September 2015 Events
Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! Watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!
This program is devoted to the remarkable, but little known accomplishments made by women, both North and South.
It covers their heroic role as volunteers, nurses, spies, and combatants in an age when women were expected to stay at home. These incredible women defied the culture of their time, surpassed all expectations and received little historical notice. Civil War lecturer Martin Mosho,a former instructor from Mercer Community College will present an hour long program that will include photos from the Civil War era.
Artist Bo Jordan and WILL, Writers in League with Libraries, are hosting an Art and Book Reception on Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Highland Park Public Library. Jordan’s impressionistic paintings will be on display in the library from September 9 through September 30.
Ed Romond is the author of “Home Fire” (Belle Mead Press, 1993), “Dream Teaching” (Grayson Books, 2005) and two chapbooks: “Macaroon” (1997) and “Blue Mountain Time: New and Selected Poems about Baseball” (2002). His poems have appeared in such journals as The Sun, Rockhurst Review, Poet Lore, English Journal, Barrow Street, Spitball, Lake Effect, Zone 3, New Letters, Coal City Review and many others.
October 2015 Events
The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel.They have had their summer cottage since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea–whom they haven’t seen for years–feels she must be there for Norman’s birthday. She and her fiance are on the way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up her fiance’s son. When she returns, Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last? Directed by Mark Rydell, and starring Henry Fonda,Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda. Rated PG. One hour, 49 minutes. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Tsu Fil Duvids, Yiddish for “Too many Daves”, is a klezmer ensemble based in Central NJ. The ensemble is comprised of David Schlossberg on piano, Dave Goldfarb on clarinet, Dave Schiff on Bass, Rob (Dave) Lowe on violin, Asher (Dave) Siebert on trumpet, Bill (Dave) Selden on accordion, Richard (Dave) Buchbinder on melodica and keyboards, and Beverly (Davida) Novick on drums. Tsu Fil Duvids has performed throughout New York and Phillidelphia and many spots in between including synagogues, community centers, weddings and theaters. In New Brunswick they played at the Crossroads Theater and in Monroe at the Marasco Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Jane Rawlings’ career as a poet began with her work as an Archivist at a Nineteenth Century House Museum in New Jersey and as a teacher. She writes and lectures on women’s history and her poems have been widely published. Her most ambitious work is The Penelopeia, a novel in verse, which follows the journey of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus. After the return of her husband from his famous fictional journey, chronicled in Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope takes off and so does Jane Rawlings! Publishers Weekly called The Penelopeia, “vibrant fiction, bringing to life the female figures who played a pivotal role in one of the seminal works of world literature.” The poetry series is sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Brought back by popular demand, Jim Haba is conducting a fourth poetry writing workshop on the first day of spring! 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.
November 2015 Events
BJ Ward, an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have been featured on National Public Radio and in publications such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Sun Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, The Normal School, and the New York Times, has brought together in one volume poems from over a twenty year span. A rich collection of thoughtful and often ironic reflections that reveal both the reverence and irreverence of human experience, Jackleg Opera contains the material from his three previous books as well as thirty-five new poems. Book signing and refreshments follow the reading.Sponsored by the friends of the Library.