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September 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Monday, September 1, 2014
 

Labor Day


August 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Sunday, August 31, 2014
 

Labor Day Weekend


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Library Closed

Saturday, August 30, 2014
 

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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.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

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Library Closed

Sunday, August 24, 2014
 

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Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 23, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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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.


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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.

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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!

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Library Closed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
 

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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
 

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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.


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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.

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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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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children four to five years old
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:30 am

Listen to stories as you munch lunch! We will meet on the back lawn of the library. Please bring a bag lunch.Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Two and Three Year Olds)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:30 am

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


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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club

For Teens
Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!


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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.

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Open 10 – 2

Saturday, August 9, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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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.


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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.


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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.

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red star for teens eventMake a Bouncy Ball – Teen Craft

Teen Science Craft
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make your own bouncy ball out of everyday ingredients.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Four through Five Years Old
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 11:30 am

Listen to stories as you munch lunch! We will meet on the back lawn of the library. Please bring a bag lunch.Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Strory time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, August 5, 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 eventAnime/Manga Club

Teen Manga Club
Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:00 pm

Join this new teen club dedicated to Anime and Manga. Films, discussion and activities!


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Library Closed

Saturday, August 2, 2014
 

July 2014 Events

 
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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Specials – Paper Cup Rocket Launchers

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

What’s more fun than making paper cup rocket launchers! Registration is required.


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green star for adult eventBarbara

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Set in 1980, the German film centers on a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to a small town from East Berlin as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Planning to flee, Barbara remains icy and withdrawn around her colleagues. Masterfully controlled and totally absorbing, this Cold War thriller expertly details the costs of telling and withholding the truth. German. Rated PG-13. One hour, 45 minutes.

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red star for teens eventCandle Making For Teens

Crafts for Teens
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

Really spark a reaction by making your own candle in a recycled tin.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For children four to five years old
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:30 am

Listen to stories as you munch lunch! We will meet on the back lawn of the library. Please bring a bag lunch.Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, July 29, 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, July 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
 
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purple star for childrens eventScience Series

For Children in Grades 2 - 5
Monday, July 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

Hagit Mano, biologist and early childhood specialist will explore the themes of simple machines, Fibonacci, sounds of music, and peculiar partners. The Highland park resident will combine the hands on science activities with books. Please register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Library Closed

Sunday, July 27, 2014
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, July 26, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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purple star for childrens eventNight Tales – Evening Story Time

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
 

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


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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Specials – Make and Play Parachutes

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:30 pm

Enjoy crafting your own parachute and then shoot it into the air! Please register.


Philomena

green star for adult eventPhilomena

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30 pm

Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (who also co-wrote the screenplay), the British film tells the story of Philomena Lee (Dench), an Irish woman seeking the illegitimate son she was forced to put up for adoption and the world-weary journalist that picks up her story. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son’s fate. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 39 minutes.

The Lego Movie

purple star for childrens eventThe Lego Movie

Schools Out for Summer Film Series
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

Emmet, an ordinary, rule-following, average LEGO mini-figure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and key to saving the world. Suddenly, Emmet is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey he is hopelessly and hilariously unprepared!
Rated G. One hour, 40 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:30 am

Bring a bag lunch to the library and join us on the back lawn as we read stories and picnic together. Recommended for families with children ages three to five years. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, July 22, 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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purple star for childrens eventScience Series

For Children in Grades 2 - 5
Monday, July 21, 2014, 3:30 pm

Hagit Mano, biologist and early childhood specialist will explore the themes of simple machines, Fibonacci, sounds of music, and peculiar partners. The Highland park resident will combine the hands on science activities with books. Please register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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green star for adult eventArt Reception for Amita Shukla

Paintings: Technicolor Dreams
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

Amita Shukla, a visual artist from Highland Park and a junior at Highland Park High School, will have her first solo exhibit, “Technicolor Dreams,” in the Library meeting room from July 1 through July 31, 2014. An art reception will be held for her on Sunday, July 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


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Library Closed

Saturday, July 19, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Specials – Creative Drama Workshop

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 3:30 pm

Creative drama workshop using the book, Boy and Bot, about the meeting of a boy and robot. Jean Prall Rosolino, creative drama coordinator at Youth Stages will lead children in acting out silly metallic shenanigans! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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green star for adult eventSon of the Bride

Summer Foreign Film Festival
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30 pm

This heartwarming story of love and celebration of life from Argentina, tells the story of Rafeal’s world and the unexpected events that happen to make him re-evaluate everything that happened before. With the help of a childhood friend, he is able to restructure his past and appreciate the little details! Spanish Rated-R. one hour, 39 minutes.