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Special Events


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Literary Café
Wednesday September 18th, 6:30 p.m.

Did you know that September is designated as “Be Kind to Writers & Editors” month? Join us for a Literary Café, featuring various writers and refreshments. Tonight we feature: Jon Fried, Sarada Chiruvolu, Ted Eisenberg and Rick Mullin. Refreshments will be served. 

Writing Workshop: Writing for Self-Discovery 
Saturday September 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Led by award winning poet, writer and teacher, Kelsea Habecker, this workshop, will focus on writing as a practice of self-discovery. As such, the emphasis will be more on the writing process rather than product, using techniques to stimulate a rewarding and insightful process for you. The workshop will include generative writing exercises, group discussions, personal writing time, and some chats about craft aspects of writing that pertain to the particular prompts we’ll use. You will leave having generated reflective and self-exploratory writing, kick-started a personal writing practice at home, and armed with new insights about yourself.  This workshop is flexible enough for writers of any level, so don’t worry if you’re new to writing. If you’re more advanced in your writing practice, you’ll still find stimulation and challenge, too! There is no fee for this workshop, however seating is limited and reservations are required by calling (973) 226-2837. Brunch will be provided. 


Horticulture for Adults -History of Apples
Thursday October 3rd, 2:00 p.m.

When autumn arrives so does the amazing variety of apples that are available in our food stores, farm markets and local orchards: Ambrosia, Braeburn Cameo, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and so many more. Apples have been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years, but why are there so many varieties? Where did they come from? This presentation will examine the history of apples and highlight how the varieties were created. There will be apple tastings and the program will end with participants making an apple birdfeeder.  Presented by Jane Kinkle. Reservations required (973) 226-2837.

Special Book Talk for National Bullying Prevention Month
Saturday October 5th, 11:00 a.m.

The Caldwell Public Library and Women's Club of Caldwell will be hosting the author of an anti-bullying book on October 5, 2019 at the library.  Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta's true story about growing up in the 1970s and having to deal with bullying, both physical and verbal, is related in her book "I Don't Want to Be Like You".  This book is bold and honest. It's also positive, written with no resentment and only growth. The Women's Club will purchase and distribute the book to students at Grover Cleveland Middle School and invite them to meet the author on October 5th at the library. They will also be giving copies of the book to the local libraries. Join us for this special and relevant memoir. Reservations are requested (973) 226-2837.

Art Reception and Lecture on Italian Genealogy - The Golden Door:  Artworks by Italian American Artists & Italian Genealogy
Saturday October 15th, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an art reception featuring Steven Mairella, Painter & Curator, John Masi, Photographer, Maria Carparelli, Graphic Artist & Painter, Lucia De Chino, Painter, and Daniel J. Mairella, Photographer. Each of the artists exhibiting works in this show is a descendent of Italian immigrants.  In recognition of Italian Heritage Month, we dedicate this Exhibit to the memory of our Italian immigrant ancestors, whose dreams, courage, sacrifices, determination, hard work, pride, and persistence made it possible for us to pursue our own dreams.   Steven Mairella will give a presentation on Italian Genealogy. Refreshments will be served

The Origins of Halloween and Witches
Wednesday October 30th, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for some interesting historical insight into Halloween with Jeffry Kampf.  Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).  The Celts who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1st.  This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human  death. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. 

Book Clubs and Monthly Programs

Meditation and Qigong
Tuesday September 17th, October 22nd, November 19th at 6:30 p.m. 

Discover the healing power of meditation and Qigong by practicing Ba Duan Jin, a gentle flowing exercise that brings you relaxation, energy and inner peace. Presented by Rich Piscopo, MA, T.O.H., Certified in Healing QiGong. He has practiced and taught Ba Duan Jin Qigong for 16 years. Space is limited. Registration required (973) 226-2837.

Cookbook Book Club
Thursday September 12th, October 10th, and November 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Do you love to cook? Are you exploring recipes from cookbooks or online? If yes, this new book club is just for you! Each month a cookbook will be chosen and participants will pick a recipe from that cookbook (or online with similar theme). Members will prepare that recipe and bring it in to the next meeting to share the food and the cooking experience with their fellow members. Spots for this book club are limited and registration is required.

Please call the library at (973) 226-2837. (Disclaimer: The library is not responsible for dishes that may conflict with an individual’s food allergies or other dietary restrictions. The recipes and the ingredients will be provided by the participating members.)

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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