March 2014 Events
Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts! Social time begins at 6:30 PM and official meeting starts at 7:00PM.
Learn a paper marbling technique and walk away with a unique marbled paper notebook or card!
Admin Jaafari (Ali Suliman), an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Evgenia Dodena), who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of his innocence, Admin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and searches for the truth about her life and death, uncovering a startling secret. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, starring Ali Suliman and Evgenia Dodena. In Arabicand Hebrew. One hour, 35 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This Hunger Games sequel in the saga continues with a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell’s tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors — guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan. Rated PG-13. One hour, 34 minutes.
Celebrate the first day of spring by writing a brand new poem!
Poet and English professor Maxine Susman will conduct a poetry workshop. Each participant will produce a poem and have the opportunity to read it to the group. Maxine Susman, formerly a literature and writing professor at Caldwell College, has published in several dozen journals and anthologies, including Paterson Literary Review, CHEST, Runes, Earth’s Daughters, US 1 Worksheets, Home Planet News, and Poet Lore. Maxine has published four poetry collections: Gogama (2006) is about her father, a young Jewish doctor in remote Northern Ontario during the Great Depression. Wartime Address (2009) tells of a young woman trapped in Occupied Paris in World War 2 before escaping to Free France and Tunis. Familiar (2009) focuses on family life, place, and shifting states of mind and body. Creamery Road, published in 2011, tells stories of rural New York State and Maine. Please register at the front desk or call the library at 732-572-2750.
Try out some games on XBox Kinect.
The Cool Women poets, Gretna Wilkerson, Lois Harrod, Maxine Susman, Juditha Dowd, Eloise Bruce, Betty Lies, Joyce Lott, each read their own poem in a sequence. They never know what the previous poet will be reading, all that is known is a topic and the order in which they will read. Together and separately, they have published 56 books, been married 16 times, had 19 children and 17 grandchildren. This makes for a lot of good poetry! Open mic follows.
Jennifer Mann, children’s book author of Sunny Sweet is So Not Sorry and Jennifer Doktorski, young adult book author of Famous Last Words and How My Summer Went Up in Flames will speak about their road to publication. For fans of the books and all those interested in getting their writings published, this program is not to be missed! Books can be purchased for signing.
April 2014 Events
A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run. Directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. One hour 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
In the first of a four part series, Jamie Barber, a labor doula and childbirth educator, will talk about pain and the way we think about pain during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediate postpartum. Participants will practice 3 mindful techniques that can invite a woman to be more present, accepting, and calm during the discomfort that can come with pregnancy and childbirth. Learn to relax and connect in the present moment. Jamie has also been trained through CAPPA and Birthing From Within. There will be three more sessions, April 10, May 1 and May 8. This is a two hour session from 6:30 PM through 8:30 PM. Please sign up for the sessions you would like to attend.
Join us for a workshop with Wendy Rosen, an education consultant from Highland Park, where you will be invited to do the following:
•Identify your unique set of strengths and abilities
•Begin to explore what makes you uniquely you
•Contemplate what your goals are for your future
•Chart a personal course of action to help you reach those goals
Discuss John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, an awesome book, over pizza! Please register in advance to guarantee yourself a slice of pizza.
Octogenarians Georges and Anne are retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad with her family. When Anne suffers a stroke and is left paralyzed on one side of her body, the couple’s abiding love for each other is put to the test. Directed by Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. French. Two hours, 7 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Rated PG.
One hour, 48 minutes
Learn how to make a beautiful and sophisticated clay pendant that can be turned into a necklace or key chain.
Sisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women by Jane LaTour, an activist in the Trade Union movement. The oral histories are of women who against considerable odds, have broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women’s work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male coworkers, and the institutionalized discrimination of employers and unions. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Join us for a meeting to plan the upcoming Spring book sale
Celebrate Earth Day at the library by making a recycled craft!
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions).
She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published 18 books, including: What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (Guernica Editions), The Place I Call Home and The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books), Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press), and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica). With her daughter Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.
When Former nurse Norma Bowe decided to teach a course on death at a college in New Jersey, she never expected it to be popular. But year after year students crowd into her classroom, and the reason is clear: Norma’s “death class” is really about how to make the most of what poet Mary Oliver famously called our “one wild and precious life.” Under the guise of discussions about last wills and last breaths and visits to cemeteries and crematoriums, Norma teaches her students to find grace in one another.
May 2014 Events
Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? “Springtime for Hitler.”Directed by Mel Brooks, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll.One hour, 51 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Create your own Perler bead key chain jewelry or hair clip. Perler beads fuse together when heated.
This film from Israel is about 18 year old Shira. Her dreams are about to come true with her engagement to the love of her life. Unexpectedly, Esther, her sister dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain that overwhelms the family postpones Shira’s promised match. When Shira’s mother finds out that her daughter’s widower may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira must choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Directed by Rama Burshtein, starring Hadas Yaron and Yiftach Klein. Hebrew. One hour, 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Memorial Day Weekend
Try out the hottest new nail art styles and designs.
Jill Stein is a psychotherapist and mother of two children living in Princeton, New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, West Branch, MacGuffin, Pearl, US1 Worksheets, Poets On, Nebraska Review, Rattle and Soujourner among others. She has received three NJ State Council on the Arts Grants for poetry. Steeplechase and her previous chapbook, Cautionary Tales, were published by Finishing Line Press. Ms. Stein is currently on the editorial staff of US 1 Worksheets. For the past ten years, she has experienced increasing mobility problems due to multiple sclerosis and has been incorporating this into her work.
Nancy Scott is the managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets, the journal of the U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative in New Jersey. She is also the author of six
collections of poetry: Down to the Quick; One Stands Guard, One Sleeps; A Siege of Raptors; Detours & Diversions; On Location (ekphrastic poems);and her most recent, Midwestern Memories.
June 2014 Events
The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher, so Butch and Sundance pack their guns and head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don’t speak Spanish – they’ll manage. A winner of four Academy Awards, here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest, funniest outlaws who ever called out “handsup!” Directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Operatic bass, Nicholas Hay will be performing a selection of arias and songs from operas and musicals. Soprano Amy Suznovich and Pianist Martin Neron will accompany him. Last year at the library he drew standing ovations for his performance. Nicholas has performed, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Rocco in Fidelio, Plutone in L’Orfeo, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Second Armed Man in The Magic Flute, Zuniga in Carmen, The Innkeeper in Manon, Ceprano in Rigoletto, La Guerre in Les Arts Florissant, and many others. Nicholas has studied Masetto in Don Giovanni, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Haley in L’Italiana in Algeri, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Don Fernando and Rocco in Fidelio, Silvano, Sam and Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera, Angelotti in Tosca, Ariodate in Serse, Talpa in Il Tabarro, Lord Valton in I Puritani, Capellio and Lorenzo in I Capuletti I Montecchi, The Speaker in The Magic Flute, and Le Comte Des Grieux in Manon to name a few. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Daniel Chazin, author of Hike of the Week: A Year of Hikes in the New York Metro Area, will give a talk and slide show presentation. Not only has he served on the board of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 30 years, he himself has completed several thousand hikes in New York and New Jersey. Learn about where to hike and enjoy the most beautiful spots in our own backyard!
July 2014 Events
The format will be a 45 minute slideshow/lecture, and the rest of the time will be questions and answers on your specific blog or in general on blogging. If you want to ask about your own blog, it would be helpful if you bring a laptop. Even if you came to a previous workshop, feel free to come to this one and ask new questions.Leora Wenger, the library webmaster, will get you started.