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!

Adult Art Class: Cool Colors vs. Warm Colors
Jul
25
6:30 pm18:30

Adult Art Class: Cool Colors vs. Warm Colors

Joyce Browning, retired art teacher, will lead 5 workshops during this summer. Each workshop is different: sign up for one, a few, or all of them! On this night: Find out how using different color schemes can affect the senses.

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

Special instructions: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own washable media. Colored pencils can be lent to those who need them. Paper will be supplied. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. Registration required; stop by or call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 20.

Audience: Adults.

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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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Sewing Pillowcase Dresses for Africa
Jul
26
6:30 pm18:30

Sewing Pillowcase Dresses for Africa

Using donated pillowcases and notions, we will make as many dresses as possible. The pillowcases will be precut so that we will be able to spend our time hand sewing the dresses. The completed dresses will be mailed to a charity affiliated with Africa.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Call and register (732)968-4585

NAMI NJ Hearts & Minds
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

NAMI NJ Hearts & Minds

Research has demonstrated that people living with severe psychiatric conditions may have an increased risk of heart disease and related conditions. NAMI New Jersey’s Hearts & Minds program is an hour-long live presentation focusing on inner and outer wellness for people living with a mental illness. Hearts & Minds seeks to raise awareness and provide information on: medical self-advocacy, smoking cessation, addictions, healthy eating, exercise, and diabetes.

- Taking the wellness approach can result in: 17 percent decline in total medical visits and 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses

- Wellness is about the individual— you can decide what parts of your life you would like to change.

- Focuses on: Medical Self-Advocacy, Smoking Cessation, Drug/ Alcohol Abuse, Healthy Eating, Mental Illness and Exercise, and Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes

- Includes Goal Setting and Sample Food and Exercise Journals

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

Audience: All ages.

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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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The Magic of Sharks
Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

The Magic of Sharks

Steve Woyce presents “The Magic of Sharks,” a 45-minute shark-themed magic show that is both educational and entertaining. Geared for children of all ages, attendees will learn numerous shark facts during this high-energy comedy magic show. Volunteers will help build a shark by “magic,” play “Fish or Fin,” explore a treasure chest filled with “things that are more dangerous than a shark,” and learn why the White-Tip Shark is known as the most magical shark in the ocean. Woyce has been professionally educating and entertaining children for nearly 20 years on a variety of science topics and makes regular appearances at libraries, camps, fairs and school assemblies. He is also the author of "The Amazing World of Turtles."

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

Audience: Kids.

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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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Marshmallow Challenge
Aug
2
11:30 am11:30

Marshmallow Challenge

Children will build structures with marshmallows and toothpicks.

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

Audience: Kids.

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

 

Chess Club
Aug
3
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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Creative Writing Workshop
Aug
4
3:30 pm15:30

Creative Writing Workshop

Flex your creative muscles in this writing workshop! Each session of this summer series will be different.

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

Audience: Kids.

Special instructions: Register by calling 732-968-4585.

 

Planning for Retirement
Aug
5
2:00 pm14:00

Planning for Retirement

Are you ready for retirement?  A lot of us say “YES”! But how many of us are actually prepared for that time?

The Metuchen Library welcomes Erin Fisher, President of FindMedicarePlans.com and Robin Vetere, CASL, Financial Advisor from Fortis Lux Financial.  These two experts will tackle the joint issues of retirement and Medicare. 

Some of the topics include:

  •  Envisioning your retirement and building your retirement strategy
  •  Sources of retirement income and building your nest egg
  •  Retirement risks to consider
  •  When should you enroll in Medicare and how does each part work

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: To register, please visit https://retirementplanning8-5.eventbrite.com

 

Pete the Cat Party
Aug
9
2:00 pm14:00

Pete the Cat Party

Celebrate the phenomenon that is Pete the Cat. Stories, games, crafts.

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

Audience: Kids (ages 3+).

Special instructions: Register by calling 732-968-4585.

Pasta for the 21st Century
Aug
9
6:30 pm18:30

Pasta for the 21st Century

Our focus will be on healthy versions of pasta such as spiralized veggie pasta, non-cheese macaroni and cheese, as well as cold sesame noodles. Join us as we take our love of pasta to a healthier and lighter level. There will also be a surprise healthy dessert. Recipes will be included.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Register in advance by calling 732-968-4585.

Tangled Party
Aug
10
2:00 pm14:00

Tangled Party

Let your hair down with this Rapunzel inspired program. Stories, crafts, games.

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

Audience: Kids (Grades 3+)

Special instructions: Register by calling 732-968-4585.

 

Giant Bowling
Aug
11
3:30 pm15:30

Giant Bowling

Bowling fun on a giant scale!

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

Audience: Kids (grades 6-12).

Special instructions: Register by calling 732-968-4585.

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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InQuire Science: Coral Reef CSI
Jul
23
2:30 pm14:30

InQuire Science: Coral Reef CSI

Do you dream of exploring the coral reefs? Learn about their unique environment and hear about the effects that human actions are having on these reefs. You'll have an opportunity for some hands-on activities to investigate the health of the coral reefs as well. This program is geared for ages 10 and up and is presented by Amy Penney from the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium.

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

Audience: Kids, teens (ages 10 and up).

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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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Irish Harp Concert
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Irish Harp Concert

The Old Bridge Library is pleased to present Internationally recognized Irish Harpist Michael Rooney for a special appearance. A composer and Sr. All-Ireland Harp champion, Rooney has recorded and toured with the Chieftans. Don’t miss this chance to see this renowned musician in a rare US appearance.

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

Audience: Teens, adults, seniors.

 

Zero Litter Club
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Zero Litter Club

Let’s get together and brainstorm how to solve the litter problem In Dunellen. This club is for children and adults who want our town to be clean and prosperous looking. We will focus on solutions that include: education, volunteerism, and sustainability.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Call and register (732)968-4585

Adult Art Class: Shapes and Seeing
Jul
18
6:30 pm18:30

Adult Art Class: Shapes and Seeing

Joyce Browning, retired art teacher, will lead 5 workshops during this summer. Each workshop is different: sign up for one, a few, or all of them! In this class: Test your memories of colors and shapes by drawing a boxy landscape with or without looking.

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

Special instructions: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own washable media. Colored pencils can be lent to those who need them. Paper will be supplied. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. Registration required; stop by or call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 20.

Audience: Adults.

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All Abilities are Awesome!
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

All Abilities are Awesome!

Everyone is welcome at the third floor’s sensory extravaganza and overview of library services for all children, especially those with exceptional needs. We’ll have ongoing open sensory play, an ongoing outdoor activity, a modified storytime at 2:00, and an information session and tour for parents at 12:30. Bring the whole family and join us at this inclusive event!

Location: Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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Volunteer Fair
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

Volunteer Fair

Come meet representatives from local organizations, businesses and agencies about volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults. Learn how to get involved and make a difference. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about attending or participating, please contact Adult Services Supervisor Nicole DeMatteo by email (ndematteo@oldbridgelibrary.org) or phone, 732-721-5600 x5030, for more information.

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

Audience: Teens, adults

 

Bash the Trash: Music for the Whole Family!
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Bash the Trash: Music for the Whole Family!

Library Bash! Is a fast and funny performance in which you’ll discover a musical world of Science, Sound and Sustainability! Find out about the secret lives of instrument families while exploring the science behind them and check out the crazy instruments made from junk.

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

Audience: All ages.

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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.

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.

 

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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Adult Art Class
Jul
11
6:30 pm18:30

Adult Art Class

Joyce Browning, retired art teacher, will lead 5 workshops during this summer. Each workshop is different: sign up for one, a few, or all of them! This first one will involve color experiments with colored pencils.

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

Special instructions: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own washable media. Colored pencils can be lent to those who need them. Paper will be supplied. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. Registration required; stop by or call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 20.

Audience: Adults.

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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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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.

 

 

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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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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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.

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.

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.

 

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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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.

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