Bells of Peace

November 11, 2018

November 11, 1918, in a diary for her son, Norwegian author Cora Sandel (1880-1974) wrote, “Peace, you do not understand it and will never understand it, for war will be unthinkable when you are grown up.”  **  Later, Sandel wrote, “...

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Spied at the library

November 10, 2018

This guy was spotted in the ravine between the library and City Hall today.  Come relax in the comfy chairs near the windows of the Adult Services Room - you never know what you will see! 

Thanks to our librarian Natalie for taking this great p...

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Featured Database of the Month: American Indian History Online

November 9, 2018

Celebrate 15,000+ years of American Indian History and Culture with the American Indian History online database. Access primary sources, overview essays, maps, photos and chapters from print titles by notable historians all expertly written and a...

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Noirvember at the Library

November 9, 2018

Join all the tough guys and mysterious femme fatales for Noirvember, a celebration of all things film noir.. From the 1940's to the 1950's film studios often released low budget crime films and thrillers without major Hollywood stars.  Drawing f...

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Discussions with Davis: Near to the Wild Heart

November 7, 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 7 pm - 8 pm: Book Discussion. Davis Schneiderman, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Lake Forest College, leads the discussion of Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector with translation by Alis...

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Get Ahead of the Competition

October 29, 2018

Look up 45 million U.S. businesses and 289 million consumers for your business, job hunting, or contact needs.

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Thank you, Friends

October 24, 2018

We appreciate our Friends! The Friends of the Highland Park Library generously donate their time and funds for the betterment of the library.  Through membership fees, Book Nook and Big Sale proceeds, and an annual membership appeal, the Friends ...

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Horror and Thriller Films Free on Kanopy

October 23, 2018

Just in time for Halloween KANOPY is offering a large collection of horror and thriller films. Including cornerstones of the genre such as George Romero's zombie classic Night of the Living Dead, Don Siegel's original 1956 McCarthy era allegory...

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4G LTE Mobile Hotspots are now available!

October 17, 2018

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout to all Highland Park Public Library cardholders ages 14 and up. This allows patrons to “check out” internet service from the Library — absolutely free. 

  • Compatible with most Wi-Fi-enabled de...

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October 16, 2018

The 1918 Influenza Epidemic claimed more lives than the medieval bubonic plague or the World War I battlefield. *  Dubbed the Spanish flu, there was nothing Iberian about this viral flu; now identified as an H1N1 virus.  Few were aware of the S...

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