All Upcoming Events

Intro to Word

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

You will gain a working knowledge of how to create, change, cut, customize, save and print many types of documents. Learn how to work the new toolbars that offer powerful Word capabilities by selecting from galleries of predefined styles, table formats, list formats, graphical effects, and more. Cost of text is not included in fee. To save your work, you will need to bring to class a USB Flash Drive 1GB minimum. Cost is $50. 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).

Film Discussion with Dick Adler

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You Will Be My Son (2011)
Paul de Marseul is the passionate, demanding proprietor of his prestigious family vineyard, but he has no faith in his son, Martin, who works there. Paul dreams of a harder-working, successful son - a dream that one day seemingly materializes when he meets Philippe, the son of his dying estate manager. Will Paul turn against his own blood and make Philippe the rightful heir of his family estate? Directed by Giles Legrand.

Sponsored by Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.

The film will NOT be shown prior to the discussion. Copies are available in the A-V Department.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Thursday, September 18, 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

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, September 18, 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, September 18, 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

Meet The Author: Stephen Bardo - "The Flyin' Illini"

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Stephen Bardo, a television college basketball analyst and the former starting point guard on the University of Illinois 1989 men's basketball team that reached the Final Four, discusses his book about the popular University of Illinois basketball team that was nicknamed the Flyin’ Illini. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer First Steps

Friday, September 19, 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

Summer First Steps

Friday, September 19, 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 19, 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 20, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Circulation Lobby, HP Library

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