Adult Events

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, January 20, 2017 -
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. Currently discussing "La Casa de los espíritus" by Isabel Allende.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level of the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

Instrument Petting Zoo

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let the instructors from the Music Institute of Chicago demonstrate instruments for you and then try them out. There will be strings, percussion, guitar/bass, keyboard, and wind instruments. From 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. there will also be a Musikgarten class ideal for children birth through age three. No tickets are required for this free drop-in event.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Film showing & discussion - Magical Realism in Film

Sunday, January 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquivel, this romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young couple whose love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita becomes the family cook, expressing her passion through delectable dishes. Directed by Alfonso Arau. (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Companion Services of America - Deerfield.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Mindfulness: The Space Between Impulse and Action

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The ability to be mindfully present enhances decision-making, increases willpower and self-compassion and builds resilience. Learn a concept or idea each week that is backed up through both science and the contemplative meditative traditions and learn to connect with yourself more deeply.
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

How to Choose and Buy the Right Franchise (SCORE Chicago Workshop))

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

This seminar provides an overview of franchising, and helps participants make informed decisions. It helps answer the questions of which type of franchises might be right for you and are you right for franchising?

Bob was a multi-unit 7-Eleven franchisee for 40 years. He has also served for many years on the board of the owner’s association and participated in many franchise advocate meetings locally and nationally. Prior to franchising, he worked as a franchisee consultant for 7-Eleven.

SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business - is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business in the US.

The workshop is presented by SCORE Chicago, City of Highland Park's Office of Economic Development, Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Library.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Intro to WordPress

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to create your own website using WordPress, a simple yet powerful online platform. Gain a basic understanding about setting up your WordPress account, using built-in design themes, content management, publishing tools, search engine optimization (SEO), importing multimedia, and tips and tricks. A WordPress account will be set up as part of the first class.
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.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Creative Writing

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Perfect for the beginning or experienced writer seeking creative sparks, writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Optional writing prompts and responses to guide works-in-progress are provided.
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.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Board? Games!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come by the Alice Brenner Room and play some classic table top games. Scrabble, Chess/Checkers, the "Game of the Week", and a selection of other games will be available.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Handmade at HP Library With Workshop

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm

Workshop, Highland Park’s studio for handmade crafts, comes to the Library to teach a jewelry making class for adults! Make a wrap bracelet to wear home or give as a gift. Registration required.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

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