Past Events

January 2017 Events

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Wed, January 18, 2017, 10:15 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 17, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Library Closed
Mon, January 16, 2017

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 4-5 years
Thu, January 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Story and a craft for ages 4-5. Registration is required.

Highland Park Public Library

purple star for childrens eventFoam Cup Snowman

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Wed, January 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

Snowman story and craft for Kindergarten through Second Grade.

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For six to 24 month olds
Wed, January 11, 2017, 10:30 am

Mother Goose come alive with rhymes, songs, musical instruments and stories for babies 6 – 23 months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

sun

Highland Park Solar Challenge Info Session

Thinking about going solar?
Tue, January 10, 2017, 7:30 pm

Learn more: http://hpsolar.org    

red star for teens eventBuild It!

Teen Craft
Tue, January 10, 2017, 3:00 pm

Show off your your building skills as you complete a series of challenges with the Roylco straws and Connectors Kit!

purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, January 10, 2017, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

magic hat

purple star for childrens eventFamily Story Time

Ages 3-5 Years
Mon, January 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Enjoy listening to new stories and making a craft before bedtime. Recommended for ages 3-5 years of age.

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventCommunity Blood Drive

In the Meeting Room
Thu, January 5, 2017, 12:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library. 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 critical winter season when supplies are low. To register please call 732-572-2750.

Reminder

Library Closed

Mon, January 2, 2017

Library Closed

Sun, January 1, 2017

December 2016 Events

Reminder

Open 10 to 1

Sat, December 31, 2016

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSpook Handy’s 8th Annual Winter Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Tue, December 27, 2016, 2:00 pm

The whole family is invited to a Spook Handy Folk Concert that is being held during the winter holiday break. Spook Handy’s Tales From The Road lifts your spirits with sing a longs that every family member can enjoy. His travels through the byways of America fuel his music.Spook can be heard in venues of almost all stripes, from festivals and arts centers to senior centers and churches – from TV and radio to libraries and schools. With a simple Martin D-35 guitar, harmonica, his own voice and the voices of the audience, Spook presents concerts of good honest acoustic songs that are true to the spirit, passion of purpose of American folk music. He sings about the local Mom and Pop’s store, the widow of a soldier, the landscape of Montana, economic hardship, dogs with fleas, and so many other experiences that everybody can relate to in one way or another.

Library Closed

Day After Christmas
Mon, December 26, 2016

Library Closed

Christmas Day
Sun, December 25, 2016
Reminder

Open 10 to 1

Sat, December 24, 2016

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children Ages 7-11 Years
Fri, December 23, 2016, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a Highland Park High School ninth grader who tied for 4th in his age group at the 2016 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.

purple star for childrens eventThe Secret Life of Pets –Movies for Kids

Afternoon Films for Kids
Fri, December 23, 2016, 1:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies! Titles will be announced soon. Refreshments too!

green star for adult eventColoring for Adults

Craft Night for Adults
Thu, December 22, 2016, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of coloring with other adults. Music, refreshments, colored pencils and fresh sheets and book marks to color. Bring your friends and enjoy a therapeutic evening of fun.

green star for adult eventDark Horse (Rated PG)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, December 20, 2016, 6:30 pm

This documentary from the United Kingdom takes place in a former mining village in Wales. A group of friends from a working men’s club decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed a racehorse. One hour, 26 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

red star for teens eventSnowflakes and Hot Cocoa

For Teens
Tue, December 20, 2016, 3:00 pm

Winter is coming. Let’s warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and create some cool snowflakes to decorate for the chilly season.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 19, 2016, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventThe Theologies of Bruce Springsteen

Book Talk and Book Signing with Azzan Yadin-Israel
Sun, December 18, 2016, 2:00 pm

Azzan Yadin-Israel, a professor of Jewish Studies and Classics at Rutgers University, has just published The Grace of God and the Grace of Man-The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen. Yadin-Israel has examined the songs of Bruce Springsteen as if they were poems. He will talk about the exhilarating apex Springsteen reaches in his songs in Born to Run that juxtaposes the downward spiral of the songs in Darkness on the Edge of Town.Sing, grace and struggle dominate his later work. Yadin-Israel will touch on how the iconic New Jersey singer touches upon sin, grace and inner struggle in his later songs. A book signing will follow the talk.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

Fri, December 16, 2016, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a Highland Park High School ninth grader who tied for 4th in his age group at the 2016 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.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Read To Belle The Library Dog

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Thu, December 15, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle, the library golden retriever is back to listen to new stories. Each child who registers will sign up for the entire 6 week session and will have 15 minutes to read to Belle.Our library dog is a non-judgemental listener who will help reluctant readers gain confidence. Space is limited and registration is required.

red star for teens eventBookface Photo Competition

Teen Craft
Thu, December 15, 2016, 3:00 pm

Ever notice how many books have faces on their covers? “Try on” a new face and enter the library’s bookface competition. Voting will take place the following week.

caponegro

green star for adult eventArt Reception for Sam Caponegro

Pop at the Pool - Watercolors
Sun, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

Pop at the Pool, a new exhibit by Somerset Artist Sam Caponegro will be on display at the library from December 4 through December 30, 2017. His paintings will be displayed in the meeting room and also in the main hall display case. An art reception will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 2:00 PM through 4:00 PM.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children Ages 7-11 Years
Fri, December 9, 2016, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a Highland Park High School ninth grader who tied for 4th in his age group at the 2016 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 eventgreen star for adult eventMeditation Made Easy-Workshop II

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, December 8, 2016, 7:00 pm

Does the holiday season stress you out. Join Bobbie Ellis, director of Soma Center for a refreshing approach to meditation suitable for everyone. Learn simple embodied meditation and breathing techniques you can use everyday to reduce stress and increase presence in your life, work, and relationships. Bobbie has teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Please join from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. To register call the library at 732-572-2750 or go to the front desk.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Thu, December 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle, the library golden retriever is back to listen to new stories. Each child who registers will sign up for the entire 6 week session and will have 15 minutes to read to Belle.Our library dog is a non-judgemental listener who will help reluctant readers gain confidence. Space is limited and registration is required.

Alzheimer's New Jersey

green star for adult eventCancelled – Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Body and Brain

Alzheimer's New Jersey
Tue, December 6, 2016, 7:00 pm

Over the past several decades, researchers have explored how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health. Diet, exercise, stress, sleep problems, and other factors may influence age-related physical and cognitive decline. Learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine. This is the second program hosted by Alzheimer’s New Jersey. To register for the program please call Alzheimer’s New Jersey at 888-280-6055. For a full list of their programs go to www.alznj.org.

red star for teens eventHoliday Gift Box Making

Teen Craft
Tue, December 6, 2016, 3:00 pm

This is the Season for Gift Giving! Make an adorable gift box to hide something special!

music

green star for adult eventFriends of the Library Holiday Concert

Rutgers Concert Bureau
Sun, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, a string trio from the Rutgers Concert Bureau – followed by refreshments.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

Fri, December 2, 2016, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a Highland Park High School ninth grader who tied for 4th in his age group at the 2016 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.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Thu, December 1, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle, the library golden retriever is back to listen to new stories. Each child who registers will sign up for the entire 6 week session and will have 15 minutes to read to Belle.Our library dog is a non-judgemental listener who will help reluctant readers gain confidence. Space is limited and registration is required.

November 2016 Events

red star for teens eventDecorative Votive Holder Craft

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, November 29, 2016, 3:00 pm

Make a decorative votive candle holder to cast a beautiful glow in your home. Please register.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 28, 2016, 7:30 pm

Library Closed

Day After Thanksgiving
Fri, November 25, 2016

Library Closed

Thanksgiving Day
Thu, November 24, 2016

purple star for childrens eventFinding Dory (PG)

Movie Matinee
Wed, November 23, 2016, 1:00 pm

“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film. Refreshments. One hour, 37 minutes.

green star for adult eventPoet Catherine (Cat) Doty

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, November 22, 2016, 7:30 pm

CATHERINE DOTY is the recipient of the 2003 Marjorie J. Wilson Award, an Academy of American Poets Award, and fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She was born and raised near Garrett Mountain in Paterson, New Jersey, and has taught thereabouts for many years. She is the author of Momentum, a volume of poems from CavanKerry Press in 2004, and Just Kidding, a collection of cartoons published by Avocet Press. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, among them Garrison Keillor’s More Good Poems for Hard Times and Billy Collins’ 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. She is the recipient of the a Marjorie J. Wilson Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts and other grants and honors. Ms. Doty has worked as a visiting artist for the Frost Place, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New York Public Library and other organizations.

green star for adult eventBlood Sugar and Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening
Mon, November 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

The Rutgers North American Disease Intervention, NADI, focuses on raising awareness about diabetes and hypertension by providing free health screenings and preventative care education to the community. This evening they will provide blood pressure screening, blood glucose screening, body mass index calculation, stroke risk assessment. New Jersey medical students will conduct the testing and information in the meeting room from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

purple star for childrens eventChess Club for Children

For Children Ages 7-11 Years
Fri, November 18, 2016, 3:30 pm

Thomas Yang, will be teaching chess strategies while club members compete with each other. Thomas is a Highland Park High School ninth grader who tied for 4th in his age group at the 2016 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.

poetry pen

Poetry Reading by OLLI-RU Poetry Workshop Class

Poetry Reading
Wed, November 16, 2016, 10:30 am

You are cordially invited to a poetry reading by the Poetry Workshop class at OLLI-RU (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University). The reading will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Library’s Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.Now in its fourth year, the Poetry Workshop meets weekly, during fall and spring sessions, to discuss poetry and write original poems. Maxine Susman, recently retired professor of English, is the instructor. OLLI-RU is a learning community for adults over 50, offering courses in a wide range of subjects including the arts, culture, history, and public affairs.

green star for adult eventDough (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, November 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

This comedy drama from the United Kingdom tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker and a young Muslim. Redemption comes in unlikely places! One hour, 34 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

poetry pen

red star for teens eventNaNoWriMo Write-In

For Teens
Sun, November 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Visit nanowrimo.org for more info and to sign up as a participant. Come to the library’s write-in to work on your novel– we’ll provide the snacks!

Library Closed

Veterans Day
Fri, November 11, 2016
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Dog

For Kindergarten through Second Graders
Thu, November 10, 2016, 6:00 pm

Belle, the library golden retriever is back to listen to new stories. Each child who registers will sign up for the entire 6 week session and will have 15 minutes to read to Belle.Our library dog is a non-judgemental listener who will help reluctant readers gain confidence. Space is limited and registration is required.