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September 2014 Events

 
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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.


The Fault in Our Stars movie

red star for teens eventThe Fault In Our Stars (2014)

After School Teen Movie
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Watch the hit new movie based on the bestselling teen novel and be sure to bring tissues! Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Rated PG-13. Two hours, 6 minutes.

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventOpen Mic Night

For Musicians and Poets
Thursday, September 18, 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!


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, September 21, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


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red star for teens eventAutumn Craft

Crafts For Teens
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the start of fall by making an autumn themed craft!

Ostriker

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.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, September 27, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

The Past movie

green star for adult eventThe Past (2013)

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

The Past is a 2013 French-Italian-Iranian drama directed by Asghar Farhadi. It was nominated for the Palmi d’Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in France after four years to meet his (soon-to-be) ex-wife Marie and her daughters from her previous marriage. She is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose wife is in a coma. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


October 2014 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, October 5, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventKeys to Selecting the Right College

For Teens and their Parents
Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 pm

In this college talk for high school students and their parents, Rana Slosberg of Slosbrg College Solutions LLC will talk about what to do before building a college list. She will also talk about the top 10 things colleges are looking for in an applicant and the five most important areas to explore on your college visit.


Chinatown

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.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, October 11, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Columbus Day
Monday, October 13, 2014

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red star for teens eventDuct Tape Craft

Teen Craft
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

Make a cool creation using duct tape!


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:15 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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green star for adult eventPhoto Tips for Great Pics: Camera Workshop

with Walter Choroszewski
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

Well know photographer Walter Choroszewski brings his expertise and humor to this informal Back To Basics photo class. Instead of clicking the auto button, learn about how to select ISO, f-stops, aperture shutter, speeds, lighting and composition. Lenses, depth of field and angle of coverage will also be discussed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, October 19, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventGaming Afternoon for Teens

For Teens
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out some games on XBox Kinect.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:15 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months. Registration is required.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, October 25, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventMozart for 2, 3, 4 and 5

An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

Marjorie Selden (viola and violin), Laurie Cascante cello), Ruth Och (cello), Alisa Seavey (viola), Dezheng Ping (violin), Shannon Merlino (violin), and Jill Crawford (flute) will perform selections from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the larger than life Classical Era composer of chamber and symphonic music. All of the musicians are on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory and perform in many different groups. The performance will include a duo for Violin and viola, a trio of violin, viola, and cello, a flute quartet and a string quintet. Hence the the title of the concert, Mozart for 2,3,4 and 5! The concert is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 am

Art, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 2-3 years accompanied by an adult. Please register.

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

poetry

green star for adult eventPoet Jim Haba

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

As the founding Poetry Director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Jim Haba created and developed the Foundation’s biennial Poetry Festival and its extensive Poetry in the Schools Program (1986-2008). He also contributed to many NPR and PBS programs focused on early Festivals, including three major PBS series with Bill Moyers. In 1995 he edited the best-selling book The Language of Life, which accompanied two of these series. His work on behalf of the poetry community earned him The Elizabeth Kray Award from Poets House in 2000 and The Paterson Literary Review Award, for lifetime service to literature, in 2011. His own poems earned him a New Poets of the Delaware Valley award (1984) and a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (1985). His chapbooks Thirty-One Poems and Love Poems appeared in 2006. Samples of his work as a visual artist can be seen on his website: www.jimhaba.com. He shares a studio in Hillsborough, New Jersey with his wife, Erica Barton Haba. In 2013 they mounted joint shows of their work at Passaic County College in Paterson and at Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art in Newark. And in 2014 at the Rowan University Art Gallery. An open mic will follow his reading.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 12 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:15 am

Songs, Rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6 through 23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


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red star for teens eventTeen Craft – Mini Pumpkin Decorating

Teen Craft
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the season and decorate and make your own one of a kind mini pumpkin.

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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

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, November 2, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:30 am

Art, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 2-3 years accompanied by an adult. Please register.

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00 pm

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


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Library Closed

Election Day
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:15 am

Songs, rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6 through 23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


Mr Peabody and Sherman

purple star for childrens eventMr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

Holiday Break Film Series
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1:00 pm

In this animated adventure, we time travel with an advanced canine and his adopted son as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Rated PG. One hour, 32 minutes.

Day after Kristallnacht

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.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, November 8, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Monday, November 10, 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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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Do Everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


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Library Closed

Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:15 am

Songs, Rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6through 24 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


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red star for teens eventCork Coaster Craft

For Teens
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

Paint your own set of beautiful handmade cork coasters or wall art.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, November 16, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Monday, November 17, 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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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

Teen Manga Club
Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 pm

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


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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

New Games on X-Box Kinect
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out some X-Box Kinect games!

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red star for teens eventGaming Afternoon

For Teens
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Hang out after school and try out some games on the Xbox Kinect!

The Candidate

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.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:15 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months. Registration is required.


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Divergent (2014)

After School at the Movies for Teens
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

Based on the bestselling teen novel, the film takes place in a world divided by factions based on virtues. Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 19 minutes.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, November 22, 2014
 

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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 has published three books of poems: Does She Have a Name? (NYQ Books, 2014), Deniability (Orchises Press, 2009), and The Apparitioners (Orchises Press, 2005). His work has been widely published in magazines and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Vocabula Bound 2, Old Flame, and the forthcoming book Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, edited by Joel Allegretti and published by Poets Wear Prada. He works as the editor in chief of St. Martin’s Press and lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey. An open mic follows the reading.


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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme

For the Youngest Patrons
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:15 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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Library Closed

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Library Closed

Day After Thanksgiving
Friday, November 28, 2014

Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, November 30, 2014
 

December 2014 Events

 
Three Days of the Condor

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.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:15 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, December 6, 2014
 

Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, December 14, 2014
 

Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, December 20, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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Library Closed

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, December 28, 2014
 

January 2015 Events

 
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Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
 
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