Past Events

March 2020 Events

red star for teens eventCancelled-After School Games

Teen Afternoon
Tue, March 31, 2020, 3:00 pm

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

green star for adult eventCancelled-Holocaust Play Reading

A Play by Dr. Marvin Perry
Mon, March 30, 2020, 7:00 pm

Dr. Marvin Perry, a retired professor from the History Department of Baruch College and an author of many books including, World War II in Europe: A Concise History and co-author of Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present, recently wrote a short play, Heroic German Women, 1943, about an actual incident that occurred in Germany. In 1943, the Nazi regime wanted all Jews to be sent to labor camps including those Jews married to Germans. Jews married to “Aryans” were placed in an old Jewish Community Center. Their non-Jewish wives staged a rebellion and demonstrated outside the center for their husbands to be released. This is a reading of the play about this historic event. A discussion will follow. A discussion will follow.

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Read to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, March 30, 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 eventCancelled-Read to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Mon, March 30, 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.

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Closed

Sun, March 29, 2020

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventCancelled-Go Games

For Children and Teens
Fri, March 27, 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 eventCancelled-Poet Maxine Susman

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, March 26, 2020, 7:00 pm

Maxine Susman’s seventh book, My Mother’s Medicine: Poems, about her mother’s life as a doctor, was published in 2019. After a career of teaching English at the college level, she continues to teach poetry writing and literature at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Rutgers University, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. Her poems appear in many New Jersey and national journals. She divides her time between New Jersey and Outer Cape Cod.

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red star for teens eventCancelled-Watercolor Art

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, March 24, 2020, 3:00 pm

Experiment with watercolors and try out some different techniques.

green star for adult eventCancelled-Books and Brews

Extaordinary Women March Theme
Mon, March 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

Celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage and Women’s History Month by reading a book by or about an extraordinary woman. Read any book that fits this theme and join us for a lively book discussion! Coffee, tea and treats will be served.

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Read to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, March 23, 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 eventCancelled-Read to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, March 23, 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.

Cancelled-Open House for Our New Director

Meet Our New Library Director Kate Jaggers
Sun, March 22, 2020, 2:00 pm

Please join us in welcoming our new Library Director, Kate Jaggers. The library is having an Open house from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Library Meeting Room to welcome Kate to the community.

Closed

Sat, March 21, 2020

Cancelled-Go Game

For Children and Teens
Fri, March 20, 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.

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green star for adult eventCancelled-Writers’ Circle-Explore Your Senses

Write a First Draft
Thu, March 19, 2020, 6:30 pm

Join a group dedicated to carving out time to write. This month we will explore how our senses can shape a piece of writing. The senses of smell and taste are especially powerful tools to evoke memory. We will provide examples of poems that use the senses and prompts to get you started!

red star for teens eventCancelled-New Jersey Makers Day

Thu, March 19, 2020, 3:00 pm

— Children and families of all ages can check out a variety of maker stations at this STEM themed event that is part of the state-wide New Jersey Makers Day initiative!!

red star for teens eventCancelled-YouTube Karaoke

Teen Afternoon
Tue, March 17, 2020, 3:00 pm

Show off your talent (or lack of talent) and have fun singing out your favorite tunes.

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Read To Rumi

Rumi is a Therapy Dog
Mon, March 16, 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 eventCancelled-Read to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, March 16, 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, March 15, 2020

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventCancelled-Go Game

For Children and Teens
Fri, March 13, 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 eventCancelled-Knitting Club

Knit and Learn with Friends
Thu, March 12, 2020, 6:00 pm

Join our new Knitting Club this winter. Sarah Gibbons will demonstrate a new stitch. Also, enjoy knitting on your own project with the club. Learn from each other and enjoy the company of other knitters! Please bring your own knitting needles and wool to the two hour session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register call 732-572-2750.

DIY Pom Pom Key Chains

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, March 10, 2020, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make your own pom poms and turn one into a fashionable key chain.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, March 7, 2020

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Fri, March 6, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu(Level 3 Dan), is a Highland Park High School student and excellent Go player. He will share his skills at the library. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! This introductory class will teach the basics of Go to children and teens. The program will be from 3:30-4:30 PM.

purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans

Caregiver & Me Movement Program for Infants and Children up to 5 Years of Age
Thu, March 5, 2020, 10:30 am

Fresh Theatre Arts is offering a class for young children where they will have the opportunity to express themselves, build confidence, and explore their imagination through games and dance.This program is recommended for infants and children up to 5 years of age.

green star for adult eventCreate a Motivation Board

Craft for Adults
Wed, March 4, 2020, 2:00 pm

Create a Motivation Board to discover what really motivates you. As we define the ways in which we are motivated, we can ask these questions. Is it money or other external factors? Is it need or greed? Or do you just want to be a better person? Participants will create a visual representation at a workshop facilitated by NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network’s Program Coordinator Jacquese Armstrong. Materials will be provided!

red star for teens eventT-Shirt Tote Bag

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, March 3, 2020, 3:00 pm

Make a no-sew environmentally conscious tote bag out of an old t-shirt.

green star for adult eventAll is True (PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, March 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

In 1613 William Shakespeare retired. He still had one story to tell, his own. The English film stars Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellan bring this story to life in all its Elizabethan brilliance. One hour, 41 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventRead To Daisy a Therapy Dog

For Beginning Readers
Mon, March 2, 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, March 1, 2020

February 2020 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, February 26, 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 eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, February 24, 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.

Merry Go Round by Mort Farrah

Artist Reception for Highland Park Artist Collective

Art Reception
Sun, February 23, 2020, 2:00 pm

Artists Bill Bonner, Tom Maughan, Mort Farrah, Ellen Rebarber, John Marron, Irene Rieger, Larry McCandlish, and Fred Cole have contributed paintings, photos, and three dimensional objects to this exhibit. They are all members of the Highland Park Artist Collective. From February 1 through February 29, 2020 they will be hanging together in an exhibit at the Highland Park Public Library. An Artist Reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, February 22, 2020

green star for adult eventKnitting Club

Monthly Knitting Club
Thu, February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm

Join our new Knitting Club this winter. Sarah Gibbons will demonstrate new stitch. Also, enjoy knitting on your own project with the club. Learn from each other and enjoy the company of other knitters! Please bring your own knitting needles and wool to the two hour session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register call 732-572-2750.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, February 19, 2020, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration starts Friday, October 4.

red star for teens eventJust Dance

Teen Afternoon
Tue, February 18, 2020, 3:00 pm

Keep your body moving and dance to all your favorite hit songs with the ALL NEW 2020 version of Just Dance!

Closed – President’s Day

Mon, February 17, 2020

Closed

Sun, February 16, 2020

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!

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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
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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.

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.