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December 2014 Events

 
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.

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Our Youngest Patrons
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:15 am

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

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, and songs for children ages two and three years of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is 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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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
 
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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Storytime for Two and Three year olds
Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 am

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


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, November 22, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventOpen Mic Night

For Musicians and Poets
Thursday, November 20, 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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Divergent (2014)

After School at the Movies for Teens
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

Based on the bestselling teen novel, the film takes place in a world divided by factions based on virtues. Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 19 minutes.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For two and three year olds
Wednesday, November 19, 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 Time

Babies 6 - 23 months
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:15 am

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


The Candidate

green star for adult eventThe Candidate (1972)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It’s agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he’s in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change. Directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle. One hour, 45 minutes. Rated PG. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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purple star for childrens eventPreschool Story Time

For Children Four to Five Years Old
Monday, November 17, 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 eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:30 am

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


Reminder

Library Closed

Sunday, November 16, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Grade School Children
Thursday, November 13, 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 eventCork Coaster Craft

For Teens
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

Paint your own set of beautiful handmade cork coasters or wall art.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Two and Three Year Olds)

Two and three year old children
Wednesday, November 12, 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 Time

For Toddlers 6 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:15 am

Songs, Rhymes, and stories for toddlers 6through 24 months of age accompanied by an adult. Please register.


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Library Closed

Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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purple star for childrens eventPreschool Story Time

For 4-5 year olds
Monday, November 10, 2014, 4:00 pm

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


Reminder

Library Closed

Saturday, November 8, 2014
 

Day after Kristallnacht

green star for adult eventMemories of Kristallnacht – More Than Broken Glass

Selected and Introduced by Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

This documentary film combines photographs and first hand interviews with witnesses of the Night of Broken Glass on the eve of November 9, 1938. Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, author of The Holocaust As Seen Through Film will introduce and lead a discussion about the film. Rabbi Rosenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El of Edison.

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purple star for childrens eventBelle the Reading Dog

For Children to Practice their Reading
Thursday, November 6, 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.

Mr Peabody and Sherman

purple star for childrens eventMr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

Holiday Break Film Series
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1:00 pm

In this animated adventure, we time travel with an advanced canine and his adopted son as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Rated PG. One hour, 32 minutes.


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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For Two and Three Year Olds
Wednesday, November 5, 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 6 through 24 Months Old
Wednesday, November 5, 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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Library Closed

Election Day
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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purple star for childrens eventPreschool Story Time

For 4-5 year olds
Monday, November 3, 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 eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

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

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