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April 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Friday, April 18, 2014
 

Good Friday


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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red star for teens eventMake a Clay Pendant

Teen Craft
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful and sophisticated clay pendant that can be turned into a necklace or key chain.


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Library Closed

Saturday, April 12, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventFrozen (2013)

After School Movie Fest
Friday, April 11, 2014, 1:15 pm

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Rated PG.
One hour, 48 minutes


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green star for adult eventChildbirth Education Series – Session Two

Active Decision Making During Pregnancy
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30 pm

In this two hour session, you can answer many of the important questions you have about your pregnancy. Will you deliver with an obstetrician or a midwife? Will you deliver in a hospital or at home? Many issues will be discussed, including “informed consent” and productive questioning techniques to help pregnant women feel comfortable when asking their care providers the challenging questions they might have. This is part two of a four part Childbirth Education Series conducted by Jamie Barber, doula and childbirth educator. She has been trained through CAPPA and Birthing From Within. You can register for all four or just the sessions you want to attend.


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green star for adult eventAmour (2012)

International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

Octogenarians Georges and Anne are retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad with her family. When Anne suffers a stroke and is left paralyzed on one side of her body, the couple’s abiding love for each other is put to the test. Directed by Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. French. Two hours, 7 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventNot Your Momma’s Bookclub

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:00 pm

Discuss John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, an awesome book, over pizza! Please register in advance to guarantee yourself a slice of pizza.


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Library Closed

Sunday, April 6, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventChildbirth Education Series – Session One

Pain Coping Techniques
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

In the first of a four part series, Jamie Barber, a labor doula and childbirth educator, will talk about pain and the way we think about it during pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period. Participants will practice 3 mindful techniques that can help a woman be more present, accepting, and calm during the discomfort that can come with pregnancy and childbirth. Learn to relax and connect in the present moment. Jamie has been trained through CAPPA and Birthing From Within. There will be three more sessions, April 10, May 1 and May 8. This is a two hour session from 6:30 PM through 8:30 PM. Please sign up for the sessions you would like to attend.


Bonnie and Clyde

green star for adult eventBonnie and Clyde (1967)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:30 pm

A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run. Directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. One hour 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


March 2014 Events

 
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red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30 pm

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


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purple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventTwo Jens Talk About Their Road to Publication

Author Presentation
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

Jennifer Mann, children’s book author of Sunny Sweet is So Not Sorry and Jennifer Doktorski, young adult book author of Famous Last Words and How My Summer Went Up in Flames will speak about their road to publication. For fans of the books and all those interested in getting their writings published, this program is not to be missed! Books can be purchased for signing.


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Library Closed

Saturday, March 29, 2014
 

Gatsby and Daisy

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Wizard of Oz – Radio Play

Live Radio Play
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 pm

Raconteur Radio presents The Wizard of Oz with all its magical and musical powers in tact! A talented cast will fly you back to Oz! Starring Danielle Illario as fearless farm girl Dorothy Gale! Also with Jane Hardy, Michael Jarmus, Laurence Mintz, and Alex Dawson. For over a century, Frank Baum’s timeless tale of a magical land beyond the rain has given faithful service to the Young and Young at Heart; Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion. To those of you who have been faithful to it in return, we dedicate this performance. Theatrical lighting! Vintage commercials! Hundreds of sound effects! Plus a special live rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Danielle Illario. Run time 55 min.This is a performance for the whole family.The Play is a true tribute to the 1939 film starring Judy Garland!


Cool Women poets

green star for adult eventCool Women – Poetry Performance Group

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

The Cool Women poets, Gretna Wilkerson, Lois Harrod, Maxine ­Susman, Juditha Dowd, Eloise Bruce, Betty Lies, Joyce Lott, each read their own poem in a sequence. They never know what the previous poet will be reading, all that is known is a topic and the order in which they will read. Together and separately, they have published 56 books, been married 16 times, had 19 children and 17 grandchildren. This makes for a lot of good poetry! Open mic follows.

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red star for teens eventMarch Gaming Afternoon

For Teens
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out some games on XBox Kinect.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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Library Closed

Sunday, March 23, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop

With Poet Maxine Susman
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:00 pm

Celebrate the first day of spring by writing a brand new poem!
Poet and English professor Maxine Susman will conduct a poetry workshop. Each participant will produce a poem and have the opportunity to read it to the group. Maxine Susman, formerly a literature and writing professor at Caldwell College, has published in several dozen journals and anthologies, including Paterson Literary Review, CHEST, Runes, Earth’s Daughters, US 1 Worksheets, Home Planet News, and Poet Lore. Maxine has published four poetry collections: Gogama (2006) is about her father, a young Jewish doctor in remote Northern Ontario during the Great Depression. Wartime Address (2009) tells of a young woman trapped in Occupied Paris in World War 2 before escaping to Free France and Tunis. Familiar (2009) focuses on family life, place, and shifting states of mind and body. Creamery Road, published in 2011, tells stories of rural New York State and Maine. Please register at the front desk or call the library at 732-572-2750.

Hunger Games - Catching Fire 2 film movie

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventThe Hunger Games – Catching Fire (2013)

After School Movie Fest
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:15 pm

This Hunger Games sequel in the saga continues with a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell’s tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors — guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan. Rated PG-13. One hour, 34 minutes.


The Attack film

green star for adult eventThe Attack (2012)

International Film Festival
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

Admin Jaafari (Ali Suliman), an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Evgenia Dodena), who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of his innocence, Admin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and searches for the truth about her life and death, uncovering a startling secret. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, starring Ali Suliman and Evgenia Dodena. In Arabicand Hebrew. One hour, 35 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventMake a Marbled Paper Notebook

Teen Craft
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Learn a paper marbling technique and walk away with a unique marbled paper notebook or card!


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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

Manga and Anime Fun
Monday, March 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts! Social time begins at 6:30 PM and official meeting starts at 7:00PM.


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Library Closed

Saturday, March 15, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventFriends of the Library Meeting Tonight

Join the Friends
Monday, March 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

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

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purple star for childrens eventDance Party

For grades Kindergarten through Third Grade
Monday, March 10, 2014, 3:30 pm

Join us for a dance party and creative movement experience designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. Fresh Theatre Arts is presenting the event.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 film movie

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

After School Movie Fest
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:15 pm

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) invited to join the Live Corp Company, and use his gift for invention for the good of mankind. Just as Flint prepares to go to work for his hero Chester V (Will Forte), however, the young genius learns that his water-to-food machine is not only still functional, but it’s also started cross-breeding animals with food. Saving the world from these rampaging monstrosities won’t be easy, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s Flint and company. Rated PG. 1 hour, 34 minutes.


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Library Closed

Sunday, March 9, 2014
 

Dr. Strangeglove film

green star for adult eventDr. Strangelove (1964)

Time of transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove’s jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances have kept the film fresh and entertaining. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 54 minutes.


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Library Closed

Saturday, March 1, 2014
 

February 2014 Events

 
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green star for adult eventBluegrass Concert With Kind Strangers (Formerly The Highlanders)

The Borough's Own Folk Singers
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of Bluegrass music with the popular borough Highlanders. Phil Wilson, Deb Convey,
Dan O’Donnell, Keith O’Donnell, and Jonathan Austin play a combination of stringed instruments that conjure up your favorite foot stomping memories and might make some new ones.


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Dinosaur Daze

Craft and Story for Grade School Children
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 3:30 pm

Dinosaur craft and story. Please register.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 10:15 am

Songs, Rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6through 24 months of age accompanied by an adult. Children will be exposed to objects they can manipulate such as shakers, bells, sticks and scarves.


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green star for adult eventLearn How To Access HealthCare Coverage From the Insurance Market Place

Isaac Benjamin From Enroll America
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enroll America| New Jersey is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public about the Health Insurance Marketplace and how they can access coverage. Our presentation dispels the rumors and speaks directly to consumers about how they can finally enroll in affordable coverage.

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red star for teens eventUndead Fred Cookie Decorating

Teen Craft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 3:00 pm

Decorate a zombie cookie!

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Strory time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, February 25, 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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Library Board Meeting

Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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Library Closed

Sunday, February 23, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 am

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


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for Two and Three year olds
Tuesday, February 18, 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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Library Closed

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 17, 2014

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Library Closed

Saturday, February 15, 2014
 

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Delayed Opening

Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:30 am
 

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purple star for childrens eventBedtime Math-cancelled

For Grade School Children
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

Join us for a special evening of math activities and stories.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Lincoln's Birthday
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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green star for adult eventBlog Hunt Workshop

With Webmaster Leora Wenger
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 pm

This workshop will focus on how to find blogs, how to get blogs publicized in social media, how to subscribe and track blogs.

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.

For more information on blogging, read Benefits of a Business Blog for Small Biz.

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purple star for childrens eventShaving Cream Paint

Craft and Story for Grade School Children
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 3:30 pm

Enjoy stories and a craft with Ms. Fran. please register.