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Dementia Conversations
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Dementia Conversations

The Metuchen Library welcomes representatives from the Alzheimer's Association to discuss "Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning". Come learn some of the basics in caring for and dealing with issues related to dementia and what things you can do now to help yourself and your loved ones. The program is free to all. Call the library at (732) 632-8526.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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General College Admission
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

General College Admission

On November 27th, come learn about the College Selection & Admissions process. If you're a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior, this program is for you. Learn how to make yourself stand out as a high school student, what to look for when searching for schools, and how to navigate the application process! The program is being lead by Nikki Bruno, an Academic Life Coach and Educational Consultant.

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

Audience: Teens

Special instructions: Registration is required. Register by calling the library at (732) 632-8526.

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Lockpicking with TOOOL
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Lockpicking with TOOOL

They're back! Come join TOOOL (The Open Organisation of Lockpickers) as they talk about the art of lock picking. TOOOL is happy to provide both the knowledge and the means to engage in this hobby. They teach about basic picking techniques, and provide more information on what makes some locks better than others. The program is free and open to all.

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

Audience: All ages

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Raconteur Radio presents Frankenstein
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Raconteur Radio presents Frankenstein

The Metuchen Library welcomes back Raconteur Radio as they perform the classic “Frankenstein” as a radio play to celebrate the story’s 200th anniversary. The program is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
The Program is free and funded by the Friends of the Metuchen Public Library.

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

Audience: All ages

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

Paul Klee Workshop (Grades 8-12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audience: Teens

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

College Essay Writing Workshop

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

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

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

Audience: Teens

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

College Admission Essays 101

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

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

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

Audience: Teens and their parents

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Creative Writing
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Writing

Come and explore the creative writing process with Elinor Mattern. Elinor teaches creative writing in a variety of venues since recently retiring from community college English teaching. She received her MFA in Poetry Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her poems and non-fiction have appeared in Washington Square and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publications.

The program is open to all students in grades 6 through 12. If you have any questions, or want to know more about the program, please email mwhittington@lmxac.org.

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

Audience: Teens - grades 6 through 12

Special instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the library at (732) 632-8526.

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Maya Vadell - Harpist
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Maya Vadell - Harpist

Come hear local musician Maya Vadell play a mix of classical and modern pieces on the harp. She will also demonstrate how the harp is played and will give audience members an opportunity to try out the instrument.
The concert is free to all.

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

Audience: All Ages

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The Turtlesingers!
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

The Turtlesingers!

Come meet Rocky, Gracie, Spike and Bart with this Libraries Rock! special event featuring live turtle encounters.
Sing songs, dance & maybe even feed some of the turtles!


This program is funded by the ACUA Atlantic County NJ Clean Communities program.

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

Audience: All Ages

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The Turtlesingers
Aug
16
2:00 PM14:00

The Turtlesingers

Read a book like Rocky the box turtle! Libraries Rock with Rocky and his other turtle friends this summer at the Turtlesinger show!
Turtlesinger, Inc. educates and entertains the public about turtles with original songs and live turtles

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

Audience: Kids and Teens

Special instructions: This event is open to all and space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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Metuchen Public Library Welcomes Author J. A. White
Aug
15
2:00 PM14:00

Metuchen Public Library Welcomes Author J. A. White

J. A. White is the author of The Thickety: A Path Begins. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, three sons, and a hamster named Ophelia that doesn't like him very much. When he's not making up stories, he teaches a bunch of kids how to make up stories (along with math and science and other important stuff). He wishes dragons were real because it would be a much cooler way to get to work.

Come meet J. A. White and hear more about the Thickety series!

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

Audience: Teens

Special instructions: The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so plan on arriving about 15 minutes early.

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The Magic of Recycling
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

The Magic of Recycling

Join us for a fun filled magical adventure as we laugh our way to learning while we are amazed by the magic. While enjoying the adventure of laughter and learning, find out what we must do to keep our community clean and live a lifestyle of sustainability.

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

Audience: kids, teens

Special instructions: No registration is required but space is limited, so plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to event start.

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College Life: What to Expect
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

College Life: What to Expect

Presented by Nikki Bruno, Executive Director of Student Coaching Services, this seminar will review what life is like as a college student, how it's different from high school, how classes are structured and what professors expect, how to manage your responsibilities, why just getting a degree is no longer enough, and more.

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

Audience: Teens and their parents

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Lockpicking
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Lockpicking

Come join The Open Organisation of Lockpickers for a mini lockpick village. They will show you how locks work, describe the theory of lockpicking & show you how to improve the physical security of your surroundings. If you ever want to learn the differences between a cheap lock vs a more expensive lock, this is the event for you.

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

Audience: All ages

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Star Wars Day at the Metuchen Library
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Star Wars Day at the Metuchen Library

Take photos with Star Wars characters from the Northeast Remnant 501st Legion! This is a free event open to all ages. We are requesting you bring nonperishable food items as a donation.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Please consider bringing nonperishable food items as a donation.

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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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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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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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Makers Day - Metuchen Public LIbrary
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Makers Day - Metuchen Public LIbrary

Come to the Metuchen Library and join in our annual New Jersey Makers Day Celebration! On Saturday, March 10, from 1 PM to 4 PM, the library will be participating in the fourth annual NJ Makers Day, hosting an afternoon of activities, and showcasing a variety of STEM-based programs and creative activities offered at the Metuchen Makery, including robotics, 3D printing, computer autopsies, a live recording studio and more! There is plenty to do and see and it promises to be an afternoon of fun for all ages.

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

Audience: All Ages

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Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Dog
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Dog

Come and join the fun with the Lion Dance, traditional Chinese musical performances, cultural dances and songs, Chinese calligraphy and painting, crafts, games and more! Cultural Stations begin at 1pm and performances kick off at pm with the Lion Dance.

This is a collaborative program among Edison Chinese Language School, GYH Entertainment Club of New Jersey and the Metuchen Public Library.

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

Audience: All Ages

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Movie Social - "Grand Canyon"
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Movie Social - "Grand Canyon"

We continue to show various films starring Kevin Kline! This week we are screening the 1991 movie"Grand Canyon". The drama, which also includes Danny Glover, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker and more, runs 2 hours and 17 minutes.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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College Planning 101
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

College Planning 101

Join Julissa S. Germosen of Germosen Education Advisors for this free workshop which will outline the important basics of what your family needs to successfully navigate the complex college search and application process.

This is the first of a two-part series for parents, teens, and young adults in grades 9-11. Part 2 is on March 24 at 2 pm.

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

Audience: Teens and their parents

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

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Drive New Business with Social Media
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Drive New Business with Social Media

Come to a free seminar and interactive discussion presented by Social Media Expert and Author, Maria Semple. Join us and learn how to:

- Determine the platform that’s right for you and your business
- Announce your presence and build your network
- Create and share content that encourages action
- Understand social media advertising and learn your options
- Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

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

Audience: Adults/Seniors

Special instructions: Registration is required. To register, either call the library at (732) 632-8526, or register on line at https://business_seminar1_24.eventbrite.com

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