Adult Events

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In NORA WEBSTER, Colm Toibin presents a grief-stricken but determined young Irish widow following the untimely death of her husband as she struggles to care for her children and confront the future alone.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Board Meeting

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Archibald Motley; Jazz Age Modernist

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. had an important impact on art history. While considered a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance, Motley never lived in New York but rather played that role from Chicago – his home for most of his life. Amy Mooney, Associate Professor of Art History at Columbia College Chicago, will present an overview of Motley’s life and work. A special exhibit of Motley’s work is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center through August.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Film discussion with Dick Adler

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Gone Girl
On his fifth wedding anniversary Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. As the investigation develops, Nick becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance and the focus of media frenzy. David Fincher directed this adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling book.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.
The film will be shown on Monday, May 11 at 6:15.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, May 14, 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, May 14, 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.

To Your Credit (Dollars and Sense series)

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Let's learn more about credit reports, credit scoring basics, and why topic this should be important to you. We will discuss ways to raise your score and shine a light on those things you may be doing which cause your score to slide in the wrong direction. Credit affects your personal financial situation on a daily basis - pick up these tips on how to use credit to your advantage!

The goal of the Dollars and Sense series is to provide community members with the information to help manage their personal finance issues with common sense.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, May 15, 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. Currently reading "Balas de plata" by Elmer Mendoza. Please note: The library does not have this book in their collection.

This event will be held in the MediaScape Room.

Brown Bag Discussion With Author Aline Ohanesian- "Orhan's Inheritance"

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:00pm

Meet The Author! Author Aline Ohanesian discusses her debut novel that moves between 1915 in the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s. Ohanesian uses her family's history - her great-grandmother was exiled from Turkey during the Armenian genocide - as a starting point for the novel. Bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.
Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Other, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Saturday, May 16, 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