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January 2015 Events

 
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red star for teens eventNational Puzzle Day

For Teens
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 pm

Celebrate National Puzzle Day at the library by putting together puzzles and playing puzzle games!


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 31, 2015
 

February 2015 Events

 
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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Monday, February 2, 2015, 4:00 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

Teen Manga Club
Monday, February 2, 2015, 7:00 pm

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


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive with rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

space duel

red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

New Games on X-Box Kinect
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 3:00 pm

Try out some X-Box Kinect games!

The Conversation -film

green star for adult eventThe Conversation (1974)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:30 pm

Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide (Harrison Ford) to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan (John Cazale) manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case, Caul becomes obsessed with the recording, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who with a minimum of physical violence on screen, psychologically creates one of them most terrifying film climaxes ever. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Rated PG. One hour, 53 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 10:30 am

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second Grade
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Please register.


space duel

purple star for childrens eventGame Day for Grades Three-Five

After School Specials for Older Kids
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

Try out games on X-Box Kinect. Refreshments too.

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purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children to Practice their Reading
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


poetry pen

green star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop with Jim Haba

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1:00 pm

Brought back by popular demand, Jim Haba is conducting a second poetry writing workshop this winter. If you attended the first, please bring your poetry packets with you. At this session there will be an opportunity to write short pieces. New poets are invited to join the workshop! 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. To register for the poetry writing workshop call 732-572-2750 or go to the front desk.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, February 8, 2015
 

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Monday, February 9, 2015, 4:00 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Monday, February 9, 2015, 7:00 pm

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


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months. Registration is required.

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red star for teens eventMake a Valentine

Teen Craft
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a cute Valentine card to give to someone special.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:30 am

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

book benders

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second Grades
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:00 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Please register.


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Lincoln’s Birthday

Library Closed
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, February 14, 2015
 

Mr. Ray concert

purple star for childrens eventMr. Ray Concert

Children's Concert
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 pm

For decades Mr Ray has been making crowds of children and their families dance and sing to his original rock tunes. He is a performer who will make you want to dance! Join us for a winter concert that will warm you up. Bill Board Magazine selected Mr. Ray (Ray Anderson) 2013’s 10th Best Selling Kids Artist. The Highland Park musician has been performing for children since 1994 and has won many awards for his rich rock style. Mr. Ray started his rock career back in the 1980’s when he was a member of Asbury Park’s Stone Pony house band, “Cats on a Smooth Surface”. In Asbury Park he played with Bruce Springstein. Later he toured with Meat Loaf and Bon Jovi with his own band, “Blue Van Gogh”. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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President’s Day

Library Closed
Monday, February 16, 2015

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventYoung Artist Program Trio

Mason Gross Extension Program Students and Faculty
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7:00 pm

Students and faculty from the Mason Gross Extension program will perform a concert in the meeting room. Light refreshments.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:30 am

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 4:00 pm

Stories, creative drama, art activities for children in kindergarten through second grade. Please register.


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red star for teens eventFelt Tissue Holder

Teen Craft
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a cute felt tissue holder to help you through all those winter colds.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

dog

green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer!

Basic Training 101 with Kris Collins
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 pm

Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, has owned three dogs throughout his life and animal behavior has always been a main interest, as well as his general love for animals. His 45 minute talk will help you to create an environment where your dog will want to do what you teach them. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College.He is a private trainer and also conducts dog training classes at Petco. “What I aim to do is train the dog and teach the human. Not just train the dog to know a few human words, but train then to enjoy performing the words on command as well as create a desire within them to want to learn more human commands. I aim to teach the human how to make the process fun and realistic for them and their pet, and also teach them how to continue training their dog into the future. So in short, I try to teach long term engagement between dog and human.” This talk is only for humans!


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, February 22, 2015
 

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to five Years
Monday, February 23, 2015, 4:00 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months. Registration is required.

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red star for teens eventChocolate Olympics

Teen Program
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 3:00 pm

At this very sweet program, compete against your friends in M&M sorting, Name the Candy Bar, and Oreo snacking!


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 10:30 am

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

read books with librarian

purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Second
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:00 pm

Stories, creative drama, art activities for children in kindergarten through second grade. Please register.


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purple star for childrens eventPerler Beads Craft for Grades Three-Five

Thursday Specials fo Older Kids
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make an original creation with popular Perler Beads. Refreshments too!

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

kind strangers band

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventKind Strangers Band

Bluegrass Concert
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

Kind Strangers, who are a group of Highland Park neighbors and friends, is marked by authentic Bluegrass harmonies, driving banjo rolls, and a fiddler who, at the age of fifteen, has already played Carnegie Hall. Songs range from old-time bluegrass and country, to the band’s specialty: “bluegrassified” rock and pop songs made accessible by transitioning them to the classic bluegrass style. Jonathan Austin, who is pursuing a degree in music, provides the steady bass line that holds these songs together, while engineer Phil Wilson livens up each tune with his banjo picking and vocals. Dan O’Donnell, who once shared the stage with John Hartford, among others, plays guitar and sings while his son, Keith, provides vocals and the fiddle leads that have helped make this band renowned. Vocalist Lara Arp crowns each song, providing layered, intricate harmony that shines a new light on virtually any tune. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, February 28, 2015
 

March 2015 Events

 
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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Four - Five Year Old Children
Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 12 through 24 Months Old
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through songs, Rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6 through 23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Jaws

green star for adult eventJaws (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 pm

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Oceanographer Matt Hooper (Richard Drefuss) and grizzled Ship Captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man verses nature. Directed by Steven Spielberg in his first major film. Selected and introduced by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG. Two hours and 4 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for Two and Three year olds
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 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 eventWishing Wands – Craft for Grades Three-Five

Thursday Specials fo Older Kids
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a Wishing Wand and enjoy refreshments.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle

For Grade School Children
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, March 8, 2015
 

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Story Time for Four-Five year olds
Monday, March 9, 2015, 4:00 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 10:30 am

Mother Goose comes alive through songs, rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6 through 23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:30 am

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


Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, March 14, 2015
 

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:00 pm

Story time for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventOnly In America

Scenes from a Play
Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:00 pm

Studio J Theater, a theater group for ages 7-17, will be performing a few scenes from their new production, Only in America, which will be performed in its entirety on Sunday, March 29 at 5:00 PM at the Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emet. Written by Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence, and directed by Stacy Gleenblatt, the play is based on the real story about a New York Jew who moves to North Carolina in the 1950s to write and distribute a newspaper. The story follows his plight to befriend the community and help them to integrate the schools. Humor and wit helps explore social justice and forgiveness between people.


le chef

green star for adult eventLe Chef (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 pm

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier), the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant. Desperate to cling to his status as a Three Star chef Lagarde teams up with Jacky and together they try to find the balance between tradition and trend, as well as between family life and food obsession. Rated PG-13. One hour, 24 minutes.


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purple star for childrens eventLego Day for Grades Three-Five

Thursday Specials fo Older Kids
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon dedicated to Lego fun and refreshments!


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, March 22, 2015
 

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green star for adult eventPoetry Night with Norman Stock

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:30 pm

Norman Stock is the author of two books of poetry: Pickled Dreams Naked (NYQ Books, 2010) and Buying Breakfast For My Kamikaze Pilot(Gibbs Smith, 1994, winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest). His poems have appeared in The New Republic, College English The New York Quarterly, Verse, The New England Review, Denver Quarterly, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies and textbooks. The recipient of awards from the Writer’s Voice, Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egan Writers Exchange, the Bennington Writing Workshops, and the Tanne Foundation, he has also been a Bread Loaf fellow, a Sewanee scholar, and a finalist for Poet Laureate of Queens. Formerly the Acquisitions Librarian at Montclair State University, from which he retired in 2005, he lives with his wife, Lydia Chang, a clinical psychotherapist, in Jackson Heights New York.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, March 28, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventCommunity Blood Drive

In the Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:00 pm

New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving summer blood drive at the library. Anyone in good health, 17 years and older, weighing at least 110 pounds can help save lives. This blood drive will help patients during the summer period when there are shortages. To register please call 732-572-2750.

The blood drive will run from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


April 2015 Events

 
manhattan

green star for adult eventManhattan (1979)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:30 pm

Director Woody Allen stars as a frustrated television writer Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of his best friend, might make a better couple. Director Woody Allen stars as a frustrated television writer Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of his best friend, might make a better couple. Woody Allen directed this film that was nominated for two Academy Awards. Black and white photography and the music of George Gershwin highlight and enhance the Manhattan setting. Rated R. One hour, 36 minutes. Selection and introduction by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Ida

green star for adult eventIda (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 pm

Poland 1962. On the eve of her vows, 18 year old Anna meets her estranged Aunt Wanda, a cynical Communist judge who shocks the naive Anna with a stunning revelation: Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Ida and Wanda embark on a revelatory journey to their old family house to discover the fate of Ida’s birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation. This film from Poland is directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) and photographed in stunning black and white. Ida is a vital and cinematic evocation of postwar Poland and an intensely personal tale of moral and spiritual awakening. PG-13. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Day after Kristallnacht

green star for adult eventHolocaust Remembrance Day

A Program with Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 pm

Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, who has been one of the pioneering voices for Holocaust and Genocide Education, offers an insightful presentation rich with new perspectives. Working in the Jewish and secular communities, he has been fighting for human rights, respectful Holocaust commemoration and preventing genocide.As a professor of communications at Yeshiva University and a part-time lecturer in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University, he has trained thousands of students to go out into the world and deliver their messages with clarity and coherence. Dr. Rabbi Rosenberg is author of The Holocaust As Seen Through Film and the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El of Edison.


Wanda Praisner

green star for adult eventPoetry Night Series – Wanda S. Praisner

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

Wanda S. Praisner, a poet in residence for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, has published three collections of poems, Where the Dead Are (2013), On the Bittersweet Avenues of Pomona (2006), and A Fine and Bitter Snow (2003). She has been a featured reader at the Governor’s Conference on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Her work appears in Confrontation, Lullwater Review, New York Magazine and Slant. An open mic and book signing will follow the reading.


Lunchbox

green star for adult eventLunchbox (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm

This romantic Hindi film is the first directed and written by Ritesh Batra and is one of the most successful foreign films released to the United States in 2014. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their unexpected friendship. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan, become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. Rated PG. One hour, 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


May 2015 Events

 
Dog Day Afternoon

green star for adult eventDog Day Afternoon (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 pm

Based on a true story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day when two optimistic losers, the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal, attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank. Directed by Sidney Lumet, Starring Al Pacino and Jon Cazale. Rated R. Two hours and 4 minutes. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


poetry pen

green star for adult eventPoetry Night with Samuel R. Friedman

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:30 pm

Samuel R. Friedman, Ph.D. (sociology) is a Senior Research Fellow and the Director of the Social Theory Core in the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., New York City. Other appointments include Senior Research Associate at the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University. He is also a poet and most recently published Murders Most Foul: Poems Against War by a World Trade Center Survivor(2005: Published by Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War) Sam is also a member of the Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War. He began his movement activities in 1959 in the Civil Rights movement and has continued as an activist leading the successful union organizing campaign in his workplace. His activism has also led him to the writing of poems. “Unlike musicians and mathematicians, great poets are not born but made, and the work defeats many. Talent isn’t enough, nor is skill with language, nor are high themes and noble thoughts. The great poet is the one who can successfully create himself as a poet by imagining a poetic character, growing into it despite setbacks, then waiting in that character for his subject to discover him.”

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