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April 2020 Events

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Jumping Jellybeans

For Infants to Children Five Years of Age
Thu, April 2, 2020, 10:30 am

Jumping Jellybeans, a Caregiver and Me Movement Program by Fresh Theatre Arts, is offering a class for young children where they will have the opportunity to express themselves, build confidence, and explore their imagination through games and dance.This program is recommended for infants and children up to 5 years of age.

green star for adult eventCancelled-The Beatles Come to America!

Presentation and Slide Show
Thu, April 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

Follow The Beatles to America after their phenomenal rise in the United Kingdom! John Paul Groom grew up in Liverpool and went to the same high school as Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He went to the same Sunday school as John Lennon and belonged to the same youth club where Lennon met McCartney. His 90 minute program includes song clips and information on their careers both positive and negative. Included in this program about the rise of Beatlemania, is their appearance at the Royal Variety Show, their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, and their entering films with “A Hard Days Night”. Their song writing careers as well as major accomplishments of their albums, Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper will also be talked about.
On the less positive side, there’s the Maharishi interlude, the “Jesus” controversy, the death of their manager Brian Epstein, the disaster that was “Magical Mystery Tour” and the Beatles as naive, inexperienced businessmen. Also, the Beatles negative experiences as a performing band and their eventual decision to cease performing.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventCancelled-Go Games

For Children and Teens
Fri, April 3, 2020, 3:30 pm

Isaac Wu, a Highland Park high school student and excellent GO player will teach the basics of GO to children and teens. Go is a popular East Asian strategy board game consisting of capturing soldiers, occupying territories, and battles of life and death! Refreshments will be served.

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Read to Daisy

Daisy is a Therapy Dog
Mon, April 6, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

purple star for childrens eventCancelled-Read to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, April 6, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi, the library greyhound is back to listen to stories. Sign up for a six week session of reading. Children must be accompanied by an adult. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

green star for adult eventCancelled-Tel Aviv on Fire (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, April 6, 2020, 6:30 pm

An inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end and he is caught in the middle. Hebrew. One hour, 40 minutes.

green star for adult eventCancelled-Albany St. Bridge Project Art Reception

Art Reception
Thu, April 9, 2020, 6:30 pm

The Albany St. Bridge Project Artists are hosting an art reception and will also talk about their project and work.The goal of the Albany St. Bridge Project is to cultivate long lasting cross-sector partnerships, working to strengthen the relationship between Highland Park and New Brunswick constituents. It is concentrated on how public spaces have the power to unite people from disparate backgrounds, helping to shine a light on our commonalities. Thirteen local artists are creating works of art engaging with the past and present narrative of these two communities, drawing inspiration from an archive of photographs and background information on the Albany St. Bridge.

Reminder

Closed – Good Friday

Fri, April 10, 2020
Reminder

Closed – Easter

Sun, April 12, 2020

green star for adult eventKnitting Club

Knitt with a Friendly Group
Wed, April 15, 2020, 2:00 pm

Join our new Knitting Club this winter. Sarah Gibbons will demonstrate a new stitch. Also, enjoy knitting on your own project with the club. Learn from each other and enjoy the company of other knitters! Please bring your own knitting needles and wool to the two hour session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register call 732-572-2750.

green star for adult eventPoetry Night Reading

Edwin Romond
Thu, April 16, 2020, 7:00 pm

dwin Romond is the author of eight collections of poetry and has been awarded writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts. Garrison Keillor has twice read Romond’s poetry on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and his memoir, “The Ticket,” appears in Tim Russert’s national bestseller, Wisdom of Our Fathers from Random House. He is the recipient of the 2013 New Jersey Poetry Prize for his poem, “Champion.” In addition, Romond wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the musical plays, A Family Life and Robin Hood that were produced at New Jersey community theaters. A book signing and Q & A will follow.

green star for adult eventBallet Class: An American History

Author Melissa Klapper
Thu, April 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and Director of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Her new book is a social history of Ballet in America. Ballet Class takes a new approach to the very popular subject of ballet and helps ground an art form often perceived to be elite in the experiences of regular, everyday people who spent time in barre-lined studios across the United States. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, including children’s books, memoirs by professional dancers and choreographers, pedagogy manuals, and dance periodicals, in addition to archival collections and oral histories, this path-breaking study provides a deeply-researched national perspective on the history and significance of recreational ballet class in the United States and its influence on many facets of children’s lives, including gender norms, consumerism, body image, children’s literature, extracurricular activities, and popular culture.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Daisy

For Children who are Reading
Mon, April 27, 2020, 3:30 pm

Read to Daisy, the library therapy dog, who loves to listen to stories. This is for children who are already reading and need practice to become confident readers. Each child who registers will read 10-15 minutes each Monday. Enjoy our new time spot 3:30 PM -4:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

purple star for childrens eventRead to Rumi

For Children Who are Reading
Mon, April 27, 2020, 6:15 pm

Rumi is a greyhound therapy dog. He is 4 years old, loves kids, and in his spare time likes to listen to stories. This program is for children who already are reading and need practice to become more confident readers. Each child will read to Rumi for 10-15 minutes each Monday for the duration of the program. We will meet in the quiet study and each reader must be accompanied by an adult. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

May 2020 Events

green star for adult eventThe Farewell (NR)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, May 4, 2020, 6:30 pm

In this funny, heartfelt story, Billi’s (Awkwafina) family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch– the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live. Chinese. One hour, 32 minutes.

green star for adult eventPoetry Night with Juditha Dowd

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, May 14, 2020, 7:00 pm

Juditha Dowd’s mixed-genre, verse biography Audubon’s Sparrow is forthcoming in April 2020 from Rose Metal Press. Told in the voice of Lucy Bakewell Audubon, the naturalist’s spirited young wife, it follows their adventures along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in the early 1800s, a period marked by constant challenge and rapid change. Juditha is also the author of a full-length poetry collection, Mango in Winter, as well as poetry chapbooks, short fiction, and lyric essays. She reads with Cool Women, an ensemble performing in the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia area and occasionally on the west coast. Q and A and book signing follow the reading.

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Sat, May 23, 2020
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Sun, May 24, 2020
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Closed – Memorial Day

Mon, May 25, 2020

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Sat, July 4, 2020

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Mon, September 7, 2020

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Closed – Election Day

Tue, November 3, 2020
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Wed, November 11, 2020
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Closed – Thanksgiving

Thu, November 26, 2020
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Closed – Day After Thanksgiving

Fri, November 27, 2020

December 2020 Events

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Closed – Christmas Day

Fri, December 25, 2020
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Closed

Sat, December 26, 2020
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