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April 2014 Events

 
Sisters in the Brotherhoods

green star for adult eventSisters in the Brotherhood: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City

An Author Talk with Jane Latour
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm

Sisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women by Jane Latour, an activist in the Trade Union movement. The oral histories are of women who against considerable odds, have broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women’s work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male coworkers, and the institutionalized discrimination of employers and unions. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Friends of the Library Meeting

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm
 

Join us for a meeting to plan the upcoming Spring book sale


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Library Closed

Friday, April 18, 2014
 

Good Friday


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Library Closed

Sunday, April 20, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventEarth Day Craft

Teen Craft
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the library by making a recycled craft!

Maria Gillan

green star for adult eventMaria Mazziotti Gillan

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions).
She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published 18 books, including: What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (Guernica Editions), The Place I Call Home and The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books), Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press), and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica). With her daughter Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.


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purple star for childrens eventEarth Day Project

For Children in Kindergarten - Third Grade
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with stories, games and a craft.


Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Children in grades kindergarten through second grade can practice their reading with Belle. Sign up for 10-15 minute sessions. Priority will be given to those readers who never participated but please sign up if you have read to Belle before as there are often times we substitute when readers are absent.


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Library Closed

Saturday, April 26, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:15 am

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

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:00 am

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

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red star for teens eventGaming Afternoon for Teens

For Children
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out some games on XBox Kinect.

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green star for adult eventThe Death Class: A True Story About Life

Author Talk with Norma Bowe
Tuesday, April 29, 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.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children four to five years old
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:30 pm

Please join us for stories, art projects, and creative drama targeting books for children four through five years old. Please register.


May 2014 Events

 
Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle

For Beginning Readers
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

Children in grades kindergarten through second grade can practice their reading with Belle. Sign up for 10-15 minute sessions. Priority will be given to those readers who never participated but please sign up if you have read to Belle before as there are often times we substitute when readers are absent.

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green star for adult eventChildbirth Education Series – Session Three

Stages of Labor
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm

Learn about the stages of Labor and what to expect. What are your choices? Did you know your brainwaves slow down during labor contributing to the trance like state known as “laborland” many women experience during labor? During this 2 hour session, designed for pregnant women, we will discuss what happens to your body and your mind during labor. Jamie Barber is a labor doula and childbirth educator. She has been trained through CAPPA and Birthing From Within. This is part three of a four part series, Childbirth Education Series. You can register for all four or just the sessions you want to attend.


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Library Closed

Sunday, May 4, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For toddlers 6 - 23 months
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 10:15 am

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

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:00 am

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

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purple star for childrens eventAfter School Special

For children in Kindergarten- Fifth Grade
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 3:30 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama. Please register.

The Producers

green star for adult eventThe Producers (1968)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? “Springtime for Hitler.”Directed by Mel Brooks, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll.One hour, 51 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 3:30 pm

Please join us for stories, art projects, and creative drama targeting books for children four through five years old. Please register.


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red star for teens eventMother’s Day Gift Making

Teen Craft
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm

Make a gift for Mom!

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purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children to Practice their Reading
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Children in grades kindergarten through second grade can practice their reading with Belle. Sign up for 10-15 minute sessions. Priority will be given to those readers who never participated but please sign up if you have read to Belle before as there are often times we substitute when readers are absent.

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green star for adult eventChildbirth Education Series – Session Four

Support During Labor
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

The last in a four part Childbirth Education Series, this session is designed for pregnant women and their partners. We will discuss ways a partner might support a woman during the last few weeks of pregnancy, labor, and immediate post-partum. We will discuss (and try out) a number of techniques often used by doulas (professional labor support person) such as—massage, aromatherapy, walking, swaying, and verbal encouragement. Pregnant women may of course attend this session alone but are encouraged to bring along one potential labor support person (husband, partner, mother, friend). Please register for this session.


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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventGardening at the Library

For All Ages
Friday, May 9, 2014, 3:30 pm

Join us when we plant our community vegetable garden again with Meredith Carman, parent and master gardener. Be prepared to get dirty. For grade school children and teens.


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Library Closed

Saturday, May 10, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFriends of the Library Book Sale

Books For All Ages
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 17 and May 18 from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir.


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Library Closed

Sunday, May 18, 2014
 
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventFriends of the Library Book Sale

Books For All Ages
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9:00 am

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 17 and May 18 from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 12 through 24 Months Old
Tuesday, May 20, 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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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, May 20, 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 eventPerler Bead Craft

A Craft for Teens
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

Create your own Perler bead key chain jewelry or hair clip. Perler beads fuse together when heated.

Fill the Void

green star for adult eventFill the Void (2012)

International Film Festival
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

This film from Israel is about 18 year old Shira. Her dreams are about to come true with her engagement to the love of her life. Unexpectedly, Esther, her sister dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain that overwhelms the family postpones Shira’s promised match. When Shira’s mother finds out that her daughter’s widower may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira must choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Directed by Rama Burshtein, starring Hadas Yaron and Yiftach Klein. Hebrew. One hour, 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children four to five years old
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 3:30 pm

Please join us for stories, art projects, and creative drama targeting books for children four through five years old. Please register.


Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Children in grades kindergarten through second grade can practice their reading with Belle. Sign up for 10-15 minute sessions. Priority will be given to those readers who never participated but please sign up if you have read to Belle before as there are often times we substitute when readers are absent.


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Library Closed

Saturday, May 24, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Sunday, May 25, 2014
 

Memorial Day Weekend


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Library Closed

Monday, May 26, 2014
 

Memorial Day


book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Tuesday, May 27, 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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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, May 27, 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 eventNail Art

Teen Craft
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out the hottest new nail art styles and designs.

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green star for adult eventTwo Poets: Nancy Scott and Jill Stein

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7:30 pm

Jill Stein is a psychotherapist and mother of two children living in Princeton, New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, West Branch, MacGuffin, Pearl, US1 Worksheets, Poets On, Nebraska Review, Rattle and Soujourner among others. She has received three NJ State Council on the Arts Grants for poetry. Steeplechase and her previous chapbook, Cautionary Tales, were published by Finishing Line Press. Ms. Stein is currently on the editorial staff of US 1 Worksheets. For the past ten years, she has experienced increasing mobility problems due to multiple sclerosis and has been incorporating this into her work.
Nancy Scott is the managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets, the journal of the U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative in New Jersey. She is also the author of six
collections of poetry: Down to the Quick; One Stands Guard, One Sleeps; A Siege of Raptors; Detours & Diversions; On Location (ekphrastic poems);and her most recent, Midwestern Memories.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

Please join us for stories, art projects, and creative drama targeting books for children four through five years old. Please register.


Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Children in grades kindergarten through second grade can practice their reading with Belle. Sign up for 10-15 minute sessions. Priority will be given to those readers who never participated but please sign up if you have read to Belle before as there are often times we substitute when readers are absent.


June 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Sunday, June 1, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Fifth Grade
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 3:30 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

green star for adult eventButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher, so Butch and Sundance pack their guns and head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don’t speak Spanish – they’ll manage. A winner of four Academy Awards, here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest, funniest outlaws who ever called out “handsup!” Directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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green star for adult eventAn Evening With Operatic Bass Nicholas Hay and Coloratura Amy Jean Suznovich

Mystifying Nature, Emotions & Vocal Extremes
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 pm

Operatic bass, Nicholas Hay and Soprano Amy Suznovich will be performing a selection of arias and songs from operas and musicals. Pianist Martin Neron will accompany Them
Nicholas Hay
Last year at the library he drew standing ovations for his performance. Nicholas has performed, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Rocco in Fidelio, Plutone in L’Orfeo, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Second Armed Man in The Magic Flute, Zuniga in Carmen, The Innkeeper in Manon, Ceprano in Rigoletto, La Guerre in Les Arts Florissant, and many others. Nicholas has studied Masetto in Don Giovanni, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Haley in L’Italiana in Algeri, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Don Fernando and Rocco in Fidelio, Silvano, Sam and Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera, Angelotti in Tosca, Ariodate in Serse, Talpa in Il Tabarro, Lord Valton in I Puritani, Capellio and Lorenzo in I Capuletti I Montecchi, The Speaker in The Magic Flute, and Le Comte Des Grieux in Manon to name a few. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Amy Jean Suzovich
Coloratura Amy Jean Suznovich, noted for her “impressive vocal range,” was recently nominated for the Main Street Theatre Awards for Best Leading Actress, for her portrayal of Cunegonde in Candide and Best Female Solo for her performance of Glitter and Be Gay. This summer, Amy originated the role of Frenchie in A Night in the Wilde Wild West with the Baroque Orchestra of NJ and performed Azerbaijani arias at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Past performances include: Angelica in Handel’s Orlando, Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda, Gilda in Rigoletto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Rosalina in Giordano’s Il Re, Stepsister #2 in Warren Martin’s True Story of Cinderella, Voce del cielo in Don Carlo and Fiametta/Casilda (cover) in Gondoliers. She has performed with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Queens Opera (NJ), Opera Siena, and Main Street Theatre, among others. Amy performs regularly with The Opera Project, and has performed several concerts in Germany during the summers 2008-2013.


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Library Closed

Saturday, June 7, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventKlezmer Concert with Tsu Fil Duvids (Too Many Dave’s)

Sunday Afternoon Klezmer Concert
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 3:00 pm

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.


hiking in Washington Valley, NJ

green star for adult eventFind the Best Hiking Trails in New York and New Jersey

Slide Show and Author Talk
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Daniel Chazin, author of Hike of the Week: A Year of Hikes in the New York Metro Area, will give a talk and slide show presentation. Not only has he served on the board of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 30 years, he himself has completed several thousand hikes in New York and New Jersey. Learn about where to hike and enjoy the most beautiful spots in our own backyard!


Belle

purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00 pm

Children in grades kindergarten through second grade can practice their reading with Belle. Sign up for 10-15 minute sessions. Priority will be given to those readers who never participated but please sign up if you have read to Belle before as there are often times we substitute when readers are absent.


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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventSaturday Afternoon Concert – Classical Music and Popular Songs

Pianist Abraham Alinea
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2:00 pm

Abraham Alinea, born 17 July 1996, is a pianist from Parlin, New Jersey. While in the sixth grade, with no previous significant musical education, he became fascinated with the piano and classical music. With no formal training, he developed his own musical abilities. He has studied various periods of music. In June of this year, he will have graduated from Bishop George Ahr High School. Abraham has been accepted to the Manhattan School of Music and plans on attending in the fall. Regularly playing music, he demonstrates a clear passion for entertaining others.


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Library Closed

Sunday, June 15, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Saturday, June 21, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, June 28, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, June 29, 2014
 

July 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Friday, July 4, 2014
 

Independence Day


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Library Closed

Saturday, July 5, 2014
 

Independence Day Weekend


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Library Closed

Sunday, July 6, 2014
 

Independence Day Weekend


summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, July 12, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, July 13, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventStart an Art Blog

A Workshop with Library Webmaster Leora Wenger
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 2:00 pm

The format will be a 45 minute slideshow/lecture, and the rest of the time will be questions and answers on your specific blog or in general on blogging. If you want to ask about your own blog, it would be helpful if you bring a laptop. Even if you came to a previous workshop, feel free to come to this one and ask new questions.Leora Wenger, the library webmaster, will get you started.


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Library Closed

Saturday, July 19, 2014
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, July 26, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, July 27, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

August 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Saturday, August 2, 2014
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 9, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, August 10, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Saturday, August 16, 2014
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 23, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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Library Closed

Sunday, August 24, 2014
 

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Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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Library Closed

Saturday, August 30, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Sunday, August 31, 2014
 

Labor Day Weekend


September 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Monday, September 1, 2014
 

Labor Day


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

October 2014 Events

 
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Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

November 2014 Events

 
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Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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Library Closed

Saturday, November 29, 2014
 

December 2014 Events

 
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Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

January 2015 Events

 
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Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
 
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