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February 2018 Events

green star for adult eventOrigami Adult Workshop

Adult Craft Night Series
Thu, February 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

The kids are doing it and having fun, now it’s time for you to have your turn! Artist and teacher Shelley Phillips will demonstrate how to create origami works of art for adults. To register call the library at 732-572-2750 or visit the front desk.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Read to Daisy, a therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child who registers will read to Daisy for 10-15 minutes each Thursday for the duration of the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up now as space is limited.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children 4-5 years old
Thu, February 15, 2018, 4:00 pm

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

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Wed, February 14, 2018, 11:00 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 14, 2018, 10:15 am

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

red star for teens eventAnti-Valentine’s Day Party

Teen Party and Craft
Tue, February 13, 2018, 3:00 pm

Celebrate your aversion to all things sappy and join us for fun games, crafts, and snacks!

Abraham Lincoln

Library Closed

Lincoln's Birthday
Mon, February 12, 2018

purple star for childrens eventNina The Neighborhood Ninja

For Children 3-6 Years Old
Sun, February 11, 2018, 1:30 pm

Children will enjoy an interactive reading of the book by Author Sonia Panigrahy, followed by a question and answer period, and an activity. The parents will have their own question and answer period. Author Sonia Panigrahy is a public health professional, world traveler, adventure seeker, and fitness enthusiast. She was a former elementary school teacher. Nina the Neighborhood Ninja was created out of Sonia’s lifelong love of reading. “As my family and friends began to have children, I looked forward to sharing this love with them,” Sonia said. “I believe that books are a powerful way to empower impressionable young minds”. Copies of her new book will be available for purchase and the author will sign copies.The event is being sponsored by the Highland Park Human Relations Commission and the Highland Park Public Library. For further information about the book go to Sonia’s website at http://www.soniapanigrahy.com/

green star for adult eventHistory and Clips from 1940s Musicals

Lecture and Film Clips
Thu, February 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

World War II brought us the Good Neighbor Policy films that starred Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye, and Betty Grable. Enjoy scenes from “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “Stormy Weather” and others. Sam Caponegro and Candy Capenegro have recently taught courses on The History of the Movie Musical and Deconstructing the Broadway Musical at Rutgers University Continuing Education Program.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 8, 2018, 6:00 pm

Read to Daisy, a therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child who registers will read to Daisy for 10-15 minutes each Thursday for the duration of the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up now as space is limited.

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children 4-5 years old
Thu, February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

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

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

For two and three year old children
Wed, February 7, 2018, 11:00 am

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

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Wed, February 7, 2018, 10:15 am

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

nail polish

red star for teens eventCancelled-Nail Art

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, February 6, 2018, 3:00 pm

Nail art is cancelled for today and will be rescheduled for a later date. Come to the library to try out some of the hottest new nail art styles and designs!

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Ages 3-5
Tue, February 6, 2018, 10:10 am

Students from Highland Park High School’s Glow program will lead children through a craft and movement activity. For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

magic hat

purple star for childrens eventBedtime Tales

Evening Family Story Time
Mon, February 5, 2018, 6:30 pm

Enjoy listening to new stories before bedtime. Recommended for families with children ages 3-5 years.

purple star for childrens eventDog Man Discussion-Grade School Specials

For Grades 3-5
Mon, February 5, 2018, 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man graphic novels. Enjoy a craft and activity with the program. Please Register.

Michael Napolitano of preschool rock

purple star for childrens eventPreschool of Rock

For Children Ages Two-Five
Sun, February 4, 2018, 2:00 pm

It’s time to beat the winter blues by rocking at the library with your favorite preschooler!
Michael Napolitano, the founder of Preschool of Rock will entertain children and parents in this interactive musical program. For children ages two to five years.

green star for adult eventFirst Thursday of the Month Meditation Circle

Bobbie Ellis, Soma Center
Thu, February 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

Start off the First Thursday of each month with expanding your horizons! 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 been teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Meditation Circles will also be held on these first Thursdays of the month: March 1, April 5, and May 17, all at 7:00 PM.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, February 1, 2018, 6:00 pm

Read to Daisy, a therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child who registers will read to Daisy for 10-15 minutes each Thursday for the duration of the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up now as space is limited.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year old Story Time
Thu, February 1, 2018, 4:00 pm

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

January 2018 Events

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, January 31, 2018, 11:00 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

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wed, January 31, 2018, 10:15 am

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

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Course of True Love

A Romantic Live Theater Experience
Tue, January 30, 2018, 7:00 pm

‘The course of true love never did run smoothly’: Hudson Shakespeare Company presents a delightful two-hander play exploring love in Shakespeare’s works. Two actors perform Shakespeare’s greatest lovers, alternating roles from Comedies, Tragedies and Histories. Featuring scenes from Shakespeare’s cannon, love is showcased in its many forms, from the giddiness of first love to bickering denial; from passionate romance to love unrequited; from forbidden unions to love embittered; and finally from love won to love lost. An intimate show full of humor, passion and truth, watch these stories unfold with contemporary eyes and experience ‘the very ecstasy of love’. Whether you are a Shakespeare enthusiast or not, this production has something for anyone who has ever been in love! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Let It Snow-Grade School Specials

For Grades 1-5
Tue, January 30, 2018, 3:30 pm

Create your very own snow globe. Registration is required. For grades 1-5.

red star for teens eventEscape the Room

Special Teen Afternoon
Mon, January 29, 2018, 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 and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

poetry writing group

green star for adult eventCreative Writing Workshop

Writer and Teacher Elizabeth Pallitto
Sun, January 28, 2018, 1:30 pm

This creative writing workshop is designed to help writers unblock and unearth the poetry and stories within by providing structure, positive feedback, and a supportive atmosphere. Instruction includes useful techniques for journal writing, editing, and submitting work for publication. Elizabeth Pallitto (MFA, PhD) has taught Creative Writing at Rutgers, Boston University, and Bosporus University in Istanbul. She also has published poetry in North American Review, Fox Chase, and other journals, and translations in anthologies. She is the editor of Leaves of Autumn, an anthology of writing by seniors. Her first book, Sweet Fire: Tullia d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue, published in 2007, received major critical acclaim. Her book of poetry, Mythography, is forthcoming from Epos Press.

dog

green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

One on One with Kris Collins
Thu, January 25, 2018, 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!

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Thu, January 25, 2018, 4:00 pm

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

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, January 24, 2018, 11:00 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 24, 2018, 10:15 am

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

Snow Globe Craft

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, January 23, 2018, 3:00 pm

Create a fun wintry scene during this after-school craft program!

Library Board Meeting

Mon, January 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

Dance Party-Grade School Specials

For Grades 3-5
Mon, January 22, 2018, 3:15 pm

Move your body to the Xbox Kinect game, Just Dance. Refreshments will be served. For grades 3-5.

Stroke Prevention and Information Program

JFK Stroke and Neurovascular Center
Thu, January 18, 2018, 7:00 pm

Learn how a stroke happens, different types of strokes, and how to reduce your risk of getting a stroke. New advancements in stroke care will be discussed including mechanical thrombectomy.The talk will be interactive and supported with a PowerPoint presentation and other hands-on learning tools. Information regarding the JFK Stroke Support Group will be handed out to the program attendees and opportunity for questions and discussion will be provided.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Thu, January 18, 2018, 4:00 pm

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

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, January 17, 2018, 11:00 am

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For six to 24 month olds
Wed, January 17, 2018, 10:15 am

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

green star for adult eventJanuary Meditation Circle Rescheduled

Bobbie Ellis, Soma Center
Tue, January 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

Start off the New Year with a Transformation! 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 been teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Meditation Circles will also be held on these first Thursdays of the month: February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3, all at 7:00 PM.

red star for teens eventOzobots

Teen Technology Afternoon
Tue, January 16, 2018, 3:00 pm

Program on Ozobots! Ozobots are fun programmable robots that use games to inspire creativity and build problem solving skills. Space is limited; PLEASE REGISTER!

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Ages 3-5
Tue, January 16, 2018, 10:10 am

Students from Highland Park High School’s Glow program will lead children through a craft and movement activity. For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Library Closed

Martin Luther King Jr Day
Mon, January 15, 2018

red star for teens eventEmoji Mania

Teen Craft and Game Afternoon
Tue, January 9, 2018, 3:00 pm

Enjoy emoji games, crafts, and activities!

Library Closed due to Weather

Thu, January 4, 2018
fireworks

Library Closed

Mon, January 1, 2018

December 2017 Events

fireworks

Library Closed

Sun, December 31, 2017

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpook Handy’s 9th Annual Winter Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Thu, December 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

The whole family is invited to a Spook Handy Folk Concert that is being held during the winter holiday break. Spook Handy’s Tales From The Road lifts your spirits with sing a longs that every family member can enjoy. His travels through the byways of America fuel his music.Spook can be heard in venues of almost all stripes, from festivals and arts centers to senior centers and churches – from TV and radio to libraries and schools. With a simple Martin D-35 guitar, harmonica, his own voice and the voices of the audience, Spook presents concerts of good honest acoustic songs that are true to the spirit, passion of purpose of American folk music. He sings about the local Mom and Pop’s store, the widow of a soldier, the landscape of Montana, economic hardship, dogs with fleas, and so many other experiences that everybody can relate to in one way or another.

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

In the Meeting Room
Tue, December 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library from 12 noon until 6:00 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 critical holiday season when supplies are low. Blood is at critically low levels when people are on vacation and at holiday celebrations. Patients in the hospital continue to need supplies. To register please call 732-572-2750.

Christmas Day

Library Closed
Mon, December 25, 2017

Library Closed

Sun, December 24, 2017