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July 2014 Events

 
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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Specials – Make and Play Parachutes

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:30 pm

Enjoy crafting your own parachute and then shoot it into the air! Please register.


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purple star for childrens eventNight Tales – Evening Story Time

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
 

Enjoy stories before bed time. Children can come in pajamas. For Children three to five years old.


summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, July 26, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, July 27, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventScience Series

For Children in Grades 2 - 5
Monday, July 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

Hagit Mano, biologist and early childhood specialist will explore the themes of simple machines, Fibonacci, sounds of music, and peculiar partners. The Highland park resident will combine the hands on science activities with books. Please register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children four to five years old
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:30 am

Listen to stories as you munch lunch! We will meet on the back lawn of the library. Please bring a bag lunch.Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

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red star for teens eventCandle Making For Teens

Crafts for Teens
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

Really spark a reaction by making your own candle in a recycled tin.

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green star for adult eventBarbara

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Set in 1980, the German film centers on a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to a small town from East Berlin as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Planning to flee, Barbara remains icy and withdrawn around her colleagues. Masterfully controlled and totally absorbing, this Cold War thriller expertly details the costs of telling and withholding the truth. German. Rated PG-13. One hour, 45 minutes.


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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Specials – Paper Cup Rocket Launchers

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:30 pm

What’s more fun than making paper cup rocket launchers! Registration is required.


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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventOpen Mic Night

For Musicians and Poets
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 pm

This is your chance to read a poem, sing a song, strum a guitar or show your talent with a musical instrument. All ages are invited. Sign up at 6:30 PM and the mic will open at 7:00 PM!


August 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Saturday, August 2, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

Teen Manga Club
Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Strory time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 11:30 am

Listen to stories as you munch lunch! We will meet on the back lawn of the library. Please bring a bag lunch.Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

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red star for teens eventMake a Bouncy Ball – Teen Craft

Teen Science Craft
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make your own bouncy ball out of everyday ingredients.

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green star for adult eventThe Hunt

The Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:30 pm

Lucas is a Kindergarten teacher who takes great care of his students. Unfortunately for him, young Klara has a run-away imagination and concocts a lie about her teacher. Before Lucas is even able to understand the consequences, he has become the outcast of the town. The hunt is on to prove his innocence before it’s taken from him for good. One hour, 55 minutes. Danish. Rated R.


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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Special – Whirligig Fun

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 3:30 pm

Make a whirligig and try it out! Registration is required.


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purple star for childrens eventNight Tales- Evening Story Time

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy stories before bed time. Children can come in pajamas. For Children three to five years old.


summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 9, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, August 10, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Two and Three Year Olds)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes for children two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children four to five years old
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:30 am

Listen to stories as you munch lunch! We will meet on the back lawn of the library. Please bring a bag lunch.Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventMeet the Robinsons

Schools Out for Summer Film Series
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 pm

Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. The wonderfully wacky Robinson family helps him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself. Rated PG. One hour, 35 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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green star for adult eventCaesar Must Die

The Friends of the Library International Film Series
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:30 pm

This Italian film melds narrative and documentary in a powerful drama-within-a-drama. Caesar Must Die follows the inmates in Rebibbia Prison in Italy as they audition and rehearse for the artistic challenge of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. One hour, 16 minutes.


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purple star for childrens eventMagic Show and Reading Club Finale

Magician Joe Fischer
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fantasy, illusion and amazing feats of magic with Joe Fischer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Library Closed

Saturday, August 16, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventPizza and Pages

Crafts For Teens
Monday, August 18, 2014, 7:00 pm

Eat pizza and talk about what you have been reading this summer!


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red star for teens eventCookie Decorating

Teen Craft
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

Decorate a science themed cookie to eat or take home!

Wadjda

green star for adult eventWadjda

The Friends of th Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6:30 pm

Wadjda is not only the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, it is the first feature length film made by a female Saudi director, Haifaa al-Moansaur. An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Rated PG. One hour, 38 minutes.


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green star for adult eventCommunity Blood Drive

Conducted by New Jersey Blood Services
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services will be conduction a blood drive from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the meeting room. if you are 18 years old and over, in good health, and weighing 110 or over you can donate blood. One in seven people entering the hospital will need blood. Our area needs about 2,000 people to donate each day. Please join us in helping to save lives. To find out more about donating blood call 800-933-2566. To make an appointment to donate blood call the library at 732-572-2750.


summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 23, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, August 24, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Wizard of Menlo Park

A Radio Live Play by Raconteur Radio
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Raconteur Radio Presents THE WIZARD OF MENLO PARK With Michael Jarmus, Thom Boyer, Laurence Mintz and Alex Dawson. Thomas Alva Edison reflects back upon his long, dynamic career as an inventor, scientist, and businessman, during which he opens an “invention factory” at Menlo Park, perfects the phonograph, and, with a Herculean trial-and-error effort, finally succeeds in inventing a practical electric light. Run time: 50 min. Theatrical lighting! Period Costumes! Vintage commercials. Extensive Sound Effects!
Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of classic and original radio plays for live audiences throughout the Tri-state area. This Raconteur Radio’s fourth production at the library. They have already charmed audiences with The War of the Worlds, The Great Gatsby and The Wizard of Oz. This performance is being sponsored by the Friends of the library.


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Library Closed

Saturday, August 30, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Sunday, August 31, 2014
 

Labor Day Weekend


September 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Monday, September 1, 2014
 

Labor Day


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green star for adult eventKlute (1971)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:30 pm

Six months after his best friend has unaccountably disappeared and nobody official has been able to find him, John Klute, a small town cop, sets out for New York City. He questions Bree Daniels, a call girl to whom the missing man has allegedly written obscene letters and who holds the only possible clues to his disappearance. Directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert knoll. One hour, 54 minutes. Rated R. ** Recommended for adults only.


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green star for adult eventThe Death Class: A True Story About Life

Author Talk with Norma Bowe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

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.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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green star for adult eventPoet Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of America’s premier poets and critics. She is author of fifteen poetry collections, including The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011 and the Book of Seventy. She has received the Patterson Poetry Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. Ostriker is professor emerita of English at Rutgers university and teaches in a low-residency MFA program at Drew University. The Poetry Night Series if sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


October 2014 Events

 
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green star for adult eventChinatown (1974)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water.If he doesn’t drop the case at once he faces legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy. Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Two hours, 11 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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green star for adult eventPoet Jim Habba

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

James Haba came to New Jersey from the Pacific Northwest over twenty years ago and is now an associate professor of English at Glassboro State College and Poetry Coordinator for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. At Glassboro he produced in 1985 and 1986 a year- long program of readings and lectures, New Jersey: Heartland of American Poetry. He also designed and coordinated all six biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festivals, the largest in North America, held at Waterloo Village. James Haba was Series and Poetry Consultant with Bill Moyers for the sixteen hours of national PBS television programs which came out of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festivals: The Power of the Word (1989 Emmy Award), A Life Together: Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon (1993 Emmy Award), Poet Laureate: Rita Dove (1994), and The Language of Life (1995). An open mic will follow his reading.


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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventNew Jersey: Innovation State

Celebrating 350 Years of New Jersey History
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

Paul Israel, director and editor of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University, will trace the history of New Jersey, as the Innovation State. Beginning with scientific thinkers such as Thomas Edison, Dr. Israel will trace the state’s history of inventors and why so many thrived here. The 50 minute talk and Q and A will also include two Highland Park Nobel Prize winners, Arno Allan Penzias of Bell Labs and Selman Abraham Waksman of Rutgers University. Penzias, a physicist and radio astronomer, discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation that helped establish the Big Bang Theory. Waksman and members of his laboratory isolated Streptomycin and then discovered several life saving antibiotics at Rutgers University. Dr. Israel will also explore why institutions such as Bell Labs and Rutgers University provided such perfect fertile ground for scientific innovation in New Jersey.


November 2014 Events

 
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green star for adult eventMemories of Kristallnacht – More Than Broken Glass

Selected and Introduced by Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

This documentary film combines photographs and first hand interviews with witnesses of the Night of Broken Glass on the eve of November 9, 1938. Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, author of The Holocaust As Seen Through Film will introduce and lead a discussion about the film. Rabbi Rosenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El of Edison.


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green star for adult eventThe Candidate (1972)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It’s agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he’s in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change. Directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle. One hour, 45 minutes. Rated PG. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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green star for adult eventPoet George Witte

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

George Witte is the author of two collections of poems, Deniability (Orchises, 2009) and The Apparitioners (Three Rail Press, 2005). One of his poems was selected for Best American Poetry 2007. His poems have been published The Atlantic, Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, and others. He was awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize for a group of poems, and received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. For twenty four years he has worked at St. Martin’s Press, as an editor, as the publisher of Picador USA, and now as editor in chief.
Adam Kirsch in a review of Deniablility said of George, “Like a Frost of the suburbs, Mr. Witte regards the domisticated landscape he inhabits with an unsettling lucidity, which gives everything he sees, a beehive, a scenic overlook, – the aspect of parable or a warning.” An open mic follows the reading.


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Library Closed

Saturday, November 29, 2014
 

December 2014 Events

 
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green star for adult eventThree Days of Condor (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Holly's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30 pm

Robert Redford stars as CIA Agent Joe Turner. Code name: Condor. When his entire office is massacred, Turner goes on the run from his enemies. After reporting the murders to his superiors, the organization wants to bring Condor in – but somebody is trying to take him out. In his frantic hunt for answers, and in a desperate run for his life, every twist leads Condor to the end of his nerves… and will take you to the edge of your seat. Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Robert Redford and Fay Dunaway. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

January 2015 Events

 
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Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
 
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