Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Confidence Workshop
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Confidence Workshop

* Have you ever felt that you are not enough?
* Has your lack of confidence led you to procrastinate?
* Have you ever watched opportunities pass you by?

Professional confidence coach and founder of Coaching YOU Upward Judy-Ann Chung provides tips to help build your confidence.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9775&EventID=368897&PK=

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Conversation of Your Life
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Conversation of Your Life

Have you had "The Talk" yet?

The Conversation of Your Life program (COYL) aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate your end-of-life care wishes ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. At this event, guest speakers will discuss the importance of advance care planning.

For more information about COYL visit:

www.njhcqi.org/COYL

Space is limited. Registration is required.

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=367095&PK=

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Are You Getting a Good Night's Sleep?
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Are You Getting a Good Night's Sleep?

Lack of sleep can affect you in many ways.

Join us and learn about sleep disorders and tips on how to get a better night's sleep.

Presented by Lewis M. Milrod, M.D., board certified in Sleep Medicine.

Registration required. Register online at http://www.ebpl.org/calendar, in person at the library Information Desk, or by calling 732-390-6767 or 1-800-560-9990.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=91516

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The Fine Art of Black & White Photography
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Fine Art of Black & White Photography

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit in 2019! The theme this year is "Love and Unity." The contest submission form and more information can be found at www.nbfpl.org/photocontest. (Deadline for contest submission is May 10th, 2019.) Along with the contest, the library offers free photography workshops presented by professional photographers. All three workshops will be held in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room. On this evening, the workshop will be "The Fine Art of Black & White Photography" led by professional photographer & speaker Michael S. Miller.

Photography began in 1826 with the first latent image in black and white. The black and white photograph in today’s digital world is still a timeless art form. To create an inspiring black and white photograph still requires process and emotional connection to the content that you are photographing. Renowned photographer Michael S. Miller will share with you his thoughts on black and white photography, how to simplify the technical aspect with a few simple techniques, minimizing the complexity of today’s technology and getting down to the art of black and white photography.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.

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

Audience: All ages

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

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Discover Your Entertaining Style: A Customized Approach to Cooking and Hosting
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Discover Your Entertaining Style: A Customized Approach to Cooking and Hosting

Start with a quiz that uncovers the entertaining style that suits your taste and personality, then learn tips for planning holidays, events, and other gatherings based on your results. Each entertaining style lends itself to recipes, table decor, and other ideas that infuse your personal touch into the celebration. Practical tips and inspiration will pave the way for more enjoyable, less stressful entertaining.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page:http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/1/2019

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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The Essentials of Digital Photography
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Essentials of Digital Photography

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit in 2019! The theme this year is "Love and Unity." The contest submission form and more information can be found at www.nbfpl.org/photocontest. (Deadline for contest submission is May 10th, 2019.) Along with the contest, the library offers free photography workshops presented by professional photographers. All three workshops will be held in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

On this evening, the workshop will be "The Essentials of Digital Photography" led by Princeton Photo Workshop. Do you love to take pictures? Do you want to learn how to make your pictures better? We'll explore the six pillars to becoming a better photographer, with whatever camera is in your hand. You will leave with more confidence to take better pictures. Time will be allotted for Q&A at each workshop, so bring your ideas and questions! To attend any of these programs, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext 20.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.

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

Audience: All ages

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

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What to Expect in College
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

What to Expect in College

A seminar presented by Nikki Bruno, Executive Director of Student Coaching Services, an educational consulting firm that provides Academic Performance Coaching and College Advising services to families.

In this seminar, Nikki will discuss what life is like as a college student and how it's different from high school.

You will learn what everyday life and socializing might be like, how classes are structured and what professors expect, what to do outside of class to prepare for the future, and more.

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

Audience: Teens

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

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Music Circle
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Music Circle

Musicians of any level are welcome to play popular songs of various decades in a campfire-style setting. Songs will be done in simple 3-4 chord arrangements and lyrics will be shown on the projector for everyone to follow along.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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After Hours Music: Navesink Brass in Concert
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

After Hours Music: Navesink Brass in Concert

Navesink Brass is a professional brass quintet comprised of two trumpets, a French horn, trombone and tuba. This special 2019 concert will include a tribute to Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody), Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin and the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/3/2019

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Allergen Friendly Baking and Baking Substitutions for Paleo, Gluten Free, and Vegan Diets
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Allergen Friendly Baking and Baking Substitutions for Paleo, Gluten Free, and Vegan Diets

Come sample some delicious allergen friendly dessert and learn about baking for grain free, gluten free, and vegan diets! We will be learning about baking substitutions and recipes for paleo, gluten free, and vegan diets.

You will have the opportunity to sample some delicious allergen friendly cookies and receive recipes and resources to bring allergen friendly baking into your own home!

Registration is required for this free program. Register by calling 732-390-6767 or go online to www.ebpl.org/calendar

Jennifer Bridgeman is the owner of Simply Delightful Treats LLC, an allergen friendly bakery that is 100% gluten and dairy free. She loves baking, sharing recipes, and educating people about how to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. She is an award winning baker and has won several contests with her vegan cupcakes, including the 2014 Star Ledger Home Baker Award in the dessert category. In addition to running her business, Jennifer is an occupational therapist who works with children with special needs.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=87106

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
9
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Introduction to Reiki
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Reiki

Learn how reiki can ease and help manage stress, depression, and anxiety.

Heidi Scanlon is the Director of New Jersey School of Reiki and is a certified Reiki Master of the Usui White Light lineage. Since 2000 she has helped many people of all ages with a variety of concerns. Seeing remarkable transformations in client’s lives and even her own through Reiki has fueled the desire to bring the knowledge of this healing art to the general population on a broader scale.

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=92678

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Meditation for Peace and Well Being
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation for Peace and Well Being

Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives.

Please join Jim Rose, long time meditator, for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to incorporate a simple yet powerful technique into your life. Free and open to the public, at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
16
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Natural and Organic Gardening
May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Natural and Organic Gardening

Are you interested in gardening? Do you want fewer chemicals in your life? Nisha Khanna of the Middlesex County Master Gardeners will provide tips and techniques for natural and organic ways to get the most out of your garden.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Reference Desk, by phone or online at www.monroetwplibrary.org

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English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

English Tea Traditions and Royal Weddings

For centuries the British have had a love affair with tea. All classes, from the aristocracy to the working class, enjoy a nice hot cup of tea. They also enjoy the excitement and fanfare of their monarchs’ royal weddings. Learn about English tea traditions and etiquette along with royal wedding customs and ceremonies. Presented by tea historian, Judith Krall-Russo.

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

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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How to Break Up with Your Clutter
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

How to Break Up with Your Clutter

Professional organizer, author and motivational speaker, Jamie Novak, presents a humorous take on how to part with things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding on to treasures and saving items “just in case” you need them someday. Get organized today!

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

Audience: Teens and up

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Top Notch Resumes
May
21
4:00 PM16:00

Top Notch Resumes

Join us in an interactive resume workshop to learn step-by-step tools and tips to write the most effective resume! Free and open to the public, in the community room of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

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 of working age.

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/career-assistance

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Happy Gardening Seminar
May
22
11:30 AM11:30

Happy Gardening Seminar

Prevent injuries from yard work. Join Dr. Karen Kondos for this educational physical therapy seminar to learn ways to reduce risk of injury while doing yard work with the proper use of body mechanics.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register online at www.monroetwplibrary.org or at the Welcome Desk.

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Tidying Your Home Using The KonMari Method
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Tidying Your Home Using The KonMari Method

Certified KonMari Consultant, Ann Sisto, will explain how to tidy your home using the KonMari Method. This decluttering philosophy was developed by Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy and the star of the new Netflix reality series. Ann will share basic tips and demonstrate folding techniques. Discover how learning to let go and surrounding yourself with only those things that spark joy can bring peace and joy.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page:http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/22/2019

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Project Healthy Bones
May
29
10:30 AM10:30

Project Healthy Bones

Fitness expert and personal trainer Liz Allen will guide you through osteoporosis prevention exercises to target the body’s large muscle groups to improve balance, flexibility and strength. All fitness levels and ages are encouraged to participate.

Location: Carteret Public Library – 100 Cooke Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008.

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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D-Day, June 6, 1944: Why Did it Succeed?
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

D-Day, June 6, 1944: Why Did it Succeed?

: Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of north west France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed. This presentation will review the details of this crucial invasion.
This presentation will be given by Paul E. Zigo. Mr. Zigo is a history professor, author and military historian, as well as the founder and director of the World War II Era Studies Institute.

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

Audience: Adults and seniors

Link to event page:http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/M/MATA/EKP.cfm?curOrg=MATA&curMonth=5&curYear=2019&SelectedDate=5/29/2019

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Strong Bones for a Lifetime
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Osteoporosis means “porous bone,” and looks like low bone mass related to your entire skeleton. In the United States, 54 million people have osteoporosis and low bone mass; placing one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 at increased risk for fracture. Fractures often result in a decreased quality of life, limited mobility and the potential need for nursing home care.

Strong Bones for a Lifetime is an educational program for individuals to learn more about the prevention, management and treatment of osteoporosis. This program will educate individuals on how to prevent fractures and how to maintain or build stronger bones. Individuals will learn about calcium and vitamin D, physical activity and falls prevention. Current treatments for osteoporosis will also be discussed.

Dr. Kathleen T. Morgan is Professor in the Family and Community Health Sciences Department, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University. Dr. Morgan has expertise in the areas of health, nutrition, advancing health equities, women’s health, osteoporosis prevention and healthy communities. She is serving on the Ambassador’s Leadership Council for the National Osteoporosis Foundation to Advocate for osteoporosis prevention. Dr. Morgan’s goal is to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through health promotion efforts and reducing chronic disease.

Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-390-6767 or go online to www.ebpl.org/calendar

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=87151

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
May
30
10:30 AM10:30

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Program series for six weeks on Thursdays from April 25th through May 30th from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIQ) for New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana. The six week series workshops will be led by trained instructors that will cover techniques to deal with the symptoms, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, making action plans, and working effectively with health care providers.
Registration is required. Please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168, the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this event.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: This is a six week workshop series. This program begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 and concludes May 30, 2019.

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=diabetes-self-management-workshop-series-at-the-kenilworth-public-library&instance_id=6427

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Maximizing Social Security
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Maximizing Social Security

The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a Financial Wellness seminar, “Maximizing Social Security,” on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm.

Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will host a program with a focus on Social Security. Come find out how to better prepare for your retirement! For current retirees, there will be tips as to how to maximize social security benefits you may be overlooking. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry and has attended both The Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business.

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

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://hwww.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=maximizing-social-security&instance_id=6442

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The Bard on the Boulevard: "As You Like It" Performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Company
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Bard on the Boulevard: "As You Like It" Performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Company

The Hudson Shakespeare Company will bring ‘As You Like It,’ to the Kenilworth Public Library, on Tuesday, June 4th, at 7 p.m., for a one-night-only performance to kick off the 2019 Bard On the Boulevard series.

The Bard On the Boulevard series will continue with two more performances. “Coriolanus” will be presented on Monday, July 22, and “Doctor Faustus” will be presented on Tuesday, October 8.

The old regime has been forcefully banished. In its place is a court run by a tyrant. The court has become a place of oppression and harshness. After being banished and threatened with death, our heroine Rosalind flees persecution of her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. But things are not always what they seem. In the search for something more, everyone in the forest is seeking an ideal: an ideal mate, and an ideal world. When Rosalind encounters, Orlando who professes his love for an idealized version of Rosalind, it is up to her to bring Orlando’s expectation of ‘Rosalind’ back down to reality. But in a world where everyone has had to deal with so much grief and pain, overcoming their idealized versions of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness maybe harder than it seems.
The Hudson Shakespeare Company of Jersey City was founded in 1992. Funding for “The Bard on the Boulevard” has been made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Registration is required.
Please call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit us at 548 Boulevard to register for this free event.

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=the-bard-on-the-boulevard-at-the-kenilworth-public-library

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

Learn to Control Your Diabetes 6 Week Session

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


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

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

Audience: Adults

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

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Seed Pot Planting
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Seed Pot Planting

Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. Come and join us to start your own garden. Please wear old clothes because we are working with dirt.

Registration is required, so stop by the library or call (732) 632-8526 to register.

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

Special instructions: Registration is required, so stop by the library or call (732) 632-8526 to register.

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Mindfulness Meditations
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Meditations

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation.

Taught by Dr. Siobhán Gibbons Ed.D. a licensed psychologist in the state of New Jersey.

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

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: Registration not required

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

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Expanding Your Approach to Landscape
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Expanding Your Approach to Landscape

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents its 12th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit in 2019! The theme this year is "Love and Unity." The contest submission form and more information can be found at www.nbfpl.org/photocontest. (Deadline for contest submission is May 10th, 2019.) Along with the contest, the library offers free photography workshops presented by professional photographers. All three workshops will be held in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room. On this evening, the workshop will be "Expanding Your Approach to Landscape" led by professional photographer & author Joel Simpson.

Whether you like to photograph in your backyard or on your exotic travels, New Jersey native Joel Simpson can show you how to make your landscapes stronger, really wow your friends, and make great wall art (and gifts!). Joel has just released his book of world-wide geological photography, Earthforms: Intimate Portraits of Our Planet, which contains his best natural scenic photographs from the past 15 years. He'll show you the photographs in the book, explain why he chose them (among the 1000s he took), what he had to do to capture them, and how he modified them on his computer to make compelling art works.

Time will be allotted for Q&A at each workshop, so bring your ideas and questions! To attend any of these programs, please register at the library’s Reference Desk, or call 732-745-5108, ext 20.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.

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

Audience: All ages

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

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Top Notch Resumes
Apr
18
3:30 PM15:30

Top Notch Resumes

Join us in an interactive resume workshop to learn step-by-step tools and tips to write the most effective resume! Free and open to the public.

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 and teens.

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/career-assistance

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How to Pay for College
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

How to Pay for College

Learn all about paying for college from Metuchen's best College and Financial Advising team - Student Coaching Services and Common Interests Financial. We will cover topics such as savings plans, scholarships, application strategies, budgeting, finding the right financial fit college, and more!

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

Audience: Teens

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

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Strong Bones for a Lifetime
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

An educational program to learn about osteoporosis. Presented by Dr. Kathleen Morgan.

Registration is required.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Register online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe31xgh9q4WiJL2aM_rRlgyxNrK2XYD2Rg1V8lh0T6sWRkhLA/viewform

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

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

Musician’s Showcase

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

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library Book Sale
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library Book Sale

This Book Sale is an annual, two-day event during which The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library sell a wide array of items at incredibly low prices. There are always thousands of books as well as DVDs, CDs, and more!
Please note: Only cash and checks are accepted. All proceeds go to the Friends, who support library programming and more.

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

Audience: All ages

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/about/friends-of-the-library

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Knitting & Crocheting Club
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Knitting & Crocheting Club

This club is for anyone new to knitting, a beginner or advanced. Please bring your own supplies and come join the fun!

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

Audience: Adults & Seniors

Special instructions: Registration not necessary.

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/all-events/2019/3/8/knitting-amp-crocheting-club-2dsfs

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Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library Book Sale
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library Book Sale

This Book Sale is an annual, two-day event during which The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library sell a wide array of items at incredibly low prices. There are always thousands of books as well as DVDs, CDs, and more!
Please note: Only cash and checks are accepted. All proceeds go to the Friends, who support library programming and more.

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

Audience: All ages

Link to event page: http://www.nbfpl.org/about/friends-of-the-library

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Graphic Novel Workshop - Transitions
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Graphic Novel Workshop - Transitions

Learn how to make a graphic novel. Presenters include artists Jane Westrick, John Polizzano & Ed Wetzel; and Graphic Novel Scholar - Dr. K.

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

Audience: Teens

Special instructions: Advanced registration is required. Either email to mwhittington@lmxac.org or call the library at (732) 632-8526.

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

Now and Forever: The Life Story Workshop

Outline your entire life story in only two hours!

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

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

A workbook will be provided to all participants.

Presented by Donna Atkins, the Life Story Lady. 

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

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Book Club: Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington
Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Book Club: Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). The book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. (From Wikipedia)

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/thursday-afternoon-book-club

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

From Here to Eternity: How to Die of Old Age

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

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

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

Light refreshments will be provided!

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=87105

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

Spring Into Health: Healthcare Sampler

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

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Poetry Reading
Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Reading

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us to read your original poetry or share your favorite poem aloud.

No registration required.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: No registration required.

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

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Family Game Night
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Family Game Night

Come and play board games, card games, or bring your favorite game from home to share with others.

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

Audience: All ages - Family program

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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

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Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating

A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with traditional folk designs using a wax-resistant method. Local artist Olga Kobryn will explain the methods, symbols and colors used in this ancient art. She will also demonstrate the craft and share examples of beautiful pysanky she has created.

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

Audience: teens, adults

Link to event page: https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/pysanky-art-decorating-ukrainian-eggs/

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

How to Keep Foraging Animals Out of Your Garden

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

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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

Resume Review Drop In

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

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: No Registration Required.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Love Shakespeare? Hate Shakespeare? Only read Shakespeare in high school? Well then, this show is perfect for you! The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns for a hilarious, high-energy romp through Shakespeare's canon. It features sketch comedy bits of some of The Bard's famous (and not so famous) works. Performed by three actors, you won't want to miss this fun, fast 90-minute show.

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

Audience: Teens, adults

Link to event page: https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/27870/

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

Art of the World

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

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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

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

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

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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

Chair Yoga at the Kenilworth Public Library

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

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

Yarnies: Daytime Edition

Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE fiber crafts monthly program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Daytime Edition will take place in the library on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00pm. You don’t need any crafting experience to enjoy these special evenings of creative exploration. Feel free to bring a project to work on. Watch demonstrations of knitting, crocheting and weaving. Try your hand at spinning on a spinning wheel. Bring a finished item to show others. If you enjoy the fiber arts, or want to learn more about them, this is the event for you.

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management

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

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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Spring Musical Revue
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Musical Revue

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

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

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

Program is sponsored by the Ralph Errington Charitable Foundation.

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

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

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Saving on Your Taxes

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

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

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

Audience: Adults

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

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