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Special Events

Lunch & Learn- Autism Awareness Month-Keep the Change
Wednesday, April 10, 1:00PM

Join us for a light lunch and a screening of the film “Keep the Change”. With a surprisingly compassionate eye, Keep the Change explores the comic and tragic elements borne from the daily struggle of living with autism. By largely populating her cast with non-professional actors who are on different levels of the spectrum, director Rachel Israel is able to take a more organic approach to her low-key portrait of a segment of society that’s largely underrepresented or misrepresented on film and television.

Poetry Service Learning Project w/Caldwell University
Thursday, April 11, 6:30PM

Join us at the library as Caldwell University Poetry Service-Learning Project hosts CavanKerry Press author Eloise Bruce. Eloise Bruce’s book of poetry Rattle was published by CavenKerry Press. She has published in American Letters and Commentary, LIPS, Sou'wester as well as other magazines and journals. She is a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Arts Education and a recipient of a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Over the years she has had various roles at the Frost Place Center for Poetry and the Arts in Franconia, NH and is the youth Editor for RavensPerch Magazine. She is member of the poetry critique and performance group Cool Women and works as a teaching artist for Young Audiences of NJ and Eastern PA and Writer’s Theatre of NJ.

Goals Hit and Dreams Manifested: Harnessing the Law of Attraction
Saturday, April 13, 1:00PM

During this interactive presentation, attendees will learn what the Law of Attraction is, the simplicity of igniting the process and experiencing the results, and the fundamentals of meditation and affirmations. With audience participation being moved through the process during the workshop, as well as relatable stories of life balance and business “wins,” attendees will internalize what it means to have a high vibration and live a life in flow. Each attendee with receive a power string and create a unique vision board. Attendees bring a notebook, yoga mat, and magazines. There is a $10 fee for this program.

Coffee & Poetry Night w/Kelsea Habecker and Chris Salerno
Thursday, April 18, 6:30PM

Join us for an evening of great poetry and good coffee featuring poets Kelsey Habecker and Christopher Salerno. Kelsea Habecker’s first book of poetry, Hollow Out, was selected by US Poet Laureate Charles Simic and published through New Rivers Press. Her second collection, The Walrus Wives, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Christopher Salerno is the author of four books of poems and the editor of Saturnalia Books. His newest collection, Sun & Urn, selected by Thomas Lux for the Georgia Poetry Prize, was published by University of Georgia Press in 2017. A NJ State Council on the Arts fellow, his poems have appeared in The New York Times, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Guernica, Prairie Schooner, Boston Review, and elsewhere.

Poetry Service Learning Project w/Caldwell University
Thursday, April 25, 6:30PM

Join us at the library as Caldwell University Poetry Service-Learning Project hosts CavanKerry Press author Danny Shot. Danny Shot was longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot arts and literary magazine, which he founded along with Eliot Katz in 1982. Shot’s poetry has appeared in: bum rush the page (Def Poetry Jam) Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Henry Holt), and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth) among other anthologies and numerous journals. Danny is currently Head Poetry Editor of Red Fez, an online magazine ( WORKS (New and Selected Poems) was published in March 2018.

A Plastic Ocean - Movie Viewing
Saturday, April 27, 10:30AM

Holocaust Remembrance Day Lunch & Learn Movie
Thursday, May 2, 1:00PM

Join us for a special screening of "A Journey into the Holocaust" a film by Paul Bachow. This film addresses WHY the Holocaust and other genocides happened and why genocide continues to happen. Bachow's goal is to educate the world about how to recognize the signs and take action to help reduce genocide.

Book Clubs

Afternoon Book Group
2nd Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.

A Readable Feast Book Group
First Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


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