Events

February 2023 Events

Books & Babies

For ages Newborn to 24 Months
Wed, February 8, 2023, 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. NO registration required!

purple star for childrens eventSensory Playdate For Young Children

For Young Children and their Caregivers
Wed, February 8, 2023, 10:30 am

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

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, February 8, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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Crafternoons

Enjoy Crafting Together
Wed, February 8, 2023, 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.

Book Break

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages 3-5 Years
Wed, February 8, 2023, 3:30 pm

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

Card Making for Children

For Grades 2-5
Thu, February 9, 2023, 3:30 pm

Children in grades 2-5 will learn how to make different types of moveable greeting cards. Registration opens soon

red star for teens eventTeen Dungeons and Dragons

Enjoy Monthly Dungeons and Dragons
Thu, February 9, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join us for a monthly game of Dungeons & Dragons. We will start at 6:30 on the second Thursday of the Month.

purple star for childrens eventStem for Kids-Winter Edition

For Grades 2-5
Mon, February 13, 2023, 4:15 pm

In this 4 week series, children in grades 2-5 will use their problem solving skills to take on a different STEM challenge each week. Registration opens soon.

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green star for adult eventCrafterDark: Reusable Food Wraps

Mon, February 13, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join other adults to do a craft project together. This month,  we’ll be making reusable food wraps out of beeswax and cotton cloth!  Please register at https://forms.gle/RwEPkKPZ5Kj6UekQA Whether you’re an experienced crafter or consider yourself creatively challenged, you are welcome here. Supplies will be provided. Location: Highland Park Public Library Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Yoga for Kids with Fresh Theatre Arts

For Children 4-7 Years
Tue, February 14, 2023, 3:30 pm

Children ages 4-7 will engage in weekly yoga activities with teaching artist Christine from Fresh Theatre Arts. Space is limited. Please register HERE

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventMoulin Rouge! (PG-13)

Tue, February 14, 2023, 6:30 pm

CineMusic presents a Valentine’s Day screening of the award-winning film Moulin Rouge! In this musical, a poor Bohemian poet in 1890s Paris falls for a beautiful courtesan and nightclub star coveted by a jealous duke. Screening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. After the screening, we invite you to stick around for an informal, moderated discussion […]

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, February 15, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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Crafternoons

Enjoy Crafting Together
Wed, February 15, 2023, 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: 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 […]

green star for adult eventFebruary Writers Circle

Start Writing
Thu, February 16, 2023, 7:00 pm

We have gotten half way through winter and the spring months are ahead.  Join a supportive group that meets on Zoom. Email vweidmann@hpplnj.org for zoom link, poem and prompts.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 858 2173 1258
Passcode: 219685

Writing Workshop

Talk and Write About Poems
Tue, February 21, 2023, 11:00 am

Join a supportive group of writers who enjoy taking about poems and short pieces of writing. Participants receive prompts and then write their own first drafts. Mark Geller, a Highland Park author, will lead the group. Email vweidmann@hpplnj.org for more information and to register.

Yoga for Kids with Fresh Theatre Arts

For Children 4-7 Years
Tue, February 21, 2023, 3:30 pm

Children ages 4-7 will engage in weekly yoga activities with teaching artist Christine from Fresh Theatre Arts. Space is limited. Please register HERE

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, February 21, 2023, 7:00 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library twice a month, *on a new schedule in 2023*: 🧶 1st Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm 🧶 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm All levels of experience are welcome! We will share resources and ideas.

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, February 22, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Enjoy Crafting Together
Wed, February 22, 2023, 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.

lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventLego Club

Thu, February 23, 2023, 3:30 pm

Each month will feature new LEGO challenges to try! For children in grades K-5. Registration opens soon

green star for adult eventVirtual Play Reading Series-Last Night of Ballyhoo

Read a Play Together
Thu, February 23, 2023, 6:30 pm

Please join the Highland Park Library Play group for their  online community play reading of Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry. The contemporary family comedy won the Tony award in 1997 and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize that same year. It is set in the same milieu as Driving Miss Daisy, by the same playwright. Their only goal is to have fun together. Neither talent nor acting experience is required! The script, together with a list of roles, and guidance for readers can be downloaded Here. To sign up to read a role, email coordinator Steve Eisdorfer at raritanriver@yahoo.com and tell him what role you would like to read, specifying the character and the act. You may also specify that you will take any role that is available. He will try to honor people’s expressed preference. Otherwise chronology and chance will govern. The reading will be over Zoom and should take about 1:45 minutes with a short break in the middle.

purple star for childrens eventPokemón League: A Pokemón Card Playing Club

For Grades 3-7
Mon, February 27, 2023, 4:00 pm

Children in grades 3-7 can bring their own Pokemón deck or borrow a deck from the library to battle against each other monthly. Registration opens soon.

Pajama Storytime

purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

Family Storytime
Mon, February 27, 2023, 6:15 pm

Wind down with some bedtime stories at this family storytime!  

purple star for childrens eventYoga for Kids with Fresh Theatre Arts

For Children 4-7 Years
Tue, February 28, 2023, 3:30 pm

Children ages 4-7 will engage in weekly yoga activities with teaching artist Christine from Fresh Theatre Arts. Space is limited. Please register HERE

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBlack Panther (PG-13)

Black History/Black Futures Film Series
Tue, February 28, 2023, 6:30 pm

A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund an uprising. Two hours, 15 minutes.

March 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, March 1, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, March 1, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Practice Speaking English
Thu, March 2, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

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Teen Action Group (TAG)

Be a teen Volunteer
Thu, March 2, 2023, 7:00 pm

Come to our  meeting and see how you can get involved in volunteering at the library! The meeting counts for an hour of community service.

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Sun, March 5, 2023, 1:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library twice a month, *on a new schedule in 2023*: 🧶 1st Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm 🧶 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm All levels of experience are welcome! We will share resources and ideas.

red star for teens eventJust Dance

For Teens
Mon, March 6, 2023, 3:00 pm

Show off your moves with “Just Dance”.

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green star for adult eventRainbow Reads

Mon, March 6, 2023, 7:00 pm

Location: The Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park. Rainbow Reads is a group for adults to discuss what you’re reading! Expand your reading horizons and share recommendations with others. Highland Park Public Library staff will share new titles of LGBTQ+ interest. Please check the calendar, as this group does not […]

Make a Bath Bomb

For Teens
Tue, March 7, 2023, 3:00 pm

Make a colorful, scented globe of soap for yourself or a friend! All supplies will be provided.

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, March 8, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, March 8, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Practice Speaking English
Thu, March 9, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

red star for teens eventDungeons and Dragons

Monthly Teen D & D Meeting
Thu, March 9, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join us for a monthly game of Dungeons & Dragons. We will start at 6:30 on the second Thursday of the Month.
Please register here.

green star for adult eventVirtual Poetry Workshop with Maxine Susman

Write the first draft of a Poem
Mon, March 13, 2023, 11:00 am

Participants will discuss a provocative sample poem or two, join in some group brain-storming, and start the draft of a new poem, with time at the end to share their work. Maxine Susman was born and raised in New York before moving to New Jersey in her 20s. She lived in Highland Park for many years, and raised her daughter and son here. Now she lives in nearby Kingston. She retired some years back from Caldwell University, where she was an English professor. Since then she has been giving poetry classes, and teaching an ongoing poetry workshop at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Rutgers University. Her work appears in many journals, including Paterson Literary Review, Fourth River, Slant, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Presence, and Crab Orchard Review. She often writes about the natural world, health and illness, art, and animals, including people. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org to register and for Zoom link.

red star for teens eventMake a Paper Cactus

Teen Craft
Tue, March 14, 2023, 3:00 pm

Make a colorful cactus out of paper.

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green star for adult eventLibrary Trivia Night at Pino’s

Tue, March 14, 2023, 8:00 pm

The library will be hosting Trivia Night at Pino’s, 13 North 4th Ave.! The theme will be Pi Day 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, […]

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, March 15, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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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 […]

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green star for adult eventAdult Game Night

Mon, March 20, 2023, 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.      

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Tue, March 21, 2023, 7:00 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library twice a month, *on a new schedule in 2023*: 🧶 1st Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm 🧶 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm All levels of experience are welcome! We will share resources and ideas.

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green star for adult eventBasic Computer Skills Class

Wed, March 22, 2023, 11:30 am

Learn basic computer skills with other adults in this weekly class. Class will meet Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 11 – March 22 (no class January 25). Please plan to attend every class session. Please register by visiting the reference desk, calling 732-572-2750 ext. 1103, or at https://forms.gle/DQKeBj9wranaes8L7 This class is for adults […]

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green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, March 22, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Practice Speaking English
Thu, March 23, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

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green star for adult eventCrafterDark: Spring Mocktails & Perler Bead Coasters

Mon, March 27, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join other adults to do a craft project together. This month, we’re celebrating New Jersey Makers Day with two crafts: We’ll be making seasonal mocktails and Perler bead coasters! Please register at https://forms.gle/4XGqBLuPHWKX1wXXA Whether you’re an experienced crafter or consider yourself creatively challenged, you are welcome here. Supplies will be provided. Location: Highland Park Public Library Time: 7:00 – 8:30 […]

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green star for adult eventCineMusic film series (film TBD)

Tue, March 28, 2023, 6:30 pm

CineMusic presents a screening of film TBD! Screening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. After the screening, we invite you to stick around for an informal, moderated discussion about the film! This film is rated TBD. The CineMusic series focuses on films with music-related themes across a variety of genres, including musicals, concert films, documentaries, biopics, […]

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green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, March 29, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Practice Speaking English
Thu, March 30, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

April 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventHighland Park Crochet & Knitting Group

Sun, April 2, 2023, 1:30 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library twice a month, *on a new schedule in 2023*: 🧶 1st Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm 🧶 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm All levels of experience are welcome! We will share resources and ideas.

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green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, April 5, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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

Practice Speaking English
Thu, April 6, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

Illustration of computer monitor showing nine people wearing different colored clothing talking and gesturing in a video call.

green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, April 12, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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

Practice Speaking English
Thu, April 13, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

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, April 17, 2023, 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.      

Light green-gray background with black text: "Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group. Meeting schedule: 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. 1st 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, April 18, 2023, 7:00 pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The Highland Park Crochet & Knitting Group will meet at the library twice a month, *on a new schedule in 2023*: 🧶 1st Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm 🧶 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm All levels of experience are welcome! We will share resources and ideas.

Illustration of computer monitor showing nine people wearing different colored clothing talking and gesturing in a video call.

green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, April 19, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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

Practice Speaking English
Thu, April 20, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

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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 […]

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green star for adult eventCrafterDark: Jewelry Dishes and Jewelry

Mon, April 24, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join other adults to do a craft project together. This month, This month, we’ll be making jewelry and jewelry dishes to keep it in! Please register at https://forms.gle/ewjmhGu47A2YjWeH7 Whether you’re an experienced crafter or consider yourself creatively challenged, you are welcome here. Supplies will be provided. Location: Highland Park Public Library Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Film cells with treble clef, illustration of movie projector, and black and red text: "CineMusic: A Music-Themed Film Series." Movie poster with text "Prince: Under the Cherry Moon" and illustration of Prince's head superimposed on a triangle with a moon and palm trees. Text: "Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm."

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventUnder the Cherry Moon (PG-13)

Tue, April 25, 2023, 6:30 pm

CineMusic presents a screening of Prince’s directorial debut Under the Cherry Moon, in honor of the anniversary of Prince’s passing. In this musical, two con artist brothers attempt to swindle a soon-to-be wealthy heiress, but things get complicated when one falls in love with her. Screening starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. After the screening, we […]

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green star for adult eventVirtual English Conversation Café / Café de Conversación Virtual

Wed, April 26, 2023, 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26 (NO MEETING MARCH 15) 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 […]

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green star for adult eventConversation Café / Café de Conversación

Practice Speaking English
Thu, April 27, 2023, 2:00 pm

The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult English learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators, discussing a variety of topics. Thank you for your interest in our English Conversation Café. Please complete this form, and we will send you reminders for the sessions: http://www.tinyurl.com/ConversationHPPL […]

May 2023 Events

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green star for adult eventRainbow Reads

Mon, May 1, 2023, 7:00 pm

Location: The Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park. Rainbow Reads is a group for adults to discuss what you’re reading! Expand your reading horizons and share recommendations with others. Highland Park Public Library staff will share new titles of LGBTQ+ interest. Please check the calendar, as this group does not […]

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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

Rainbow arc on beige background. White text on dark blue cloud background: "Rainbow Reads." Illustration of a stack of books. Pride Center of NJ logo. Highland Park Public Library logo.

green star for adult eventRainbow Reads

Mon, June 5, 2023, 7:00 pm

Location: The Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park. Rainbow Reads is a group for adults to discuss what you’re reading! Expand your reading horizons and share recommendations with others. Highland Park Public Library staff will share new titles of LGBTQ+ interest. Please check the calendar, as this group does not […]

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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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