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Highland Park Public Library


Meet The Author
Rebecca Serle
In Five Years

Rebecca Serle, author of The Dinner List, makes a special appearance to discuss her new book, a powerful and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences a shocking vision (or dream?!) that could change her life forever. But the twist with this novel is that this love story is actually a friendship love story. The book reminds us of the power of loyalty, friendship, and the unpredictable nature of destiny.

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!

Rebecca Serle will be joined in conversation with book reviewer Ashley Hasty.

Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

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Environmental Issues Book Discussion
We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, by Jonathan Safran Foer

Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 p.m.

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Presented with Go Green HP

Fleishman Is in Trouble
by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Davis Schneiderman, English professor at Lake Forest College, leads the discussion.

Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m.

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.

Readers' Round Table

Find out what others are reading and share your recommendations. Pick up ideas for what to read next and take home an advance copy of an upcoming title.

Tuesday, March 31, 2 p.m.

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More Book Discussions


Before You Call The Handyman

Dan Findley, professional handyman and licensed building engineer, discusses common home repairs and preventative maintenance. Get your home ready for spring!

Monday, March 16, 7 p.m.

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Films in the Golden Age of Television Series
A Face in the Crowd

Bob Coscarelli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, introduces and screens the film starring Patricia Neal and Andy Griffith and directed by Elia Kazan. A discussion follows.

Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m.

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Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Sponsored by Elevate Care.

Rise and Shine Humanities Programs

Queen Elizabeth II Historical Portrayal

Leslie Goddard, award-winning actress and scholar, explores the life of Britain's famous monarch, from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a navy officer, her WWII service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images.

Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.

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Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living.


The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion Group

The global studies discussion group is based on a briefing book published by the Foreign Policy Association, an organization that serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Discussions will be led by members of the group with rotating discussion leaders. Books can be checked out from the Library. Topics discussed in March include U. S. relations with the Northern Triangle (March 11) and China's road into Latin America (March 25).

Wednesdays, March 11, 25, 7 p.m.

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Presented with the League of Women Voters Highland Park/Highwood.


Spanish Conversation Group

Conversational ability required.

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Spanish Literary Club

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dollars & Sense

Information to help manage personal finance issues with common sense.

Tax Efficient Savings for Retirement

How will taxes affect your retirement income? Financial professional Steven Block from Blockwall Strategies presents strategies that can help you manage your retirement tax burden and protect your family.

Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m.

Registration preferred. Register here.


One-On-One Business Mentoring with SCORE Chicago Counselors

Tuesdays, 3 - 5 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.

Highland Park Historical Society Presents

Abraham Lincoln Goes To Waukegan

Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m.

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Kids Events

Around the World Family Storytime

Read, sing, and craft around the world!

Saturday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. For families with children ages 2 - 7.

Registration recommended. Register here.

Polka Dot Pictures

Explore art through polka dots! Learn about artists who use dots in their work, then create original pictures using this unique technique.

Monday, March 23. Drop by from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages 3 - 14.

Interactive Family Movie — Toy Story

An interactive movie experience! Receive a list of callout responses and a prop bag to join in the fun.

Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. For families.

Registration required. Please register all attendees here.

Team Trivia

Come with a team of two to four or join a team when you arrive to test your knowledge and win the big prize.

Friday, March 27

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Grades 3 - 5

Registration required. Please register all team members here.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Grades 6 - 8.

Registration required. Please register all team members here.

Spring Storytime Sessions

Spring storytime sessions, with activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds, begin in March and April.

Storytime Dates and Times

Registration required. Register in the Youth Services Department or by calling (847) 681-7030 beginning Monday, March 2.


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