Adult Events

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Saturday, August 6, 2016 -
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

Friends' Childrens Book Sale - 25 cents

Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Book Sale

Circulation Lobby, HP Library

Pop-up Presentation: Ukulele Basics

Monday, August 8, 2016 -
3:00pm to 3:15pm

Did you ever want to learn how to play a musical instrument? The ukulele is an easy and fun instrument to play whether you're a beginner or an expert. Come learn the very basics at our ukulele pop-up program!

Main Lobby - Big Touch, HP Library

YIVO Maxwell Street Klezmer Quintet

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Named for Chicago's colorful Sunday morning Jewish marketplace, the band plays music inspired by immigrants from Eastern Europe, the Yiddish theater of the 1920s, and Yiddish popular songs of the 1930s-1950s. A Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture program. Reservations are not required.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Board Meeting

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Second Wednesdays Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

Davis Schneiderman, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Lake Forest College leads a discussion of "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren. The rise of charismatic candidate Willie Stark and his transformation into a corrupt and intimidating governor is chronicled in this compelling examination of the American political machine. Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, August 11, 2016 -
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

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, August 11, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at

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.

Adult Services Meeting Room 2, HP Library

Book Launch "Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words"

Thursday, August 11, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meet The Author. John Mayer discusses his new book, "Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words," the first book to chronicle the iconic theater company. The book offers an account of its early years and development, from a church basement in Highland Park, its work, and the methodologies that have made it one of the most influential ensemble theaters today and reveals the story of its rise from basement to Broadway. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. Registration is not required.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, August 12, 2016 -
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 Plaza del Diamante" by Merce Rodoreda.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library