All Upcoming Events

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 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

One Book, One Highland Park Opening Event

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

2:00-3:00 p.m. - Storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor performs "Hand Me Down Tales". Join us for an exciting blend of traditional tales from Arabic and Jewish cultures filled with greedy misers, clever tricksters, golems, jinnis and lots of laughs!

3:00-4:00 p.m. - Musical performance by The Duzan Trio. Led by Old Town School of Folk Music instructor Majed Abu Ajameyeh, the group will perform original and classical Arabic Maqam music, maintaining the traditional forms while adding a twist with its arrangements and original pieces.

Refreshments will be served.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Spring Tales for Tots

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 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

Spring Storytime Live!

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 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

Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:00am

Meet up at Panera in Highland Park (1853 N. 2nd St.) for a special story time, milk and cookies. Children ages 2-5, parents and caregivers are invited the 4th Tuesday of the month. Registration for children is required.

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 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

Spring Entertaining and Holiday Cooking

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Chef Laura Frankel, executive chef for Wolfgang Puck Kosher Catering at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, demonstrates and prepares seasonal dishes perfect for spring holidays and entertaining. Enjoy a sample and leave with recipes to try at home.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This course is designed for those who have taken Beginning Spanish or its equivalent. You will improve your language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will need to order a textbook prior to class - "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way with MP3 CD" by Heywood Wald and George Thatcher.
Cost-$60. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Intermediate Excel 2013

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class will work with formulas and functions, identify and use absolute and relative cell references, perform worksheet tasks such as renaming, moving, copying and deleting worksheets, add and delete worksheets, print features 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 1 GB minimum.
Cost-$30. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Community in the Word: Story and Culture

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A One Book, One Highland Park event. Dr. Janice Del Negro will discuss the role of storytelling, folklore, and mythology in contemporary society. She is an Associate Professor and Follett Chair at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of Dominican University. She specializes in youth literature and storytelling.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Pages