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Adult SRP ADULT SUMMER READING

Must be age 18 or above, and have a valid HPL card

in good standing. Sign-up starts Saturday, May 30!

Read and be eligible to win prizes!

Click here for more information.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS, BOOK TALKS, AUTHOR VISITS: Click here for a full list of topics and times.

>> YUSUF ALI-EL POETRY READING

Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

Yusuf Ali El reads from his latest book of poetry, O Woman: A Tapestry of Loving You. (Rescheduled from April)

COMPUTER CLASSES:Click here for a full schedule. Classes are open to teens and adults.

>> DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OPEN HOUSE

Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m.

Enjoy magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more with HPL’s downloadable digital content!

Need a demonstration? Not sure how to get started? Bring your device to a Digital Downloads Open House and our staff will help get you started.


FILMS:Thanks to Friends of the Library for funding Public Performance Licensing.

>> OPEN-CAPTIONED MOVIE: "No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie"

Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

HPL is pleased to present a screening of "No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie" starring John Maucere, with Academy Award winner, Marlee Matlin.

SuperDeafy must reveal the man behind the cape to find true love, and to inspire a young deaf boy to believe in himself.

A beloved character and role model, SuperDeafy has a worldwide following. He has been turned into t-shirts, posters and dolls… and now a movie. This film marks the first time in cinematic history that a SAG commercial feature film is being executive produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director. A 30-minute discussion follows the movie. (The film is 100% open captioned, and the discussion is sign interpreted.)

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding this program. Rated PG.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Click here for information on the Friends, fundraisers, and Book Sales.

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Click here for a schedule.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS: Click here for a schedule.

OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS (see above for book discussions, author visits, and films):

>> WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC

Wed., May 13, 20 & 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Florian Bolsega teaches mind training and music theory. Please bring paper and pencil.

>> ACME PAWN PUSHERS CHESS

Mondays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: May 18 (no meeting May 25 for Memorial Day); June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Also the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m.: Sat., June 13

Some boards are available; feel free to bring your own set, clock, etc.

>> BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

>> STITCHING IN THE STACKS

This open session is for those interested in crochet and knitting. All skill levels welcomed.

>> ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Community members are welcome to join us to provide input and assistance. Meetings run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:

May 19

June 16

July 21

>> SONGWRITING CLASS

>> "PUT SOME STEP IN YOUR SPRING" CONCERT BY THE GOLDEN TONES

>> WALDORF THEATER COMPANY: SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT

>> LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR

>> CREDIT REPAIR


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