- 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)
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Meet the Author!
Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford's A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. In his new book, Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not and explains how we became the creatures we are today. Illuminating the latest genetic research, the book is an account of what fixes us as animals — and what makes us extraordinary.
Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.
Monday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Davis Schneiderman, English professor at Lake Forest College, leads the discussion.
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
Book discussion leader Judy Levin leads the discussion.
Tuesday, April 9, 1 p.m.
Readers' Round Table
Share your recommendations and take home an advance reading copy of an upcoming title.
Tuesday, March 26, 2 p.m.
Jazz Concert — Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan
Alfonso Ponticelli and the Swing Gitan band perform a blend of American jazz, gypsy jazz, flamenco, and world folk music.
Voted "Best Jazz Band 2013" - Chicago Reader poll.
Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.
This program is partially funded by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission and by a grant from YEA! Highland Park.
Ravinia Festival Season Preview
Get ready for summer! Welz Kaufmann, President and CEO of Ravinia Festival, previews Ravinia's upcoming season. Discover what concerts to add to your schedule. Following the program, view the Library's collection of Ravinia posters.
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
FILM SHOWINGS AND DISCUSSIONS
Black Comedies Film Series — Catch-22
Bob Coscarelli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, introduces and screens director Mike Nichols' film with a star-studded cast. A discussion follows.
Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Right at Home Senior Care.
Film Discussion — The Wife
Film instructor Dick Adler discusses the film starring Glenn Close in an award-winning role. The film will be shown on Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.
RISE AND SHINE HUMANITIES PROGRAMS
Winston Churchill — A Life Well-Lived
Dan Myers, former executive director of The Churchill Centre, a worldwide organization that seeks to keep alive the memory and record of the greatest statesman of the 20th century, discusses Churchill's life and times.
Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living.
NEW MEDIA PROGRAMS
What Exactly is 5G?
Wednesday, March 6, 6 - 7 p.m.
Make a Paper Sundial
Just in time for daylight saving time!
Thursday, March 7
International Women's Day is March 8. View and discuss TED talks that celebrate women.
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Introduction To Self-Care Apps
Saturday, March 9, 3 - 4 p.m. or Thursday, March 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Introduction To Mindfulness and Meditation Apps
Sunday, March 10, 3 - 4 p.m. or Saturday, March 23, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Learn how to digitize VHS, 8mm, Super 8, slides, negatives, records, and cassettes.
Tuesday, March 12, 7 - 8 p.m.
Draw Like a Pro!
Want to have some creative fun? Join us for digital drawing and painting with an iPad and a video tutorial.
Monday, March 18, 2 - 3 p.m.
Ozobots for Grownups
Think programming a robot is hard? Not with today's robots! Learn how to program the Library's Ozobots, tiny color-sensing robots, to do simple and then not-so-simple tasks.
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ages 21 and over.
Learn about the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality. Experience augmented reality with the Library's Microsoft HoloLens headset.
Saturday, March 30, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 13 - 18.
NEW MEDIA PROGRAMS JUST FOR KIDS!
Join us for hands-on programming! Each class will be dedicated to a different coding activity. No coding experience required.
Saturday, March 2, March 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ages 9 - 13.
Saturday, March 2, March 16, 10 - 11 a.m. Ages 6 - 8. Code Club Jr.
Make a glowing bracelet! Integrate simple circuits to illuminate the bracelet with an LED light!
Thursday, March 21, 2 - 3 p.m. Ages 9 - 13.
Game On! Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Show off your skills and claim glory as you compete in the latest release of Smash Bros. Ultimate. The first 32 people to arrive are guaranteed a spot to play. Snacks and prizes will be provided!
Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ages 9 - 18.
One-On-One Business Mentoring with SCORE Chicago Counselors
Tuesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. and Thursdays, 5 - 8 p.m.
Registration required. Register for a one hour one-on-one mentoring session with a business mentor.
SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses through education and mentorship.
Spanish Conversation Group
Conversational ability required.
Storytime — With Teeth!
Learn about teeth and how to take care of them from a dentist! Meet Chompers, a stuffed animal with teeth, and help him learn to brush his chompers! Take home a goody bag with supplies for a healthy smile.
Monday, March 4, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 6, accompanied by an adult.
Presented with Grins on Green Bay.
Listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and enjoy time together.
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 6:30 - 7 p.m. Families with children ages 2 - 6.
Spring storytime sessions, with activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds, begin in March and April. Registration required.
Register at (847) 681-7030 or in the Youth Services Department beginning Monday, March 4.