Let’s light one hundred candles and celebrate the centennial birthdays of these famous people who were born in 1913. Read about their fascinating lives in a book or one of our online resources.
Richard M. Nixon (b January 9, 1913, d April 22, 1994.) The 37th president of the United States was a complicated man whose accomplishments are overshadowed by his astounding fall from power.
There is still time to enjoy a good Hanukkah-related book. Check out the following titles. Some are a quick treat, and others you will want to savor - kind of like latkes!
Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season from NPR’s Annual Holiday Special (call number F Hanukkah)
A Different Light: a Pluralist Anthology by Noam Zion (call number 296.435 H251)
Since 1888, The National Geographic Society has been bringing the world home with inspiring articles and photographs. Now the entire archive of National Geographic Magazine articles and photographs is available to Highland Park Library patrons through the National Geographic Virtual Library.
If your holiday shopping list far out measures your budget, the Library is a source of unusual treasure. Used books are available in the lower level lobby (available even during construction) and directly outside the Adult Services Room for purchase at very low prices. Many of the books are very gently used, and you may find just the perfect item for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. The sale areas are operated by the Friends of the Library and all proceeds benefit library programs.
Wednesday marks the introduction of our new catalog, Bibliocommons! Get step-by-step instructions on setting up your account here. All you need is you HPPL library card and your PIN!
What does Bibliocommmons offer?
- easily place holds on items owned by HPPL, and place holds at other libraries for items not in our collection
- review your account and quickly renew materials
Starting May 9th, we'll be introducing a new catalog, the result of HPPL joining CCS, a consortium of 23 local libraries. Joining CCS has a number of benefits:
1. A new and improved Library catalog, called Bibliocommons, with the ability to search across 24 area libraries, create item lists and bookshelves, share with your friends and family, write book reviews, and more.
Tax forms are available at the Library, just inside the doorway to the Adult Services Room. Amounts are limited, and it's first come, first served. We don't carry every form and publication, but we'd be happy to help you locate them online at www.irs.gov for Federal, and www.ILtax.com for State. Printouts are 10 cents a page. See the Reference Desk for assistance.