Past Events

February 2020 Events

green star for adult eventItalian Songs and Opera Arias with Trio Metaphora

Valentine Music and Poetry Tonight
Thu, February 13, 2020, 7:00 pm

Trio Metaphora, Mark Sloss and Lindsey Malko, Clarinets and Roe Goodman, bassoon, will perform an evening of Italian songs and Opera Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Paisiello and others. Poets Elizabeth Pallitto and Enriqueta Carrington will provide literary selections for the Valentine Eve celebration. Enjoy an evening dedicated to love!

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Thu, February 13, 2020, 3:45 pm

Please join us for a story and a craft. Recommended for 4-5 year olds. Please register.

Closed – Lincoln’s Birthday

Wed, February 12, 2020
gingerbread house

red star for teens eventValentine Village

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, February 11, 2020, 3:00 pm

Design and build your own miniature valentine house to be part of a collaborative art project that will be on display throughout February.

TNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, February 11, 2020, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Registration is required.

red star for teens eventEscape the Room

Teen Evening Session
Mon, February 10, 2020, 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. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 10, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Mon, February 10, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, February 8, 2020

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Honoring the Ground Hog and other Minor Holidays
Thu, February 6, 2020, 6:30 pm

Join a group of writers dedicated to carving out time for creative endeavors. The group meets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for poems, prompts and time to write a first draft. Tonight write about a minor event in your life. Capture the essence of the everyday, honor the simple hours of your life.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Thu, February 6, 2020, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Registration begins Friday, October 4.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, February 5, 2020, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventCork Coaster DIY

Teen Afternoon Craft
Tue, February 4, 2020, 3:00 pm

Design and create your own cork beverage coasters.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, February 4, 2020, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Registration is required.

musical note

purple star for childrens eventMusic with Ms. Sheila

For Infants to Children Five Years of Age
Tue, February 4, 2020, 10:30 am

Sheila Shukla, a local musician and teacher, will present an introduction to music programs for infants through five year olds. Please register.

green star for adult eventRoar Into 2020 with Books and Brews

Mon, February 3, 2020, 7:00 pm

Start the 2020s with reading about the Roaring 20’s, the 1920s that is! Choose any novel from that era and share it with the group. Enjoy a lively discussion and coffee, tea and sweets! If you have questions please contact Librarians Sherry Johnson or Karen at 732-572-2750 or sjohnson@hpplnj.org.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 3, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 3, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reminder

Closed

Sun, February 2, 2020
Origami Unicorn

purple star for childrens eventFamily Origami Workshop

For ages 7 and up
Sat, February 1, 2020, 2:00 pm

Angelina, Shi, a student from the Hun School of Princeton will return with a new origami project for parents and children to make together. For ages 7 and up. Registration is required.

January 2020 Events

green star for adult eventBob Andrew’s Trio

Acoustic Trio
Thu, January 30, 2020, 7:00 pm

Bob Andrews, Dave Sherman and Peter Hagan will perform acoustic music with foot stomping Blue Grass and love ballads that will transform a bitter winter night. They have performed recently in Princeton, Island Heights and Ocean County.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Thu, January 30, 2020, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Please register.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, January 29, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, January 29, 2020, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventAfter School Games

Teen Afternoon
Tue, January 28, 2020, 3:00 pm

Hang out with your friends after school. We will provide the games, snacks and music!

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 28, 2020, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Please Register.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, January 27, 2020, 7:30 pm

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 27, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi is a greyhound therapy dog. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 27, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, January 25, 2020
read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Six Months -Two years of age
Wed, January 22, 2020, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventSnowflakes and Hot Cocoa

Teen Craft
Tue, January 21, 2020, 3:00 pm

Make a variety of different DIY snowflakes while you sip hot cocoa!

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 21, 2020, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Closed

Closed
Mon, January 20, 2020
Reminder

Closed

Sun, January 19, 2020

green star for adult eventCensus Job Fair

Get a Census 2020 Job
Thu, January 16, 2020, 7:00 pm

Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundred of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with 2020 Census count. These positions provide hours that fit your schedule and competitive wages. Representatives will be available to answer your question. Applications can be filled out online at the library.

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five year Olds
Thu, January 16, 2020, 3:45 pm

Stories, crafts and games for 4 and 5 year olds. Please register.

Go Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, January 15, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

green star for adult eventCreate A Vision Board

Adult Craft Program
Wed, January 15, 2020, 2:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon program that incorporates writing and art to make your own Vision Board during the first month of 2020. Set new goals for the New Year! The workshop is for adults. Participants will create a visual representation of the things they want to accomplish at a workshop facilitated by NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network’s Program Coordinator Jacquese Armstrong. Materials will be provided!

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, January 15, 2020, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventDIY Buttons

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, January 14, 2020, 3:00 pm

Design and create your own button to pin on your book bag, jacket or anywhere!

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 13, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Mon, January 13, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, January 11, 2020

Writers’ Circle-Beginnings

Monthly Writing Group
Thu, January 9, 2020, 6:30 pm

Start off 2020 with the resolution to begin writing! Join a group of writers dedicated to carving out time for creative endeavors. The group meets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for poems, prompts and time to write a first draft.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Games

For Children and Teens
Wed, January 8, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans

For Infants and Children Up to Five Years
Wed, January 8, 2020, 10:30 am

Tova Halpern, founder and artistic director of Fresh Theater Arts, is offering a class for the youngest children a playful introduction to performing. Students will be given the opportunity to express themselves, build confidence and explore their imagination through playing games and dancing. For infants and children up to five years of age. The Caregiver and Me Movement program is being given in partnership with the Highland Park Public Library.

red star for teens eventOreo Pops

Teen Afternoon
Tue, January 7, 2020, 3:00 pm

Make a tasty treat at this dessert program.  PLEASE REGISTER!

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 6, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, January 6, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.