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July 2014 Events

 
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Library Closed

Sunday, July 27, 2014
 

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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.


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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.

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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

Story time for two and three year olds
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 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 and Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, July 21, 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 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.


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green star for adult eventArt Reception for Amita Shukla

Paintings: Technicolor Dreams
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

Amita Shukla, a visual artist from Highland Park and a junior at Highland Park High School, will have her first solo exhibit, “Technicolor Dreams,” in the Library meeting room from July 1 through July 31, 2014. An art reception will be held for her on Sunday, July 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


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Library Closed

Saturday, July 19, 2014
 

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purple star for childrens eventAfter Camp Specials – Creative Drama Workshop

For kindergarten-First Grade
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 3:30 pm

Creative drama workshop using the book, Boy and Bot, about the meeting of a boy and robot. Jean Prall Rosolino, creative drama coordinator at Youth Stages will lead children in acting out silly metallic shenanigans! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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green star for adult eventSon of the Bride

Summer Foreign Film Festival
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30 pm

This heartwarming story of love and celebration of life from Argentina, tells the story of Rafeal’s world and the unexpected events that happen to make him re-evaluate everything that happened before. With the help of a childhood friend, he is able to restructure his past and appreciate the little details! Spanish Rated-R. one hour, 39 minutes.

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green star for adult eventOn Images and Blogs

A Workshop with Library Webmaster Leora Wenger
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 2:00 pm

Do you need photos or images or artwork on a blog or website? Do you like art? Want to start your own art blog or follow some art blogs? This talk will be all about getting your images online. We will be discussing some free photo editing tools. The format will be a 45 minute slideshow/lecture, and the rest of the time will be questions and answers on your specific blog or in general on blogging. If you want to ask about your own blog, it would be helpful if you bring a laptop. Even if you came to a previous workshop, feel free to come to this one and ask new questions.Leora Wenger, the library webmaster, will get you started.

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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For three-five years
Tuesday, July 15, 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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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:30 am

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


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red star for teens eventAnime/Manga Club for Teens

For Teens
Monday, July 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

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

simple machines

purple star for childrens eventScience Series

For Children in Grades 2 - 5
Monday, July 14, 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 13, 2014
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, July 12, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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purple star for childrens eventBugs and Insects and Arachnids, Oh My!

Live Interactive Science Program for Ages 3 through 9 years
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Classic bug songs and stories re-imagined by Jean Prall Rosolino of Youth Stages. Join us for this interactive play shop sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For ages three through nine years.


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purple star for childrens eventTurtlesinger – A Live Turtle Program

Recommended For Ages Four years and Up
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

Karen Buckley, the Turtlesinger will present a live turtle show with professionally recorded original turtle music. Sponsored by Clean Communities.


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purple star for childrens eventBook Break

For Three - Five years
Tuesday, July 8, 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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purple star for childrens eventTNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:30 am

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


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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

Manga and Anime Fun
Monday, July 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts! Social time begins at 6:30 PM and official meeting starts at 7:00PM.

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purple star for childrens eventScience Series

For Children in Grades 2 - 5
Monday, July 7, 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 6, 2014
 

Independence Day Weekend


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Library Closed

Saturday, July 5, 2014
 

Independence Day Weekend


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Library Closed

Friday, July 4, 2014
 

Independence Day


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Library Closing at 5:00 PM

For Building Maintenance
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

Due to building maintenance the library will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM.


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red star for teens eventTeen Craft- Make A Terrarium

Crafts For Teens
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

Create a living terrarium! All material will be provided.


June 2014 Events

 
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red star for teens eventTeen Anime/Manga Club

Teen Club
Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

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


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Library Closed

Sunday, June 29, 2014
 

summer book read

Open 10 – 2

Saturday, June 28, 2014
 

Summer Saturday


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purple star for childrens eventSummer Reading Club Kick-Off

Join the Summer Reading Club
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Grand Falloons will present Professor W’s Earth Science Circus, a combination act involving juggling, plate spinning, vaudeville routines and original music. Recycling could never be so much fun. Children will be able to sign up for the reading club before and after the program. Sponsored by Clean Communities.


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green star for adult eventWriting Your Family History

A Workshop with Susan Amsterdam
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

Susan Amsterdam has lectured widely in the area for organizations, community schools, and libraries. When she wrote her family history in 1997 it seemed natural to turn her experience into a lecture which would give practical guidance to other people interested in preserving their own family legacy. Her lecture is not a lesson in genealogy. Instead she offers suggestions for organizing what may seem like an overwhelming mass of information obtained from many sources (she gives ideas for conducting oral histories and writing one’s own autobiography), dealing with sensitive family information, selecting the most suitable format, finding one’s authentic “voice” for narrating the story, relating the story in an interesting manner, writing the manuscript, and creating the finished book. For many years Susan Amsterdam taught English in college and business schools and has also worked as a journalist, but for the past 20 years she has been an arts administrator in Passaic County.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
 
Monsters vs. Aliens

purple star for childrens eventMonsters Vs. Aliens

Schools Out for Summer Movie Celebration
Monday, June 23, 2014, 1:30 pm

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. Animated action adventure with the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, and Stephen Colbert. Rated PG. 94 minutes.


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Library Closed

Saturday, June 21, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventTeen Gaming Afternoon

New Games on X-Box Kinect
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 3:00 pm

Try out some X-Box Kinect games!


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red star for teens eventTeen Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Teen Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 16, 2014, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer at the library! Dance, play games, win prizes and have have fun with us. Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Teen Summer Reading program.


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Library Closed

Sunday, June 15, 2014
 

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red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventSaturday Afternoon Concert – Classical Music and Popular Songs

Pianist Abraham Alinea
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2:00 pm

Abraham Alinea, born 17 July 1996, is a pianist from Parlin, New Jersey. 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. In June of this year, he will have graduated from Bishop George Ahr High School. Abraham has been accepted to the Manhattan School of Music and plans on attending in the fall. Regularly playing music, he demonstrates a clear passion for entertaining others.


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green star for adult eventFind the Best Hiking Trails in New York and New Jersey

Slide Show and Author Talk
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Daniel Chazin, author of Hike of the Week: A Year of Hikes in the New York Metro Area, will give a talk and slide show presentation. Not only has he served on the board of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 30 years, he himself has completed several thousand hikes in New York and New Jersey. Learn about where to hike and enjoy the most beautiful spots in our own backyard!


Tsu fil Duvids Klezmer

green star for adult eventKlezmer Concert with Tsu Fil Duvids (Too Many Dave’s)

Sunday Afternoon Klezmer Concert
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 3:00 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 Phillidelphia 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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Library Closed

Saturday, June 7, 2014
 

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green star for adult eventAn Evening With Operatic Bass Nicholas Hay and Coloratura Amy Jean Suznovich

Mystifying Nature, Emotions & Vocal Extremes
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 pm

Operatic bass, Nicholas Hay and Soprano Amy Suznovich will be performing a selection of arias and songs from operas and musicals. Pianist Martin Neron will accompany Them
Nicholas Hay
Last year at the library he drew standing ovations for his performance. Nicholas has performed, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Rocco in Fidelio, Plutone in L’Orfeo, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Second Armed Man in The Magic Flute, Zuniga in Carmen, The Innkeeper in Manon, Ceprano in Rigoletto, La Guerre in Les Arts Florissant, and many others. Nicholas has studied Masetto in Don Giovanni, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Haley in L’Italiana in Algeri, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Don Fernando and Rocco in Fidelio, Silvano, Sam and Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera, Angelotti in Tosca, Ariodate in Serse, Talpa in Il Tabarro, Lord Valton in I Puritani, Capellio and Lorenzo in I Capuletti I Montecchi, The Speaker in The Magic Flute, and Le Comte Des Grieux in Manon to name a few. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Amy Jean Suzovich
Coloratura Amy Jean Suznovich, noted for her “impressive vocal range,” was recently nominated for the Main Street Theatre Awards for Best Leading Actress, for her portrayal of Cunegonde in Candide and Best Female Solo for her performance of Glitter and Be Gay. This summer, Amy originated the role of Frenchie in A Night in the Wilde Wild West with the Baroque Orchestra of NJ and performed Azerbaijani arias at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Past performances include: Angelica in Handel’s Orlando, Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda, Gilda in Rigoletto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Rosalina in Giordano’s Il Re, Stepsister #2 in Warren Martin’s True Story of Cinderella, Voce del cielo in Don Carlo and Fiametta/Casilda (cover) in Gondoliers. She has performed with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Queens Opera (NJ), Opera Siena, and Main Street Theatre, among others. Amy performs regularly with The Opera Project, and has performed several concerts in Germany during the summers 2008-2013.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

green star for adult eventButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher, so Butch and Sundance pack their guns and head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don’t speak Spanish – they’ll manage. A winner of four Academy Awards, here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest, funniest outlaws who ever called out “handsup!” Directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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purple star for childrens eventAfter School Specials

For children in Grades Kindergarten- Fifth Grade
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 3:30 pm

Crafts, stories, games and creative drama.