All Upcoming Events

Winter Tales for Tots

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
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

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
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

Winter Storytime Live!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:00pm

3 1/2 to 6 years old.
Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills, and encourage a love of books.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Match

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:45pm to 5:00pm

Students within District 112 form teams and match wits based on their knowledge of assigned books.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
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, February 23, 2017 -
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.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Knitcraft Club

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come by the Youth Services department to knit or learn to knit with friends. Some supplies available to borrow, but knitters are encouraged to bring their own projects and tools. Librarians can help you choose a pattern or find a book about knitting, and club members will help each other with knitting. Sorry, grown-ups must be accompanied by a child ages 8-14 to attend.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

A Night At The Oscars

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

"Chicago Tribune" film critic Michael Phillips shares his picks for this year's Academy Awards and show film clips of the nominated movies and stars. Lucky winners will take home their own (chocolate!) Oscars. Registration is not required.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Winter Baby Booktime

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
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, February 24, 2017 -
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 tía Julia y el escribidor" by Mario Vargas Llosa.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library