Adult Events

Back to [Vocational] School

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:00am

Students in the Vocational Department at Deerfield-Shields High School (now Highland Park High School) built furniture, homes and educational buildings in Highland Park. The program participated in the Better Homes in America Move, keystone of Herbert Hoover's mandate as Secretary of Commerce.

Main Lobby - Big Touch, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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. Currently reading "Diez Mujeres" by Marcela Serrano.

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Saturday, August 29, 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

Get Started with Hoopla

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:15pm

Learn how to instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Main Lobby - Big Touch, HP Library

3D Printing in Action with Autodesk123D

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Step into the world of 3D modeling and printing with this hands-on class and learn how to turn your ideas into reality.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Late Opening - Library will open at 11:00 am today

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

Library will open at 11 am due to a staff meeting.

What's the difference between travel books?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:10pm

Expand your knowledge of the world of travel guides. Learn the differences between the array of travel books available in our great travel area.

Main Lobby - Big Touch, HP Library

Hist SocFood, Family and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembr

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

For centuries, Jewish families celebrated their religious traditions throughout Europe, traditions that were integral parts of the culture in many great European cities. All that changed with the Nazis’ program to exterminate European Jewry in World War II, killing six million. Only a small remnant survived. It has been 70 years since the destruction of Hungarian Jewry.

Lynn Kirsche Shapiro, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, chronicles the story of one Hungarian-Czech Jewish family whose survivors emigrated to the U.S. where they created new family traditions and stories, woven through with threads from the old, to celebrate afresh the spirit of Eastern European Jewish traditions.

Food traditions and recipes are enriched by priceless remembrances, sweet, bitter and bittersweet, that put the food in the context of rich, vibrant Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe prior to the Holocaust. Through telling the story of her father and mother, Sandor and Margit Kirsche, founders of Hungarian Kosher Foods, the largest all-kosher supermarket in the Midwest and a landmark in the Chicago Jewish community. Offering their original family recipes, the voice of one family becomes the voice of many who lived in that time and place. Their survival became a testament to the courage and resilience of all Survivors who had the courage and strength to rebuild their lives.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, September 3, 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, September 3, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at

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.