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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Amazing Rescues in the News

July 10, 2018

The inspirational rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team in Thailand is successfully complete, and people around the world breathe a sigh of relief.  If you're interested in other dramatic rescues that drew worldwide attention, here are some library...

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Halycon Days

July 3, 2018

The Highland Park Theater has come down.  The Theater´s iconic sign is now an artifact, a remembrance of the once novel world of cinematic screenings.

Koster and Bial´s Music Hall on 34st Street in New York City, the first theater to show movi...

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Transferring tapes just got easier

June 27, 2018

With the newly acquired Tape to PC Recorder USB Walkman Cassette Player, you can convert all those cassettes into digital MP3 files. Want to experience the music as it actually sounded in the 80s? This nifty gadget can also play cassettes to give ...

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The Important Role of Independent Investigative Journalism

June 12, 2018

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force.  Reporter Jodi Cohen and director of development Jane Nicholson discusses the importance of investigative journalism, and how reporters pur...

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North Korea In The News

June 12, 2018

If you are intrigued by North Korea and want to learn more, here's a list of some available library resources:


Under the Sun (2016) DVD DOCUMENTARY UND

North Korea’s Deadly Dictator (2017) DVD DOCUMENTARY NOR


Chang, Chin-song....

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We print it, you play it!

June 8, 2018

Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a wide variety of possibilities for instrument manufacturing. In this photo, The Boy Reader is strumming a travel ukulele printed on the library's 3d Printer. All the parts are 3D printed except t...

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June is Audiobook Month. Get to know a narrator

June 5, 2018

Do you love your audiobooks?  Whether you get the CDs, download them on Libby, or stream them on Hoopla, listening to a good narrator read a book can be transformative.  This profile from The Village Voice of award-winning narrator Grover Gardn...

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