Past Events

September 2019 Events

Reminder

Closed

Sat, September 21, 2019

green star for adult eventIsraeli Poet Karen Alkalay-Gut

Poetry Night Series
Thu, September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

Poet, professor, editor, and translator Karen Alkalay-Gut often recounts how she was born in London on the last night blitz-buzz bombs. Shortly after that historic night she moved to Rochester, New York with her family. In 1975 she completed a Ph.D at the University of Rochester. She has lived in Israel since 1972 and has published over 20 books. In English, she has published poems from 1980, Making Love, to 2017 when she published Hanging Around the House. She has also published poems in Yiddish (Yerusha in 2018) and in Hebrew (Drachim le’ehov in 2018). She has taught at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurim University of the Negev. She has translated Yehuda Amichai and Raquel Chalfi.

red star for teens eventLip Sync Prep Time

Teen Afternoon Fun
Tue, September 17, 2019, 3:00 pm

Have you registered for the library’s teen lip sync battle? If so, use this time to prepare props, costumes, and dance moves! Basic crafting supplies will be provided.

Reminder

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 17, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

green star for adult eventGet to Know a Banned Book

Mon, September 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

Censorship Leaves Us In The Dark.  Join us to discuss your favorite books that have been censored by a school, library, community or a country.   Learn how you can Keep the Light On in our quarterly meeting of Books and Brews.  Coffee, Tea and light refreshments will be served.  See a Librarian for a list […]

Reminder

Closed

Sun, September 15, 2019

green star for adult eventThe Costumes of Downton Abbey

Costume Historian Gail Alterman
Thu, September 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

Miss Downton Abbey? Excited for the upcoming movie? Join us before the movie opens as Costume Historian Gail Alterman will discuss the costumes in the series in a slide show presentation. Alterman is the Curator of the Costume Collection at the Cranford Historical Society, and assistant to the Textiles Consultant at Yeshiva University Museum/Center for Jewish History in NYC. She has worked on numerous costume exhibitions and taught classes in the History of Dress and consults for numerous historic societies and museums. Wearing of tiaras or flapper beads optional. To quote the Dowager Countess: “Nothing succeeds like excess.”

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red star for teens eventBack To School Crafts

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, September 10, 2019, 3:00 pm

Personalize and decorate your school supplies and make a one-of-a-kind pencil topper!

Reminder

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 10, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Green Reflection by Larry McClandish

green star for adult eventSeptember Art Reception

Three Artists Celebrate Life
Sun, September 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

To Life: Illustrations by William Giacalone and Photos by Larry McCandlish and Bill Bonner will be on exhibit in the Meeting Room and Main Hall Display Case from September 3 to September 30. An art reception will be held in their honor on Sunday, September 8 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All three are […]

Reminder

Open 1-5

Sun, September 8, 2019
Reminder

Closed

Sat, September 7, 2019

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventSecret life of Pets 2 (PG)

After School Movie
Thu, September 5, 2019, 1:30 pm

Relax with your friends after the first day of school. Max’s owner is now married and has a toddler. Max is so worried about the little boy that he develops a nervous tic. Rooster a veteran farm dog pushes Max to ditch his nervousness and find his inner alpha. PG; 1 hr., 26 min.

Reminder

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, September 3, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Library Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 2, 2019

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sun, September 1, 2019

August 2019 Events

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, August 31, 2019

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

In the Meeting Room
Thu, August 29, 2019, 12:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library from 12 PM until 6 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 summer season when supplies are low. Blood is at critically low levels when people are on vacation. To register please call 800-933-2566. Walk-ins are also welcome!

red star for teens eventGreen Screen Fun

Teen Afternoon Fun
Tue, August 27, 2019, 3:00 pm

Plan out, stage, and take interesting or wacky photos of you and your friends using the green screen! (Green screen is when you replace the real background of a video or photo with a digital background.)

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Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, August 27, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Open 1pm-5pm

Sun, August 25, 2019

Library is open 1pm- 5pm

Reminder

Closed

Sat, August 24, 2019

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Rebirth
Thu, August 22, 2019, 6:30 pm

The Writers’ Circle is a group of people carving out a time to write and talk about poems. Tonight our theme is rebirth.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventDermaScan Screening

Sun Damage Prevention Program
Thu, August 22, 2019, 2:00 pm

Community Health Services’ nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be doing DermaScan Screening and providing information about protecting yourself from sun damage. The program will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the meeting room. DermaScan Screening is a test that uses a special light to show skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. This damage is usually caused by excessive sun exposure. The machine is a little larger than a computer monitor. Participants will place their head under a black cloak on one side of the machine to look at their face in a mirror illuminated by light. A registered nurse will be looking on the other end of the machine to indicate the condition of the skin and where sun damage has occurred. Children can be screened too. The presentation educates on how to prevent sun damage which can lead to skin cancer and premature aging.

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, August 20, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, August 18, 2019
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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 17, 2019

purple star for childrens eventAliens Escape from the Earth

For Grade School Children
Thu, August 15, 2019, 6:30 pm

Listen to an action packed science and educational adventure involving the rescue of aliens that have fallen to earth. The Sciencetellers use science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

green star for adult eventStan & Ollie (PG)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

One of the world’s great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past. One hour, 38 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventA Dog’s Way Home (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 13, 2019, 3:30 pm

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. One hour, 36 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Tue, August 13, 2019, 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. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, August 13, 2019, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 2-3 years accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Highland Park Public Library

Library Closing at 5pm

Tue, August 13, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

summer book read

red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Meet Up

Mon, August 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading this summer and participate in other fun activities such as games and crafts! Refreshments will be served.

Highland Park Public Library

Open 1-5 pm

Sun, August 11, 2019

Library is open 1pm- 5pm

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, August 10, 2019

purple star for childrens eventSpace Time

For Children in Grades Kindergarten and Up
Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:30 pm

Space stories and craft for grades K-3. Registration is required.

green star for adult eventPhoenix (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 6, 2019, 6:30 pm

Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that’s as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing. One hour, 38 minutes.

red star for teens eventGalaxy Painting

Teen Craft
Tue, August 6, 2019, 3:00 pm

Use different alcohol ink techniques to create abstract galaxy art! All participants will go home with a unique and beautiful work of art.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four-Five Year olds
Tue, August 6, 2019, 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.
Please register!

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for two and three year olds.
Tue, August 6, 2019, 10:30 am

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

Highland Park Public Library

Library closing at 5pm

Tue, August 6, 2019

The Highland Park Public Library will begin closing at 5pm on Tuesdays starting in August 2019.

summer book read

red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Meet Up

Teen Evening
Mon, August 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading this summer and participate in other fun activities such as games and crafts! Refreshments will be served.

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, August 4, 2019

green star for adult eventArt Reception for Z. Mo and Joyce Mo

Reception and Poetry
Sat, August 3, 2019, 11:00 am

The opening reception for the daughter and father art show and Mo’s poetry reading will be held on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the meeting room. Hanging in There: Drawings & Paintings by Joyce Mo, daughter and Poetry & Calligraphy by Z. Mo, Father, will be displayed in the meeting room through August 30. Z.

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 3, 2019

purple star for childrens eventOut of the World Dance Party

For Ages Five and Up
Thu, August 1, 2019, 6:30 pm

Come and dance with us at the library. Tova Halpern from Fresh Theatre Arts will lead grade school children and their families in an out of this world dance party. For ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

July 2019 Events

green star for adult eventThings To Come (PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 30, 2019, 6:30 pm

Nathalie is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to rediscover herself. One hour, 42 minutes.

red star for teens eventLight Painting

Teen Craft
Tue, July 30, 2019, 3:00 pm

Learn the photographic technique of shining light at the camera to “draw” while taking a long exposure photograph to create one of a kind photos!

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children four to Five Years
Tue, July 30, 2019, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library and join us on the back lawn as we read stories and lunch together. Recommended for families with children ages four to five years.