Eating for a Healthy Heart
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Have you been prescribed medication for your heart, or high cholesterol? Have you been told to lose weight and eat healthier to protect your health but don’t exactly know what ‘eat healthier’ means?

In A Healthy Heart, you’ll learn:
• What eating healthier looks like to protect your heart and overall health
• How stress acts as a major contributor to heart disease
• Why exercise is key to overall heart health
• The foundation of creating simple delicious heart healthy food and sample a prepared dish
• Tips for effective stress reduction

This workshop is presented by Lisa Mason, Ed. M., Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Vegan Life Coach & Educator (VLCE), & Certified Whole Food Plant-Based Chef

Registration requested. Register via the online calendar, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling 732-390-6767.

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=87128

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Pioneer Day
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Pioneer Day

Travel back in time with us to the days of covered wagons, one room schools, and little log cabins in the woods to learn about life in 19th Century America! Try your hand at spinning wool into yarn, making some delicious homemade butter, weaving on a mini loom, and making some fun pioneer era toys! Come in your best pioneer costume (optional), and enjoy this Family Fun Event for all ages!

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: Registration Required. All ages are welcome to attend, however due to the complexity of some of the crafts and activities, children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who can assist them during the program.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=366279&PK=

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Lunar New Year
Feb
24
1:30 PM13:30

Lunar New Year

Come celebrate the Year of the Pig with us!

There will be Chinese musical performances, cultural dances and songs. Live demos from Chinese painting teacher, Mrs. Chen Yu-Chen and Chinese calligraphyist, Mr. LeWei Shang.
This program is proudly presented by NJ Edison Metro Lions Music Group, GYH Entertainment of New Jersey.

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

Audience: All Ages

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National Leap Into Science Week Family STEM Activity - Learn About Balance!
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

National Leap Into Science Week Family STEM Activity - Learn About Balance!

Join us for a workshop for families as we explore concepts of balance through Leap Into Science, a program engineered by The Franklin Institute to help audiences understand STEM concepts in a manner less interested in "right" and "wrong" and more interested in "how" and "why".

Balance is a crucial concept to learn about. While many of us understand it intrinsically in our bodies, making things outside the body balance is a skill that often has to be learned.

Families will have the opportunity to visit various stations set up around the library to learn about balance using everyday objects, teeter totters and even your own body!

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: This is a drop-in activity from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. No registration is required.

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=359949&PK=

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Trivia Game “1989” Edition
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Trivia Game “1989” Edition

MONROE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY IS CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

Celebrate the Library’s 30th Anniversary by testing your knowledge of all things 1989. Anything associated with the year 1989 is fair game!

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk as a team of 3 to 6 adult players, or sign up as an individual to be assigned to a team, starting February 4.

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Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights

Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE fiber crafts monthly program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights will take place in the library on the last Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45pm. You don’t need any crafting experience to enjoy these special evenings of creative exploration. Feel free to bring a project to work on. Watch demonstrations of knitting, crocheting and weaving. Try your hand at spinning on a spinning wheel. Bring a finished item to show others. If you enjoy the fiber arts, or want to learn more about them, this is the event for you.

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

Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors

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

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Star Wars Day at the Metuchen Library
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Star Wars Day at the Metuchen Library

Ever wonder exactly what it takes to join the 501st Legion? Come join us for a question and answer session and a photo op with some of the characters from Star Wars.

This event is free and open to the public, but please bring nonperishable food items to donate if you can.

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

Audience: All ages

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Chinese New Year Celebration
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Chinese New Year Celebration

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Pig with an afternoon of crafts and performances on. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, this festive program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, colorful folk dancing, Kung Fu, Chinese Yo-Yo, and instrumental performances led by the students and teachers from the Edison Chinese School, Murray Hill Chinese School, Joe Yung Dance Group, and other community groups devoted to promoting Chinese culture. Bring the whole family to learn and celebrate with us. Delicious food will also be served.

Chinese New Year falls on February 5th in 2019, and is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar with many traditions. Some of the typical practices are: families gather together for dinner, eating dishes that symbolize good fortune and health; children wear new clothes and receive red envelopes with money that will bring them good luck for the upcoming New Year; and clean up their clutter to "remove the old and welcome the new."

For more information, please contact librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.

The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was formed in partnership with Jilin University in China and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters. CIRU aims to broaden Chinese language instruction, promote Chinese culture, spur the development of Chinese Studies, and advance a wide range of cultural exchanges of the U.S. and China.

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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Saving on Your Taxes
Mar
4
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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How to Get in the Ivy League
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

How to Get in the Ivy League

Ever wonder exactly what it takes to get into a top-tier college like Harvard or Princeton? What do elite colleges look for in applicants, and how can you make sure you're a competitive one? Join Nikki Bruno, an Independent Educational Consultant, for an informative seminar on the topic of Elite College Admissions. Learn how to stand out as a student and what steps to take so you can become an Ivy League graduate! Plus, you could win a $100 gift certificate!

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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Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference

Cryptozoology is the science of cryptids: creatures not discovered by science and unconfirmed from the wider community. With a roster ranging from Sasquatch to zombies, skeptics consider it a pseudoscience due to the general lack of evidence for any of these creatures. Cryptozoology highlights the divide between the scientific and pseudoscientific methods. Beyond looking at it as a science, cryptozoology also preserves folklore, history, and oral traditions. As a result, cryptozoology not only reveals perceptions of the past, but also reveals much about the present. At this conference, our speakers will examine various cryptids from a number of perspectives ranging from popular fiction, cinema, and traditional academic articles. Rutgers professor and folklorist Angus Gillespie moderates.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Money Management Seminar
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Money Management Seminar

Jeremy Faberlle, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch will conduct an "Investing Basics" seminar to discuss financial management topics such as diversification, asset allocation, and the importance of identifying and planning for specific goals and life priorities.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Brian Curry Musician’s Showcase
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Brian Curry Musician’s Showcase

Brian Curry, Indie Folk Artist and member of the popular band, Cold Weather Company, will give his unique voice to classic and current folk music; as well as a couple Irish tunes for St. Patrick’s Day.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration not required.

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Habits to Increase Your Energy: How to Double Your Energy, Holistically & Naturally!
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Habits to Increase Your Energy: How to Double Your Energy, Holistically & Naturally!

Dom Campbell, a Behavior Transformation Expert and Certified Health & Empowerment Coach will present ways to increase your energy holistically and naturally.

Increasing your energy can help you:

- Get more done in less time
- Experience more enjoyment of food, body, and life
- Feel great and satisfied

Dom will also discuss why most people fail and strategies to reduce the likelihood of failure.

Dom Campbell is a certified Behavior Transformation Expert, Health Coach, and empowerment coach. He strives to improve client health and wellbeing by focusing on transforming destructive habits. He shares strategies to help people bring balance to achieve inner happiness, abundance, and success.

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=87129

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Go, Van Gogh
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

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.
This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.

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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NJ Makers Day at the Kenilworth Public Library
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

NJ Makers Day at the Kenilworth Public Library

It’s a day to celebrate DIY at the Kenilworth Public Library! Stop by on Saturday, March 23 between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm to take part in NJ Makers Day. We’ll have hands-on stations and live demonstrations celebrating the many aspects of maker culture. Come see what NJ Makers Day is all about!

New Jersey Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across the Garden State. This all-ages event connects individuals with libraries, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning.

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

Audience: All Ages

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NJ Makers Day 2019
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

NJ Makers Day 2019

Join us for this annual state-wide celebration of “maker” culture and learn to make something new.

Participate in a variety of hands-on activities for all ages, from experiments to technology to crafts, and more!

Activities include: making music with a popsicle stick harmonica, launching objects with a catapult you've created, composing a song on a fruit piano, or making your very own slime!

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://spotslibrary.org/

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Makerfest
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Makerfest

Calling All Makers! We’re looking for exhibitors of all ages to come and show off what you make!
Demonstrate Electronics, Crafts, Science, Technology, Art, Hobbies. Exhibitors may sell their merchandise during the event for a $15 donation to the Friends of the Monroe Township Library. Space is limited.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Call 732-521-5000 x140 or email shrubes@monroetwplibrary.org to apply.

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NJ Makers Day at Long Branch Free Public Library
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

NJ Makers Day at Long Branch Free Public Library

Join us for hands-on family activities, games, and fun all while tinkering, testing, and learning with some every day challenges!

Location: Long Branch Free Public Library- Main Branch- 328 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/501274153732330/

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Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Seminar
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Seminar

Lack of sleep can affect you in many ways. Andrew R. Freedman, M.D., Board certified Pulmonary Medicine will discuss sleep disorders and tips on how to get a better night’s sleep.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Holi Festival
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Holi Festival

The New Brunswick Free Public Library is celebrating its 10th annual Indian Holi Festival in cooperation with Rutgers Indian Graduate Student Association and New Brunswick Cultural Center Inc. 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 crafts for children. There will then be music and dance performances, delicious Indian food, and a free raffle! Join us on the library’s front lawn (weather permitting) after the performances if you wish to participate in the Holi Color Festivity (dry 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.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Our additional program sponsors are New Brunswick Cultural Center, Taalim School of Indian Music, Music Souls, Indo-American Festivals Inc., TV ASIA, and WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio.

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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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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The History of the Violin
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

The History of the Violin

Renowned violinist Alexei Yavtuhovich returns to the Library along with violinist/restorer Jarek Powichrowski for an informative lecture about the history of the instrument. The pair will also perform pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and others.

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

Audience: teens, adults

Link to event page: http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/history-violin/

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Edison Page Lovers' Book Club
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Edison Page Lovers' Book Club

Please join us for our new monthly book club! This month's book is "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan.

For a copy of the book, please place a hold online or give us a call at any branch. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/rocketsearch/rs_event.cfm?curOrg=EDISON&tfem=false&eID=5917150

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The NJ Lottery: Where the Money Goes
Feb
13
2:00 PM14:00

The NJ Lottery: Where the Money Goes

A representative from the New Jersey Lottery will explain where the money goes when a lottery ticket is bought. The overview will examine how the state Lottery benefits education and institutions, and will discuss revenue recipients and community outreach programs. There will also be a Q&A period, and some interesting and amusing stories about lottery games, retailers and winners. Registration required by calling 732-721-5600x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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

Audience: adults

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

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Medicare 101
Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Medicare 101

Are you turning 65, or over 65 years old? Would you like to learn about Medicare parts A, B, C and D, and changes to them that can or may affect you? This FREE program is presented by Marcia V. Myers LUTCF Call us at 908 276-2451 to register.

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

Audience: Seniors

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1769

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Landing Your Dream Job
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Landing Your Dream Job

Are you a young adult seeking your first job? Or maybe you're mid-career and looking for a change? Either way, Academic Life Coach Nikki Bruno and Certified Image Professional Sharon Kornstein have a treat in store for you! Join them for an informative and interactive seminar on career exploration, preparation, and presentation. Learn how to look your best and be on your best behavior while networking and interviewing, as well as strategies for sealing the deal. Stay after the seminar for refreshments and a chance to practice your new skills by networking!

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

Audience: Teens and Adults

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

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Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights

Everyone is welcome to attend our fiber crafts monthly program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights will take place in the library on the last Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. 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: Adults, Teens, Seniors

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=yarnies-library-fiber-nights-3&instance_id=6337

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Human Trafficking Lecture
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Human Trafficking Lecture

Join our panel for a discussion about human trafficking. Presented by Keyla Munoz, FBI Victim Specialist, State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, State Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr., Vinish Patel, MTHS, Patricia Mojita of Prevent Child Abuse NJ and Sgt. Felix De La Cruz, Middlesex County Prosecutor's office. Q&A session will follow.
Presented in collaboration with the League of Women Voters.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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Grieving Parents Support Group
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Grieving Parents Support Group

The loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can face and missing your child never goes away. A piece of yourself is lost and your future is forever changed. Parents feel alone and isolated in their grief, as friends and relatives are often at a loss as to what to say. But it is important to talk to people who understand the loss. That is where the Grieving Parents Support Group may be able to help. This is an informal group, a safe haven. We can share our feelings and our children with no judgement only support. We are here to help each other get through the rest of our lives.

This group is free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents.

Registration is only suggested so that we may contact you in the event of weather cancellations.

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

Audience: Adults and Seniors

Link to event page:http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1717&EventID=360164&PK=565287

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Chinese New Year Celebration
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Chinese New Year Celebration

Join us for our Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 27, 2:00-3:30 PM, at Kennedy Library. Learn about Lunar New Year traditions through an interactive story time, enjoy exciting music and dance performances by the GYH Club, make crafts to celebrate the Year of the Pig, and try our tasty Chinese New Year treats!

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://main.piscatawaylibrary.org/event/chinese-new-year-for-kids/

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Film Screening: In Remembrance of Martin
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: In Remembrance of Martin

: Personal comments from family, friends, and advisors fill this remarkable 1986 documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King joins the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond, Jimmy Carter, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, John Lewis, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Andrew Young, who recall Dr. King’s career and trace his leadership in the civil rights movement. The film includes portions of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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/kanopy-documentary-in-remembrance-of-martin/

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Mindfulness Meditation
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Mindfulness Meditation

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.

This program is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. You may attend one or all sessions.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Registration is not required.

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

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Healthy Eating for the New Year
Jan
16
3:30 PM15:30

Healthy Eating for the New Year

Join us at the Kenilworth Public Library Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3:30-4:30 PM as we explore healthy eating for the new year. This program is presented by Victoria Coglianese, RDN, Retail Registered Dietitian, Village Super Market Inc. ShopRite of Garwood. This is a hands-on activity. Learn how to create delicious, healthy recipes. Call us at 908 276-2451 to register. This FREE program is for ages 15 and up.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?p=1720

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Geri-Fit Strength Training Workout for Older Adults
Jan
14
10:30 AM10:30

Geri-Fit Strength Training Workout for Older Adults

Geri-fit is a 45 minute evidence based strength training exercise class for older adults. Most of the exercises are performed seated in chairs with a set of light dumbbell weights. There's no dancing or aerobics and you never have to get on the floor. Work out at your own pace in this video based exercise class.

Bring a set of 2 or 3 pound dumbbells and a stretch band. Water will be provided.

Classes will be held on
Mondays and Wednesdays
from January 14 - April 10
10:30 am - 11:15 am
No class on 1/21 or 2/18

Registration is required. Please register online: www.spotslibrary.org, by phone (732) 251-1515 or in person at the Spotswood Library.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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Top TV Shows from the 50s and 60s
Jan
10
2:00 PM14:00

Top TV Shows from the 50s and 60s

Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane and the television shows that delighted a generation!

Presented by Don Buzney and Danny Scott. Don hosts "The Veterans Corner" on Rutgers University Radio, WSRU - 88.7 FM.

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

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=8409&EventID=348714&PK=

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NAMI: In Our Own Voice
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

NAMI: In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a NAMI program, developed nationally and sponsored round the state by NAMI New Jersey, designed to train individuals with various mental health conditions, to give presentations about their illness and recovery. The program is a powerful tool for community education and reducing stigma by putting a human face on an often misunderstood area of human suffering.

The program is intended to help reduce the discrimination often faced by people who deal with mental health illnesses and issues, those who care about them, and those who care for them. One or two program speakers go to a location, and present their first-hand lived experience, backed by other presenters appearing on a DVD. The live and taped presenters speak about their dark days, acceptance, treatment, coping skills, and successes, hopes, and dreams. With questions and answers, which the presenters are trained to deal with, the program takes approximately one hour.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=87102

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Update Your Resume
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Update Your Resume

Start the new year with an updated resume. Learn tips and tricks to get your resume noticed and how to avoid common mistakes. Please note, this is not an individual resume critique.

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1717&EventID=354154&PK

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

Adult Craft Night - Create Your Own Unique Handpainted Vase

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

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

Audience: adults and seniors

Special instructions:

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

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Community Blood Drive Sponsored by the Kenilworth Public Library
Dec
29
10:30 AM10:30

Community Blood Drive Sponsored by the Kenilworth Public Library

Transform a life, and your own. One blood donation can save up to three lives. The Kenilworth Public Library will be sponsoring a community blood drive Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. One complimentary $5.00 Amazon gift card will be given to each blood donor! To make an appointment, please call 201 251-3703 or go online at https://donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/48785

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

Audience: Adults

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=community-blood-drive-sponsored-by-the-kenilworth-public-library-2&instance_id=6325

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

Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights

Everyone is welcome to attend our new fiber crafts monthly program at the Kenilworth Public Library! Yarnies: Library Fiber Nights will take place in the library on the last Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. 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: Adults, Teens, Seniors

Link to event page: http://www.kenilworthlibrary.org/?ai1ec_event=yarnies-library-fiber-nights-3&instance_id=6323

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Page Turners
Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

Page Turners

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

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Register at the Welcome Desk.

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Famous NJ Shipwrecks
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Famous NJ Shipwrecks

Dan Lieb from the New Jersey Historical Divers Association takes you through 200 years of Jersey Shore shipwreck and maritime history. Discover the buried treasures that lie beneath the famous NJ shore. A Q&A with the audience will follow the presentation. Please note this presentation was rescheduled from November.

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/famous-shipwrecks-jersey-2/

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Holiday Cookie Swap
Dec
15
1:30 PM13:30

Holiday Cookie Swap

Taste and Share! Bring 4 dozen cookies to swap, taste, and share. Hot chocolate will be served at this free event for all ages. Registration required: ethompson@elizpl.org

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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Forgotten Stories of New Jersey Infrastructure
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Forgotten Stories of New Jersey Infrastructure

Come join this fascinating talk about New Jersey history from Angus Gillespie, Professor of American Studies from Rutgers University. We’ll explore everything from the origins of the Holland Tunnel to the early controversies of the New Jersey Turnpike.

All are welcome. Totally free.

To register, go to: https://main.piscatawaylibrary.org/event/forgotten-stories/

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

Audience: Adults

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