Imagine you’re a chef, an artist, a dancer, a musician, an athlete. Imagine yourself anything you want to be! Imagine Your Story is the theme for the Adult Summer Reading Club!
Join the HPL Adult Summer Reading Club. Register from the comfort of your own home at www.myhpl.org. Registration begins Monday, June 1, using code HMA855.
Record book titles from Monday, June 27 to Monday, August 31 to collect raffle tickets. Earn raffle tickets for:
- Both reading or listening to books – e-books count also!
Please submit your reviews to and our Librarians will immediately record your raffles in our program record. Raffle tickets will go into a drawing for many different gift certificates to businesses right here in town.
The absolute best part? All registered reading club patrons who have read 3 books will be invited to our Summer Reading Celebration on Tuesday, August 18: End of Summer Celebration - Cook-A-Long with Rob Scott , a fun-filled ZOOM Live celebration featuring Rob Scott himself as he teaches us how to prepare a delicious meal and you will get to cook along with him. A not-to-be-missed event !!
Sunday, June 14 • 2:00 pm
No registration required.
Combining beautiful music from the Baroque period to the present with contemplative natural imagery, Resonating Earth inspires reflection and awareness of our place in the world and our responsibility to the planet. The program will include selections from Johann Sebastian Bach, John Luther Adams, Olivier Messiaen, Erik Satie, Caroline Shaw, John Cage, Wolfgang Rihm, Arvo Pärt, Pia Møller Johansen, Philip Glass, and Claude Debussy.
Pianist Carolyn Enger has performed internationally at prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the The National Gallery in Oslo. Her 2013 Naxos recording of music by Ned Rorem was selected as one of The New York Times’ “Best in Classical Recordings.”
No Registration Required.
A comfy spot in your home, a nice hot cup of coffee or tea, a sweet treat and you will be ready to enjoy the antics of discussing a book that you love or a book that you hate! Either way, we will have fun, as always! Our book this month is The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn.
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. Registration is Required.
Join our Great Books program, now in its sixteenth year! The short readings are well-suited for our busy lifestyles. Re-connect with an author you have loved, or discover a new one! These readings are in the public domain and readily accessible on the internet. For information, contact Tom Cohn by email: . Check out our blog at hplgreatbooks.blogspot.com. Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.
June 22 – R.U.R. by Karel Čapek (1890–1938). Karel Čapek was a prolific 20th century Czech writer who wrote journalistic pieces, short stories, and plays, including R.U.R., which stands for Rossum’s Universal Robots. ?apek’s brother Joseph coined the term “robot,” and a loose translation from the Czech is the word “slavery.” In the play, set in a robot factory, the robots are incited to revolt. R.U.R. raises questions concerning the individual and his role in a democratic society. It was first produced in 1921, and is considered an early science fiction classic.