To register for events call the Library at 973-226-2837 or click here
Caldwell University: Readings for Black History
Tuesday February 25 (11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.), Wednesday February 26 (1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.), and Thursday February 27 (4:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.)
The Caldwell Public Library and Caldwell University students from Dr. Mary Ann Miller's Introduction to Poetry class invite you to celebrate Black History Month with us. Drop in on all or any of these days to hear students read selected poems by Black writers. Refreshments will be provided. For information please call the library at 973-226-2837.
Horticulture for Adults: The Story of Lavender
Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a horticulture talk and craft. Lavender has been used for bathing, cooking, sleep therapy, and healing for over 2000 years. This tough aromatic plant which is easy to grow has been called magical for its therapeutic properties. Join us to learn more about this sweet little plant and learn about the ancient art of lavender crafting with Jane Kinkle. Spots are limited.
Women Justices of the Supreme Court
Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
The Caldwell Public Library and The Women’s Club of Caldwell welcome the public to a special event for Women’s History Month. It took 191 years after the founding of the Supreme Court for the first woman to be allowed to become part of that august body.
Four magnificent women have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justice to date. Join Trish Chambers Productions in a fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists. Meet Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Learn how their unique personality and determination enabled them to break the glass ceiling to take their place in history, as they vote to clarify the intentions of the founding fathers regarding the United States Constitution. This program also introduces the audience to the traditions and history of the Supreme Court. Reservations are requested by calling the library at 973-226-2837.
Traditional Irish Music
Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m.
The Caldwell Public Library is excited to welcome back out favorite Irish band. They will charm you with traditional Irish tunes including many favorites from the Clancy Brothers. Refreshments will be served
Grover Cleveland Birthday Event
Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association, the Caldwell Public Library will host a birthday reception and talk by Mallory Howard, the acting curator of the Mark Twain House, on Grover Cleveland and his friendship Mark Twain.
Tuesday, March 24 at 6:15 p.m.
At this free information session you will: Learn about Essex County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and the role of a volunteer advocate, hear from current CASA advocates about their experience, and meet CASA staff to answer your questions.
Art Reception: James Caldwell High School
Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
James Caldwell High School Student Artwork is on display through March. Current work includes painting, pen and ink, graphic art, digital photography, and ceramics. The public is cordially invited to join the artists and their families at an art reception in their honor. Refreshments will be served.
Book Clubs and Monthly Programs
Meditation and Qigong
Tuesday, March 17 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 March 12 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
Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m.
A Readable Feast Book Group
Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Horticulture for Adults: The History of Chocolate
Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a horticulture talk and craft with Jane Kinkle
Art Reception: Local Elementary Schools
Wednesday, April 15 & Tuesday April, 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Selected artwork from our local elementary schools: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Wilson School, and Trinity Academy are on display during the month of April. Dioramas by Lincoln School 5th graders will be in our display case. You are cordially invited to the art receptions in their honor.
National Library Week Kick Off:
Literary Lunch Here Comes the Sun: The Summer of '69 by Russ Lavalle
Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Kick off National Library Week with special guest Author Russ LaValle. He will discuss his latest novel, HERE COMES THE SUN: THE SUMMER OF ’69 The novel follows Dalton Hawkes and a group of college graduates who find themselves facing the last summer of the 1960s. Having endured all the upheavals of the tumultuous decade, they simply want to pull back from the world and experience it anew—reveling in everything the ‘60’s ethos has to offer. When the siren song of the Woodstock Festival calls with its intoxicating messages of peace, love, and song, Hawkes and his friends are inspired to make their separate peace with their lives and await what the future holds—for them and their generation. Light lunch provided. Reservations required (973) 226-2837.
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.
There will be a screening of the film "The Last Days." This Oscar-winning documentary focuses on the plight of five Hungarian Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz. Though these survivors recount the horrors they endured as a result of the Nazis' "Final Solution", their individual triumphs are a testament to hope and humanity.
Caldwell University Poetry Service Learning Project
Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we welcome CavanKerry Press poets, Cat Doty, Tina Kelley, and Carole Stone, hosted by Professor MaryAnn Miller and her students from Caldwell University's Poetry Service Learning Project.
NJ Classical Guitar Society Coffee House Concert
Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Join us as we end National Library Week and celebrate International Guitar Month with a Coffee House Concert featuring members of the NJ Classical Guitar Society.
Dreams with Psychic Medium Rosemarie Rubinetti Cappiello
Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM
How can you develop your awareness of your dream state and use it purposely to enhance your life, increase your psychic ability, heal yourself and help others? Understanding how to use the dream state to invoke information is one of the greatest tools you can access. Not only will we discuss how to interpret our dreams, but also how to use the dream state for purpose and transformation.
Youth Orchestras of Essex County Camber Music Program
Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 PM
For more than six decades, kids have come from all over Essex County and from the surrounding counties to make music together at Youth Orchestras of Essex County. They come from every kind of community and from every walk of life. They come from public schools, parochial schools, private schools, and homeschooling families. Some aspire to careers in music, and they have participated in North Jersey regional orchestras, New Jersey All-State orchestras, and have taken prizes in a variety of local competitions. Join us as welcome them to the library for a Chamber Music Program.