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Raices: Orishas: Forces of Nature in Song, Dance & Drum
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Raices: Orishas: Forces of Nature in Song, Dance & Drum

Raices Cultural Center Ensemble presents a musical performance "Orishas": Forces of Nature in Song, Dance, & Drum. Hear the folkloric Cuban tradition of Ocha . Fragments of Ocha are expressed as song, chant, drums and dance. The ensemble performs the folkloric traditions of the Caribbean as well as fusions of these traditions with modern genres.

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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De-Stigmatizing Mental Illness
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

De-Stigmatizing Mental Illness

An interactive play (involving audience discussion) presented by the Mental Health Players of The Mental Health Association of NJ. A dynamic interactive presentation in an effort to incease education and awareness, decrease stigma and break the silence of mental illness

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

Audience: All Ages, Family Friendly

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

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Let's Get Moving--Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Get Moving--Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga

Kathy Jackson, Fitness Instructor at The Gateway Family YMCA, leads this FREE and FUN exercise class for anyone over 14!
Chair Aerobics: 5:30--6:00pm
Chair Yoga: 6:15--6:45pm

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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

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Art Night for Adults--Acrylic Painting Workshop
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Art Night for Adults--Acrylic Painting Workshop

Free Painting Workshop with a local artist! Choose between three themes and create your very own 12" x 12" painting to take home! All materials are provided free of charge.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Space is limited! Register now: 908-962-5639

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

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Let's Get Moving--Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Get Moving--Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga

Kathy Jackson, Fitness Instructor at The Gateway Family YMCA, leads this FREE and FUN exercise class for anyone over 14!
Chair Aerobics: 5:30-6:00pm
Chair Yoga -- 6:15-6:45pm

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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

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We're Taking Our Show on the Road---Join Us Bridgeway Art Exhibition--Through Our Eyes--Opening Reception
Sep
4
4:00 PM16:00

We're Taking Our Show on the Road---Join Us Bridgeway Art Exhibition--Through Our Eyes--Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of an art exhibit featuring works created by members of Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: For more information call 908-962-5639

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

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Let's Get Moving--Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga
Aug
28
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Get Moving--Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga

Kathy Jackson, Fitness Instructor at The Gateway Family YMCA, leads this FREE and FUN exercise class for anyone over the age of 14!
Chair Aerobics: 5:30--6:00pm
Chair Yoga 6:15-6:45pm

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

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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

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Dreamcatcher Cabaret
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Dreamcatcher Cabaret

Three fabulous singers and one accomplished jazz pianist bring your favorite songs from The Great American Songbook directly to you! Sing along or just enjoy such tunes as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "It Had to be You," "Smile," and many more!

This program is funded by a grant to Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement.

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

Audience: Seniors, Adults

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

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This Is Your Brain On Phones: Smartphone & Social Media Overuse
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

This Is Your Brain On Phones: Smartphone & Social Media Overuse

This forum will discuss the effects of Smartphones and what we can do to ensure the health & well being of ourselves, families and our community.
Presented by Prevention Links

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

Audience: Teens--Adults

Special instructions: No registration required For information call the Elizabeth Public Library: 908-354-6060 x7223

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

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Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Get Moving: Chair Aerobics & Chair Yoga

Kathy Jackson, Fitness Instructor at The Gateway Family YMCA, leads this FREE and FUN class for anyone over 14!
Chair Aerobics: 5:30--6:00pm
Chair Yoga 6:15--6:45pm

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

Audience: 14 years -- Adult

Special instructions: No registration required

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

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"NJ Makers Day" at the Elizabeth Public Library
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

"NJ Makers Day" at the Elizabeth Public Library

This year, for "NJ Makers Day," the Elizabeth Public Library will host over 50 programs in a single day, teaching people of all ages how to make various things. Some examples of what we have planned include: screen printing, bubble art, healthy snacking, virtual reality demonstrations, music, sewing, a green screen studio, coding, weaving, collaging, origami, button-making, vision boards, stress less balls, nail art, & so much more. Best yet -- all of these events are completely free to the public! Full schedule available on our website (www.elizpl.org) & Facebook event page.

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: Full schedule: http://www.elizpl.org/teen%20dept%20files/NJMD-schedule-2019%20(2).pdf?fbclid=IwAR370dVqMzz-8SR4EvAwUSjCzjSJgC7w9Ivw3vnTGS2k7H-mUVZyjeKCaBk

Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/317777832214649/

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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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Fall Concert Series; Radio Jarocho
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Fall Concert Series; Radio Jarocho

All concerts are FREE and refreshments are provided for your enjoyment. Free & secure parking available.

Radio Jarocho plays the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico, and has been mixing it with the sounds of New York’s urban life for over ten years. Radio Jarocho celebrate the music that unites Veracruz and New York, Mexico and the United States through original songs and new arrangements for old jarocho tunes, offering a modern take on a traditional genre by fusing it with sounds that have become part of New York City’s musical fabric — flamenco, cumbia, rock, baroque, and jazz.

Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/240461609959111/

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Free Guided Meditation
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Free Guided Meditation

Join us at the library for a peaceful hour of guided meditation on our brand new meditation cushions and yoga mats! Tea provided.

4th Floor Auditorium. Free & secure parking available.

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

Audience: Adults

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

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Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko

Master kora player Yacouba Sissoko plays a set of songs that journey from the royal courts of the 13th Century Mande empire to the present soul and rhythm of his newfound home in Harlem. Sissoko will play traditional Malian folk songs and new instrumental compositions from his recently released solo album Siya. Sissoko hails from Mali, a country deeply steeped in music tradition. Sissoko’s approachability, combined with his mastery of the instrument and strong vocals will leave you lifted and inspired.

All concerts are FREE and refreshments are provided for your enjoyment. Free & secure parking available.

Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/1860798650677988/

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Man's Fascination with the Planet Mars
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Man's Fascination with the Planet Mars

Mankind has been tracking the motion of the red planet across the sky for millennia. Up through the early 20th century many of us were convinced that Mars was inhabited by intelligent life. Books, movies, and radio shows managed to keep that dream, or nightmare, alive. John Andrews from the New Jersey Astronomical Association will chronicle our love affair with the Red Planet.

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

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Art Night for Adults
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Art Night for Adults

Join us as we unwind and tap into our creative side! Relax to meditative music, try adult coloring or bring your own project, and connect with others. Materials provided. Free to all.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: Program takes place in the small classroom on the 3rd floor. Wheelchair accessible. Free and secured parking lot.

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Black History Month Presentation: The 761st Tank Battalion
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Black History Month Presentation: The 761st Tank Battalion

"Hobby Historian" Pete Kessel, born and raised in Elizabeth, will discuss the experiences of the 761st Tank Battalion battling racism at home and the Nazis in World War II. The 761st was the first all-Black armored unit to fight in a war involving the United States. Notably, pioneering baseball great Jackie Robinson served as an officer of the unit. Mr. Kessel will discuss his research and special relationship with former members of the 761st and their descendants. Free to all. Light refreshments provided.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Presentation takes place in the Auditorium on the 4th floor. Wheelchair accessible. Free and secured parking lot.

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Special Showing: Lincoln (2012)
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Special Showing: Lincoln (2012)

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday with a special showing of the 2012 film "Lincoln." Free to all. Refreshments provided.

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, brings the full measure of his passion, humanity, and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Film is shown in the Auditorium on the 4th floor. Wheelchair accessible. Free and secured parking lot.

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Special Showing and Talk Back: Detroit (2017)
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Special Showing and Talk Back: Detroit (2017)

Join us for a special showing of "Detroit" followed by discussion. Free to all! Refreshments provided.

Based on Detroit's 1967 12th Street Riot, "Detroit" commemorates the 50th anniversary of the event. The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski, and Anthony Mackie.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Film is shown in the Auditorium on the 4th floor. Wheelchair accessible. Free and secured parking lot.

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From Another Point of View: The Art of Derek Jay Dent
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

From Another Point of View: The Art of Derek Jay Dent

You're invited to an Art Exhibit Opening Reception! Derek Jay Dent will present his exhibit, "From Another Point of View," on display in the 3rd floor Library Exhibit Space for the entire month of February to celebrate Black History Month. Free to all. Refreshments provided.

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

Audience: All ages

Special instructions: Exhibit space on the 3rd floor of the Library. Wheelchair accessible. Free and secured parking lot.

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Healthy Eating for You and Your Family
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Eating for You and Your Family

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

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors and Families.

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

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

 

 

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Observe the Solar Eclipse at the Elizabeth Public Library!
Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

Observe the Solar Eclipse at the Elizabeth Public Library!

Come for a presentation about solar eclipses, then choose between watching a live NASA Solar Eclipse MegaCast or going outside to observe a partial eclipse (71%) with special protective glasses provided by the library

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

Audience: All ages.

Special instructions: Spaces are limited. Call (908) 354-6060, ext. 7203 to register.

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Aging Services Kiosk: Answers to Questions about Senior Services
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Aging Services Kiosk: Answers to Questions about Senior Services

Do you have questions about services for seniors or their caregivers? Come and visit the Aging Services Kiosk and get answers to your questions about: pharmaceutical assistance, home energy assistance/USF, cooling assistance, home care, home delivered or congregate meals, Medicaid, caregiver relief, transportation, or any other questions you might have.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Library Auditorium - 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: Adults, seniors.

 

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Where Angels Play Foundation: Honoring the Victims of Tragedy
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Where Angels Play Foundation: Honoring the Victims of Tragedy

In late 2012, the New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association was committed to providing much needed advocacy and ongoing support for firefighters, their families and their communities struggling from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  Just two months after Hurricane Sandy hit, America was stunned following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Elizabeth native William Lavin, President of the FMBA, will speak about how they found a way to appropriately honor the children, teachers and families of this tragedy by building playgrounds in Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities – one to honor the memory of each teacher or student lost that day in Newtown, CT. He will also speak about his book Where Angels Live, Work, and Play, co-authored with his son Smitty Lavin.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Library Auditorium - 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Audience: All ages.

 

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