January Events @ WTPL
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Pop Open a Good Book!
Has the winter weather got you down? Pop open a good book! Adults (18+) who read two books in the month of January and fill out a Winter Reading Club submission form will be entered in a drawing for gift certificates to the local movie theater. Forms must be returned to the library by Friday, February 2nd. W.T. residents only.
Great Decisions
The library's Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group will resume in February. Topics to be discussed include: The Waning of Pax Americana; Russia's Foreign Policy; China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation; Media and Foreign Policy; Turkey: A Partner in Crisis; U.S. Global Engagement and the Military; South Africa's Fragile Democracy; and Global health: Progress and Challenges. To take part, participants will need to purchase a Great Decisions briefing book, which the library is offering at a discounted rate of $25. Registration forms are available online and at the library. Please return completed forms, along with cash or check, by Wednesday, January 10th. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th at 7 p.m. Subsequent meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month.
Book Chatter
Do you love to read and talk about books? Consider joining Book Chatter, a monthly book group where members receive free advance reading copies of a soon-to-be-published books to read and review. Best of all? The books are yours to keep! The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Programs
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.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, January 2, 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. 
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, January 6, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
The Real Estate Market in New Jersey
Monday, January 8, from 7 - 8 p.m.
  
Join us for an informational session on the local trends in today's real estate market. Learn how to prepare your home and give yourself an advantage over other sellers. Are you considering refinancing? Come and see your available options. This event is hosted by Kathy Reidinger, Realtor with RE/MAX Heritage Properties, Avyril Brady, On The Mark Home Staging Consultants and Steve Veno, Loan Officer with Kearny Bank. Registration is requested.
 
Keys to Healthy and Successful Weight Loss
Tuesday, January 9, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join Health & Wellness Coach Marian Carroll for an inter-active workshop on healthy weight loss. If your New Year's resolution is to strive for optimum weight and health in 2018, than this is the workshop for you! Please bring along all your questions and thoughts regarding diet (and dieting), for a great evening of learning and exchanging ideas. Registration is requested.


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Cookbook Club: Granola
Wednesday, January 10, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Make your own granola or a favorite recipe that uses granola for our January meeting of the Cookbook Club. New members are always welcome. Registration is requested.

Just 4 Kids
Thursday, January 11, 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.  
Family Roots & Shoots
Thursday, January 11 , from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Having long been interested in researching the historic records of members of the US armed forces, Russ Worthington is the ideal speaker to build on a recent FR&S meeting which introduced the basic features of the Fold3 military database. A part of the Ancestry.com genealogy family, Fold3 advertises itself as the web's premier collection of original military records from the 1700s through the 2000s, and is an essential tool in the genealogy research kit. This is the perfect time for Russ to discuss how FR&S members can make optimum use of this valuable resource, since the WTPL will be providing the Library Edition of Fold3 free of charge to patrons beginning in early 2018!
 
Russ would like to enrich his presentation by demonstrating how to search for at least one veteran each from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. If you would like Russ to search for your ancestor-veteran during the program, please be prepared to provide him with as much of the following information as possible: your veteran's full name, veteran's date & place of birth, veteran's date & place of death, and which war fought in.
 
Carpe Annum: Making the Most of 2018 With A Vision Board
Friday, January 12, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  
What do you want to make happen for yourself in 2018? Giving this some thought and then creating a Vision or Possibilities Collage is a great kick start to the next 12 months. Carol Camerino, a resume writer and career coach, will walk you through the steps as you create your very own board that you'll take home with you. This is a fun and powerful workshop. Space is limited and registration is required.
 
 
WTPL Knits
Tuesday, January 16, 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. 
Friends of the WTPL Movie: Gifted
Wednesday, January 17, from 7 - 9 p.m.

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested.

Book Chatter
Thursday, January 18, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Come and join fellow book lovers!  Get free advance reading copies of a soon-to-be-published book to read and review. The best part? The books are yours to keep!

Interior Decoration: To DIY or Not to DIY
Thursday, January 18, from 7 - 8 p.m.
  
Class participants will learn about what projects to tackle on their own and which are better left to the professionals. The class will also cover space planning, budgeting and working with vendors and contractors. Debi Pinelli has been creating cozy homes for busy families for over 15 years using color, window fashions, furniture and accessories. Her work has been featured in Design NJ magazine and Renoviso. Registration is requested.
 
 
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, January 20, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Making Sense of Bitcoin
Saturday, January 20, from 1 - 2 p.m.
  
Bitcoin is dominating headlines, but many still have questions about what it is and why it matters. Join Dr. Janne Lindqvist, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, for a lecture that will explain the basics of how Bitcoin works and what you should know about its security, privacy, and ease of use. Dr. Lindqvist will also be available to answer questions. Registration is requested.
 
 
Art Matters
Monday, January 22, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Please note earlier start time for this month's meeting. Come join fellow fine artists to meet and discuss all things artistic. New members are always welcome.

Lunch 'n' Learn: Understanding Sinus Infections
Monday, January 22, from Noon - 2 p.m.
  
The 5th most common reason for office visits among seniors, sinus infections are miserable experiences. Shockingly, most do not require an antibiotic prescription. Join registered pharmacist and marketing executive Catherine Segal to learn what you can do to take care of yourself and when to call for a doctor's appointment. Learn about promising new treatment options for chronic sufferers. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included. Registration is required.
 
 
21st Century Networking
Tuesday, January 23, from 7 - 8 p.m.
  
Do you dread networking meetings...or are you unsure of how to build and reach out to your personal network? The great news is that 21st century networking is no longer about collecting business cards and then awkwardly asking for a job or selling your widget. Rather, 21st Century Networking, or Netserving, is about building relationships and supporting others. Join resume writer and career coach Carol Camerino to learn tips and strategies for growing, serving, and leveraging your network in ways that feel comfortable, authentic, and positive.
 
 
Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, January 27, from Noon - 2:30 p.m.
and
Monday, January 29, from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
  
With the help of experienced researchers from Family Roots and Shoots, learn more about researching your family history. Follow along with the presenter and then get hands-on research experience with one-on-one assistance from a FR&S member. There is no charge for the workshop, but space is limited and registration is required. Please sign up for only one session.
 
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A Look Ahead to February... 
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Monday, February 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
  
Discover the personal side of Abraham Lincoln in this one-man show with Bob Gleason. The program covers the Lincoln's formative years, his courtship and marriage, the beginnings and development of his abolitionist view point, and his first - though not very successful - trip to Congress. Discussion points also include the causes of the Civil War, major events and turning points within the war, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address. Registration is required. This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.
 
 
Interviewing: Tips for Success
Tuesday, February 13, from 7 - 8 p.m.
  
Interviews are high-stakes situations, to be sure. There are key preparation steps, though, that can not only decrease stress, but also skyrocket your ability to impress, wow, and improve the chances of getting a call back or a job offer! Join resume writer and career coach Carol Camerino to learn insider tips for rocking job interviews, including how to answer the ubiquitous 'tell me about yourself' question, create compelling stories that showcase your accomplishments and experience, handle challenging questions, and develop insightful questions to pose at the end of an interview. Registration is required.
 
 
Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 
January 8:
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.

February 5:
One Hundred Names for Love by Diane Ackerman  
Ackerman chronicles her novelist husband Paul West's heroic battle to reclaim words and mobility and her tailoring of West's speech therapy to match his spectacular vocabulary and unique intelligence.

Morning Book Group 
January 9:
The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi
The inspirational story of the iconic September 11 hero traces his faith-based life outlook, his decision to walk away from more lucrative career interests to volunteer as a FDNY firefighter and the accounts of survivors who revealed how he sacrificed his life to save people trapped in the South Tower.

February 13:
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

Evening Non-Fiction Book Group
January 24:
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
The story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

February 28:
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.

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