Events

January 2020 Events

Reminder

Closed

Sun, January 19, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Closed

Closed
Mon, January 20, 2020
Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 21, 2020, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventSnowflakes and Hot Cocoa

Teen Craft
Tue, January 21, 2020, 3:00 pm

Make a variety of different DIY snowflakes while you sip hot cocoa!

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Six Months -Two years of age
Wed, January 22, 2020, 10:30 am

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Thu, January 23, 2020, 3:45 pm

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

Reminder

Closed

Sat, January 25, 2020

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 27, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 27, 2020, 6:15 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 each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, January 27, 2020, 7:30 pm
Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 28, 2020, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Please Register.

red star for teens eventAfter School Games

Teen Afternoon
Tue, January 28, 2020, 3:00 pm

Hang out with your friends after school. We will provide the games, snacks and music!

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, January 29, 2020, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, January 29, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Thu, January 30, 2020, 3:45 pm

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

green star for adult eventBob Andrew’s Trio

Acoustic Trio
Thu, January 30, 2020, 7:00 pm

Bob Andrews, Dave Sherman and Peter Hagan will perform acoustic music with foot stomping Blue Grass and love ballads that will transform a bitter winter night. They have performed recently in Princeton, Island Heights and Ocean County.

February 2020 Events

Origami Unicorn

purple star for childrens eventFamily Origami Workshop

For ages 7 and up
Sat, February 1, 2020, 2:00 pm

Angelina, Shi, a student from the Hun School of Princeton will return with a new origami project for parents and children to make together. For ages 7 and up. Registration is required.

Reminder

Closed

Sun, February 2, 2020

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 3, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 3, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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 each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

green star for adult eventRoar Into 2020 with Books and Brews

Mon, February 3, 2020, 7:00 pm

Start the 2020s with reading about the Roaring 20’s, the 1920s that is! Choose any novel from that era and share it with the group. Enjoy a lively discussion and coffee, tea and sweets! If you have questions please contact Librarians Sherry Johnson or Karen at 732-572-2750 or sjohnson@hpplnj.org.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, February 4, 2020, 10:30 am

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

musical note

purple star for childrens eventMusic with Ms. Sheila

For Infants to Children Five Years of Age
Tue, February 4, 2020, 10:30 am

Sheila Shukla, a local musician and teacher, will present an introduction to music programs for infants through five year olds. Please register.

red star for teens eventCork Coaster DIY

Teen Afternoon Craft
Tue, February 4, 2020, 3:00 pm

Design and create your own cork beverage coasters.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, February 5, 2020, 10:30 am

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

book benders

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Thu, February 6, 2020, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Registration begins Friday, October 4.

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Honoring the Ground Hog and other Minor Holidays
Thu, February 6, 2020, 6:30 pm

Join a group of writers dedicated to carving out time for creative endeavors. The group meets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for poems, prompts and time to write a first draft. Tonight write about a minor event in your life. Capture the essence of the everyday, honor the simple hours of your life.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, February 8, 2020

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Mon, February 10, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 10, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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 each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

red star for teens eventEscape the Room

Teen Evening Session
Mon, February 10, 2020, 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.

TNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, February 11, 2020, 10:30 am

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

gingerbread house

red star for teens eventValentine Village

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, February 11, 2020, 3:00 pm

Design and build your own miniature valentine house to be part of a collaborative art project that will be on display throughout February.

Closed – Lincoln’s Birthday

Wed, February 12, 2020
read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Thu, February 13, 2020, 3:45 pm

Please join us for a story and a craft. Recommended for 4-5 year olds. Please register.

green star for adult eventItalian Songs and Opera Arias with Trio Metaphora

Valentine Music and Poetry Tonight
Thu, February 13, 2020, 7:00 pm

Trio Metaphora, Mark Sloss and Lindsey Malko, Clarinets and Roe Goodman, bassoon, will perform an evening of Italian songs and Opera Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Paisiello and others. Poets Elizabeth Pallitto and Enriqueta Carrington will provide literary selections for the Valentine Eve celebration. Enjoy an evening dedicated to love!

Closed

Sun, February 16, 2020

Closed – President’s Day

Mon, February 17, 2020

red star for teens eventJust Dance

Teen Afternoon
Tue, February 18, 2020, 3:00 pm

Keep your body moving and dance to all your favorite hit songs with the ALL NEW 2020 version of Just Dance!

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, February 19, 2020, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration starts Friday, October 4.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, February 19, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, February 19, 2020, 3:45 pm

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

green star for adult eventKnitting Club

Monthly Knitting Club
Thu, February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm

Join our new Knitting Club this winter. Sarah Gibbons will demonstrate new stitch. Also, enjoy knitting on your own project with the club. Learn from each other and enjoy the company of other knitters! Please bring your own knitting needles and wool to the two hour session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register call 732-572-2750.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, February 22, 2020

purple star for childrens eventRead To Rumi

Rumi is a Therapy Dog
Mon, February 24, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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 each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, February 26, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

March 2020 Events

Reminder

Closed

Sun, March 1, 2020
Highland Park Public Library

green star for adult eventAll is True (PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, March 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

In 1613 William Shakespeare retired. He still had one story to tell, his own. The English film stars Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellan. One hour, 41 minutes.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, March 7, 2020
Reminder

Closed

Sun, March 15, 2020

Closed

Sat, March 21, 2020
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Closed

Sun, March 29, 2020

April 2020 Events

green star for adult eventThe Beatles Come to America!

Presentation and Slide Show
Thu, April 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

Follow The Beatles to America after their phenomenal rise in the United Kingdom! John Paul Groom grew up in Liverpool and went to the same high school as Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He went to the same Sunday school as John Lennon and belonged to the same youth club where Lennon met McCartney. His 90 minute program includes song clips and information on their careers both positive and negative. Included in this program about the rise of Beatlemania, is their appearance at the Royal Variety Show, their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, and their entering films with “A Hard Days Night”. Their song writing careers as well as major accomplishments of their albums, Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper will also be talked about.
On the less positive side, there’s the Maharishi interlude, the “Jesus” controversy, the death of their manager Brian Epstein, the disaster that was “Magical Mystery Tour” and the Beatles as naive, inexperienced businessmen. Also, the Beatles negative experiences as a performing band and their eventual decision to cease performing.

green star for adult eventTel Aviv on Fire (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, April 6, 2020, 6:30 pm

An inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end and he is caught in the middle. Hebrew. One hour, 40 minutes.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed – Good Friday

Fri, April 10, 2020
Highland Park Public Library

Closed – Easter

Sun, April 12, 2020

May 2020 Events

green star for adult eventThe Farewell (NR)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, May 4, 2020, 6:30 pm

In this funny, heartfelt story, Billi’s (Awkwafina) family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch– the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live. Chinese. One hour, 32 minutes.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, May 23, 2020
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Closed

Sun, May 24, 2020
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Closed – Memorial Day

Mon, May 25, 2020

July 2020 Events

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Fri, July 3, 2020
Highland Park Public Library

Closed – Independence Day

Sat, July 4, 2020

September 2020 Events

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Closed

Sat, September 5, 2020
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Closed

Sun, September 6, 2020
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Closed – Labor Day

Mon, September 7, 2020

October 2020 Events

November 2020 Events

Highland Park Public Library

Closed – Election Day

Tue, November 3, 2020
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Closed – Veteran’s Day

Wed, November 11, 2020
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Closed – Thanksgiving

Thu, November 26, 2020
Highland Park Public Library

Closed – Day After Thanksgiving

Fri, November 27, 2020

December 2020 Events

Highland Park Public Library

Closed – Christmas Day

Fri, December 25, 2020
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Closed

Sat, December 26, 2020
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