All Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Board Meeting

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Library at the Rec Center

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Stop by to get the latest on downloading music & audiobooks to pep up your work out! Pick up a library calendar, ask questions, & show your library card to get a free book.

Off-site, Not At The Library

Video Editing with iMovie

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Learn how to edit your home videos using editing software available in the Digital Media Lab. You will learn basic editing techniques, video and sound effects, and more. A beginning level class.

Second Wednesdays Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

Davis Schneiderman, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Lake Forest College leads a discussion of "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren. The rise of charismatic candidate Willie Stark and his transformation into a corrupt and intimidating governor is chronicled in this compelling examination of the American political machine. Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, August 11, 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

Artisan Market at Jens Jensen Park in the Ravinia Business District

Thursday, August 11, 2016 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Highland Park Library as we celebrate summer with food, drinks, crafts & live music. Questions answered, books shared, and fun in sun!

Off-site, Not At The Library

Technopedia: Tech Terms to Know

Thursday, August 11, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Cloud, Smart Home, Hashtag, Streaming. What? New Media maven Juan Reyes avoids the use of heavy jargon and breaks down a gigabyte of 21st century buzzwords.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, August 11, 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

Book Launch "Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words"

Thursday, August 11, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meet The Author. John Mayer discusses his new book, "Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words," the first book to chronicle the iconic theater company. The book offers an account of its early years and development, from a church basement in Highland Park, its work, and the methodologies that have made it one of the most influential ensemble theaters today and reveals the story of its rise from basement to Broadway. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. Registration is not required.

Adult Services Room, HP Library

Summer Baby Booktime

Friday, August 12, 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