All Upcoming Events

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, December 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

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, December 8, 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

Memoir Writing

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

What's your story? Your life experience is the story that only you can tell. You don't have to be a polished writer to chronicle the story for all time! Examples of successful memoirs are discussed as well as techniques for organizing your thoughts and putting them on paper.
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.
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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

Knitcraft Club

Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Kids will learn the basics of knitting and work on a project that's perfect as a gift or for themselves in this 4-week series of workshops. The Library will supply needles, yarn, and patterns, but you may also bring your own supplies and projects to work on.

Registration required and will reserve your spot for all 4 weeks.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

Holiday Entertaining: Classic Cocktails and Bar Bites

Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Caterers, restaurateurs, and Food Network stars Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith, known as The Hearty Boys, showcase classic cocktails, snacks and bar bites featured in their book, "The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks From The Hearty Boys." Enjoy samples and leave with tips and ideas for holiday entertaining! Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Fall Baby Booktime

Friday, December 9, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver.
Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, December 9, 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 Casa de los espíritus" by Isabel Allende.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Barry Bradford presents

Friday, December 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Senior Center program

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Start Selling on eBay

Friday, December 9, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Selling on eBay is as easy as 1-2-3. This program will provide you with an overview of the basics on how to sell items on this popular selling platform.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us any time during the session. There will be a chess expert there to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library