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Highland Park Public Library, May 2016 enews

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Adult Events

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March With The Library
In The July 4th Parade

Join us for Highland Park’s July 4th parade. Wear your waking shoes and we’ll provide a free t-shirt to wear in the parade! Call (847) 432-0216, ext. 119 to register and reserve your t-shirt by July 1.

Monday, July 4, 9 a.m.

Meet at the Library's READmobile on St. Johns Avenue near Highland Park City Hall.



This new evening book discussion series examines politics and power. Davis Schneiderman, associate dean of faculty and professor of English at Lake Forest College, leads the discussions.

The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m.

All The King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren

Wednesday, August 10, 7 p.m.

Readers' Round Table

Share your recommendations and pick up a free copy of a new or forthcoming book!

Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m.


Book Launch Event: Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words, by John Mayer

Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.



Left Luggage

Against a background of Holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes a nanny to a young Jewish boy with a disability, and grows fond of him.

A Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture Program.

Wednesday, July 20, 2 p.m.


Highland Park Homes in Hollywood Movies

Come see the Highland Park homes that have been featured in Hollywood films over the years. Learn about the homes and the directors who chose Highland Park for their filming location. Watch film clips, too. Presented by library staff member Laura Chudacoff.

Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center

Sponsored by Silverado of Highland Park


Queen Margaret

Adapted from four of Shakespeare's history plays, the story follows the rise and fall of Britain's Tudor kings, as seen through the eyes of the queen who lived through it all. A world premiere. Performed by The Muse of Fire Theatre Company in the park between the Library and City Hall. In case of rain, the performance will take place in the Library.

Saturday, July 23, 30, Sunday, July 24, 31, 2:35 p.m.


Business Mentoring with SCORE Chicago Counselors

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 5 - 8 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.


Spanish Conversation Group

Conversational ability required.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spanish Literary Club

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


3D Printing Club

Learn 3D modeling skills and design your own creations using the Library's 3D printer.


July 7, 14, 21, 28

3 - 5 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12

App Club

Work with skilled mentors and learn how to program apps.


July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12

Podcast Club

Work with skilled mentors and create your own podcast. Learn how to record, produce, and edit your own show!


July 5, 12, 19, 26

1 - 3 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12


Minecraft: Block by Block

Build Highland Park!

Mondays, July 18, 25

4 - 5 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12

Registration required. Register here.

Minecraft Club

Saturdays, July 2, 16

2 - 4 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12

Registration required. Register here.

Minecraft Club Jr.

Saturdays, July 2, 16

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 6 - 8

Registration required. Register here.

Drop-In Chess

Saturdays through August 27

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 4 - 14


Scratch Olympics

On this very special evening, superstar Scratcher Ally will lead us through a whole bundle of Olympic-inspired Scratch competitions. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Tuesday, July 19, 7 - 8 p.m. Ages 9 - 12

Registration required. Register here.


Robot Rodeo

Join skilled mentors from the Highland Park High School robotics team and explore the world of Lego Mindstorms.

Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
12 - 3 p.m.
Ages 9 - 12

Digitize Your VHS and Video Cassettes

Learn to digitize your home movies and VHS tapes.

Wednesdays, July 13, 20
4 - 5 p.m.

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Hands-On With Google Drive

Learn how to use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides to create, edit, and share documents across multiple devices and with other people. Google account is required.

Wednesday, July 6, 4 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 12 - 1 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

The Cloud 101

Cloud storage or "The Cloud" is one of the biggest tech buzzwords, but what is it? How do you get it? How do you use it? Have all your cloud questions answered and decide if you want to be part of the cloud.

Tuesday, July 19, 4 - 5 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

Clase de computación

¿Nunca antes ha usado una computadora? ¿Siente que los términos de computación están escritos en otro idioma? Ven a la biblioteca y aprende acerca de conceptos básicos de computación. La clase es básica pero también puedes asistir si ya has usando la computadora y quieres aprender más.

Los lunes 11, 18, y 25 de julio.
6 - 7 p.m.

Requiere inscripción. Inscribase aquí.

Kids Events

Library Camp Summer Reading and Learning READ! LEARN! SHARE! June 6 - July 31, Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Summer Reading at the library! Earn prizes, tokens, or points by reading!
Newborns - entering Grade 9
Register Here!


With Library Scouts - a fun way to learn, make, and share.

Earn badges! Get a free t-shirt with your first badge! Be one of the first 500 to earn a second badge and get a Library Scouts yard sign!


Donate tokens or points you earn by reading to support Camp One Step.

Donations underwritten by Mutual Ace Hardware of Highland Park.

Abracadabra! Learn Magic

Learn card tricks, vanishing effects, and more. Take home a magic kit.

Registration required.
Register here for Grades 1 - 3.
Register here for Grades 4 - 8.

Wednesday, July 13
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Grades 1 - 3 (Ages 6 - 8)
7:45 - 8:45 p.m., Grades 4 - 8 (Ages 9 - 14)

Presented by Magic of Gary Kantor

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