All Upcoming Events

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, August 21, 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.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Summer Baby Booktime

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver.
Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Computer Programing with Scratch and PicoBoards

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop participants will learn how to create animations, computer games, and interactive projects using Scratch, a graphical programming language. Attendees will be introduced to fundamental programming concepts and learn how to integrate sensors into their Scratch projects. This workshop targets the “A-ha! moment” of DIY electronics and computer programming. This is a drop-off event. No adults, please.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, August 23, 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

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, August 23, 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

Fall Storytime Registration Begins Today

Monday, August 25, 2014 (All day)

Fall storytime registration begins today. Tales for Tots & Storytime Live classes begin in Sept. Baby Booktime & First Steps classes begin in Oct. Go to appropriate month, click on class of your choice, and register.

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Meet at the library for Spanish conversation. Former high school Spanish teacher Graciella Napoles facilitates the discussion. Conversational ability required.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Readers' Round Table

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Book lovers-join us for a lively conversation about authors and books. Share your favorite recent reads and recommendations. Pick up a complimentary copy of a new or forthcoming book at each meeting. For avid readers and book club leaders looking for ideas. Join us in the downstairs meeting room.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library