P.O.V. Documentary Films & Discussion Series - The War Show
Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

P.O.V. Documentary Films & Discussion Series - The War Show

Our “5 on Syria” P.O.V. Documentary Film & Discussion Series continues with films presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. (www.pbs.org/pov).
Tuesdays at 1:00pm

November 14: 4.1 miles
November 21: From Damascus to Chicago
November 28: The War Show

Registration is not required.

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

Audience: Teens, adults.

 

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior. Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. This presentation will focus on several factors including:
• Identifying common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia
• Explaining the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors
• Providing strategies to address common dementia-related behaviors

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

Audience: Adults/Seniors

Special instructions: The program is open to all but registration is required. Interested individuals can register by calling the Metuchen Public Library at (732) 632-8526 or stopping by the library’s main service desk.

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How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey
Nov
30
4:30 PM16:30

How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

Thinking of starting a new business, but not sure how to begin? This course is for you!
 In this 100 minute course you will learn:
• The different business structures
• How to register a small business in New Jersey
o   Legal entity registration
o   Individual structured business registration
• How to report your New Jersey business income
This course is presented by Christina Quinones & Gail Taliaferro from the New Jersey Division of Taxation.

Register for this FREE program online. Please call 732-583-9100 or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

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

Audience: Adults

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Zen Enlightenment and Meditation, Part 2
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Zen Enlightenment and Meditation, Part 2

The Metuchen Library welcomes back David S. Kreiss, PsyD., a Metuchen-based clinical Psychologist, as he continues his discussion on the art and science of peacefulness.

The library received an overwhelming response to his first presentation and we are pleased that Dr. Kreiss has agreed to talk more about how to achieve a sense of inner peace and an understanding of how to peacefully accept others. While Dr. Kreiss will build on his initial discussion, it is not necessary to have attended his first presentation to attend and take advantage of the knowledge he will share in his second visit.

Light refreshment will be served.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Registration is required. Please call to register at 732-632-8526, or register online at https://zen-enlightenment-part2.eventbrite.com.

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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert
Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert

The Exponential Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble consisting of top-notch performers and experienced teaching artists. Pascal Archer (Clarinet), Kemp Jernigan (Oboe) and Anna Urrey (Flute) perform.
Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages

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Delicious and Divine, A Chocolate Affaire for SBPL
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Delicious and Divine, A Chocolate Affaire for SBPL

The SBPL Foundation presents
Delicious and Divine, A Chocolate Affaire
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30p.m.
Offsite: Cafe' Nicole at the Holiday Inn Princeton, Rt. 1 north
Enjoy a festive evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and desserts along with live music and chocolatiers!
Tickets are $60 per person and include all food, beverages, entertainment and demonstrations. You can purchase your tickets at the Borrower Services Desk in the Library or online at http://www.sbpl.info/about/foundation/tickets
Presented by the SBPL Foundation.
Makes a great gift for the holidays!

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: The drop-down menu for location did not allow me to add in an offsite option. This event will be off-site at Cafe Nicole, Princeton Holiday Inn, Rt. 1 northbound.

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Use Your Food as Medicine and Stay Healthy for the Holidays!
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Use Your Food as Medicine and Stay Healthy for the Holidays!

Come learn how to make better food choices during the holidays. By simply combining foods you already have, adding new seasonings and changing the methods that foods are cooked, you can prevent the holiday food blues.

Jessica S. Miller, M.D. completed her residency at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a board certified Physiatrist. She is currently enrolled in simultaneous Integrative and Functional Medicine Fellowships to further her training.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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P.O.V. Documentary Films & Discussion Series - From Damascus to Chicago
Nov
21
1:00 PM13:00

P.O.V. Documentary Films & Discussion Series - From Damascus to Chicago

Our “5 on Syria” P.O.V. Documentary Film & Discussion Series continues with films presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. (www.pbs.org/pov).
Tuesdays at 1:00pm

November 14: 4.1 miles
November 21: From Damascus to Chicago
November 28: The War Show

Registration is not required.

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

Audience: Teens, adults.

 

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The Wonders of Korea and Live Wedding Reenactment
Nov
19
1:30 PM13:30

The Wonders of Korea and Live Wedding Reenactment

Come experience a beautiful Korean Wedding Ceremony reenactment performed live by members of The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project. Traditional Korean food will be served, and two short history and culture documentaries will also be presented. Due to limited seating, registration is requested by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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

Audience: All ages

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After Hours Music: HP & His Hot Take-out Band
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

After Hours Music: HP & His Hot Take-out Band

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist HP is living proof that the Bayou can inspire a musical state of mind that reaches beyond the boundaries of N'awlins into every corner of Americana.  Together with his Hot Take-out Band, HP celebrates Zydeco, Blues, Folk & Bluegrass with one voice through his songs as well as eclectic covers.

Register for this FREE program online. Please call 732-583-9100 or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

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

Audience: Adults

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The Nut Job 2
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Nut Job 2

Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. 

Children should be able to sit through an entire full length film. Participants are welcome to bring snacks with them to enjoy during.

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

Audience: Family

Special instructions: Call to register in advance: (732) 968-4585.

 

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Pelvic Health Seminar
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Pelvic Health Seminar

Description: Men and women experience urinary incontinence, frequency and pelvic organ prolapse as part of normal aging. In many cases, physical therapy improves quality of life. Join Iram Fatima Shah, PT, DPT, specializing in pelvic health rehabilitation for this informative discussion on causes, symptoms and treatment options of pelvic floor issues in men and women. Offered in collaboration with Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach. Register at the Welcome Desk.

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

Audience: Adults

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P.O.V. Documentary Films & Discussion Series - 4.1 Miles
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

P.O.V. Documentary Films & Discussion Series - 4.1 Miles

Our “5 on Syria” P.O.V. Documentary Film & Discussion Series continues with films presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. (www.pbs.org/pov).
Tuesdays at 1:00pm

November 14: 4.1 miles
November 21: From Damascus to Chicago
November 28: The War Show

Registration is not required.

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

Audience: Teens, adults.

 

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Holiday Blues
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Blues

For many people the holiday season is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety. Recognize the signs and learn tips to beat holiday blues.

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

Audience: All Ages

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Genealogy Club Guest Lecture: Getting to Know Your Family’s History
Nov
8
1:30 PM13:30

Genealogy Club Guest Lecture: Getting to Know Your Family’s History

Description: Learn the top 3 ways to share your family legacy with other family members though “The Holiday Talk: Getting to Know Your Family’s History” guest lecture presented by Michelle Chubenko, professional genealogist. Each year families gather for holiday dinners and the opportunity for discovering our own roots presents itself. Discover methods to learn about your family’s ancestral connections and traditions. Genealogists of all expertise levels welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: Adults

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Boheme Opera NJ Series
Nov
8
1:00 PM13:00

Boheme Opera NJ Series

In its 29th season, Boheme continues to bring its opera magic to the Monroe Township Library with a performance of the music of Kurt Weill. This program offered in collaboration with the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages

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Memory Loss Talk and Screening
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

Memory Loss Talk and Screening

Presented by Eric J. Uhrik, M.D. Board Certified in Neurology

If you or a loved one is experiencing increased forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, or difficulty performing familiar tasks, you may benefit from this informative lecture and screening.

This event is FREE, but registration is requested.
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-560-9990
or the Library Info Desk at 732-390-6767

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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New Jersey Author Series: Owning NJ
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

New Jersey Author Series: Owning NJ

Author Joseph A. Grabas, a certified land title professional with over 38 years of experience, shares stories of the pursuit of happiness and property in early New Jersey from his book Owning New Jersey. New Jersey’s land records and deeds are unlikely sources for a thrilling tale but reveal little-known, fascinating history. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: No registration necessary.

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The Lakewood Tent City - Photo Exhibition and Presentation
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

The Lakewood Tent City - Photo Exhibition and Presentation

As unemployment and foreclosure rates rise, our nation has been faced with an unsettling trend. People who have lost their jobs and homes are pitching tents and building shacks in the woods near middle-class neighborhoods as an alternative to sleeping in cars or being warehoused in shelters. This presentation explores the impact of poverty, natural disasters, and the desperate need for affordable housing facing our cities.

Sherry Rubel is a photographer and activist. She spent over 4 years documenting inside Lakewood's Tent City encampment, considered the largest on the NorthEast Coast. Hank Kalet is an award-winning journalist and poet whose work has appeared in numerous online and small-press journals, newspapers and magazines. He is coauthor with Sherry Rubel of As an Alien in a Land of Promise, published by Piscataway House Publications.

Brought to you by The Friends of the New Brunswick Public Library.

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

 

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Winter Greeting Card Exchange
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

Winter Greeting Card Exchange

Begin Holiday Season Planning Now! Drop off your unused greeting cards, with envelopes, and swap for new ones. Please bundle sets. Event runs:Wednesday, November 1 from 2pm to 9pm, Thursday, November 2 from 9:30am to 9pm, Friday, November 3 from 9:30am to 2pm. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

Event runs:
Wednesday, November 1 from 2pm to 9pm
Thursday, November 2 from 9:30am to 9pm
Friday, November 3 from 9:30am to 2pm

 

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Day of the Dead Celebration
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Day of the Dead Celebration

Description: Celebrate the Day of the Dead / el Día de los Muertos at the New Brunswick library with a free event open to all ages! The day's activities will begin with Altar Building / Construcción de Altares: everyone is invited to take part in the creation of a collective Day of the Dead altar. Bring fruit, chocolate, bread or flowers for the ofrenda. Write the name of someone you want to remember and honor on a colorful piece of paper. You can bring photos or draw a picture of your deceased relative to take a place at the altar. The facilitators will explain the meaning of each item that is placed on the altar.

The celebration will continue with music and Aztec dance performances by the Calpulli Huehuetlatolli dance troupe. Enjoy reading time, papel picado (paper flower making), a Sugar Skull workshop, and face painting as well. The festivities will close with a sampling of tamales (Mexican appetizers) and champurrado (a chocolate-based Mexican drink).

New Brunswick Free Public Library’s Day of the Dead program includes collaborations with: Lazos America Unida, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture, Esperanza Neighborhood Project, the Harmony Family Success Center at PRAB, Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Please contact Kavita Pandey at 732-745-5108 x20 or kavita@lmxac.org with any questions or to schedule school visits.

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

Audience: All ages

Link to event page: http://nbfpl.org/day-of-the-dead

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 An Evening of Horror & Mystery with New Jersey Author Donald J. Garvon
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Horror & Mystery with New Jersey Author Donald J. Garvon

Description: Perth Amboy born author Don Gavron will share Halloween-themed horror fiction from his collection & discuss the horror genre. With audio special effects and musical enhancement by Chris Junior. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served

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

Audience: Kids

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Hollywood in the White House
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hollywood in the White House

This high octane journey through 83 years of Hollywood films and TV shows about U.S. presidents features scenes and discussions of such political science favorites as House of Cards, VEEP, Dr. Strangelove, Seven Days in May, Nixon, and the bizarre 1930s rarity, Gabriel Over the White House. This program will be presented by film historian, author, and speaker, Max Alvarez. His talks are rich in historical and cultural information and bolstered with humor and witty anecdotes.

Register online for this FREE program. Please call 732-583-9100 or email mapladults@lmxac.org if you have any questions.

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

Audience: Adults

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Health Care Expert Panel Q&A
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Health Care Expert Panel Q&A

The AIMS Clinic Expert Panel is a unique event that will address a variety of health issues, which include the hidden causes of pain, constant fatigue, inability to lose weight and stress. This is your opportunity to ask questions and discover revolutionary synergistic solutions. The panel of Health Care Experts will discuss lifestyle factors, medical diagnostic testing and the integration of non-surgical treatment options. Attend this informative event, enjoy a light fare and enter to win a specialized pillow.

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert
Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber music. THE LARK QUARTET features the new American composer John Harborsen. In addition, this string quartet will perform works of Debussy and Mendelson. Offered in collaboration with the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

 

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Plant Exchange
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Plant Exchange

Don't know what to do with all those extra plants after you've divided them? Bring them to the Library's Plant Exchange and swap them out for new ones. This is a great way to add to your garden without a trip to the garden center and without expense.

Guidelines: Label the containers as to what the plant is, the color, and its sun specifications; if you bring a plant that is a rapid spreader, warn the recipients! Please do not bring plants that have disease or insect problems!

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

Audience: Adults.

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