Events

January 2017 Events

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Library Closed
Mon, January 16, 2017

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 17, 2017, 10:30 am

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

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Wed, January 18, 2017, 10:15 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 4-5 years
Thu, January 19, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and a craft for ages 4-5 years. Registration is required.

green star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop with Diane Lockward

Write a Poem
Thu, January 19, 2017, 7:00 pm

Diane Lockward is the author of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (Wind Publications, 2013) and four full-length collections of poetry, most recently, The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement (Wind Publications, 2016). Her earlier books are , What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve’s Red Dress. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Against Perfection and Greatest Hits: 1997 – 2010. Tonight she will give prompts and participants will write a fist draft of a poem.

green star for adult eventThe Knockabouts- Acoustic Duo

Sun, January 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

George Maririch and Cherie Chelst are The Knockabouts, an acoustic duo that blend bass and guitar. Enjoy their family friendly concert that includes originals and covers. The concert is sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 24, 2017, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventNo Sew Sock Snowman

Teen Craft
Tue, January 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

Create an adorable snowman out of a white sock to decorate your home. No sewing required.Please register!

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wed, January 25, 2017, 10:15 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 4-5 years
Wed, January 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and a craft for ages 4-5 years. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

Grade School Children
Wed, January 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

Recommended for grade school children. Complete in Challenges! Refreshments too!

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 4-5 years
Thu, January 26, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children four and five years old. Please register.

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, January 26, 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. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Join us for future Meditation Circles Thursdays, February 23, March 16, April 27, and May 25.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Tue, January 31, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

red star for teens eventPerler Bead Craft

Teen Craft
Tue, January 31, 2017, 3:00 pm

Use your creativity to make a beautiful perler bead key chain or magnet. You design it, we will iron it!

February 2017 Events

red star for teens eventPost-It Note Art Gallery

Teen Craft
Wed, February 1, 2017, 10:00 am

Add a piece of artwork to our Post-It Note Art Gallery in the teen room throughout the month of February! Go to the Reference Desk for supplies!

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Wed, February 1, 2017, 10:15 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Thu, February 2, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children four and five years old. Please register.

Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventFamily Story Time

Recommended for Ages 3-5 Years
Mon, February 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Enjoy listening to new stories and making a craft before bedtime. Recommended for ages 3-5 years of age.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Two and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, February 7, 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 eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Children 6-23 Months of Age
Wed, February 8, 2017, 10:15 am

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

Penguins of Madagascar film

purple star for childrens eventPopsicle Stick Penguins

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Wed, February 8, 2017, 4:00 pm

Penguin story and craft. Recommended for Kindergarten through Second graders.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Thu, February 9, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children four and five years old. Please register.

green star for adult eventColoring for Adults

Therapuetic Fun
Thu, February 9, 2017, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of coloring with other adults. Music, refreshments, colored pencils and fresh sheets and book marks to color. Bring your friends and enjoy a therapeutic evening of fun.

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Birthday

Library Closed
Mon, February 13, 2017
book benders

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, February 14, 2017, 10:30 am

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

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red star for teens eventValentine’s Day Craft

Teen Craft
Tue, February 14, 2017, 3:00 pm

Make something lovely to give to someone special in your life! Valentine’s Day treats will be served!

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 23 Months Old
Wed, February 15, 2017, 10:15 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Wed, February 15, 2017, 10:15 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Thu, February 16, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children four and five years old. Please register.

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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

One on One with Kris Collins
Thu, February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

dogBring your dog training questions to an expert! Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, will answer your questions one on one! The private dog trainer has owned three dogs throughout his life. Animal behavior has always been a main interest as well as his love for animals. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College. “What I aim to do is train the dog and teach the human. Not just train the dog to know a few human words, but train then to enjoy performing the words on command as well as create a desire within them to want to learn more human commands. I aim to teach the human how to make the process fun and realistic for them and their pet, and also teach them how to continue training their dog into the future. So in short, I try to teach long term engagement between dog and human.” This talk is only for humans!

green star for adult eventAuthor Talk With Gold Star Father

Author William Koch Jr.
Sat, February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

William Koch Jr.,a Gold Star father, will read from his three books, Patriotic Passion, Oh Conscience, and Casualties of War. In all three books, William Koch Jr. writes about dealing with the loss of his son, CPL Steven R. Koch, in Afghanistan. “This collection of verses and short poetic stories are what I see and feel around me at dark and painful times that can only be experienced through similar losses of loved ones too early or tragically,” Koch said about his books. During the month of February he will be exhibiting portraits from his poems. The author will also be signing books.

President’s Day

Library Closed
Mon, February 20, 2017

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Tue, February 21, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

red star for teens eventAfter School Games

For Teens
Tue, February 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come hang out with your friends after school. We’ll provide the games, snacks, and music!

Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventBig Nate

Wed, February 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

For grade school children. Join us for a book discussion of the popular Big Nate books.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Thu, February 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and craft for children four and five years old. Please register.

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, February 23, 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. Join us for future Meditation Circles Thursdays, March 16, April 27, and May 25.

March 2017 Events

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventChopin Meet Joplin Meets Gershwin

Pianist Roy Eaton
Thu, March 9, 2017, 7:00 pm

Roy Eaton is a classical American pianist who won the first Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award. He made his concert debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Chopin’s F Minor Concerto. Roy Eaton’s return to the concert stage has been marked by an increasing focus on the spiritual dimension of music by composers as diverse as Chopin and Joplin. Writing on his first “Meditative Chopin” Alice Tully recital, Reporter Tim Page said in the NY Times: “The cumulative effect was deeply satisfying. One came much closer to the heart of Chopin-and by extension, to music itself.” His Meditative Chopin I and II programs were both performed at Alice Tully Hall In Lincoln Center.
In 2010, Eaton was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame for his work as a copywriter and composer for the advertising companies, Young and Rubican and Benton and Bowles as well as for his own company, Roy Eaton Music Inc. If you were a child in the 1960s you might remember his jingles for Texaco and Beefaroni. Hie is also currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.
This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

green star for adult eventMeditation Cirlcle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, March 16, 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. Join us for future Meditation Circles Thursdays, February 23, March 16, April 27, and May 25.

green star for adult eventTheeb (2014)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, March 21, 2017, 6:30 pm

In the Ottoman Province of Hijaz, during World War I, a young Bedowin boy is forced to grow up quickly when he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. This adventure, drama, thriller from the United Arab Emirates is not rated. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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green star for adult eventHearing Screening in the Meeting Room

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses
Thu, March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

A team of nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Community Mobile Health Services will give hearing tests at the library. Please register for the five-seven minute hearing test. The mobile team will be here between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Nurses will also answer your health related questions.This program is a Part of the Highland Park Public Library’s Health and Wellness Series.

April 2017 Events

green star for adult eventLove and Friendship (2016)

Tue, April 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-law’s estate and while there is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica, and for herself naturally. This comedy is based on Jane Austin’s novella, Lady Susan. Rated PG. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Maria Gillan

green star for adult eventMaria Mazziotti Gillan

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, April 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions).
She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published 18 books, including: What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (Guernica Editions), The Place I Call Home and The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books), Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press), and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica). With her daughter Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, April 27, 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. Join us for a future Meditation Circle on Thursday, May 25.

May 2017 Events

Wanda Praisner

green star for adult eventPoetry Night Series – Wanda S. Praisner

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Tue, May 2, 2017, 7:00 pm

Wanda S. Praisner, a poet in residence for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, has published three collections of poems, Where the Dead Are (2013), On the Bittersweet Avenues of Pomona (2006), and A Fine and Bitter Snow (2003). She has been a featured reader at the Governor’s Conference on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Her work appears in Confrontation, Lullwater Review, New York Magazine and Slant. An open mic and book signing will follow the reading.

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, May 25, 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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