Events

January 2019 Events

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Write a Poem or Short Prose Piece
Thu, January 17, 2019, 6:30 pm

Block out a time for writing each month. January’s theme is fog, storm and mystery. Explore four poems and receive prompts. Write a first draft of a poem or prose piece. Join our Writers’ Circle. Register at the front desk or call the library at 732-572-2750.

Library Closed

Martin Luther King's Day
Mon, January 21, 2019

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, January 22, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Registration is required.

red star for teens eventSnowflakes and Hot Cocoa

Teen Craft
Tue, January 22, 2019, 3:00 pm

Make a beautiful beaded snowflake while you sip hot cocoa!

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For 6 to 23 month olds
Wed, January 23, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, January 23, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Read to Daisy The Therapy Dog
Thu, January 24, 2019, 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. We will meet in th quiet study room.

green star for adult eventIntroduction to the Sewing Machine

Craft Workshop for Adults
Thu, January 24, 2019, 6:30 pm

Stephanie McIntyre is bringing sewing machines to the library to do an introductory workshop for beginners. Now is your chance to learn the skills with a draw sting bag project you can take home. Please register at the front desk.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

Rumi is a Therapy Dog
Sun, January 27, 2019, 2:00 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 on the Sunday they are registered for. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited so check your calendar to see if one or all Sundays work for you.

red star for teens eventLibrary Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Join TAG
Mon, January 28, 2019, 6:30 pm

Help plan and prepare upcoming teen library programs and events!

Library Board Meeting

Mon, January 28, 2019, 7:30 pm

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, January 29, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Registration is required.

Miniature Winter Scene Starring You

Teen Craft
Tue, January 29, 2019, 3:00 pm

Help create a miniature winter scene that will include real photos of you and the other participants! The Miniature Winter Scene will be displayed in the Children’s Display Case, outside of the Children’s Room.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Ages 6-23 Months
Wed, January 30, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, January 30, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventSalt Art

After School Specials
Thu, January 31, 2019, 3:15 pm

Make amazing crystals on paper with salt, glue and water colors. After School Specials are for children already in grade school. Please register for only those you can attend.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, January 31, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

February 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventRead To Rumi

Sun, February 3, 2019, 2:00 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 on the Sunday they are registered for. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited so check your calendar to see if one or all Sundays work for you.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Mon, February 4, 2019, 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 children and teens. The program will be from 3:30-4:30 PM.

TNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, February 5, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Registration is required.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wed, February 6, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, February 6, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, songs and crafts for children four and five years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 7, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

red star for teens eventEscape the Room

Afternoon Session
Mon, February 11, 2019, 3:00 pm

Solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand and escape the room! Space is very limited. Registration is required. Register for either the 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM session.

red star for teens eventEscape the Room

Evening Session
Mon, February 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

Solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand and escape the room! Space is very limited. Registration is required. Register for either the 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM session.

Abraham Lincoln

Library Closed

Lincoln's Birthday
Tue, February 12, 2019
book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 23 months
Wed, February 13, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, February 13, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, songs and crafts for children four and five accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventJust Dance Party For Grades 3-5

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

Join us for a dance party and creative movement experience. After School Specials are for grade school children. Please register for only those you can attend.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 14, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Write a Poem or Short Prose Piece
Thu, February 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Block out a time for writing each month. Join us fora special Writers Circle devoted to the theme of love. We will look at four poems, four prompts and write a first draft of a poem or short prose piece. Enjoy dark chocolate to help inspire you. Please register at the front desk or call 732-572-2750.

Preschool Dance Party

Fri, February 15, 2019, 10:30 am

Tova Halpern from Fresh Theatre Arts will get children and parents moving in this program designed for ages ages 2-5. Babies are welcome.

Library Closed

President's Day
Mon, February 18, 2019

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Children 3 to 5 years old
Tue, February 19, 2019, 10:30 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.

red star for teens eventPerler Bead Creations

Teen Craft
Tue, February 19, 2019, 3:00 pm

Make one of a kind creations out of plastic beads that melt! You can make key chains, jewelry and magnets!

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Children 6-23 Months of Age
Wed, February 20, 2019, 10:30 am

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

Book Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, February 20, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, songs and crafts for children Four and five years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

green star for adult eventBlood Sugar Screening in the Meeting Room

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses
Thu, February 21, 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 eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 21, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

green star for adult eventBlues Legacy

A Reading and Book Signing
Thu, February 21, 2019, 7:00 pm

acquese Armstrong is a poet and writer living in Central New Jersey. Blues Legacy (Broadside Lotus Press) is her new collection of poems celebrating various genres of African American music. The collection won the 2019 Naomi Long Mudgetti Poetry Award. Armstrong will read from this new collection and sign books. Her first poetry chapbook, dance of the shadows, was released June 2017. She has been published in For Harriet, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Rising Phoenix Review, Black Magnolias Literary Journal and Ourselves/Black. Ms. Armstrong was a 2015 recipient of the Ambassador Award from the State of New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma for promoting wellness and recovery and reducing stigma through the arts.

purple star for childrens eventRead To Rumi

Rumi is a Therapy Dog
Sun, February 24, 2019, 2:00 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 on the Sunday they are registered for. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited so check your calendar to see if one or all Sundays work for you.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, February 26, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Registration is required.

red star for teens eventBrinner Party (Breakfast for Dinner Themed Party)

Teen Afternoon
Tue, February 26, 2019, 3:00 pm

Who desn’t love breakfast for dinner? Join us for breakfast themed snacks, games and activities after school!

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For 6-23 Months Olds
Wed, February 27, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, February 27, 2019, 3:45 pm

Stories, songs and crafts for children four and five years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventPerler Bead Craft

After School Special
Thu, February 28, 2019, 3:15 pm

Use your creativity to make a beautiful Perler bead craft. You design it, we will iron it! After School Specials are for children already in grade school. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 28, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

green star for adult eventMedicare Workshop

The Answers to Most Asked Questions
Thu, February 28, 2019, 6:30 pm

The subject of Medicare can sometimes be confusing. This workshop presented by Michael Salum of Senior Advisors will try to answer the most asked questions about Medicare. The topics covered will include: the five biggest mistakes made by beneficiaries, original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage, enrollment periods and penalties, working past the age of 65, how Medicare supplement policies work, how prescription programs(Part D) work, and what some of the proposed changes to Medicare in the future might be. To register for the Medicare Workshop please call the library at 732-572-2750. The program is not connected with or endorsed by the United States government or the Federal Medicare program.

March 2019 Events

green star for adult eventMaria Mazziotti Gillan Poetry Reading and Art Reception

Poetry Night Series
Tue, March 5, 2019, 7:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s Month and the First Full Day of Spring and the opening of The Friends of the Library Poetry night Series with New Jersey’s beloved Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Also enjoy an Art Reception of her New Paintings that will be up through March. She is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. Maria has published 22 books of and about poetry, and 4 anthologies. Her most recent books are the poetry and photography collaboration with Mark Hillringhouse, Paterson Light and Shadow (Serving House Books, 2017) and the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter (NYQ, 2016). Her collection of poems along with some of her paintings is The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets (Redux Consortium).

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Thu, March 7, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

green star for adult eventOrigami for Adults

Adult Craft Night Series
Thu, March 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

The kids are doing it and having fun, now it’s time for you to have your turn! Artist and teacher Shelley Phillips will demonstrate how to create origami works of art for adults. To register call the library at 732-572-2750 or visit the front desk.

purple star for childrens eventGraphic Novel Discussion and Exchange

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

If you like to read graphic novels join us for a discussion. Feel free to bring in a graphic novel you have already read and would like to exchange.For children already in grade school. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Thu, March 14, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Children 3 to 5 years old
Tue, March 19, 2019, 10:30 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.

Popsicle Stick Airplanes

After School Specials
Thu, March 28, 2019, 3:15 pm

Make a popsickle stick airplane that you can customize. We provide the popsickle sticks, you provide the imagination! For children already in grade school. Please register.

April 2019 Events

green star for adult eventLois Marie Harrod

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, April 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

Join us for a National Poetry Month reading with Lois Marie Harrod. Her 16th and most recent collection Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 from Five Oaks. And She Took the Heart (Casa de Cinco Hermanas) appeared in January 2016, Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. 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). Dodge poet, 3-time recipient of a New Jersey Council on the Arts fellowship and lifetime teacher (high school and college), she is widely published in literary journals and online eZines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3.

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Children 3 to 5 years old
Tue, April 16, 2019, 10:30 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.

lily

Library Closed

Good Friday
Fri, April 19, 2019

Library Closed

Easter
Sun, April 21, 2019

May 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Children 3 to 5 years old
Tue, May 7, 2019, 10:30 am

Don’t Miss Students from Highland Park High School’s GlOW program as they lead children through an exciting craft and movement activity.
For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required

green star for adult eventPoets Ilene Millman and Coleen Marks-Schaffler

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, May 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

Join us for readings from two poets!Ilene Millman is a speech/language therapist whose poetry has been published in a variety of print journals including the Sow’s Ear, Adanna, The Paterson Review, Poem Memoir Story, U.S. 1 Worksheets and others. Poet Coleen Marks-Schaffler will also be reading. Book signing follows.

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