- What's New at the Library (monthly enewsletter and occasional epostcards about all Library events)
- Youth Events (monthly enewsletter about youth events)
- Storytime (quarterly registration reminders)
A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
To celebrate renowned conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein's centennial, Jamie Bernstein, the daughter of Leonard Bernstein and author of the new book,
Bernstein's and Burton's books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.
Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m.
Presented with Ravinia Festival
Discussions With Davis
Davis Schneiderman, English professor at Lake Forest College, leads the discussion.
Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library
Readers' Round Table
Share your recommendations and take home an advance reading copy of an upcoming title.
Tuesday, July 31, 2 p.m.
Chicago YIVO Society 2018 Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture @ The Library
The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble
The band performs modern and traditional klezmer music that draws directly from historical sources along with original interpretations and compositions. This program is part of the Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture.
Thursday, July 5, 2 p.m.
Make Your iPhone Accessible
Learn how to turn on the iPhone's voiceover, zoom, and magnifier features to make your iPhone as accessible as possible. Adjust your display accommodations, speech levels, text size, and motion settings to accommodate for any audio or visual impairment.
Sunday, July 1, 3 - 4 p.m.
Get Tech Savvy
Bring your electronic devices and your questions. Drop by and meet with a volunteer for one-on-one guidance.
Sundays, July 1, 15, 2 - 4 p.m.
Microsoft Publisher 2016: Create a Flyer
A hands-on class. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required.
Monday, July 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Intro to Programming:
Learn the basic syntax and structure of both programming languages to create a simple website. This is a two-part hands-on program. Basic computer skills are required.
Mondays, July 16, July 23
DIY Superhero Vinyl Decals
Drop by and make a vinyl superhero decal using the Library's Silhouette Curio cutting tool.
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
League of Extraordinary Coders
League of Extraordinary Coders is designed to give kids the power of coding, problem-solving, design thinking, and more.
Bring a buddy and join us for a fun adaptive STEM workshop. Learn to program Ozobots, tiny color-sensing robots, using magic markers and iPads. This class is for ages 7 and older with special needs, and a parent, sibling (age 16 or older), or assistant. Please note: There will be flashing lights on the iPads.
Wednesday, July 18, 4 – 5 p.m.
Learning Circles: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
Learn the secrets behind mathematical formulas, how to use the function wizard to calculate statistics, payments, values, and more through a
A Highland Park Public Library card is required for registration for GALE courses. Registration will take place during the first class.
Join the Conversation:
The Cloud. Bitcoin. AI. Smart Home. Hashtag. Streaming. Data Mining. Find out what these and more tech buzzwords are all about.
Tuesday, July 24, 2 - 3 p.m.
TechForward: 3D Modeling with SketchUp
Learn about the basic features of SketchUp, a 3D modeling program with powerful tools to create 3D designs from woodworking blueprints to urban planning designs. A hands-on class. Basic computer skills are required.
Monday, July 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
What is the cloud? How do you get to the cloud? What if you are currently using the cloud? Find out answers to these and many more cloudy questions.
Tuesday, July 10, 4 - 5 p.m.
Learn more about Twitter, a social media platform where users can share 'tweets' or short bursts of information, and start tweeting!
Friday, July 13, 2 - 3 p.m.
Know How: Gmail's New Design and Features
Google Mail has a new look. Find out about the new features, design, tips and tricks, and security.
Tuesday, July 3, 2 - 3 p.m.
Find out more about buying and selling on Etsy, an online marketplace that focuses on handcrafted and antique items.
Tuesday, July 17, 2 - 3 p.m.
Learn more about Pinterest, a pinboard-like social media site that allows users to collect sets of images, create custom boards, and interact with other Pinterest users.
Friday, July 27, 2 - 3 p.m.
Learn how to turn your sketched drawings into digital art using software in the Library's Digital Media Lab to digitize and edit sketches. You may bring your sketches to be used for demo purposes.
Monday, July 30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
RISE AND SHINE HUMANITIES PROGRAMS
Climate Change — Facts, Solutions, and What You Can Do
Learn the most recent information about climate change, potential solutions, and what you can do to help. Presented by Elliot Rossen, a Climate Reality Leader with The Climate Reality Project, a worldwide non-profit founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
Wednesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center
Sponsored by Comfort Keepers of Chicago North Shore
Spanish Conversation Group
Conversational ability required.
One-On-One Business Mentoring with SCORE Chicago Counselors
Tuesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. and Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses.
HIGHLAND PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS
Searching For Mr. Lincoln: Fortuitous Archival Processing
In 2011 two previously unknown Abraham Lincoln manuscripts were discovered. The presentation will highlight the historical context of these two original manuscripts and how they were found.
Thursday, July 5, 7 p.m.
Read books and earn tokens or points to spend on cool prizes at the Library!
Through August 4
Babies - Entering 9th Grade
Here's how to register:
Babies - Age 3: Sign up at storytime or at the Youth Services desk.
Preschoolers and Grade Schoolers:
Entering Grades 6 - 9: Pick up a bingo card at the Youth Services desk
Captain Underpants Celebration
Join us for a Captain Underpants extravaganza! Fling underwear, create your own comics, design a Captain Underpants cape, get your Professor Poopypants name, and more.
Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Families with children through age 12.
Beach Party with Dave Rudolf
Join us for a hilarious musical beach party! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get ready to join in the fun as we celebrate a summer of reading. In case of bad weather the event will be held in the Library's auditorium. Indoor seating is limited.
Tuesday, July 31, 2 - 3 p.m. Families with children under age 14.
Please register for one session only.
Minecraft Club Junior! Ages 6 - 8
Saturday, July 7, 10 - 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, 10 - 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Minecraft Club, Ages 9 - 13
Saturday, July 7, 2 - 3 p.m. or 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, 2 - 3 p.m. or 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Play our board, card, and party games (chess included). Bring friends or make some while you're here. Games are also available at the Youth Services desk during Library hours.
Saturdays, through August 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Summer Storytime Sessions
Register for a storytime session, with activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds.
Register at the Youth Services desk or by calling (847) 681-7030.