Celebrate Black History Month    

hpl black history month

For Adults:

  • Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement (Zoom)
    Thursday, January 13  •  7:00 pm  •  Join us for a music infused presentation chronicling jazzJoin us for a music infused presentation chronicling jazzmusic from the turn of the century to the present day withworld renowned flautist and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq.Jazz artists, their music, their influence on the evolutionof jazz and their struggles will be discussed. Woven into the lecture areexamples and samples of live jazz music that participants can enjoy.

  • Alice’s Ordinary People Film Discussion & Q&A
    Tuesday, February 22   •  7:00 pm  •   Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary film about Alice Tregay - a woman who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together to change what was. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Her unique contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Alice Tregay dedicated her life to educating people about their civil rights by providing in-depth political education opportunity in an ongoing series of neighborhood civic classes for her neighbors and fellow citizens in Chicago. Her influence spread across the country. Please take the time to watch this extraordinary film on Kanopy (a free video streaming service available with your library card) prior to the discussion with the film maker Craig Dudnick. Although you will still enjoy the discussion if you don't watch the film. Registration is required.


For Kids

  • Culture Club: Whalers Wanted (In-Person)
    Friday, January 14 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm  •  Grades K- 5  •  Station J Program Room  •  Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech and explore how picture book artists interpreted his ideas. We will then create our own painting inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s words.

  • Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. through Books and Art (In-Person)
    Thursday, February 10 • 4:30 – 5:15 pm  •  Grades K- 5  •  Station J Program Room  •  Did you know whaling was the first integrated industry in America? Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the contributions of African Americans to whaling, and create your own ship craft.

  • Black History Month: Art of Romare Bearden (In-Person)
    Thursday, February 17 • 4:30-5:30 pm  •  Grades K- 5  •  Station J Program Room  •  Did you know whaling was the first integrated industry in America? Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the contributions of African Americans to whaling, and create your own ship craft.

  • Cover to Cover: Who Was/Who Is (In-Person)
    Monday, February 28 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm  •  Grades K- 5  •  Station J Program Room  •  Join in the Who Is/Who Was book discussions led by Miss Maureen. February’s selection is Who Was Sojourner Truth? by Yona Zeldis McDonough. Pick up a book at registration.



    Winter Reading Clubs 2022    

Registration Begins Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Program runs from Monday, January 3 to Friday, March 4, 2022

Second Annual Winter Reading Challenge!

Read 3 books and receive a beautiful HPL Insulated Plaid Blanket while supplies last - That's it! - We've made it so easy! Register at Customer Services, the Adult Reference Desk or online beginning Monday, January 3, 2022. Win an extra prize!!! For each book you read, you will receive a raffle ticket to win a $25.00 gift card to Bon-Bons Chocolatier ... the ultimate treat during the cold winter months. The perfect season to catch up on your reading!!




Children & Teens:
Families Journey around the world through books this winter! Register in-person to pick up your passport, or register online at myhpl.beanstack.org. For each book you read, up to six (6) books, place the matching “passport stamp” sticker in your Passport. Read seven (7) books and get a special sticker and final prize to complete your travels. Start your journey today!






From the Director’s Desk

joanne 2019

Dear Patrons:

COVID19 Library

As we begin this new year, it is my sincere wish that your library will continue to be a part of your lives in all the ways that work for you. Every day continues to be a challenge for all of us, and I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that we are here to help you whether it be in person, virtually, or through our online resources.

We are continuing to offer more in-person classes and programs, while keeping the safety of our patrons and staff in mind. We are also helping people who need a place to hold online appointments. Do you need to attend a virtual, individual meeting or interview and do not have access from home? Please call or stop in to either building and we can help you reserve a computer.

Some of the changes we have made in offering our programs and services to you have inspired us to consider all the possibilities for the future of our library. We are especially excited to be arranging for longevity at our Station Branch facility and are close to making that happen. Please watch for an exciting announcement soon!

I know this continues to be a difficult time for many people. If there is anything that we can do to help anyone, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or email me at .

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year!

Warm Regards,

– Joanne Adam, Library Director



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We now have access to the wireless printing service Princh. Go to print.princh.com or install the Princh app for iOs or Android on your device and enter print ID # 103593 (Main printer) or 103594 (Station printer). Then upload files to be printed and select Pay at Desk. Printing costs are .10/BW; .25/Color. Enter your name and click order print. Call the Main Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, the Station desk at 631-421-5053 or visit the library to schedule the pick-up of your printouts. Print jobs will be released and printed ONLY when you arrive ensuring the privacy of your documents.
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