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Highland Park Public Library

Meet The Author!

Elizabeth Berg —
The Story of Arthur Truluv

Bestselling author Elizabeth Berg's new novel is about the timeless themes of loss, renewal, the life affirmation power of friendship, and an unforgettable character. In a small Missouri town, three people each lose the one they love most and find second chances in the unlikeliest of places.

Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Monday, December 4, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Highland Park Bank & Trust


20th Century American Drama Series
A Place in the Sun

Bob Coscarellli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, introduces and screens the film starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelly Winters.

Sunday, December 3, 2 p.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center

Sponsored by Warren Barr North Shore


The History of Handel's Messiah

From its origin as an Easter offering that burst onto the stage in Dublin in 1742 to its modern incarnations as a fixture of the Christmas season, the Messiah has stood the test of time. Lecturer Marjorie Skelly will discuss the piece and play portions of it.

Wednesday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center
Sponsored by The Sheridan At Green Oaks


Spanish Conversation Group

Conversational ability required.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spanish Literary Club

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

Dollars and Sense — Information to help manage personal finance issues with common sense

Reasons to be Bullish

The current outlook for the economy will be discussed with a focus on signs that the economy is improving and the emergence of an American industrial renaissance.

Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.


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.


3D Cookie Cutter Creations

Just in time for the holidays! Create your own custom cookie cutter and print it on the Library’s 3D printer.

Monday, December 18
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Ages 14 and up

Registration required. Register here.

3D Printing Club

Fridays, December 8, 22
4 - 5 p.m.
Ages 9 - 13

Registration required. Register here.


Minecraft: The Holiday Edition

Tuesday, December 19

Registration required. Register here.

Drop-In Chess

Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Through Age 14
Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Digitize Your Media

Learn to digitize your VHS tapes, printed photographs, 35mm slides, negatives, audio cassettes, and records in the Digital Media Lab.

Tuesday, December 5
7 - 8 p.m.

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Photos in the Cloud

We'll show you how to back up your pictures to the cloud and clear some space on your Android or Apple device.

Wednesdays, December 6, 27
4 - 5 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Video Editing with iMovie

Learn how to edit your home videos using the iMovie editing software available in the Digital Media Lab. A beginning level class. Basic computer skills required.

Fridays, December 8, 29
4 - 5 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

3D Design with SketchUp

Learn the basics of SketchUp, a 3D modeling program that offers powerful tools to create 3D images and designs, from woodworking blueprints to urban planning designs. A hands-on program. Basic computer skills required.

Wednesday, December 13
4 - 5 p.m.
Ages 14 and up

Registration required. Register here.

Make a New Year's Countdown with Scratch

Learn how to use the free online program Scratch to make a New Year's countdown which you can run on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 20
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Ages 4 - 13
Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration required. Register here.

Code Club

Work in teams to code programs, use Makey Makey kits, program robots, and explore fun programming apps. No coding or programming experience required.

Thursday, December 21
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Ages 8 - 14

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Historical Society Presents

Codebreaker And The POW: A Family Legacy of WWII

The Highland Park Historical Society presents the annual veterans forum on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Presenters will share stories of family members' roles as a codebreaker and participant in the March of Bataan. A discussion with veterans and audience members will follow, moderated by the American Legion Post 145 commander. Attendees are encouraged to bring memorabilia.

Thursday, December 7, 3 p.m.

Presented with the Highland Park American Legion Post 145.

A Look At Highland Park's History

The Highland Park Historical Society screens a film on Highland Park’s history followed by a presentation of Highland Parkers' inspirational stories from the archives.

Wednesday, December 13, 7 p.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Historical Society and East on Central.

Kids Events

Animal Tracks!

Our friends from the Park District of Highland Park will lead an animal tracking expedition at the Library!

Monday, December 11, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Ages 3 - 6, accompanied by an adult

My Yoga Time

Banner Day Camp will lead this introductory practice where children are invited to stretch, breathe, and move at their very own yoga time.

Thursday, December 14, 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Ages 3 - 6

Explore Mozart

An exciting exploration of music and Mozart with music, games, and a craft. Presented by the Music Institute of Chicago.

Saturday, December 16, 11 a.m.
Ages 4 - 8

Winter Storytime Sessions

Winter storytime sessions, with activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds, begin in January.

Storytime Dates and Times

Register now!

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