All Upcoming Events

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at http://www.scorechicago.org.

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Creative Writing

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This group is for all writers from beginners to experienced. Perfect for the writer seeking stimulating creative sparks, regular writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Jennifer Dotson facilitates the group, providing optional writing prompts each session as well as thoughtful responses to guide works-in-progress. Creative Writing Group meets twice a month on alternating Thursdays to allow participants adequate time to bring new or revised material. This is your chance to write or polish that poem, play, short story, memoir or novel. Cost is $60. 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).

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Intro to IPad

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to set up your iPad and use email and the Internet. Among learning the basics, you will also learn how to use apps, manage calendars, and navigate contacts. Bring your iPad to class and have an Apple ID created in advance! Cost is $20. 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).

Fall Baby Booktime

Friday, December 12, 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.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, December 12, 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. Title being discussed is "Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, December 13, 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

Music, Art, & Yoga, an Inclusive Sensory Storytime

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Children of all abilities and their families are invited to join us for music, art, yoga, stories and more! This dynamic program will be led by a Lekotek play specialist. Lekotek is a nonproft organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of play and the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life.
PLEASE REGISTER ALL CHILDREN WHO WILL ATTEND. AT LEAST ONE PARENT/CAREGIVER PER FAMILY GROUP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND BUT SHOULD NOT REGISTER.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Film showing & discussion - Women in Peril

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:45pm

Wait until Dark (1967)
Recently blinded Susy Hendrix (Audrey Hepburn) is learning to cope with her blindness. Her life takes a frightening turn when a group of criminals led by Roat (Alan Arkin) start terrorizing her, believing that she has the doll they used to smuggle heroin. Susy’s husband Sam (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) had taken the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international flight and brought it back to his apartment. Suzy is alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, desperately trying to survive. The film was directed by Terence Young.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Plum Crazy Puppets

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join the Plum Crazy Puppets for a musical journey around the world. Accompany Sir Lancelot the Cat and Suzie Submarine as they visit China, Spain, Africa and Japan.
ADULT ATTENDEES SHOULD REGISTER THEMSELVES AS AGE 21+

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Fall First Steps

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:00am

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

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