Events

July 2015 Events

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purple star for childrens eventEngineering For Kids

For Children Ages 7-12 years
Mon, July 6, 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 lavitrons. Space is limited and registration is required.

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red star for teens eventMake Your Own Journal, Comic Book, or Zine

Teen Craft
Tue, July 7, 2015, 3:00 pm

Do you have a cool idea for a short comic or zine? Or do you just want to have a place to write your thoughts and ideas? Come to this program and learn how!

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Library Closed

Fri, July 3, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, July 4, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, July 5, 2015
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TNT (Twos and Threes)

For 2-3 year olds
Tue, July 7, 2015, 10:30 am

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

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Book Break

For Children Three through Five Years Old
Tue, July 7, 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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green star for adult eventForce Majeure (2014)

Friends of the Library International Summer Film Series
Tue, July 7, 2015, 6:30 pm

Force Majeure as a legal term is an unexpected and disruptive event that my operate to excuse a party from a contract. In this Swedish drama, the term has more than one meaning when a family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over the father in particular. Nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Rated R. Two Hours.

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Open 10-2

Sat, July 11, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, July 12, 2015
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Engineering 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.

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TNT (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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Book 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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Big 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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Pride (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.

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Superhero 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.

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Super 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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Library Closed

Sat, July 18, 2015
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Engineering 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.

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TNT (Twos and Threes)

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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Book 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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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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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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Super 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.

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Open 10-2

Sat, July 25, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, July 26, 2015
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Engineering 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.

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, July 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
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TNT (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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Book 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 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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Timbuktu (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.

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Super 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.

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Fresh 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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green star for adult eventThis is A Test

Ruth Jansyn Exhibit
Fri, July 31, 2015, 3:00 pm

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August 2015 Events

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Library Closed

Sat, August 1, 2015
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TNT (Twos and Threes)

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.

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Book 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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Duct 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!

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Zero 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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Superhero 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.

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Open 10-2

Sat, August 8, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, August 9, 2015
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TNT (Twos and Threes)

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.

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Book 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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Alexander 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.

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Wild 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.

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The 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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Library Closed

Sat, August 15, 2015
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Open 10-2

Sat, August 22, 2015
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Librray Closed

Sun, August 23, 2015
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Library Board Meeting

Mon, August 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
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Library Closed

Sat, August 29, 2015

September 2015 Events

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Library Closed

Sat, September 5, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, September 6, 2015
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Library Closed

Labor Day
Mon, September 7, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, September 12, 2015
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Library Closing

This is a Test
Tue, September 15, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, September 20, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, September 26, 2015
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Library Board Meeting

Mon, September 28, 2015, 7:30 pm

October 2015 Events

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Library Closed

Sun, October 4, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, October 10, 2015
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Library Closed

Columbus Day
Mon, October 12, 2015
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Library Closed

Sun, October 18, 2015
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Library Closed

Sat, October 24, 2015
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Library Board Meeting

Mon, October 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
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Poetry Writing Workshop with Jim Haba

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Sat, October 31, 2015, 1:00 pm

Brought back by popular demand, Jim Haba is conducting a fourth poetry writing workshop on the first day of spring! At this session there will be an opportunity to write short pieces. New poets are invited to join the workshop! As the founding Poetry Director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Jim Haba created and developed the Foundation’s biennial Poetry Festival and its extensive Poetry in the Schools Program (1986-2008). He also contributed to many NPR and PBS programs focused on early Festivals, including three major PBS series with Bill Moyers. In 1995 he edited the best-selling book The Language of Life, which accompanied two of these series. His work on behalf of the poetry community earned him The Elizabeth Kray Award from Poets House in 2000 and The Paterson Literary Review Award, for lifetime service to literature, in 2011. His own poems earned him a New Poets of the Delaware Valley award (1984) and a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (1985). His chapbooks Thirty-One Poems and Love Poems appeared in 2006. Samples of his work as a visual artist can be seen on his website: www.jimhaba.com. To register for the poetry writing workshop call 732-572-2750 or go to the front desk.

November 2015 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, November 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
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Poet BJ Ward

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tue, November 24, 2015, 7:30 pm

BJ Ward, an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have been featured on National Public Radio and in publications such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Sun Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, The Normal School, and the New York Times, has brought together in one volume poems from over a twenty year span. A rich collection of thoughtful and often ironic reflections that reveal both the reverence and irreverence of human experience, Jackleg Opera contains the material from his three previous books as well as thirty-five new poems. Book signing and refreshments follow the reading.Sponsored by the friends of the Library.

December 2015 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, December 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

January 2016 Events

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Library Board Meeting

Mon, January 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
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