All Upcoming Events

Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
9:30am to 10:00am

Meet up at Panera in Highland Park (1853 N. 2nd St.) for a special story time, milk and cookies. Children ages 2-5, parents and caregivers are invited the 4th Tuesday of the month. Registration for children is required.

Off-site, Not At The Library

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Meet at the library for Spanish conversation. Former high school Spanish teacher, Graciella Napoles, facilitates the discussion. Conversational ability required.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Readers' Round Table

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Book lovers--join us for a lively conversation about authors and books. Share your favorite recent reads and recommendations. Pick up a complimentary copy of a new or forthcoming book at each meeting. For avid readers and book club leaders looking for ideas

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Rise and Shine - "Tattoo" Field Museum Exhibit Preview

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:30am

People have been marking their skin as a means of expression for more than five thousand years. Alaka Wali, Field Museum curator of North American anthropology, previews the museum's exhibit, "Tattoo," that explores the global phenomenon of tattooing around the world over time. Shedding light on this often-misunderstood art form, the exhibit explores tattoos' aesthetics and artistry across cultures. The Field Museum's exhibit is the first time that "Tattoo," developed by Paris’s musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, will be on display in the United States. Registration is not required.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Historical Society

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm


Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Book Buzz

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

You don't have to read a particular book to join this book club! Bring any book you are reading, have read, or want to read to each session. We'll provide the snacks and some brand new books to check out! Please register. This is a drop-off program, kids only.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Manage your Google Drive

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Google Drive storage running out? Learn how to free up space on your account to make room for new documents, images, and other files.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn how a spreadsheet program can work for you. Learn the basics and gain an understanding of how to create, change, and customize worksheets for home or office and about the powerful tools and features to analyze, share, and manage your data with ease. Cost of text is not included in feel. To save your work, bring a USB Flash Drive (1GB minimum).

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:

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!

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Grateful Dead: A Two-Part History of an American Phenomenon

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Grateful Dead played an innovative mix of American folk songs, original compositions, and free-form improvisations between 1965-1995. Yet more than fifty years after the band’s founding, its legacy is surprisingly alive. The band that grew up and out of the revolutions of the tumultuous 1960s found a way to mix everything from roots music to free jazz to rock into an "endless tour" that provided a cultural soundtrack for not only the 1960s, but also the paranoia of the Watergate years, the Reagan-soaked 1980s, and on to the jam-band present. Join two professors from Lake Forest College, Davis Schneiderman and Richard Pettengill, as they wax enthusiastically about the single most influential American rock group of all time, tracing the Grateful Dead phenomenon from the '60s to the present day. Part one of a two-part lecture. Registration is not required.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Fall Tales for Tots

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
10:00am to 10:30am

For ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver.
Give your preschooler a head start with this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and rhymes. Share this storytime together and build language and listening skills.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library