All Upcoming Events

Creative Writing

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This group is for all writers from beginners to experienced. Perfect for the writer seeking stimulating creative sparks, regular writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Jennifer Dotson facilitates the group, providing optional writing prompts each session as well as thoughtful responses to guide works-in-progress. Creative Writing Group meets twice a month on alternating Thursdays to allow participants adequate time to bring new or revised material. This is your chance to write or polish that poem, play, short story, memoir or novel. 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

Intro to IPad

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to set up your iPad and use email and the Internet. Among learning the basics, you will also learn how to use apps, manage calendars, and navigate contacts. Bring your iPad to class and have an Apple ID created in advance! Cost is $20. 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).

Fall Baby Booktime

Friday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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 “Los detectives salvajes” by Roberto Bolaño.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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

Film showing & discussion - Women in Peril

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavettes), move into a new apartment in New York, where they are surrounded by odd neighbors and events. Guy’s career begins to pick up and soon after Rosemary becomes pregnant, which happens to follow a disturbing dream. Confused and fearful, Rosemary begins to suspect that a friendly neighborly couple may have special plans for her unborn baby. Roman Polanski directed this film.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Fall Tales for Tots

Monday, October 13, 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

Fall Storytime Live!

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 10:45am to 11:15am

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

Beginning Spanish

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The goal of this course is to enable you to acquire a basic mastery of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course will emphasize the practice of grammar and communication skills. Cost is $80. 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).

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

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