Events

October 2021 Events

red star for teens eventTeen Literary Pumpkin Decorating Competition Submission Deadline

Paint a Pumpkin
Mon, October 25, 2021, 3:30 pm

Today is the last day to drop off your decorated pumpkin at the library for entry into the competition!

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventTHE WAR OF THE WORLDS–LIVE Staged Outdoor Presentation  

Outdoor Play for All Ages
Mon, October 25, 2021, 7:00 pm

Watch from the entrance of the library as Martians march on Highland Park! Celebrate the most famous radio drama of all time with Raconteur Radio’s LIVE! immersive interpretation! Their  first in-person show in almost two years will feature  theatrical lighting, vintage commercials, fog effects! and of course, extensive sound effects! Featuring Jeff Maschi and Michael […]

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Pajama StoryTime

For Young Children and their Families
Mon, October 25, 2021, 7:00 pm

Miss Karen will read bed time stories on Facebook Live for young children and their families.

Teen Minute to Win It Games Outside

Tue, October 26, 2021, 3:15 pm

Compete in a variety of minute-long challenges to earn bragging rights (and some small prizes).

Next Chapter Book Club

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Next Chapter Book Club
Tue, October 26, 2021, 7:00 pm

The Library’s community-based book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is affiliated with the international Next Chapter Book Club organization. We get together to read or listen to books, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. […]

purple star for childrens eventScience & Stories Outside

Preschool STEM
Wed, October 27, 2021, 2:00 pm

Join us for some fun outdoor stories and preschool STEM activities. Program is for children ages 3-5 years old.

purple star for childrens eventOutside Family Storytime

Afternoon Book Break
Thu, October 28, 2021, 3:30 pm

Enjoy an outside storytime for all ages. Bring the family! Weather permitting.

red star for teens eventTeen Bullet Journaling Club

Thu, October 28, 2021, 7:00 pm

Get organized with us at this brand new program! Melania Squicciarini (she/her), Youth Services Associate, will lead a monthly Bullet Journaling Club. Learn what bullet journaling is, how to do it, and then meet up monthly to stay on track with your journaling. This program will take place masked and socially distanced indoors. Indoor location is subject to change based on community COVID numbers.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventOutdoor American Songbook Concert

Outdoor Concert Series
Fri, October 29, 2021, 2:00 pm

Singer Ellen LaFurn and accompanist Bob McHugh will entertain you with the best melodies from the American Song Book under the stars at the entrance of the library for our Mini-Series. Ellen LaFurn started singing professionally at the age of 17 with a group called Chang Lee and the Zaniacs.At Kean University she was the featured vocalist with the Big Band Workshop and later was a vocalist with the Bob Ackerman Group. Weather permitting. Masks and social distancing is required.

November 2021 Events

Spanish Poetry Contest deadline

Poetry contest in Español
Mon, November 8, 2021

Express yourself writing poetry! Submit a poem in Español to jgonzalez.hplibrary@gmail.com by November 8th to win $50 Highland Park Borough Bucks and a bag with books and other goodies. Your poem will be shared on our social media pages and website. Get inspired and practice your Español!

green star for adult eventImprove Your Brain Health Virtually with RWJBarnabas Health Institute

Mon, November 15, 2021, 1:00 pm

What can we do to improve our memory? Do you like crossword puzzles? Sudoku? What are some things you do or can do to help keep your brains healthy? What foods can you eat to improve your brain health? Come explore some good ways we can maintain good brain health!

green star for adult eventMrs. Warren’s Profession Zoom Play Reading

Play Reading Series
Thu, November 18, 2021, 6:30 pm

Join us again for  a Zoom Play Reading Series featuring works that we can perform together put together by Steve Eisdorfer. This Fall Steve is beginning with George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, a break through 1902 play about a woman who rose to be a successful madame after beginning her career as a prostitute. “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” continues to be one of Shaw’s most frequently produced plays,”  Steve Eisdorfer said. As I write, a new production has just opened off-Broadway in New York.  It is witty, dramatic, highly topical, and still a little shocking.  It has great roles, both female and male.” Don’t miss the fun to perform together! The list of roles, play and everything else you will need are here.

Email raritanriver@yahoo.com to receive the Zoom link and your role.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 8194 0045
Passcode: 951429

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