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What to Expect in College
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

What to Expect in College

A seminar presented by Nikki Bruno, Executive Director of Student Coaching Services, an educational consulting firm that provides Academic Performance Coaching and College Advising services to families.

In this seminar, Nikki will discuss what life is like as a college student and how it's different from high school.

You will learn what everyday life and socializing might be like, how classes are structured and what professors expect, what to do outside of class to prepare for the future, and more.

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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Seed Pot Planting
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Seed Pot Planting

Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. Come and join us to start your own garden. Please wear old clothes because we are working with dirt.

Registration is required, so stop by the library or call (732) 632-8526 to register.

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

Special instructions: Registration is required, so stop by the library or call (732) 632-8526 to register.

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How to Pay for College
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

How to Pay for College

Learn all about paying for college from Metuchen's best College and Financial Advising team - Student Coaching Services and Common Interests Financial. We will cover topics such as savings plans, scholarships, application strategies, budgeting, finding the right financial fit college, and more!

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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Graphic Novel Workshop - Transitions
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Graphic Novel Workshop - Transitions

Learn how to make a graphic novel. Presenters include artists Jane Westrick, John Polizzano & Ed Wetzel; and Graphic Novel Scholar - Dr. K.

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

Audience: Teens

Special instructions: Advanced registration is required. Either email to mwhittington@lmxac.org or call the library at (732) 632-8526.

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How to Keep Foraging Animals Out of Your Garden
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

How to Keep Foraging Animals Out of Your Garden

Come meet Square Foot Garden Specialist Althea Llewellyn as she discusses the ways to keep your garden green and blooming, and free of foraging animals. The program is free and open to all.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

Special instructions: Register by calling the library at 732-632-8526.

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Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management

April is Financial Literacy Month - come learn some strategies that can help you manage your debit, increase your cash flow and build emergency funds so that you can live a life that is debt free. Presented by Certified Financial Educator Sarah Ruzol. The program is free and open to all.

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

Audience: Adults, Seniors

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

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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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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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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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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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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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