Past Events

September 2015 Events

My Favorite Year

green star for adult eventMy Favorite Year (1982)

Films of the Eighties
Tue, September 1, 2015, 6:30 pm

It is 1954, and the larger than life, swashbuckling movie star Alan Swann is set to make his first television appearance on the hugely popular show, The Comedy Cavalcade. Given Swann’s reputation as a wild, unpredictable alcoholic, the producers give their new writer, young Benjy Stone, the job of babysitting Swann and getting him to the show on time and sober. The experience is far more stressful than Benjy expected, but after some adventures, he and Swann both learn some valuable lessons and develop a friendship. Directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Petter O’ Toole, Mark Linn-Baker and Jessica Harper. Films are selected and discussed with film historian Dr, Robert Knoll. One hour and 32 minutes. Rated PG. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

August 2015 Events

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 29, 2015
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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

Basic Training 101 with Kris Collins
Thu, August 27, 2015, 7:00 pm

Bring your dog training questions to an expert! Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, has owned three dogs throughout his life and animal behavior has always been a main interest, as well as his general love for animals. His 45 minute talk will help you to create an environment where your dog will want to do what you teach them. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College.He is a private trainer and also conducts dog training classes at Petco. “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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Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 23, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, August 22, 2015
Amitabh Lath

green star for adult eventA Talk About a New Discovery in Physics

Higgs Boson Discovery
Thu, August 20, 2015, 7:00 pm

In the summer of 2012 the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland announced the discovery of something called the Higgs Boson. Amitabh Lath, a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University, will describe what Higgs Boson is and how it completes over a century of digging in to the very basic rules of nature. During the talk there will be demonstrations and a chance to ask questions. No math or science background is needed to understand the presentation. The Rutgers group that Dr. Lath is a part of has been working on the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern since 1997, which continues to play a critical role in understanding the Higgs.

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventAn Evening of Chopin

Pianist Abraham Alinea
Tue, August 18, 2015, 7:00 pm

Abraham Alinea, a pianist from Parlin, New Jersey, will perform Chopin’s waltzes, etudes, nocturnes, a mazurka, and some of his larger-scale works. While in the sixth grade, with no previous significant musical education, he became fascinated with the piano and classical music. With no formal training, he developed his own musical abilities. He has studied various periods of music. This fall Abraham will be a student at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Regularly playing music, he demonstrates a clear passion for entertaining others. This is his second concert at the library.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 15, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventThe Juggling Hoffmans

Everyone is Invited to the Summer Reading Club Finale
Thu, August 13, 2015, 6:30 pm

This husband and wife team will have you astounded as they balance and juggle various objects. Audience participation is encouraged. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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green star for adult eventWild Tales (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, August 11, 2015, 6:30 pm

Wild Tales is a 2014 Argentine-Spanish black comedy film written and directed by Damián Szifron and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, and Darío Grandinetti. The film’s musical score was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. An anthology film, it is composed of six standalone shorts united by a common theme of violence and vengeance. The first story and prologue is “Pasternak”: Two passengers on a plane discover that they know a man named Pasternak: the woman was his former girlfriend, and the man was a music critic who savagely reviewed his work. They find out that everybody else on the flight is also connected in some way to Pasternak. It turns out that the whole flight was a trap organized by Pasternak, who was the purser. Pasternak crashes the plane into his parents’ house. Rated R. Two hours.

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day film

purple star for childrens eventAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Summer Movies for Kids Series
Tue, August 11, 2015, 3:00 pm

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. Rated PG. One hour, 21 minutes.

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Tue, August 11, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 11, 2015, 10:30 am

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

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, August 9, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, August 8, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventSuperhero Afternoons

For Children Five -Six Years Old
Wed, August 5, 2015, 3:30 pm

Enjoy games, crafts, stories, and creative drama. For children five and six years old. Please register.

Zero Motivation film

green star for adult eventZero Motivation (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, August 4, 2015, 6:30 pm

Zero Motivation (Hebrew title: אפס ביחסי אנוש, Zero on interpersonal relations) is a 2014 Israeli comedy-drama film directed by Talya Lavie. The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival where it received two awards. It was nominated for twelve Ophir Awards, and won six of them including prizes for writer/director Talya Lavie. It was the most successful Israeli film of 2014, seen by 590,000 people in Israel alone. Darkly funny and understatedly absurd, Zero Motivation is a refreshing addition to the canon of irreverent war comedies — and an intriguing calling card for writer-director Talya Lavie. Not Rated. One hour, 40 minutes.

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red star for teens eventDuct Tape Bookmarks

Teen Craft
Tue, August 4, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make your own duct tape bookmark or try your hand at other fun duct tape crafts!

Book Break - boy reading book

purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Tue, August 4, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, August 4, 2015, 10:30 am

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

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, August 1, 2015

July 2015 Events

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purple star for childrens eventFresh Theatre Arts Program

For Children in Kindergarten - Second Grade
Thu, July 30, 2015, 6:30 pm

Lisa Gunn-Becker, a teaching Artist with Fresh Theatre Arts, will lead a creative drama workshop with a superhero theme for children in kindergarten through second grade. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventSuper Hero Afternoons

For Children Five -Six Years Old
Wed, July 29, 2015, 3:30 pm

Enjoy games, crafts, stories, and creative drama. For children five and six years old. Please register.

Timbuktu film

green star for adult eventTimbuktu (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 28, 2015, 6:30 pm

This French-Mauritanian drama follows a proud cattle herder, Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino). Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, he lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema. Rated PG-13. One hour, 36 minutes.

Into the Woods film

purple star for childrens eventInto the Woods (2014)

Summer Movies for Kids Series
Tue, July 28, 2015, 3:00 pm

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.”Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rated PG. Two hours.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Three - Five Year Old Children
Tue, July 28, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Tue, July 28, 2015, 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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Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
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purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 27, 2015, 3:30 pm

Engineering for Kids interweaves science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a fun way. Dr. Zuzana Butler will have children creating their own straw rockets, parachutes, custom dragsters, and levitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 26, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, July 25, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventSuper Hero Art

For Children in First Grade and Up
Thu, July 23, 2015, 6:30 pm

Learn how to create a super hero of your own with art teacher Coleen Tyler. For children in first grade and up. Please register. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

Land Ho film

green star for adult eventLand Ho (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 21, 2015, 6:30 pm

In this adventure comedy, a pair of former brother-in-laws embark on a road trip through Iceland. Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz co wrote and directed this American-Icelandic film. Rated R. One hour, 35 minutes.

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red star for teens eventShrinky Dink Key Chains and Jewelry

Teen Craft
Tue, July 21, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a one of a kind piece of jewelry or key chain using Shrinky Dinks, a shrinkable plastic!

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For ChildrenThree to Five Years Old
Tue, July 21, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, July 21, 2015, 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

Anime Club for Teens
Mon, July 20, 2015, 7:00 pm

If you have any interest in Anime or Manga this is the new club for you.

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 20, 2015, 3:30 pm

Engineering for Kids interweaves science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) in a fun way. Dr. Zuzana Butler will have children creating their own straw rockets, parachutes, custom dragsters, and levitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sat, July 18, 2015
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purple star for childrens eventSuper Hero Art

For Children in First Grade and Up
Thu, July 16, 2015, 6:30 pm

Learn how to create a super hero of your own with art teacher Coleen Tyler. For children in first grade and up. Please register. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventSuperhero Afternoons

For Children Five -Six Years Old
Wed, July 15, 2015, 3:30 pm

Enjoy games, crafts, stories, and creative drama. For children five and six years old. Please register.

Pride film

green star for adult eventPride (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 14, 2015, 6:30 pm

United Kingdom Lesbian and Gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mine Workers in the summer of 1984. The alliance was unlike any seen before and also very successful. Rated R. 119 minutes.

Big Hero Six

purple star for childrens eventBig Hero Six (2014)

Summer Movies for Kids Series
Tue, July 14, 2015, 3:00 pm

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6. Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for the Best Animated Film. Rated PG. One hour, 42 minutes.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Children Three to Five Years Old
Tue, July 14, 2015, 11:30 am

Enjoy stories as you munch your lunch on the back lawn of the library. No registration required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. For children three through five years of age.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tue, July 14, 2015, 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

Club for Teens
Mon, July 13, 2015, 7:00 pm

If you have any interest in Anime or Manga this is the new club for you.

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering for Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 13, 2015, 3:30 pm

Engineering for Kids interweaves science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) in a fun way. Dr. Zuzana Butler will have children creating their own straw rockets, parachutes, custom dragsters, and levitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reminder

Library Closed

Sun, July 12, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, July 11, 2015