Adult Events

Readers' Round Table

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.

Focus on Focus

HPHS students and HPHS’ Dan Kalnes present a sneak preview of Focus on The Arts 2011 "Imagine the Possibilities," scheduled for April 11-14 at the high school. Learn about the events and artists scheduled, and enjoy a special performance by Mikel Patrick Avery’s EP Trio + Film featuring music and film from one of this year’s Focus artists in residence. Come find out what Focus on the Arts 2011 has in store, and get ready to "Imagine the Possibilities……"

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Karen May's "Cuts & Coffee" Listening Session

"Cuts & Coffee" Listening Session
Karen is seeking suggestions from constituents on how to cut the State's budget and reduce spending. Attendees may fill out a form describing their proposals to be evaluated by the legislature. To encourage creative thinking on reducing spending, new suggestions that are legal and result in actual savings will result in a monetary award to the individual who proposes the cut.

The first Cuts & Coffee session will be Saturday, March 5, from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the lobby of the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Avenue.

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An Evening With Howard Reich

Howard Reich, the “Chicago Tribune’s” award-winning jazz critic, shares his tales of covering music in Chicago for more than 30 years. He will discuss and read from his new book, "Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel.” Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

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Howard Reich
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