Zumba
Mar
29
11:15 am11:15

Zumba

Every Wednesday morning! $8 for the class; non-residents welcome! Join instructor Pat Moran for a fun dance workout!

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

Special instructions: Call 732-968-4585 to register.

 

Yoga
Mar
29
7:30 pm19:30

Yoga

Improve flexibility, strength and posture, and discover the other great benefits of doing Yoga!

Location: Piscataway Library, Westergard Branch – 20 Murray Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Bring a towel or mat. Register by calling 732-752-1166, ext. 6.

 

Knitting
Mar
30
1:00 pm13:00

Knitting

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Main Edison Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.

Location: Edison Public Library – Clara Barton Branch – 141 Hoover Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837.

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn. 

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A Talk with Helen Klein Ross
Mar
30
2:00 pm14:00

A Talk with Helen Klein Ross

The author of "What was Mine" will discuss her writing and chat with the audience. "What was Mine" is the story of an otherwise ordinary women who takes a baby from a store and raises her as her own. The devastation and consequences it brings will stay with you long after you put the book down. Light refreshments will be served.

Helen is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and in literary journals and anthologies. Her latest novel What Was Mine (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books) was chosen by People magazine as a “Best New Book of 2016.”

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

Audience: Adults.

Meet the Author: Helen Klein Ross
Mar
30
3:24 pm15:24

Meet the Author: Helen Klein Ross

Helen is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and in literary journals and anthologies. Her latest novel, What Was Mine (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books) was chosen by People magazine as a "Best New Book of 2016."

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

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Path to Employment Job Search Workshop
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Path to Employment Job Search Workshop

Join us for monthly workshops to learn about how NJ Career Connections can help you with your job searches. Check our events page for dates each month.

In the March workshop, we’ll delve into building resumes. We'll cover everything from formatting your resume to following up with employers.

Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: Adults.

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How to Read the News: An Introduction to News Literacy
Mar
30
6:30 pm18:30

How to Read the News: An Introduction to News Literacy

Journalist Stephanie Schwartz will explain how to critically evaluate news and news sources, to distinguish between propaganda and marketing messages, advertisements disguised as straight news, along with strategies for making ethical and sustainable media choices.

Location: The Elizabeth Public Library - 11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: Adults.

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Chocolate Seder
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Chocolate Seder

A melt in your mouth experience! Short and sweet, this is a tasteful (and tasty) hands-on program with a chocolate twist. Learn about the Seder, the Passover meal, through the power of chocolate. This event is for chocolate loving adults of all backgrounds.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Register for this FREE program online. Call 732-583-9100 or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

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Stress, Sleep, and Reiki
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Stress, Sleep, and Reiki

Can't Sleep? Stressed Out? Weighed Down by Life?

Learn how the gentle healing art of Reiki can help you or a loved one restore and renew body, mind and spirit.

Heidi Scanlon is a Reiki Master/teacher attuned and certified in the Usui White Light System of natural healing. She has a full time practice at Freedman Chiropractic Center LLC in East Brunswick. Ms. Scanlon is also co-owner and director of New Jersey School of Reiki LLC and President of the NJ Association of Reiki Practitioners. She has been practicing Reiki since 2000. Since that time she has done thousands of sessions for different types of people with a variety of concerns. She has worked with babies, children, teenagers, and adults needing help with pain, sleeping problems, stress, depression, anxiety, and cancer. She also helps children and adults with learning disorders and special needs. In addition to Reiki sessions, Heidi offers instructional classes for all levels, with certification through New Jersey School of Reiki.

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

Audience: Adults, teens, seniors.

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Citizen Peterson: How Thomas Mundy Peterson Made the Most of His Historic Vote
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Citizen Peterson: How Thomas Mundy Peterson Made the Most of His Historic Vote

March 31st will be the 147th anniversary of Thomas Mundy Peterson becoming the first African-American to cast a vote under the 1870 Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Perth Amboy has long taken pride in Peterson and his place in Civil Rights history. After casting his vote, he could have disappeared into history. Yet instead, he fully embraced civic life as a citizen. How Peterson took advantage of this new opportunity is an aspect of the story that few know about.

New Jersey historian, author, and lecturer, Gordon Bond, will be exploring this aspect in his presentation, “Citizen Peterson: How Thomas Mundy Peterson Made the Most of His Historic Vote.” He will be talking specifically about how his original research revealed some of Peterson’s forgotten participation in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, and State politics.

Bond will also provide an update on the release of a pamphlet about Peterson he is writing for the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission that will be made available free of charge later this year.

Location: Perth Amboy Free Public Library - 196 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy NJ, 08861.

Audience: All ages.

 

 

Comic Con
Apr
1
11:00 am11:00

Comic Con

Join us for an all ages, all day comics/pop culture/fandom event! Featuring Pokemon voice actress Michele Knotz, a screening of the short film Jedi Club and Q&A with director Casey Webb, Cosplay contest, artist alley, gaming, trivia and much more! Visit http://obplcc.tumblr.com/ for more info and updates.

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

Audience: All ages.

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Holi Festival
Apr
1
1:00 pm13:00

Holi Festival

The library is celebrating its 8th annual Indian Holi Festival in cooperation with Rutgers Indian Graduate Student Association, South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI) and Kalyanni Performing Arts. Please join us with the whole family for a fun filled and colorful celebration of the Indian Festival of colors, music, dance, henna, and delicious Indian food. After the performances, weather permitting, there will be color play (throwing dry colors) on the front lawn of the library. If you wish to participate in the Holi color play, please make sure to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Please know you won't be allowed back in the building after color play.

The food for this program has been generously donated by Bollywood Tadka Restaurant in East Brunswick, Mirchi Restaurant in North Brunswick, Chapati House Restaurant in New Brunswick. Other program sponsors are New Brunswick Cultural Center Inc., Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service, and PRAB Harmony Family Success Center. This event will be covered by TV ASIA, WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio, WWRL 1600 AM Radio Zindagi South Asian’s Voice.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages.

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This program is funded by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Office of Culture & Heritage/Folklife Program for New Jersey, New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Rabbi, the Imam, and the Priest: A Look at Religion in the Local Community
Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

The Rabbi, the Imam, and the Priest: A Look at Religion in the Local Community

Supported by a generous gift from Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, the New Brunswick Free Public Library will present two programs on religion in the New Brunswick area. 

This will be a presentation by representatives of the three 3 Abrahamic religions: Judaism, represented by Rabbis Robert Wolkoff and Shaya Shagalow; Islam, represented by Imam Sami Catovic; and Christianity, represented by The Reverend Joanna Hollis. With the same root, these religions have developed into historically separate systems of faith that share many beliefs and practices as well as differences. All three have been in New Brunswick for many years and interact with the wider community in various ways. In the current political climate and worldwide crises, a greater need for mutual understanding has been generated. Come enhance your knowledge of others: public participation is encouraged and young people are welcome.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages.

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Edison Library Focus Group
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Edison Library Focus Group

The Edison Public Library is hosting focus groups to gather input from the community and local organizations to help us develop a long term plan, establish priorities and make the best use of resources.

As a part of our planning, we are trying to identify and understand the needs and concerns of the community. Your opinions and input is vital to this process and the future success of the library.

Location: Edison Public Library – Main Branch - 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.

Audience: All ages. 

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Friends of Piscataway Library Spring Book Sale
Apr
6
Apr 10

Friends of Piscataway Library Spring Book Sale

Sale Days: Preview Night for Members Only-April 5 from 6:30-8:30; Thursday, April 6 from 10-8:30; Friday, April 7 from 10-4:30; Saturday, April 8 from 10-4:30, and Sunday, April 9 from 1-4:30. On Saturday and Sunday you can fill up a large grocery bag for $6.00.

Location: Piscataway Library, Kennedy Branch – 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Audience: All ages.

 

 

The Skinny on Weight Loss
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Skinny on Weight Loss

Why do some people seem to lose weight effortlessly, and others struggle to be successful? This informative and interactive program will discuss some of the key factors that can sabotage a person's best efforts to lose weight.

Considered by many to be East Brunswick's preeminent wellness expert, Dr. Ken Freedman, who hosts EBTV's award winning Wellness Spotlight, will give you the skinny on losing weight and feeling great.

Healthy refreshments will be provided by Dr. Freedman.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Registration is requested, but walk-ins are always welcome. Register at: http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=77859

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Book Sale
Apr
7
1:00 pm13:00

Book Sale

The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Friday April 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come to either or both dates!

In addition to the thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles, they will also have Friends of the Library Tote Bags on sale for $10. Non-members have the opportunity, with the purchase of a tote, to choose one free book and will be given a year’s membership to the Friends. This is one of our biggest fundraisers; it helps to fund programming at the library, so please encourage everyone you know to stop by and support the sale!

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages.

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Lincoln Center Local - Showboat
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Lincoln Center Local - Showboat

An all-star cast joins the Philharmonic in a semi-staged production of Show Boat, one of the greatest musicals of all time. It’s one showstopper after another, from “Ol’ Man River” to “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” — and that’s just the first act. Join us for the powerful story, at turns comedic and moving, of the loves and lives aboard a showboat in the deep South and Chicago.

Sign Language Storytime
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Sign Language Storytime

Join us for stories, musical activities, and a fun craft for ages 3 and up and their families. Stories are read aloud and signed using American Sign Language (ASL).

A certified interpreter will pre-teach signs from the stories, and older children and adults will also enjoy learning about Deaf Culture differences, etiquette, and how to sign simple greetings in ASL

Location: Piscataway Library, Westergard Branch – 20 Murray Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Audience: Kids (ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver).

 

 

InQuire Science: Pointless Pollution
Apr
9
2:30 pm14:30

InQuire Science: Pointless Pollution

Amanda Wheeler from Clean Ocean Action shares information about the function of a watershed and its importance in the environment.  See the effects that pollution, including plastic pollution, non-point source pollution, and storm water runoff, is having on the ocean. Attendees will have a chance to view a demonstration through a watershed model and learn what can be done to become environmental stewards of the ocean. The program is geared for ages 10 and up.

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

Audience: Ages 10 and up.

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Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Through Meditation
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Through Meditation

Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Start incorporating this positive technique in your life. Join Jim Rose, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops.

Location: Edison Public Library – Main Branch - 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.

Audience: All ages.

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I LOVE YOU! WHO ARE YOU? Loving and Caring for a Parent with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Apr
11
1:00 pm13:00

I LOVE YOU! WHO ARE YOU? Loving and Caring for a Parent with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

This presentation will provide useful advice and information on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. It will also discuss how to diagnose and treat these illnesses and give caregivers tips on how to take care of a loved one with Dementia. The program will be presented by Galina Markovich, ANP, RN.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Register for this FREE program online. Call 732-583-9100, or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

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Show Boat in Concert performed by the New York Philharmonic
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Show Boat in Concert performed by the New York Philharmonic

Join us for a free screening of the New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in concert that was performed at Lincoln Center on October 12, 2015.

Under the direction of Ted Sperling, Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River.

Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood.

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

Audience: Adults, teens, seniors.

Special instructions: The screening is free, but please register for the event at the library's website www.spotslibrary.org or call (732) 251-1515.

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Daytime Trivia!
Apr
13
10:30 am10:30

Daytime Trivia!

Daytime Trivia! features a relaxed game show atmosphere with questions in many categories. Individual play. Bring your friends or make new ones! Light refreshments will be served and small prizes awarded. No registration is required.

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

Audience: Adults (18+), seniors.

Classic Movie Monday - Arsenic and Old Lace
Apr
17
1:00 pm13:00

Classic Movie Monday - Arsenic and Old Lace

Synopsis:  Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door, and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return home to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts, disturbed uncle, and homicidal brother, he starts to realize that his family is crazier than he thought.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

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13th Documentary Screening and Discussion
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

13th Documentary Screening and Discussion

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

A panel discussion featuring Rutgers Professor Paul Hirschfield and journalist Stuart Wexler to be moderated by Connie Milton of the East Brunswick Human Relations Council will follow the screening.

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

Audience: All ages.

 

Landscape and Nature Photography: From the Obvious to the Transcendent
Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

Landscape and Nature Photography: From the Obvious to the Transcendent

This is the first photography workshop presented in conjunction with the library's 10th Annual Photography Contest, and will be presented by Joel Simpson.

Learn what it takes to develop your own vision in the very popular field of landscape and nature photography. Do you aspire to take photos that are as good as the ones you see on postcards and calendars? Or do you find these trite and predictable and want to go beyond them? Award-winning photographer Joel Simpson will show you the path to photo-Nirvana, what it takes to set yourself on it, and what to expect along the way. You can’t get there overnight, but if you persist, nourish your visual curiosity, get the right equipment, are willing to wake up early, stay up late, go out in the rain, and, above all, to look at lots of good photographs, you, too, can make the journey.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Special instructions: To attend, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext. 20. Time will be allotted for Q&A, so bring your ideas and questions!

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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/a division of the Department of State.

Make Compost, Not Waste
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Make Compost, Not Waste

Food waste contributes to more than 34 million tons of solid waste sent to US landfills each year. Debbie Lee, a founder of Garden State Green Quest, will examine methods of addressing this food waste. She will focus on the Japanese concept of Bokashi, a long-standing composting method which allows for composting without presorting food. Attendees will learn how Bokashi bran, composed of enzymes, speeds up the composting process, and provides an easy way to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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

Audience: Adults, teens.

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New Jersey Lighthouses
Apr
24
6:30 pm18:30

New Jersey Lighthouses

Come learn all about NJ’s 18 beautiful, unique lighthouses. This program will discuss the different types of lighthouses, their history and the lives and responsibilities of the lighthouse keepers. Don’t miss this fascinating lecture about NJ’s history, presented by the New Jersey Lighthouse Society.

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

Audience: All ages.

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Poetry Reading
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry Reading

To commemorate National Poetry Month, the New Brunswick Free Public Library will publish its 19th annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology in April 2017. The Poetry Anthology is open to all poets – from novice to previously published, and from New Jersey or across the globe. (The deadline for submission was March 24.) All poets whose submissions are published in the Anthology are invited to read those poems at the library's annual Poetry Reading. The reading is free and open to the public to attend.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages.

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Editing Digital Photos
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Editing Digital Photos

This is the second Photography Workshop presented in conjunction with the library's 10th Annual Photography Contest, and will be presented by Bill Blanchard.

Well known NJ photographer Bill Blanchard brings his expertise and humor for an informal and fun introductory workshop about Editing Digital Photos: Demonstration of Adobe Lightroom software. Adobe Lightroom is a photo editing program that has revolutionized digital photography. Making it possible to organize, correct and enhance your images while backing them up at the same time. For this demonstration the emphasis will be on the Library module, where all your images are organized, and the Develop module, where you can correct and enhance your images. He will also cover a bit of Photoshop to explain the differences between the two types of software.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Special instructions: To attend, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext. 20. Time will be allotted for Q&A, so bring your ideas and questions!

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/a division of the Department of State.

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Paint and Sip Party
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Paint and Sip Party

Presented by the Friends of the Dunellen Public Library: Paint and Sip Party! $45/ person with $15 of the proceeds benefiting the Friends!

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Call 732-968-4585 to register.

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Mixing Religion and Economics
Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

Mixing Religion and Economics

This is the second of two programs on religion presented by the library, supported by a generous gift from Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple.

Jim Niessen and Joe Williams of Rutgers University will explain their research on the history of religious institutions in New Brunswick and the role of religion in the economic and social development of cities. Come let your curiosity be your guide as you listen, and feel free to ask questions.

These programs are free and open to the public.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. 

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The Rwandan Genocide
Apr
30
1:30 pm13:30

The Rwandan Genocide

Terry Hoben shares his experience as a medical response team member in Rwanda during the close of the Hutu-Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. Terry has also served in Iran to support the Kurdish refugee crisis and volunteers his time to educate students about the tragedies of inhumanity and the consequences of discrimination and prejudice.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Elmora Branch - 740 West Grand Street - Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Free & secure parking.

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Don’t retire… reFire your life!
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Don’t retire… reFire your life!

Downsized? Obsolete? Retired? Transitioning? ReFire Your Life! The process of reFirement will rekindle and manifest your earliest passions in the next chapter of your life. Speakers Virginia Cornue, PhD and Linda Lombri will share how to create rich and fulfilling lives. Through a self-assessment, they’ll help you reFire your original aspirations and embark on a new creative journey for your life.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Library Auditorium - 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: Adults.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party
May
21
12:30 pm12:30

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Save the date for The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library's annual tea! This year the theme is Mad Hatter! $15/ adult and $10/ child (under 12 years). Includes a selection of teas, finger sandwiches, and desserts! A raffle will be held!

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Call 732-968-4585 to reserve a seat or whole table. 

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Lincoln Center Local -  Noteworthy Film Series: Gabriel Byrne and Will Rogers
May
24
12:30 pm12:30

Lincoln Center Local - Noteworthy Film Series: Gabriel Byrne and Will Rogers

Best known for his Golden Globe–winning performance on HBO’s In Treatment, Hollywood and Broadway star Gabriel Byrne discusses the artistic process with up-and-coming actor Will Rogers, who appeared recently in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and has performed at Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, and the Manhattan Theatre Club, among others.

Lincoln Center Local - Unsung Carolyn Leigh
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

Lincoln Center Local - Unsung Carolyn Leigh

Dedicated to the revitalization of artistically great, unknown works from the Golden Age of musical theater, UnsungMusicalsCo. focuses on songs by legendary lyricist Carolyn Leigh in a special evening produced for American Songbook. From “Witchcraft” and “Young at Heart” to Broadway’s Peter Pan, the theater icon has an enduring legacy of smart, sophisticated, and often sexy songwriting. Donna Bullock, Erin Davie, Rachel de Benedet, Drew Gehling, Autumn Hurlbert, Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey, Max von Essen, and Teal Wicks showcase the lyricist’s greatest hits and the brilliant jazz-infused score from her never-produced musical Gatsby.

Lincoln Center Local - Noteworthy Film Series: Jack O'Brien and Benjamin Endsley Klein
Jun
28
12:30 pm12:30

Lincoln Center Local - Noteworthy Film Series: Jack O'Brien and Benjamin Endsley Klein

Three-time Tony Award–winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray and Coast of Utopia) shares wisdom gained over five decades in the theater with emerging director and frequent collaborator Benjamin Endsley Klein, whose associate director credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the Lincoln Center Theater presentation of War Horse.

Lincoln Center Local - The New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration
Dec
9
2:00 pm14:00

Lincoln Center Local - The New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration

It’s New York’s classiest New Year’s Eve. The Philharmonic serves up an all-Gershwin celebration with a special appearance by the “astonishing” jazz superstar Dianne Reeves, all conducted by Bramwell Tovey, “whose personality is as ebullient as this music.” – The New York Times


Removal & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Removal & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions

The NJ statute on expungement was revised effective April 18, 2016. If someone has been arrested or even had a private criminal complaint signed against them in the Municipal Court, they have a criminal record, even if the charges were dismissed or received a Conditional Discharge under NJ Law past criminal arrests and convictions can be expunged/ erased under certain instances. This program will discuss the expungement process. I served as a Municipal Prosecutor and was amazed how minor criminal guilty pleas and even dismissed charges can affect someone’s ability to get a job or advance a career. Do you have children or someone you know or work with that needs an expungement?

Location: Edison Public Library – Main Branch - 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.

Audience: All ages.

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What's New in Lung Cancer
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

What's New in Lung Cancer

Come to this workshop presented by experienced oncologist Bruno S. Fang, MD to learn about lung cancer and the incredible progress that has been made over the last 5-10 years.

Dr. Fang will discuss the following topics, among others:

  • Incredible breakthroughs in lung cancer treatment over the past decade, including immunotherapy and other targeted therapies
  • Lung cancer risk — even in nonsmokers — and how family members can stay healthy despite elevated risk
  • Prevention and screening protocols, including low-dose CT scans that can reduce the risk of death in high risk populations

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors.

Special instructions: Registration is preferred. Please call (908) 658-5400 or visit CancerSupportCNJ.org/Program-Registration.

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Meditation for Total Wellness, Part 2
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Meditation for Total Wellness, Part 2

Meditation is a means of creating a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Join Umesh Bhatia as he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life.

Location: Edison Public Library – North Edison Branch – 777 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820.

Audience: Adults.

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Counting Caboose
Mar
28
10:30 am10:30

Counting Caboose

Number 6. Featuring books, crafts, games and activities that focus on aspects of math.
Numbers, matching, sorting, measuring, patterns and more. With an adult caregiver.

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

Audience: Kids (Ages 2 - 5).

Special instructions: Registration is required to ensure supplies - 732-968-4585.

 

Edison Library Focus Group
Mar
27
7:00 pm19:00

Edison Library Focus Group

The Edison Public Library is hosting focus groups to gather input from the community and local organizations to help us develop a long term plan, establish priorities and make the best use of resources.

As a part of our planning, we are trying to identify and understand the needs and concerns of the community. Your opinions and input is vital to this process and the future success of the library.

Location: Edison Public Library – North Edison Branch – 777 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820.

Audience: All ages.

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Knitting
Mar
27
7:00 pm19:00

Knitting

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Main Edison Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.

Location: Edison Public Library – Main Branch - 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn. 

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Chair Yoga
Mar
27
10:00 am10:00

Chair Yoga

Get fit where you sit and come to the therapeutic chair yoga classes. Learn a gentle yoga with positions designed to help balance the body, mind and spirit. This class meets on most Mondays at the North Edison Branch Library. Please wear socks and comfortable clothing.

Location: Edison Public Library – North Edison Branch – 777 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: This event is held every Monday. The Chair Yoga group will not be meeting on April 3rd and April 10th. They will also not be in July and August.

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Tales Well Told: Women Breaking Loose
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Tales Well Told: Women Breaking Loose

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a riveting performance from actress Michèle LaRue. She will transport us to the turn of the century through the dramatic reading of two short stories - “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin and “Representing T.A. Buck” by Edna Ferber. LaRue creates a full cast of characters for each story that will instantly bring us back to this enchanting time.

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

Audience: Adults, teens.

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NJ Makers Day at the Library - South Brunswick
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

NJ Makers Day at the Library - South Brunswick

Visit www.sbpl.info for all the details on Makers Day! Join us at SBPL for New Jersey Makers Day this Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. All ages! All afternoon!

Location: South Brunswick Public Library – 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Printable schedule of events. Visit www.sbpl.info and https://www.facebook.com/sbpubliclibrary/ for pictures and updates

NJ Makers Day at the Library - Red Bank
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

NJ Makers Day at the Library - Red Bank

Join us as we kick off our very exciting 1st annual NJ Makers Day Open House on Saturday, March 25, from 11:00am-4:00pm. There will be stations throughout the library featuring all sorts of crafts such as a sewing maching, button maker, balloon animals, silhouette maker, laminating machine, electric typewriter, yarn crafts, and much more! This program is free and all ages are welcome. Registration is not required. The library will be open extended hours from 10:00am-5:00pm today.

Location: Red Bank Public Library - 84 W. Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

Audience: All ages.

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NJ Makers Day at the Library - Old Bridge
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

NJ Makers Day at the Library - Old Bridge

All are welcome to help celebrate the 3rd Annual NJ Makers Day! There will be hands-on activities for makers and creators of all ages. Enjoy craft projects, robotics demonstrations, tech take-apart sessions, tours of the Idea Farm makerspace, gardening lessons, 3D printing and vinyl cutting demos and more.

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

Audience: All ages.

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NJ Makers Day at the Library - Kenilworth
Mar
25
10:30 am10:30

NJ Makers Day at the Library - Kenilworth

It’s a day to celebrate DIY at the Kenilworth Public Library! Stop by on Saturday, March 25 between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm to take part in NJ Makers Day. We’ll have hands-on stations and live demonstrations celebrating the many aspects of maker culture. Last year’s demonstrations included 3D printing, robotics, spinning and weavings, circuitry, and more. Come see what NJ Makers Day is all about!

NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. In 2015, the inaugural NJ Makers Day drew over 13,000 individual attendees to 130 participating sites across all 21 counties in the state. Participating locations included public and academic libraries, schools, museums, schools, commercial makerspaces, as well as sponsorship from such organizations as LibraryLinkNJ, AC Moore stores, BuildTak, BirdBrain Technologies , 5e Board and Soldering Sunday.

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

Audience: All ages.

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NJ Makers Day at the Library - South Brunswick
Mar
24
12:00 pm12:00

NJ Makers Day at the Library - South Brunswick

Visit www.sbpl.info for all the details on Makers Day! Join us at SBPL for New Jersey Makers Day this Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. All ages! All afternoon!

Location: South Brunswick Public Library – 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Printable schedule of events. Visit www.sbpl.info and https://www.facebook.com/sbpubliclibrary/ for pictures and updates

NJ Makers Day at the Library - New Brunswick
Mar
24
10:00 am10:00

NJ Makers Day at the Library - New Brunswick

Join us at the NBFPL Makersapce as we participate in NJ Makers Day, a statewide celebration of the maker movement! We'll have different "creation stations" set up and you can drop by any time during the day to MAKE something! All are welcome, though young children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library - 60 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All ages.

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Wills & Estates Workshop
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Wills & Estates Workshop

Kenneth Vercammen, Equ., will lead this workshop. The main topics include: 

  1. 2017 changes to NJ Estate Tax & changes to taxes on pensions
  2. 2017 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
  3. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills 
  4. Power of Attorney 
  5. Living Will 
  6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate 

COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trust

Location: Piscataway Library, Kennedy Branch – 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Edison Library Focus Group
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Edison Library Focus Group

The Edison Public Library is hosting focus groups to gather input from the community and local organizations to help us develop a long term plan, establish priorities and make the best use of resources.

As a part of our planning, we are trying to identify and understand the needs and concerns of the community. Your opinions and input is vital to this process and the future success of the library.

Location: Edison Public Library – Clara Barton Branch – 141 Hoover Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837.

Audience: All ages.

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Starting a Home-Based Business
Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

Starting a Home-Based Business

Home based businesses offer a cost-effective way of starting a business and offer a part time or full time solution for many to obtain a supplemental income. This two hour seminar covers the steps that you need to take to effectively start a home based business and is designed for starters or for those that are presently engaged in operating one.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Library Auditorium - 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ, 07202.

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: To register, call 908-354-6060, ext. 7223.

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Yoga
Mar
22
7:30 pm19:30

Yoga

Improve flexibility, strength and posture, and discover the other great benefits of doing Yoga!

Location: Piscataway Library, Westergard Branch – 20 Murray Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Bring a towel or mat. Register by calling 732-752-1166, ext. 6.

 

 

Spring Cleaning & Clutter Clearing for a Fresh Start with Jamie Novak
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Spring Cleaning & Clutter Clearing for a Fresh Start with Jamie Novak

Ready to tackle that spring cleaning and de-cluttering checklist but not sure where to start? Join Organizing Humorist and bestselling author Jamie Novak when she reveals all her insider tips and tricks to getting it all done in half the time. From time saving tips like using Listerine to clean shower grout to how a pillowcase can clean your ceiling fan and what to do with all those paper piles Jamie shares it all! You’ll leave this program with a personalized plan and the motivation to put that plan into action starting today.

Jamie Novak has been seen on HGTV and QVC and recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living. She is the author of multiple bestsellers, including Keep This, Toss That! Visit her website at jamienovak.com.

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

Audience: Adults

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Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Real Estate Buyers Class/Investment Property Real Estate
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Real Estate Buyers Class/Investment Property Real Estate

Buyers be prepared to take advantage of the Spring Market. Review local Real Estate Statistics. Professionals from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and from Home Capital Network will be available to review the Market statistics and the two recently RE purchase documents that have changed -New Jersey RE Contract of Sale and the Closing Disclosure Document -and answer your questions.

Investment Properties-Main methods of Real Estate Investing. Risks/Threats and Ways of maximizing and jeopardizing returns.

Location: Edison Public Library – Main Branch - 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.

Audience: All ages.

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IRA Planning - Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

IRA Planning - Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)

This workshop will cover:

  • 6 different options for your retirment plan funds
  • When to leave assets in a company retirement plan
  • When to rollover to an IRA
  • When and if you should take a lump sum distribution
  • When to convert your funds to a Roth IRA
  • Why you would consider an in-plan Roth conversion

Location: Piscataway Library, Kennedy Branch – 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Register at the Kennedy Library Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633, ext.6.

Tween Pinerest Craft Day
Mar
22
4:00 pm16:00

Tween Pinerest Craft Day

Have some DIY fun making Pinterest-inspired crafts!

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

Audience: Kids (Ages 10+)

Special instructions: Registration is required to ensure supplies - 732-968-4585.

 

Zumba
Mar
22
11:15 am11:15

Zumba

Every Wednesday morning starting on March 22nd come join us for a fun dance workout! $8/ class!

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

 

Meditation for Total Wellness, Part 1
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Meditation for Total Wellness, Part 1

Meditation is a means of creating a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Join Umesh Bhatia as he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life.

Location: Edison Public Library – North Edison Branch – 777 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820.

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Part 2 takes place on March 28, 2017.

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Becoming a Citizen of the United States / Cómo Hacerse Ciudadano de los EEUU
Mar
21
2:00 pm14:00

Becoming a Citizen of the United States / Cómo Hacerse Ciudadano de los EEUU

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be offering naturalization information geared towards lawful permanent residents who are interested in learning about the eligibility and filing requirements for naturalization.

El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS en inglés) ofrecerá información sobre la naturalización a los residentes permanentes legales interesados n aprender acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad y cómo solicitar la naturalización.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Library Auditorium - 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Free secured parking available. / Estacionamiento gratis y seguro disponible.

Stamp Fun!
Mar
21
10:30 am10:30

Stamp Fun!

Free-for-all artwork using paint and stamps!

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

Special instructions: Call 732-968-4585 to register.

 

 

Zumba
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

Zumba

Every Monday night at 7:00 p.m.! For a fun workout that will make you forget that you are exercising, come join us for Zumba! Only $8 for the class!

This event also repeats on 3/27.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Call to register at 732-968-4585. Walk-ins also welcome!

Classic Movie Monday - The Quiet Man
Mar
20
1:00 pm13:00

Classic Movie Monday - The Quiet Man

Do you love classic movies? Come join us for Classic Movie Monday! This month featuring "The Quiet Man" - synopsis: Sean Thornton (John Wayne) is an American who swears off boxing after accidentally killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his birth, he falls in love with Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara). The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland, and winner of two Oscars, including Best Director for John Ford. (not rated)

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

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