Past Events

May 2021 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventOutdoor Book Browsing

Browsing
Fri, May 14, 2021, 2:00 pm

Join us outside for book browsing from 2 – 4:30, weather permitting.

green star for adult eventMid-May Writers’ Circle

Write a First Draft
Thu, May 13, 2021, 6:00 pm

It’s the lusty month of May and were ready to write poems about communion, hope and the light at the end of the tunnel. Join a supportive group, read a poem and write a poem. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom link, poem, and prompts. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 823 2715 7653 Passcode: 029801

Children singing

purple star for childrens eventIN-Person Book Break

For Young Children and their Families
Thu, May 13, 2021, 2:00 pm

Enjoy an outd0or story time with Miss Karen, Youth Librarian. Masks are required, social distancing and weather permitting.

green star for adult eventDon’t Get Scammed-Program from NJ Division of Consumer Affairs

Virtual Program
Thu, May 13, 2021, 1:00 pm

Melanie Hazim, a member of the Division of Consumer Affairs since 2016, will talk via Zoom about the latest scams including the IRS phone calls, Lottery, Grand parent scams, Identity Theft, and various tricks targeting phone calls and emails. As the Outreach Director for the Division, Melanie is responsible for implementing the Division’s missions and goals to protect New Jersey’s residents from becoming victims of consumer fraud. She speaks to thousands of people across the state yearly as the main speaker for outreach events, educating all types of groups including seniors, non-English speaking peoples and other populations that can find themselves a target of scam artists. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom login and to register.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 818 1106 0921
Passcode: 776491

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts for Adults
Wed, May 12, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Wednesdays at 1pm on Zoom Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Wed, May 12, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, May 11, 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. […]

teens outside library

red star for teens eventOutdoor IN-PERSON Teen Tuesdays

For Sixth Grade and Up
Tue, May 11, 2021, 2:00 pm

Teens meet on the front lawn with Miss Karen for games, crafts and other fun activities. Please wear a mask and social distance. Weather permitting.

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventPajama storytime

Facebook Live Storytime
Mon, May 10, 2021, 7:00 pm

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

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpring Friday Afternoon Concert with Dave Sherman

Spring Friday Afternoon Concerts
Fri, May 7, 2021, 2:00 pm

Tommy Strazza is back to kick off our Spring Concert Series! Concerts will be in front of the libraryTommy Strazza has been a staple of the New Jersey music scene for the better part of the last decade as both a singer/songwriter and lead guitarist for several bands(Hey Bulldog, Okra Winfrey, G-Man Syndicate.) and solo artists (Anthony Walker, Anjelia, Emily Grove, and Michael Askin to name a few.). His last album “The Model Citizen L.P.” earned him a “Top Local Release” nomination at the 2010 Asbury Music Awards, and his guitar work earned him a “Top Guitarist” victory at the 2011 Asbury Music Awards. Please wear a mask and socially distance. Weather permitting.

green star for adult eventMay Writers’ Circle

Writing Workshop
Thu, May 6, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join a group of encouraging writers! Read poems and write a first draft. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom link and and poem and prompts.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 1105 2023
Passcode: 221125

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts for Adults
Wed, May 5, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Wednesdays at 1pm on Zoom Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Wed, May 5, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, May 4, 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. […]

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

Facebook Live Storytime
Mon, May 3, 2021, 7:00 pm

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

April 2021 Events

green star for adult eventLois Marie Harrod Virtual Reading and Writing Workshop

A Reading and Workshop
Thu, April 29, 2021, 6:30 pm

Tonight we will have a reading and workshop via Zoom. Lois Marie Harrod’s 17th collection Woman was published by Blue Lyra in February 2020 and her chapbook Spat is slated to come out in the Spring of 2021.Lois is a poet and a teacher. Her Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 from […]

green star for adult eventFall and Winter Tree Exhibit from Shade Tree Advisory Committee Contest

Honoring Trees Facebookl Exhibit
Thu, April 29, 2021, 5:00 pm

Even during the most frigid winter months, there is a beauty to our borough trees. This week we will be displaying photos from the Fall and Winter months by residents who have found that beauty and preserved it for us. The entries from the Shade trees Advisory Committee’s contest will be displayed on Facebook Thursday, April 29 at 5:00pm.

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts for Adults
Wed, April 28, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Wednesdays at 1pm on Zoom Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For children ages 2-5 Years
Wed, April 28, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, April 27, 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. […]

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Mon, April 26, 2021, 7:00 pm

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

purple star for childrens eventKids’ Take & Make crafts

take and make craft
Mon, April 26, 2021, 10:30 am

Pickup starts at 10:30am while supplies last.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventMake a “Hug”

Fri, April 23, 2021, 3:00 pm

In partnership with the Highland Park Mental Health Commission join us on the front lawn to Make a “Hug” care package for people in need.

green star for adult eventBooks & Brews

Thu, April 22, 2021, 7:00 pm

ElibraryNJ’s next Big Library Read title – The Art of Taking it Easy by Dr. Brian King From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud, guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life. Unlimited access period from April 5-19, then join us on April 22 to discuss […]

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventEarth Day Celebration of HP Trees from Shade Tree Advisory Committee Contest

Facebook Virtual Exhibit
Thu, April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm

Highland Park is filled with beautiful tree and to honor them on Earth Day we are selection some of the 92 entries the HP Shade Tree Advisory Committee gathered from their contest. This week on Facebook you will find photos of tree from every corner of the borough!

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For children ages 2-5 Years
Wed, April 21, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

red star for teens eventBlackout Poetry for Teens

Teen poetry
Tue, April 20, 2021, 1:00 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Blackout Poetry Teen Take & Make kit.  Pickup starts at 1pm, while supplies last.

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Mon, April 19, 2021, 7:00 pm

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

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventEarth Day Celebration

earth day activities
Fri, April 16, 2021, 2:30 pm

Celebrate the Earth and all it has to offer us with an outside gathering.  Everyone is welcome to participate in crafts, games and other activities on the front lawn from 2:30-4:30.  Masks and social distancing required to join in the fun.

bird spring

green star for adult eventMid-April Writers’ Circle

Write a First Draft
Thu, April 15, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join a group that discusses poems and writes together. This session we will talk about the opening of the world to Spring and better days! Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom link, poems and prompts.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 832 5015 1105
Passcode: 242489

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventHP Shade Tree Advisory Committee Winning Exhibit

Virtual Art Exhibit
Thu, April 15, 2021, 5:00 pm

Three judges from the Highland Park Shade Tree Advisory Committee selected six winners and six honorable mentions for tree photos of the four seasons and a miscellaneous category from 92 submissions this past year. The library has posted the exhibit here and will also post it on Thursday, April 15 at 5:00pm on Facebook. Congratulations […]

green star for adult eventTake and Make Crafternoon

Crafts for Adults
Wed, April 14, 2021, 3:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit starting Monday April 12 at 10:30am, while supplies last.  Then join us on Zoom Wednesday at 3pm to create together! Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping […]

purple star for childrens eventVirtual StoryTime

For children ages 2-5 Years
Wed, April 14, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, April 13, 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. […]

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Mon, April 12, 2021, 7:00 pm

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

green star for adult eventAdult Take & Make Craft pickup

Mon, April 12, 2021, 10:30 am

Pick up your craft kit today starting at 10:30 (while supplies last) and then join us to craft it together on Wednesday, March 17 at 3pm on Zoom. Email Sherry at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

green star for adult eventZoom Play Reading of Our Town

Join Us and Select a Role
Thu, April 8, 2021, 6:30 pm

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning Play, Our Town was first performed locally in 1938 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton and then went on to Broadway. The play speaks volumes for us today about how we often never value or notice our loved ones in the moment. In this moment we will be reading the play […]

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Crafts for Adults
Wed, April 7, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Wednesdays at 3pm on Zoom Email Sherry Johnson at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For Children 2-5 Years
Wed, April 7, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Book Discussion
Tue, April 6, 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. […]

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventPajama Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Mon, April 5, 2021, 7:00 pm

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

green star for adult eventELibraryNJ – Big Library Read

Mon, April 5, 2021

ElibraryNJ’s next Big Library Read title – The Art of Taking it Easy by Dr. Brian King From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud, guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life. Unlimited access period from April 5-19, then join us on Thursday April 22 to […]

Library Closed

Closed
Fri, April 2, 2021

green star for adult eventApril Fool’s Writers’ Circle

Write A Poem
Thu, April 1, 2021, 6:00 pm

April is sometimes called “the cruelist month,” but it has been known to be a good month to start a pilgrimage. Tonight we will be discussing a poem and writing our own first draft. Email valeri84@hpplnj.org for Zoom Link, poem and prompts.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 6871 7785
Passcode: 730822

March 2021 Events

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Wed, March 31, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Wednesdays at 3pm on Zoom Email Sherry at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

green star for adult eventNext Chapter Book Club

Tue, March 30, 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, talk about books and generally socialize with each other. We have successfully transitioned to an online format and are meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. While this group is […]

green star for adult eventMaxine Susman Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop

Write a First Draft
Mon, March 29, 2021, 10:45 am

Maxine Susman is back to conduct her popular poetry writing workshop with a theme to honor National Women’s History Month. 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.Tonight she’ll read from her seventh book, My Mother’s Medicine, which tells the story of her mother, a young Jewish girl from Brooklyn who graduated during the Great Depression from the only all-women’s medical school in the country.
Email valeri84@hpplnj to register and receive Zoom link and info.

green star for adult eventBooks & Brews

Thu, March 25, 2021, 7:00 pm

Join us via Zoom to talk about books. Join us virtually on the 4th Thursday at 7:00pm for a lively conversation about what books we’re reading, loving, or loathing! For more information please contact Sherry at adultref@hpplnj.org or feel free to call us at 732-572-2750 Meeting information: Zoom.com click on Join A Meeting When prompted […]

green star for adult eventCrafternoons

Wed, March 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hey Adults! Tired of sitting at home crafting by yourself? Join us for an hour of camaraderie and fun while you work on your own projects. Show, tell and idea-swapping encouraged! Wednesdays at 3pm on Zoom Email Sherry at adultref@hpplnj.org for Zoom link & login information.

purple star for childrens eventVirtual Storytime

For Young Children and their Families
Wed, March 24, 2021, 10:30 am

Miss Karen leads young children in storytelling, singing, and playing through Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Although the target age is 2-5 years, all ages have been enjoying Miss Karen’s real time animated reading of stories.