All Upcoming Events

Summer First Steps

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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 “Los detectives salvajes” by Roberto Bolaño.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Get Tech Savvy

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Drop by and meet with a member of the teen tech-savvy team for one-to-one guidance.

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, September 6, 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, September 6, 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

Helene Berr, A Stolen Life

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This exhibit is based on the journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose future was cut short by Vichy Government's laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis. Studying English Literature at Sorbonne University, Helene Berr was 21 years old when she began her journal. We follow her steps through Paris under the German Occupation, until her deportation to Auschwitz in 1944. The exhibit goes beyond the framework of Hélène Berr's journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the Occupation and addresses the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of photographs, archives, films, interactive animations and maps, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews had been impacted by these terrible acts of violence.
This exhibition, curated by Karen Taieb and Sophie Nagiscarde, with the guidance of Mariette Job, was designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Beginning Spanish

Monday, September 8, 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

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Meet at the library for Spanish conversation. Former high school Spanish teacher Graciella Napoles facilitates the discussion. Conversational ability required.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In "Americanah," novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie turns her sharp, incisive eye upon institutionalized racism in contemporary US and British culture as Nigerian immigrants Ifemelu and Obinze attempt to navigate the cynical and dishonest societies in which they find themselves.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Board of Trustees Meeting

Historical Room, HP Library