February 2020 Events
Keep your body moving and dance to all your favorite hit songs with the ALL NEW 2020 version of Just Dance!
Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration starts Friday, October 4.
Join our new Knitting Club this winter. Sarah Gibbons will demonstrate 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.
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 room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.
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.
March 2020 Events
In 1613 William Shakespeare retired. He still had one story to tell, his own. The English film stars Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellan. One hour, 41 minutes.
Create a Motivation Board Motivation to discover what really motivates you. As we define the ways in which we are motivated, we can ask these questions. Is it money or other external factors? Is it need or greed? Or do you just want to be a better person? Participants will create a visual representation at a workshop facilitated by NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network’s Program Coordinator Jacquese Armstrong. Materials will be provided!
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.
Celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage and Women’s History Month by reading a book by or about an extraordinary woman. Read any book that fits this theme and join us for a lively book discussion! Coffee, tea and treats will be served.
Maxine Susman’s seventh book, My Mother’s Medicine: Poems, about her mother’s life as a doctor, was published in 2019. After a career of teaching English at the college level, she continues to teach poetry writing and literature at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Rutgers University, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. Her poems appear in many New Jersey and national journals. She divides her time between New Jersey and Outer Cape Cod.
April 2020 Events
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.
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.
May 2020 Events
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.