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October 2014 Events


purple star for childrens eventPreschool Story Time

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:00 pm

Story time, craft and creative drama for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventKick Off Party for Around the World in Stories

Michael Napolitano from Preschool of Rock
Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:30 am

Join us as we launch our first preschool reading club. Game boards will be available for parents to pick up beginning at this kick off party. Michael Napolitano, the founder of Preschool of Rock will entertain children and parents in this interactive musical program. Make your child a lifelong reader. For children up to five years of age accompanied by an adult. This special program is made available through a grant from TARGET.


Library Closed

Sunday, October 19, 2014


green star for adult eventPhoto Tips for Great Pics: Camera Workshop

with Walter Choroszewski
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

Well know photographer Walter Choroszewski brings his expertise and humor to this informal Back To Basics photo class. Instead of clicking the auto button, learn about how to select ISO, f-stops, aperture shutter, speeds, lighting and composition. Lenses, depth of field and angle of coverage will also be discussed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:00 am

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

book benders

purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 months
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:15 am

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


red star for teens eventDuct Tape Craft

Teen Craft
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

Make a cool creation using duct tape!


Library Closed

Columbus Day
Monday, October 13, 2014


Library Closed

Saturday, October 11, 2014


green star for adult eventChinatown (1974)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water.If he doesn’t drop the case at once he faces legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy. Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Two hours, 11 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tulane University College for Women 1905 public domain photo

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventKeys to Selecting the Right College

For Teens and their Parents
Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 pm

In this college talk for high school students and their parents, Rana Slosberg of Slosbrg College Solutions LLC will talk about what to do before building a college list. She will also talk about the top 10 things colleges are looking for in an applicant and the five most important areas to explore on your college visit.


Library Closed

Sunday, October 5, 2014

September 2014 Events

The Past movie

green star for adult eventThe Past (2013)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Past is a 2013 French-Italian-Iranian drama directed by Asghar Farhadi. It was nominated for the Palmi d’Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in France after four years to meet his (soon-to-be) ex-wife Marie and her daughters from her previous marriage. She is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose wife is in a coma. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm


Library Closed

Saturday, September 27, 2014


green star for adult eventPoet Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of America’s premier poets and critics. She is author of fifteen poetry collections, including The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011 and the Book of Seventy. She has received the Patterson Poetry Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. Ostriker is professor emerita of English at Rutgers university and teaches in a low-residency MFA program at Drew University. The Poetry Night Series if sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

empty nest

red star for teens eventAutumn Craft

Crafts For Teens
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the start of fall by making an autumn themed craft!


red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Library Closed

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars movie

red star for teens eventThe Fault In Our Stars (2014)

After School Teen Movie
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Watch the hit new movie based on the bestselling teen novel and be sure to bring tissues! Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Rated PG-13. Two hours, 6 minutes.

death class: true story about teens

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

Author Talk with Norma Bowe
Tuesday, September 16, 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.


red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! Watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Library Closed

Saturday, September 13, 2014


green star for adult eventKlute (1971)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:30 pm

Six months after his best friend has unaccountably disappeared and nobody official has been able to find him, John Klute, a small town cop, sets out for New York City. He questions Bree Daniels, a call girl to whom the missing man has allegedly written obscene letters and who holds the only possible clues to his disappearance. Directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert knoll. One hour, 54 minutes. Rated R. ** Recommended for adults only.

craft card

red star for teens eventBack to School Craft

Teen Craft
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:00 pm

Join us as we decorate notebooks and pencils. You can also create fun locker decorations to make back to school a lot of fun.


red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

Manga and Anime Fun
Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Library Closed

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Indrani Choudhury painting

green star for adult eventSeptember Art Reception

For Indrani Choudhury
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 pm

Dr. Indrani Choudhury, born in Calcutta, India, worked as a biomedical research scientist for 25 years beginning in India and continuing in the United States at UNDNJ until she retired in 2005. That year she reconnected to her first passion – painting. Her paintings span her whole universe, from her local supermarket in New Jersey, to her childhood home in Calcutta, to scenes from travels around the world. In each she tries to express something specific – a particular color, the interplay of light and shade, a moment we see but never notice, or a memory she has carried since her childhood. She paints to communicate the way she sees the world. Her paintings will be in the meeting room and the front hall display case through September 30.


Library Closed

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day

August 2014 Events


Library Closed

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

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Library Closed

Saturday, August 30, 2014

wizard of menlo

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Wizard of Menlo Park

A Radio Live Play by Raconteur Radio
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Raconteur Radio Presents THE WIZARD OF MENLO PARK With Michael Jarmus, Thom Boyer, Laurence Mintz and Alex Dawson. Thomas Alva Edison reflects back upon his long, dynamic career as an inventor, scientist, and businessman, during which he opens an “invention factory” at Menlo Park, perfects the phonograph, and, with a Herculean trial-and-error effort, finally succeeds in inventing a practical electric light. Run time: 50 min. Theatrical lighting! Period Costumes! Vintage commercials. Extensive Sound Effects!
Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of classic and original radio plays for live audiences throughout the Tri-state area. This Raconteur Radio’s fourth production at the library. They have already charmed audiences with The War of the Worlds, The Great Gatsby and The Wizard of Oz. This performance is being sponsored by the Friends of the library.


Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Library Closed

Sunday, August 24, 2014

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer Saturday

blood drop

green star for adult eventCommunity Blood Drive

Conducted by New Jersey Blood Services
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 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.


green star for adult eventWadjda

The Friends of th Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6:30 pm

Wadjda is not only the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, it is the first feature length film made by a female Saudi director, Haifaa al-Moansaur. An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Rated PG. One hour, 38 minutes.


red star for teens eventCookie Decorating

Teen Craft
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

Decorate a science themed cookie to eat or take home!


Library Closed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


red star for teens eventPizza and Pages

Crafts For Teens
Monday, August 18, 2014, 7:00 pm

Eat pizza and talk about what you have been reading this summer!

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Library Closed

Saturday, August 16, 2014


purple star for childrens eventMagic Show and Reading Club Finale

Magician Joe Fischer
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fantasy, illusion and amazing feats of magic with Joe Fischer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


green star for adult eventCaesar Must Die

The Friends of the Library International Film Series
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:30 pm

This Italian film melds narrative and documentary in a powerful drama-within-a-drama. Caesar Must Die follows the inmates in Rebibbia Prison in Italy as they audition and rehearse for the artistic challenge of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. One hour, 16 minutes.

Meet the Robinsons movie

purple star for childrens eventMeet the Robinsons

Schools Out for Summer Film Series
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 pm

Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. The wonderfully wacky Robinson family helps him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself. Rated PG. One hour, 35 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Library Closed

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fall Forest

green star for adult eventJordan Art Reception

Hand-Painted Art
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:30 am

An art reception will be held for Bo Jordan on Saturday, August 9 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer Saturday


purple star for childrens eventNight Tales- Evening Story Time

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy stories before bed time. Children can come in pajamas. For Children three to five years old.


purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Special – Whirligig Fun

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 3:30 pm

Make a whirligig and try it out! Registration is required.


green star for adult eventThe Hunt

The Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:30 pm

Lucas is a Kindergarten teacher who takes great care of his students. Unfortunately for him, young Klara has a run-away imagination and concocts a lie about her teacher. Before Lucas is even able to understand the consequences, he has become the outcast of the town. The hunt is on to prove his innocence before it’s taken from him for good. One hour, 55 minutes. Danish. Rated R.