Past Events

December 2019 Events

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children 7-11 Years
Fri, December 6, 2019, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

green star for adult eventAmerican Song Book Tribute

December Concert Series
Thu, December 5, 2019, 7:00 pm

Singer Ellen LaFurn and accompanist Bob McHugh will entertain you with the best melodies from the American Song Book. Ellen LaFurn started singing professionally at the age of 17 with a group called Chang Lee and the Zaniacs.At Kean University she was the featured vocalist with the Big Band Workshop and later was a vocalist with the Bob Ackerman Group.

purple star for childrens eventTreasure Chest Craft

After School Specials
Thu, December 5, 2019, 3:15 pm

Make your own treasure! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, December 4, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans

For Infants and Children Up to Five Years
Wed, December 4, 2019, 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.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Tue, December 3, 2019, 10:30 am

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

green star for adult eventCancelled – In the Aisles (Not Rated)

International Film Festival
Mon, December 2, 2019, 6:30 pm

In the Aisles quietly celebrates the beauty in the day-to-day and the collective pride we take in our jobs with dark humor and nuance.  This drama is an affecting and bittersweet glimpse into the shared connections of a motley group of workers. Not Rated,  German, 2 hrs. 4 min.

purple star for childrens eventCancelled – Read to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, December 2, 2019, 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.

Highland Park Public Library

3pm Closing

Mon, December 2, 2019

Due to the snow the Library and all Boro offices will close at 3pm today.

November 2019 Events

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sat, November 30, 2019

Closed

Fri, November 29, 2019

Day after Thanksgiving

Closed

Thu, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, November 27, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, November 27, 2019, 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children two and three years old accompanied by an adult. Registration starts Friday, October 4.

red star for teens eventFriendsgiving Party

Teen Afternoon Fun
Tue, November 26, 2019, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends at the library’s first ever Friendsgiving party! We will be munching on snacks and playing Thanksgiving themed games!

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Tue, November 26, 2019, 10:30 am

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

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 25, 2019, 7:30 pm

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, November 25, 2019, 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 […]

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Mon, November 25, 2019, 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.

Reminder

Closed

Sun, November 24, 2019

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children 7-11 Years
Fri, November 22, 2019, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Live Theater Production for All Ages
Thu, November 21, 2019, 7:00 pm

Celebrate Harry Potter with Raconteur Radio’s uniquely immersive, parody interpretation of The Goblet of Fire. All ages are welcome to come in costume and experience the story in a whole new way. The Boy Who Lived LIVE! STARRING: Jason Jackson, Shawna Lagan, Jeff Maschi, and Michael Jarmus. With Alex Dawson. The production includes theatrical lighting, costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, fog, audience participation and hundreds of sound effects. For more information about the radio play call the library at 732-572-2750.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Thu, November 21, 2019, 6:15 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 eventDance Party

After School Specials
Thu, November 21, 2019, 3:15 pm

Learn all the new dance moves! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, November 20, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, November 20, 2019, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventPaper Strip Silhouette Art

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, November 19, 2019, 3:00 pm

Use strips of paper and glue to create your own silhouette artwork.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Tue, November 19, 2019, 10:30 am

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

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, November 18, 2019, 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.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Mon, November 18, 2019, 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 eventI is for Israel

Children Ages 4-7 Years
Sun, November 17, 2019, 2:00 pm

Celebrate the history and culture of Israel with a reading of I is for Israel written by Gili Bar-Hillel. A children’s activity will follow. Space is limited and priority will be given to Highland Park card holders. Registration begins October 4. For children ages 4-7 years old accompanied by a parent. Registration begins October 4, 2019.

Reminder

Closed

Sat, November 16, 2019

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

Fri, November 15, 2019, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

green star for adult eventCool Women Poets

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, November 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Known for their themed, improv-style poetry readings, Cool Women riff on each other’s poems like jazz musicians, providing an unpredictable and compelling performance. All nine members—Eloise Bruce, Juditha Dowd, Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Lies, Judy Michaels, Sharon Olson, Penelope Schott,
Maxine Susman, and Gretna Wilkinson—have deep New Jersey roots. An open reading follows the featured poets.

purple star for childrens eventPerler Bead Craft

After School Specials
Thu, November 14, 2019, 3:15 pm

Make your own Perler Bead creation to take home! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

book benders

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, November 13, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

green star for adult eventCreate a Gratitude Board

Adult Craft Afternoon Workshop
Wed, November 13, 2019, 2:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon program that incorporates writing and art to make your own Gratitude Board during the month of Thanksgiving! The workshop is for adults. Participants will create a visual representation of the things they are grateful for and learn the benefits of practicing gratitude at a workshop facilitated by NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network’s Program Coordinator Jacquese Armstrong. Materials will be provided!

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wed, November 13, 2019, 10:30 am

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

red star for teens eventJust Dance

Teen Afternoon
Tue, November 12, 2019, 3:00 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Babies Six to 24 Months of Age
Tue, November 12, 2019, 10:30 am

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

Closed

Mon, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

Highland Park Public Library

Closed

Sun, November 10, 2019

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

Children Ages 7-11
Fri, November 8, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a twelfth grader who tied for the 3rd place in U1400 and was the 1st place winner in U1300 at the 2017 World Open (chess tournament). Thomas’s experience includes teaching chess classes at the Huaxia Edison Chinese School. For children ages 7-11. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

green star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop with Nikki Stiller

Write a Poem
Thu, November 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Nikki Stiller is author of five books of poetry: Notes of a Jewish Nun, On Both Frontiers, Burial Ship, My Own Afghanistan, and My Mother Did Not Like to Hug-New and Selected Poems.Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Home Planet News, Primavera, Response, Mainstream, Lilith, and Poetry New York. She has taught at Hunter College, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Baruch College and for many years at the New Jersey Institute of New Jersey where she won two teaching awards. Each participant will leave with the first draft of a poem.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children Who are Reading
Thu, November 7, 2019, 6:15 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.

lego pieces

purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

After School Specials
Thu, November 7, 2019, 3:15 pm

Join our LEGO Challenge and win prizes! The after school specials program is for children in grades first through fifth grades. Registration starts October 4.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Four and Five Year Olds
Wed, November 6, 2019, 3:45 pm

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

purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans-Caregiver and Me Movement Program

For Babies and for Children Up to Five Years
Wed, November 6, 2019, 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 infant 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.

Closed

Tue, November 5, 2019

Election Day – GO VOTE!

green star for adult eventWoman at War (Rated R)

International Film Series
Mon, November 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us for Woman at War an Icelandic film about a determined environmental activist and the conflicts that challenge her long-held hope.  Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland, but the […]