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Highland Park Public Library

A Night at the Oscars

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips discusses the nominees for the Academy Awards and shares his predictions. Watch clips of the nominated stars and films. Lucky winners will take home their own (chocolate) Oscars!

Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day All Month @ the Library

Create a Valentine's or Galentine's Day Card

Design cards for loved ones with Canva, a free online graphic design program. Computers will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff will be available to help you design your card!

Thursday, February 6, 6 – 7 p.m.

Secrets to Lasting Love

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, teaches Northwestern's internationally renowned course, "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101." Solomon discusses what's involved in building a healthy and sustainable romantic relationship. Learn about relational self-awareness and what relationships require. Dr. Solomon is the author of Loving Bravely and Taking Sexy Back.

Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.

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Theatrical Reading — Romeo and Juliet

Equity actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago perform a theatrical reading. This classic story of fated love is one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays.

Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m.

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Meet authors Rebecca Serle and Julia Phillips @ the Library!


March book discussions — start reading now!


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.
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.

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, February 25, 2 p.m.

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More Book Discussions

FILM SHOWINGS AND DISCUSSIONS

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Join us this Galentine's Day for a screening of the documentary about the first female film director. A discussion follows.

"... a valiant and moving documentary." — Chicago Tribune

Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. Ages 14 and older.

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Films in the Golden Age of Television Series
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Bob Coscarelli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, introduces and screens the film starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield. A discussion follows.

Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m.

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Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Elevate Care.

More Film Showings and Discussions

THEATER

Intro to Improv

Want to join a welcoming environment to learn about the basics of improv, the concept of "yes, and," and to play a few improv games? This introductory program is for you!

Saturday, February 1, 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 14 and older.

Registration required. Register here.

Theatrical Reading — Romeo and Juliet

Equity actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago perform a theatrical reading.

Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m.

Register for an email reminder.Add to calendar.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.

More Performances

Rise and Shine Humanities Programs

The 50th Anniversary of Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hit: Bridge Over Troubled Water

February 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of when Simon & Garfunkel's song Bridge Over Troubled Water reached #1. The song marked the height of Simon & Garfunkel's success and is still beloved today. Gary Wenstrup, adjunct professor at Oakton Community College, traces the arc of Simon & Garfunkel's career including the majesty of Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Wednesday, February 19, 10:30 a.m.

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

Hearing Loop Demonstration

Learn how to access the state-of the-art hearing loop system recently installed in the auditorium. The system lets those with a t-coil (telecoil) hearing aid listen to the sound system directly through their hearing aids for improved audio quality during Library events. An audiologist will be on hand to to check hearing aids for t-coils and to activate them. Receivers are available for those without hearing aids. The new system is funded by a generous grant from the Highland Park Community Foundation.

Wednesday, February 19, 11:45 a.m.

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TECH

Digitize Everything!

Learn how to use the equipment in the Digital Media Lab to digitize your VHS and camcorder tapes, 8 mm and Super 8 movies, audio tapes, records, photos, slides, and negatives.

Tuesday, February 11, 7 - 8 p.m.

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Thursday, February 20, 3 - 4 p.m.

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Saturday, February 29, 3 - 4 p.m.

Registration required. Register here.

iCloud Storage

Cloud storage or "The Cloud" is one of the biggest tech buzzwords, but what is it? How do you get it? How do you use it? Learn about using Apple's cloud storage, also known as the iCloud, with Apple products.

Thursday, February 20, 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 14 and older.

Registration required. Register here.

Managing Passwords

Explore password management options for your portable device or computer and get tips for creating secure passwords.

Thursday, February 27, 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 14 and older.

Registration required. Register here.

Photoshop & Lightroom Basics

Learn how to edit photos using Photoshop and Lightroom. Edit white balance, exposure, blemishes, and more.

Sunday, February 23, 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 14 and older.

Registration required. Register here.

DISCUSSIONS

The Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion Group

Join the global studies discussion group 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 will be for sale at the meetings or can be checked out from the Library. Topics discussed in February are Red Sea security (February 12), and modern slavery and human trafficking (February 26).

Wednesdays, February 12, 26, 7 p.m. Discussions continue March 11, 25, April 15, 29.

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

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

BUSINESS RESOURCES

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

From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 - 1861

Tuesday, February 4, 7 p.m.

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Kids Events

3D Printing Club

Create your own 3D designs to submit for printing on the Library's 3D printer. Staff will be on hand to offer assistance.

Friday, February 7, 4 - 5 p.m.  Ages 9 - 13.

Registration required. Register here.

Walk-ins are welcome, but computer time is not guaranteed.

Hugs & Kisses Storytime

Love is in the air! Share your love for stories and songs with the whole family.

Saturday, February 8, 10:30 - 11 a.m. For families with children ages 2 - 7.

Registration recommended. Register here.

Weird and Wacky Soda Pop Tasting

Soda or pop? Whatever you call it, come taste test some of the strangest flavors out there.

Friday, February 14

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

Registration required. Register here.

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

Registration required. Register here.

Monday Masquerade

Make a mysterious, magnificent mask!

Monday, February 17, Drop by between 2 - 4 p.m. Ages 3 - 14.

Winter Storytime Sessions

Join a storytime session, with activities designed to foster pre-reading skills for newborns to six-year-olds.

Storytime Dates and Times

Registration required. Register now in the Youth Services Department or by calling (847) 681-7030.

 

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