To register for events call the Library at 973-226-2837 or click here


Life 101 Series:  Essential Home Buying Tips
Tuesday January 7th at 6:30 p.m.

An informative seminar on the home buying process. Included in this seminar will be the pre-approval process, various loan programs, the mortgage process and qualifications, how to find the right home. Different townships, taxes, insurance, attorney review, and home inspections will also be discussed. This seminar is presented by eXp Realty.

Life 101 Series:  Estate Planning and Asset Protection
Tuesday January 14th at 6:30 p.m.

This seminar will cover frequently asked questions about Wills & Probate, Health Care Proxy & Living Will, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Medicaid Qualification, and Long-Term Care Planning.  Learn some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect your savings, remain in control of your life and your assets, and preserve your legacy. Presented by Mr. Milvidskiy, Esq. of Milvidskiy Law Firm, LLC., and Lisa Bayer, Principle of LMR Eldercare.

Art Reception for Essex Photo Club
Wednesday January 15th at 6:30 p.m.

Life 101 Series:  Job Search 101 - Resumes, LinkedIn, and More!
Tuesday January 28th at 6:30 p.m.

Did you know that less than 15% of jobs are filled through online application? Wondering how long your resume should be? Looking for ways to increase your visibility on LinkedIn? Get the answers to these and more commonly asked job search questions during this session featuring career insider and resume writing expert Rebecca Henninger. Henninger is a certified professional resume writer and interview coach who works closely with clients all over the world to develop high-impact resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles that resonate with recruiters and hiring managers. She brings years of corporate marketing experience to set her clients apart and coaches them on navigating the hidden job market, online/offline networking, and strategies dealing with the dreaded ATS. Rebecca lives in Montville with her husband and two children. She graduated from The University of Scranton with a BA in Communication and an MA in English.


Life 101 Series:  Tax Strategies to Save You Money
Tuesday February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to take a closer look at tax planning strategies you can use to minimize your tax burden for 2019.  Michael Calello of GL Bookkeeping will delve into the details of what you need to know before doing your taxes. 

Art Reception:  Livingston Art Association
Saturday February 8, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Life 101 Series:   How Money Works
Tuesday February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

This workshop, led by Nate Gerson, is a general introduction to the basic, common sense financial concepts that can help people overcome the most common financial challenges facing people today. Nate believes the ultimate key to financial success is knowledge — about how money works, how to make responsible, well-informed decisions and how to get the best value for the dollars you spend. Handouts to bring home will be distributed.

Literary Café with Elephant Bookshelf Press
Wednesday February 12 at 6:30 p.m.

 Join us for good coffee and great stories. This evening’s Literary Café will feature Matt Sinclair, CEO of Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, and 3 other writers reading from Elephant’s Bookshelf Press’ new anthology Flight. It’s a science fiction anthology, in which all the stories will incorporate FLIGHT in one way or another. 

Blind Date with a Book
Friday February 14, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Starting at noon, while supplies last, drop into the library for a free book. It will be wrapped so you won’t know what your blind date book is. The book is our Valentine’s gift to you, just let us know what your experience with the book was. Ages 18 +. One book per person. 

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.

Book Clubs and Monthly Programs

Meditation and Qigong
Tuesday December 17, January 21, February 18, and 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 December 12, January 9, and February 13 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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