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October 2014 Events

 
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventNew Jersey: Innovation State

Celebrating 350 Years of New Jersey History
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

Paul Israel, director and editor of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University, will trace the history of New Jersey, as the Innovation State. Beginning with scientific thinkers such as Thomas Edison, Dr. Israel will trace the state’s history of inventors and why so many thrived here. The 50 minute talk and Q and A will also include two Highland Park Nobel Prize winners, Arno Allan Penzias of Bell Labs and Selman Abraham Waksman of Rutgers University. Penzias, a physicist and radio astronomer, discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation that helped establish the Big Bang Theory. Waksman and members of his laboratory isolated Streptomycin and then discovered several life saving antibiotics at Rutgers University. Dr. Israel will also explore why institutions such as Bell Labs and Rutgers University provided such perfect fertile ground for scientific innovation in New Jersey.

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle

For Grade School Children
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited.Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

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red star for teens eventTeen Craft – Mini Pumpkin Decorating

Teen Craft
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the season and decorate and make your own one of a kind mini pumpkin.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, October 29, 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 eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Toddlers 12 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, October 29, 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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green star for adult eventPoet Jim Haba

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

As the founding Poetry Director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Jim Haba created and developed the Foundation’s biennial Poetry Festival and its extensive Poetry in the Schools Program (1986-2008). He also contributed to many NPR and PBS programs focused on early Festivals, including three major PBS series with Bill Moyers. In 1995 he edited the best-selling book The Language of Life, which accompanied two of these series. His work on behalf of the poetry community earned him The Elizabeth Kray Award from Poets House in 2000 and The Paterson Literary Review Award, for lifetime service to literature, in 2011. His own poems earned him a New Poets of the Delaware Valley award (1984) and a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (1985). His chapbooks Thirty-One Poems and Love Poems appeared in 2006. Samples of his work as a visual artist can be seen on his website: www.jimhaba.com. He shares a studio in Hillsborough, New Jersey with his wife, Erica Barton Haba. In 2013 they mounted joint shows of their work at Passaic County College in Paterson and at Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art in Newark. And in 2014 at the Rowan University Art Gallery. An open mic will follow his reading.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
 
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purple star for childrens eventPreschool Story Time

For children four to five years old
Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00 pm

Stories, art and creative drama for 4-5 year olds.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 am

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


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green star for adult eventMozart for 2, 3, 4 and 5

An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

Marjorie Selden (viola and violin), Laurie Cascante cello), Ruth Och (cello), Alisa Seavey (viola), Dezheng Ping (violin), Shannon Merlino (violin), and Jill Crawford (flute) will perform selections from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the larger than life Classical Era composer of chamber and symphonic music. All of the musicians are on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory and perform in many different groups. The performance will include a duo for Violin and viola, a trio of violin, viola, and cello, a flute quartet and a string quintet. Hence the the title of the concert, Mozart for 2,3,4 and 5! The concert is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, October 25, 2014
 

Belle

purple star for childrens eventRead to Belle the Library Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Belle the library dog is back to listen to some new stories. Belle is a patient and caring listener for children who would like to practice their reading. Registration is required and space is limited.Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, October 22, 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 - 23 months
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:15 am

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


The Harmonists

green star for adult eventThe Harmonists (1997)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

The remarkable and poignant story of the Comedian Harmonists, an early 1930s German singing froup that was forced to disband because three of its members were Jewish. The banning of the group, which enjoyed a level of success on par to the Beatles popularity during the 1960s, was part of the Nazi’s attempt to erase all traces of Jewish life and culture from Germany – an early aspect of the Holocaust. Rated-R. One hour, 54 minutes.

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red star for teens eventGaming Afternoon for Teens

For Teens
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out some games on XBox Kinect.


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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.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, October 19, 2014
 

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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.


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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.


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red star for teens eventDuct Tape Craft

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

Make a cool creation using duct tape!


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Library Closed

Columbus Day
Monday, October 13, 2014

Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, October 11, 2014
 

Chinatown

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.


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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.


Reminder

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.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, September 27, 2014
 

Ostriker

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.

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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!


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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!


Reminder

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.


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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!


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, September 13, 2014
 

Klute

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.

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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.


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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!


Reminder

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.


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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