Past Events

July 2019 Events

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 13, 2019

purple star for childrens eventOrigami Class for Children Ages Seven and Up

Paper Folding Workshop
Thu, July 11, 2019, 6:30 pm

Thomas Yang will lead this one hour workshop. He wil show you how to fold paper to make animals, flowers and other beautiful small objects. Registration is required

green star for adult eventCakemaker (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 9, 2019, 6:30 pm

Thomas, a young German baker, and Oren, an Israeli married man, are having a secret affair. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Armed with a new identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Oren’s newly widowed wife, Anat; and what started as a lie threatens to become something much more powerful.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventLego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 9, 2019, 3:30 pm

Emmet, Lucy & Batman are back in an epic adventure as they face a huge threat from outer space that will test their courage, creativity and may reveal how special they really are.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Tue, July 9, 2019, 11:30 am

Listen to stories on the back lawn of the library. Please register. Please Register.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, July 9, 2019, 10:30 am

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

summer book read

red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Meetup

Teen Evening
Mon, July 8, 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.

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Open 10-2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 6, 2019
U.S. American flag in a ball

Library Closed

Thu, July 4, 2019

Closed in celebration of July 4th holiday

red star for teens eventGlow in the Dark DIY Window Clings

Teen Craft
Tue, July 2, 2019, 3:00 pm

Design and make your own stellar window clings!

red star for teens eventFive Feet Apart (PG-13)

Teen Film Night
Mon, July 1, 2019, 6:15 pm

Five Feet Apart (based on a popular YA novel) is about a pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis who meet in a hospital and fall in love, although their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.

June 2019 Events

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Open 10 -2

Summer Saturday
Sat, June 29, 2019

purple star for childrens eventFirst Mime on the Moon

Summer Reading Club Sign Up
Fri, June 28, 2019, 1:30 pm

Robert Rivest, professional mime will entertain and amaze children and adults alike for our reading club kickoff. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library

green star for adult eventThe Beatles: The Beginnings

Music and Presentation
Thu, June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

Who was your favorite Beatle? Was it John, Paul, George, or Ringo? John Paul Groom grew up in Liverpool and went to the same high school as Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He went to the same Sunday school as John Lennon and belonged to the same youth club where Lennon met McCartney. His 90 minute program includes song clips from the Quarrymen, which evolved in to the Beatles and lots of information on their early careers and family backgrounds.

Library Board Meeting

Enter on N 6th Ave starting at 7 pm
Mon, June 24, 2019, 7:30 pm
Highland Park Public Library

Library Will Close at 5 pm

Enter on N 6th Ave for Library Board meeting
Mon, June 24, 2019

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Thu, June 20, 2019, 1:00 pm

When the appearance of a Light Fury dragon coincides with the darkest threat they have faced, Hiccup and Toothless must journey to a hidden world and discover their destinies. One hour, 44 minutes.

red star for teens eventOut of This World

Summer Kickoff Teen Party
Tue, June 18, 2019, 3:00 pm

Join us for space themed snacks, games, and activities after school

red star for teens eventEscape the Room

Evening Session
Mon, June 17, 2019, 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.

green star for adult eventThe Life and Writing of James Baldwin

Public Scholars Project
Thu, June 13, 2019, 7:00 pm

The influence of writer and social critic James Baldwin reached far and wide. In this unique exploration of Baldwin’s groundbreaking literary and social justice work, actor/comic Grant Cooper and scholar Dr. Lindsey Swindall engage participants in an interactive dialogue that unravels the truths of racism in this country and examines other themes in Baldwin’s writings. Mr. Cooper’s dramatic interpretations of Baldwin’s writing are complemented by historical context from Dr. Swindall, leading to thought provoking questions that spark audience participation.
Grant Cooper has been performing at comedy clubs in and around New York City for over twenty years. As an actor, he is an alumnus of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, has acted in national television commercials, and started a repertory theater for original works by African American playwrights in the 1990s.
Dr. Swindall completed her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has taught at numerous colleges across the country. Her books include: The Politics of Paul Robeson’s Othello, a biography of Robeson, Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art, and a book on early civil rights activism, The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955. She has also co-edited the book American Appetites: A Documentary Reader and published the article “Looking Through Prism Optics: Toward an Understanding of Michelle Obama’s Food Reform.” You can follow her blog on contemporary issues here: https://lindseyrswindall.wordpress.com/
This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

red star for teens eventAfter School Games

Teen Afternoon
Tue, June 11, 2019, 3:00 pm

Hang out with your friends and play some games. We’ll provide the snacks!

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle

Writing Workshop
Thu, June 6, 2019, 6:30 pm

June is the official start of summer and time for adventure. At this month’s session of Writers’ Circle, create your alter ego. Who do you really want to be? Who is lurking inside of you? Unleash them tonight, on paper!

Library Board Meeting – Cancelled

Public Forum on P is for Palestine program
Wed, June 5, 2019, 7:30 pm

Notice of Cancellation of the June 5, 2019 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Highland Park Public Library After Library Director Jane Stanley’s consultation with Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler and Highland Park Chief of Police Rick Abrams about citizen safety and crowd control concerns posed by the meeting of the Highland […]

red star for teens eventJust Dance

ALL NEW 2019 Just Dance
Tue, June 4, 2019, 3:00 pm

Learn dance moves and try out the ALL NEW 2019 version of Just Dance on the Xbox Kinect!

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Two and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, June 4, 2019, 10:30 am

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

May 2019 Events

green star for adult eventAn Evening of the American Song Book

Singer Carole Erikson and Pianist Bob McHugh
Thu, May 30, 2019, 7:00 pm

If you love to listen to Gershwin, Cole Porter and other American classics, this is the program for you! For the last decae Carole Erikson has been entertaining people with the wonderful songs from the American Songbook. She performs with Pianist Bob McHugh who has been a musician for several decades and taught in Roseland Middle School for many years. He is an accomplished jazz pianist and a accompanist. Bob also plays in big bands, clubs and restaurants and teaches privately.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, May 30, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Wed, May 29, 2019, 3:45 pm

Creative drama, stories and art activities for children four and five years old. Please register.

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For 6-23 Months Olds
Wed, May 29, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Library Closed

Memorial Day
Mon, May 27, 2019

Library Closed

Closed
Sun, May 26, 2019

Library Closed

Closed
Sat, May 25, 2019

purple star for childrens eventBo Tanik Graphic Novel

For Children and Their Families
Thu, May 23, 2019, 7:00 pm

Gianni Boy Vee and Bobby Castle, Highland Park residents and author/illustrators, and will return to read their latest Bo Tanik adventure. A book signing will follow the talk.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

A Therapy Dog
Thu, May 23, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children 4-5 Years of Age
Wed, May 22, 2019, 3:45 pm

Creative drama, stories and art activities for children four and five years old. Please register.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wed, May 22, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

green star for adult eventBack to Burgundy (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, May 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jeremie, they must rebuild their relationship and trust as a family. One hour, 53 minutes. French.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 4-5 years
Tue, May 21, 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.

TNT (Twos and Threes)

Stories and a Craft
Tue, May 21, 2019, 10:30 am

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

green star for adult eventPoets Ilene Millman and Coleen Marks-Schlaffer

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, May 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

Join us for readings from two poets!Ilene Millman is a speech/language therapist whose poetry has been published in a variety of print journals including the Sow’s Ear, Adanna, The Paterson Review, Poem Memoir Story, U.S. 1 Worksheets and others. Poet Coleen Marks-Schaffler will also be reading. Book signing follows. Coleen Marks-Schaffler recently published Naked,her very first book of poetry. An artist’s model in her salad days, she then had a long day job as a Human Resources executive, while always keeping her finger in the arts. She is an award-winning photographer whose work is in several corporate and many private collections. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she was fortunate to study with Alicia Suskin Ostriker, who steered her Irish storytelling sensibility onto the lyric path of poetry.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Thu, May 16, 2019, 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. We will meet in the quiet study room.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, May 15, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Ages 6-23 Months
Wed, May 15, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

red star for teens eventShrinky Dink Creations

Teen Craft
Tue, May 14, 2019, 3:00 pm

Learn how to create one of a kind creations out of Shrinky Dinks. Just draw or trace any image onto a Shrinky Dinks sheet and bake to shrink!

mom child night reading

purple star for childrens eventTwilight Tales

Mon, May 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

Enjoy stories before bed time. Children can come in pajamas. For families with children three to five years old.

green star for adult eventWriters’ Circle-What Have You Planted in Your Garden?

Thu, May 9, 2019, 6:30 pm

The Writers’ Circle meets once a month to give people a time and a place to write. This month our theme is the garden as a metaphor of how we plan our lives. Join us as we read poems together, receive prompts and write a first draft of a poem or prose piece. For more information call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Wed, May 8, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For 6 to 23 month olds
Wed, May 8, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers 6-23 months accompanied by an adult.

red star for teens eventMother’s Day Craft

Tue, May 7, 2019, 3:00 pm

Make something special for your mom or mother figure in your life!

purple star for childrens eventGLOW at the Library

For Children 3 to 5 years old
Tue, May 7, 2019, 10:30 am

Don’t Miss Students from Highland Park High School’s GlOW program as they lead children through an exciting craft and movement activity.
For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required