Immuno-Oncology - Using the Body’s Immune System to Treat Cancer
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Immuno-Oncology - Using the Body’s Immune System to Treat Cancer

Phillip D. Reid MD will discuss what patients should know about new immunotherapy treatments for common cancers.

Immunotherapy uses your body’s own immune system to fight cancer. It enables the immune system to recognize, target and eliminate cancer cells wherever they are in the body.

Issues to be addressed include:
• What is cancer immunotherapy?
• How does immunotherapy work in your body?
• How is immunotherapy different from other treatments?
• What side effects might be experienced while on immunotherapy?
• What types of cancers can immunotherapy treat?
• Can immunotherapy be used together with other treatments, like
chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapy and another
immunotherapy?

Registration is requested. Please register by calling 732-390-7750

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=82433

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Photography Workshop: Tips for Taking Better Pictures of People, Pets, and Wild Animals
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Photography Workshop: Tips for Taking Better Pictures of People, Pets, and Wild Animals

Photographer and author Andrew Darlow will discuss tips for getting great quality images from any camera; suggested places, inside and outside the home, where you can photograph people and pets; how to get captivating images, even through fences and glass; how to use natural and artificial lighting to make people and pets look their best without spending much (or anything!). He will also cover some suggested photo labs and some of the amazing papers and other surfaces on which you can have your images printed, as well as recommended software programs (some free) that you can use to edit your pictures.

Time will be allotted for Q&A, so bring your ideas and questions!

To attend this program, please register at the library's Reference Desk (732-745-5108 ext. 20). This event is free and open to the public; it is part of the library's annual Photography Contest. For more details, please visit www.nbfpl.org/photocontest.

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

Special instructions:

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

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Stamps Road Show
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Stamps Road Show

Have an old stamp collection gathering dust and want to learn if it is worth anything? Members of the Hamilton Township Philatelic Society will be at the Monroe Township Public Library on Friday April 27th from 11AM to 2 PM to evaluate your collection and advise you about value.

If you want to dispose of the collection we will provide a list of local dealers, auction houses and charities that accept stamps. More information about the Stamps Road Show and the Hamilton Township Philatelic Society is available from Ron Kane, Ronald.s.kane@gmail.com.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: More information about the Stamps Road Show and the Hamilton Township Philatelic Society is available from Ron Kane, Ronald.s.kane@gmail.com.
Registration is not required.

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What is Jazz and Why Does It Matter?
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

What is Jazz and Why Does It Matter?

Branford Marsalis once said, “What is jazz? It, It’s almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It’s a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.” Sometimes called “America’s Classical Music,” the tradition and history of the genre embodies the essence of freedom and democracy. From its origins within the slaves songs, to the advent of the blues, Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, and other styles, jazz exhibits how each individual (through his/her independence) must function within the framework of a group to better serve the entire community. In this session, through music and discussion, participants will explore jazz and why it matters.

Location: Raritan Bay YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-3979.

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Festive Flutes Concert
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Festive Flutes Concert

The Old Bridge Library is pleased to welcome back this semi-professional flute choir, which plays light classical music and show tunes throughout NJ. Their “Enchantment” program will feature Tchaikovsky ballet music, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," George Gershwin favorites, and themes from the movies. In addition, they will feature a new piece by Trenton composer Ricky Lombardo entitled “Enchantment Trios.”

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

Audience: Teens, adults

Special instructions: Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free concert.

Link to event page: http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/festive-flutes-concert/

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Photography Workshop: Photography as Fine Art
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Photography Workshop: Photography as Fine Art

Photographer and artist Walter Choroszewski presents the history of photography from its origins as a "Science" through its transition to "Fine Art." He showcases the works of pioneer avant-garde photographers including Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand, mid-20th century masters including Adams and Weston up to present-day artist Cindy Sherman.

In addition to photographic art, Walter will also feature Iconic Images from the world of journalism and the stories behind these famous photos.

Time will be allotted for Q&A, so bring your ideas and questions!

To attend this program, please register at the library's Reference Desk (732-745-5108 ext. 20). This event is free and open to the public; it is part of the library's annual Photography Contest. For more details, please visit www.nbfpl.org/photocontest.

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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Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza

The New Brunswick Free Public Library, in collaboration with Lazos America Unida, New Brunswick Cultural Center, and Rutgers Center for Latino Arts & Culture, presents their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The library will have a movie showing, art exhibition, story-time by Benito Juarez, face painting, arts and crafts, and a piñata provided by Professional Latino Firefighters of Central New Jersey: New Brunswick Chapter. A parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. from the library (60 Livingston Avenue) to Monument Square Park, where festivities will continue with music and dance performances as well as food vendors until 6:00 p.m.. Everyone, of all ages, is invited to come celebrate with us!

Funding provided in part by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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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Spring Tea Derby
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Tea Derby

Friends of the Dunellen Library present you with the same spectacular Spring Tea and the the delicious food and refreshments you have known to love. This year we thought it would be fun to dress it up a bit and have some fun with a KENTUCKY DERBY THEME! We want to see your fanciest hat. A prize for the best dressed hat! Lots of fun. Don’t miss out!! 
You have plenty of time for sign up down at the library. See you at the starting line!

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

Audience: all ages

Special instructions: Come to the Library to register! The cost is $15.00.

Link to event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/557383614628205/

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SkillBuilders - Basic Car Maintenance
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

SkillBuilders - Basic Car Maintenance

This new series of free programs offers support, encouragement and education for anyone experiencing significant life changes: the death of a loved one, adjustments to illness, moving to a new home, etc.

May 7: Basic Car Maintenance, presented by Ed Platt of Platt's Auto
May 14: Container Gardening, presented by Nisha Khanna, Master Gardener
May 21: Managing Your Money, presented by Sameena Shahpurwala of Wells Fargo Bank

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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SkillBuilders - Container Gardening
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

SkillBuilders - Container Gardening

This new series of free programs offers support, encouragement and education for anyone experiencing significant life changes: the death of a loved one, adjustments to illness, moving to a new home, etc.

May 14: Container Gardening, presented by Nisha Khanna, Master Gardener
May 21: Managing Your Money, presented by Sameena Shahpurwala of Wells Fargo Bank

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Long Term Care Costs Seminar
May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Long Term Care Costs Seminar

Did you know that 74% of people aged 65 and over will need long-term care in their lifetime. Long-term care specialists Rosemary Daniels and Robert Handfuss will discuss what’s covered by Medicare and Medicaid, compare the cost of in-home vs. in-facility care costs in New Jersey, etc.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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SkillBuilders - Managing Your Money
May
21
10:00 AM10:00

SkillBuilders - Managing Your Money

This new series of free programs offers support, encouragement and education for anyone experiencing significant life changes: the death of a loved one, adjustments to illness, moving to a new home, etc.

May 21: Managing Your Money, presented by Sameena Shahpurwala of Wells Fargo Bank

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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The Missing Stories
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Missing Stories

n 1883, Anandibai Joshee, a young woman from a small city in western India arrived in Roselle, New Jersey. She had traveled thousands of miles, overcoming incredible physical and emotional hardships. She arrived with a purpose and eventually became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine. South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown. In this session, participants will engage in an interactive discussion about underepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians, and how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future.

Location: Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Ln., Piscataway, NJ, 08854-5040.

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The Life and Writing of James Baldwin
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Life and Writing of James Baldwin

The influence of writer and social critic James Baldwin reached far and wide. In this unique exploration of Baldwin’s groundbreaking literary and social justice work, actor/comic Grant Cooper and scholar Dr. Lindsey Swindall engage participants in an interactive dialogue that unravels the truths of racism in this country and examines other themes in Baldwin’s writings. Mr. Cooper’s dramatic interpretations of Baldwin’s writing are complemented by historical context from Dr. Swindall, leading to thought provoking questions that spark audience participation.

Location: Raritan Bay YMCA: 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy, 08861-3979.

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Jersey’s Most Famous Road, the Turnpike
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Jersey’s Most Famous Road, the Turnpike

Think back to your last Turnpike experience. For some, it’s an occasional ride, for others it’s part of the daily grind. Have you considered what it took to create that road? New Jersey was a pioneer in major highway innovation (the Turnpike even predates the interstate highway system). In this interactive discussion, participants will be encouraged to consider its execution, significance in travel, aesthetics, and impact and how it can be seen as an emblem of American ideas and values.

Location: Old Bridge Public Library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ, 08857-2474.

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Springsteen and his Layered Lyrics
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Springsteen and his Layered Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners. How do we know this? Over the past 50 years, Springsteen has written songs and created music that have been experienced by countless fans. But many don’t know the extent to which his work has been influenced by the American folk tradition. Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. In this session, participants can learn about some of the works that have influenced one of Jersey’s most celebrated musical artists.

Location: Edison Township Free Public Library, 340 Plainfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08817-3147.

 

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What is Jazz and Why Does It Matter?
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

What is Jazz and Why Does It Matter?

Branford Marsalis once said, “What is jazz? It, It’s almost like asking, What is French? Jazz is a musical language. It’s a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.” Sometimes called “America’s Classical Music,” the tradition and history of the genre embodies the essence of freedom and democracy. From its origins within the slaves songs, to the advent of the blues, Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, and other styles, jazz exhibits how each individual (through his/her independence) must function within the framework of a group to better serve the entire community. In this session, through music and discussion, participants will explore jazz and why it matters.

Location: Sayreville Free Public Library, 1050 Washington Rd., Parlin, NJ 08859-1061.

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The World Changed, so Did the Music
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

The World Changed, so Did the Music

Did Prohibition change the music of the 1920s? And did the Cold War impact the music of the 1950s? Yes, music – concert and popular – music was influenced by the technological and political changes. From the late 1800s to today, the times have shaped what and how American hear and experience opera, concert works, musicals, jazz, country and folk music, and rock and roll. In this session, participants can tune into a discussion about the sounds, aesthetics, and auras of each decade in the modern era.

Location: Edison Township Free Public Library, North Branch, 777 Grove Ave., Edison, NJ 08820-2770.

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We the People…wait, which people?
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

We the People…wait, which people?

We’ve all heard those first three words of the preamble of the Constitution. But what does that mean? And can “We the people” mean different things at different times to different people? This complex topic can best be explored through historical moments and events. From sharecropping to immigration, participants can consider the concept of the changing meaning of citizenship and have an engaging and important dialogue about immigration today and the impact of the policies that affect us all.

Location: Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Ln., Piscataway, NJ, 08854-5040.

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"Jerusalem: Holy – and Wholly Complex - City "
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

"Jerusalem: Holy – and Wholly Complex - City "

Why can Jerusalem be thought of as a city of both joy and sorrow? And what does it mean to be at the intersection of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, influenced heavily by the convergence of differing religious views, is a truly unique city that allows a look at the past and the present simultaneously. In this session, participants will explore the rich and complex history and how thousands of years have shaped how we see, understand, and experience Jerusalem today.

Location: South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852-3005.

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The Fiddle in America: A History and Demonstration
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Fiddle in America: A History and Demonstration

How often do you get to hear music and then have a high-energy conversation about its role in historical traditions, its cultural influence, and its style and technique? Until the early twentieth century, the fiddle was the centerpiece of American folk music and folk culture. In this interactive session, Backes explores the origins and history of American fiddle music—covering a range of styles and modes of expression—and raises along the way big questions about musical tradition and music making.

Location: Cranbury Public Library, 23 N Main St., Cranbury, NJ 08512-3257.

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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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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace, and American Legacy
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace, and American Legacy

She was a Kennedy. She was an Onassis. She did not define herself by her husbands. Realizing that future generations would need the insights of the past for guidance, her preservation efforts galvanized the rest of the country to protect its historic monuments. Aided by her public profile, her work helped bring about the Historic Preservation Act of 1966: the most far-reaching preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States.

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

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Collegium Musicum String Quartet
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Collegium Musicum String Quartet

The Library is pleased to present the first concert in a classical music series with a selection of Russian Romantic music by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and more. It will feature Old Bridge resident Alexei Yavtuhovich, who was born in Belarus and was a member of the prestigious Belarus State Concert Orchestra and Belarus String Quartet.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free concert.

Link to event page: http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/collegium-musicum-string-quartet/

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "An Arsenal for Democracy"
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "An Arsenal for Democracy"

The date is December 29, 1940. Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office. But the world is in a crisis. Nazi Germany has blazed the path of destruction across Europe, and America may soon be drawn into war. Meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous “Arsenal for Democracy” speech.

Location: South Plainfield Free Public Library, 2484 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080-3531.

 

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Discovery Day
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Discovery Day

Come discover a new hobby, skill or interest! Do you have a hobby, skill or interest that you'd like to share with the community? We're looking for speakers to give 20 minute talks/demonstrations? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us today at 732-521-5000 and ask for Lynnette or Monica.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Photography Workshop: The Road to Better Black and White
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Photography Workshop: The Road to Better Black and White

In this workshop, photographer Jim LaSala will cover the following topics: Understanding what makes for great B&W photos, “from capture to print,” what not to use to convert to B&W, and plugins to push your creativity.

Time will be allotted for Q&A, so bring your ideas and questions!

To attend this program, please register at the library's Reference Desk (732-745-5108 ext. 20). This event is free and open to the public; it is part of the library's annual Photography Contest. For more details, please visit www.nbfpl.org/photocontest.
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

Special instructions:

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

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Then, Now and Forever: Life Story Workshop
Apr
17
2:00 PM14:00

Then, Now and Forever: 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. This program is led with enthusiasm, humor and warmth by Donna Atkins who is committed to inspiring and empowering others to tell their stories. Donna is an award-winning communications specialist. A workbook will be provided to all participants.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at www.monroetwplibrary.org or call 732-521-5000 beginning March 26.

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Wills & Estate Administration - Protect Your Family and Make Planing Easy
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

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

A seminar on “Wills, Estate Planning & Probate – Protect your Family and Make Planning Easier” presented by Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author - Wills and Estate Administration by the ABA)

The presentation will include the January 1, 2018 New Estate Tax law and how it changes administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey. Additional discussion points include the new Digital Fiduciary Act, power of attorneys, living wills and more.

Registration is required. Please stop by the Main Desk or call732-632-8526

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

Audience: Adults/Seniors

Special instructions: Registration is required. Please stop by the Metuchen Library Main Desk or call 732-632-8526

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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert

Part of our Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert Series
Patterson/Sutton Duo perform cello and guitar.
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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Vendor Craft Faire
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

Vendor Craft Faire

Stop on by and check out our great vendors and creative crafters! We have something for everyone! All Unique and special. Gourmet dips, unique crafts, Essential oils, scents, beauty products..lots of prizes and its all free!!!! Great gifts to win and It costs nothing to stop in and support the Dunellen Friends and the Library and these wonderful crafters and Vendors!
Please show your support!

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

Audience: all ages welcome

Special instructions: Visit our facebook pages for more information: The Friends of the Dunellen Public Library and The Dunellen Public Library or call us at 732-968-4585

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Spectacular Sound and Image across the Pacific:Stories of Chinese Opera in America
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Spectacular Sound and Image across the Pacific:Stories of Chinese Opera in America

The Metuchen Library is pleased to welcome Metuchen Author Nancy Yunhwa Rao, as she presents on the history of Chinese Opera in America. In addition to discussing how Chinatown opera, performed at first for new Chinese immigrants, developed into an important part of America’s musical culture, she will be showing slides of historical characters, singers, opera stages and costumes.

Author of "Chinatown Opera Theater in North America", Nancy Yunhwa Rao is Associate Director of Academic Studies, Area Coordinator of the Composing Program, Area Coordinator of the Music Theory Program, and is a professor of Music at Rutgers University.

The presentation is open to all. No reservations are required. For additional information, please call (732) 632-8526. The Metuchen Library is located at 480 Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen.

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

Audience: All Ages

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NBFPL Book Sale - Day 2
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

NBFPL Book Sale - Day 2

The Library's Book Sale is an annual event, usually held in mid-April, run by The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library. There is always a wide array of items for sale at incredibly low prices! Items include thousands of books as well as DVDs, CDs, and more!! This is a two-day event: come on Friday, Saturday, or both!

Please understand we are able to accept cash and checks as payment.

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/about/friends-of-the-library

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NBFPL Book Sale - Day 1
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

NBFPL Book Sale - Day 1

The Library's Book Sale is an annual event, usually held in mid-April, run by The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library. There is always a wide array of items for sale at incredibly low prices! Items include thousands of books as well as DVDs, CDs, and more!! This is a two-day event: come on Friday, Saturday, or both!

Please understand we are able to accept cash and checks as payment.

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/about/friends-of-the-library

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Free Adult/Child CPR Training
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Free Adult/Child CPR Training

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR on adults, children or infants, and how to help an adult or child who is choking.

This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

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=81894

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Tax Reform Planning
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tax Reform Planning

Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will host a program focusing 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. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry and attended both The Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business.

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

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Free Infant CPR Training
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Free Infant CPR Training

Learn how to perform CPR on an infant and how to help an infant who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger.

Please note, this workshop is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card or certification.

Registration required. To register, please call 732-390-6767.

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=85864

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Holi Festival
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Holi Festival

The library will celebrate its 9th annual Indian Holi Festival in cooperation with Rutgers Indian Graduate Student Association, Rutgers Hindu Students Council, and South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI). Please join us for a vibrant, fun-filled celebration of the Indian Festival of colors! This program is free and open to all ages.

The festivities begin with Mehndi (Indian henna tattoo), a display of regional dresses and jewelry, and crafts for children. There will be music and dance performances, delicious Indian food, and a free raffle. Weather permitting, join us on the library’s front lawn after the performances if you wish to participate in the Holi Color Festivity (dry and wet colors). Please make sure to wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and please understand that you will not be allowed back in the building after color play.

For more information, please contact librarian Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.

Funding provided in part by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, The Folklife Program for New Jersey, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our additional program sponsors are New Brunswick Cultural Center, Kalyanni Performing Arts Education, Taalim School of Indian Music, Music Souls, Indo- American Festivals Inc., TV ASIA, WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio, Radio Zindagi 1600 AM, Mirchi Restaurant in North Brunswick, and Bollywood Tadka restaurant in East Brunswick.

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

Audience: All ages

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Addressing Sexual Violence through Education & Empowerment
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Addressing Sexual Violence through Education & Empowerment

Sexual Violence 101 with Jennifer Kurdlya, MSW, of Middlesex County Office of Health Services and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition of Middlesex County. Sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence are unfortunately pervasive in our culture. Increasing awareness and understanding surrounding the reality of this complex and important issue can help our community better address and prevent it.

Women's Self Defense & Empowerment Class with Brianna Lally of RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center and Marine Corps Reservist. Join us for a special workshop on self-defense and risk reduction. Brianna teaches women of all strengths, ability, and sizes techniques and how to be swift, quick, and escape if a harmful situation does arise.

Registration is required. Register on the library calendar at https://www.ebpl.org/main/polEventReg.cfm?Event_Id=85697, or call 732-390-6767.

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing.

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=85697

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Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II
Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II

Carole Simon Levin tells the story of American women who flew planes during the war, and the first American woman to fly a jet airplane.

Presented by The Friends of the Monroe Township Library.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Varicose Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Varicose Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may lead to serious health problems if left untreated. In fact, you may be at higher risk for other circulatory problems if you have varicose veins.

Kenneth A. Goldman, MD, FACS, double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options and provide an overview of the Center for Surgical Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton.

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=83031

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Go, van Gogh!
Mar
28
12:30 PM12:30

Go, van Gogh!

At one point, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother that since he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. A painter and pastor, van Gogh produced more than 2,000 “brilliant children.” In this session, dozens of his works of art, with a focus on pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be explored. An overview of his life experiences and how it influenced his art will lead to a lively discussion, which will include talking about the differences between experiencing original artwork and reproductions.

Location: South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852-3005.

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Jersey’s Most Famous Road, the Turnpike
Mar
27
12:30 PM12:30

Jersey’s Most Famous Road, the Turnpike

Think back to your last Turnpike experience. For some, it’s an occasional ride, for others it’s part of the daily grind. Have you considered what it took to create that road? New Jersey was a pioneer in major highway innovation (the Turnpike even predates the interstate highway system). In this interactive discussion, participants will be encouraged to consider its execution, significance in travel, aesthetics, and impact and how it can be seen as an emblem of American ideas and values.

Location: Piscataway Township Senior Center, 700 Buena Vista Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854-4956.

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Mar
24
1:30 PM13:30

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

A pysanka (singular) is a Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resistant method. The designs are not actually painted on, but rather written, in beeswax. Local artist Olga Kobryn will host this lecture about this ancient art of egg decorating and will explain the methods, symbols and colors used. A short film about pysanky by Slavko Novitsky will also be shown.

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

Audience: teens, adults

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/pysanky-ukrainian-art-egg-decorating/

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WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN: Practical Strategies to Relieve Stress and Improve Well-being
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN: Practical Strategies to Relieve Stress and Improve Well-being

Life can be very stressful. Women, in particular, are faced with unique challenges and at risk for certain physical and mental health problems.
This workshop run by Women Helping Women at Rutgers University will help you:
* Learn more about mental health issues that women face
* Learn concrete strategies to help manage stress and take care of yourself

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

Audience: Adults/Seniors - Women

Special instructions: Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. You can register at https://women-empowering-women.eventbrite.com or by calling the library at 732-632-8526.

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Trivia Night for Adults
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night for Adults

Open to adults ages 18 and up, Trivia night will feature a game show atmosphere and trivia in many categories. Teams will consist of up to six players; participants may form their own teams or be placed on a wild card team when they arrive. Light refreshments will be served and small prizes awarded. Registration is suggested by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at: www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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

Audience: adults

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/trivia-night-2/

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Wills and Power of Attorney Seminar
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Wills and Power of Attorney Seminar

Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. (author of ABA's "Wills and Estate Administration Book"), will present a seminar on wills and power of attorney in New Jersey.

Main Topics:
1) 2018 changes to NJ Estate Tax and taxes on pensions
2) 2018 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax
3) Digital Fiduciary Act
4) Power of Attorneys
5) Living Wills
6) Administring the Estate/Probate/Surrogate

All attendees will receive a complimentary materials on wills, probate and administration, power of attorney, living wills, real estate sales for seniors, and trusts.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions:

Link to event page:http://bit.ly/2ndHLcW

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Hidden in Plain Sight
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Hidden in Plain Sight

Parents may not always know when their teen is using alcohol and other drugs. Strengthen your detective skills as a parent with this informative presentation. A drug prevention program by Wellspring Center for Prevention.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Read Across America
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Read Across America

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with Read Across America! Family-friendly event for all ages. Join us for read-alouds, crafts, and birthday cake!

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions:

Link to event page: http://www.sfplnj.org/kids/kids-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2018/03/11/3760/-/read-across-america

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Makerfest - Monroe Township Library
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Makerfest - Monroe Township Library

Hands-on projects and demonstrations for all ages. Makers specializing in electronics, science, robotics, crafting of all ages are welcome. Contact Studio M Coordinator Steve Hrubes at (732) 521-5000 ext.140 or shrubes@monroetwplibrary.org to exhibit.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Contact Studio M Coordinator Steve Hrubes at (732) 521-5000 ext.140 or shrubes@monroetwplibrary.org to become an exhibitor.
No registration required to attend.

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