All Upcoming Events

Fall Storytime Live!

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

For ages 3 to 6.
Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills, and encourage a love of books.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Memoir Writing

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

WHAT'S YOUR STORY? Your life experience is a story that only you can tell. Whether you want to write about your unique experiences growing up/traveling/working, etc., or you want to capture your entire life story for your grandchildren, this is the class for you. You don't have to be a polished writer to chronicle these stories for all time! Examples of successful memoirs are discussed as well as techniques for organizing your thoughts and putting them on paper. Cost is $60. Full payment by cash or check is required at least three days prior to the first class or registration will be cancelled. No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows. If you are a non-library cardholder, please register in-person in the administration office or by phone (847-432-0216 ext. 119).

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Meet The Author - W. Bruce Cameron - "The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bestselling author Cameron is renowned for his popular “dog-centric” novels, most notably, the bestselling "A Dog’s Purpose." He discusses his new book - a story about finding the truth, finding love where you least expect it, and finding yourself. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:30am

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish Literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. This event will be held in the MediaScape Room. Currently discussing “La tejedora de sombras” by Jorge Volpi Escalante.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Get Tech Savvy

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop by and meet with a member of the teen tech-savvy team for one-to-one guidance.

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us any time during the session. There will be a chess expert there to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

Film showing & discussion - Women in Peril

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Gaslight (1944)
Paula Anton (Ingrid Bergman) is a beautiful 19th century English singer studying in Italy. She is slowly being tormented by mysterious happenings in her luxurious Victorian home, which she inherited from her aunt, who was mysteriously murdered ten years earlier. Paula’s apparently devoted husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer), tries to convince her that she is just imagining things. Directed by George Cukor, the film also stars Joseph Cotton and Angela Lansbury.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Fall Tales for Tots

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 10:30am

For ages 2 to 3 with parent or caregiver.
Give your preschooler a head start with this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and rhymes. Share this storytime together and build language and listening skills.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library