Events

July 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventDance Party for Preschoolers

For Preschoolers and Their Families
Mon, July 15, 2019, 11:00 am

Fresh Theatre Arts will host a dance party for children 2-5 years of age and for their families!

red star for teens eventSun Art and Sidewalk Chalk

Mon, July 15, 2019, 3:00 pm

Make beautiful solar prints and chalk art at this all ages outdoor event! We will be meeting on the library’s back lawn. (Rain date July 22nd)

green star for adult eventBooks and Brews

Delicious Reads: Books About Food
Mon, July 15, 2019, 7:00 pm

Highland Park Library’s Genre Book Club is here again! Read any book about food and join us for a lively discussion. Stumped on what to read? See a Librarian for a list of suggested titles. Questions ask Sherry at sjohnson@hpplnj.org or call the reference desk at 732-572-2750.

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

For two and three year old children
Tue, July 16, 2019, 10:30 am

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

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children four to Five Years
Tue, July 16, 2019, 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. Please Register.

red star for teens eventDIY Nebular Jar

Tue, July 16, 2019, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful nebula (space cloud) in a jar.

green star for adult eventCapernaum (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise twelve-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they’ve given him. Two hours, 3 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventVerily Madly Thine-Live Theater Performance

Scenes from Shakespeare
Wed, July 17, 2019, 2:00 pm

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is presenting live theatre for both children and adults. The Shrewd Mechanicals, a five actor ensemble is preforming, Verily Madly Thine, scenes from Shakespeare’s romances with a sprinkling of music. The 60 minute production brings to life the joy, wit, poetry and music of the world’s greatest playwright.

purple star for childrens eventPearl Observatory

Recommended for ages Five and Up
Thu, July 18, 2019, 6:30 pm

Experience the night sky in an inflatable planetarium. Space is limited to 30 children. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 20, 2019

Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 22, 2019

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Twos and Three Year Olds
Tue, July 23, 2019, 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

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Tue, July 23, 2019, 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.
. Please Register.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventThe Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 23, 2019, 3:30 pm

Alex believes he is just another nobody until he stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone. He unites the wizard Merlin, his enemies, and his friends to take on Morgana, the enchantress. One hour, 42 minutes.

green star for adult eventShoplifters (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 23, 2019, 6:30 pm

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence. Two hours.

purple star for childrens eventEyes of the Wild and Their Amazing Animals

Meet Rescued Animals
Wed, July 24, 2019, 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.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventCreate Your Own Comic Book Character

For All Ages
Thu, July 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

Gianni Boy Vee , co-creator and illustrator of the Adventures of Bo Tanik will lead this hands on workshop.
Bring your imagination. For all ages.

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 27, 2019
summer book read

red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Meet Up

Teen Evening
Mon, July 29, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading this summer and participate in other fun activities such as games and crafts! Refreshments will be served.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Tue, July 30, 2019, 10:30 am

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

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children four to Five Years
Tue, July 30, 2019, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library and join us on the back lawn as we read stories and lunch together. Recommended for families with children ages four to five years.

red star for teens eventLight Painting

Teen Craft
Tue, July 30, 2019, 3:00 pm

Learn the photographic technique of shining light at the camera to “draw” while taking a long exposure photograph to create one of a kind photos!

green star for adult eventThings To Come (PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 30, 2019, 6:30 pm

Nathalie is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to rediscover herself. One hour, 42 minutes.

August 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventOut of the World Dance Party

For Ages Five and Up
Thu, August 1, 2019, 6:30 pm

Come and dance with us at the library. Tova Halpern from Fresh Theatre Arts will lead grade school children and their families in an out of this world dance party. For ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 3, 2019

green star for adult eventArt Reception for Z. Mo and Joyce Mo

Reception and Poetry
Sat, August 3, 2019, 11:00 am

The opening reception for the daughter and father art show and Mo’s poetry reading will be held on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the meeting room. Hanging in There: Drawings & Paintings by Joyce Mo, daughter and Poetry & Calligraphy by Z. Mo, Father, will be displayed in the meeting room through August 30. Z.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, August 4, 2019
summer book read

red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Meet Up

Teen Evening
Mon, August 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading this summer and participate in other fun activities such as games and crafts! Refreshments will be served.

Highland Park Public Library

Library closing at 5pm

Tue, August 6, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for two and three year olds.
Tue, August 6, 2019, 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

Four-Five Year olds
Tue, August 6, 2019, 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.
Please register!

red star for teens eventGalaxy Painting

Teen Craft
Tue, August 6, 2019, 3:00 pm

Use different alcohol ink techniques to create abstract galaxy art! All participants will go home with a unique and beautiful work of art.

green star for adult eventPhoenix (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 6, 2019, 6:30 pm

Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that’s as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing. One hour, 38 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventSpace Time

For Children in Grades Kindergarten and Up
Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:30 pm

Space stories and craft for grades K-3. Registration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, August 10, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Open 1-5 pm

Sun, August 11, 2019

Library is open 1pm- 5pm

summer book read

red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Meet Up

Mon, August 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading this summer and participate in other fun activities such as games and crafts! Refreshments will be served.

Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, August 13, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, August 13, 2019, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 2-3 years accompanied by an adult. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Tue, August 13, 2019, 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. Please register.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventA Dog’s Way Home (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 13, 2019, 3:30 pm

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. One hour, 36 minutes.

green star for adult eventStan & Ollie (PG)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

One of the world’s great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past. One hour, 38 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventAliens Escape from the Earth

For Grade School Children
Thu, August 15, 2019, 6:30 pm

Listen to an action packed science and educational adventure involving the rescue of aliens that have fallen to earth. The Sciencetellers use science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 17, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, August 18, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, August 20, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventDermaScan Screening

Sun Damage Prevention Program
Thu, August 22, 2019, 2:00 pm

Community Health Services’ nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be doing DermaScan Screening and providing information about protecting yourself from sun damage. The program will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the meeting room. DermaScan Screening is a test that uses a special light to show skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. This damage is usually caused by excessive sun exposure. The machine is a little larger than a computer monitor. Participants will place their head under a black cloak on one side of the machine to look at their face in a mirror illuminated by light. A registered nurse will be looking on the other end of the machine to indicate the condition of the skin and where sun damage has occurred. Children can be screened too. The presentation educates on how to prevent sun damage which can lead to skin cancer and premature aging.

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Rebirth
Thu, August 22, 2019, 6:30 pm

The Writers’ Circle is a group of people carving out a time to write and talk about poems. Tonight our theme is rebirth.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, August 24, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Open 1pm-5pm

Sun, August 25, 2019

Library is open 1pm- 5pm

Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 26, 2019, 7:30 pm
Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, August 27, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

red star for teens eventGreen Screen Fun

Teen Afternoon Fun
Tue, August 27, 2019, 3:00 pm

Plan out, stage, and take interesting or wacky photos of you and your friends using the green screen! (Green screen is when you replace the real background of a video or photo with a digital background.)

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventSummer Community Blood Drive

In the Meeting Room
Thu, August 29, 2019, 12:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library from 12 PM until 6 PM. Anyone in good health, 17 years and older, weighing at least 110 pounds can help save lives. This blood drive will help patients in our area hospitals during the summer season when supplies are low. Blood is at critically low levels when people are on vacation. To register please call 800-933-2566. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, August 31, 2019

September 2019 Events

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sun, September 1, 2019

Library Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 2, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 3, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, September 7, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Open 1-5

Sun, September 8, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 10, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Highland Park Public Library

Open 10-5

Sat, September 14, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, September 15, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 17, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

green star for adult eventIsraeli Poet Karen Alkalay-Gut

Poetry Night Series
Thu, September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

Poet, professor, editor, and translator Karen Alkalay-Gut often recounts how she was born in London on the last night blitz-buzz bombs. Shortly after that historic night she moved to Rochester, New York with her family. In 1975 she completed a Ph.D at the University of Rochester. She has lived in Israel since 1972 and has published over 20 books. In English, she has published poems from 1980, Making Love, to 2017 when she published Hanging Around the House. She has also published poems in Yiddish (Yerusha in 2018) and in Hebrew (Drachim le’ehov in 2018). She has taught at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurim University of the Negev. She has translated Yehuda Amichai and Raquel Chalfi.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, September 21, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Open 1-5

Sun, September 22, 2019

Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 23, 2019, 7:30 pm
Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 24, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Highland Park Public Library

Open 10-5

Sat, September 28, 2019
Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, September 29, 2019

October 2019 Events

green star for adult eventPoet Laura Boss

Poetry Night Series
Thu, October 24, 2019, 7:00 pm

Laura Boss, a national award-winning poet, is a first prize winner in Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and, in 1998, was one of ten finalists in the country in PSA’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola contest for a manuscript. She is also the founder and editor of Lips poetry magazine. Her most recent books include Arms: New and Selected Poems, Flashlight (both Guernica Editions) and THE BEST LOVER (NYQ Books, 2017). A Dodge Poet, her poems have appeared in The Poets of New Jersey from Colonial to Contemporary and The New York Times.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, October 28, 2019, 7:30 pm

November 2019 Events

green star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop with Nikki Stiller

Write a Poem
Thu, November 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Nikki Stiller is author of five books of poetry: Notes of a Jewish Nun, On Both Frontiers, Burial Ship, My Own Afghanistan, and My Mother Did Not Like to Hug-New and Selected Poems.Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Home Planet News, Primavera, Response, Mainstream, Lilith, and Poetry New York. She has taught at Hunter College, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Baruch College and for many years at the New Jersey Institute of New Jersey where she won two teaching awards. Each participant will leave with the first draft of a poem.

green star for adult eventCool Women Poets

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, November 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Known for their themed, improv-style poetry readings, Cool Women riff on each other’s poems like jazz musicians, providing an unpredictable and compelling performance. All nine members—Eloise Bruce, Juditha Dowd, Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Lies, Judy Michaels, Sharon Olson, Penelope Schott,
Maxine Susman, and Gretna Wilkinson—have deep New Jersey roots. An open reading follows the featured poets.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 25, 2019, 7:30 pm

December 2019 Events

Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
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