Reference and Research

      The Reference Librarians at Highland Park Public Library are happy to help you with any research project. We can:
      • Show you how to use electronic resources
      • Assist you in obtaining materials from other libraries
      • Guide you through the overwhelming sources of information on the Internet
      • Help you identify books and journals appropriate to your subject

      From the Reference Desk

      Happy birthday, Tobias Wolff

      Author Tobias Wolff celebrates his sixty-ninth birthday today. One of the few writers of equally compelling fiction and non-fiction work, the website Biographile ( describes his style as "at once matter of fact and urgent."  

      If his name sounds familiar, you may have seen the film version of his memoir, This Boy's Life.  Other books written by him include:


      In Pharoahs Army: Memories of the Lost War - Wolff fought in the Vietnam War; this is his memoir of that time.

      Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories

      The Night in Question: Stories 

      Back in the World: Stories

      The Barracks Thief (a novel)

      Old School (a novel)

      In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (short stories)

      Celebrate his birthday by reading one of his books!