All Upcoming Events

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Fall Baby Booktime (Alternate Location)

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver.
Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:30am

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish Literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. This event will be held in the MediaScape Room. Currently discussing “La tejedora de sombras” by Jorge Volpi Escalante.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Halloween Railroad

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The railroad is back by popular demand! Come for this special run as The North Central 'O' Gaugers Rairoad Club sends model trains through Spookytown. Great for Halloween and great for model train enthusiasts. Some visitors will even be able to "drive a train" and earn their "NCOG Honorary Jr. Operating Engineer" certificate. There will also be a special Thomas the Tank Engine track. Stop by anytime.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us any time during the session. There will be a chess expert there to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

"King Lear" Theatrical Reading

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Equity actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago present a theatrical reading of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. A discussion with the cast follows the performance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Fall Tales for Tots

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 10:30am

For ages 2 to 3 with parent or caregiver.
Give your preschooler a head start with this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and rhymes. Share this storytime together and build language and listening skills.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Fall Storytime Live!

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:45am to 11:15am

For ages 3 to 6.
Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills, and encourage a love of books.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Beginning Spanish

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The goal of this course is to enable you to acquire a basic mastery of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course will emphasize the practice of grammar and communication skills. Cost is $80. Full payment by cash or check is required at least three days prior to the first class or registration will be cancelled. No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows. If you are a non-library cardholder, please register in-person in the administration office or by phone (847-432-0216 ext 119).

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library