All Upcoming Events

Winter First Steps

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
10:15am to 11:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 1/2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
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

Goodies and Games

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Drop by the Alice Brenner Room for coffee, cookies, classic table-top games and fun! Scrabble, Chess/Checkers/Backgammon, Yahtzee, All-Star Baseball, Careers, and cards to name just a few.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Intro to WordPress

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to create your own website using WordPress, a simple yet powerful online platform. Gain a basic understanding about setting up your WordPress account, using built-in design themes, content management, publishing tools, search engine optimization (SEO), importing multimedia, and tips and tricks. A WordPress account will be set up as part of the first class.
Cost-$30. 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.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Creative Writing

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Perfect for the beginning or experienced writer seeking creative sparks, writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Optional writing prompts and responses to guide works-in-progress are provided.
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.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Digitize Your Audio

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come by the Digital Media Lab and learn how to use the equipment to digitize your old records and cassettes. We will also show you how to clean up and edit the digitized audio.

Lisa Napoli - "Ray and Joan"

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Meet The Author. Veteran reporter Lisa Napoli discusses her book, "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away," the first in-depth look at the passionate and tumultuous relationship between billionaire fast-food magnate Ray Kroc and his third wife, Joan, a liberal and brash Midwesterner who risked her marriage and reputation to promote controversial causes in which she believed. It's a sweeping portrait of the McDonald’s story – from how Ray’s billions were acquired to how Joan gave them away. Ray’s death left Joan with a staggering fortune and she gave away billions to a variety of organizations. The book shines a spotlight on one of the most influential and mysterious philanthropists of our time. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. Enjoy a McDonald's surprise! Registration is not required. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by The Sheridan at Green Oaks.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Cloud Storage: iCloud and Google Drive

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cloud storage or 'The Cloud' is one of the biggest tech buzzwords nowadays, but what is it? How do you get it? How do you use it? Have all your cloud questions answered and decide if you want to be part of the cloud.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Second Wednesdays Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Davis Schneiderman, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Lake Forest College leads the discussion of THE PARIS ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure. Architect Lucien Bernard reluctantly agrees to design hiding places for Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris. The money is good, and he enjoys out-witting the Nazis. Discovery means death in this tension-filled thriller.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Winter Tales for Tots

Thursday, February 9, 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

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