The 2012 Olympics kicked off in London, and they couldn’t have crammed more snippets of U.K. hits into their musical montage if they had tried.
July 14th 2012 marked Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday. Woody Guthrie wrote songs that became not only the sound-track of an era, but permanent fixtures of our American Identity. Guthrie's more than 3,000 songs covering countless subjects and appealing to all ages represented the pulse of hard-hit people in times of economic depression and war.
Essayist and humorist Nora Ephron (1941 - 2012) was also one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers. Below is a look at clips from select movies in her filmography.
Summer officially starts on June 21 when the solstice takes place. But here at the Highland Park Public Library, we consider Ravinia to be the start of summer! This summer at Ravinia, all sorts of neat and exciting things are happening. Here are of some of them.
Highland Park is home to many fine things. The city proudly hosts the Ravinia Festival every summer. We have well-crafted homes that are the pinnacle of architecture, a breathtaking beachfront and a thriving culinary scene. But what you may not know is that Highland Park is also home to an excellent blues record label, The Sirens Records.
The library is proud to annouce the next event of our ongoing Sunday afternoon film series. We will be hosting a screening and discussion of the Woody Allen film, "Midnight in Paris". This is happening this Sunday, April 28th, at 2pm in the library's auditorium.