Drive New Business with Social Media
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Drive New Business with Social Media

Come to a free seminar and interactive discussion presented by Social Media Expert and Author, Maria Semple. Join us and learn how to:

- Determine the platform that’s right for you and your business
- Announce your presence and build your network
- Create and share content that encourages action
- Understand social media advertising and learn your options
- Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

Location: Metuchen Public Library – 480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Audience: Adults/Seniors

Special instructions: Registration is required. To register, either call the library at (732) 632-8526, or register on line at https://business_seminar1_24.eventbrite.com

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The Imperial Voyage - Part 2
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

The Imperial Voyage - Part 2

A two-part lecture will be led by Julian Davis. “The Imperial Voyage” by Teddy Roosevelt in 1905 and the secret deal that he made with Japan continues to influence U.S. relations with Asian nations today.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Anime Club
Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Anime Club

Every Friday we will get together to discuss, watch, and read anime and manga! The first movie we will be watching is Summer Wars. Snacks will be provided!

Location: Dunellen Public Library - 100 New Market Road, Dunellen, NJ 08812.

Audience: Grades 6-12

Special instructions: call to register (732)968-4585, or message the Dunellen Library on Facebook.

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Flute and Classical Guitar Concert
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Flute and Classical Guitar Concert

The Old Bridge Library is pleased to present a classical guitar and flute performance featuring former Monmouth Symphony Orchestra flutist Marjorie
Koharski and guitarist Keith Calmes. They will present a classical concert featuring works by Debussy, Haydn, Galles and Meranger.

Location: Old Bridge Public Library – One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ, 08857.

Audience: All ages

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Vegan Lifestyle
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Vegan Lifestyle

Interested in learning more about adding vegan options to your weekly menus? It's easier than you may think!  Join Denise Morgan, NETA-CGEI, CPT for a discussion on cruelty-free eating, healthy menu-planning tips, and simple recipes to get you started.

Register for this FREE program online. Please call 732-583-9100 or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

Location: Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library – 165 Main St., Matawan, NJ 07747.

Audience: Adults and seniors

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Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series
Jan
30
12:30 PM12:30

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series
Tuesday, January 9 at 12:30pm: 2007 Documentary/Biography examines the goals of the highly secretive American space program prior to Sputnik. The Eisenhower Administration's covert objectives in space gave the impression that the Soviets had a commanding lead in space technology. Rated PG.
Saturday, January 13 at 12:30pm: 1983 Adventure/Biography/Drama about the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. 3h, 13m. Rated PG.
Tuesday, January 30 at 12:30pm: 2008 Documentary about all of the necessary technologies required to reach the Moon and Project Gemini, which comprised ten missions in the mid-1960s. 50 minutes.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Teens and Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Diabetes Self-Management Program
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Are you a Medicare beneficiary who has diabetes or do you care for someone who does? Join this free 6-week workshop series! Each week will feature a new topic on diabetes management. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

(This will be a 6-week series and participants will be expected to attend all 6 sessions.)

Location: Sayreville Public Library – 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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Books on the Move: Firebird
Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Books on the Move: Firebird

NJPAC presents Books on the Move!

Join NJPAC Teaching Artist Wincey Terry in a reading of FIREBIRD by Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. Young listeners will role-play parts of the book, recite affirmations and participate in an arts and crafts activity. 25 families will receive a free copy of the book! Refreshments will be served. Participation is free and open to Springfield residents as well as to those who reside in other communities.

The collaboration of NJPAC with the Springfield Free Public Library aims to promote arts education, interest in reading, and the power of determination, this year showcasing the story of ballet artist Misty Copeland through her own story in FIREBIRD, illustrated by Christopher Myers.

Location: Springfield Public Library – 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.

Audience: Kids

Special instructions: Families interested in participating will need to register with the Youth Services Dept either in person or by phone @ 973-376-4930 ext 232.

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Medicare Workshop
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Medicare Workshop

Join Mike Salum & Justin Lubenow of Senior Advisors to help avoid the 5 mistakes people make on Medicare!

At this workshop, you will learn:

What’s changing in 2018?
- 5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Medicare Beneficiaries
- Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans
- How do Medicare Supplement Policies Work?
- How do Medicare Prescription Drug programs work?
- What are some of the Proposed Changes to Medicare in the future?

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Location: East Brunswick Public Library – 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Audience: Seniors

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Varicose Veins
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain, discomfort and may lead to serious health and circulatory problems if left untreated. Chief of Podiatry at University Medical Center at Princeton Kenneth Goldman, MD, FACS double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery discusses causes and the latest treatment options.

This program is co-sponsored by Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Short Story Discussion Group
Feb
14
11:00 AM11:00

Short Story Discussion Group

Leah Wagner moderates a discussion about 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. This month we will discuss “The School” by Donald Barthelme and “The Conventional Wisdom” by Stanley Elkin.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.

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The Moth Book Discussion
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

The Moth Book Discussion

Join us for an amazing book discussion of All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, which was released in March 2017. The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. The Moth was founded by the novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he and his friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales. Moth Radio Hour is heard on over 450 radio stations worldwide.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.

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Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Dog
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Dog

Come and join the fun with the Lion Dance, traditional Chinese musical performances, cultural dances and songs, Chinese calligraphy and painting, crafts, games and more! Cultural Stations begin at 1pm and performances kick off at pm with the Lion Dance.

This is a collaborative program among Edison Chinese Language School, GYH Entertainment Club of New Jersey and the Metuchen Public Library.

Location: Metuchen Public Library – 480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Audience: All Ages

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Doctor, Can We Talk?
Jan
23
11:00 AM11:00

Doctor, Can We Talk?

Clear and honest communication with your doctor helps you make smart choices about your care. Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare of New Jersey talks about how to make the most of your appointment time through effective communication of your health concerns.
Program co-sponsored by Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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The Life and Crimes of Alfred Hitchcock
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Life and Crimes of Alfred Hitchcock

A spine-tingling look behind the scenes of The Master of Suspense’s notorious classics, from The Lodger (1927) to Frenzy (1972) and the meticulous planning that went into them. This program will be presented by film historian, author and speaker Max Alvarez.

Register for this FREE program online. Please call 732-583-9100 or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

Location: Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library – 165 Main St., Matawan, NJ 07747.

Audience: Adults and seniors

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Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Discussion and Health Screening
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Discussion and Health Screening

The Metuchen Library welcomes representatives from North American Disease Intervention (NADI). NADI was initially established by Rutgers students, with the intention to raise awareness of diabetes and hypertension, and help individuals learn how to prevent these conditions.

At 2:00pm, representatives from NADI will be at the library to discuss hypertension and type 2 diabetes. The presentation will be followed at 3:00pm with a free health screening. The following screenings will be available: blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI, body fat percentage and grip strength measurement.

Location: Metuchen Public Library – 480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Audience: Adults/Seniors

Special instructions: The presentation and screenings are open to all and no reservations are required. If you have any questions, please call the library at (732) 632-8526.

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Then, Now & Forever: Life Story Workshop
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Then, Now & Forever: Life Story Workshop

Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences to share with family and friends? Through inspiring examples, guided activities, interactive exercises, and constructive feedback, you’ll learn how to delve into memories with ease. Come trigger your creativity and be part of the exhilarating, heartfelt experience of committing your life journey to paper. The session will be presented by Donna Atkins, an award-winning communications specialist.

Location: Old Bridge Public Library – One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ, 08857.

Audience: Adults

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A Better You in 2018
Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

A Better You in 2018

A free event for all Elizabeth Residents. All Ages & Families!

Shaping Elizabeth Partners want to help you be as healthy as you can be. Does your 2018 New Year's Resolution involve eating healthier, being more active, or taking better care of yourself physically and mentally? Attend our forums on Jan. 20th and 28th to share your thoughts and get some ideas, too! Participate and have fun while learning. Free refreshments will be provided and fun prizes will be awarded!

Location: Elizabeth Public Library – Main Branch – 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration preferred: https://apreviewofahealthier2018.eventbrite.com/

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Friday Afternoon Movie - Dunkirk
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Afternoon Movie - Dunkirk

Action/Drama/History about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Rated PG-13. 1h, 46m.
Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Teens and Adults

Special instructions: Movies are free. Registration is not required.

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The Imperial Voyage
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

The Imperial Voyage

A two-part lecture will be led by Julian Davis. “The Imperial Voyage” by Teddy Roosevelt in 1905 and the secret deal that he made with Japan continues to influence U.S. relations with Asian nations today.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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International Book Club
Jan
16
10:30 AM10:30

International Book Club

The International Book Club, moderated by Monica Teixeira, will discuss Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Jamaica). This is the story of beautiful Jamaica, an opulent resort and the ugly truth of survival in paradise by an up and coming author.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.

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Dance to the Music Bollywood Style
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Dance to the Music Bollywood Style

Bollywood, or Hindi cinema, features exciting song and dance routines whereby Indian pop music is paired with fast-paced dancing. Dancers wear brightly colored costumes that jingle and jangle and flow with every amazing move. Bollywood song and dance has enduring popular appeal and cultural value. Costumes are provided--or wear your own! We'll celebrate the New Year, dance to Bollywood music and enjoy some refreshments.

Location: Springfield Public Library – 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.

Audience: Family event for all ages!

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Stroke Awareness Seminar
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Stroke Awareness Seminar

The Metuchen Library will be hosting a seminar on stroke awareness. Representatives from JFK Medical Center will be on hand to talk about stroke. Learn more about how strokes happen, the different types of stroke and how to reduce your risks. This interactive presentation will include new advancements in treatment, hands-on learning tools and resources for support.

Location: Metuchen Public Library – 480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Audience: Adults/Seniors

Special instructions: The seminar is free but space is limited, so please call 732-632-8526 to register. All are welcome. The Metuchen Library is located at 480 Middlesex Ave in Metuchen.

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Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series
Jan
13
12:30 PM12:30

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series
Tuesday, January 9 at 12:30pm: 2007 Documentary/Biography examines the goals of the highly secretive American space program prior to Sputnik. The Eisenhower Administration's covert objectives in space gave the impression that the Soviets had a commanding lead in space technology. Rated PG.
Saturday, January 13 at 12:30pm: 1983 Adventure/Biography/Drama about the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. 3h, 13m. Rated PG.
Tuesday, January 30 at 12:30pm: 2008 Documentary about all of the necessary technologies required to reach the Moon and Project Gemini, which comprised ten missions in the mid-1960s. 50 minutes.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Teens and Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Adult Trivia Night
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Trivia Night

Head to the Old Bridge Library for a fun night -- part pub trivia, part famous TV game show. Open to adults ages 18 and up. Bring your friends or make new ones! Teams can consist of up to 6 players; participants may form their own teams or be placed on a wild card team upon arrival.

Light refreshments served and small prizes awarded. Due to limited seating, registration is strongly suggested.

Location: Old Bridge Public Library – One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ, 08857.

Audience: adults

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Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series
Jan
9
12:30 PM12:30

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight Documentary and Hollywood Film Series
Tuesday, January 9 at 12:30pm: 2007 Documentary/Biography examines the goals of the highly secretive American space program prior to Sputnik. The Eisenhower Administration's covert objectives in space gave the impression that the Soviets had a commanding lead in space technology. Rated PG.
Saturday, January 13 at 12:30pm: 1983 Adventure/Biography/Drama about the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. 3h, 13m. Rated PG.
Tuesday, January 30 at 12:30pm: 2008 Documentary about all of the necessary technologies required to reach the Moon and Project Gemini, which comprised ten missions in the mid-1960s. 50 minutes.
Registration is not required.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Teens and Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Friday Afternoon Movie - The Glass Castle
Jan
5
2:00 PM14:00

Friday Afternoon Movie - The Glass Castle

Biography/Drama about a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Rated PG-13. 2h, 7m.

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

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Winterfest
Dec
28
1:00 PM13:00

Winterfest

The Old Bridge Public Library will host its third annual Winterfest family event. This year, one of the day’s special highlights will be an indoor nine-hole miniature golf course. In addition, there will be plenty of games and winter-themed crafts for guests of all ages. There will also be delicious holiday refreshments, and patrons will have the chance to win prizes and will enjoy demonstrations of the Library’s 3D printer and vinyl cutter in its Idea Farm makerspace. The Library’s annual “New Year’s at Noon” celebration will also occur that day, allowing children and their families to experience the ball drop, crafts and activities at a kid-friendly time.

Location: Old Bridge Public Library – One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ, 08857.

Audience: All ages

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Kids Movie: Despicable Me 3
Dec
27
2:00 PM14:00

Kids Movie: Despicable Me 3

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Children must be able to sit through an full length movie. May bring snacks.

Location: Dunellen Public Library - 100 New Market Road, Dunellen, NJ 08812.

Audience: Family

Special instructions: Call to register in advance (732) 968-4585.

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Open Sewing
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Open Sewing

Students will bring their own projects on which to work – there is not a planned project; everyone will be working on their own. If you would like to use a pattern we have previously used in class, the pattern and information can be available to you. Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.

Register at the Reference Desk, by phone or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org

Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Reference Desk, by phone or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org

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