June Events @ WTPL

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Adult Summer Reading Club
The Adult Summer Reading Club kicks off June 22nd. This year's theme is "Build a Better World." Participants 18 and up gain entry into prize drawings by reading books, attending programs, and completing puzzles. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a goody bag with a free book and other prizes!
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.

Thursday, June 1, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a combination of two Japanese words: "rei," which stands for "universal life energy," and "ki," which stands for "life force." Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Gina Tupaczewski is a Reiki Master-Teacher who has been working with the healing system since 2005.  She will offer a meditation and discuss how reiki can benefit not only people but also their pets. Registration is requested.

WTPL Friends Concert: "The Joys of Spring and Summer"
Friday, June 2, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Fieldstone Ensemble - bassoonist Andrew Pecota, flautist Laura Ferraro, and violinist Cassandra Lambros - will return to the library on Friday, June 2nd, at 11 a.m., to perform music by Bach, Naudot, Quartz, and Vivaldi. Afterwards, a light luncheon will be served. The performance is made possible through a donation by Dorothy and Sal Prisco, and the food is provided by the Friends of the Library.  Registration is required, and priority will be given to WT residents and members of the Friends.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, June 6, 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. 
Environmental Film Series: Sourlands
Wednesday, June 7, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A provocative tale of ecology, energy, and agriculture. In the Sourlands of New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants, and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers in the surrounding valley battle against high land prices, high property taxes, and increasingly erratic weather patterns. A group of engineers searches for new ways to save energy and stop global warming. The environmental challenges facing this community look a lot like the challenges facing ecosystems, farmers and energy visionaries everywhere. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Caroline Katmann, Executive Director of the Sourland Conservancy. 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)
Just 4 Kids
Thursday, June 8, 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, June 8, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

We're devoting this month's meeting to a member's show-and-tell.  Bring in your latest finding, a brick wall you need help with, or some great pictures you just found -- anything you'd like to share.  All are invited to the group's meetings, no matter whether they are new to genealogical research or have been researching for years.  
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, June 10, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Using City Directories in Genealogy Research
Monday, June 12, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.

Russ Worthington, local genealogist, will be with us to repeat this presentation for an evening group.  Learn where to find city directories and find out how useful they can be in researching your family history. Registration is requested.

Cookbook Club: Appetizers & Beverages
Wednesday, June 14, from 7 - 8 p.m. 

Celebrate the start of summer by preparing your favorite appetizers and beverages for our June meeting of the Cookbook Club.  Registration is requested.

Meditation for Mind, Body, and Spirit
Thursday, June 15, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Doctors, health practitioners, universities, and even insurance companies are now recognizing the practice of meditation as a means of creating a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life, as well as foster greater physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Longtime meditator Jim Rose will offer a practical technique for meditation that can positively impact your life. Through first hand demonstrations of this simple yet highly effective method, you will discover the key to deeper concentration, relaxation, and profound personal growth.


Art Matters
Monday, June 19, 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.

How to Preserve and Share Your Genealogy Research
Monday, June 19, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.

Want to share your family history research, but don't know how?  Don Borcherding will present examples of traditional pedigree charts; family history fan charts, books, and videos; and more. Registration is requested.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, June 20, 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: La La Land
Wednesday, June 21, from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Snacks are provided courtesy of the WTPL Friends. Registration is requested.

Book Chatter
Thursday, June 22, 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.

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, June 24, 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: Aging in Place
Monday, June 26, from Noon - 2 p.m. 
Morris Habitat for Humanity is offering seniors of Morris County a special home repair program that makes accessibility and energy efficiency improvements to enable senior citizens to move around safely inside their homes and complete the routines of daily living. Richard B. Cooke will explain how the program hopes to help Morris County seniors continue to live in their own homes longer and maintain their independence. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included.  Registration is required. 

Coffee with a Cop
Monday, June 26, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Coffee with a Cop is a national program which brings police officers and the community members they serve together - over coffee - to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Come and meet the officers of the Washington Township Police Department. Registration is limited to the first ten who sign up. Those who sign up after the meeting is full will be placed on the list for the next meeting (10/9). Please register through Chief Jeff Almer at jalmer@wtpdmorris.org.

The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen
Since the release of his first album almost half a century ago, Bruce Springsteen's music has held a special place in the hearts and souls of millions of fans the world over. But even after decades in the spotlight, one aspect of Springsteen's music remains largely unexplored: the biblical and theological motifs he weaves into his lyrics. Join Azzan Yadin-Israel, author of The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen, for a look at how Springsteen has engaged these themes throughout his career.  Azzan Yadin-Israel is a professor in the departments of Jewish Studies and Classics at Rutgers University. Registration is requested.

Family Program: When the Sun Goes Dark 
Tuesday, June 27, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

In preparation for the August 21st solar eclipse, join local astronomer Bob Reichman for an all-ages program covering what happens during a solar eclipse and how to safely view it. Participants will build their own solar eclipse viewer and also have a chance to view the sun through Bob's telescope. Registration is required and participants are asked to bring a shoebox. Rain dates are 6/28 and 6/29.


Chainmail Lecture and Demonstration 
Tuesday, June 27, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join Andrew Pecota for a look at all things chainmail. Andrew will begin with a lecture on the history of chainmail, which goes back to the Celts circa 400 BCE, and will then provide a demonstration of how this type of armor is built. Andrew will bring samples of chainmail for participants to inspect, including a suit of mail that he is currently working on. Open to all ages. Registration is requested.

A Look Ahead to July... 
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 Patterson 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.
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

Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 

June 5: 
A Fall of Marigolds  by Susan Meissner
9780451419910 - Check Our Catalog
Two women living 100 years apart experience similar tragic losses of love, Clara's in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and Taryn's in the collapse of the Twin Towers, are connected through time by a scarf. 
July & August: 
The Evening Book Group will not meet.
Morning Book Group 

June 13:
Telex from Cuba  by Rachel Kushner
9781416561033 - Check Our Catalog  
Coming of age in mid-1950s Cuba where the local sugar and nickel production are controlled by American interests, Everly Lederer and KC Stites observe the indulgences and betrayals of the adult world and are swept up by the political underground and the Castro revolt. 
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.   

Evening Non-Fiction Book Group

June 28: 
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder 
0375506160 - Check Our Catalog   
A thought-provoking portrait of world-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Farmer follows the efforts of this unconventional Harvard genius to understand the world's great health, economic, and social problems and to bring healing to humankind.
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