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September 2014 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, September 21, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventOpen Mic Night

For Musicians and Poets
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

This is your chance to read a poem, sing a song, strum a guitar or show your talent with a musical instrument. All ages are invited. Sign up at 6:30 PM and the mic will open at 7:00 PM!

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.


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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
 

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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.


Wadjda

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!

Reminder

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.

Meet the Robinsons movie

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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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.

summer book read

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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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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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.


simple machines

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.