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Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare In The Park

Muse of Fire Theatre Company performs Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s fairy tale story of long-lost siblings, mistaken identity, forbidden love, and heroic feats in battle. Family friendly!

Saturday, July 11, Sunday, July 12, Sunday, July 19, 2:35 p.m.

Laurel Park (located between the library and city hall). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. In case of rain, all performances will be held in the library.

Saturday, July 18, 2:35 p.m., in the library.

Presented with Highland Park’s Cultural Arts Commission.

Summer Concert

Jewish and American music performed by Jazmer. A Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture event.

Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m.

Library U

See what you can learn this summer

Library U is a continuing education program made possible by the generous support of the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund.

Readers' Round Table

Share your favorite reads and recommendations and leave with a new book!

Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m.

Rise and Shine Humanities Series

Corruption in Illinois

Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center

Sponsored by Silverado of Highland Park


Don't miss the fun!

3D Printing in Action

Step into the world of 3D printing with this hands-on class and learn how to turn your ideas into reality. Registration required.

Register here.

Tuesday, July 7, 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.


Information to help manage personal finance issues with common sense

Your Retirement Income: Making It Last and Enjoying It

Registration required. Register here.

Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m.


Business Mentoring With SCORE Chicago Counselors

Register for a one-hour appointment at

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
5 - 8 p.m.

Get Tech Savvy

July 18, August 1
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Career Counseling

Wednesday, July 8
Register for a 30-minute appointment from 1 - 4 p.m. here or at the Information and Reader Services Desk.


Spanish Conversation Group

Conversational ability required. Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, July 10, 24
12:30 - 2 p.m.


Relive Cinerama: How The West Was Won

Sunday, August 2, 1 p.m.

Yiddish and Russian Songs

Tuesday, August 4, 2 p.m.


Summer Reading: Read to the Rhythm, Read Books! Earn Prizes!

Sing, dance, and make some noise! Participate in the library’s Summer Reading program! Post an online review or visit the library to report about a book and earn prizes.

Sign Up Now.

Through August 1. For newborns - entering 9th Grade.

Made possible by the generous sponsorship of American Enterprise Bank.

Good Vibrations - Rhythm, Waves, Sound and Light Program

Learn how rhythmic vibrations are the basis for everything that we see and hear. Make a musical reed instrument from straw, see a giant slinky, a moving musical note, and a laser light show.

Registration required. Children only. Children under eight must have an adult present in the library.

Wednesday, July 8, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Ages 6 - 11.

Meet Your Neighbors - Concert and Dance

Take a world music tour with Jutta & The Hi-Dukes. Sing songs in different languages and try easy and fun line and circle dances.

Registration required.*

Wednesday, July 15, 7 - 8 p.m. All ages.

Shake Rattle and Roll

Explore music and sound in this workshop. Try simple instruments, learn how vibrations make sound and make instruments to take home.

Registration required. Children only. Children under eight must have an adult present in the library.

Wednesday, July 22, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Grades 1 - 3.

Amazing Africa

Experience the music, dance, and stories of West Africa. See authentic attire, listen to native instruments, and watch an athletic, high-energy dancer.

Registration required.*

Wednesday, July 29, 7 - 7:40 p.m. Grades PreK and older.

Summer Reading events made possible by the generosity of American Enterprise Bank.

Forever Friends - Pet Adoption Days

Meet some dogs and cats who are in need of homes and find out how to adopt or foster a pet.

Saturday, July 11 (cats), July 25 (dogs), 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Drop-In Chess

Saturdays, July 11 - August 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Through 9th grade.


Teach Your Robot Well: Camp Lego Mindstorms

Love to build with LEGO and looking for a new adventure with like-minded friends? Join skilled mentors from the Highland Park High School Robotics team and explore the world of Lego Mindstorms.

Registration Required.

Friday, July 17, 24, 31, August 7

1 - 3 p.m. Ages 9 - 14.

Must be able to attend all FOUR sessions. Register at

HPPL Young Hackers Collective

Looking for a fun way to learn about 3D printing, computer programming, robotics, creating mobile apps, gaming, and more? Join us!

Saturday, July 18, 25
10 - 12 p.m. Grades 5 – 8.

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Minecraft Club

Registration Required.

Saturday, July 11
2 - 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

2:30 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14

3 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21

3 - 5 p.m. Ages 9 - 12.

Register at

Minecraft Club Jr.

For the younger players!

Registration Required.

Wednesday, July 8

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday July 11

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sunday July 12

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Ages 6 – 8.

Register at

Minecraft Advanced Goals

Learn how to make mods with code and develop home grown Minecraft servers.

Registration required.


Tuesday, July 14

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Ages 10 and up.

Register at


MaKey MaKey A Musical Mona Lisa

Learn about MaKey MaKey circuit boards and play music on paintings made with conductive paint.

Registration Required.

Saturday, July 11, 10 - 11 a.m. Ages 8 - 12.

Register at

Miss Deena's Summer Storytimes

Activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds. Registration required.

Storytime With Milk & Cookies At Panera!

Registration required.

Tuesday, July 28, 9:30 - 10 a.m. Ages 2 - 5, accompanied by an adult.


*Register at Children under eight must be accompanied by a registered adult. Adults, register as 22-years-old.