Free Upcoming Events

Intro To Facebook – Monday, October 5th at 2:00 – Come learn about the basics of Facebook including setting up an account, how to change your privacy settings, web security advise, and guidance on posting.  Register here.


Crafting With Kids – Monday, October 5th at 4:00 – Stamping Fun! For ages 4-11.  Register here.


Funky Tube Monster – Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 –  We will be creating monsters out of tubes. For ages 8 and up.. Register here.


Kids Crafting Corner Halloween Fun Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30, Create a Card and Treat Box for children ages 5-11.  Class is limited to 8 children & registration is required.


Make Your Own Speakers – Tween/Teen – Wednesday, October 7th at 5:30 – Use toilet paper rolls and cups to make speakers for you mp3 player, or smart phone. Ages 10 and up. Register here.


Make A Spaceship – Tween/teen – October 8th at 6:00 – Make Your Own Speakers – Tween/Teen -Transform a CD into a spaceship then watch it hover around town. For ages 8 and up. Register here.


Paranormal Lecture – Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30 –  Our guests from Poughkeepsie Paranormal Investigators will be here to discuss how they investigate and detect paranormal events. We will be watching their documentary “The Other Side” and they will be available to answer questions about paranormal events. ALL ARE WELCOME NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


LULA’S BOOK CLUB – October 14th at 7:00 –  Lula will be listening to 2 wonderful books, both by author Iza Trapani, How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? and Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone.. Participants will partake in reading aloud with Lula our dog volunteer, followed by a group discussion. In addition to encouraging children to read more freely and without criticism, we hope to enhance reading comprehension and open dialogue, which can help improve reading fluency and promote a higher self-esteem! This program is intended for ages 5-11. Space will be limited.  Register Here.


Mindfulness and Mediation – Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 – Join our guest instructor Grant Abrahams to learn very basic mindfulness technique based on the work of Herbert Benson and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Registration suggested.


EXPLORING STORIES AND CRAFT TIME FOR AGES 2 & 3- Wednesday’s at 11:00 at the Presbyterian Church next door…Join us as we as we enter the world of literacy by exploring stories, fingerplays, songs, activities and playtime and a fun craft..Register here.


“Babes in Bookland Baby Storytime – Friday’s at 11:00.. Babies and books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, bounces, and more! Please join us as we explore some of the first steps in early literacy awareness, for ages 0-24 months. Will be held at the First Presbyterian Church.  Register Here.

Preschool Story Fun and Craft Time for ages 4 & 5.  Friday’s at 12:30.  Join us as we explore stories, fingerplays, songs, activities and playtime. This story time will help foster language and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social development.. Register Here.



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Practice DMV Tests for Patrons

Highland Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests. The partnership will strengthen the library’s mission to provide ready access and resources to information to enrich the community.

Highland Public Library is announcing a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons, starting April 1, 2015. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.


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