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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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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