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HOT SUMMER READS!

Our librarians put together a list of books for the beach and beyond.

Find more New Media programs for kids here!

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Book Discussion

Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday

Davis Schneiderman, English professor at Lake Forest College, leads the discussion.

Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.

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Readers' Round Table

Share your recommendations and take home an advance reading copy of an upcoming title.

Tuesday, July 30, 2 p.m.

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THE ELAINE KAPLAN MEMORIAL FUND SERIES LECTURE

Americans and the Holocaust

Northwestern University history professor Daniel Greene recently curated an exhibition on Americans' response to the Holocaust for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition examines what Americans knew about the persecution and murder of European Jews as it occurred, and it prompts visitors to think about Americans' responsibilities to refugees and persecuted peoples abroad. Greene will lead a discussion about the exhibition and the difficult questions it seeks to raise.

Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.

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Sponsored by the Elaine Kaplan Memorial Fund.

RISE AND SHINE HUMANITIES PROGRAMS

Behind the Scenes of the Art Institute of Chicago's New Exhibition — Manet and Modern Beauty

Kathryn Kremnitzer, research associate in the department of European painting and sculpture at the Art Institute, discusses Manet and Modern Beauty, the first Art Institute exhibition devoted exclusively to Manet in more than 50 years, and the first to focus on his transformative last years.

Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.

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Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living.

Chicago YIVO Society 2019 Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture

Concert — Chicago Klezmer Ensemble

Enjoy modern and traditional klezmer music. Chicago Klezmer Ensemble creates original interpretations and compositions. This program is part of the Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture.

Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m.

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NEW MEDIA

Creative Design with Microsoft Word

Learn how to use text boxes, pictures, Word Art, and more to create signs, flyers, and newsletters.

Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

Monday, July 8, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Sunday, July 28, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Intro to Google Drive

Learn about online storage using Google Drive and find out how you can create and save documents to access them across various devices.

Friday, July 12, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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Tidying Up Like Marie Kondo

Learn the joys of tidying! Watch clips to learn more about the organizing methods of tidying expert Marie Kondo, and get hands-on practice with her folding techniques.

Tuesday, July 9, 5 - 6 p.m.

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Introduction to Typing Basics

Saturday, July 13, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Voter Information

Learn how to check your voter registration status, candidates' voting records, the veracity of claims made by politicians, and which organizations are endorsing which candidates.

Thursday, July 11, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Apple iCloud Basics

Do you want to have your Apple devices back up automatically rather than having to remember to do it manually? Join us to learn more about iCloud.

Tuesday, July 16, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Get Healthy with Technology

Discover the many apps and wearable devices that can help you track your steps, practice good sleep hygiene, calm your mind with mediation, motivate you with great music, and more!

Thursday, July 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Cutting the Cable Cord

Want to find alternatives to paying for cable and still watch your favorite shows? Learn more about other options for watching TV and movies from home.

Tuesday, July 23, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Sculpt with 3D Clay

Learn how to use free CAD software to make a 3D object with virtual clay. Your sculpture will be printed using the Library's 3D printer and will be available to pick up at a later date.

Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Registration required.

Register here.

Revamp Your Resume

Discover online Library resources that will enhance your resume such as Harvard's Extension School Resources and Brainfuse JobNow. The latter offers live resume help and interview practice to Highland Park Public Library cardholders! Please note that resume editing will not take place during this program.

Thursday, July 25, 6 - 7 p.m.

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NEW MEDIA PROGRAMS JUST FOR KIDS!

Minecraft

Minecraft Club Jr., ages 6 - 8.

Saturday, July 6, 10 - 11 a.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Saturday, July 27, 10 - 11 a.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Minecraft Club, ages 9 - 12.

Saturday, July 6

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Saturday, July 27

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Game On!
Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Show off your skills and claim glory as you compete against others in the latest release of Smash Bros. Ultimate. A ticket is required and can be picked up at the New Media Services desk beginning July 8. The first 32 participants to pick up a ticket are guaranteed a spot to play.

Saturday, July 20

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 14 - 18.

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

One-On-One Business Mentoring with SCORE Chicago Counselors

Tuesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. and Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m.

Registration required. Register for a one hour one-on-one mentoring session with a business mentor.

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses through education and mentorship.

DISCUSSIONS

Spanish Conversation Group

Conversational ability required.

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spanish Literary Club

Fridays
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Highland Park Historical Society Presents: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's Completion

Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m.

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Kids Events

SUMMER READING CLUB
READ BOOKS AND EARN PRIZES!

Through August 3

Babies - entering 9th grade.

Find Out More!

Here's how to register:

Babies - 3-Year-Olds: Sign up at storytime or at the Youth Services desk.

Preschoolers and Grade Schoolers: Sign up here or at the Youth Services desk.

Entering Grades 6 - 9: Pick up a bingo card at the Youth Services desk.

Join Us For More Fun!

Sensory-Friendly Magic

Experience the magic of Jaime Aponte as he amazes us all! This one-of-a-kind show includes live animals, daring, mystery, and illusion. This is a sensory-friendly program especially for children with special needs and their families. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Youth Services desk.

Please contact Allison at 847-681-7030, ext. 205 if your child has needs you would like to discuss with us prior to the show.

Monday, July 8, 1 - 1:35 p.m.

Jaime Aponte's Magic

Experience the magic of Jaime Aponte as he amazes us all! This one-of-a-kind show includes live animals, daring, mystery, and illusion. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Youth Services desk beginning Monday, July 1. Space is limited. One adult per family, please. Doors will open at 1:50 p.m. to ticket holders.

Monday, July 8, 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Caudill Club

Join the Caudill Club! The Caudill is a student choice book award voted on by students. Enjoy snacks and games and meet new people. Come to one or both meetings. Registration required.

Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., entering grades 4 - 8.

Discuss Restart, by Gordon Korman, and enjoy games and activities related to the book.

Registration required. Register here.

Wednesday, August 7, 4 - 5 p.m., entering grades 4 - 8.

Discuss the books you've read over the summer, Caudill or not, and learn how you can nominate books to be on the list.

Registration required. Register here.

Incredible Edible Earth

Learn about the layers of the Earth and the Moon with food! We'll build models using an assortment of confections.

Thursday, July 11, 3 - 4 p.m., ages 5 - 8, accompanied by an adult.

Registration required. Register here.

Thursday, July 11, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., ages 9 - 14.

Registration required. Register here.

Summer Storytime Sessions

Join a summer storytime session, with activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds.

Storytime Dates and Times

Registration required. Register now at the Youth Services desk or by calling (847) 681-7030.

 

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