Past Events

September 2016 Events

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green star for adult eventPostponed – Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Six Week Workshop Series
Fri, September 23, 2016, 10:30 am

If you have a chronic condition such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes please join us. Learn how to manage symptoms, eat healthy, exercise, communicate with your doctor, manage emotions, and make daily tasks easier. This 6 week workshop is also for people living with a person who has a chronic condition. Each participant will receive a free book, healthy snack, incentives and a completion certificate. The workshop is from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM meets Fridays, September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, and November 4. To register please call the library at 732-572-2750. This workshop is provided to you by the Middlesex County Office of Health Services as a Service of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

One on One with Kris Collins
Thu, September 22, 2016, 7:00 pm

dogBring your dog training questions to an expert! Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, will answer your questions one on one! The private dog trainer has owned three dogs throughout his life. Animal behavior has always been a main interest as well as his love for animals. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College. “What I aim to do is train the dog and teach the human. Not just train the dog to know a few human words, but train then to enjoy performing the words on command as well as create a desire within them to want to learn more human commands. I aim to teach the human how to make the process fun and realistic for them and their pet, and also teach them how to continue training their dog into the future. So in short, I try to teach long term engagement between dog and human.” This talk is only for humans!

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green star for adult eventLiteracy Tutor Training

Tutor Training
Wed, September 21, 2016, 10:30 am

Literacy New Jersey is a non-profit organization that matches tutors to new English learners. The Tutor Training Program is a 12-hour course provided to new tutors for Literacy New Jersey. The trainees are taught the main principles of adult learning and are certified to begin tutoring with Literacy New Jersey at the completion of the […]

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green star for adult eventKlezmer Concert with Tsu Fil Duvids (Too Many Daves)

Klezmer Concert
Tue, September 20, 2016, 7:00 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 Philadelphia 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.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, September 20, 2016, 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 eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Children 6-24 Months of Age
Tue, September 20, 2016, 10:15 am

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 6-24 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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green star for adult eventThe Ropes that Bind

Author Talk on Surviving Sexual Abuse
Sat, September 17, 2016, 2:00 pm

Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic. Tracy Stopler has written The Ropes That Bind, an inspirational story of one survivors aftermath. The novel is an in depth look at the survivors journey to healing. Stopper is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition from New York University. She has published many papers and book chapters in the scientific literature on nutrition and exercise. She is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association. The Ropes That Bind is Tracy’s debut novel.
Tracy is a SAFER Volunteer: (Survivors Advocate for Emergency Response). As an advocate she connects special victims of rape, sexual assault and/or domestic violence to The Safe Center LI. This program makes it possible for trained volunteers to provide support and advocacy for these special victims in hospitals. Tracy is also a facilitator for The Enough Abuse campaign, a program designed to help adults better understand how to protect children from sexual abuse. A book signing and refreshments will follow the talk.

Eating disorders

green star for adult eventTrue or False: Demystifying Myths about Eating Disorders

Health and Wellness Series
Thu, September 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

Learn about the definitions, causes, symptoms and treatments of eating disorders via an interactive educational event given by eating disorder specialist, Talia Becker, LCSW, a member of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Eating Disorder Unit. This event will help raise awareness about the severity of eating disorders and ways in which we as individuals and society can engage in prevention. Becker, LCSW, is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders who sees patients in private practice in Highland Park. Talia utilizes a combination of psychoanalytic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to help clients cope with their mental illness in a more rational, realistic, and healthy manner. Talia uses evidence-based treatment modalities to work with her clients to enhance treatment outcomes and maximize relapse prevention.

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green star for adult eventLiteracy Tutor Training

tutor Training
Wed, September 14, 2016, 10:30 am

Literacy New Jersey is a non-profit organization that matches tutors to new English learners. The Tutor Training Program is a 12-hour course provided to new tutors for Literacy New Jersey. The trainees are taught the main principles of adult learning and are certified to begin tutoring with Literacy New Jersey at the completion of the […]

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red star for teens eventBack to School Craft

Teen Craft
Tue, September 13, 2016, 3:00 pm

Kick off the new school year by decorating your notebooks, pens, and pencils at this fun after school craft.

John bianculli

green star for adult eventJohn Bianculli and Jackie Jones

Jazz Duo
Mon, September 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Jazz pianist John Bianculli’s original music is a blend of jazz, Latin, Brazilian, rhythm and blues and Afro-Cuban. Vocalist Jackie Jones, a graduate of Rutgers University, studied at Mason Gross and has opened for Lou Rawls and played with Danny Mixon, Gloria Coleman, Eddie Green as well as many others. She is a regular guest performer at Mason Gross as well as with Bianculli and many other composers and musicians.John Bianculli and Jackie Jones are both popular performers at the former Italian Bistro, Christopher’s in New Brunswick and other local spots. John’s original music can be heard on Telarc and Dream Box records. His song “Bittersweet” made the Contemporary Jazz Charts top-ten list. He has been playing since the days when he was raised in New York City’s Greenwich Village and he has been performing with international recording artist Steve Nelson for more than five years. He has played in many different venues throughout the northeast including The Blue Note, The Rainbow Room and Jilly’s in Washington D.C. John Bianculli is a popular performer throughout the New Brunswick and Princeton area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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green star for adult eventCuban Journey: A Presentation by Paula and David Antebi

Slide Presentation
Thu, September 8, 2016, 7:00 pm

David and Paula Antebi, both long time residents of Highland Park and equally long time members of the Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War will talk about their recent trip to Cuba focused on the arts and people to people contacts.David Antebi, a retired Professor of Social Work, is also a photographer and his photos of Cuba will be on display throughout the month of September.

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green star for adult eventLiteracy Tutor Training

Tutor Training
Wed, September 7, 2016, 10:30 am

Literacy New Jersey is a non-profit organization that matches tutors to new English learners. The Tutor Training Program is a 12-hour course provided to new tutors for Literacy New Jersey. The trainees are taught the main principles of adult learning and are certified to begin tutoring with Literacy New Jersey at the completion of the […]

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Library Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 5, 2016
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Library Closed

Labor day Weekend
Sun, September 4, 2016
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Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, September 3, 2016

August 2016 Events

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green star for adult eventBone Density Screening in the Meeting Room

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses
Tue, August 30, 2016, 6:30 pm

A team of nurses from Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Community Mobile Health Services will set up in the meeting room to do free bone density screenings. Please drop by for this important test! Nurses will also answer your health related questions.This program is a Part of the Highland Park Public Library’s Health and Wellness Series.

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green star for adult eventHeartsaver CPR AED Class

Taught by HP First Aid Squad
Sun, August 28, 2016, 1:15 pm

In this three hour hands on American Heart Association course you will learn CPR and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). You will also learn how to tell if CPR and an AED are needed. After practicing these skills during the session, you will receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card. Ari Lewitter, a member of the Highland Park First Aid Squad will be the instructor. Please register by calling 732-572-2750 or visiting the front desk.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 27, 2016
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green star for adult eventColoring for Adults

Craft Night for Adults
Thu, August 25, 2016, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of coloring with other adults. Music, refreshments, colored pencils and fresh sheets and book marks to color. Bring your friends and enjoy a therapeutic evening of fun.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 21, 2016
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green star for adult eventLabyrinth of Lies (R)

Friends International Summer Film Series
Tue, August 16, 2016, 6:30 pm

Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) begins to examine the case of a recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, and colleagues, and is sucked deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever. Two hours. German.

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Giant Scrabble for Teens

Teen Fun
Tue, August 16, 2016, 3:00 pm

Play a life-size version of the popular word game! Other games will also be available to play.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 13, 2016
Oregon Trail

purple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventGet Ready, Get Set, Go West

For Grade School Children
Thu, August 11, 2016, 6:30 pm

Reenact a day in the life of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Kitty Jones’ unique interactive play weaves history, literature, manners, customs, dance, and music in to theatrical presentations. Audience members, both children and adults portray the key characters and historical figures of the time.This is a fun way to learn history. Kitty will help you to handle buffalo stampedes, snake bites, and challenging obstacles of the Old West!

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, August 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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green star for adult eventComing Home (PG-13)

Friends Internationa Summer Film Series
Tue, August 9, 2016, 6:30 pm

Lu (Chen Daoming) and Feng (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. When Lu is released years later, he returns home to find his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize him, she still patiently awaits her husband’s return. A stranger within his own family, Lu is determined to awaken his wife’s memory through gentle displays of unconditional and eternal love.

Rudy film

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventRudy (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 9, 2016, 3:00 pm

The true story of a mediocre student who drives himself through sheer will to play football for Nortre Dame. Rated PG. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, August 9, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 7, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventElephant and Piggie Evening

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, August 4, 2016, 6:30 pm

Mo Willems has written his last Elephant and Piggie book, The Thank You Book. Come join us for an Elephant and Piggie celebration. We will read stories, play games, and do an art project all to do with these beloved book characters. This part of the Evening Specials for children in Kindergarten through Second grade. Please register.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, August 4, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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green star for adult eventSecond Mother (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 2, 2016, 6:30 pm

The longtime housekeeper for a wealthy Sao Paulo family, Val is committed to loyalty and respect. But her values and the dynamic of the whole household are challenged when her teen daughter visits in this astute, socially conscious comedy. Rated R. One hour, 52 minutes. Portuguese.

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red star for teens eventSidewalk Graffiti and Games

Teen Fun
Tue, August 2, 2016, 3:00 pm

Use chalk to temporarily beautify the library’s sidewalks. We will also play a variety of sidewalk games.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, August 2, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 2, 2016, 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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purple star for childrens eventBottle Rocket

For Grades 3-5
Mon, August 1, 2016, 3:30 pm

Learn how simple air pressure can jettison a rocket more than 100 feet in the air. Build a large model rocket that is capable of launching using pressurized water and air. Part of the Engineering for Kids Series. Please register.

July 2016 Events

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 30, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventLego Challenge

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 28, 2016, 6:30 pm

Listen to a lucky story and create a good luck charm using nail polish, beads, and washers! Please register for this Evening Specials for Children Kindergarten through Second grade program.

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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, July 28, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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green star for adult eventSamba (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 26, 2016, 6:30 pm

When Samba is suddenly ordered to Leave France, he enlists the help of Alice, an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism. Rated R. 2 hours. French Film.

Soul Surfer

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventSoul Surfer

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

This is the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who loses her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcomes all odds to become a champion again.
Rated PG. One hour, 46 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

Ages 3-5 years
Tue, July 26, 2016, 11:30 am

Join us on the back lawn of the library for a story time picnic. Bring a bag lunch. No registration required.

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purple star for childrens eventRobo Battle

For Children in Grades 3-5
Mon, July 25, 2016, 3:30 pm

Build a battle robot to push the opponent’s robot outside of the Sumo Ring. Students will be challenged to create a robot that is very stable, utilizes sensors, and an arm for flipping. Engineering for Kids Series. Please register.

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Library Board Meeting Cancelled

Mon, July 25, 2016
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 24, 2016
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purple star for childrens eventGood Luck Charms

Evening Specials for Children K-2
Thu, July 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

Listen to a lucky story and create a good luck charm using nail polish, beads, and washers! Please register for this Evening Specials for Children Kindergarten through Second grade program.

book budd

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBook Buddies

Reading Encouragement
Thu, July 21, 2016, 3:30 pm

Book Buddies is a program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The program supports early reading skills, but it is not a remedial reading course. If you are a teen interested in this program please contact Teen Librarian Karen Jarzabski. If you have a child in Kindergarten through second grade please contact Children’s Librarian Fran Lee. The program runs from Thursday, July 7 until Thursday, August 11.

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purple star for childrens eventSurvival of the Fittest

For Children Ages 5 and Up
Wed, July 20, 2016, 1:30 pm

Wallaby Tales will bring wild animals to the library including a Coatimundi! Learn about how the Earth’s incredible creatures have to fight tooth and claw in order to scratch out an existence. For Children ages five and up.