April Events @ WTPL
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Book Sale Collection     

The library will begin collecting books for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale on April 1, during regular library hours. We accept Adult, Young Adult, and Children's Books (excluding textbooks), DVDs, Books on CD, Music CDs, and all Gaming Systems in GOOD condition. The book sale will be held May 11-13.  

National Library Week
National Library Week is April 9 - 15, 2017.  Join us for coffee and cookies on Monday, April 10, in celebration of Patron Appreciation Day.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
The library will be offering a 12-week Tai Chi for Arthritis series beginning May 1st. Led by Stan Cohen, classes will meet Mondays from 2 - 3 p.m. The cost for series is $40. Sign-up forms are available at the library.
Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 

April 3: [This meeting will be held at Carol's house. Call 908-876-9196 for directions.]
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
9781592407330 - Check Our Catalog
Based on twelve years of research, thought leader Dr. Brené Brown argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.
May 8:
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
9781400063970 - Check Our Catalog 
The history of polygamy in the Mormon Church intertwines the story of Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, and a modern mystery in which a polygamous man has been found murdered and one of his wives is accused of the crime.
Morning Book Group 

April 11:
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
9781594486241 - Check Our Catalog  
In belle époque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie's ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter.  
May 9:
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
9780743487696 - Check Our Catalog 
Depicts the pioneering period of European settlement in the American prairie through the stories of Jim Burden and Antonia Shimerda, who is the embodiment of the pioneer spirit.

Evening Non-Fiction Book Group

April 26:
The Johnstown Flood
by David G. McCullough 
0671207148 - Check Our Catalog   
The stunning story of one of America's great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.
Evening Knitting Group
Thursdays, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.

Are you interested in spending some time working on your knitting (or crocheting) projects in the c ompany of others? Open to all, whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter. Bring your own supplies.

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Adult Programs (continued)
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, April 1, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our bi-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Adult Felting: Spring Chicks
In celebration of spring, join Kerstin Katko for a seasonal felting project: baby chicks!  Space is limited and registration is required. Priority will be given to town residents, particularly those who were on the waiting list for the November workshop.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, April 4, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Whether you are a beginning or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. Please bring your own supplies. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Meeting Room. 
Family Program: Beekeeping & Pollinator Gardens
Wednesday, April 5, from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

The Morris & Somerset County Chapter of the NJ Beekeepers Association will present a family program -- discussion of beekeeping and pollinator gardens for ages 8 and up.  Please register online.


Environmental Film Series: "Rescuing the River: The Raritan"
Wednesday, April 5, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Rescuing the River: The Raritan is the first film in our new monthly environmental film series.  This 2012 documentary tells the story of New Jersey's Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film will be followed with a Q&A with Bill Kibler, Director of Policy at the Raritan Headwaters Association. Registration is requested.


Lifetime Learning: Four Shakespeare Plays and How They Have Been Adapted
Thursday, April 6, from 7 - 8 p.m.

This course will focus on Shakespeare with an emphasis on his tragedies. We will learn about the history of tragedy, the mystery of Shakespeare's life, and the history of theater during the Early Modern period. We will also look closely at each play's historical context, structure, and themes, following the arc of Shakespeare's career from the early tragedy Romeo and Juliet, to the peak tragedies Hamlet and King Lear, to the final tragicomedy, The Tempest. We will also consider contemporary film adaptations and popular culture references. Lifetime Learning is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The cost for this 4-part series is $25 dollars. Additional dates are 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4.

Lifetime Learning: Parental Conflict and Creative Illness: The Historical Record
Friday, April 7, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Francis and Clare of Assisi, Martin Luther, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, and Adolf Hitler: these five personalities suffered from physical and/or psychological ailments that opened unique opportunities for them to develop significant leadership roles. The ancient Greeks referred to this phenomenon as "logophania" - creative illness manifested by a dramatic change in verbal expression and physical demeanor. In other words, the emergence of a different personality. Four of these subjects redefined themselves in objectively positive terms. One embraced the darkest side of human behavior to a monstrous degree. Why did this happen? We will explore the personal histories of each of the people in question, and the times in which they lived. Lifetime Learning is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The cost for this 4-part series is $25 dollars. Additional dates are 4/21, 4/28, and 5/5.
Small Business Workshop
Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a Small Business Workshop designed educate local business owners and entrepreneurs about starting and registering businesses in the state. This workshop includes: types of business ownership; registering your business; reporting business income; meeting employer responsibilities; understanding sales and use tax; and...your questions.  The workshop will be led by representatives of the NJ Division of Taxation's Taxation University. Registration is requested.

Cookbook Club: French Women Don't Get Fat
Wednesday, April 12, from 7 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a book club meeting of the Cookbook Club.  We will read and make recipes from Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat, and then meet to eat and discuss our thoughts on the book.  Copies of the book are available behind the circulation desk. Registration is requested.

Just 4 Kids
Thursday, April 13, from 10 a.m. - Noon 

Are you a writer of works for younger audiences? Join us for our monthly workshop for children's book authors. 
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, April 15, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our bi-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Art Matters
Monday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come join fellow fine artists to meet and discuss all things
artistic. New members always welcome.

Nutrition Workshop [at the Senior Center]
Monday, April 17, from 6 - 7 p.m.

Join Shop Rite of Flanders' Registered Dietitian, Lydia Lelah, for a free all-ages nutrition workshop. Lydia will explain which foods to eat on a daily basis and the benefits of healthy eating. She will also discuss common difficulties people face when trying to make a lifestyle change and how to overcome them. This program is offered in partnership with the WT Recreation Department as part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign and will be held at the Senior Center.  Please call the Recreation office by April 10 at 908-876-5941 or email at recreation@wtmorris.net to register.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, April 18, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Whether you are a beginning or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. Please bring your own supplies. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Meeting Room. 

How to Grow and Preserve Culinary Herbs
Tuesday, April 18, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Why pay the high prices of grocery store culinary herbs when you can easily grow them yourself? Learn how to grow a multitude of different herbs both perennial and annual either from seeds or plants. You will be shown different methods of preserving your herbs so you can continue to enjoying them throughout the winter. The proper way to winterize your herbs in your garden as well as those that can be grown indoors will be discussed. This program is provided through the Rutgers Master Gardener Program. Registration is requested.

Friends of the WTPL Movie: The Girl on the Train
Wednesday, April 19, from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

In this thriller based on the best-selling novel, Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning she sees something shocking and becomes entangled in the chilling mystery that unfolds.  Snacks are provided courtesy of the WTPL Friends. Registration is requested.

Book Chatter
Thursday, April 20, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Come and join fellow book lovers! Get a free advance reading copy (ARC) of a soon-to-be-published book to read, review and trade, and learn about great resources the library has for readers. Registration is requested.

Family Roots & Shoots: Tracing Your Catholic Ancestors
Thursday, April 20, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join Augustine Curley, prior and archivist at the Benedictine Abbey of Newark, for a program on tracing your Catholic ancestors.  All are invited, no matter whether they are new to genealogical research or have been researching for years.

Book Marketing Workshop
Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Have you written a book and need help marketing it?  Join us for our monthly book marketing workshop.

Lunch 'n' Learn: Keeping Your Mind Sharp 
Monday, April 24, from Noon - 2 p.m. 
Join Shannon Maldonado, of Atlantic Rehabilitation, for "Keeping Your Mind Sharp." Learn to recognize the effects of normal aging on the brain, implement several ways to improve your brain function, and help prevent senior moments with specific "brain exercises." This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included.  Registration is required. 

Unlocking the Mystery of Your Dreams
Tuesday, April 25, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join RoseMarie "Ro" Rubinetti Cappiello, author of Speaking From Spirit, to learn to develop your awareness of your dream state and use it purposely to enhance your life, increase your psychic ability, heal yourself and help others. Registration is requested.

Weathering Job Transitions 
Wednesday, April 26, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Make the most of national Money Smart Week (April 22-29). Join Keith A. Smith, of Ameriprise Financial, for a seminar on how to weather job transitions. Learn ways to: face uncertainties while managing expenses and reducing liabilities; understand health insurance with the Affordable Care Act of 2010; and utilize tax tactics and protection to plan for the future. Registration is requested.

College Funding Seminar
Saturday, April 29, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Make the most of national Money Smart Week (April 22-29). Join Al Newell and associates to learn how parents of college-bound high school sophomores and juniors can receive $2,500 to $25,000 per year that most don't even know about. The seminar will cover the following topics: why some middle-class and upper-middle-class parents pay close to nothing for their children's college education; how to double or triple eligibility for financial aid; how to pick the college that will give the most free money, with fewer loans; how to get the maximum amount of money from each school; little-known ways to position one's assets, maximizing the aid one would get; and finally, how to fill out complicated application forms accurately to avoid costly mistakes. Registration requested.   

A Look Ahead to May... 
Is the United States Headed for a New Cold War With Russia?
Monday, May 1, from 7 - 8:00 p.m.
Both Presidents Bush and Obama attempted to improve or "reset" relations with Russia.  Both failed and over the sixteen year period of their presidencies, relations deteriorated between the two countries.  While early in the administration of President Donald Trump, America's relationship with Russia seems headed for change. But what kind of change and how will future ties impact NATO, the security of the Baltic region, our relations with China, and developments in the Middle East? Will relations between the U.S. and Russia continue to deteriorate or will they improve? Are we headed for a new Cold War? Dr. Douglas Simon is emeritus professor of political science at Drew University where he specialized in international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, international organization, and national security.  

Environmental Film Series: "DamNation"
DamNation (2014) is a powerful film odyssey across America that explores the sea change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. The Q&A will be led by Beth Styler-Barry, Executive Director of the Musconetcong Watershed Association. Registration is requested.

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