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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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Diwali For Kids
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Diwali For Kids

Come celebrate "Diwali for Kids" with us at Kennedy Library on Sunday, November 4, 2:00-3:00 PM. Come learn about the history and traditions of the "Festival of Lights", India's biggest and most important holiday of the year, through an interactive storytime and enjoy special activities and sweet treats to commemorate this festive holiday. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: https://main.piscatawaylibrary.org/event/diwali-for-kids/

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2nd International Arts Open House
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

2nd International Arts Open House

Come enjoy the 2nd annual International Arts Open House at Kennedy Library, Saturday, September 15, 1:00-3:00 PM. Cultural music and dances, crafts, a beautiful diversity story in ASL signs and 2D & 3D art will all be part of the celebration. Share the beauty of your culture with your neighbors!  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free event!

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

Audience: All Ages

Special instructions: Program will be interpreted by a certified ASL interpreter.

Link to event page: http://main.piscatawaylibrary.org/event/diversity-event/

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We the People…wait, which people?
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

We the People…wait, which people?

We’ve all heard those first three words of the preamble of the Constitution. But what does that mean? And can “We the people” mean different things at different times to different people? This complex topic can best be explored through historical moments and events. From sharecropping to immigration, participants can consider the concept of the changing meaning of citizenship and have an engaging and important dialogue about immigration today and the impact of the policies that affect us all.

Location: Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Ln., Piscataway, NJ, 08854-5040.

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Sign Language Storytime for Kids
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Sign Language Storytime for Kids

Join us at Kennedy Library on Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 P.M. for an interactive storytime that includes stories, songs, crafts and game activities for children ages 3 and up and their families. Stories will be signed in American Sign Language (ASL) by a Deaf man and a certified ASL interpreter, who will also pre-teach signs from the stories. Older children and adults will also enjoy learning about Deaf Culture, etiquette, and how to sign simple greetings in ASL. No registration required.

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

Audience: All Ages

Link to event page: http://www.piscatawaylibrary.org/kids

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The Missing Stories
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Missing Stories

n 1883, Anandibai Joshee, a young woman from a small city in western India arrived in Roselle, New Jersey. She had traveled thousands of miles, overcoming incredible physical and emotional hardships. She arrived with a purpose and eventually became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine. South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown. In this session, participants will engage in an interactive discussion about underepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians, and how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future.

Location: Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Ln., Piscataway, NJ, 08854-5040.

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American Radicals and the Great War: World War I and the Battle between Victorian and Modern Values
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

American Radicals and the Great War: World War I and the Battle between Victorian and Modern Values

Rutgers Professor Dr. Beryl Satter will present this talk about the effects of the Great War at home, including perspectives on changing societal values and norms during that time. A discussion will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

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

Special instructions: For more information and to register for these programs, visit or call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 ext. 6.

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How to Organize THAT Space Before Memorial Day!
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

How to Organize THAT Space Before Memorial Day!

Organizing humorist Jamie Novak will teach you how to:

  • Create an easy and personalized plan
  • Learn how to stop putting it off and finally declutter
  • See where to start
  • And much more!

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Registration required. Call 732-463-1633 x6.

 

 

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The Hot Side of WW1! Long before jazz was cool, it was hot!
May
7
2:00 PM14:00

The Hot Side of WW1! Long before jazz was cool, it was hot!

As WW1 was sweeping across Europe, a new kind of music called "hot jazz" was starting to sweep America.
Join the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo on a trip through the "hit parade" of the early 20th Century, including familiar standards of the time mixed with early Dixieland and other surprises.

The band is led by 14 year old trumpet player Florian Schantz. He has almost 250 performances under his belt across NJ, NY and Germany.

This promises to be an entertaining, energetic afternoon of great music.

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

Audience: All ages.

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Basic Art Workshop
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Basic Art Workshop

The goal of this class is to demystify drawing and make it fun. An amateur artist will discuss the most important drawing tools. Bring a drawing pad and 3 pencils. This class runs every Wednesday night in April.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: If you can find these pencils, they are recommended: B, B2, B4.

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Take Control of Your Diabetes
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Take Control of Your Diabetes

This interactive 6-week series covers topics such as: preventing complications, problem solving, the importance of healthy eating, and more. Each participant will receive a copy of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Register by calling 732-463-1633x6.

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Friends of Piscataway Library Spring Book Sale
Apr
6
to Apr 10

Friends of Piscataway Library Spring Book Sale

Sale Days: Preview Night for Members Only-April 5 from 6:30-8:30; Thursday, April 6 from 10-8:30; Friday, April 7 from 10-4:30; Saturday, April 8 from 10-4:30, and Sunday, April 9 from 1-4:30. On Saturday and Sunday you can fill up a large grocery bag for $6.00.

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

Audience: All ages.

 

 

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IRA Planning - Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

IRA Planning - Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)

This workshop will cover:

  • 6 different options for your retirment plan funds
  • When to leave assets in a company retirement plan
  • When to rollover to an IRA
  • When and if you should take a lump sum distribution
  • When to convert your funds to a Roth IRA
  • Why you would consider an in-plan Roth conversion

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Register at the Kennedy Library Information Desk or by calling 732-463-1633, ext.6.

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Volunteer Fair
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

Volunteer Fair

The purpose of this fair is to connect organizations that need volunteers with people who are looking for a place to volunteer. There is still some room for organizations to reserve a table by emailing Mary Piekarski at mpiekars@piscatawaylibrary.org. On the day of, everyone looking for a possible place to volunteer is welcome.

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

Audience: Older teens, adults, seniors.

Special Instructions: To reserve a table, email Mary Piekarski at mpiekars@piscatawaylibrary.org.

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NJ Division of Taxation Presents: A Small Business Workshop
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

NJ Division of Taxation Presents: A Small Business Workshop

The NJ State Library is working with the NJ DIvision of Taxation Taxation's University to present Small Business Workshops. Topics to be covered include:

  • Types of business ownership
  • Registering your business
  • Reporting business income
  • Meeting employer responsibilities
  • Understanding sales and use tax
  • Your Questions!

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

Audience: Adults, seniors.

Special instructions: Register by claling 732-463-1633, ext. 6.

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Twitter 101
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Twitter 101

This hands-on demonstration will cover everything from starting your own account, "tweeting," posting photos, and more. Feel free to bring a laptop, Ipad, or whatever device you would like to set up an account on.

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

Audience: Adults.

Special instructions: Register by calling 732-463-1633, ext. 6.

 

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