February 2020 Events


Sun, February 16, 2020

Closed – President’s Day

Mon, February 17, 2020

red star for teens eventJust Dance

Teen Afternoon
Tue, February 18, 2020, 3:00 pm

Keep your body moving and dance to all your favorite hit songs with the ALL NEW 2020 version of Just Dance!

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purple star for childrens eventNursery Rhyme Time

For Six to 24 Months of Age
Wed, February 19, 2020, 10:30 am

Rhymes, songs, and stories for our patrons ages 6-23 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration starts Friday, October 4.

green star for adult eventKnitting Club

Monthly Knitting Club
Thu, February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm

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.



Sat, February 22, 2020

purple star for childrens eventRead To Rumi

Rumi is a Therapy Dog
Mon, February 24, 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 room. To register call the library at 732-572-2750.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventGo Game

For Children and Teens
Wed, February 26, 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.

March 2020 Events



Sun, March 1, 2020

green star for adult eventAll is True (PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, March 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

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.

green star for adult eventCreate a Motivation Board

Craft for Adults
Wed, March 4, 2020, 2:00 pm

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!

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Jumping Jellybeans

Caregiver & Me Movement Program for Infants and Children up to 5 Years of Age
Thu, March 5, 2020, 10:30 am

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.  



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Sun, March 15, 2020


Sat, March 21, 2020

green star for adult eventBook and Brews

Extaordinary Women March Theme
Mon, March 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

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.

green star for adult eventPoet Maxine Susman

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Thu, March 26, 2020, 7:00 pm

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.

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Sun, March 29, 2020

April 2020 Events

green star for adult eventThe 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.

green star for adult eventTel 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.

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Closed – Good Friday

Fri, April 10, 2020
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Closed – Easter

Sun, April 12, 2020

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.

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Sun, May 24, 2020
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Closed – Memorial Day

Mon, May 25, 2020

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Closed – Independence Day

Sat, July 4, 2020

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Sun, September 6, 2020
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Closed – Labor Day

Mon, September 7, 2020

October 2020 Events

November 2020 Events

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Closed – Election Day

Tue, November 3, 2020
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Closed – Veteran’s Day

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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Sat, December 26, 2020
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