Common Problems of the Foot & Ankle
Sep
20
11:00am11:00am

Common Problems of the Foot & Ankle

Chief of Podiatry at University Medical Center at Princeton Dr. Jennifer Hasan presents treatment options for common orthopedic, vascular, dermatologic and neurological disorders of the foot and ankle. This program is co-sponsored by 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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Blood Drive
Sep
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Blood Drive

Community Blood Services will be here with their bloodmobile. Appointments available, but walk-ins are very welcome!

Potential donors, please read the recommendations/restrictions/FAQs below:

  • Please eat before donating.
  • Please drink plenty of water the day before and day of the blood drive.
  • You cannot do any physical activity for 24 hours after donating.
  • Please bring a Drivers License or photo I.D.
  • Please allocated one hour into your schedule for donating.
  • You do not need to know your blood type in order to donate.
  • If you have a tattoo from a licensed parlor in New Jersey, you can donate.
  • If you have Diabetes and it is under control on the day of the blood drive, you can donate.
  • Donors need to be over 110 pounds.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Please register online here: https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/45014
 

 

 

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Volunteering: Doorway to Employment
Sep
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Volunteering: Doorway to Employment

The New Brunswick Free Public Library offers monthly workshops to highlight how NJ Career Connections can help you with your job searches. This month, join us to learn how volunteering can help you with your job search and expand your network. We'll discuss the benefits of volunteering, how to find volunteering opportunities, and how to choose the best volunteering experience for yourself.

To register, please call 732-745-5108 x20, or email nbfpl@lmxac.org (registration is suggested but not required).

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

Audience: Adults.

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Metuchen Local History Digital Archives Workshop
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Metuchen Local History Digital Archives Workshop

Metuchen has recently digitized much of its collection of The Recorder and The Metuchen-Edison Review and has made it available for free to the general public. Come to the libary to learn more about the digital archives and how to access them.

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

Audience: All ages.

 

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Movement Matters - Improving Posture, Flexibility, and Muscle Tone in Everyday Life
Sep
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movement Matters - Improving Posture, Flexibility, and Muscle Tone in Everyday Life

The human body is designed to move. If we don't move, we risk losing some of our mobility, independence, and the ability to do the things we enjoy. As the old saying goes, "Use it or lose it!" By taking relatively simple steps now, we can improve our physical capabilities and preserve them well into the future. This program will offer insights and examples of some of the ways to do this, while leaving plenty of time for questions and answers.

Swati Juneja is a New Jersey licensed physical therapist who served as an Assistant Professor at the Garden City College of Physiotherapy and was also a a lecturer at Shekhar College of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. She is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Brunswick Physical Therapy. Swati's practice includes the treatment of a wide variety of physical impairments ranging from orthopedic issues and neurological disorders to chronic pain and sports related injuries.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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Protecting Yourself Against Investment Fraud
Sep
27
10:30am10:30am

Protecting Yourself Against Investment Fraud

A representative from the NJ Bureau of Securities will speak about common senior scams and other investment fraud. Learn how to recognize if you or someone you know may have been victimized, and how to report a fraud.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

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The Jersey Shore Medium Linda Shields
Sep
27
11:00am11:00am

The Jersey Shore Medium Linda Shields

Spiritual medium and psychic advisor Linda Shields will discuss her ability. She will not be doing any readings or personal advising. This is an opportunity to learn about her wonderful ability, which she claims we all have, and how it works. Registration is not required.

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

Audience: All ages.

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Autumn Celebrations of Central NJ Indians
Oct
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Autumn Celebrations of Central NJ Indians

Native Americans thrived in Monroe Township for thousands of years. Field archaeologist and archivist Jim Wade provides a window in time to the first residents of our area. Artifacts and slides recount their 12 day Thanksgiving celebration and autumn activities.

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

 

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Prevention and Treatment for Low Back Pain
Oct
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Prevention and Treatment for Low Back Pain

The specialty of Physiatry helps people with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, including acute and chronic back and neck pain. Dr. Idank will discuss nerve testing, electromyography and injections for spine disorders. His goal is to help people return to an active and productive lifestyle and he will talk about what those suffering from low back pain can do to alleviate symptoms.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Registration is required. Please call 732-632-8526 to register.
All are welcome.

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Keep This Toss That
Oct
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Keep This Toss That

Join Organizing Humorist™ Jamie Novak for a "laugh-out-loud funny" look at the challenges of clearing clutter and storing stuff. Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with tips on how to clean closets, purge paperwork, and much, much more! Jamie Novak is the author of multiple bestsellers including Keep This Toss That.

Free and open to the public, presented by the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

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

Audience: Adults, all ages.

 

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American Radicals and the Great War: World War I and the Battle between Victorian and Modern Values
Oct
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

American Radicals and the Great War: World War I and the Battle between Victorian and Modern Values

Rutgers Professor Dr. Beryl Satter will present this talk about the effects of the Great War at home, including perspectives on changing societal values and norms during that time. A discussion will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Piscataway Library, Kennedy Branch – 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Special instructions: For more information and to register for these programs, visit or call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 ext. 6.

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Boheme Opera NJ Series
Oct
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Boheme Opera NJ Series

In its 29th season, Boheme continues to bring its opera magic to the Monroe Township Library with a performance of Happy 150th Birthday, Don Carlo! This program 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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How to Better Communicate for Success
Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

How to Better Communicate for Success

An interactive discussion led by Certified Business Coach, Paul Hatrak.

Join us and gain an understanding of:

  • Your behavioral style
  • How to recognize the behavioral style of others
  • How to adapt and blend your style for more effective business communication

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

Special instructions: Register today! In person at the Metuchen Public Library • By Phone: 732-632-8526 • Online: https://business_seminar10-11.eventbrite.com. OR - At SCOREwww.centraljersey.SCORE.org - go to “Take a Workshop”

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Health Talk: Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Optimal Health
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Health Talk: Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Optimal Health

Come learn about the link between chronic inflammation and common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis, and the connection between diet and inflammation in the body. Learn how eating the right foods can help reduce inflammation and improve health. Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of an anti-inflammatory recipe!

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Please call 732-632-8526 to register. All are welcome.

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Defensive Driving Class
Oct
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Defensive Driving Class

The Friends of the East Brunswick Library and the Defensive Driving Institute of New Jersey are hosting a two-part defensive driving class on October 16 and 17. Erase your points, and save money on your car insurance by signing up for a NJ-approved class taught by an experienced police detective/accident investigator.

For more information, call 732-257-2967 or e-mail pointreduction@aol.com

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors.

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Friends Helping Friends - Boscov's Sale
Oct
17
9:00am 9:00am

Friends Helping Friends - Boscov's Sale

Hold the date! “Friends Helping Friends,” special shopping day benefiting the Friends of the Dunellen Public Library. Just purchase a shopping pass for $5.00 at the Library. Take the pass to Boscov’s on October 17th and receive 25% off your purchases that day only. The entire donation benefits the library.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Come in and purchase your shopping pass!

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Healthy Eating for You and Your Family
Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Healthy Eating for You and Your Family

Corey Wu-Jung, Registered Dietician, will be speaking about the importance of good nutrition and having having a balanced diet. . Corey will be covering various topics of nutrition including how developing health eating habits, how to communicate good nutrition habits to your children and family, food safety, and agencies that provide food assistance (SNAP, local food banks, etc) Corey Wu-Jung is affiliated with the Gateway Y--Elizabeth.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors and Families.

Special instructions: Presentation will be held in the Auditorium on the 4th Floor
Elizabeth Public Library
11 S. Broad St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

For more information call the library @ 908-354-6060 x7223 (Information Services)

 

 

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

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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Don't Get Scammed!
Sep
18
11:00am11:00am

Don't Get Scammed!

Are you concerned about any of the following: the grandparent scam, the IRS scam, cyber fraud, fake charities, bad contractors? A representative from the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs will speak about how to AVOID GETTING SCAMMED! This event is free and open to the public - no registration required.

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

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History of Submarines in NJ
Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

History of Submarines in NJ

New Jersey played a pivotal role in the early development of the submarine. From early vessels being tested during the 18th century to World War II U-boat offensives off of the Jersey coast, author Joseph G. Bilby will reveal fascinating information about the history of submarines in the state. Mr. Bilby’s latest book, A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore, will also be available for purchase.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Getting to Know Facebook and Twitter
Sep
17
1:30pm 1:30pm

Getting to Know Facebook and Twitter

Learn answers to the questions below and more as you get to know Facebook and Twitter.

  • How do I sign up for an account?
  • How can I access my account from a smartphone, tablet, Ipad, or Iphone?
  • What does it mean to post or to tweet?
  • How can I friend someone or follow someone?
  • Can I place photos I take on Facebook or Twitter?
  • How do I share something of interest on Facebook or Twitter?

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

 

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Author Dinner Gala by the SBPL Foundation Featuring Brad Parks, Award-Winning Mystery Author
Sep
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Author Dinner Gala by the SBPL Foundation Featuring Brad Parks, Award-Winning Mystery Author

Former Star-Ledger Reporter turned Author Brad Parks will discuss his award-winning mystery series and latest standalone thriller in what is sure to be an entertaining evening. He is known as an enthusiastic speaker with a sharp wit. Tickets for the evening will also include a full buffet dinner, beverages, dessert, and a copy of his newest book. The event will be in the Library after hours. Tickets are $65 per person. Purchase at the Library or online at http://www.sbpl.info/foundation/tickets

For more details, e-mail ccarbone@sbpl.info or call 732-329-4000, ext. 7287.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Purchase at the Library or online at http://www.sbpl.info/foundation/tickets
 

For more details, e-mail ccarbone@sbpl.info or call 732-329-4000, ext. 7287.

 

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Ocean Frontiers Documentary Film & Discussion
Sep
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Ocean Frontiers Documentary Film & Discussion

This is the first in an inspiring 4-part film series of citizens coming together to create a new era in ocean stewardship. Biologist Celia Cackowski will moderate a discussion after the film. Offered in partnership with the Monroe Township Environmental 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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Retro Road Map
Sep
16
11:00am11:00am

Retro Road Map

Discover all the cool vintage treasures that the Garden State has to offer! Author and blogger Beth Lennon, aka Mod Betty, shares the scoop on where to find New Jersey’s best retro movie theaters, restaurants, and other nostalgic roadside attractions.

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

Audience: Adults.

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After Hours Music: Ereni Sevasti Sings Joni Mitchell
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

After Hours Music: Ereni Sevasti Sings Joni Mitchell

Recognized for her sold-out performances at 54 Below and The Triad Theater in New York City, Ereni Sevasti invites you to an immersive and intimate evening of songs from Joni Mitchell’s classic masterpiece album Blue. Accompanying herself on guitar, dulcimer, and piano, Ereni celebrates the life and times of one of the world’s greatest songwriters.

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

Audience: Adults.

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

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Long-Term Care Costs: A Financial Reality for Baby Boomers
Sep
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Long-Term Care Costs: A Financial Reality for Baby Boomers

Long-term care insurance specialists Rosemary Daniels and Robert Handfuss will host this seminar and answer questions about what is covered by Medicare and Medicaid and the costs associated with in-home care and in-facility. Please register at the Welcome Desk.

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

Audience: Adults.

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The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library: Bags and Bling Boutique
Sep
9
11:00am11:00am

The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library: Bags and Bling Boutique

The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library is having its first annual Bags and Bling Boutique! Gently used/new jewelry, scarves, bags and accessories will be sold! On Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th from 11 am-7 pm the Bags and Bling Boutique will be open to the public (no ticket needed!). If you cannot attend, please think of donating!

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: For more information call 732-968-4585

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Ladies Night Out: Bags and Bling Boutique Preview Sale
Sep
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ladies Night Out: Bags and Bling Boutique Preview Sale

The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library is having its first annual Bags and Bling Boutique! Gently used/new jewelry, scarves, bags and accessories will be sold! There will be a Ladies Night Out Preview Sale on Friday, September 8th at 4-7 pm. To attend the preview sale there is a $5 ticket fee; wine and cheese will be included. If you cannot attend please think of donating!

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Stop in and buy your ticket today!

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Job Seeker Support
Sep
6
10:00am10:00am

Job Seeker Support

Join others in the Job Seeker Support Group every Wednesday in September, where you can discuss all aspects of your job search. Mr. Ed Levinson, the Job Seeker Support Group Leader of PSGNB, will facilitate the meetings and provide valuable feedback. Areas covered include:

• Job search coaching
• Resume review
• Practice on interview techniques
• Information about other resources
This program is a partnership between the Metuchen Public Library and the Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB). PSGNB was founded over 25 years ago by a group of professionals who joined together to network and assist each other in their job searches.
PSGNB has helped over 9,000 people find their next job. For more information, visit the PSGNB website: https://psgnbnewsletter.wordpress.com/

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

Audience: Adults

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Consumer Fraud Workshop
Aug
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Consumer Fraud Workshop

A representative from NJ Consumer Affairs will be present to help you protect yourself against consumer fraud. Learn about IRS phone scams, lottery scams, email and text messaging scams, and identify theft.

Sign up for this event by visiting the Reference Desk or calling 732-745-5108 ext. 20. (Registration suggested, but not required.) This event is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program: for more information, please visit http://nbfpl.org/AdultSummerReading.html.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Virtual Concert: Celtic Women: Emerald Music Gems
Aug
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Virtual Concert: Celtic Women: Emerald Music Gems

Thanks to Qello Concerts, patrons have the ability to download and stream thousands of concert videos of top artists from around the world. Join us as we screen Celtic Woman: Emerald Music Gems in our newly-renovated meeting room, with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. Filmed in 2014, this interactive concert showcased the group’s sparkling pure voices and bewitching choreography along with the talents of an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and Irish dancers.

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

Audience: All ages.

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Sewing Pillowcase Dresses for Africa
Aug
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

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

 

 

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World War I Discussion - NJ Aviators in the Great War
Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

World War I Discussion - NJ Aviators in the Great War

Historian Michael O’Neal will give a presentation about New Jersey natives who flew in World War I. Mr. O’Neal’s presentation is a small slice of more than 760 biographies of US Air Service, US Navy, US Marine Corps and US citizens who served with the air services of Great Britain and France during the War, including seven New Jersey flying “aces.” Registration is not required.

Audience: Adults

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

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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

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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Path to Employment Resume Workshop
Aug
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Path to Employment Resume Workshop

The library offers monthly workshops to highlight how NJ Career Connections (www.careerconnections.nj.gov) can help you with your job searches. You may attend whichever workshop(s) you like: you do not need to attend all workshops, and there is no limit to how many you can attend!

In August, let us help you build your resume. We'll cover everything from formatting your resume to following up with employers.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Zero Litter Club
Aug
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

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

 

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World War I Short Story Discussion Group
Aug
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

World War I Short Story Discussion Group

We will discuss short stories from No Man's Land: Fiction from a World at War edited by Pete Ayrton. In particular, we will be discussing “Done All That was Expected of It” by Siegfried Sassoon, “A Real Hero” by Emilio Lussu, “Crevasse” by William Faulkner, “The Blackbird” by Robert Musil and Erich Maria Remarque’s “Sweet Dreams Though the Guns are Booming,” “The Dead Man’s Room” and “He Fell in October.”

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Read any or all of the short stories. Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.

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