Adult Events

Meet the Author: An Afternoon with Helene Wecker

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Author Helene Wecker will discuss her debut book, "The Golem and the Jinni", which was selected to be the One Book, One Highland Park title for 2015.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Identity Theft: Take Immediate Action (Money Smart Week)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains and uses someone else’s personal information to purchase goods and services fraudulently. A fast response to identity theft is the best way to minimize the damage to your name and financial health. This presentation by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office will discuss the steps you need to take if your identity is stolen and how to prevent identity theft in the future.

Money Smart Week® (MSW) is a national education campaign designed to help consumer better manage their personal finances. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, the program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Game Plan for the Second Half of Your Life (Money Smart Week)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This estate planning overview will coach you through the winning legal strategies you can use for a successful future using wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

This seminar will be presented by Kenneth M. Bloom, attorney, CPA, and partner of the Chicago estate planning law firm Peck Bloom, LLC.

Money Smart Week® (MSW) is a national education campaign designed to help consumer better manage their personal finances. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, the program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at http://www.scorechicago.org.

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish Literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. This event will be held in the MediaScape Room. Currently discussing "Cuentos de amor, de locura y de muerte, Anaconda, y Cuentos de la selva" by Horacio Quiroga.

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level of the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

Jennifer Teege - "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me"

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meet The Author - Jennifer Teege.
What would you do if you found out your grandfather was responsible for the brutal murders of thousands of people? How would your life, your sense of self, change? That is the reality Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, faced when she learned that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant depicted by Ralph Fiennes in "Schnidler’s List." She realized that because of her black skin, her grandfather would have shot her, as well. Teege discusses her bestselling book, "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past," available now for the first time in English. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Readers' Round Table

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Book lovers--join us for a lively conversation about authors and books. Share your favorite recent reads and recommendations. Pick up a complimentary copy of a new or forthcoming book at each meeting. For avid readers and book club leaders looking for ideas. Join us in the downstairs meeting room.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

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