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January 2015 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 31, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventNational Puzzle Day

For Teens
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 pm

Celebrate National Puzzle Day at the library by putting together puzzles and playing puzzle games!


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green star for adult eventBlood Drive is Cancelled and Will Be Rescheduled

Conducted by New Jersey Blood Services
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 pm

The blood drive is Cancelled and is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31 from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

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The Library will be Closed Tuesday, January 27

Due to the Blizzard
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Library Board Meeting-cancelled

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
 
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventLibrary Closing at 2:00 PM

Closing Due to Blizzard
Monday, January 26, 2015, 2:00 pm

Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, January 25, 2015
 

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Library Closed due to weather

Saturday, January 24, 2015
 

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green star for adult eventAsk the Dog Trainer

Basic Training 101 with Kris Collins
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 pm

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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red star for teens eventTeen Mini Magnetic Snow Globe

Teen Craft
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 3:00 pm

Make a miniature decorative snow globe to hang on your fridge.


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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Library Closed
Monday, January 19, 2015

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green star for adult eventMason Gross Extension Division Jazz Trio

Sunday Afternoon Jazz Concert
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2:00 pm

Come in out of the cold and enjoy The Mason Gross Extension Division Jazz Trio. Tara Buzash on keyboard, William Macirowski on bass, and Dan Silverstein on drums are all Mason Gross students who will warm up a winter’s afternoon! This is the first of many concerts at the library with Rutgers University’s Mason Gross students.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 17, 2015
 

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red star for teens eventGraphically Speaking

Teen Graphic Novel Discussion Club
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:00 pm

Join our brand new graphic discussion club! Talk about Raina Telgemeier’s graphic memoirs, Smile and Sisters. Pizza too! Please register to guarantee a slice of pizza.


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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, January 11, 2015
 

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green star for adult eventCabaret (1972)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

In 1931 Berlin, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York). Despite Brian’s confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. Directed by Bob Fosse and also starring Joel Grey. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Rated PG. One hour, 59 minutes.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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red star for teens eventArm knitting (Look Ma, No Knitting Needles)

Teen Craft
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 3:00 pm

Learn this simple knitting technique and make your own chunky knit scarf without any needles!


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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, January 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

Do Everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, January 3, 2015
 

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New Years Day

Library Closed
Thursday, January 1, 2015

December 2014 Events

 
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red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventSixth Annual Spook Handy Holiday Concert

Tales From the Road Concert
Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

The whole family is invited to a Spook Handy Folk Concert that is being held during the winter holiday break. Spook Handy’s Tales From The Road lifts your spirits with sing a longs that every family member can enjoy. His travels through the byways of America fuel his music.


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, December 28, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014

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purple star for childrens eventHow to Train Your Dragon 2

Winter School Break Celebration Movie
Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:30 pm

Astrid, Snotlout, and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races. Meanwhile Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of an ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
 
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red star for teens eventMake a New Year’s Eve Hat

Teen Craft
Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:00 pm

Make your own party hat to wear when you welcome in the New Year!


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, December 20, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventThrowback Thursday

Teen Fun
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Do you ever miss being a kid? This is your chance to be nostalgic and do all the things you did as a child! Play with Legos and Play-doh. Eat Goldfish crackers and drink juice boxes. Watch clips from your favorite childhood cartoons!


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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

Manga and Anime Fun
Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, December 14, 2014
 

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Open Mic Night

Share Your Talent
Thursday, December 11, 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!

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green star for adult eventAdult ESL Registration Day

Adult ESL Conversation Group
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 am

In order to attend the Winter/Spring Adult ESL Conversation Group program, you must attend the Registration Date in Person! You can register from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the reference desk.


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purple star for childrens eventJumping Jellybeans

Around the World in Stories Reading Club Finale
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:30 pm

Tova Halpern founder/artistic director of Fresh Theater Arts, LLC, will involve children 6 months-5 years in creative movement and drama. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Thanks to Target for funding this preschool reading club.


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green star for adult eventIlo Ilo (2014)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:30 pm

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Ilo Ilo chronicles the day to day drama of the Lin family, which includes troublesome school boy Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middle class and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live in maid and nanny. An outsider, Teresa struggles to manage Jiale’s antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a strong bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.

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red star for teens eventWinter Warm Up

For Teens
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 3:00 pm

Drink hot chocolate and make beautiful snowflakes.


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green star for adult eventFriends of the Library Holiday Concert

String Trio
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a Classical Holiday concert with a string trio from Rutgers’ Concert Bureau and then join the Friends of the Library for refreshments. This is a favorite library tradition.


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, December 6, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventJapanese Saimitsu Reception

Mayu Burr, Artist
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 pm

Mayu Burr, an artist specializing in Japanese Saimitsu painting, will have an exhibit at the Highland Park Public Library through the month of December in the meeting room and the main hall display case. A reception will be held on Thursday, December 4 from 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM. Light kosher refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for two and three year olds.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:00 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


Three Days of the Condor

green star for adult eventThree Days of Condor (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30 pm

Robert Redford stars as CIA Agent Joe Turner. Code name: Condor. When his entire office is massacred, Turner goes on the run from his enemies. After reporting the murders to his superiors, the organization wants to bring Condor in – but somebody is trying to take him out. In his frantic hunt for answers, and in a desperate run for his life, every twist leads Condor to the end of his nerves… and will take you to the edge of your seat. Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Robert Redford and Fay Dunaway. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! Watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!

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purple star for childrens eventPreschool Story Time

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 pm

Story time, craft and creative drama for 4-5 year olds. Registration required.


November 2014 Events

 
Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, November 30, 2014
 

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Library Closed

Day After Thanksgiving
Friday, November 28, 2014

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Library Closed

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes

Twos and threes
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:00 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme

For the Youngest Patrons
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:15 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 6 – 23 Months accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.


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green star for adult eventPoet George Witte

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

George Witte has published three books of poems: Does She Have a Name? (NYQ Books, 2014), Deniability (Orchises Press, 2009), and The Apparitioners (Orchises Press, 2005). His work has been widely published in magazines and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Vocabula Bound 2, Old Flame, and the forthcoming book Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, edited by Joel Allegretti and published by Poets Wear Prada. He works as the editor in chief of St. Martin’s Press and lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey. An open mic follows the reading.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 pm