Don't Miss Three Very Special Events Next Week!

House Beautiful

Comes to Hinsdale

Thurs., Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m.

Get behind-the-scenes at Hinsdale's national Showcase home sponsored by House Beautiful magazine. Julie Laux, owner of J. Jordan Homes, will provide a tour and insights on the project. Attendance at our event is limited to Hinsdale residents and their guests.

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Art After Dark

with Michael Pantuso

Fri., Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy afterhours access to our fall art installation, followed by an interview with the artist moderated by HPL Art Commission member Amrita Davis. Pantuso will discuss his artistic journey, the influence of AI, and the nature of art. Drinks/refreshments provided.

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The Nutcracker

by Hinsdale Dance Academy

Sat., Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m.

Watch Clara come alive with a special performance of the Nutcracker, presented by the Hinsdale Dance Academy. Don't miss this annual tradition at the Library.

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Halloween at

Your Library

Ghosts of the

Great Lakes

Sat., Oct. 28, 2:00 p.m.

Legendary Great Lakes balladeer Lee Murdock joins us for “Ghosts of the Great Lakes,” featuring spooky tales of ghost ships, haunted lighthouses, and other supernatural legends.

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Boo Bash

for kids of all ages

Mon., Oct. 30, 4–6 p.m.

Boo! Come to the Library in your Halloween costume to trick-or-treat and enjoy our spooktacular games and activity stations. No need to register for this drop-in event.

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For Book Lovers

Off the Page:

Susan Blumberg-Kason & Cristina Henríquez

Thurs., Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m.

Two beloved local authors will join us to discuss their new and forthcoming books, the research process for writing historical stories, and so much more. Join us in celebrating the new Bernardine's Shanghai Salon and learning about the forthcoming The Great Divide.

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Continuing the Conversation

Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m.

Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World

New Moms Book Group

Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m.

Wish You Were Here

Fall Family Reading

There's still time to come to the Library and pick up a bingo card full of reading activities for your family!

If you've finished a bingo, come in and get your prize! You can always come back again for another.

If you're still working on your card, or if you're all done, make sure to register for our Pajama Storytime event on November 16, which is Illinois Family Reading Night.

More Programs for Adults

Crafternoon: Scallop Shell Trinket Dish

Thurs., Nov. 9, 3:00 p.m.

Decoupage a beautiful scallop shell to use as a trinket dish, ring holder or catch all tray. Make it to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Age 18+ Limit 15

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Holiday Tech

Gift Guide

Tues., Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m.

Hinsdale Central High School teacher Angelique Burrell joins us to celebrate the release of her new book A Mark in the Road with a reading and Q&A.

Register here.


Memory Cafe

Tues., Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m.

Join us to socialize and connect with people living with dementia and their care partners, sponsored by The Birches and Independence 4 Seniors.

Register here.

Virtual Events

Taste of Love

with Bake Squad Star

Maya-Camille Broussard

Wed., Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m.

Register here.

Insider's Guide to Disney

with Disney Travel Expert

Megan Wrzesinski

Wed., Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m.

Register here.

More Fun for Kids

Firefly Family Theater Presents:

The Harvest Moon

Sat., Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m.

All ages

Join Spark the Firefly and her friends as they welcome a new season. Watch the changing leaves, gather acorns with a silly squirrel and experience all the sights and sounds of Fall in Firefly Grove.

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Maker Club

Tues., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Drop by the Storytime Room for Maker Club! We will have a variety of supplies out for you to create and use your imagination, as well as a different project to complete each week. No need to register for this drop-in event.

Donuts with Dad

Sat., Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.

Enjoy donuts, coffee, and spending time with your kids at the Library with different crafts and activities to complete. No need to register for this drop-in event.

Even More Fun

Toddler Art

Fri., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.

or 10:45 a.m.

Register here or here.

Baby Playdate

Fri., Nov. 17

Register here.

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