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David Axelrod
In Conversation with Steve Edwards

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

David Axelrod, political consultant, senior strategist to President Obama's historic 2008 presidential campaign and re-election campaign, former senior advisor to the president, and director of the Institute of Politics at The University of Chicago, discusses his book with Steve Edwards, executive director of the Institute of Politics and former acclaimed host at WBEZ. In his bestselling book, Axelrod opens up about his years as a journalist, political consultant, and ultimately, senior advisor to the president. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Monday, February 15, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Elizabeth L. Joksimovic Foundation.

Peter Slevin – Michelle Obama: A Life

Wednesday, February 17, 10:30 a.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Sponsored by the Elizabeth L. Joksimovic Foundation and Silverado of Highland Park.

Readers' Round Table

Tuesday, February 23, 2 - 3 p.m.

GET READY FOR THE OSCARS!

A Night at the Oscars

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips shares his predictions. Lucky winners will take home their own (chocolate!) Oscar!

Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.

Brush up on past winners. Check out one of these Best Picture winners.

FILM & THEATER

The True Cost Film Screening

A documentary about the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Hear what the director says.

Wednesday, February 3, 7 p.m.

Pre-screening 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments and view a collection of clothing lines that are made mindfully.

Funding is provided in partnership with The Bar Method Highland Park exercise studio and Highland Park’s Wear in Good Health clothing brand and shop.

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Film Showing and Discussion – The Lady Eve

Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Warren Barr North Shore.

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Theatrical Reading – Shakespeare's Cymbeline

Performed by Equity Actors. Filled with intrigue and romance!

Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library

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More Theater Events

Library U: See what you can learn this winter

CAREER AND BUSINESS RESOURCES

Career Counseling

Wednesday, February 10
12 - 3:30 p.m.

Register for a 30-minute appointment here or at the Information and Reader Services desk.

Business Mentoring with SCORE Chicago Counselors

Thursdays
February 4, 11, 18, 25
5 - 8 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

DISCUSSIONS

Fun with Math: Math in Nature and the Nature of Math

Watch a TED talk, and then discuss math in nature and the nature of math. Bring a calculator.

Wednesday, February 10, 7 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Spanish Conversation Group

Conversational ability required.

Tuesdays
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spanish Literary Club

Fridays
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

GAMING

Minecraft: Block by Block

Build Highland Park!

Mondays in February, 4 - 5 p.m.
Ages 9 - 12

Registration required. Register here.

Minecraft Club

Saturdays, February 13 & 20
2 - 4 p.m.
Ages 9 - 12

Registration required. Register here.

Minecraft Club Jr.

Saturdays, February 13 & 20
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages 6 - 8

Registration required. Register here.

Drop-In Chess

Saturdays in February
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Grades K - 9

 

HPPLMAKERS

From Sketch to Digital Art

Learn how to transform your sketched drawings into digital art! Ages 14 and up.

Saturday
February 13
1 - 2 p.m.

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¡Impresora 3D en Acción!

Learn how to create your own 3D models with the library's 3D printer. This program will be in Spanish.

Friday
February 26
4 - 5 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Photoshop Basics

Tuesdays
February 2, 16
1 - 2 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

TECH

Digitize Your VHS and Video Cassettes

Drop in for a demo in the Digital Media Lab.

Thursdays
February 4 & 18
5 - 6 p.m.

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Video Editing Night: iMovie

Learn how to edit your home videos using iMovie editing software. For beginners.

Thursdays
February 11 & 25
5 - 6 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Digitize Your Media

Learn to digitize your printed photographs, 35mm slides, negatives, audio cassettes, and records.

Wednesdays
February 10 & 24
5 - 6 p.m.

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Digitaliza tus cintas VHS y más

Learn to digitize your media. This program will be in Spanish.

Saturday
February 20
1 - 2 p.m.

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Clase de computación

Learn about computer basics. This program will be in Spanish.

Thursday
February 25
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Música, películas y libros digitales

Learn about the free electronic resources available at the library. This program will be in Spanish.

Thursday
February 18
6 - 7 p.m.

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COMING IN MARCH!

Note for Note Music Series

Sones de Mexico
A Musical Geography of Mexico

This Grammy-nominated Mexican folk music band performs a concert showcasing musical styles from different parts of Mexico.

Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m.

This program is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, by the City of Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Fates and Furies Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 8, 1 p.m.

Kids Events

Hike Over to the Library!

Introducing Library Scouts!

A fun way to explore, learn, make, and share.

Start by following a trail – 3D Printcraft, Bookcraft, or Stichcraft. Explore a topic you're curious about, make or do something, share what you've learned, and earn a badge!

Join us for an orienteering session to learn more about Library Scouts and get started on your Trail! Come for one, two, or all three sessions!

Saturday, February 27, Ages 6 - 14

3D Printcraft: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Learn to use software to create your own 3D-printed designs!

Bookcraft: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Turn an ordinary book into something extraordinary using scissors, glue, pencils, and your imagination.

Stitchcraft: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to make yarn out of plastic bags and take home a pattern to crochet a sleeping mat.

Winter Storytime Sessions

Raise a reader. Activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds.

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