Past Events

September 2017 Events

red star for teens eventXbox Gaming

For Teens
Tue, September 19, 2017, 3:00 pm

Keep your body moving and learn some new dance moves when you try out a dance game on the Kinect!

Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 18, 2017, 7:30 pm

purple star for childrens eventThe Adventures of Bo Tanik–A Comic Book Reading for Children

Author Gianni Boy Vee
Sun, September 17, 2017, 2:00 pm

Highland Park local Gianni Boy Vee will be introducing his children’s comic book, “The Adventures of Bo Tanik # 1. He co-created it with his friend Bobby Castle. Jon Turner, Highland Park voice actor, will read The new comic and a question and answer session will follow. Gianni Boy Vee and Bobby Castle will give away posters and shots from the book as well as autograph them.

green star for adult eventCreative Writing Workshop

Author and Teacher Elizabeth Pallitto
Sat, September 16, 2017, 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.

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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

One on One with Kris Collins
Thu, September 14, 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!

red star for teens eventBack To School Craft

Teen Craft
Tue, September 12, 2017, 3:00 pm

Kick off the new school year by decorating your notebooks, book covers, pens, etc. at this fun afternoon craft!

green star for adult eventHome Decorating Workshop

Interior Decorating Tips
Thu, September 7, 2017, 7:00 pm

This home decorating workshop is for early nestors, new home buyers, renters, and everyone in between. Learn fun and inexpensive ideas to spruce up any space. Gifty Anane, from Detailler, a New Brunswick home Decorating company will conduct the workshop and answer your questions about interior decorating. She will bring along samples to demonstrate her interior designs.

Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory

green star for adult eventSeven Steps to Managing Your Memory

Dr. Andrew Budson, M.D.
Tue, September 5, 2017, 7:00 pm

Andrew Budson, M.D. will give an hour long presentation on the Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, And What to Do About it, from his book by the same title. These are some of the questions Dr. Budson will answer: Is it normal to have concerns about your memory? What are the markers of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neuro-degenerative diseases? What can your doctor do to evaluate your memory? What medicines, alternative therapies, diets, and exercises are available to improve your memory? Dr. Andrew Budson is also Associate Director and Education Core Director at Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Professor of Neurology. He coauthored the book with Maureen K. O’Connor, PsyD., Director of Neuropsychology at the Bedford Veterans Hospital. A book signing with Dr. Budson will follow the presentation.

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Labor Day
Mon, September 4, 2017

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Labor Day Weekend
Sun, September 3, 2017

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Labor Day Weekend
Sat, September 2, 2017

August 2017 Events

green star for adult eventAdult ESL Registration Day

Adult ESL Conversation Group
Thu, August 31, 2017, 10:00 am

In order to attend the Fall Adult ESL Conversation Group program, you must attend the Registration Date in Person! You can register from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the reference desk. Classes will begin the Week of September 11, 2017. If you can not attend this registration, please contact mbernstein@literacynj.org or call 732-906-5456.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 26, 2017

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, August 24, 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.

red star for teens eventSnap Circuits

Teen Afternoon
Tue, August 22, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come play around with these innovative kits that contain color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. We will be trying out Sound and Lights kits!

red star for teens eventChalk the Walks

Teen Art Afternoon
Mon, August 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

“Spread joy, optimism, and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk!” All ages are welcome to join us as we decorate the sidewalks behind the library! http://chalkthewalks.com/

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventNASA’s Live Feed of the Total Eclipse of the Sun

Eclipse Glasses for Participants
Mon, August 21, 2017, 12:00 pm

The library will be streaming NASA’s live feed of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on a large screen beginning at 12 noon in the meeting room. About 1:00 PM participants will receive Eclipse glasses to protect their eyes and will go outside as a group to watch the Eclipse. Participants can return to the meeting room to continue watching the live feed from NASA until 3:00 PM. Please call to register at 732-572-2750 and bring your Highland Park Public Library card to the program.

green star for adult eventHarp Concert and Demonstration

Sunday Afternoon Concert with Maya Vadell
Sun, August 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Maya Vadell will play Classical and Modern pieces on the harp. The Rutger University student will also demonstrate how the harp is played and will give audience members an opportunity to try out the instrument. Maya has been playing since the 9th grade.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 19, 2017

purple star for childrens eventBach 2 Rock

Electric Violinist Caryn Lin
Thu, August 17, 2017, 6:30 pm

Caryn Lin presents this interactive music program using acoustic and electric violins. This electronic violinist and education innovator creates a feast for your ears. For all ages. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, August 17, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class Pre-registration required

green star for adult eventDheepan (NR)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 15, 2017, 6:30 pm

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman, and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know each other, they begin to build a life together. French. One hour, 54 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Three-Five Year olds
Tue, August 15, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Twos and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 15, 2017, 10:30 am

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

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 12, 2017

purple star for childrens eventBuild With Straws and Connectors

For Kindergarten and First Graders
Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:30 pm

Create structures with straws and connectors. For grades K-1. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, August 10, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class Pre-registration required

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Eagle Huntress (G)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:30 pm

In this documentary, we follow, Aisholpan, a thirteen year old girl who is training to become an Eagle Hunter, the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Not only does she accomplish this art, she rises to the pinnacle of this tradition that for centuries was only passed down from father to son. Turkic. One hour, 28 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventRobots (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:00 pm

With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Rodney heads off to the big city to pusue his dreams and prove that anyone can shine no matter what they are made of! Rated PG, one hour, 31 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Three-Five Years
Tue, August 8, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Tue, August 8, 2017, 10:30 am

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

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purple star for childrens eventBuild It Crafts

Mon, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Enjoy a story and build a craft. Registration is required.

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 5, 2017

purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, August 3, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class Pre-registration required

green star for adult eventJoin Us for National Coloring Day

Color Away Stress
Wed, August 2, 2017, 3:00 pm

Coloring has always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved. Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends — or meet new ones. We invite you to spend some time coloring with your friends, children or grandchildren or by yourself. Enjoy the creativity of making a picture come to life! We will supply coloring pages and colored pencils or bring your favorite coloring book.

green star for adult eventJulieta (R)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 1, 2017, 6:30 pm

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter, Anita. They both suffer in silence over over the loss of Xoan, Anita’s father and Julieta’s husband. At times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. Spanish. One hour, 39 minutes.

red star for teens eventCatapults

Teen Craftand Game Afternoon
Tue, August 1, 2017, 3:00 pm

Build your own popsicle stick catapult and test them out in fun competitive games!

summer book read

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, August 1, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

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

Two and three year old children
Tue, August 1, 2017, 10:30 am

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

July 2017 Events

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering For Kids

Craft for Children in 2-5 Grades
Mon, July 31, 2017, 3:30 pm

Children will construct a power boat, marble run and lunar lander. A special robotics session is also planned. Registration is required. Friends of the Library

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Open 10 – 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 29, 2017
lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

Grade School Children
Thu, July 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Thu, July 27, 2017, 3:30 pm

Reading encouragement class. Pre-registration required.

purple star for childrens eventA Better World Naturally-With Live Animals

Meet Rescued Animals
Wed, July 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Join Eyes of The Wild and their amazing rescued animals for a discussion about a future that can and should include the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

green star for adult eventLion (PG-13)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

When Saroo Brierley was five years old, he got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or even recall the name of his home town or last name, he survived alone on the rough streets of Calcutta. Ultimately he is transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. This is the true story of his adult search for his family from India. Australian. Two hours.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBox Trolls (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, whom helps them fightback against an evil exterminator and make peace with an upper-crust town known for its cheeses. Rated PG, one hour, 40 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages Three-Five years
Tue, July 25, 2017, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library, and listen to stories on the back lawn while you munch lunch.
In case of inclement weather we will gather in the meeting room.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, July 25, 2017, 10:30 am

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

Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 24, 2017, 7:30 pm