New! Kanopy for Kids

August 21, 2018

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. In addition to Common Sense Media’s developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings, Kanopy ...

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Registration Begins August 13th

August 8, 2018

Learn something new at Library U!

  • Memoir Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Intro to Guitar
  • Beginning Spanish
  • Intro to Photoshop Elements 2018
  • Learn to Play Canasta
  • Learn Modern Calligraphy.

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Want news of new fall books?

August 7, 2018

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Highland Park Press 1923-1951

August 7, 2018

Once upon a time, newspapers were a primary source of information. Now those old newspapers are an irreplaceable source for years of history. We are proud to announce that the Highland Park Press from 1923-1951 has been digitized and is now ava...

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2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist

July 30, 2018

The longlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was recently announced. The books were choosen by the judges from a list of 171 submissions of books published in English by international authors. The books were published in the United King...

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Ravinia Festival Posters

July 26, 2018

For over 40 years, the Ravinia Women's Board has sponsored an annual competition to create the design that will become the unique poster used to promote the festival's upcoming season. 

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Illinois Bicentennial Top 200

July 21, 2018

This year the State of Illinois celebrates its bicentennial.  Leading up to the December 3 anniversary, the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the State Journal Register are coordinating onl...

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John Coltrane Lost Album

July 18, 2018

“Finding unreleased John Coltrane? It’s like discovering buried treasure.”

That’s how Ravi Coltrane, the late jazz icon’s saxophone-playing son, feels about the release of Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!). 


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Happy Birthday, Highland Park Hospital

July 14, 2018

On July 1, 1918, the Highland Park Hospital opened its doors.  One-thousand visitors gathered to celebrate this community effort marking its centennial today. 

Ravinia opera stars contralto Molly Wilson, mezzo-soprano Irene Pavlovs...

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HP 150 Logo Made at the Library

July 13, 2018

The Highland Park 150 year anniversary committee selected the official commemorative logo (above) to brand all sesquicentennial events. The winning design by Alison Galston incorporates the official city seal. Alison created her design in part us...

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