Youth Events

HPPL Parent Orientation

Whether you’re new to Highland Park or new to parenting (or both!), come by the library to learn about the resources, classes, and services the library offers families. After a tour of our collections and educational resources, enjoy light snacks and meet other parents.

This program is for grown-ups (babes-in-arms welcome), but kids 8 and older can find games, crafts, and reading material (obviously) to occupy them in the Youth Department.

Make a Tune

Stop by the Digital Media Lab and learn to make a very short musical composition using GarageBand's sound library. No registration or musical abilities required. For Grades K - 8.

Halloween Railroad

The railroad is back by popular demand! Come for this special run as The North Central 'O' Gaugers Rairoad Club sends model trains through Spookytown. Great for Halloween and great for model train enthusiasts. Some visitors will even be able to "drive a train" and earn their "NCOG Honorary Jr. Operating Engineer" certificate. Stop by anytime.

Minecraft Club

Come play on our Minecraft server for group Minecraft games and activities. Interact with fellow players while building new worlds and trying to survive your first night out. Creepers, Golems and Spiders oh my . . . ?