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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
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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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Blueprint for Financial Success
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Blueprint for Financial Success

Want to learn how to build a strong financial foundation? During our free seminar, “Blueprint for financial success,” we will explore the basics of building financial security, including managing debt, growing savings, and safeguarding against risk and unexpected events. All participants will receive a complimentary workbook.

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

Audience: Adults, teens.

 

 

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Mental Health: Valuable Information for You and Your Family
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mental Health: Valuable Information for You and Your Family

Psychologist Angela Gonnella from the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, will address several mental health topics of interest to families, including: reducing stigma in mental health, common symptoms that are red flags for the most common mental health issues, ways to take care of your emotional health, an overview of different types of therapy, and how to identify the early warning signs of mental illness in family members.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Don’t retire… reFire your life!
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Don’t retire… reFire your life!

Downsized? Obsolete? Retired? Transitioning? ReFire Your Life! The process of reFirement will rekindle and manifest your earliest passions in the next chapter of your life. Speakers Virginia Cornue, PhD and Linda Lombri will share how to create rich and fulfilling lives. Through a self-assessment, they’ll help you reFire your original aspirations and embark on a new creative journey for your life.

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

Audience: Adults.

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The New Jersey Bail Reform/Speedy Trial Law
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

The New Jersey Bail Reform/Speedy Trial Law

The New Jersey Bail Reform/Speedy Trial Law (L. 2014, c. 31) went into effect on January 1, 2017. This new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to our criminal justice system in many years. New Jersey has shifted from a system in which a defendant’s pretrial release is dependent upon his or her ability to post monetary bail, to one in which the defendant’s release is dependent upon his or her risk of failing to appear for court and the danger that he or she presents to the community. There is still time to join us for a free workshop to further explain the new law and discuss the implementations.

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

Audience: Adults.

 

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Starting & Managing a Successful Business
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Starting & Managing a Successful Business

This seminar addresses the importance of a business plan for anyone contemplating entering business, in terms of providing a road map of steps that need to be taken to successfully launch a business. The importance of marketing/sales, operations and finance in the day-to-day management of a business are also covered in this two hour seminar.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: To register call (908)354-6060, x7223

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How to Read the News: An Introduction to News Literacy
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

How to Read the News: An Introduction to News Literacy

Journalist Stephanie Schwartz will explain how to critically evaluate news and news sources, to distinguish between propaganda and marketing messages, advertisements disguised as straight news, along with strategies for making ethical and sustainable media choices.

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

Audience: Adults.

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Starting a Home-Based Business
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Starting a Home-Based Business

Home based businesses offer a cost-effective way of starting a business and offer a part time or full time solution for many to obtain a supplemental income. This two hour seminar covers the steps that you need to take to effectively start a home based business and is designed for starters or for those that are presently engaged in operating one.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: To register, call 908-354-6060, ext. 7223.

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Becoming a Citizen of the United States / Cómo Hacerse Ciudadano de los EEUU
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Becoming a Citizen of the United States / Cómo Hacerse Ciudadano de los EEUU

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be offering naturalization information geared towards lawful permanent residents who are interested in learning about the eligibility and filing requirements for naturalization.

El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS en inglés) ofrecerá información sobre la naturalización a los residentes permanentes legales interesados n aprender acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad y cómo solicitar la naturalización.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Free secured parking available. / Estacionamiento gratis y seguro disponible.

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Small Business Opportunities
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Opportunities

There are many paths that can be taken to get into business. This two hour seminar will explore the pros and cons of those various paths. This is a must attend seminar for those thinking of entering business either by starting a new business, or purchasing an existing business or franchise.

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

Audience: Adults

Special instructions: To register, call 908-354-6060, ext. 7223.

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Money Talks: Helping Your Children Make Smart Financial Choices
Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

Money Talks: Helping Your Children Make Smart Financial Choices

Join us to learn ways to talk to your children about the importance of managing money. From helpful tips to valuable conversation starters, these are smart lessons that can help them for a lifetime.

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

Audience: Adults, teens, kids.

Special instructions: Free & secure parking available. Please email RSVP by March 1st to sgonzalez07@ft.newyorklife.com or call (908)425-0013.

 

 

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When Artwork Speaks: Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

When Artwork Speaks: Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution

Despite the absence of photography and combat illustrators, the American Revolutionary War was accurately recorded by a number of artists. Historian Arthur Lefkowitz, author of The Long Retreat, George Washington’s Indispensable Men, Bushnell’s Submarine, and Benedict Arnold’s Army, presents a color slide presentation of 18th century artistry in the form of studio-executed history paintings, portraits, illustrations, and rapidly drawn field sketches. While some of the artwork presented may look familiar, Mr. Lefkowitz offers historical information on each piece, and new insight about the artists who created them. Pictures have been gathered from a variety of museum collections and, using high quality images, interesting details that are frequently lost when the pictures are reproduced in books come to life. Central to the presentation are portraits of George Washington, shown as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Branch Auditorium. 11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth New Jersey 07202

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Special Instructions: For more information contact Aimee Fernandez-Puente at 908-354-6060 x. 7220 or afernandez@elizpl.org

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