On the eve of Independence Day, a true American hero has passed away. Louis Zamperini's life was full of obstacles, achievement, bravery, and forgiveness. Author Laura Hillenbrand vividly chronicled his life in the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. Pick up or download a copy of the book or audiobook from the library for some inspiring Independence Day reading.
Most of us are creators and collectors of something we value or enjoy, such as family papers, photographs, cookbooks, or postcards. They are a big part of who we are and what we do. We think about passing these collections on to our families, even our communities.
So many things have occurred this week - Passover, Holy Week, the lunar eclipse, a tease of spring followed by more snow - that National Library Week has almost passed by without acknowledgement. But that changes now...
If you enjoy having your funny bone tickled at the same time you are being repelled, you might be a fan of Edward Gorey.
We've just expanded your digital borrowing options with Hoopla Digital. For the first time, we’re offering music, movies, and TV shows to stream or download. Hoopla also has a great selection of audiobooks. Everything is available instantly; there’s no waiting! Hoopla is free – and easy to use. You just need a Highland Park Public Library card.
The Library has received our shipment of the Illinois Department of Revenue forms (IL 1040 form, IL 1040 instructions, and Schedule ICR). The library has received most of the Internal Revenue Service forms, schedules, and instructions we ordered.
Attention audio book lovers: The library has decided to discontinue the One Click Digital recorded books service so that we may bring to you a new platform. While One Click Digital served its purpose admirably, the new platform promises a superior audiobook selection that can be accessed more seamlessly and on a wider variety of modern devices.
The library will be expanding its offerings through a recent partnership with Hoopla Digital -- a service that offers on-demand content for free -- and all you will need is a library card.
For the New Year, try some of the library's subscription databases: Chicago Consumers Checkbook. Health Reference Center, Historical Newspapers, and more. Also use Zinio,My Media Mall, Freegal, and 3M Cloud Library to get content on your reader, phone, or tablet.
You can now access Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook from computers outside the Library if you have an HPPL card. You will need to register the first time you use it, but this will give you the privilege to submit reviews for all kinds of local services. It’s similar to Yelp or Amazon, but you don’t have to write clever reviews, just concise.
The United States changed forever when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. News coverage was immediate and all-encompassing. You can see the Chicago Tribune coverage in the library's premium resource, Historical Chicago Tribune. Here's a copy of the front page from November 23, 1963.