All Upcoming Events

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, January 21, 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

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -
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

Instrument Petting Zoo

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let the instructors from the Music Institute of Chicago demonstrate instruments for you and then try them out. There will be strings, percussion, guitar/bass, keyboard, and wind instruments. From 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. there will also be a Musikgarten class ideal for children birth through age three. No tickets are required for this free drop-in event.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Film showing & discussion - Magical Realism in Film

Sunday, January 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquivel, this romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young couple whose love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita becomes the family cook, expressing her passion through delectable dishes. Directed by Alfonso Arau. (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Companion Services of America - Deerfield.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Winter Tales for Tots

Monday, January 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

Winter Storytime Live!

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
10:45am to 11:15am

For ages 3 1/2 to 6.
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

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
3:15pm to 5:00pm

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

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

How to Choose and Buy the Right Franchise (SCORE Chicago Workshop))

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

This seminar provides an overview of franchising, and helps participants make informed decisions. It helps answer the questions of which type of franchises might be right for you and are you right for franchising?

Bob was a multi-unit 7-Eleven franchisee for 40 years. He has also served for many years on the board of the owner’s association and participated in many franchise advocate meetings locally and nationally. Prior to franchising, he worked as a franchisee consultant for 7-Eleven.

SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business - is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business in the US.

The workshop is presented by SCORE Chicago, City of Highland Park's Office of Economic Development, Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Library.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Mindfulness: The Space Between Impulse and Action

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The ability to be mindfully present enhances decision-making, increases willpower and self-compassion and builds resilience. Learn a concept or idea each week that is backed up through both science and the contemplative meditative traditions and learn to connect with yourself more deeply.
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.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
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

Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
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