Healthy Eating and Active Living - What is the Cancer Connection?
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Healthy Eating and Active Living - What is the Cancer Connection?

Come join us for a day of health!

From 11am-12pm, Nicole Hernandez, BS, CHES, Community Outreach Coordinator at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hospital will talk about how healthy eating and being physically active can reduce your risk for multiple cancers.

After the lecture, stay for FREE Glucose, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure & Lifestyle Assessments, BMI Screenings, and Hypertension and Diabetes Education! Screenings are available from 12pm to 2:30pm.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=85927

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Local Author Expo
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Local Author Expo

Join us for this day-long author meet and greet event. You may purchase books directly from the authors and get them autographed and ready for holiday gift-giving! Please bring cash or checks
only. Author applications may be found on our website (www.monroetwplibrary.org) and at every service desk.

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

Audience: All ages

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The Poetry of Food Pt.2
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

The Poetry of Food Pt.2

Food has inspired writers throughout history. In this workshop, explore the connection between food and poetry as you learn to hone your senses, create strong imagery, and engage the audience. Delve into works that explore emotion, nature, and humanity through the food experience and write original material with the use of prompts, tastings, and discussions.

This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience - teens welcome!
Please note that this workshop will meet for 2 consecutive Tuesdays.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1717&EventID=347737&PK=540743

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College Essay Writing Workshop
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

College Essay Writing Workshop

Come to the College Essay Workshop on October 23rd where you can get your essay draft reviewed by an expert and receive constructive comments on making it better. Be sure to bring your laptop so you can work on it!

Nikki Bruno is an Academic Life Coach and Educational Consultant who empowers high school and college students to reach their educational goals. The mission of her company, Student Coaching Services, is to take the stress out of school and they offer online study skills coaching, college advising, tutoring and test prep services.

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

Audience: Teens

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Paul Klee Workshop (Grades 8-12)
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Klee Workshop (Grades 8-12)

This workshop is part history and part hands on art workshop.

In the first half hour, we learn about the artist Paul Klee and look at his work. Paul Klee was known as the “father of abstract art” and is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th Century. He was born in Switzerland. During the course of his career, he not only participated in various art movements, but he was also one of the leading forces in many of these movements. Some of the forms he worked on during his career include expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.

The remaining workshop will be exploring techniques of the artist with focus on ink transfers and watercolors using the art of lettering.

It is not necessary to bring anything to this workshop, but since Paul Klee believed that all art comes directly from nature, it would be great if you can bring in bits of nature objects you may have collected such as shells, rocks, pressed flowers or any such collections.

Since we are working with oil paint, you might want to wear an old t-shirt over your clothes

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

Audience: Teens

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Sign Language Storytime
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Sign Language Storytime

Join us at Westergard Library on Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 P.M. for an interactive storytime that includes stories, songs, a craft and game activities for children ages 3 and up and their families. Stories will be signed in American Sign Language (ASL) by a Deaf man and a certified ASL interpreter, who will also pre-teach signs from the stories. Older children and adults will also enjoy learning about Deaf Culture, etiquette, and how to sign simple greetings in ASL. This program is for all ages and no registration is required. Please invite your friends and feel free to share!

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://main.piscatawaylibrary.org/event/sign-language-story-time/

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Senior Health Jeopardy!
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00

Senior Health Jeopardy!

A fun, interactive and educational program for older adults in a Jeopardy game format. Grab a giveaway! Just like the TV show! Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Lead My Way: A Global Perspective of Domestic Violence
Nov
8
11:00 AM11:00

Lead My Way: A Global Perspective of Domestic Violence

This award-winning 30-minute documentary examines the far reaching and long lasting effects of domestic violence. It dispels any myth that a black eye or a faint bruise tells the complete story. Fueled by science, shame, and stigma, the effects of domestic violence continue far after the abuser and victims have separated. Produced and directed by Ritu Chopra.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required. All are welcome.

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American Sign Language Beginner Class
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

American Sign Language Beginner Class

Communicate with your hands! Learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) signs in this 1-hour class taught by instructor Diana Meade. She will cover the alphabet, numbers, colors and more. For ages High School & Up. No prior experience is necessary.

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

Audience: High School and Up

Special instructions: Space is limited.
Registration is required. Sign up online at www.monroetwplibrary.org or call 732-521-5000, beginning Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Link to event page:http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9775&EventID=352890&PK

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George Washington, New Jersey, and the Revolutionary War
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

George Washington, New Jersey, and the Revolutionary War

Join Washington's Headquarters docent Mr. Joel Farkas for an oral journey through the Revolutionary War. Learn more about George Washington, his New Jersey battles, his Wintering in Morristown, and an in-depth visual tour of the Ford Mansion. This event is a must for anyone into learning more about U.S. history and the creation of this great country. The General orders you to attend!!!

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is required. Please call 732-287-2298 x2 or visit us at www.edisonpubliclibrary.net.

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It’s Still Funny: Satire in Opera - Boheme Opera NJ Series
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

It’s Still Funny: Satire in Opera - Boheme Opera NJ Series

Explore the use of satire in opera over a span of more than 100 years with music by composers such as Mozart, Rossini, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan. Works featured will include The Music Director, An Italian in Algiers, Orfeo aux Enfers, HMS Pinafore, Mikado, and Pirates of Penzance, plus others.
Presented by the 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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Spams and Scams
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Spams and Scams

The FBI Newark Division will offer information and advice on types of frauds, recent fraud trends, debt collection, identity theft, imposter scams, banks and lenders, telephone and mobile services, and other topics. This program is offered in partnership with the Jewish Federation.
Registration is required and begins Monday, October 1.
Register at the Welcome Desk, or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is required and begins Monday, October 1.
Register at the Welcome Desk, or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org.

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Practicing Positive Psychology: Wellness Engineering
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Practicing Positive Psychology: Wellness Engineering

Learn to create a life of greater health, happiness, well-being by using different tools, practices, habits and cultivating attitudes that make a profound difference in your personal and professional life in this introductory workshop led by Roopak Desai, positive psychology practitioner and coach. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Puppy Pals: The Seeing Eye
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Puppy Pals: The Seeing Eye

The world's oldest guide dog school is coming to Monroe Library! Learn what it takes to raise and train puppies to become Seeing Eye guide dogs. Meet and greet the puppies after the presentation.
All ages welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Adult Craft Night - Create Your Own Unique Handpainted Vase
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Craft Night - Create Your Own Unique Handpainted Vase

Start the New Year by joining us for our Adult Craft Class on January 3, 2019. January's craft will feature creating your own unique painted vase using alcohol based inks.
There is a $5.00 no-refundable materials fee for this class. Register in person at the Spotswood Library.
For more information on this program, please call the Spotswood Public Library at 732-251-1515.
The Spotswood Public Library's Adult Craft class are held monthly on the first Thursday of the month. Please visit www.spotslibrary,org for information on future adult craft classes.

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

Audience: adults and seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=349633&PK

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Fall Concert Series; Radio Jarocho
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concert Series; Radio Jarocho

All concerts are FREE and refreshments are provided for your enjoyment. Free & secure parking available.

Radio Jarocho plays the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico, and has been mixing it with the sounds of New York’s urban life for over ten years. Radio Jarocho celebrate the music that unites Veracruz and New York, Mexico and the United States through original songs and new arrangements for old jarocho tunes, offering a modern take on a traditional genre by fusing it with sounds that have become part of New York City’s musical fabric — flamenco, cumbia, rock, baroque, and jazz.

Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/240461609959111/

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Wills & Estate Administration - Protect Your Family and Make Planning Easy
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Wills & Estate Administration - Protect Your Family and Make Planning Easy

Join Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. from Edison, NJ as he reviews changes in probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.

Topics will include:

  • NJ Estate Tax eliminated for 2018

  • 2018 changes to Federal Estate and Gift Tax

  • Digital Fiduciary Act

  • Power of Attorney

  • Living Will

  • Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate

  • Avoiding unnecessary expenses

Registration is required. Call us at 732-251-1515, stop by the circulation desk or register online at www.spotslibrary.org.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=349550&PK

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Page Turners
Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Page Turners

Looking for something to read or add to your reading list? This new, ongoing event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Library staff will present and recommend a variety of new titles pertaining to a different topic each month, both new and old titles. This month’s topic is War Stories. Light refreshments provided.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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How to Boost Your Metabolism at Any Age
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

How to Boost Your Metabolism at Any Age

Come hear Dr. Jessica S. Miller discuss the simple tips to boost your metabolism at any age. This lecture will be targeted to all fitness levels, including the elderly with minimal mobility. Dr. Miller will dispel the myths about exercise and metabolism. She will explain the science behind quick and easy lifestyle tips to improve your mobility, fitness level and decrease your pain.

Dr. Jessica S. Miller, M.D is a board Certified Physiatrist who specializes in Integrative and Functional Medicine, using a holistic approach to treat her patients. She received her M.D. from New York Medical College in 2000. She then completed her residency training at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2004. After graduating from her residency program, Dr. Miller joined the facility of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor for 5 years. She then transitioned into private practice.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=81776

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Small Business Workshops
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Workshops

Two workshops will be offered on this day: Business Registration & Reporting Business Income will start at 10am and at 1pm: New Jersey Sales Tax Seminar.

Business Registration & Reporting… will teach you: different business structures, registering a business in New Jersey, legal entity vs. individual structured business registration, and how to report your New Jersey business income.

New Jersey Sales Tax Seminar will cover the following: taxable products and services, New Jersey exemption certificates, collecting New Jersey sales tax, and filing sales and use tax returns.

Registration is required. Please call 609-275-2898 or register online at www.plainsborolibrary.org

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College Admission Essays 101
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

College Admission Essays 101

Personal statement, Why us? Extracurricular?? With so many college admission essays, where do you begin? And, what do college admission counselors look for when they read YOUR essays? In this one hour workshop, Juiissa S. Germosen, Founder of Germosen Education Advisors, will discuss tips on how to write your college application and supplemental essays - how to chose your topics, maximize essay structure and common mistakes students make (and ways to avoid them).

This workshop is free and open to all high school students and parents. Please call the Metuchen Library at (732) 632-8526 to register.

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

Audience: Teens and their parents

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The Poetry of Food Pt.1
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Poetry of Food Pt.1

Food has inspired writers throughout history. In this workshop, explore the connection between food and poetry as you learn to hone your senses, create strong imagery, and engage the audience. Delve into works that explore emotion, nature, and humanity through the food experience and write original material with the use of prompts, tastings, and discussions.

This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience - teens welcome!
Please note that this workshop will meet for 2 consecutive Tuesdays.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page:http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1717&EventID=347737&PK=540743

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Non-Fiction Book Discussion
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Irene Goldberg leads a discussion about What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner. If you want to read more about this topic, you may be interested in Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer, as well.
Register and reserve a copy at the Welcome Desk.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register and reserve a copy at the Welcome Desk.

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Lockpicking
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Lockpicking

For Lockpicking, TOOOL is happy to provide both the knowledge and the means to engage in this hobby. We teach about basic picking techniques and we also sell lock-pick equipment, sometimes in person and also on our web site. This is part of our core mission, to support the lock-picking hobbyist community.

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

Audience: All ages

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Midterm Elections 2018: What You Need to Know
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Midterm Elections 2018: What You Need to Know

Part two of the Civics Education Series in Memory of Joan Leon. Learn who is on the ballot and what public questions Monroe residents will vote upon this election season. Find out how to register and locate your polling place. Presented by Andrea Pellezzi, President and & Marsha Rosenbaum, Chair, Voter Services Committee of the Monroe League of Women Voters. Voter registration table open immediately following the program. To register to vote, please bring a valid driver’s license or non-driver’s license identification card issued by Motor Vehicle. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Genealogy Club Guest lecture “Relatively Speaking: How to Be the Best Ancestor”
Oct
10
1:30 PM13:30

Genealogy Club Guest lecture “Relatively Speaking: How to Be the Best Ancestor”

Guest lecture “Relatively Speaking: How to Be the Best Ancestor” presented by Donna Atkins, “The Life Story Lady.” Donna presents a brand new program in her Life Story series with this one-hour interactive lecture. She will discuss the reasons why it is important to document your life story and give tips on how to begin. Beginner and experienced genealogists are welcome.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Boheme Opera NJ Series
Oct
10
1:00 PM13:00

Boheme Opera NJ Series

“Leonard Bernstein at 100” Presented by the Cultural Arts Commission. This celebration of centennial anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth will feature selections from “On the Town,” “Wonderful Town,” “Candidate,” “West Side Story,” and others. Songs featured are “New York, New York,” “Christopher Street,” “Glitter and Be Gay,” “Tonight,” “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere,” plus others.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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A Mouse Divided
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

A Mouse Divided

In 1928, two very different best friends invented Mickey Mouse. The success tore them apart.

Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’s friendship is a story of betrayal, love, war, money, power, tragedy, intrigue, humor, despair, and hope.

It’ll make you love Walt Disney more than you ever thought possible—when you don’t want to drop an anvil on his head, that is. And it’ll make you sympathize for Walt’s friend-turned-rival Ub Iwerks, always in Walt’s shadow.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1717&EventID=348214&PK=

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Hudson Shakespeare Company Performance
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Hudson Shakespeare Company Performance

Free live performance of "The Spanish Tragedy,” presented by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again, is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592.
Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Emily Dickinson Lecture
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Emily Dickinson Lecture

Irene Curran, literary lecturer and former Monroe Township teacher, speak about Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst, her life and her poetry. Several examples of her poetry will be recited and read!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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Top Broadway Musicals
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Top Broadway Musicals

Join us for a program on some of the greatest and longest running Broadway musicals and the performers who thrilled us.

Presented by Don Buzney and Danny Scott.

Don hosts "The Veterans Corner" on Rutgers University Radio, WSRU - 88.7 FM.

Registration is required. Call us at 732-251-1515, stop by the circulation desk or register online at www.spotslibrary.org

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=348709&PK

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Be An Informed Voter: New Jersey State Government & Politics
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Be An Informed Voter: New Jersey State Government & Politics

Part one of the Civics Education Series in Memory of Joan Leon. Presented by Ingrid Reed, Retired Director of the New Jersey Project at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics. Voter registration table open immediately following the program. To register to vote, please bring a valid driver’s license or non-driver’s license identification card issued by Motor Vehicle. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Special thanks to the Monroe League of Women Voters.
Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Planning Your Great Escape: Retirement Planning
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Planning Your Great Escape: Retirement Planning

Planning Your Great Escape: Retirement Planning presented by AXA Advisors. Learn about the differences between different retirement vehicles (IRAs, Roth IRAs, Pensions, 401ks, etc.) and the tax ramifications of each. Gives a picture of what your income may be in the future (post-retirement) and how you can position your assets now to obtain their ideal retirement goals.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: This program is FREE!

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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Performance
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Performance

The first in a new series of Chamber Music Concerts. Violin and cello duo perform. Daniel Rowland on violin and Maya Bogdanović on cello. Presented by the Cultural Arts Commission. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Free Guided Meditation
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Free Guided Meditation

Join us at the library for a peaceful hour of guided meditation on our brand new meditation cushions and yoga mats! Tea provided.

4th Floor Auditorium. Free & secure parking available.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://elizpl.org/adultservices.html

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Visual Arts Workshop: Mixed Media
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Visual Arts Workshop: Mixed Media

This second Visual Arts Workshop at the New Brunswick Free Public Library covers the basics of mixed media. Learn from Artist Cristina Hoyos about the technique of bringing together a multitude (“mix”) of different elements (“media”) in a variety of different ways, creating a unique “Dreamscape” using your imagination and your emotions, letting them be the central energy of your Art piece!
All materials will be provided. At the end of the workshop you will be able to take your art work home.
To attend this program, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext. 20.
Find details about the library's Visual Arts Contest and Exhibit at www.nbfpl.org/art

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions:

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

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Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights

Everyone is welcome to attend our 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

Special instructions: This program is FREE!

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Using Technology to Grow Your Business
Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

Using Technology to Grow Your Business

David Schuchman of Princeton Technology Advisors will present technology tools and digital marketing strategies to promote your company, products, services and professional brand.
Sponsored by the Jamesburg-Monroe Regional Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required.

Visit https://chamberlunchandlearnSept26.eventbrite.com to register.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is required.
Visit https://chamberlunchandlearnSept26.eventbrite.com to register.

Link to event page: http://chamberlunchandlearnSept26.eventbrite.com

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From Volunteer to Career: A Career Connections Workshop
Sep
25
4:00 PM16:00

From Volunteer to Career: A Career Connections Workshop

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to transition their volunteer experiences and positions into potentially landing a job, while also keeping their skills sharp in the process of searching for a job. Learn the benefits of volunteering from the point of view of career advancement. Enjoy a free presentation and gain valuable insight on how to best advance your career through nonprofits.

This workshop is possible thanks to New Jersey Career Connections, brought to you by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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

Audience: Adults, Teens

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

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How to Make the Best Cup of Coffee
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

How to Make the Best Cup of Coffee

Everyone is familiar with coffee, and yet, very few people know the complex and extraordinary journey coffee beans take to end up in your cup. Join us at the Kenilworth Public Library, where Ana Mallozzi will outline how a coffee cherry becomes one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world! Learn about simple ways you can brew a stellar cup of coffee at home. This presentation will include a small coffee tasting, including decaf coffee. A Q&A will follow. You’ll have more appreciation for you coffee after attending this presentation.

Ana Mallozzi has worked in various areas in the coffee industry for the past 6 years, starting at a local roaster in Rhode Island, then heading to the national brand Stumptown Coffee Roasters. She is currently the Quality and Education Specialist at Royal Coffee NY, a coffee importer in South Plainfield, NJ. She holds many industry certifications, including being a Certified Q Grader, which is similar to a wine sommelier for the coffee industry.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This program is FREE!

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Team Trivia
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Team Trivia

Join us for an afternoon of friendly competition. Multiple choice trivia questions will be delivered one at a time. Teams will secretly debate, select and submit their group answer within the time limit. Questions start off easy and become progressively more challenging. Will your team get the most questions right?
Presented by "That Trivia Guy" Roy Cohen. Register a team of 3 to 6 players, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration Rules
Register a team consisting of no less than 3 and no more than 6 adult players.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9775&EventID=346684&PK

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Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights

On a December day in 1955, this tired seamstress and NAACP secretary refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery Alabama Bus. Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. We all bear the responsibility to bring about the changes that will help “We the People…” form that “…more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.

Location: Middlesex Public Library, 1300 Mountain Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846-2039.

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Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko

Master kora player Yacouba Sissoko plays a set of songs that journey from the royal courts of the 13th Century Mande empire to the present soul and rhythm of his newfound home in Harlem. Sissoko will play traditional Malian folk songs and new instrumental compositions from his recently released solo album Siya. Sissoko hails from Mali, a country deeply steeped in music tradition. Sissoko’s approachability, combined with his mastery of the instrument and strong vocals will leave you lifted and inspired.

All concerts are FREE and refreshments are provided for your enjoyment. Free & secure parking available.

Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/1860798650677988/

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"Imagine the Possibilities: Bullying Stops Today," presentation by retired school principal and guidance counselor Mark Walters
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

"Imagine the Possibilities: Bullying Stops Today," presentation by retired school principal and guidance counselor Mark Walters

The time-proven strategies offered will give parents and teens ways to deal with the types of bullying situations that are typically seen in most communities. Topics to be covered will include how to recognize if your child is being the target of bullying behaviors, ways to be aware of whether or not your child is engaging in bullying behaviors, techniques your child can use to “handle” a bully, and an understanding of how bullying has reached beyond the schoolyard with the power to intrude on all aspects of society, including the workplace. This program will include audience participation, Q & A, role play and a “hands on” activity referred to as “mirror image reflection.”

Location: Springfield Public Library – 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.

Audience: Adults and teens

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