English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings

For centuries the British have had a love affair with tea. All classes, from the aristocracy to the working class, enjoy a nice hot cup of tea. They also enjoy the excitement and fanfare of their monarchs’ royal weddings. Learn about English tea traditions and etiquette along with royal wedding customs and ceremonies. Presented by tea historian, Judith Krall-Russo.

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

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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The Festive Flutes: Shall We Dance?
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

The Festive Flutes: Shall We Dance?

NJ's popular semi-professional flute ensemble will perform bourrees, minuets and gavottes by Bach, Handel and Mozart and ballet classics by Tchaikovsky. Leading the group will be Festive Flutes founder and director Marjorie Koharski, a retired flutist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, an active flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet and a former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music.

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

Audience: Teens, adults

Link to event page: https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/festive-flutes-dance/

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How to Break Up with Your Clutter
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

How to Break Up with Your Clutter

Professional organizer, author and motivational speaker, Jamie Novak, presents a humorous take on how to part with things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding on to treasures and saving items “just in case” you need them someday. Get organized today!

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Top Notch Resumes
May
21
4:00 PM16:00

Top Notch Resumes

Join us in an interactive resume workshop to learn step-by-step tools and tips to write the most effective resume! Free and open to the public, in the community room of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

This workshop is possible thanks to New Jersey Career Connections, brought to you by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: Adults, teens of working age.

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/career-assistance

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Happy Gardening Seminar
May
22
11:30 AM11:30

Happy Gardening Seminar

Prevent injuries from yard work. Join Dr. Karen Kondos for this educational physical therapy seminar to learn ways to reduce risk of injury while doing yard work with the proper use of body mechanics.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register online at www.monroetwplibrary.org or at the Welcome Desk.

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Tidying Your Home Using The KonMari Method
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Tidying Your Home Using The KonMari Method

Certified KonMari Consultant, Ann Sisto, will explain how to tidy your home using the KonMari Method. This decluttering philosophy was developed by Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy and the star of the new Netflix reality series. Ann will share basic tips and demonstrate folding techniques. Discover how learning to let go and surrounding yourself with only those things that spark joy can bring peace and joy.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page:http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/22/2019

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Project Healthy Bones
May
29
10:30 AM10:30

Project Healthy Bones

Fitness expert and personal trainer Liz Allen will guide you through osteoporosis prevention exercises to target the body’s large muscle groups to improve balance, flexibility and strength. All fitness levels and ages are encouraged to participate.

Location: Carteret Public Library – 100 Cooke Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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D-Day, June 6, 1944: Why Did it Succeed?
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

D-Day, June 6, 1944: Why Did it Succeed?

: Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of north west France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed. This presentation will review the details of this crucial invasion.
This presentation will be given by Paul E. Zigo. Mr. Zigo is a history professor, author and military historian, as well as the founder and director of the World War II Era Studies Institute.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page:http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/29/2019

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Strong Bones for a Lifetime
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Osteoporosis means “porous bone,” and looks like low bone mass related to your entire skeleton. In the United States, 54 million people have osteoporosis and low bone mass; placing one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 at increased risk for fracture. Fractures often result in a decreased quality of life, limited mobility and the potential need for nursing home care.

Strong Bones for a Lifetime is an educational program for individuals to learn more about the prevention, management and treatment of osteoporosis. This program will educate individuals on how to prevent fractures and how to maintain or build stronger bones. Individuals will learn about calcium and vitamin D, physical activity and falls prevention. Current treatments for osteoporosis will also be discussed.

Dr. Kathleen T. Morgan is Professor in the Family and Community Health Sciences Department, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University. Dr. Morgan has expertise in the areas of health, nutrition, advancing health equities, women’s health, osteoporosis prevention and healthy communities. She is serving on the Ambassador’s Leadership Council for the National Osteoporosis Foundation to Advocate for osteoporosis prevention. Dr. Morgan’s goal is to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through health promotion efforts and reducing chronic disease.

Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-390-6767 or go online to www.ebpl.org/calendar

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=87151

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
30
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Maximizing Social Security
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Maximizing Social Security

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a Financial Wellness seminar, “Maximizing Social Security,” on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm.

Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will host a program with a focus on Social Security. Come find out how to better prepare for your retirement! For current retirees, there will be tips as to how to maximize social security benefits you may be overlooking. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry and has attended both The Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit 548 Boulevard to register for this free event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://hwww.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=maximizing-social-security&instance_id=6442

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The Bard on the Boulevard: "As You Like It" Performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Company
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Bard on the Boulevard: "As You Like It" Performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Company

The Hudson Shakespeare Company will bring ‘As You Like It,’ to the Kenilworth Public Library, on Tuesday, June 4th, at 7 p.m., for a one-night-only performance to kick off the 2019 Bard On the Boulevard series.

The Bard On the Boulevard series will continue with two more performances. “Coriolanus” will be presented on Monday, July 22, and “Doctor Faustus” will be presented on Tuesday, October 8.

The old regime has been forcefully banished. In its place is a court run by a tyrant. The court has become a place of oppression and harshness. After being banished and threatened with death, our heroine Rosalind flees persecution of her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. But things are not always what they seem. In the search for something more, everyone in the forest is seeking an ideal: an ideal mate, and an ideal world. When Rosalind encounters, Orlando who professes his love for an idealized version of Rosalind, it is up to her to bring Orlando’s expectation of ‘Rosalind’ back down to reality. But in a world where everyone has had to deal with so much grief and pain, overcoming their idealized versions of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness maybe harder than it seems.
The Hudson Shakespeare Company of Jersey City was founded in 1992. Funding for “The Bard on the Boulevard” has been made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Registration is required.
Please call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this free event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=the-bard-on-the-boulevard-at-the-kenilworth-public-library

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Talking College: Create a Financial Plan
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Talking College: Create a Financial Plan

Do you have kids going to college in the near future and are you prepared for your kids’ college expense? Students and parents will learn strategies on how to pay for college without going broke.

Come learn the secret to positioning your finances to get merit and needs-based aid; reduce your debt and increase wealth; minimize college loans, and optimize your FAFSA.

Financial planner Linda Hilton from Triumph Planning Solutions LLC will share tips and tricks to financing the future. There is no cost and no obligation to attend.

Registration is required. Call 732-251-1515 or visit www.spotslibrary.org to register.

Sponsored by BCB Community Bank, Monroe Township.

Location: Spotswood Public Library – 548 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

Audience: Adults, High School Students

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=376246&PK=

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Mindfulness Meditation
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation.

Taught by Dr. Siobhán Gibbons Ed.D. a licensed psychologist in the state of New Jersey.

Location: North Brunswick Public Library – 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: Registration not required.

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/upcoming-events-for-adults

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From Shtetl to Ghetto: Jewish Women on the Lower East Side
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

From Shtetl to Ghetto: Jewish Women on the Lower East Side

How did life in the shtetls (small Jewish villages) of Eastern Europe prepare Jewish women for life in the New World? Even though they were two very different worlds, there were some significant similarities. This discussion will explore how, in America, these women profited from more opportunities but suffered in their personal lives. Presented by Leslie Fishbein, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, the program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities, and made possible in part by the NEH and the NJCH.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/shtetl-ghetto-jewish-women-east-side/

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Natural and Organic Gardening
May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Natural and Organic Gardening

Are you interested in gardening? Do you want fewer chemicals in your life? Nisha Khanna of the Middlesex County Master Gardeners will provide tips and techniques for natural and organic ways to get the most out of your garden.

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

Audience: All ages

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

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
16
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Meditation for Peace and Well Being
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation for Peace and Well Being

Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives.

Please join Jim Rose, long time meditator, for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to incorporate a simple yet powerful technique into your life. Free and open to the public, at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/events

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Introduction to Reiki
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Reiki

Learn how reiki can ease and help manage stress, depression, and anxiety.

Heidi Scanlon is the Director of New Jersey School of Reiki and is a certified Reiki Master of the Usui White Light lineage. Since 2000 she has helped many people of all ages with a variety of concerns. Seeing remarkable transformations in client’s lives and even her own through Reiki has fueled the desire to bring the knowledge of this healing art to the general population on a broader scale.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=92678

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Book Discussion Club: "Narrative of Frederick Douglass" by Frederick Douglass
May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Book Discussion Club: "Narrative of Frederick Douglass" by Frederick Douglass

Recognizing that Douglass was bought and sold on the northern abolitionist podium no less than on the southern auction block, this edition introduces readers to Douglass’s multiple declarations of independence. The Narrative appears alongside his private correspondence as well as the early speeches and writings in which he did justice to the “grim horrors of slavery.” This volume also traces Douglass’s activism and authorship in the context of the reformist work of his wife, Anna Murray, and of his daughters and sons.

Location: North Brunswick Public Library – 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: Registration not required. Copies of the book are available at the front desk to borrow.

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/thursday-afternoon-book-club

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
9
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Allergen Friendly Baking and Baking Substitutions for Paleo, Gluten Free, and Vegan Diets
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Allergen Friendly Baking and Baking Substitutions for Paleo, Gluten Free, and Vegan Diets

Come sample some delicious allergen friendly dessert and learn about baking for grain free, gluten free, and vegan diets! We will be learning about baking substitutions and recipes for paleo, gluten free, and vegan diets.

You will have the opportunity to sample some delicious allergen friendly cookies and receive recipes and resources to bring allergen friendly baking into your own home!

Registration is required for this free program. Register by calling 732-390-6767 or go online to www.ebpl.org/calendar

Jennifer Bridgeman is the owner of Simply Delightful Treats LLC, an allergen friendly bakery that is 100% gluten and dairy free. She loves baking, sharing recipes, and educating people about how to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. She is an award winning baker and has won several contests with her vegan cupcakes, including the 2014 Star Ledger Home Baker Award in the dessert category. In addition to running her business, Jennifer is an occupational therapist who works with children with special needs.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=87106

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Movie: The Children's Act
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Movie: The Children's Act

High Court judge Fiona Maye has to make a life-or-death decision for 17-year-old Adam. Legally still a child, Adam is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. A hospital visit greatly affects them both as Adam's fate lies in Fiona's hands. Registration not required. Rated R

Location: North Brunswick Public Library – 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: Registration not required. You may bring your own refreshments.

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Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/all-events/2019/5/5/monday-movie-the-children-act

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Famous Comedy Duos
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Famous Comedy Duos

Join us for a hilarious presentation by Don Buzney and Danny Scott as they take a trip down memory lane and remember "Famous Comedy Duos".

Registration is required. Call 732-251-1515 or visit www.spotslibrary.org to register.

Location: Spotswood Public Library – 548 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=373171&PK=

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Culture & Conversation: Haiti
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Culture & Conversation: Haiti

Join us for a new program series: Culture & Conversation. Our first program will focus on the history, culture and traditions of Haiti, including national holidays and history of the Haitian flag.

Program presented by Spotswood resident, Marylin Israel.

Haitian food will be available to sample.

Location: Spotswood Public Library – 548 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=375503&PK=

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After Hours Music: Navesink Brass in Concert
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

After Hours Music: Navesink Brass in Concert

Navesink Brass is a professional brass quintet comprised of two trumpets, a French horn, trombone and tuba. This special 2019 concert will include a tribute to Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody), Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin and the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/3/2019

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Music Circle
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Music Circle

Musicians of any level are welcome to play popular songs of various decades in a campfire-style setting. Songs will be done in simple 3-4 chord arrangements and lyrics will be shown on the projector for everyone to follow along.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Knitting & Crocheting Club
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Knitting & Crocheting Club

This club is for anyone new to knitting or crocheting, a beginner or advanced. If you are stuck on something there is always someone willing to help. Please bring your own supplies and come join the fun! Registration is not required.

Location: North Brunswick Public Library – 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: This club meets alternate Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 12pm. Upcoming dates are Fridays on May 3, 17 & 31, June 14 & 28 and Saturdays on May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22.

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/all-events/2019/3/8/knitting-amp-crocheting-club-ry8tp

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What to Expect in College
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

What to Expect in College

A seminar presented by Nikki Bruno, Executive Director of Student Coaching Services, an educational consulting firm that provides Academic Performance Coaching and College Advising services to families.

In this seminar, Nikki will discuss what life is like as a college student and how it's different from high school.

You will learn what everyday life and socializing might be like, how classes are structured and what professors expect, what to do outside of class to prepare for the future, and more.

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

Audience: Teens

Special instructions: Please call 732-632-8526 to register.

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The Essentials of Digital Photography
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Essentials of Digital Photography

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit in 2019! The theme this year is "Love and Unity." The contest submission form and more information can be found at www.nbfpl.org/photocontest. (Deadline for contest submission is May 10th, 2019.) Along with the contest, the library offers free photography workshops presented by professional photographers. All three workshops will be held in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

On this evening, the workshop will be "The Essentials of Digital Photography" led by Princeton Photo Workshop. Do you love to take pictures? Do you want to learn how to make your pictures better? We'll explore the six pillars to becoming a better photographer, with whatever camera is in your hand. You will leave with more confidence to take better pictures. Time will be allotted for Q&A at each workshop, so bring your ideas and questions! To attend any of these programs, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext 20.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/photocontest

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Discover Your Entertaining Style: A Customized Approach to Cooking and Hosting
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Discover Your Entertaining Style: A Customized Approach to Cooking and Hosting

Start with a quiz that uncovers the entertaining style that suits your taste and personality, then learn tips for planning holidays, events, and other gatherings based on your results. Each entertaining style lends itself to recipes, table decor, and other ideas that infuse your personal touch into the celebration. Practical tips and inspiration will pave the way for more enjoyable, less stressful entertaining.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page:http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/1/2019

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The Fine Art of Black & White Photography
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Fine Art of Black & White Photography

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit in 2019! The theme this year is "Love and Unity." The contest submission form and more information can be found at www.nbfpl.org/photocontest. (Deadline for contest submission is May 10th, 2019.) Along with the contest, the library offers free photography workshops presented by professional photographers. All three workshops will be held in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room. On this evening, the workshop will be "The Fine Art of Black & White Photography" led by professional photographer & speaker Michael S. Miller.

Photography began in 1826 with the first latent image in black and white. The black and white photograph in today’s digital world is still a timeless art form. To create an inspiring black and white photograph still requires process and emotional connection to the content that you are photographing. Renowned photographer Michael S. Miller will share with you his thoughts on black and white photography, how to simplify the technical aspect with a few simple techniques, minimizing the complexity of today’s technology and getting down to the art of black and white photography.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/photocontest

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Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights

Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE fiber crafts monthly program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights will take place in the library on the last Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45pm. You don’t need any crafting experience to enjoy these special evenings of creative exploration. Feel free to bring a project to work on. Watch demonstrations of knitting, crocheting and weaving. Try your hand at spinning on a spinning wheel. Bring a finished item to show others. If you enjoy the fiber arts, or want to learn more about them, this is the event for you.

Location: Kenilworth Public Library – 548 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Audience: Adults, Teens

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1773

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Are You Getting a Good Night's Sleep?
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Are You Getting a Good Night's Sleep?

Lack of sleep can affect you in many ways.

Join us and learn about sleep disorders and tips on how to get a better night's sleep.

Presented by Lewis M. Milrod, M.D., board certified in Sleep Medicine.

Registration required. Register online at http://www.ebpl.org/calendar, in person at the library Information Desk, or by calling 732-390-6767 or 1-800-560-9990.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=91516

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Conversation of Your Life
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Conversation of Your Life

Have you had "The Talk" yet?

The Conversation of Your Life program (COYL) aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate your end-of-life care wishes ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. At this event, guest speakers will discuss the importance of advance care planning.

For more information about COYL visit:

www.njhcqi.org/COYL

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Location: Spotswood Public Library – 548 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=367095&PK=

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Confidence Workshop
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Confidence Workshop

* Have you ever felt that you are not enough?
* Has your lack of confidence led you to procrastinate?
* Have you ever watched opportunities pass you by?

Professional confidence coach and founder of Coaching YOU Upward Judy-Ann Chung provides tips to help build your confidence.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9775&EventID=368897&PK=

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