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Memoir Writing

2023-02-07 18:30:00 2023-02-07 20:30:00 America/Chicago Memoir Writing Highland Park Public Library - Meeting Room 8

Tuesday, February 07
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-07 18:30:00 2023-02-07 20:30:00 America/Chicago Memoir Writing Winter Session Highland Park Public Library - Meeting Room 8

Winter Session

Class meets on 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21

What's your story? Your life experience is the story that only you can tell. Examples of successful memoirs are discussed as well as techniques for organizing your thoughts and putting them on paper.

Cost: $50

Instructor: Jennifer Dotson

Class Size: 8 students

Advance registration is required.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library U |

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Highland Park Public Library

Phone: 847-432-0216

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Fri, Apr 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Fri, Apr 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
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Sat, Apr 13, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Saturdays in the lower-level lobby from 9:30am-1:30pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 9:30am a 1:30pm.

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join us for a bilingual family storytime! Space is limited. ¡Acompáñanos para un tiempo de cuentos familiar bilingüe! Espacios son limitados.

Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Join College Bound Opportunities (CBO) to discuss Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land. Meet in the Library and register to stay updated!

Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Adult and High School Poets will be recognized in the Auditorium from 2-3pm.

Mon, Apr 15, All day
Highland Park Public Library
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Mon, Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join Miss Kelly in the Activity Room for a musical storytime! For ages 18 months - 3 years. Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at Youth desk starting at 10am.

Mon, Apr 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
This group is for adults with intellectual, developmental or cognitive disabilities, run in conjunction with local groups. We listen to and discuss a short story each session.

Mon, Apr 15, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
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Mon, Apr 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
A Memory Cafe is a safe space and social gathering place for individuals and loved ones or caregivers who live with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimers, or other dementias.

Mon, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Join us to play board games! Library staff will be available to help you choose a game and learn the rules!

Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Meeting Room 8
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Tue, Apr 16, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Build and decorate your own toy top. When you're done, watch it spin! Pick up your kit at the Youth Services desk while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lobby
Stop by between 1 - 3 p.m. and learn about backyard and curbside composting.

Tue, Apr 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Meeting Room 8
Memoir Writing 6:30-8:30pm in Meeting Room 8
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Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Wed, Apr 17, All day
Highland Park Public Library
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Wed, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Meeting Room 3
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Thu, Apr 18, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Build and decorate your own toy top. When you're done, watch it spin! Pick up your kit at the Youth Services desk while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join Miss Kelly in the Activity Room for a musical storytime where you can make lots of noise. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at Youth desk.

Thu, Apr 18, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Thursdays in the lower-level lobby from 11am-4pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 11am a 4pm.

Thu, Apr 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join Miss Kelly in the Activity Room for a musical storytime where you can make lots of noise. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at Youth desk.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Graphic novel fans in grades 1 - 3, join us for discussion, fun activities, and unique crafts as we share the best, the worst, and everything in between of graphic novels. Registration required.

Fri, Apr 19, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Build and decorate your own toy top. When you're done, watch it spin! Pick up your kit at the Youth Services desk while supplies last.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
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Fri, Apr 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
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Sat, Apr 20, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Build and decorate your own toy top. When you're done, watch it spin! Pick up your kit at the Youth Services desk while supplies last.

Sat, Apr 20, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Saturdays in the lower-level lobby from 9:30am-1:30pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 9:30am a 1:30pm.

Sun, Apr 21, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Build and decorate your own toy top. When you're done, watch it spin! Pick up your kit at the Youth Services desk while supplies last.

Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Exercise your creativity by painting with easy-to-follow steps and a live instructor. No experience in painting is needed! Best suited for people 12+ years old.
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Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Read stories, sing songs, & more at this storytime, just for preschoolers and their caregiver! **Registration not required but space is limited. Check in begins at Youth Services desk at 9:30 am.

Tue, Apr 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
¿Hablas español? Join us for Spanish Conversation - Participe en el grupo de conversación en español.

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Book Discussion. Davis Schneiderman, Executive Director of the Krebs Center for the Humanities and Professor of English at Lake Forest College, leads the discussion of Alice B. Toklas is Missing.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Thursdays in the lower-level lobby from 11am-4pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 11am a 4pm.

Thu, Apr 25, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Meeting Room 8
Join Go Green HP to discuss Soil by Camille T. Dungy. Meet at the Library. Register to receive any updates.

Thu, Apr 25, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Fri, Apr 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Fri, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Bring a fiber arts project you're working on and connect with other crafters in the area. ~~ Traiga un proyecto de artes de fibra en el que esté trabajando y conéctese con otros artesanos.

Fri, Apr 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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Sat, Apr 27, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Saturdays in the lower-level lobby from 9:30am-1:30pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 9:30am a 1:30pm.

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Love to read? Always looking for book recommendations? Meet fellow bibliophiles at Readers' Round Table! Join us in Room #8.

Tue, Apr 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
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Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
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Wed, May 01, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
The library will open at 11am on the first Wednesday of each month for staff meetings except December.

Thu, May 02, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join Miss Kelly in the Activity Room for a musical storytime where you can make lots of noise. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at Youth desk.

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Thursdays in the lower-level lobby from 11am-4pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 11am a 4pm.

Thu, May 02, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join Miss Kelly in the Activity Room for a musical storytime where you can make lots of noise. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at Youth desk.

Thu, May 02, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Join us for a wine and book tasting event that will feature a selection of wines from local wine shop, Luna Rosa, each paired with a matching book, selected by a librarian.

Fri, May 03, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at the Youth Services desk up to 30 min. prior to start time. Ages 0 - 18 months.

Fri, May 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Registration not required but space is limited. Check in at the Youth Services desk up to 30 min. prior to start time. Ages 0 - 18 months.

Sat, May 04, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Sat, May 04, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Saturdays in the lower-level lobby from 9:30am-1:30pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 9:30am a 1:30pm.

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Explore sensory bins with your little ones! Sensory play allows kids to connect ideas with concrete experiences, strengthen neural pathways, and build motor skills.

Sun, May 05, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Bob Coscarelli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, introduces the film and leads the discussion after the showing.

Mon, May 06, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Mon, May 06, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Mon, May 06, 9:30am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Toddlers and caregivers, join us in the Activity Room for messy fun!

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Join us to play board games! Library staff will be available to help you choose a game and learn the rules!

Tue, May 07, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Tue, May 07, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Tue, May 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
¿Hablas español? Join us for Spanish Conversation - Participe en el grupo de conversación en español.

Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join us on Zoom for an event with Kal Penn, actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is the author of "You Can't Be Serious."
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Wed, May 08, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Wed, May 08, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Thu, May 09, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Thu, May 09, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Library U

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Thursdays in the lower-level lobby from 11am-4pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 11am a 4pm.

Thu, May 09, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Library U
This event is full

Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Put on your jammies and join us for a fun family storytime featuring stories, songs, and more. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Check in at Youth Desk begins at 6 p.m.

Fri, May 10, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Fri, May 10, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Fri, May 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
Bring a fiber arts project you're working on and connect with other crafters in the area. ~~ Traiga un proyecto de artes de fibra en el que esté trabajando y conéctese con otros artesanos.

Sat, May 11, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Sat, May 11, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.

Sat, May 11, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Highland Park Public Library
The Friends of the Library's used book sale will take place on Saturdays in the lower-level lobby from 9:30am-1:30pm. Venta de libros los jueves en el vestíbulo del nivel inferior de 9:30am a 1:30pm.

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Highland Park Public Library - Activity Room
Join us for a family storytime! Space is limited. Check in at Youth Services desk up to 30 minutes prior to start time.

Sat, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland Park Public Library - Lower-Level Meeting Room/Auditorium
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Sun, May 12, All day
Highland Park Public Library
There's lots of butterflies out this time of year--let's add some more! Create your own coffee filter butterfly. Pick up materials at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last. For ages 5-10.

Sun, May 12, All day
Highland Park Public Library
Pick up your lotería card at the Youth Services desk. For families with children up to age 14.