June Events @ WTPL
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Summer Reading Club
The Adult Summer Reading Club kicks off June 25th. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock." Participants gain entry into prize drawings by reading books, attending programs, and completing puzzles. Receive a goody bag with a free book and other prizes when you sign up!
Tai Chi & Qigong Summer Series
This 12-week  course, led by Stan Cohen, includes tai chi for arthritis basics and qigong movement for health. Each session also includes a few warm-up and balance exercises. Classes will be held Mondays from 2-3 p.m. and will run from June 18th through September 10th. The cost of the series is $40. Registration forms are available online and at the library. 
Art Matters Exhibit
Stop by our meeting room to view the new Art Matters show. Created by local artists, the pieces in this exhibit, entitled "Masterful Makeovers," reimagine works by famous artists. Select pieces are available for purchase. The show will remain up through July.
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.

Winston Churchill
Monday, June 4, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 11, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. 
Nolan Asch, who has previously presented on Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, and the U.S. Constitution, returns for a two-part lecture on the life of Winston Churchill. The first part, "Early Life and Career," will focus on the early years of the politician, statesman and public servant who was born to a life of privilege. The second part, "World War II and the Later Years," will be held the following week and will discuss Churchill's role as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during and after World War II. Registration requested.
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WTPL Knits
Tuesday, June 5, 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. 
Social Security and Your Retirement
Tuesday, June 5, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Drea Coladarci, of VALIC Financial Advisors, will offer an educational workshop on Social Security and your retirement. This seminar discusses the role of Social Security in retirement planning, ways to maximize benefits and the importance of leveraging other sources for retirement income to supplement Social Security benefits. You will learn about the cost of retirement, Social Security benefits, and bridging a possible income gap. Registration is requested.
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Join us for reading, programs, prizes and a rockin' good time this summer!  WTPL Summer Reading Club:
 Libraries Rock!
starts June 25.  Kids, ages 2 through 18, and even adults, be sure to stop by any time on that day or throughout the summer to sign up. 

Find more for kids @ wtpl.org/kids 
including reading ideas, homework help links, new books, Tumblebooks, eBooks & more!

Join us for reading, programs, prizes and a rockin' good time this summer!  WTPL Summer Reading Club:  Libraries Rock!
starts June 25.  Kids, ages 2 through 18, and even adults, be sure to stop by any time on that day or throughout the summer to sign up. 

Adult Programs (continued)
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, June 9, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Container Gardening
Tuesday, June 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
If you have a small yard, a small budget or just limited time to garden, try container gardening. Spend as much time, energy, money and space as desired to create something magical: a beautiful flowering plant offering scent and beauty, or an edible plant suited to your palate. You will learn how to assemble an impressive spectacle with many containers, or just one container to place in your window, on your deck or porch that would offer captivating joy to your senses. Start your exploration today. This program, led by Wing-Yee Pavlosky, is offered through the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Morris County. Registration is requested.
Cookbook Club: Salads
Wednesday, June 13, from 7 - 8 p.m.
For our June Cookbook Club meeting, prepare your favorite salad recipe. Traditional greens are welcome, as are fruit and pasta salads. Registration is requested.   
Family Roots & Shoots
Thursday, June 14, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Jan Hunold will present "Breaking Down that Brick Wall - Never Give Up!" a case study of a brick wall which she recently cracked. If time permits, attendees will be able to discuss their own brick walls, and the group will be encouraged to suggest solutions. Anyone with an interest in genealogy - from experienced researchers to the novice - is invited to join this genealogy interest group. You do not need to be a member to attend a program.
Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band
Thursday, June 14, from 7 - 8 p.m.
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" was one of 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories and was the author's favorite tale because of its intriguing characters, especially the marvelous villain. About the same height and body type as Doyle's detective, tall and elegant in his dark tux, yet physically imposing and strong, actor Neill Hartley of The American Historical Theatre brings what he terms, "full arrogance" to the role in this one-man production. Faithful to the short story and bringing authenticity through his skillful use of British and Scottish dialects, Neill Hartley's Sherlock Holmes attracts avid audience members again and again. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested -- W.T. residents and members of the Friends have priority.
Art Matters
Monday, June 18, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, June 19, 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 Library Movie: The Post
Wednesday, June 20, from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested.

Just 4 Kids
Thursday, June 21, 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.

Book Chatter
Thursday, June 21, 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!

"The Guardians" Documentary Screening
Thursday, June 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between human and nature, The Guardians elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico. Both depend on the same ancient forest for their survival and now face an uncertain future.

This documentary screening is co-sponsored by the Garden Club of Long Valley and will be followed by a Q&A with Jeannie Geremia. Jeannie is the Garden Club of New Jersey's Butterflies and BeeGAP Chair, GCNJ Community Gardens Chair and the GCNJ Backyard Wildlife Habitat Chair. She will give an interactive overview of the projects' goals of growing our seriously declining pollinator population.

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, June 23, from Noon - 2 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Rails Along the Morris Canal in Western N.J.
Saturday, June 23, from 2 - 3 p.m.
William J. "Captain Bill" McKelvey, Chairman of the Liberty Historic Railway, INV, will discuss rails along the Morris Canal in Western N.J. Bill is a New Jersey Transportation Historian, author, publisher, bookseller, Canal Study Tour Leader, Artifact/Equipment Preservation-Philanthropist as well as a lecturer. He will show vintage views of the canal and the rail/trolley lines along it during his talk. This program is sponsored by the Washington Township Historical Society.
Lunch 'n' Learn: Making Medicine Work for You
Monday, June 25, from Noon - 2 p.m.
Join Michelle Serafin, Walgreen's Pharmacist, as she presents a brief overview of common drug interactions, ways to safely dispose of unwanted/expired medications, as well as reviews some easy methods of remembering to take your medications. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included.  Registration is required.

The Beatles - 50 Years Later
Monday, June 25, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can that possibly be true? Were they really so much more than just four rock 'n roll "mop tops"? What made them such a strong a force that they're still popular now, more than 50 years later? In this single-session class we will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles - their growth, originality, musical innovations, and lyric depth. Join us for the discussion! 

Barry Wiesenfeld is a freelance musician, a published author and is on the music faculty of SUNY and Ramapo College. He has accompanied Grammy-winning artists, performed on three continents, and has played on numerous recordings, radio and TV. Registration is requested.
Something Shakespeare This Way Comes
Tuesday, June 26, from 7 - 8 p.m.
The Next Stage Ensemble returns to the library to perform an exciting collage of moments and music from Shakespeare and the many authors he's inspired. This program is co-sponsored by the Long Valley Woman's Club. Registration is requested.
Simple Tips for a Healthy Summer Plate
Wednesday, June 27, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join Jane Harrington-Noonan, RD, Integrative and Functional Nutritionist to learn about her simple tips to increase variety and color on your plate. Break through the diet trends and learn the key components to nourish your body. Registration is requested.
Take the Bite out of Mosquitoes and Ticks
Thursday, June 28, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Learn how to stay safe this summer. Presented by Teresa Duckworth of the County of Morris, Department of Planning and Public Works, Division of Mosquito Control. Registration is requested.          
A Look Ahead to July... 
Adult Rock Painting
Monday, July 9, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join Sue Jones for a hands-on rock painting workshop. Registration is required and opens on 6/25. Priority is given to W.T. residents.       

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Adult Bath Bombs
Thursday, July 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join Kerstin Katko, AKA Ducky of Ducky's Sheep Shack, for a DIY class where participants will make their very own fizzing scented bath bombs. Registration is required and opens on 6/25. Priority is given to W.T. residents.       
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Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 
June 4:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Follows young Francie Nolan, who is armed with her idealism and determination, as she struggles to escape from the poverty of life in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

September 10:
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
Haunted by childhood losses in spite of successful medical careers in 1883 New York City, surgeon Anna Savard and her obstetrician cousin, Sophie, consider taking in a child and helping a desperate young mother, while avoiding dangerous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock.
Morning Book Group 
June 12:
This Boy's Life  by Tobias Wolff
The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.

July 10:
House Rules  by Jodi Picoult
Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior.

Non-Fiction Book Group
June 27:
The Undoing Project  by Michael Lewis
Examines the history of behavioral economics, discussing the theory of Israeli psychologists who wrote the original studies undoing assumptions about the decision-making process and the influence it has had on evidence-based regulation.
July 25:
Confederates in the Attic b y Tony Horwitz
A journalist leads readers on a revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory.
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