December 2014 Events
Make your own party hat to wear when you welcome in the New Year!
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.
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
Do Everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!
Learn this simple knitting technique and make your own chunky knit scarf without any needles!
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.
Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!
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.
Make a miniature decorative snow globe to hang on your fridge.
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.
Celebrate National Puzzle Day at the library by putting together puzzles and playing puzzle games!
February 2015 Events
Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!
Try out some X-Box Kinect games!
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.
Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!
Make a cute Valentine card to give to someone special.
Make a cute felt tissue holder to help you through all those winter colds.
At this very sweet program, compete against your friends in M&M sorting, Name the Candy Bar, and Oreo snacking!
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
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.
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.
April 2015 Events
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.
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.
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
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.