Morning Drop-in Maker Stations
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Drop-in Maker Stations

Learn how to make your own bath salts at home with only 4 ingredients! Come to our planting station and plant your own tomato seeds!

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

Audience: Bath Salts - ages 12+; Planting Station - all ages

Special instructions: No registration required.

Link to event page: http://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com

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"NJ Makers Day" at the Elizabeth Public Library
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

"NJ Makers Day" at the Elizabeth Public Library

This year, for "NJ Makers Day," the Elizabeth Public Library will host over 50 programs in a single day, teaching people of all ages how to make various things. Some examples of what we have planned include: screen printing, bubble art, healthy snacking, virtual reality demonstrations, music, sewing, a green screen studio, coding, weaving, collaging, origami, button-making, vision boards, stress less balls, nail art, & so much more. Best yet -- all of these events are completely free to the public! Full schedule available on our website (www.elizpl.org) & Facebook event page.

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: Full schedule: http://www.elizpl.org/teen%20dept%20files/NJMD-schedule-2019%20(2).pdf?fbclid=IwAR370dVqMzz-8SR4EvAwUSjCzjSJgC7w9Ivw3vnTGS2k7H-mUVZyjeKCaBk

Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/317777832214649/

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Children's Room Maker Stations
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Room Maker Stations

Come visit our Makers Stations for young patrons to enjoy! The stations will include: Sensory Play for our littlest visitors, Building Challenge, and Kaleidoscope Craft.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: No registration required!

Link to event page: http://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com

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Reference Room Maker Stations
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Reference Room Maker Stations

Visit our reference room to relax at our Adult Coloring Station or Button Design Station.

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

Audience: Adult Coloring is for adults, of course! Button Making is for all ages, but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special instructions: No registration required.

Link to event page: http://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com

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NJ Makers Day at the Kenilworth Public Library
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

NJ Makers Day at the Kenilworth Public Library

It’s a day to celebrate DIY at the Kenilworth Public Library! Stop by on Saturday, March 23 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. Come see what NJ Makers Day is all about!

New Jersey Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across the Garden State. This all-ages event connects individuals with libraries, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning.

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

Audience: All Ages

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NJ Makers Day 2019
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

NJ Makers Day 2019

Join us for this annual state-wide celebration of “maker” culture and learn to make something new.

Participate in a variety of hands-on activities for all ages, from experiments to technology to crafts, and more!

Activities include: making music with a popsicle stick harmonica, launching objects with a catapult you've created, composing a song on a fruit piano, or making your very own slime!

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://spotslibrary.org/

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Makerfest
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Makerfest

Calling All Makers! We’re looking for exhibitors of all ages to come and show off what you make!
Demonstrate Electronics, Crafts, Science, Technology, Art, Hobbies. Exhibitors may sell their merchandise during the event for a $15 donation to the Friends of the Monroe Township Library. Space is limited.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Call 732-521-5000 x140 or email shrubes@monroetwplibrary.org to apply.

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NJ Makers Day at Long Branch Free Public Library
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

NJ Makers Day at Long Branch Free Public Library

Join us for hands-on family activities, games, and fun all while tinkering, testing, and learning with some every day challenges!

Location: Long Branch Free Public Library- Main Branch- 328 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/501274153732330/

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NJ Makers Day at the NBFPL Makerspace
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

NJ Makers Day at the NBFPL Makerspace

The NBFPL Makerspace will again be participating in New Jersey Makers Day, a statewide celebration of making and maker culture, for its FIFTH year! The New Brunswick Free Public Library's community room will be open with different Maker stations available throughout the afternoon. There will be sewing, button making, Perler bead crafts, bristle bots, and other various STEAM activities. This event is free and open to all ages, so bring the whole family and come create some fun!

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

Audience: All ages

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

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Afternoon Drop-in Maker Stations
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Drop-in Maker Stations

Learn the basic steps to carve your own fun stamp to take home! Make your own beaded bookmark! Make a bracelet featuring your own secret message in Morse code!

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

Audience: Stamp carving: ages 10+; Beaded bookmarks: ages 12+; Morse code bracelets: ages 10+

Special instructions: No registration required.

Link to event page: http://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com

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Book Group
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Book Group

Join the Kenilworth Public Library book group March 26, 2019. We will be discussing "Enduring Love" by Ian McEwan. Copies of this book are available at the library. Join us for some pleasant conversation and share your thoughts about our latest selection!

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=library-book-discussion-group-16&instance_id=6327

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Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Seminar
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Seminar

Lack of sleep can affect you in many ways. Andrew R. Freedman, M.D., Board certified Pulmonary Medicine will discuss sleep disorders and tips on how to get a better night’s sleep.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights
Mar
28
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: All Ages

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

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Holi Festival
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Holi Festival

The New Brunswick Free Public Library is celebrating its 10th annual Indian Holi Festival in cooperation with Rutgers Indian Graduate Student Association and New Brunswick Cultural Center Inc. Please join us for a vibrant, fun-filled celebration of the Indian Festival of colors! This program is free and open to all ages.

The festivities begin with Mehndi (Indian henna tattoo), a display of regional dresses, and crafts for children. There will then be music and dance performances, delicious Indian food, and a free raffle! Join us on the library’s front lawn (weather permitting) after the performances if you wish to participate in the Holi Color Festivity (dry colors). Please make sure to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and please understand that you will not be allowed back in the building after color play.

For more information, please contact librarian Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Our additional program sponsors are New Brunswick Cultural Center, Taalim School of Indian Music, Music Souls, Indo-American Festivals Inc., TV ASIA, and WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio.

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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Saving on Your Taxes
Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Saving on Your Taxes

Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will focus on the recent tax reform changes, social security planning and other financial topics. Get a better understanding of the tax code changes and how they will affect your income and lifestyle. Handouts will be provided and will highlight the major changes in the tax law as well as provide effective planning tips to better prepare for these changes before next year’s filing. There will plenty of time during and after the presentation to ask questions, so don’t be shy! Jonathan has over 10 years’ experience in the financial industry and 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 event.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1738

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Spring Musical Revue
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Musical Revue

The Kenilworth Public Library in partnership with the Kenilworth Senior Citizen Center will be hosting a free musical concert, “Spring Musical Revue,” on Tuesday, April 2nd at 1 pm at the Kenilworth Senior Citizen Center.

The Paper Mill Playhouse’s Children’s Theater on Tour is comprised of experienced students, grouped by age to perform a full musical production in the spring. The Children’s Theater on Tour provides high-quality entertainment and engagement for audiences large and small, while providing young performers a meaningful life lesson in giving back and using their gifts to better people’s lives.

The Paper Mill Playhouse’s Children’s Theater on Tour will perform a musical revue of beloved Disney songs with choreography and vignettes interspersed throughout the production.

Program is sponsored by the Ralph Errington Charitable Foundation.

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

Program will take place at the Kenilworth Senior Citizen Center which is located at 526 Boulevard in Kenilworth.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/%3Fpost_type%3Dai1ec_event%26p%3D1844?instance_id=6417

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Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management

April is Financial Literacy Month - come learn some strategies that can help you manage your debit, increase your cash flow and build emergency funds so that you can live a life that is debt free. Presented by Certified Financial Educator Sarah Ruzol. The program is free and open to all.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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Yarnies: Daytime Edition
Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

Yarnies: Daytime Edition

Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE fiber crafts monthly program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Daytime Edition will take place in the library on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00pm. 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: All Ages

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

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Chair Yoga at the Kenilworth Public Library
Apr
4
11:00 AM11:00

Chair Yoga at the Kenilworth Public Library

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a wellness workshop, "Chair Yoga," on Thursday, April 4th presented by Rose Luma, certified yoga instructor. This workshop will feature chair yoga, meditation & a Q&A session. Call the library at 908 276-2451 to register for this FREE program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kenilworth Public Library.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1822

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My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers
Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers

Author Francine Garson will discuss her own publication experience, the inspiration for her book Things and give advice for writers.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Art of the World
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Art of the World

We’re familiar with the works of Monet and Renoir. Join Roberta Hodes on a trip around the world to learn about the works of Native American artisans, as well as artists from China, India, Thailand and other counties.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Resume Review Drop In
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Resume Review Drop In

If you are looking for a job, or just need to clean up your resume, meet with a certified career counselor to get your resume questions answered.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: No Registration Required.

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How to Keep Foraging Animals Out of Your Garden
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

How to Keep Foraging Animals Out of Your Garden

Come meet Square Foot Garden Specialist Althea Llewellyn as she discusses the ways to keep your garden green and blooming, and free of foraging animals. The program is free and open to all.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Register by calling the library at 732-632-8526.

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Spring Into Health: Healthcare Sampler
Apr
10
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Into Health: Healthcare Sampler

Learn about CentraState Medical Center’s programs and services, and meet with health professionals who specialize in Smoking Cessation, Diabetes Prevention, Balance, Nutrition, Chronic Disease, CPR, Speech, Brain Health, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiac Services, Pastoral Care, and more. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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From Here to Eternity: How to Die of Old Age
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

From Here to Eternity: How to Die of Old Age

Attend this FREE event to learn about the natural aging process, what speeds it up, and what can control it.

Come to this workshop presented by experienced oncologist Michael J. Nissenblatt, MD. Learn more about aging's connection to cancer as well as to other common medical conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis and dementia. Learn the principles involved in aging, and gain insight into how to control the aging process and its influence on quality of life.

Registration requested. To register, call 732-390-7750 or visit: http://www.ebpl.org/calendar

Light refreshments will be provided!

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=87105

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Now and Forever: The Life Story Workshop
Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Now and Forever: The Life Story Workshop

Outline your entire life story in only two hours!

Through inspiring examples, guided activities, interactive exercises, and constructive feedback, you'll learn how to delve into memories with ease.

Come trigger your creativity and be part of the exhilarating, heartfelt experience of committing your life journey to paper.

A workbook will be provided to all participants.

Presented by Donna Atkins, the Life Story Lady. 

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Call us at 732-251-1515, stop by the circulation desk or register online at www.spotslibrary.org.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=367096&PK=

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Musician’s Showcase
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Musician’s Showcase

Michael Patrick, New Jersey-based songwriter and country & folk musician, will entertain us with songs from Cash, Lovett, Williams and the like. He has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash & more.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Learn to Control Your Diabetes 6 Week Session
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Control Your Diabetes 6 Week Session

Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm


Are you a person with Medicare who has Diabetes or know someone who does? Sign up for a FREE 6-week personalized workshop. Each session of the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) will address a new topic. Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. The workshop will be closed to new attendees after April 30.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. The workshop will be closed to new attendees after April 30. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
Apr
25
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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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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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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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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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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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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Go, Van Gogh
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

Go, Van Gogh

At one point, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother that since he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. A painter and pastor, van Gogh produced more than 2,000 “brilliant children.” In this session, dozens of his works of art, with a focus on pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be explored. An overview of his life experiences and how it influenced his art will lead to a lively discussion, which will include talking about the differences between experiencing original artwork and reproductions.
This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Habits to Increase Your Energy: How to Double Your Energy, Holistically & Naturally!
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Habits to Increase Your Energy: How to Double Your Energy, Holistically & Naturally!

Dom Campbell, a Behavior Transformation Expert and Certified Health & Empowerment Coach will present ways to increase your energy holistically and naturally.

Increasing your energy can help you:

- Get more done in less time
- Experience more enjoyment of food, body, and life
- Feel great and satisfied

Dom will also discuss why most people fail and strategies to reduce the likelihood of failure.

Dom Campbell is a certified Behavior Transformation Expert, Health Coach, and empowerment coach. He strives to improve client health and wellbeing by focusing on transforming destructive habits. He shares strategies to help people bring balance to achieve inner happiness, abundance, and success.

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=87129

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Health Insurance Information Table
Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

Health Insurance Information Table

WellCare Health Plans will be available in the lobby to provide information regarding who qualifies and what is covered by NJFamilyCare, as well as the ability to enroll on the spot.

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=92851

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Brian Curry Musician’s Showcase
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Brian Curry Musician’s Showcase

Brian Curry, Indie Folk Artist and member of the popular band, Cold Weather Company, will give his unique voice to classic and current folk music; as well as a couple Irish tunes for St. Patrick’s Day.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Money Management Seminar
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Money Management Seminar

Jeremy Faberlle, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch will conduct an "Investing Basics" seminar to discuss financial management topics such as diversification, asset allocation, and the importance of identifying and planning for specific goals and life priorities.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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The Florian Jazz Combo
Mar
16
11:30 AM11:30

The Florian Jazz Combo

Enjoy listening to a mixture of Hollywood anthems and Broadway songs during this FREE concert! Please call us at 908 276-2451 to register, or visit us at 548 Boulevard, Kenilworth NJ 07033.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1816

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Book Club: "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Book Club: "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Books for our book discussions are available at the front desk for borrowing or you may obtain your own copy.

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/book-discussions

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Medicare Workshop
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Medicare Workshop

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

At this workshop, you will learn:
- What’s changing in 2019?
- 5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Medicare Beneficiaries
- Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans
- How do Medicare Supplement Policies Work?
- How do Medicare Prescription Drug programs work?
- What are some of the Proposed Changes to Medicare in the future?

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

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

Audience: Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=91532

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Gouache Painting Class
Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

Gouache Painting Class

Gouache (pronounced "gwash") is an opaque watercolor. Learn techniques of using this medium. Materials provided. Taught by artist April Zay.

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

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/IpoZC42sorwEcdfU2

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

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Blood Drive
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Blood Drive

Blood products from healthy donors are often lifesaving or life enhancing.

Walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, go to http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS and enter sponsor code 68743.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=88786

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Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference

Cryptozoology is the science of cryptids: creatures not discovered by science and unconfirmed from the wider community. With a roster ranging from Sasquatch to zombies, skeptics consider it a pseudoscience due to the general lack of evidence for any of these creatures. Cryptozoology highlights the divide between the scientific and pseudoscientific methods. Beyond looking at it as a science, cryptozoology also preserves folklore, history, and oral traditions. As a result, cryptozoology not only reveals perceptions of the past, but also reveals much about the present. At this conference, our speakers will examine various cryptids from a number of perspectives ranging from popular fiction, cinema, and traditional academic articles. Rutgers professor and folklorist Angus Gillespie moderates.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Heart Health 101: Heart Health/Blood Pressure Workshop
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Heart Health 101: Heart Health/Blood Pressure Workshop

Maria Santos, MPH, CHES, Adult Health Educator for WellCare Health Plans of NJ, will be providing information on Heart Health and Healthy Blood Pressure Guidelines. The presentation will include a segment on how to recognize heart attack symptoms.

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=92711

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Movie Matinee: Crazy Rich Asians
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Movie Matinee: Crazy Rich Asians

“Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: You may bring your own refreshments.

To see a trailer

https://www.swank.com/public-libraries/details/55431-crazy-rich-asians?bucketName=Movies%20&%20TV&movieName=Crazy%20Rich%20Asians&widget=FILM-RESULTS-undefined

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/all-events/2019/3/8/movie-matineenbspcrazy-rich-asians

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Paper Roll Shamrocks
Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

Paper Roll Shamrocks

This easy craft uses toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue & paint. Materials provided.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/BNxCCsRPG1rbyCLv1

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/all-events/2019/3/7/paper-roll-shamrocks

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How to Get in the Ivy League
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

How to Get in the Ivy League

Ever wonder exactly what it takes to get into a top-tier college like Harvard or Princeton? What do elite colleges look for in applicants, and how can you make sure you're a competitive one? Join Nikki Bruno, an Independent Educational Consultant, for an informative seminar on the topic of Elite College Admissions. Learn how to stand out as a student and what steps to take so you can become an Ivy League graduate! Plus, you could win a $100 gift certificate!

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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Knitting/Crochet Group
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Knitting/Crochet Group

Description: Group meets every Monday evening from 6:30 until 8:00. Group knits and crochets and welcomes new members and people new to the craft. Great place to discuss projects and problems with your projects.

Location: Milltown Public Library – 20 W. Church Street, Milltown, NJ 08850.

Audience: All ages welcome.

Link to event page: http://www.lmxac.org/milltown/events.htm

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Saving on Your Taxes
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Saving on Your Taxes

Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will focus on the recent tax reform changes, social security planning and other financial topics. Get a better understanding of the tax code changes and how they will affect your income and lifestyle. Handouts will be provided and will highlight the major changes in the tax law as well as provide effective planning tips to better prepare for these changes before next year’s filing. There will plenty of time during and after the presentation to ask questions, so don’t be shy! Jonathan has over 10 years’ experience in the financial industry and 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 event.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1738

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Chinese New Year Celebration
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Chinese New Year Celebration

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Pig with an afternoon of crafts and performances on. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, this festive program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, colorful folk dancing, Kung Fu, Chinese Yo-Yo, and instrumental performances led by the students and teachers from the Edison Chinese School, Murray Hill Chinese School, Joe Yung Dance Group, and other community groups devoted to promoting Chinese culture. Bring the whole family to learn and celebrate with us. Delicious food will also be served.

Chinese New Year falls on February 5th in 2019, and is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar with many traditions. Some of the typical practices are: families gather together for dinner, eating dishes that symbolize good fortune and health; children wear new clothes and receive red envelopes with money that will bring them good luck for the upcoming New Year; and clean up their clutter to "remove the old and welcome the new."

For more information, please contact librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.

The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was formed in partnership with Jilin University in China and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters. CIRU aims to broaden Chinese language instruction, promote Chinese culture, spur the development of Chinese Studies, and advance a wide range of cultural exchanges of the U.S. and China.

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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Star Wars Day at the Metuchen Library
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Star Wars Day at the Metuchen Library

Ever wonder exactly what it takes to join the 501st Legion? Come join us for a question and answer session and a photo op with some of the characters from Star Wars.

This event is free and open to the public, but please bring nonperishable food items to donate if you can.

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

Audience: All ages

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Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights
Feb
28
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, Seniors

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

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Team Trivia * 1989 Edition
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Team Trivia * 1989 Edition

Monroe Township Library is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a Trivia Game “1989” Edition. Test your knowledge of all things 1989. Anything associated with the year 1989 is fair game! Register as a team of 3 to 6 adult players, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team.
Register at the Welcome Desk

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

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Register as a team of 3 to 6 adult players, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team. Register at the Welcome Desk

Link to event page: http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/news/30th-anniversary-team-trivia/

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National Leap Into Science Week Family STEM Activity - Learn About Balance!
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

National Leap Into Science Week Family STEM Activity - Learn About Balance!

Join us for a workshop for families as we explore concepts of balance through Leap Into Science, a program engineered by The Franklin Institute to help audiences understand STEM concepts in a manner less interested in "right" and "wrong" and more interested in "how" and "why".

Balance is a crucial concept to learn about. While many of us understand it intrinsically in our bodies, making things outside the body balance is a skill that often has to be learned.

Families will have the opportunity to visit various stations set up around the library to learn about balance using everyday objects, teeter totters and even your own body!

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: This is a drop-in activity from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. No registration is required.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=359949&PK=

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Lunar New Year
Feb
24
1:30 PM13:30

Lunar New Year

Come celebrate the Year of the Pig with us!

There will be Chinese musical performances, cultural dances and songs. Live demos from Chinese painting teacher, Mrs. Chen Yu-Chen and Chinese calligraphyist, Mr. LeWei Shang.
This program is proudly presented by NJ Edison Metro Lions Music Group, GYH Entertainment of New Jersey.

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

Audience: All Ages

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Pioneer Day
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Pioneer Day

Travel back in time with us to the days of covered wagons, one room schools, and little log cabins in the woods to learn about life in 19th Century America! Try your hand at spinning wool into yarn, making some delicious homemade butter, weaving on a mini loom, and making some fun pioneer era toys! Come in your best pioneer costume (optional), and enjoy this Family Fun Event for all ages!

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: Registration Required. All ages are welcome to attend, however due to the complexity of some of the crafts and activities, children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who can assist them during the program.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=366279&PK=

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Eating for a Healthy Heart
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Have you been prescribed medication for your heart, or high cholesterol? Have you been told to lose weight and eat healthier to protect your health but don’t exactly know what ‘eat healthier’ means?

In A Healthy Heart, you’ll learn:
• What eating healthier looks like to protect your heart and overall health
• How stress acts as a major contributor to heart disease
• Why exercise is key to overall heart health
• The foundation of creating simple delicious heart healthy food and sample a prepared dish
• Tips for effective stress reduction

This workshop is presented by Lisa Mason, Ed. M., Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Vegan Life Coach & Educator (VLCE), & Certified Whole Food Plant-Based Chef

Registration requested. Register via the online calendar, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling 732-390-6767.

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=87128

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