crochet hooks, and a yellow ball of yarn with two metal needles.

green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Sun, October 23, 2022, 1:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

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purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

Family Storytime
Mon, October 24, 2022, 6:15 pm

Wind down with some bedtime stories at this family storytime!

green star for adult eventWriting Workshop with Author Mark Geller

Write a First Draft
Tue, October 25, 2022, 11:00 am

Mark Geller will conduct a writing workshop for up to 12 participants. Geller has published five novels is young adults including Raymond-Novel about a family recovering from domestic violence. He also wrote My Life in the Seventh Grade, with humor and sensitivity about a boy coming of age in a sometimes hostile environment at home and at school. Email vweidmann@hpplnj.org to register for the workshop.

purple star for childrens eventFeeling it! Storytime for Social Emotional Wellness

Grades Kindergarten-Third Grade
Tue, October 25, 2022, 4:00 pm

Alycia Hinrichsen, Intake Coordinator at Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, introduces and reinforces themes central to developing a strong sense of self and healthy connections with others. For families with children in grades K-3. Registration opens Monday, September 12.

purple star for childrens eventBooks and Babies

New Born to 24 months
Wed, October 26, 2022, 10:30 am

Lapsit Storytime for caregivers and their little ones ages newborn to 24 months. Each session will be about 20 minutes of simple songs, finger plays, bounces & stories.

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green star for adult eventAudiobook Services for People with Visual, Physical, and Other Impairments

Wed, October 26, 2022, 10:30 am

Time:  10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Highland Park Community Center, 220 S. 6th Ave. Registration: Call (732) 819-0052 ext. 3112. Do you have a visual impairment, perceptual impairment, reading disability, or physical impairment that affects your ability to read? You may be eligible for BARD services from the New Jersey State Library, so that […]

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green star for adult eventCrafternoons

crafts
Wed, October 26, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break Story Time

For Children 3-5 years old
Wed, October 26, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, October 26, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

For children 2 and 3 years old
Thu, October 27, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Thu, October 27, 2022, 2:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (no meeting November 24) Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 N. 5th Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904 — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations […]

Better Late Poetry Reading

Poetry Night Series
Thu, October 27, 2022, 7:00 pm

Poet Elizabeth A. Pallitto will read from the late Marcia Holtzman’s recently published Better Late-Poems and Prose. Pallitto was the editor of the work and also the writing instructor for the series of classes that Marcia Holtzman attended to write and shape her life’s work. Her poetry is at once irreverent, provocative, intelligent, humerus and […]

purple star for childrens eventSlightly Spooky Game Day

Kindergarten-Third Grade
Fri, October 28, 2022, 3:30 pm

Students in grades Kindergarten-3 grade will participate in a variety of games, races and challenges with a slightly spooky spin to them! 

Film poster for a cult musical film, showing the film title in red, and a person wearing a black dress and black heels perched in a giant mouth with red lips. Text: "Halloween, 7 pm, Highland Park Public Library."

green star for adult eventThe Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)

Mon, October 31, 2022, 7:00 pm

Join us for a Halloween screening of this cult musical, whether it’s your first time seeing it or your fiftieth! After newly-engaged couple Brad and Janet break down in an isolated area, they seek shelter at the spooky, debaucherous residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.  This film is rated R. Costumes encouraged. No water guns, open flames, […]

November 2022 Events

purple star for childrens eventArt Series for Children

Grades 2-5
Tue, November 1, 2022, 3:30 pm

In this 4 week series, children in grades 2-5 will learn about a different artist each week and then create a work of art in that artist’s style.

Light green-gray background with black text: "Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group. Meeting schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm. Highland Park Public Library, 31 N 5th Ave. 732-572-2750. hpplnj.org." Illustrations of a yellow and purple ball of yarn, a purple ball of yarn with two purple crochet hooks, and a yellow ball of yarn with two metal needles.

green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, November 1, 2022, 6:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

purple star for childrens eventBooks and Babies

New Born to 24 months
Wed, November 2, 2022, 10:30 am

Lapsit Storytime for caregivers and their little ones ages newborn to 24 months. Each session will be about 20 minutes of simple songs, finger plays, bounces & stories.

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

crafts
Wed, November 2, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages 3-5 years
Wed, November 2, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, November 2, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

For children 2 and 3 years old
Thu, November 3, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Thu, November 3, 2022, 2:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (no meeting November 24) Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 N. 5th Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904 — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations […]

green star for adult eventRaising Children To Be Optimistic and Constructive-Strategies for Home and School

A Talk for parents and Teachers
Thu, November 3, 2022, 7:00 pm

Join Maurice J. Elias, Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University who will talk about strategies to raise children with emotional skills, self regulation, problem solving, peer communication, and empathy. Dr. Elias has been involved in Emotional Intelligence strategies for children during the last three decades. Dr. Elias is also Director of the Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab, and Co-Director of the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools at Rutgers University. He also is a founding member of SEL4US, a national alliance of state social-emotional learning advocacy and implementation support organizations. He has most recently collaborated on the recently published, Students Taking Action Together-Five Teaching Techniques to Cultivate-SC, Civic Engagement, and a Healthy Democracy. This program is part of a series, 100 Years of Learning at the Library.

purple star for childrens eventArt Series for Kids

Grades 2-5
Tue, November 8, 2022, 3:30 pm

In this 4 week series, children in grades 2-5 will learn about a different artist each week and then create a work of art in that artist’s style.

Film cells with treble clef and red text: "CineMusic: A Monthly Music-Themed Film Series" inside them.

green star for adult eventThis Is Spinal Tap (R)

Tue, November 8, 2022, 6:30 pm

CineMusic presents a special, authorized screening of classic mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984).  Follow Spinal Tap, one of England’s loudest bands, during what proves to be a fateful tour as the band struggles to get back on the charts. Screening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. After the screening, we invite you to stick around […]

purple star for childrens eventBooks and Babies

New Born to 24 months
Wed, November 9, 2022, 10:30 am

Lapsit Storytime for caregivers and their little ones ages newborn to 24 months. Each session will be about 20 minutes of simple songs, finger plays, bounces & stories.

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

crafts
Wed, November 9, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages 3-5 years
Wed, November 9, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, November 9, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

Thu, November 10, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Thu, November 10, 2022, 2:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (no meeting November 24) Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 N. 5th Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904 — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations […]

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Good Life & Good Death

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, November 10, 2022, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

purple star for childrens eventFamily Movie Afternoon-The Bad Guys (PG)

Family Movie
Fri, November 11, 2022, 2:30 pm

To avoid prison, a gang of notorious animal criminals pretend to want to be  rehabilitated and then their leader finds that he genuinely wants to change his ways. But how can he do this without his gang knowing it? One hour, 40 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventDino Stomp

For Children Ages 3-5 years
Mon, November 14, 2022, 3:30 pm

Children ages 3-5are invited to participate in a variety of dinosaur themed activities! Registration begins September 12.

Beige background with dark gray text: "Adult Game Night." Illustration of a person with brown skin and short pink hair, wearing a blue long-sleeved top and a short yellow skirt, a person with tan skin and black hair with bangs and a ponytail, wearing a red t-shirt, and a person with short black hair under a backwards yellow baseball cap, a dark blue long-sleeved top, and turquoise pants, kneeling around a low white table, playing a board game that involves colorful cards and fake money.

green star for adult eventAdult Game Night

Mon, November 14, 2022, 6:30 pm

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Highland Park Public Library Meeting Room Join other adults to play board games and card games! We’ll provide games, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please register here: https://forms.gle/xVosRqQrMLcXCEJP7

purple star for childrens eventArt Series for Kids

Grades 2-5
Tue, November 15, 2022, 3:30 pm

In this 4 week series, children in grades 2-5 will learn about a different artist each week and then create a work of art in that artist’s style.

Light green-gray background with black text: "Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group. Meeting schedule: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm. Highland Park Public Library, 31 N 5th Ave. 732-572-2750. hpplnj.org." Illustrations of a yellow and purple ball of yarn, a purple ball of yarn with two purple crochet hooks, and a yellow ball of yarn with two metal needles.

green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, November 15, 2022, 6:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

Cartoon of a laptop computer with eyes, raised eyebrows, a waving hand, and a smiling open mouth.

green star for adult eventComputer Class at the Community Center

Wed, November 16, 2022, 10:00 am

Highland Park Public Library and Highland Park Community Center are offering a monthly series of Basic Computer Skills classes using the Northstar Digital Literacy curriculum.   To attend the class, you must register by calling 732-819-0052 ext. 3112. or register online at HighlandParkRec.com. Space is limited.   Today’s class will be held at the Highland […]

purple star for childrens eventBooks and Babies

New Born to 24 months
Wed, November 16, 2022, 10:30 am

Lapsit Storytime for caregivers and their little ones ages newborn to 24 months. Each session will be about 20 minutes of simple songs, finger plays, bounces & stories.

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts
Wed, November 16, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages 3-5 years
Wed, November 16, 2022, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a story time targeted for 3-5 year olds but all are welcome.

Illustration showing five people with brown skin and black hair, wearing brown and dark blue clothes, with plants in planters on the ground, and speech bubbles coming from each person. They are talking and gesturing to each other with their hands.

Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, November 16, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

purple star for childrens eventTot Time

For children 2 and 3 years old
Thu, November 17, 2022, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, movement, and rhymes for children ages 2-3

green star for adult eventEdwin Romond Poetry Reading

Poetry Night Series
Thu, November 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

Edwin Romond is the inaugural award winner of the 2022 Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award. His manuscript, Man at the Railing, will be published in Spring 2023 by NYQ Books. The former award winning poet and teacher will read from his new collection and other published books. Edwin has been invited many times to read at the Friends of theLibrary poetry Night Series He is also the author of eight previous 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.  A Q&A will follow reading.

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green star for adult eventFall Mocktails

Mon, November 21, 2022, 7:00 pm

Get ready for Thanksgiving with delicious non-alcoholic beverage options! Taste a selection of seasonal mocktails and learn some tips for blending fresh and preserved ingredients. Then try your hand at mixing your own mocktail creations! For those of you who attended Summer Mocktails, we’ll be building on what we learned there and working with some different […]

purple star for childrens eventArt Series for Kids

Grades 2-5
Tue, November 22, 2022, 3:30 pm

In this 4 week series, children in grades 2-5 will learn about a different artist each week and then create a work of art in that artist’s style.

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Kid’s Movie-Turning Red (PG)

After School Movie
Wed, November 23, 2022, 2:30 pm

Mei Lee is a confident, dorky thirteen-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which for a teenager is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! (movie description from RottenTomatoes.com)

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Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, November 23, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Sun, November 27, 2022, 1:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

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purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

Family Storytime
Mon, November 28, 2022

Wind down with some bedtime stories at this family storytime!

purple star for childrens eventFeeling It! Storytime for Social Emotional Wellness

Grades Kindergarten-Third Grade
Tue, November 29, 2022, 4:00 pm

Alycia Hinrichsen, Intake Coordinator at Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, introduces and reinforces themes central to developing a strong sense of self and healthy connections with others. This session will focus on Support and Inclusion. For families with children in grades K-3. Registration opens Monday, September 12.

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts
Wed, November 30, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

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Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, November 30, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

December 2022 Events

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Thu, December 1, 2022, 2:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (no meeting November 24) Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 N. 5th Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904 — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations […]

green star for adult eventFashion from the 1920s

100 Years of Learning Series
Thu, December 1, 2022, 7:00 pm

In honor of the Highland Park public library’s 100 Anniversary, we are having a presentation on how people dressed during the 1920s when we first opened our doors. The year 1922  was a swinging time. Flappers were plentiful,  speakeasies popular and high fashion was never more prolific. The stock market was high, mansions were popping up, skirts were climbing and hair was bobbed.  Enjoy a talk with Highland Park’s own Gail Alterman,  the curator of the Costume Collection at the Cranford Historical Society and the assistant to the Textiles Consultant at Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History. She continues to  work on numerous costume exhibitions throughout the year, and teaches classes on the History of Costumes. Gail will also touch upon the costuming in the new Downton Abbey film, A New Era, which takes place in 1928. This talk about 1920s fashion is part of our series, 100 years of Learning at the Library.

green star for adult eventHighland Park CrafterDark: DIY Aromatherapy Lip Balm

DIY Aromatherapy Lip Balm
Mon, December 5, 2022, 7:00 pm

Location: The Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park. Create your own scented lip balm to stay moisturized all winter long! Highland Park CrafterDark is  a partnership between Highland Park Public Library and the Pride Center of NJ. Join other adults to do a craft project together – or bring your own […]

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, December 6, 2022, 6:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

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Crafts
Wed, December 7, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

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Virtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, December 7, 2022, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, October 19 – December 7 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: ONLINE on Zoom Please note that the Highland Park Public Library is closed on Wednesday evenings. This Conversation Café will be held online on Zoom. — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels […]

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Thu, December 8, 2022, 2:00 pm

Date: Thursdays, October 20 – December 8 (no meeting November 24) Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Location: Highland Park Public Library meeting room, 31 N. 5th Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904 — The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations […]

green star for adult eventAnatomy of a Criminal Court Case

Criminal Case Talk
Thu, December 8, 2022, 7:00 pm

Follow a criminal court trial from the time an arrest is made, indictments signed, criminal pleas are heard, and court cases reach a judge and trial. Members of the Middlesex County Court system will be on hand to explain the process, technical terms and the parts of a trial.

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green star for adult eventAdult Game Night

Mon, December 12, 2022, 6:30 pm

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Highland Park Public Library Meeting Room Join other adults to play board games and card games! We’ll provide games, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please register here: https://forms.gle/6CS2arfx16s9fcH98      

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green star for adult eventCODA (PG-13)

Tue, December 13, 2022, 6:30 pm

CineMusic presents an authorized screening of the 2022 Academy Award-winning film CODA. As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her […]

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts
Wed, December 14, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: What to Do with a Dead Body?

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, December 15, 2022, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, December 20, 2022, 6:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library 3 times per month: 🧶 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 🧶 4th Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners! We will share resources and ideas.

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green star for adult eventComputer Class at the Community Center

Wed, December 21, 2022, 10:00 am

Highland Park Public Library and Highland Park Community Center are offering a monthly series of Basic Computer Skills classes using the Northstar Digital Literacy curriculum. To attend the class, you must register by calling 732-819-0052 ext. 3112. or register online at HighlandParkRec.com. Space is limited.   Today’s class will be held at the Highland Park Community Center, 220 […]

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts
Wed, December 21, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts
Wed, December 28, 2022, 1:00 pm

Join us in the meeting room for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects.   Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for more information

January 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Owning Your Dying

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, January 19, 2023, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

February 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Planning Your Own Memorial Service

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, February 16, 2023, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

March 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Death with Dignity: Medical Aid in Dying

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, March 16, 2023, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

April 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Aging: Better than the Alternative

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, April 20, 2023, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

May 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Grief: Loving & Losing, Learning & Living

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, May 18, 2023, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

June 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventDate with Death Club: Session Topic TBD

Exploring Mortality in Community
Thu, June 15, 2023, 6:30 pm

Do you want to face mortality with less fear and more curiosity, less euphemism and more reality, less conformity and more creativity? Facilitated by Rev. Karen G. Johnston, Date with Death Club is a non-dogmatic opportunity to explore mortality in community through connection, reflection, and conversation. Come to one, some, or all of the monthly […]

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