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 Book Clubs
  • The morning club meets on the first Wednesday of the month. The evening club meets on the first Wednesday of every other month. Please see events calendar for exact dates
  • 10:15 am session or 7:15 pm.session
  • Morning session contact - Darryl
  • Evening session contact - Sandy    

    October Book Club Selections:
    Morning: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
    Evening: The Bees by Laline Paull

    ovember Book Club Selections:
    Morning: To be Determined
    Evening: No Meeting

    December Book Club Selections:
    Morning: To be Determined
    Evening: To be Determined
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 to noon.
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 pm. 
  • Contact Brenda Rossini at for details.

    The December selection is The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans
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 most Tuesday evenings.

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

Baby and Me
Meets from 11:15-12:45 on most Tuesdays. 
Please see the events calendar for dates. 

Children's & Teen's Programming  (Please check events calendar for dates):
Teen Craft Night
Held first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Open to ages 11-17.
Children's Craft Time
Held alternating Saturdays at 1:30 pm. 
Storytime in English
Held alternating Saturdays at 1:30 pm.
Children Weeknight Storytime
Every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 pm
All Ages Welcome
K9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
Open to children in grades 1 through 5
Registration required
See flyer for more details

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