Past Events

September 2018 Events

green star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop with Nikki Stiller

Write a Poem
Sat, September 22, 2018, 1:30 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.

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Bobbie Ellis from the Soma Center
Thu, September 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

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. Join us for future Meditation Circles on Thursdays, October 18, November 8, and December 13 at 7:00 PM.

red star for teens eventDuct Tape Back-to-School Crafts

Teen Craft
Tue, September 18, 2018, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a duct tape pencil pouch and bookmarks for the new school year!

Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

green star for adult eventJacqueline Baker Art Reception

In the Meeting Room
Sun, September 9, 2018, 2:00 pm

Jacqueline Baker paints to honor her mother, Patricia Viola Baker, her closest friends and singers who have inspired her. She paints from life and she paints with an inner eye to capture the spirit of her subjects. Baker, a Highland Park artist and teacher will exhibit Our Spirit Rises: New Works by Jacqueline Baker from September 6 through September 30 at the Highland Park Public Library, 31 North Fifth Avenue. . An art reception will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the meeting room. Her sculptures and photographs will be featured in the Main Hall Display case through September 30.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventKids Choice Movie

Movie
Thu, September 6, 2018, 1:00 pm

It is the kids chance to vote on what movie they want to see.   Visit the reference desk any time this week or email sjohnson@hpplnj.org to cast your vote for what movie we are showing on Thursday September 6th at 1pm. Despicable Me 3 Early Man Rock Dog Sherlock Gnomes Join us at 1pm on […]

Library Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 3, 2018

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sun, September 2, 2018

Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, September 1, 2018

August 2018 Events

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Bobbie Ellis, Soma Center
Thu, August 30, 2018, 7:00 pm

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 been teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Join us for future Meditation Circles on Thursdays, September 20, October 18, November 8, and December 13 at 7:00 PM.

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

In the Meeting Room
Tue, August 28, 2018, 12:30 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library from 12 noon until 6:00 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. Patients in the hospital continue to need supplies. To register please call 800-933-2566. Walk-in are also welcome!

Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 25, 2018

green star for adult eventYouTube Karaoke

For Adults
Thu, August 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

Take over the mic and show off your talent (or lack of talent!) at this fun musical event for adults.

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventSliding Glaciers–Live Stream Webcast Alert

Live From Switzerland
Thu, August 23, 2018, 11:00 am

Join Fellow Highland Park residents for an informative webcast live from the mountains of Switzerland to learn about Sliding Glaciers. Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo,director of the Rutgers Geology Museum has been stationed in Switzerland this summer and will report about what is happening to the Glaciers. It will be broadcasted from the library meeting room.

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

Sun Damage Prevention Program
Wed, August 22, 2018, 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.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventKids Choice Movie

Afternoon at the Movies
Tue, August 21, 2018, 3:00 pm

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show. One hour, 32 minutes.

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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 18, 2018

purple star for childrens eventDance Party by Fresh Theater Arts

For Children in Grade School
Thu, August 16, 2018, 6:30 pm

Dance your feet off at our grand finale of the summer. Tova Halpern from Fresh Theater Arts, an educational theater company, will lead the program for children in grade school.

green star for adult eventLoveless (NR)

Friends of the Library Internation Film Festival
Tue, August 14, 2018, 6:30 pm

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Russian. One hour, 54 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventFerdinand (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. The story, written by Ron Burch, David Kidd and Don Rhymer, follows a gentle pacifist bull named Ferdinand who refuses to participate in bullfighting but is forced back into the arena where his beliefs are challenged by being faced off against the world’s greatest bullfighter.One hour, 48 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Tue, August 14, 2018, 11:30 am

Munch lunch while you listen to stories on the library’s back lawn. For children ages four to five years.

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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 11, 2018

purple star for childrens eventGrace the Pirate

For Grade School Children
Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:30 pm

Sail the seas with Kitty Jones aka Grace the Pirate, who must find Blackbeard’s treasure. As a member of the crew, be ready to dance, use your wits and join in some friendly competitions to find the treasure. Kitty is a professional actress who has performed in films, plays and on television. Join us for this interact theater experience. For children in grade school.

purple star for childrens eventOrigami Workshop

For Children in Grades 2-5
Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:15 pm

Fold paper animals and objects with Thomas Yan our origami teacher. Registration required. For children in grades 2-5.

green star for adult eventThe Midwife (Not Rated)

Friends of the Library Internation Film Festival
Tue, August 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but high strung midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstances that brought them together. French. One hour, 47 minutes.

red star for teens eventRockin’ Faux Enamel Pins

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, August 7, 2018, 3:00 pm

Enamel pins are all the rage now! Learn how to create one out of Shrinky Dink plastic and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Tue, August 7, 2018, 11:30 am

Munch lunch while you listen to stories on the library’s back lawn. For children ages four to five years.

Mimi Jong

green star for adult eventArt Reception for Three Artists

Three Painting Friends
Sun, August 5, 2018, 2:00 pm

Three Painting Friends; New Works by Yumi Yang, Leona Cheung, and Sisi Ho will be exhibited in the meeting room from August 2 through August 31. The three artists will have an art reception this afternoon from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For Yumi, pastel has been her favorite medium since 2005. Included in the show are her still lifes, landscapes, graceful interiors, and striking scenery, which have won awards. Leona explores all kinds of painting media such as oil and pastel. Her artworks cover a variety of subject matters: landscapes, still lifes, animals, and people. She has won numerous awards in the past – the result of countless nights burning the midnight oil pursuing a perfect piece of art.Sisi’s artworks consist of still lifes and portraits using charcoal pencils, oil, oil pastel, and IPad.

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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, August 4, 2018

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventNational Coloring Day Celebration

Celebrate
Thu, August 2, 2018, 10:00 am

National Coloring Book Day: A Day to Relax and Color Join us at the library all day and color away your stress with our coloring pages. Or just have some fun with like minded people.

July 2018 Events

green star for adult eventLoving Vincent (PG-13)

Friends of the Library Internation Film Festival
Tue, July 31, 2018, 6:30 pm

This first fully painted animated film is the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Th intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death. More than one hundred artists added their talents to the United Kingdom film. One hour, 35 minutes.

red star for teens eventDropmix Game

Teen Afternoon
Tue, July 31, 2018, 3:00 pm

— This fast-paced music mixing game gives you a new way to discover and combine favorite tracks. Compete with your friends and create unexpected song mixes! Artists include Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sam Hunt, Sia, The Weeknd, and more. Other music themed games will also be available for play such as Spontuneous.

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Tue, July 31, 2018, 11:30 am

Munch lunch while you listen to stories on the library’s back lawn. For children ages four to five years.

purple star for childrens eventLibrary Skill Toys

For Children in Grades 3-5
Mon, July 30, 2018, 6:30 pm

Practice your dexterity with the library’s skill toys. Participants will also make one to take home. Registration is required. For Children in grades 3-5.

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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 28, 2018

green star for adult eventFinding Meaning with Astrology

Dr. Sesh Venugopal
Thu, July 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

The meaning of life is what YOU make of it. But how do you make sense of your exciting/dull, happy/sad, predictable/random existence? What if the key is to bring some astrology into it, and tap into its vast richness of pragmatic and spiritual insights to connect the dots? In doing so, you will gain the awareness to live a fuller life, according to Dr. Seshadri Venugopal (Dr. Sesh), Director of Undergraduate Introductory Instruction in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University. He will get you started with an eye opening talk into the essence of astrology. During a period of great uncertainty and helplessness in graduate school, Dr. Sesh dove into astrology to get his life back on track. “Ever since, it has been a trusted friend and confidant, and has never left my side,” Dr. Sesh said. “I have studied and practiced the Western and Indian systems of astrology for over 25 years, and have built a horoscope interpretation program for my consulting practice and personal use.”

purple star for childrens eventTurtlesinger Returns

Recommended Grade School Children
Wed, July 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Karen Buckley, better known as the Turtlesinger, and the Turtletoter, her husband Charlie, are performing their musical turtle show, with live turtles!

green star for adult eventWomen’s Balcony (Rated R)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

In this rousing, good-hearted tale, an accident during a Bar Mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. In this film from Israel, women stand up to patriarchal power. Hebrew. One hour, 36 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventPaddington 2 (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 24, 2018, 3:00 pm

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. One hour, 42 minutes.

Book Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Tue, July 24, 2018, 11:30 am

Munch lunch while you listen to stories on the library’s back lawn. For children ages four to five years.

Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 21, 2018

green star for adult eventMeditation Circle

Meditation with Bobbie Ellis
Thu, July 19, 2018, 7:00 pm

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. Join us for future Meditation Circles on Thursdays, Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Join us for future Meditation Circles on Thursdays, August 30, September 20, October 18, November 8, and December 13 at 7:00 PM. at 7:00 PM.

green star for adult eventFencer (Not Rated)

Friends of the Library International Festival
Tue, July 17, 2018, 6:30 pm

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland. He finds work as a teacher and starts a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion, fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. English/Finland. One hour, 39 minutes.

red star for teens eventGuitar Pick Jewelry

Teen Craft Afternoon
Tue, July 17, 2018, 3:00 pm

Create an awesome musical themed piece of jewelry out of a guitar pick!

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Ages Four and Five
Tue, July 17, 2018, 11:30 am

Munch lunch while you listen to stories on the library’s back lawn. For children ages four to five years.

purple star for childrens eventDisney Sing-Along

For Children Ages Five and Up
Mon, July 16, 2018, 6:30 pm

Sing along to your favorite Disney songs, with Miss Karen. You will remember them from your favorite films!

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Open 10 to 2

Summer Saturday
Sat, July 14, 2018

Create a Simple Comic Book Character

Author Reading & Art Activity
Thu, July 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

Highland Park local Gianni Boy Vee will be presenting his children’s comic book, The Adventures of Bo Tanik #2. It was co-created with his friend, Bobby Castle. The authors will do a reading, answer questions and will show participants how to draw a simple comic character. Autographed posters and shots from the book will also be given away. Refreshments will be served. Suggested for grade school children and their parents.