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.
All Upcoming Events
Fall Storytime Live!
For ages 3 to 6.
SCORE Chicago Mentoring
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.
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).
Intro to IPad
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
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.
Spanish Literary Club
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.
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.
Book Nook - Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.
Bully documentary-- edited for younger audiences
For ages 10 and up ADULT ATTENDEES PLEASE REGISTER AS age 21
In the face of increased public discussion , this documentary looks at how bullying affects todays kids. This version focuses on Alex, a 12-year-old Iowan with social difficulties who becomes awkward around other kids. Bilingual Counselor, Florencia Avalos-Delcid, MSW, of Family Service will be available to facilitate a discussion after the film. Family Service is a community organization committed to providing needed services and counseling.
Film showing & discussion - Women in Peril
Rosemarys Baby (1968)
Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavettes), move into a new apartment in New York, where they are surrounded by odd neighbors and events. Guys career begins to pick up and soon after Rosemary becomes pregnant, which happens to follow a disturbing dream. Confused and fearful, Rosemary begins to suspect that a friendly neighborly couple may have special plans for her unborn baby. Roman Polanski directed this film.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.