Past Events

March 2017 Events

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Wed, March 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For six to 24 month olds
Wed, March 22, 2017, 10:30 am

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

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.

red star for teens eventDuct Tape Craft for Teens

Teen Craft
Tue, March 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Make cool crafts using duct tape!

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, March 21, 2017, 10:30 am

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

magic hat

purple star for childrens eventTwilight Tales

Evening Family Story Time
Mon, March 20, 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 eventCartooning Workshop for Children

For Ages 6-11 Years
Sat, March 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

Nan Sun, an eleventh grader from Roselle Catholic High School, will teach basic cartooning. Nan has been drawing since she is 10 years old and is an expert in cartoon drawing. At a performance at Huaxia Edison Chines School, held to celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year, two of her large cartoon roosters adorned the stage. The workshop is from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Registration is required.

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.

red star for teens eventCancelled due to Snow: Pi Day–Celebrate with Pie

Teen Afternoon
Tue, March 14, 2017, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Pi Day and learn how to make a no-bake mini pie to eat. PLEASE REGISTER!

Library Closed-Due to Snow

Tue, March 14, 2017

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventCancelled–Chopin Meets Joplin Meets Gershwin

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

The concert will be rescheduled at a later time. 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. He is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.
This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Kenn Krasner photo

green star for adult eventKrasner Art Reception

Serenity Photography
Sun, March 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

An art reception will be held for the show Serenity: New Photos by Kenn Krasner on Sunday, March 5 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Meeting Room

February 2017 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventBook Arts Workshop with Amee Pollack

Adults and Children 8 and up
Tue, February 28, 2017, 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of bookmaking by creating one structure called a “Concertina Flag Book” from start to finish in a two hour workshop with artist, Amee J. Pollack. Learn how to bind a book cover, fold an accordion or concertina page, and think about how image, text, structure work together to convey meaning and or tell a story. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. The workshop is for adults and for children 8 years and up. Materials will be provided for one book per participant. Feel free to bring any rubber stamps or collage materials to populate your book. Sponsored by the Highland Park Arts Commission and the Highland Park Public Library.
Amee J. Pollack is a book artist and collagist who earned her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelpia in 1994 and a fellowship from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her artists’ books and prints, published under “Spitz and Pollack”, are in over 50 permanent special collections such as the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum (Smithsonian), New York Public Library Print Collection, The Getty, and Yale University. Currently she advises Visual Arts students at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, February 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Do you want to have a better relationship with yourself? 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.

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.

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!

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.

President’s Day

Library Closed
Mon, February 20, 2017

green star for adult eventThe Amichai Windows-Hebrew Poems and Art Work

Rick Black
Sun, February 19, 2017, 2:00 pm

Rick Black, Turtle Light Publisher, is back with a brand new Bi-Lingual limited edition artist book, The Amichai Windows. Amichai is one of the great modern Hebrew poets. His poems have been translated into more than 30 languages and he was often considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Through his poetry, Amichai opened a window onto love, war, being Jewish in the 20th century and living in Israel. He will be in the meeting room from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM to display his new book and say hello to friends! Later on this year he will do a reading from the book at the library.

green star for adult eventCasualties of War-Readings From a 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.

dog

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!

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 23 Months Old
Wed, February 15, 2017, 10:30 am

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

heart

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 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.

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Birthday

Library Closed
Mon, February 13, 2017

green star for adult eventColoring for Adults

Cancelled due to snow
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.

Library Closed

Snow
Thu, February 9, 2017

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.

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!

January 2017 Events

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!

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 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.

lego pieces

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!

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!

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.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Library Closed
Mon, January 16, 2017
Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventFoam Cup Snowman

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Wed, January 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

Snowman story and craft for Kindergarten through Second Grade.

sun

Highland Park Solar Challenge Info Session

Thinking about going solar?
Tue, January 10, 2017, 7:30 pm

Learn more: http://hpsolar.org    

red star for teens eventBuild It!

Teen Craft
Tue, January 10, 2017, 3:00 pm

Show off your your building skills as you complete a series of challenges with the Roylco straws and Connectors Kit!

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventCommunity Blood Drive

In the Meeting Room
Thu, January 5, 2017, 12:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library. 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 winter season when supplies are low. To register please call 732-572-2750.

Reminder

Library Closed

Mon, January 2, 2017

Library Closed

Sun, January 1, 2017

December 2016 Events

Reminder

Open 10 to 1

Sat, December 31, 2016

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpook Handy’s 8th Annual Winter Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Tue, December 27, 2016, 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.

Library Closed

Day After Christmas
Mon, December 26, 2016

Library Closed

Christmas Day
Sun, December 25, 2016
Reminder

Open 10 to 1

Sat, December 24, 2016

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children Ages 7-11 Years
Fri, December 23, 2016, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a Highland Park High School ninth grader who tied for 4th in his age group at the 2016 World Open Chess tournament. Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School.
For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

purple star for childrens eventThe Secret Life of Pets –Movies for Kids

Afternoon Films for Kids
Fri, December 23, 2016, 1:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Titles will be announced soon. Refreshments too!