July Events @ WTPL

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Adult Summer Reading Program
Stop by the library to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program. Get a free book and other goodies when you sign up, and win entry into prize drawings by reading books, completing puzzles, and attending programs. This year's prizes include a Kindle Fire, gift certificates to James on Main, Restaurant Village, The Coffee Potter, Starbucks, Panera, and Dunkin' Donuts, and items from The Long Valley Green Market.  
Family Roots & Shoots Not Meeting
The group is taking July and August off.  See you at our September meeting!
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.

Environmental Film Series: Hometown Habitat
Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy's vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Edith Wallace, Professor Emerita of Biology at William Paterson University. Registration is requested.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Thursday, July 6, from 7 - 8 p.m.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey preserves land and water resources, conserves open space, and inspires and empowers individuals and communities to protect our state's natural land and environment. Join Barbara McCloskey, Membership & Outreach Manager at the Land Conservancy, to learn about nearby nature preserves you can explore and ways you can get involved to help protect our state's natural resources. Registration is requested.
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, July 8, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday, July 8, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The 2017 Next Stage Ensemble production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is co-sponsored by the Long Valley Woman's Club.  Registration is requested

Vegetarian & Vegan Food Tasting
Wednesday, July 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
What makes for a healthy diet? Join Health Supportive Chef Sue Stimpson to learn tips and techniques for maintaining a healthy diet, with a focus on vegetarian and vegan options. You will have the opportunity to sample fresh and easy to prepare recipes that can be enjoyed all summer long. 
Just 4 Kids
Thursday, July 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.  
Little Free Library® Construction
Saturday, June 15, from 1 - 3 p.m.
Join us as we construct a Little Free Library® to be placed outside The Coffee Potter. The library will operate on a "take a book, return a book" philosophy and will offer Washington Township residents a place to exchange reading materials with one another. All ages and experience levels are welcome to help. If you have wood-working experience and/or equipment that can be used in the construction, please call the library at (908) 876-3596. Registration is requested. 
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Additional summer fun added all the time - please check the website   www.wtpl.org for more. 
Adult Programs (continued)
Art Matters
Monday, July 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.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, July 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. 
The Life of Benjamin Franklin 
Tuesday, June 18, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Nolan Asch, who presented a talk on Alexander Hamilton back in May, returns to the library to discuss the life and accomplishments of another Founding Father: Ben Franklin. Registration is requested.
Friends of the WTPL Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife
Wednesday, July 19, from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance. Snacks are provided courtesy of the WTPL Friends. Registration is requested.

Wednesday, July 19, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create letters, reports and other documents. We will also learn how to edit and add basic formatting to your document including aligning text, inserting images, page numbers and saving to a specific folder. Space is limited - registration is required (WT residents have priority registration).
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, July 22, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Lunch 'n' Learn: "Back Safety and Injury Prevention"
Monday, July 24, from Noon - 2 p.m. 
Up to 80% of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives.  Join Dr. Jeff Culbert, of Schooley's Mountain Chiropractic Center, to l earn how to avoid back injuries by significantly increasing safety at home and on the job, and drastically reducing the risk of injury by understanding how lifting and posture affects your health. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included. Registration is required.

Introduction to Gmail 
Tuesday, July 25, from 7 - 8 p.m. 

Learn to compose, send, and reply to emails, insert and open attachments, organize and search your emails, print and delete messages, and manage your contacts. Space is limited - registration is required. WT residents have priority.

Book Chatter
Thursday, July 27, 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.

Adult Paint Night 
Thursday, July 27, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Join Sue Jones for a summer-themed glass painting workshop.  Bring your own glass vase, and Sue will provide the brushes, paints, and pens. Space is limited and registration is required. Priority will be given to WT residents.


A Look Ahead to August... 
Chocolate Festival 
Tuesday, August 1, from 6 - 7 p.m.

Join us for our first-ever chocolate festival for adults! Make and then eat your own chocolate creations. Registration is required, and priority will be given to WT residents. 


Environmental Film Series: Before the Flood 
Wednesday, August 2, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on this planet. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Anthony J. Broccoli, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University and Co-Director of Rutgers Climate Institute. Registration is requested.


Introduction to Meditation 
Join Geneviève McDermott, meditation teacher at the The School of Royal Yoga in Chester, for an introduction to meditation. Learn s imple stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques, and m editation and v isualization techniques.  Registration is requested.

Philosophy and Bob Dylan
Join Lisa O'Neill Sanders for an exploration of the philosophical aspects of Bob Dylan's art.  Sanders is professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. She has published numerous articles on Dylan, presented papers on him at many academic conferences and has been teaching a course "Philosophy and Bob Dylan" since 2008.

Essential Oils: Wellness with Young Living 
Thursday, August 10, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join Young Living Independent Distributors Julie, Nicole, and Meg to learn more about the fun you can have integrating holistic approaches through the use of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils for wellness- mind, body, health, beauty, and cleaning for the individual and family/children, too! They will have many easy resources and will be providing information for use of essential oils- ideas, recipes and more to begin or continue toward a chemical-free life!

The Wonders of Costa Rica 
Tuesday, August 15, from 7 - 8 p.m.

An eco-tourist's dream, Costa Rica has become synonymous with all an unspoiled tropical paradise can be. Blessed with beaches and biodiversity, this is a verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers, and lush jungles teeming with exotic fauna. Throw in the friendly, educated Ticos (as Costa Ricans are known) and you can see why down here they call it Pura Vida - "pure life." Join Elsa Todd, of Skyland World Travel, for an armchair tour of Costa Rica.  Topics covered will include: coffee plantations and processes; Arenal volcano; hot springs; adventure sports; eco-tourism, and more. Registration is requested. 

Ask a Doula
Thursday, August 17, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join certified doula Steffi Gutierrez for an evening designed to educate you and help you become more knowledgeable about your pregnancy, your delivery and your baby.  Steffi is a certified doula through Childbirth International and has attended over 60 births, globally. She also has her Masters in Global Maternal Health and has worked extensively in the birth field throughout Africa.  Registration is requested.  

Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 
July & August: 
The Evening Book Group will not meet.
Morning Book Group 

July 11:
Big Magic b Elizabeth Gilbert
9781594634710 - Check Our Catalog  
The best-selling author of Eat Pray Love builds on her personal generative process to counsel readers on how to let go of needless suffering while learning to understand the mysterious nature of inspiration and creativity.   

August 8:
Extraordinary, Ordinary People by  Condoleezza Rice
9780307587879 - Check Our Catalog  
This is the story of Condoleezza Rice--her early years growing up in the hostile environment of Brimingham, Alabama; her rising in the ranks at Stanford University to become the university's second-in-command and an expert in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs; and finally, in 2000, her appointment as the first black woman ever to serve as Secretary of State.
Evening Non-Fiction Book Group

July 26: 
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 
9780812994520 - Check Our Catalog   
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
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