Youth Events

Summer Baby Booktime

Friday, August 26, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver.
Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us any time during the session. There will be a chess expert there to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

Minecraft Club, Jr.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
11:00am to 11:55am

Come play on our Minecraft server for group Minecraft games and activities. Interact with fellow players while building new worlds and trying to survive your first night out. Creepers, Golems and Spiders oh m

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

JOIN the Highland Park Public Library Robotics Team

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Parents and kids (ages 9 to 14) join us for this informational session about participating in the library's new First Lego League robotics team.

Team coaches and mentors will be present to explain the details surrounding the First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition and begin registering new team members.

The FLL season begins in September and runs through January.

Please be aware that the number of participants is limited to 10 team members by the FLL. A weekly commitment will be asked of all team members. In order to join the team parents and kids must attend this informational session.

***If interest exceeds the number of team slots a lottery will be held***

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Minecraft Club

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come play on our Minecraft server for group Minecraft games and activities. Interact with fellow players while building new worlds and trying to survive your first night out. Creepers, Golems and Spiders oh my . . . ?

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Minecraft: Block by Block

Monday, August 29, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Starting with the Library and moving on to Sunset Woods, Centennial Ice Arena, Stupey Cabin, Heller Nature Center and Central Avenue we will work together to build Highland Park, IL from scratch within the world of Minecraft.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Summer First Steps

Friday, September 2, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:00am

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

Summer First Steps

Friday, September 2, 2016 -
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

Learn Stop Motion

Friday, September 2, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop by the Digital Media Lab with a cut out drawing, toy, or other small object or objects and learn to make a short stop motion animated movie on the Sprout. For grades K - 8.

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us any time during the session. There will be a chess expert there to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

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