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December 2014 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, December 20, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventMake a New Year’s Eve Hat

Teen Craft
Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:00 pm

Make your own party hat to wear when you welcome in the New Year!

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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purple star for childrens eventHow to Train Your Dragon 2

Winter School Break Celebration Movie
Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:30 pm

Astrid, Snotlout, and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races. Meanwhile Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of an ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.


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Library Closed

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014

Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, December 28, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSixth Annual Spook Handy Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

The whole family is invited to a Spook Handy Folk Concert that is being held during the winter holiday break. Spook Handy’s Tales From The Road lifts your spirits with sing a longs that every family member can enjoy. His travels through the byways of America fuel his music.


January 2015 Events

 
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New Years Day

Library Closed
Thursday, January 1, 2015

Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 3, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, January 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

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


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red star for teens eventArm knitting (Look Ma, No Knitting Needles)

Teen Craft
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 3:00 pm

Learn this simple knitting technique and make your own chunky knit scarf without any needles!

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green star for adult eventCabaret (1972)

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

In 1931 Berlin, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York). Despite Brian’s confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. Directed by Bob Fosse and also starring Joel Grey. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Rated PG. One hour, 59 minutes.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, January 11, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, January 12, 2015, 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 eventGraphically Speaking

Teen Graphic Novel Discussion Club
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:00 pm

Join our brand new graphic discussion club! Talk about Raina Telgemeier’s graphic memoirs, Smile and Sisters. Pizza too! Please register to guarantee a slice of pizza.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 17, 2015
 

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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Library Closed
Monday, January 19, 2015

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red star for teens eventTeen Mini Magnetic Snow Globe

Teen Craft
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a miniature decorative snow globe to hang on your fridge.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, January 25, 2015
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
 

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green star for adult eventReScheduled Blood Drive

Conducted by New Jersey Blood Services
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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.


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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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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!


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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!

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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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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!


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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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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.


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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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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.


March 2015 Events

 
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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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 (Michaƫl 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.


April 2015 Events

 
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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.


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.

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