Adult Events

Poetry Writing

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

This poetry class is designed for both beginning and experienced poets. In-class writing exercises will challenge your inner muse as we experiment with various poetic forms (rhymed and unrhymed) and sparks for inspiration.
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

Beginning Nature Photography

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class is for new photographers with no or limited experience with cameras and photography. The focus of this class is on the basic craft of photography.
Cost-$40. 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

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, October 7, 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.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Basic Compass Skills

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
10:00am to 10:45am

Discover the lost art of using a compass! Participants will learn why compass skills are important, even in this age of GPS technology, and how to use a basic compass to navigate. This class is filled with demonstrations, hands-on practice, and helpful tips and tricks for successful navigation. Compasses will be available during the class. For ages 7 and older.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Saturday, October 8, 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

Basic Compass Skills

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
11:00am to 11:45am

Discover the lost art of using a compass! Participants will learn why compass skills are important, even in this age of GPS technology, and how to use a basic compass to navigate. This class is filled with demonstrations, hands-on practice, and helpful tips and tricks for successful navigation. Compasses will be available during the class. For ages 7 and older.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

How I Use DNA for Genealogy Research

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about the "why" and "how" of DNA testing for ethnicity and genealogy. Professional genealogist Caron Brennan provides case studies and examples for incorporating DNA tests into family history research.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Film showing and discussion with Bob Coscarelli: Avalon (1990)

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

The story covers nearly forty years in the lives of a Jewish immigrant family, starting in 1914 when Sam Krichinsky (Armin Mueller-Stahl) emigrates to Baltimore. The family goes from poverty through prosperity, facing and adjusting to the changing world around them. The film received several Academy Award and Golden Globes nominations, including best screenplay and best original score (Randy Newman) and was directed by Barry Levinson.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Learn to Play Canasta

Monday, October 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Canasta is a fun, social, and challenging card game. It is a partnership game that is played with two decks of cards. Each player should bring one deck of cards (with Jokers) and pen and paper for note-taking. Cost-$50. 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

Intro to Guitar

Monday, October 10, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

This class is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge necessary to be able to start playing the guitar in a very short period of time. You will learn to play a few basic chords and play along with a few songs. Students are responsible for bringing their own guitar and guitar pick. The guitars should have 6 strings, and be in working condition. Cost=$30
Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. NO REFUNDS.

To Register:

1. Enter your library card number below to complete registration. If you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

2. Pay for a class by:

A.
CREDIT CARD- click here to pay by credit card at Illiniois Epay.

B. CASH OR CHECK - to pay by cash or check or if you are a non-libray cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Remember, you are not officially registered until payment is received!

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

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