Events

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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