The Highwood Library offers a wide variety of programming to meet the needs of the community.  Click the Events Calendar icon on the Home page for exact programming schedule.
Adult Programming:
Highwood Library Afternoon Book Club
  • The afternoon club meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Please see events calendar for exact dates.
    "We had an interesting discussion about the April book selection, Less by Sean Greer.  There were a lot of "mixed" reviews, but book clubs are designed to  expand your horizons and possibly take you out of your comfort zone at times.  It was wonderful to see a good turn out of about 13 of us!  We selected three more books for the next few months based on many suggestions".

    May 1st -  The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper  by Phaedra Patrick 
    June 5 -  Born A Crime  by Trevor Noah
    July 3 - The Watchmaker's Daughter a Memoir by Sonia Taitz
    August 7 - The Girl With Seven Names  by Hyeonseo Lee
  • This book club meets at 1:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon session contact - Darryl

Current Events Roundtable
Come for a lively discussion where Democrats-Republicans-Independents come together to voice their opinions or just listen to the current events of the day.  Moderated by Dr. Suzanne Cahnmann of "Cahnmann's Current Events Roundtable" of Channel 19 cable television.
  • Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group
Add some mystery to your life and join the Sherlock Holmes study group every other month at the library.... Sit around our fireplace, drink some coffee, while reviewing one of Dr. Watson's favorite "Sherlock" stories. 
  • Meets on the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Contact Brenda Rossini at agrrtig (at) for details.

    The May selection is The Adventure of Lady Francis Carfax
English Conversation Group
This group is for students who already speak English, but would like to improve their pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. We discuss current topics, life experiences and goals, and everyday situations. The goal is to help you build confidence in your ability to speak English naturally. 
Si no puede leer o entender la descripción anterior, la clase es demasiado avanzada para sus habilidades.
Meets at 6:30pm on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Please see events calendar for dates. 

Prenatal Group Class
This class meets from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 
on Tuesdays (except holidays) to discuss issues related to pregnancy such as nutrition, relaxation, and other topics. Please see the events calendar for specific dates. 

Baby and Me
This class meets from 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (except for school district 112 and 113 days off). 
Please see the events calendar for specific dates. 

HPL Caring Through Crafting Club
Adult Crafting is a twice a month program offered on the first and last Saturday of the month from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our goal for this program is to provide adults with a creative outlet through crafting. A craft is selected for each gathering; past offerings range were crochet and decorating flipflops.

Children's & Teen's Programming  (Please check events calendar for dates):
Children's Craft Time
Held alternating Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. 
Ages 3 and Up.
Storytime in English
Held alternating Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 to 10.
Children Weeknight Storytime
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm
Ages 3 to 10.
K9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
Open to children in grades 1 through 5
Registration required
Dates: Dec. 11, 2018, Jan 15, 2019, Feb. 19, 2019, March 19, 2019, April  9, 2019.

Free Hand-Crafts for Children
The Together for Childhood Network meets the first Tuesday of every other month to provide food, handcrafts, raffles and games for children.  The program starts at 6:00 pm and runs until 7:30.  All children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  For more information contact Martina at 847-630-1273.

Family Movie Night
Held every last Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Please contact the library to reserve a spot.  
Click the Events Calendar icon on Home page for exact programming schedule.