Meditation
Jun
26
10:15 am10:15

Meditation

Did you love our Introduction to Meditation program? Meditation will be Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and again at 6:00 p.m.

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

Audience: Adults.

The Last King of Scotland - A Lecture by Natasha Himmelman
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

The Last King of Scotland - A Lecture by Natasha Himmelman

Join us as Natasha Himmelman facilitates a discussion about The Last King of Scotland (2006), with a particular focus on representations of Africa. A media literacy advocate, she poses questions about images, stereotypes, history and fiction, encouraging critical readings, understandings and interpretations of the film. She asks how we might imagine literacies that acknowledge and engage with the pleasures, leisure and entertainment that Hollywood films offer. And ultimately, she asks how we might apply such tools and perspectives in our everyday multi/social media lives.

Originally from in Spotswood, Natasha Himmelman is a Puerto Rican researcher and educator committed to media literacies that empower informed decision making and equip individuals and communities to fully participate in society. An ICS, Dartmouth College and University of Cape Town alum, she is currently a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) in South Africa.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

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Parking Lot Art
Jun
28
10:30 am10:30

Parking Lot Art

Come decorate our parking lot in your chalk artwork!

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Registration is required. Call 732-968-4585 to sign up.

 

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.

Captain Underpants Party
Jun
28
1:00 pm13:00

Captain Underpants Party

Come join us for games and activities based on the book series.

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

Audience: Kids (ages 3+)

Special instructions: Registration required. Call 732-968-4585 to sign up.

Alzheimer's 101
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Alzheimer's 101

This program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Information about risk factors and warning signs, steps to obtaining a diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed. Planning for the future, coping with behavioral and other changes, and accessing community resources are also reviewed.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: There is no fee for attending this program, however, pre-registration is required. Register online or call Alzheimer’s New Jersey: 888-280-6055.

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Adult Coloring Club
Jun
29
3:00 pm15:00

Adult Coloring Club

Come join other coloring enthusiasts at the library! Bring your favorite crayons, markers, or colored pencils, or borrow ours for the afternoon. The library will supply different coloring pages ranging from easy to intricate that you can take home afterwards.

Registration suggested: stop by or call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext.20. Meetings will be held in the Henry Guest House (next to the library) and there will be three more during the summer: July 6th, August 3rd, and August 17th.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Chess Club
Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30

Chess Club

Free play and beginner instruction.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Registration is required. Call 732-968-4585 to sign up.

 

 

The Universe & An All American Total Eclipse
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

The Universe & An All American Total Eclipse

Explore the universe in this virtual journey throughout the cosmos. Learn about the mysteries of eclipses and other celestial events before a total solar eclipse takes place this summer. Following the indoor presentation, attendees are invited to go outdoors to view celestial objects in the sky (such as the ice crystal rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc.) through a powerful hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting. This event is presented by astronomer Kevin Manning and is suitable for patrons 12 years-old and up.

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

Audience: Teens, adults, seniors.

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An Afternoon of Jewish Music
Jul
12
11:00 am11:00

An Afternoon of Jewish Music

Pianist Dave Schlossberg performs familiar Jewish music in new and exciting ways. His CD “A Place Beyond Words: New Visions of Classic Jewish Melodies” will be available for purchase after the show. Admission is free. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages.

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Where Angels Play Foundation: Honoring the Victims of Tragedy
Jul
12
6:30 pm18:30

Where Angels Play Foundation: Honoring the Victims of Tragedy

In late 2012, the New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association was committed to providing much needed advocacy and ongoing support for firefighters, their families and their communities struggling from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  Just two months after Hurricane Sandy hit, America was stunned following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Elizabeth native William Lavin, President of the FMBA, will speak about how they found a way to appropriately honor the children, teachers and families of this tragedy by building playgrounds in Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities – one to honor the memory of each teacher or student lost that day in Newtown, CT. He will also speak about his book Where Angels Live, Work, and Play, co-authored with his son Smitty Lavin.

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

Audience: All ages.

 

Herbs and Spices From Around the World
Jul
12
6:30 pm18:30

Herbs and Spices From Around the World

A program on the care, uses, history and growing of herbs and spices from around the world. We will have handouts, recipes and samples, all are welcome!

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

Audience: All ages.

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

Practice PSAT Exam
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Practice PSAT Exam

Free Practice PSAT Exam for students entering grades 8 through 11. Registration is required. Registration opens June 1 at 9:30 am. Register by phone or online at monroetwplibrary.org.

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

Audience: Students entering grades 8 - 11.

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How to Become a US Citizen
Jul
25
1:00 pm13:00

How to Become a US Citizen

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to join the conversation! Learn about the naturalization process and what you need to become a U.S. citizen. This is a free event open to the public. USCIS representatives will be available to answer your questions.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: You may register online at uscis.gov, but walk-ins are welcome!

Aging Services Kiosk: Answers to Questions about Senior Services
Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Aging Services Kiosk: Answers to Questions about Senior Services

Do you have questions about services for seniors or their caregivers? Come and visit the Aging Services Kiosk and get answers to your questions about: pharmaceutical assistance, home energy assistance/USF, cooling assistance, home care, home delivered or congregate meals, Medicaid, caregiver relief, transportation, or any other questions you might have.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

 

Life Care Planning: Protect Your Estate for Your Family and Loved Ones
Jul
26
10:30 am10:30

Life Care Planning: Protect Your Estate for Your Family and Loved Ones

A panel of professionals discusses how to prepare for life’s “what ifs.” Paul Onish, licensed, registered long term care insurance specialist, Arnold Mayberg, CPA, accountant with an expertise in issues affecting seniors, Gary Garland, certified Elder Law attorney licensed in NJ and NY. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Alzheimer’s 101
Jul
27
11:00 am11:00

Alzheimer’s 101

This comprehensive program provides information about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, including risk factors, warning signs, steps to obtaining a diagnosis, treatment options, planning for the future, coping with behavioral changes, and assessing community resources. Register at the Welcome Desk or online at alznj.org.

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

Audience: All ages.

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"Build a Better World" Book Discussion
Jul
31
1:00 pm13:00

"Build a Better World" Book Discussion

Calling all adult Summer Readers! We will be discussing the books "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan and "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo and how they relate to this year’s Summer Reading theme "Build a Better World".

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext.20.

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Learn How to Save Energy and Money
Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Learn How to Save Energy and Money

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program is a statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs and services for New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment. Representatives from both the business and residential divisions will be on hand to explain the program and answer questions.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

 

 

Observe the Solar Eclipse at the Elizabeth Public Library!
Aug
21
1:00 pm13:00

Observe the Solar Eclipse at the Elizabeth Public Library!

Come for a presentation about solar eclipses, then choose between watching a live NASA Solar Eclipse MegaCast or going outside to observe a partial eclipse (71%) with special protective glasses provided by the library

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Spaces are limited. Call (908) 354-6060, ext. 7203 to register.

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Author Visit: Jamie M. Miller
Jun
24
12:30 pm12:30

Author Visit: Jamie M. Miller

Dunellen author reading her new children's book: The Boy and His Wandering Wallaby; the book will be on sale for $13.00

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Registration is required. Call 732-968-4585 to sign up.

 

Summer Reading Kick-off
Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Summer Reading Kick-off

The Old Bridge Public Library’s annual summer reading program kicks off with crafts and activities for all ages. With the theme of "Build a Better World," this year’s program will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities. Among the day’s highlights will be:

* 11am program featuring the popular ScienceTellers and their “Tall Ships and Pirate Tales” event. ScienceTellers entertains and educates children and their families with positive, educational science programs using interactive experiments to bring the sights and sounds of original stories to life.

* 12:30pm “Build a Cardboard Town” program. Patrons will work together to construct a cardboard town using Library supplies and participants’ creativity.

* 1pm Robotics presentation in the Idea Farm makerspace, featuring demonstrations of Finch robots.

* 11-2pm Representatives from Robert Wood Johnson will be on hand to provide glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, and a licensed nurse will provide relevant information about healthier lifestyles and behavior tips.

Further details and activities are still being developed and updated schedules will be available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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

Audience: Kids, families, adults.

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Organizing Challenge
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Organizing Challenge

Take the 10 week challenge and get organized this summer. Attend one or more sessions and share your progress. Meetings in June are 6/24/17 & 6/30/17 at 10am. Later meetings to be scheduled. You do not need to attend all meetings.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Registration is not necessary.

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Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos

From Capa's Images of D-Day to Taro -- the First Female War Photojournalist -- The Story of a Pathbreaking Couple Who Were the First to Bring Images of War from the Battlefield to Everyone's Kitchen Table.

Marc is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. Marina is a Professor of English and Writing at William Paterson University.

Location: Metuchen Public Library - 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840

Special instructions: For more information, please call the library, 732-632-8526 ask for Mrs. Whittington.

 

A Talk Just for Men
Jun
20
6:30 pm18:30

A Talk Just for Men

A free program dedicated to improving the health of men. Join Dr. Ujjwal K. Datta as he presents valuable information designed to keep you healthy. This program is presented by Hackensack Merdian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy.

Location: 196 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy NJ, 08861.

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: To register for this event, please call the library at 732-826-2600

 

Author talk: The Godfather's Daughter with Rita Gigante
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Author talk: The Godfather's Daughter with Rita Gigante

On the surface, Rita Gigante’s family looked like all the others in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood. But behind closed doors, they had a secret – her father was the notorious crime boss Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, the leader of the Genovese crime family in New York City. Meet Rita as she shares her story and talks about her memoir The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption. Rita will take us on her emotional and spiritual journey as she came to terms with her father, her faith, and coming out to her family. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Legal & Financial Planning: What You Need to Know
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Legal & Financial Planning: What You Need to Know

This workshop will provide information and education on:
 The importance of advance planning
 Identifying steps to get legal, financial and future care plans put in place
 Hands-on tools for making plans now

Location: Metuchen Public Library - 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Call 732-632-8526 to register.

Build a Better World Summer Reading Registration
Jun
17
10:30 am10:30

Build a Better World Summer Reading Registration

Kick off for Summer Reading book tracking and registration for programs opens. Come by to sign your kids up for summer reading and get them reading early in their summer break!

At 12:30, during summer reading registration, author Judi Schleppenbach will be doing a reading and craft for her book: Zippity Zap, Just That Quick! Books will be available for purchase for $12.00.

Interested in learning how to play chess? Registration for Chess Club opens IN PERSON with summer reading registration. The initial meet-up will be on June 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm. People ages 9-109 can register! Max 30 participants.

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

Discovery Day
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Discovery Day

The library is offering an opportunity for you to discover a new skill, hobby or interest. Among these will be floral arranging, how to wrap a sari, henna hand painting, make your own jewelry, how to prepare a home emergency kit, how to check your car’s fluids and much more. All are welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages.

 

Father's Day Craft
Jun
16
4:00 pm16:00

Father's Day Craft

Join Ms. Jennifer in making a craft for all the fathers in your life!

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

Audience: Kids (3+).

Special instructions: Registration is required: call 732-968-4585.

Amtrak: Staying on ‘track’ with America’s Railroad
Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

Amtrak: Staying on ‘track’ with America’s Railroad

Do you dream of seeing the country by train? Join us for this presentation featuring a historical profile of the passenger carrier, along with notable routes, travel tips, on board dining, ticketing options, recent accomplishments (Positive Train Control), and ongoing projects (the new NY Penn Station).

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

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Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Body and Brain
Jun
14
3:00 pm15:00

Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Body and Brain

Over the past several decades, researchers have explored how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health. Diet, exercise, stress, sleep problems, and other factors may influence age-related physical and cognitive decline. Learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: There is no fee to attend this program; however, pre-registration is required. Register online or call Alzheimer's New Jersey at 888-280-6055

Medicare Workshop
Jun
12
6:30 pm18:30

Medicare Workshop

Justin Lubenow and Michael Salum present the 2017 changes to Medicare, the 5 biggest makes made by Medicare beneficiaries, explain supplemental and prescription policies, discuss proposed changes for the future.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Lincoln Center Local: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

Lincoln Center Local: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Emmylou’s stirring silver-voiced interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs changed the sound of country. Crowell has redefined the genre’s songwriting, penning and performing some of the music’s best-loved songs. Together again, the long-time bandmates and Grammy-winning duo unite their strengths, uniting roots and fresh approaches.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors. 

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InQuire Science Series: A New Spin on Energy
Jun
11
2:30 pm14:30

InQuire Science Series: A New Spin on Energy

Come learrn how to reduce the amount of energy you use. Get the opportunity to play a fun, interactive prize wheel game filled with information on rebate programs, energy conservation, and no- and low-cost tips to help reduce energy bills. Presented by New Jersey Natural Gas. This program is geared for ages 10 to adult.

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

Audience: Adults, teens, kids (ages 10+).

 

The Art of Crossword  Puzzle Construction with Ruth Margolin
Jun
11
1:30 pm13:30

The Art of Crossword Puzzle Construction with Ruth Margolin

Want to learn more about the fine art of engaging crossword puzzle creation? Join Ruth Margolin for a presentation on the creation of crossword puzzles. Did you know? Five of Ruth’s crossword puzzles have been published in the New York Times, including a complex Sunday puzzle.

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

Special instructions: Refreshments will be served. Please call 908-353-4820 to register or email Robert Barbanell at rbarbanell@elizpl.org.

 

Taming of the Shrew
Jun
10
2:30 pm14:30

Taming of the Shrew

The respected Hudson Shakespeare Company returns for a performance of William Shakespeare’s famous comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew." Join us in the pleasant gardens of Italy where all the great young scholars have arrived to study, seek their fortune, and fall in love. Petruchio has come to find his love, and he finds it in the misunderstood Katherina. While she wants nothing to do with him, he hatches a plan to make the feisty Kate his wife.  This production is Inspired by the Fellini films and the Italian roots of this timeless play. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free event

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

Audience: Teens, adults.

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Blueprint for Financial Success
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

Blueprint for Financial Success

Want to learn how to build a strong financial foundation? During our free seminar, “Blueprint for financial success,” we will explore the basics of building financial security, including managing debt, growing savings, and safeguarding against risk and unexpected events. All participants will receive a complimentary workbook.

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

Audience: Adults, teens.

 

 

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.

Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters - Know the 10 Signs
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters - Know the 10 Signs

This workshop will provide information and education on:

  • The facts about Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • How to get a diagnosis and do future planning
  • The importance of early detection in the fight against Alzheimer's

Location: Metuchen Public Library - 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Call Metuchen Public Library at 732-632-8526 to register.

Socrates Cafe
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Socrates Cafe

Exchange thoughtful ideas while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn more when we ask questions along with others. Join us and pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider other alternatives. Monroe resident Noreen Gumnic will moderate. This new monthly group will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.

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

Audience: Adults.

 

Moving in the Right Direction
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Moving in the Right Direction

This interactive seminar will help guide older homeowners in their next move. We will explore the reasons to move, overcoming the fear of moving to a new environment, and how to manage the years of accumulated stuff, treasures and trash. We’ll also talk about how to find the help you need including family, friends and professionals. If you or your older loved ones have come to the realization that it’s time to downsize to a smaller home or place, come and learn the next steps so you can move in the right direction.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

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Mental Health: Valuable Information for You and Your Family
Jun
5
6:30 pm18:30

Mental Health: Valuable Information for You and Your Family

Psychologist Angela Gonnella from the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, will address several mental health topics of interest to families, including: reducing stigma in mental health, common symptoms that are red flags for the most common mental health issues, ways to take care of your emotional health, an overview of different types of therapy, and how to identify the early warning signs of mental illness in family members.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Choose a Glass Painting Party
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Choose a Glass Painting Party

Choose a wine glass or a beer pilsner to decorate! Perfect for graduation, wedding, and Father's Day gifts!

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Buy tickets in advance by stopping in to register: $25/person.

 

 

The Underground Railroad in  New Jersey and  Secrets at Abbott House (Sandra Troux Mysteries Book 3)
Jun
4
1:30 pm13:30

The Underground Railroad in New Jersey and Secrets at Abbott House (Sandra Troux Mysteries Book 3)

Join the Sandra Troux Mysteries Authors, Dr. Virginia Cornue and Ms. Linda Lombri (writing under the pen name Crystal Sharpe) for a book talk on Book 3 of the Sandra Troux Mysteries, Secrets at Abbott House.

Be whisked away as the book begins on the Underground Railroad at Applegate Farms in Montclair, which saw many slaves to freedom during the Civil War, and takes Sandy, Bobbi, and Lizbet through the Carolina upcountry and to Haiti and back again, to thwart a villainous corporate espionage scheme.

Dr. Virginia Cornue and Ms. Linda Lombri will also present extended information about the Underground Railroad in New Jersey.

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

Special Instructions: Refreshments will be served. Please call 908-353-4820 to register or email Robert Barbanell at rbarbanell@elizpl.org.

Retro Roadmap
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Retro Roadmap

With summer only a few short weeks away, it’s officially vacation season. To help everyone plan the perfect daytrip to see New Jersey’s most unique attractions, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts a special program with Retro Roadmap blogger and author Beth Lennon on Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm.

Retro Roadmap (retroroadmap.com) is a nation-wide guide to finding charming vintage attractions. The website features restaurants, diners, five-and-dime stores, cabins, old fashioned movie theaters, motels and other fun roadside sights. Retro Roadmap has been featured in the New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Huffington Post.

Lennon will be sharing some of the best retro locations in New Jersey, featuring some of the best mid-century buildings, landmark eateries and kitschy 1950s vacation destinations that the Garden State has to offer. From beloved roadside eateries like the Fireplace in Paramus to Wildwood’s Caribbean Motel, Retro Roadmap highlights the hidden gems found in plain sight in New Jersey and beyond.

Registration is not required for this free program. This program is part of the library’s 50th-anniversary program series and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Audience: All ages.

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