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Saturday January 4, 2020 - Saturday March 7, 2020
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Learn Coding with Python Turtle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

DATES OF SESSIONS:  Jan. 4, 18, 25    and Feb. 1 & 29  and March 7

Open to:  Grades 4 - 6th

Registration begins:  Dec. 27th  (must use the child's card to be valid registraiton)

NOTE:  MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND  ALL 6 SESSIONS

Python Turtle is a simple programming language that allows beginning coders design games and programs.  No background coding knowledge is necessary to take this class.  Each class buildsl on the knowledge gained from the previous session.  Bring your own laptop; if you are unable to, library will supply one.

(Upstairs Meeting Room)

CONTACT:  Carolyn Cullum  732-548-3045 ext.230  cncullum@lmxac.org
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
The registration period has ended.
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Your Breath-way to a Healthy Joyful Life
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      Open to: Adults

Nadi Shodhanameans “Channel Purification”. This cleansing and purification of your mind and body subtle energy channels, results in both physical and psychological well being. For centuries this single technique has been the foundation practice used by both seekers of Health and Spiritual progress.

The power of this practice lies in its simplicity which also makes it suitable for everyone. Come learn the motivations, benefits and authentic technique of doing this powerful pranayama and make it part of your daily routine. Jhankhna Varma, an ardent practitioner of Nadi Shodhan and a Yoga teacher at the Edison YMCA, will conduct this program.

Location: North Edison Branch

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-548-3045  
There are 4 spaces available.
Monday January 27, 2020
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

     Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.

 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

 

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Family Time: Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  Jan. 2nd

Celebrate the Spring Festival with reading, singing, and creating fun crafts.   In Chinese culture, rats are seen as signs of wealth and surplus.  Come learn about how these clever animals adapt to almost any environment, and make a rat finger puppet. 

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Family Time: Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  Jan. 2nd

Celebrate the Spring Festival with reading, singing, and creating fun crafts.   In Chinese culture, rats are seen as signs of wealth and surplus.  Come learn about how these clever animals adapt to almost any environment, and make a rat finger puppet. 

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Family Game Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  all ages

No Registration Requiared

Want o challenge mom or dad to Connect Four?  Want grandpa and gradma to compete at Chess?  Want your friends to get tied up in a gme of Twister?  Then come to Family Game Night and choose from over a dozen new and classic board games for an evening of exciting fun. 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE    
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
 
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PREPARING TO SELL YOUR HOME
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

     OPEN TO: ADULTS

Before you put your home up for sale, learn the 6 major factors that influence the sale of real estate. Join us the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services professionals and we will walk you through the process of getting your home ready for that fast sell.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH
 

There are 49 spaces available.
 
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The Benefits of Journaling
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Open to: Adults & Teens

Make journaling a regular part of your self-care routine!
This program will cover different types of journals, format options, and the many benefits of journaling.

LOCATION: MAIN LIBRARY 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Library Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Ope;n to:  children 9 - 23 months with adult

No Registration required.

Join us for this time for parent and child to enjoy quick stories, songs and other fun activities to engage babies. 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-0845  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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Family Time: Henna Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  All ages with parent

Registration begins:  Jan. 15th

What is henna?  Henna is a plant that has been used as a dye since the Bronze Ages, primarily in the Eastern Mediterranean region encompassing Northern Africa, Italy, Spain and the Middle East. 

It was also widely kused in India, Where it is still a popular form of Temporary body art to this day.  In many cultures, women have henna decorations applied to their hands and feet for festivals and celebrations.  

Come and have fun.  We will trace an outline of a design on your hand(s) and decorate them with henna design. The henna color is temporary.  Your Henna Hand Designs will look just as pretty!

NOTE:   Parent must be present to ask any questions and  give permission for the design for any child under age of 18.  Thank you.

CONTACT:  ShanShan  732-738-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Planning Your Great Escape: Retirement Planning 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

     Open to: Adults

Are you retiring soon? Maybe you want to plan ahead? Do you have a lot of dreams of what you want to do in the future? Please join us as AXA Advisors will host a seminar to assist you in acheiving your goals. Numerous topics will be discussed like tax planning strategies, college planning, and risk management. This workshop is great for anyone who has questions regarding retirement. AXA Advisors LLC comes to us from Woodbridge, NJ.

Location: North Edison Branch

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-548-3045  
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

OPEN TO: ADULTS


Please join us for this informative workshop where attendees will learn techniques to protect themselves from a physical altercation. The attendees will learn boxing combinations, Taekwondo kicking combinations, and stranger danger self-defense.

This Free Program is being taught by Mr. Khalfani Porter and brought to us by the SATORI ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS in EDISON, NJ.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN, 340 Plainfield Ave.

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-287-2298  
There are 31 spaces available.
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Family Time: Friendship
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:   Jan. 6

What makes people friends?  How can you get along with people who are different from you?  C. S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:  What! You too?  I thought I was the only one."  come hear stories of friendship and camaraderie with a friend!

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2351  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
 
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Family Time: Friendship
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:   Jan. 6

What makes people friends?  How can you get along with people who are different from you?  C. S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:  What! You too?  I thought I was the only one."  come hear stories of friendship and camaraderie with a friend!

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2351  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
There are 14 spaces available.
Friday January 31, 2020
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Family Time: Friendship
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:   Jan. 6

What makes people friends?  How can you get along with people who are different from you?  C. S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:  What! You too?  I thought I was the only one."  come hear stories of friendship and camaraderie with a friend!

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-738-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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FREE BLOOD SUGAR/BLOOD PRESSURE TESTINGS
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Open to: Adults

Saint Peter's University Hospital Community Health Services will provide FREE Blood Pressure Screenings and FREE Blood Sugar Screenings*

* FASTING IS NOT REQUIRED FOR SCREENINGS

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN 340 Plainfield Ave.


 

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-287-2298  
Saturday February 1, 2020 - Saturday February 29, 2020
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STAMPING THRU HISTORY STAMP EXHIBIT
      Please join us as the Edison Main Public Library hosts the personal stamp collection of Mr. Clarence M. McKnight. This stamp collection gives a brief Black History lesson and as he calls it "Stamping Thru History." This exhibit is done in celebration of Black History Month. 
 

Mr. Clarence M. McKnight has been collecting stamps since 1986. He is the former New Jersey State Director and board member of the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER), an international stamp club promoting the collecting of African Americans on stamps. He is currently the webmaster for the award-winning ESPER website.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN LIBRARY 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Family Time: Family Pets
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs with adult

Registration begins:  Jan. 24

Join us for some fun family time while enjoying stories, films, activities and a special craft on a variety of Family Pets.

Tell me all about your pet if you have one.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Your Breath-way to a Healthy Joyful Life
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Open to: Adults

“Nadi Shodhana” means “Channel Purification”. This cleansing and purification of your mind and body subtle energy channels, results in both physical and psychological well-being. For centuries, this single technique has been the foundation practice used by both seekers of Health and Spiritual progress.

The power of this practice lies in its simplicity, which also makes it suitable for everyone. Come learn the motivations, benefits and authentic technique of doing this powerful pranayama and make it part of your daily routine. Alpna Sharma, a certified Yoga Instructor from one of the prestigious Yoga Institutes in India, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, will conduct this program. She currently teaches Yoga classes at Edison and Metuchen YMCA.

Location: Edison Main 340 Plainfield Ave.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-548-3045  
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday February 3, 2020
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Monday Morning Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Open to: Adults



This is a monthly morning Book Club.
February's selection
: -                                 A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN by Theresa Ann Fowler                               
 

Space is limited - Advance Registration Required
Contact the library for details.

Location: North Edison Branch
 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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BOOKIES BOOK CLUB
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to: Adults

February Book Selection: THE DINNER LIST by Rebecca Serle  


At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel, THE DINNER LIST, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You. Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, THE DINNER LIST is a romance for our times. Bon appetit.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-738-0096  
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Family Time: Black History Month
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  Jan. 24

Come and celebrate this important month with stories about men and women who never gave up, no matter the odds. 

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Brother Outsider: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

   Open to: Adults        


This eye-opening Film Biography, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won more than 25 awards, illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin,
a visionary strategist and actvist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement.
This film viewing is done in celebration of Black History Month.


LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-738-0096  
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Family Time: Black History Month
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  Jan. 24

Come and celebrate this important month with stories about men and women who never gave up, no matter the odds. 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Housing in New Jersey through the Lens of Race
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

   Open to: Adults

Mrs. Jayne Johnson, Senior Counsel for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will lead a discussion on housing in New Jersey in regard to race. The presentation will cover the alarming racial wealth gap in New Jersey and survey housing policies and practices in New Jersey dating back to the 17th century that directly affected Black residents. Recommendations for addressing these issues will also be discussed.

njisj-big-logo.pngLOCATION: EDISON MAIN 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  ADULT REFERENCE  732-287-2298  
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

     Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Family Time: Library Lover's Month
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with Adult

Registration begins:  Jan 27

Do you love libraries?  Then show it by coming to hear stories about how awesome these places are today. 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-738-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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BLACK HERITAGE COMMEMORATIVE STAMP UNVEILING
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

       OPEN TO ALL - Registration not Required  

The Edison Public Library invites you to join us as the 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series, which honors African-American History, will be unveiled. This year the honor goes to the late Gwen Ifill (1955–2016), one of America’s most esteemed journalists. Among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism, Ifill was a trailblazer in the profession.

Mr. Clarence McKnight, member of the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, will lead a discussion about the Black Heritage series.

This event kicks off the Edison Public Library month-long series of events in honor of Black History Month.

Light refreshments and snacks will follow.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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FREE BLOOD SUGAR/BLOOD PRESSURE TESTINGS
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

   Open to: Adults

Please join us as Saint Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick will be doing free screening for blood pressure and blood sugar.
No fasting is required.

No registration required. 

Location: North Edison Library

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-548-3045  
 
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Friendship Bracelet Day
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Open to:  Grades 3 - 8   

No Registration Required.

LOCATION:  Multi-Purpose Room (NE)

Stop by the North Edison Multi-purpose room and make your own Friendship bracelet to offer to your friends.  Offer it to someone as a sign of Friendship and caring during this special month. 

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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Edison Page Lovers Book Club: THE ALCHEMIST By Paul Coelho
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

     Open To: Adults

February Selection: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns totravel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

New Members Always Welcome!      To Reserve a copy of the book please contact the Circulation or Reference Desk

Location: Edison Main 340 Plainfield Ave.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Who's that at My Bird Feeder?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Open to: Adults and Teens

Pete Axelrod, Educational and community Outreach Coordinator at Wild Birds Unlimited, will introduce us to the birds that commonly come to backyard feeders
and how to distinguish between similar species.


LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Alphabet Antics Signed for all
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

           Open to:  1 - 6 years of age with Adult

           No Registration required

 

Join me for our NEW and REVISED version of the Alphabet Antics series offered the past 2 years.  We still will enjoy stories, songs, and activities about the letter of the day as in our previous series. 

WHAT'S NEW:  3 demensional crafts based on a topic beginning with the letter of the day.  Also I will be introducing the children to American Sign Language in a way that will be fun to all the children no matter what age.  Learn at least 4 word signs at each session beginning with the letter of the day.  Obtain a sign language coloringsheet to take home and remind you of your new signs and create your own notebook to follow up at home.  Parents and children alike will enjoy learning this new language.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
 
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WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS & RACE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

           

Open to: Adults


Racial disparities have long been evident in the U.S. criminal justice system, but statistics on wrongful convictions points to exactly how nefarious the problem is. African Americans are much more likely to be wrongfully convicted of a murder, sexual assault or drug offense than whites. This talk will explore the factors related to wrongful convictions, focusing on the role that race plays in these type of cases. Topics will include eyewitness errors, false confessions, official misconduct and scientific errors.

Please join us as Mrs. Amy Shlosberg, criminology professor at Farleigh Dickinson University, will lead us in this discussion.
This program is in celebration of Black History Month

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 48 spaces available.
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Your Breath-way to a Healthy Joyful Life
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

     Open to: Adults

 “Nadi Shodhana” means “Channel Purification”. This cleansing and purification of your mind and body subtle energy channels, results in both physical and psychological well-being. For centuries, this single technique has been the foundation practice used by both seekers of Health and Spiritual progress.

The power of this practice lies in its simplicity, which also makes it suitable for everyone. Come learn the motivations, benefits and authentic technique of doing this powerful pranayama and make it part of your daily routine. Jhankhna Varma, an ardent practitioner of Nadi Shodhan and a Yoga teacher at the Edison YMCA, will conduct this program.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-738-0096  
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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STEM Challenge Day-Towers
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to:  Grade 4 - 8  (Must use child's card to be valid registration)

Registration begins:   Jan. 27

LOCATION:  Multi-purpose room (NE)

Join us to compete in a fun STEM challenge!   Attendees will compete to create the tallest tower using only spaghetti, marshmallows and tape.  When the time runs out, the winner will be awarded a prize and their tower will be examined to see what made it work.  Show off your creativiity and critical thinking skills in this unique challenge!

NOTE:    PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-548-3045  
There are 15 spaces available.
Monday February 10, 2020
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Freedom Summer
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                 
 

Open to: Adults

In this documentary, the focus is on the hot and deadly summer of 1964, when the nation could not turn away from Mississippi.
Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort
to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states - even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death..
This film viewing is done in celebration of Black History Month


LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH
 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-738-0096  
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Family Time: Hearts All aflutter
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registation begins:  Feb. 1

Valentine's Day is this month so let's jump into it with stories, songs, and a craft all focusing on love and acceptance. 

 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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New Expungement Law for Removal of Criminal Arrests and Convictions
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open to: Adults


The NJ statute on expungement/removal of criminal charges was revised effective October, 2018. If someone has been arrested or has a private criminal complaint signed against them in the Municipal Court or they have a criminal record (even if the charges were dismissed or received a Conditional Discharge under NJ Law) past criminal arrests and convictions can be expunged/erased under certain instances. Kenneth Vercammen, an Edison trial attorney, will discuss the expungement process.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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JACK SHERROD: Slave, Soldier and Saavy Landowner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us as Mr. Alvin Q. Corbett presents the life and legacy of his ancestor Jack Sherrod as an enslaved person, a Civil War soldier, and a free landowner.
This program is designed to engage the community in African-American history; to honor and preserve family heritage; and to share the extraordinary life and legacy of Jack Sherrod.
Mr. Alvin Q. Corbett (great-great-grandson of Jack Sherrod) is a native of Wilson, North Carolina, a historian, scholar and historical preservationist.
This program is in celebration of Black History Month

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 60 spaces available.
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Library Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Ope;n to:  children 9 - 23 months with adult

No Registration required.

Join us for this time for parent and child to enjoy quick stories, songs and other fun activities to engage babies. 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-0845  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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Family Time: Hearts All aflutter
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registation begins:  Feb. 1

Valentine's Day is this month so let's jump into it with stories, songs, and a craft all focusing on love and acceptance. 

 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Start with a BOOK: Read aloud with Your Librarian
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration:   Feb. 1

Open to:  Grades 1- 3  (Must use child's library card to be valid registration.)--NO ONE PERMITTED IN ROOM AFTER 6:40 pm

LOCATION:  MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM (NE)

This new program is held with children only with the librarian.  A specific book will be there for us all to take turn reading aloud to the group.

Let's practice reading out loud to other people with humor and a LOT OF FUN!  Let Miss Carolyn help you to become a better storyteller to your friends.

Let's talk about what we like about the book and recomend our other favoties to our friends in the group.

We hope to offer this program once/month if popular.

This session will include one of my favorite books from Mo Willems Elephant and Piggies series.  See you then.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-0848  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Living in Space: Life on the International Space Station
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Open to: Adults & Teens

Living in space has captured the human imagination for a century. Over the last 20 years, the nations of the world have built the International Space Station to perform experiments and learn how the human body adapts to a lack of gravity.
NASA Solar System Ambassador, Frank O'Brien, will talk about the everyday life on the Station, and the challenges they face in this challenging environment.
 
LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH
 
 
CONTACT:  ADULT REFERENCE  732-548-3045  
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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The Underground Railroad in New Jersey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to: Adults

           

From the beginning of African enslavement in America, attempts to escape from bondage were a frequent form of resistance though dangerous and strongly suppressed.
What became known as the Underground Railroad was a network of meeting points, secret routes, and safe houses used by enslaved people of African descent to escape into northern states and Canada.
With its many all-Black communities as sanctuaries and as the base for Harriet Tubman’s forays south to guide escaped slaves northwards, New Jersey played a pivotal role within the Underground Railroad.
Please join us as Dr. Linda-Caldwell-Epps highlights the struggles and triumphs experienced by those traveling the Underground Railroad to freedom.
This program is in celebration of Black History Month.

 


LOCATION: EDISON MAIN 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 47 spaces available.
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Family Time: Hearts All aflutter
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registation begins:  Feb. 1

Valentine's Day is this month so let's jump into it with stories, songs, and a craft all focusing on love and acceptance. 

 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Hearts All aflutter
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registation begins:  Feb. 1

Valentine's Day is this month so let's jump into it with stories, songs, and a craft all focusing on love and acceptance. 

 

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
 
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Family Time: Hearts All aflutter
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registation begins:  Feb. 1

Valentine's Day is this month so let's jump into it with stories, songs, and a craft all focusing on love and acceptance. 

 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Teen Anti-Valentine's Day Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  Grades 8 - 12   (Must use teens library card for valid registration)

Registration begins:  Feb. 3rd

Do you get bummed out around V-Day?  Want to hang out with no judgement?  Do you lik epiles of chocolate, games that have nothing to do with love, and movies without any happily ever after?  Then come to the library the night before this fabricated holiday and mope with pride!

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Friday February 14, 2020
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Family Time: Hearts All aflutter
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registation begins:  Feb. 1

Valentine's Day is this month so let's jump into it with stories, songs, and a craft all focusing on love and acceptance. 

 

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Build with LEGOS!
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Open to:  Grade 1 - 5 (Must use child's card to be valid registration.)

Registration begins Feb. 11

The build with LEGOS program is finally  coming to the North Edison branch.  Come and create a masterpiece.  Build a bridge, build a tower, build that structure in Pis that learns, in an hour!

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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TEENS: Create your own Journal
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open to:   grades 6 - 12

Registration begins:  Feb. 4th

Transform an old book into a journal, scrapbook, or day planner in this creative program.  Participants can bring a book of their own to work with or choose one supplied by the librarian. 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2351  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Black History Month
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  Jan. 24

Come and celebrate this important month with stories about men and women who never gave up, no matter the odds. 

CONTACT:  JEFF   908-715-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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NEW JERSEY BLACK HISTORY
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

                                                             

OPEN TO: ADULTS

Please join us as Mr. Frank Gerard Godlewski presents an overview of New Jersey black history from the early 1600s to today.
The presentation will include some "corrected" and hidden history, information regarding the Afro American History and Genelogical Society of NJ,
the Lost Soul's Project initiatives, and a discussion about the local black history documentary, Chanceman's Brothers and Sisters.
This program is in celebration of Black History Month
 
LOCATION: NORTH EDISON LIBRARY
 
CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 49 spaces available.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Family Time: Library Lover's Month
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with Adult

Registration begins: Jan. 27

Do you love libraries?  Then show it by coming to hear stories about how awesome these places are today. 

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Library Lover's Month
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with Adult

Registration begins:  Jan.  27

Do you love libraries?  Then show it by coming to hear stories about how awesome these places are today. 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Movie Day
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Open to :   all ages

Registration begins:  Feb. 1

Join us for this humorous movie with major complications that ensue whem Bonnie turns a sport into a toy, but he sees himself as an eating utensil instead.  Woody, buzz nd Company have to set out into the world to find him. reunite with Bonnie and resolve his existential crisis.    (100 minutes)

 

CONTACT:  SHANSHAN    
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:32 AM     
 
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Before & After: Tupac, Biggie, and the Birth of Hip Hop from a Man Who Was There
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

                                                           

Open to: Adults

Please join us as legendary hip-hop photographer, Ernest Paniccioli, looks back at his illustrious career and discusses the founding of hip hop
and the pioneers who paved the way for today's music. He will also talk about the lessons available in hip hop as a culture and the role of photography
in its global documentation.
This program is in celebration of Black History Month

LOCATION: MAIN BRANCH, 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 44 spaces available.
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Alphabet Antics Signed for all
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

           Open to:  1 - 6 years of age with Adult

           No Registration required

 

Join me for our NEW and REVISED version of the Alphabet Antics series offered the past 2 years.  We still will enjoy stories, songs, and activities about the letter of the day as in our previous series. 

WHAT'S NEW:  3 demensional crafts based on a topic beginning with the letter of the day.  Also I will be introducing the children to American Sign Language in a way that will be fun to all the children no matter what age.  Learn at least 4 word signs at each session beginning with the letter of the day.  Obtain a sign language coloringsheet to take home and remind you of your new signs and create your own notebook to follow up at home.  Parents and children alike will enjoy learning this new language.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
Friday February 21, 2020
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DIABETES & HEART DISEASE
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

   Open to: Adults

Please join us as Mrs Tracy Coyle, RD hosts a discussion the sign, treatment and prevention of diabetes and heart disease.
This program is brought to us by Hackensack Meridian Health.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-287-2298  
There are 50 spaces available.
Friday February 21, 2020 - Friday February 28, 2020
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Preschool Storyhour
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  3 - 6 yrs of age  (must be able to attend without parent.)

Registration begins  Feb. 3

Join us for this 2-weejk series of fun stories on some of our favorite topics. Also included is movies, crafts and activities.

 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday February 22, 2020
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STEM Challenge Day-Towers
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to:Gr.  4 - 8    (Must use child's card to register to be a valid registration)

Registration begins:   Jan. 27

LOCATION:  Multi-purpose room (NE)

Join us to compete in a fun STEM challenge!   Attendees will compete to create the tallest tower using only spaghetti, marshmallows and tape.  When the time runs out, the winner will be awarded a prize and their tower will be examined to see what made it work.  Show off your creativiity and critical thinking skills in this unique challenge!

NOTE:    PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday February 22, 2020 - Saturday February 29, 2020
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Makerspace: Web Design using HTML
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Open to:  Grades 5 and up

Registration begins:  Feb. 7

LOCATION:  Makerspace Room

Learn to build your own website using HTML with Wemake 4H

HTML is the basic code that is needed to build a website.  Kids will learn to create tet, lists, links. images, and tables in their wesite using HTML.

NOTE:  Remember that this is a two-session class, and students must attend both classes. Please bring your own laptop and plan to arrive on time.   

 

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:32 AM     
Saturday February 22, 2020
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 16 spaces available.
Monday February 24, 2020
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Are You Getting a Good Night's Sleep?
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

       Open to: Adults

If getting a good nights sleep is difficult or you wake in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, then this program is for you. Join us as Dr. Peter G. Polos, MD., PhD., FCCP, FAASM of Neurosciences Sleep Center discusses sleep disorders and gives techniques and tips to help you get a better night's sleep.
This event is FREE

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH
 

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-548-3045  
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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DON'T LET YOUR CREDIT SCORE KEEP YOU FROM BUYING A HOME
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

     OPEN TO: ADULTS..

Professionals from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and from Prosperity Home Mortgage will be available to review the steps towards making a successful real estate purchase. Some of the dos and don’ts that effect credit score and credit rating and local real estate market statistics will be presented

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Indeed Basics Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to: Adults
Need Help Looking for a Job? Take our Indeed Basics Class! Indeed is the #1 job site in the world that allows free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. This class provides a basic overview on how to search and apply for jobs and how to navigate the site in general.  

*Registrants must have an Indeed account prior to attending the class. If you need assistance creating an account, please ask a librarian*
Location: Edison Main 340 Plainfield Ave.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Family Game Night with Pizza
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  all ages

No Registration Requiared

Want o challenge mom or dad to Connect Four?  Want grandpa and grandma to compete at Chess?  Want your friends to get tied up in a gme of Twister?  Then come to Family Game Night and choose from over a dozen new and classic board games for an evening of exciting fun. This particular meeting will offer pizza while supply lasts. 

 

 

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-738-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
 
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Let Go My LEGO!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  Grade 1 - 5 (Must use child's card to be valid registration.)

Registration begins Feb. 11

The build with LEGOS program is finally  coming to the North Edison branch.  Come and create a masterpiece.  Build a bridge, build a tower, build that structure in Pis that learns, in an hour!

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Library Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Ope;n to:  children 9 - 23 months with adult

No Registration required.

Join us for this time for parent and child to enjoy quick stories, songs and other fun activities to engage babies. 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-0845  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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West Africa on the East Coast
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Open To: Adults

Please join us as Mr. Mike Norris explores the cultural tapestry of West Africa through centuries of art from within its 18 present-day countries, especially the Benin kingdom of the Edo people. Included will be sculpture, metalwork, and ivories from local museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Princeton University Art Museum. 
This program is in celebration of Black History Month

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
There are 49 spaces available.
Thursday February 27, 2020
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
Saturday February 29, 2020
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 16 spaces available.
Sunday March 1, 2020 - Tuesday March 31, 2020
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CONTEST: One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue Fish

Celebrate the month of Dr. Seuss' birthday with this contest.   Look at the bowl of goldfish crackers at our circulation desk and see if you cna guess how many are in that jar

The closest guess without going over will receive a special gift from the library.

Monday March 2, 2020
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Monday Morning Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Cover image for The Last Time I Lied

  Open to: Adults

  March's Book Selection:    THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley. Sager
  

Space is limited - Advance Registration Required
                          Contact the library for details or to request the book 

Location: North Edison Branch

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Family Time: Celebrate Women's Suffrage
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:   Feb. 20th

Year 2020 celebrates the 110th year since women finally got the right to vote in elections.   Learn about the  women who make deep and lasting contributions to human rights since March is also Women's History Month.  

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

     Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Family Time: Celebrating Socks
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  Feb. 20

Socks are important in our life keeping our feet and body warm.  Help us celebrate the importance of SOCKS with games, stories and crafts. 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' March birthday with the book Fox in Socks

Did you know that hte most asked for items in shelters is SOCKS for kids and adults.  Let's help them out.  Each child is askee to bring a pair of new socks for another child and each adult attending bring 1 pair of socks for an adult.  These will be donated to a local shelter.  Thank you.  

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday March 5, 2020
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  adult reference  732-738-0096  
Saturday March 7, 2020 - Saturday March 28, 2020
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Digital Art Class
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Open to:  11 - 13 years of age  (Must use child's library card for this to be a valid registration)

Registration begins:   Feb. 25    (4-week session.  Must attend all sessions)

This class will dive into the basics of digital art!  From learning abut the basics of a drawing program to learning the shortcuts and making detailed pieces of art.  This class is available for all types of artists, from beginner to advanced.    Come and learn more about digital art in the classes! Bring your PC Laptop.  If you have a drawing tablet tht you can connect to your laptop bring it but it is not required.   We will be using Paint Rool SAI2. 

LOCATION:   Multi- purpose Room (NE)

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548*4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday March 7, 2020
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FREE Yoga Class
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Open to: Adults

Please join us for yoga exercises, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Mr. Murthy Manchikanti obtained his Yoga Teaching certification in Rishikesh, India, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years,
and teaching yoga for the past 4 years.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday March 9, 2020
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

     Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Family Time: Pajama Party Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs. of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 2

Llama, Llama, red pajamas  by Anna Dewdney is a favorite in my books about pajamas and bedtime stories.  Join us for a variety of stories, movies, activities and crafts about pajamas and bedtime. 

Feel free to wear your favorite type of pajamas and slippers to this program and bring your special bedtime toy so you will be comfortable when we present these sleepytime stories.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  735-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Whoooo is reading our books?
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 years of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 4

Who is awake at night when we are sleeping?  Our wonderful nighttime bird the OWL.  Come to the library and hear about this lovable night creature with stories, movies, activities and crafts.

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Whoooo is reading our books?
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 years of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 4

Who is awake at night when we are sleeping?  Our wonderful nighttime bird the OWL.  Come to the library and hear about this lovable night creature with stories, movies, activities and crafts.

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-287-2298  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Pajama Party Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs. of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 2

Llama, Llama, red pajamas  by Anna Dewdney is a favorite in my books about pajamas and bedtime stories.  Join us for a variety of stories, movies, activities and crafts about pajamas and bedtime. 

Feel free to wear your favorite type of pajamas and slippers to this program and bring your special bedtime toy so you will be comfortable when we present these sleepytime stories.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  735-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Alphabet Antics Signed for all
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

           Open to:  1 - 6 years of age with Adult

           No Registration required

 

Join me for our NEW and REVISED version of the Alphabet Antics series offered the past 2 years.  We still will enjoy stories, songs, and activities about the letter of the day as in our previous series. 

WHAT'S NEW:  3 demensional crafts based on a topic beginning with the letter of the day.  Also I will be introducing the children to American Sign Language in a way that will be fun to all the children no matter what age.  Learn at least 4 word signs at each session beginning with the letter of the day.  Obtain a sign language coloringsheet to take home and remind you of your new signs and create your own notebook to follow up at home.  Parents and children alike will enjoy learning this new language.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-738-0096  
Monday March 16, 2020
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Family Time: Celebrate Women's Suffrage
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:   Feb. 20th

Year 2020 celebrates the 110th year since women finally got the right to vote in elections.   Learn about the  women who make deep and lasting contributions to human rights since March is also Women's History Month.  

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-738-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Library Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Ope;n to:  children 9 - 23 months with adult

No Registration required.

Join us for this time for parent and child to enjoy quick stories, songs and other fun activities to engage babies. 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-0845  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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Family Time: Celebrating Socks
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 3

Socks are important in our life keeping our feet and body warm.  Help us celebrate the importance of SOCKS with games, stories and crafts. 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' March birthday with the book Fox in Socks

Did you know that hte most asked for items in shelters is SOCKS for kids and adults.  Let's help them out.  Each child is askee to bring a pair of new socks for another child and each adult attending bring 1 pair of socks for an adult.  These will be donated to a local shelter.  Thank you.  

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Celebrating Socks
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 3

Socks are important in our life keeping our feet and body warm.  Help us celebrate the importance of SOCKS with games, stories and crafts. 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' March birthday with the book Fox in Socks

Did you know that hte most asked for items in shelters is SOCKS for kids and adults.  Let's help them out.  Each child is askee to bring a pair of new socks for another child and each adult attending bring 1 pair of socks for an adult.  These will be donated to a local shelter.  Thank you.  

CONTACT:  CHARLIE  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: Edison Main Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Start with a BOOK: Read aloud with Your Librarian
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration:   March 10                              

Open to:  Grades 1- 3  (Must use child's library card to be valid registration.)--NO ONE PERMITTED IN ROOM AFTER 6:40 pm

LOCATION:  MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM (NE)

This new program is held with children only with the librarian.  A specific book will be there for us all to take turn reading aloud to the group.

Let's practice reading out loud to other people with humor and a LOT OF FUN!  Let Miss Carolyn help you to become a better storyteller to your friends.

We hope to offer this program once/month if popular.

This session will include include WORDLESS books.  How do we read a book with friends tht have no words?  Let's try expanding our imagination.  See you then.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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DISCOVER GREECE
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

   Open to: Adults

Please join us as travel consultant, Mrs. Patti Gallagher, talks about travelling to the cradle of Western Civilization, Greece. You will learn about exquisite Greek beaches, the historical architecture, and its breathtaking landscapes. Mrs. Gallagher will also talk about all the necessary details needed if you are planning to travel to this beautiful Mediterranean country.

 

This program is brought to us by Vista Travel from Colonia, NJ.

Location: North Edison Branch

CONTACT:  ADULT REFERENCE  732-548-3045  
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Alphabet Antics Signed for all
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

           Open to:  1 - 6 years of age with Adult

           No Registration required

 

Join me for our NEW and REVISED version of the Alphabet Antics series offered the past 2 years.  We still will enjoy stories, songs, and activities about the letter of the day as in our previous series. 

WHAT'S NEW:  3 demensional crafts based on a topic beginning with the letter of the day.  Also I will be introducing the children to American Sign Language in a way that will be fun to all the children no matter what age.  Learn at least 4 word signs at each session beginning with the letter of the day.  Obtain a sign language coloringsheet to take home and remind you of your new signs and create your own notebook to follow up at home.  Parents and children alike will enjoy learning this new language.

CONTACT:  CAROLYN  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
 
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CLARA BARTON KNITTERS
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  Adults Only
            Registration not required.  

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us at Clara Barton Branch Library and share the joy of knitting. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: CLARA BARTON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-738-0096  
Friday March 20, 2020 - Friday March 27, 2020
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Preschool Storyhour
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  3 - 6 yrs of age  (must be able to attend without parent.)

Registration begins March 3

Join us for this 2-weejk series of fun stories on some of our favorite topics. Also included is movies, crafts and activities.

 

CONTACT:  JENNIE  732-548-4759  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Monday March 23, 2020
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Family Time: Whoooo is reading our books?
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to:  1 - 11 years of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 4

Who is awake at night when we are sleeping?  Our wonderful nighttime bird the OWL.  Come to the library and hear about this lovable night creature with stories, movies, activities and crafts.

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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OPIOID AWARENESS
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

             Open to: Adults  

Please join us as Mrs. Victoria Trause, Nurse, Behavioral Health will host a talk on the current opioid crisis going on in this country. This talk will bring awareness to all attendees about this crisis specifically on: current statistics and trends of the opioid epidemic; how to recognize when someone is abusing opioids and how to provide them help; how to properly dispose of prescription medications; how to start talking about addiction and lift the stigma of it.

Location: Main Library, 340 Plainfield Ave.

 

 

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Time: Whoooo is reading our books?
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 years of age with adult

Registration begins:   March 4

Who is awake at night when we are sleeping?  Our wonderful nighttime bird the OWL.  Come to the library and hear about this lovable night creature with stories, movies, activities and crafts.

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-548-3045  
LOCATION: North Edison Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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SIT and KNIT at MAIN
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Open to:  Adults
Registration not required.
 

Whether you are an expert or a novice, join us. Share knitting, compare patterns, techniques and trade tips on stitches while meeting people in your comunity who share your interest.

All levels of knitters are welcome.

Please bring knitting needles in size 6,7 or 8 and worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: EDISON MAIN - 340 PLAINFIELD AVE.

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-287-2298  
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Family Time: Pajama Party Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Open to:  1 - 11 yrs. of age with adult

Registration begins:  March 2

Llama, Llama, red pajamas  by Anna Dewdney is a favorite in my books about pajamas and bedtime stories.  Join us for a variety of stories, movies, activities and crafts about pajamas and bedtime. 

Feel free to wear your favorite type of pajamas and slippers to this program and bring your special bedtime toy so you will be comfortable when we present these sleepytime stories.

CONTACT:  JEFF  732-738-0096  
LOCATION: Clara Barton Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:30 PM     
 
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PREPARING TO SELL YOUR HOME
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

     OPEN TO: ADULTS

Before you put your home up for sale, learn the 6 major factors that influence the sale of real estate. Join us the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services professionals and we will walk you through the process of getting your home ready for that fast sell.

LOCATION: NORTH EDISON BRANCH

CONTACT:  Adult Reference  732-548-3045  
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Library Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM