Events

June 2017 Events

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, June 24, 2017

green star for adult eventArt Reception

Artists Coleen Tyler and Marcia Shiffman
Sun, June 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

The meeting room at the Highland Park Public Library will feature through the month of June 2017, Recent Photographs and Prints: Coleen Tyler and Marcia Shiffman. An art reception will be held for the artists on Sunday, June 25 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Coleen Tyler has been working with black and white film and her subjects include portraits and landscapes. Marcia Shiffman has been working on lithographs, etchings, and silkscreen related to memory.

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purple star for childrens eventClean Community Magic Show

Magician Bill Kerwood
Tue, June 27, 2017, 10:30 am

Magician, Bill Kerwood will present this very special and interactive magic show about recycling and keeping the earth clean. Provided by the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management.

space duel

red star for teens eventGaming with the Xbox Kinect

Teen Gaming
Tue, June 27, 2017, 3:00 pm

Keep your body moving this summer! Come learn some new moves and try out a dance game on the Kinect!

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purple star for childrens eventSummer Sing Along for Children

Ages 2-5 years
Wed, June 28, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us for a Summer Sing Along with Neil Fein. For children ages two to five years.

purple star for childrens eventThe Juggling Hoffmans

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
Thu, June 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

Get a game board and join the Summer reading Club. The hilarious Juggling Hoffmans will have you astounded as they balance and juggle various objects. Audience participation is encouraged. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

July 2017 Events

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 1, 2017
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Closed

July 4th Holiday
Tue, July 4, 2017

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBag It : A Film Screening and Discussion

A Sustainable Highland Park Program
Thu, July 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Sustainable Highland Park received a $10,000 Grant to reduce plastic bag usage in the borough. Tonight they are featuring the film Bag It and a discussion after the film. Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life and human health?
Some more facts about plastic bag usage:

• 5 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year (http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/waste_pollution_facts/plastic_bags_used_per_year)

• One bag is used on average for 20 minutes before it is disposed of

• It takes about 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose

• Only about 1% of plastic bags are recycled

• 100 million barrels of oil are used each year to produce plastic bags worldwide

• Most plastic bags end up in waterways, landfills and littering our landscapes

• More than 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed yearly by ocean debris

Please join with Sustainable Highland Park in our efforts to raise awareness to the harmful effects of plastic bags and to reduce the use of plastic bags in our town.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 8, 2017
simple machines

purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

Children in Grades 2-5
Mon, July 10, 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

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, July 11, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Three-Five Year Old Children
Tue, July 11, 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 eventWall-E (G)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

A lonely waste management robot with only a cockroach for a friend finds true love with another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life. Rated G, One hour, 28 minutes.

green star for adult eventMan Called Ove (PG-13)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

Ove is the block’s grumpy old man who enforces strict neighborhood rules and whom everybody avoids. On an ordinary day, all that changes when a new family moves in next door and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox. An unexpected friendship blooms from the accident! Swedish. One hour, 56 minutes.

red star for teens eventParacord Survival Bracelets for Operation Gratitude

For Teens
Wed, July 12, 2017, 3:00 pm

Help make bracelets for Operation Gratitude to include in each of their care packages going to deployed troops overseas, to new recruits graduating from Boot Camp, to veterans here at home, and to first responders aiding in emergency situations! The bracelet gives the person wearing it 7.5 feet of paracord to use in an emergency. The bracelets also let our heroic service men and women know we care and appreciate them.

purple star for childrens eventMr. Ray Concert

Family Concert
Thu, July 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

Rock on with Mr. Ray at the library. A family concert recommended for families of preschool – 2nd grade children. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 15, 2017
simple machines

purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

Children in Grades 2-5
Mon, July 17, 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

lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventBuild It Crafts

For children in grades K-2.
Mon, July 17, 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, July 18, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Three-Five years
Tue, July 18, 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.

card making

red star for teens eventPaint Chip Cityscapes

Teen Art Afternoon
Tue, July 18, 2017, 3:00 pm

Create beautiful works of art with simple everyday supplies!

green star for adult eventOur Little Sister (PG)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Three sisters live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absen from the family for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, younger half sister. Bonding with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings. Japanese.Two hours, eight minutes.

purple star for childrens eventOrigami Workshop for Children

Ages Seven years and Up
Wed, July 19, 2017, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, a 1oth grader at Highland Park High School, will teach origami to children ages seven and up. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBuild With Roominates

Children in 2-5 Grades
Thu, July 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Create structures using Roominates. Registration is required and space is limited. For grades 2-5. Registration is required.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 22, 2017
simple machines

purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

Children in Grades 2-5
Mon, July 24, 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

Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 24, 2017, 7:30 pm

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, July 25, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages Three-Five years
Tue, July 25, 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 eventBox Trolls (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, whom helps them fightback against an evil exterminator and make peace with an upper-crust town known for its cheeses. Rated PG, one hour, 40 minutes.

green star for adult eventLion (PG-13)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

When Saroo Brierley was five years old, he got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or even recall the name of his home town or last name, he survived alone on the rough streets of Calcutta. Ultimately he is transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. This is the true story of his adult search for his family from India. Australian. Two hours.

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.

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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, 4:30 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.

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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 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 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

Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

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

November 2017 Events

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

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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