April 2017 Events
Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 6-24 months of age accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
Story, games, and craft for children four and five years old. Please register.
Join Bobbie Ellis, director of Soma Center for a refreshing approach to meditation suitable for everyone. Learn simple embodied meditation and breathing techniques you can use everyday to reduce stress and increase presence in your life, work, and relationships. Bobbie has teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life. Join us for a future Meditation Circle on Thursday, May 25.
May 2017 Events
The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held May 6 and May 7 from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir. Proceeds will benefit library programming.
The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be from 9 AM to 5 PM. When the library is not open please enter on North Sixth Avenue. There will be books for every age and of every genre including bestsellers, mysteries, science fiction, and many non-fiction subjects such as gardening, cooking, history, biography and memoir. Funds will benefit library programming.
Create a beautiful card for your mom or mother figure!
Enjoy listening to new stories before bedtime. Recommended for ages 3-5 years of age.
Hang out with your friends after school. We’ll provide the games, snacks and music!
Wanda S. Praisner, a poet in residence for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, has published four collections of poems, Natirar (2017), Where the Dead Are (2013), On the Bittersweet Avenues of Pomona (2006), and A Fine and Bitter Snow (2003). She has been a featured reader at the Governor’s Conference on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Her work appears in Confrontation, Lullwater Review, New York Magazine and Slant. An open mic and book signing will follow the reading.
Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences to share with family and friends? Donna Atkins, a communications specialist in the application of narrative and story telling, will guide you through activities, and interactive exercises. She will also provide constructive feedback. You will leave the workshop with a full outline of your memoir. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This is a two hour workshop.
JFK Medical Center staff will set up the following health stations to answer questions: Pharmacy, Sugar and Cholesterol screening, Physical Therapy, Breast Exam and Treatment Information, “Having the Conversation” Advanced Directive (Living Will), and Neurosciences-Stroke Prevention. The Health Fair will be held from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Each table will have medical staff to answer your questions.
Unwind after a hectic day at school with some soothing coloring, healthy snacks, and calm music!
Since magic tricks can’t compete with rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland’s shabby pubs. Life brightens for him when he meets Alice, a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn’t have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his magic. This English/French film was a 2011 Oscar nominee in the animated film category. One hour, twenty minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join Bobbie Ellis, director of Soma Center for a refreshing approach to meditation suitable for everyone. Learn simple embodied meditation and breathing techniques you can use everyday to reduce stress and increase presence in your life, work, and relationships. Bobbie has teaching yoga, movement and embodied meditation for 31 years. Meditation can help you live a healthier, happier life.
June 2017 Events
Author Dexter Marks was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He was educated at City College of New York and the University of Chicago. He teaches literature and writing in New Jersey. In his espionage novel, Physco Jihad, Africa is never as it’s imagined. Dexter will talk about writing and publishing his new book. Misunderstanding it is always dangerous and sometimes fatal, and Mr. Banks, newly hired covert operative, will need to learn about Africa on the job—before it’s too late. But it does not begin auspiciously: “We don’t like Americans no more,” the kid says.… And then it gets worse: Gangs? Gangs in back country Africa? How bad could that be? “They all carried Kalashnikovs. The boy came closer to Banks, looking up at him slightly. ‘We are Psycho Jihad boys, yo,’ he said. And he leaned slightly into Banks’ chest, nudging him.” And then things really started going downhill: A budding insurgency, his home and place of work reduced to smoldering ashes, accidentally hitching a ride with a suicide truck bomber….
New Jersey Blood Services is conducting a life saving blood drive at the library. Anyone in good health, 17 years and older, weighing at least 110 pounds can help save lives. This blood drive will help patients in our area hospitals during the critical summer season when supplies are low. To register please call 732-572-2750.
Bring your dog training questions to an expert! Kris Collins, a certified dog trainer, will answer your questions one on one! The private dog trainer has owned three dogs throughout his life. Animal behavior has always been a main interest as well as his love for animals. He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College. “What I aim to do is train the dog and teach the human. Not just train the dog to know a few human words, but train then to enjoy performing the words on command as well as create a desire within them to want to learn more human commands. I aim to teach the human how to make the process fun and realistic for them and their pet, and also teach them how to continue training their dog into the future. So in short, I try to teach long term engagement between dog and human.” This talk is only for humans!