March Events @ WTPL
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NJ Makers Day
On Saturday, March 10th, the library will participate in NJ Makers Day, a statewide celebration of maker culture that emphasizes the importance - and fun - of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We have a host of events planned for the whole family, including: solar telescope viewing, wool spinning and felting, seed planting, food fun, Sphero robots, art projects, pottery making, music making, Legos, and more!
Youth Art Month
In celebration of Youth Art Month, the library will be displaying works by students at Long Valley Middle School. Students in grades 6-8 explored various mediums such as watercolor, gouache, acrylic & tempera paint with glazes, colored pencil, marker, paper maiche and air dry clay to create these wonderfully creative pieces of art.
Tai Chi and Qigong
A few spots are still open in the library's upcoming 12-week Tai Chi & Qigong series, led by Stan Cohen. Classes will be held Monday afternoons, from 2 - 3 p.m., and will begin on March 5th. The cost for the series is $40. Registration forms are available online and at the library.
Lifetime Learning
Lifetime Learning returns for its spring semester on April 6th with "Giacomo Puccini & The Opera," led by Dr. Robert Butts. Dr. Michael Norris and Dr. Salvatore Prisco both return in May, with "Virtual Metropolitan Art Museum Tours" and "Historical Controversies," respectively. The cost for each series remains $25. Registration forms are available online and at the library.
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.

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, March 3, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
WTPL Knits
Tuesday, March 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. 
Just 4 Kids
Thursday, March 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, March 8 , from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Local genealogist and instructor Russ Worthington will speak about effectively using the Fold3 military database in genealogy research. 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. Attendees who would like Russ to search for their ancestor-veteran during the program should complete a simple form at 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.
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Adult Programs (continued)
NJ Makers Day
Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for NJ Makers Day, a statewide celebration of maker culture that emphasizes the importance - and fun - of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We have a host of events planned for the whole family, including: solar telescope viewing, wool spinning and felting, seed planting, food fun, Sphero robots, art projects, pottery making, music making, Legos, and more! A full schedule will be available shortly on our online calendar and Facebook page. Registration for the pottery workshops, which begin at 2 & 3 p.m., is requested. 
Seed Swap
Tuesday, March 13, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Come out of hibernation to enjoy a warm drink and some snacks while swapping seeds with fellow gardeners. You can score seeds to grow those tomatoes or green beans your neighbor was raving about last year and check out the growing stash offered by the Seed Library itself. Bring your favorite seed catalogs and any leftover or saved seeds you're willing to share. No gardening experience necessary! If all you've got is a keen interest, that's just as valuable. The Seed Library at WTPL is as much about growing our community as it is about growing vegetables.

Cookbook Club: Vintage Cookbooks
Wednesday, March 14, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Join us as we turn back the clock in this month's meeting of the Cookbook Club. Attendees are encouraged to make a recipe from their favorite vintage cookbook to share and enjoy with others. New members are always welcome. Registration is requested.

Book Chatter
Thursday, March 15, 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!

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, March 17, from Noon - 2 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Remembering the Ladies
Saturday, March 17, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
In honor of Women's History Month, Carol Simon Levin will portray Abigail Adams - who famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continental Congress "remember the ladies" when drafting new laws for the new nation. He wrote back that she was "so saucy" and he and the rest of the Congress ignored her pleas completely. "Abigail" then looks forward in time to tell the stories of some of the courageous and tenacious women of all colors and creeds who fought to enhance women's political participation - from Dolly Madison to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and the pioneering female activists and politicians who've worked to extend women's economic, social, and political rights. Registration is requested.
Art Matters
Monday, March 19, 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.

Replacing Toxic Chemicals with Essential Oils
Monday, March 19, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Our homes are full of toxic chemicals - from cleaning products to personal care products, the levels of chemicals our bodies are exposed to daily is astounding. For most, the idea of replacing all the toxic chemicals in your home seems unattainable, but there are some very simple steps you can take to replace a handful of items with essentials oils, and begin to make a very big difference in not only the health level in your home, but also the environment. Registration is requested.
WTPL Knits
Tuesday, March 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: Victoria & Abdul
Wednesday, March 21, from 7 - 9 p.m.

Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal). Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested.

The Irish Impact on the American Presidency 
Thursday, March 22, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Irish Americans as well as the Irish in Ireland have had a consistent, noteworthy impact on presidential careers, policies, and elections throughout American history, from George Washington to modern times. Utilizing U.S. party systems as an organizational framework, the presentation will examine the various ways that Scots-Irish and Catholic Irish Americans, as well as the Irish who remained in Eire, have shaped, altered, and sometimes driven such presidential political factors as party nominations, campaign strategies, elections, and White House policymaking throughout American history. Nicole Anderson Yanoso is an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of Political Science and American Studies at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is also the author of the 2016 book The Irish and the American Presidency. Registration is requested.
Taxation University: Business Registration & Reporting Business Income
Friday, March 23, from 1 - 3 p.m.
This free program is offered by The New Jersey Division of Taxation's Taxation University and will be led by Joyce Olshansky and James Carter. It will cover different business structures, registering a business in New Jersey, legal entity vs. individual structured business registration, and how to report your New Jersey business income. The instructors will also be available to answer your questions. Registration is required.
Lunch 'n' Learn: Allergy, A 21st Century Disease
Monday, March 26, from Noon - 2 p.m.
It seems everyone has allergies these days! Join registered pharmacist and marketing executive Catherine Segal to learn why allergies have become more frequent and miserable despite new treatments. Understand common triggers of allergy symptoms and how the inflammation process drives symptoms. Updated information about peanut allergies, the microbiome and best practices for relief will be shared. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included. Registration is required.
How to Cure an Ugly Yard
Monday, March 26, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Is your garden neglected and weary-looking? Don't know where to start? Learn how to spot dangerous conditions in trees and how to rejuvenate overgrown and sickly looking shrubs. Master Gardener Veronica Dengler will share many wonderful tips on changing your old yard from an ugly duckling into a beautiful place to relax in and be proud to show off. This program is provided through the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Morris County. Registration is requested.
College Funding Seminar
Wednesday, March 28, from 7 - 8 p.m.
This seminar, presented by Al Newell and associates, will discuss how parents of college-bound high school juniors and seniors 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. Open to parents of high school sophomores and juniors. Registration is requested.
Hypnosis and Mediumship
Thursday, March 29, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join certified hypnotherapist Garry Gewant for a program on hypnosis and its use as a therapy, including, but not limited to: past life regression therapy, smoking cessation, weight and stress management, elimination of fears, and improving performance. Garry will also discuss psychic and mediumship, including the differences between the two. Garry will be happy to demonstrate hypnosis to any participant who is curious about how it feels to be hypnotized, and will also demonstrate mediumship. He will be selling copies of his new book I'll Take Hypnosis with a Side of Mediumship: A Journey from Atheism to Spirituality. Registration is requested.
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, March 31, from Noon - 2 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
A Look Ahead to April... 
Miss Representation
Monday, April 2, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Miss Representation draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see - how mainstream media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration is requested.
Spring Cleansing for Body & Mind
Thursday, April 5, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Spring is a time of renewal, and this applies to diet and lifestyle as well. Learn about the foods Mother Nature has provided to help clear out stagnant energy, detoxify the digestive system and burn off excess winter weight. Season appropriate self-care practices further support this transition and will make you ready and eager for a fresh new start. Join Holistic Health Coach Marian Carroll and power-up to spring! Registration is requested.
Coffee with a Cop
Monday, April 9, 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 required. To sign up, email Chief Jeff Almer at  
Gardening with Deer
Monday, April 9, from 7 - 8 p.m.
In this lecture, Marc Zukovich will discuss methods of discouraging deer browsing in your garden, and selection of plants that are deer resistant. Slides of plant photos will be shown, and hand-outs will be given. Please bring your questions. Marc Zukovich is the founder and president of Sterling Horticultural Services and teaches classes in horticulture as an adjunct professor at County College of Morris. Registration is requested.
Salt of the Earth Author Talk and Book Signing
Thursday, April 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
A first generation descendant of Holocaust survivors, in 2016 Janet Pfeffer Vignola embarked on a 16-day, 4-country journey to follow the path her parents, Hans and Esther Pfeffer, took to escape from Hitler's Germany to England, from which they eventually emigrated to the United States. This trip was the culmination of three years of researching and writing their story, which Janet has published in Salt of the Earth: An Intergenerational Journey of a Family's Life, Heartbreak and Triumph Before, During, and After the Holocaust. Janet, who is currently an adjunct professor at William Paterson University, will speak about her family's story and her experiences on the trip. Copies of her book will be on sale afterwards for $12, with all proceeds being donated to refugee organizations. Registration is requested.
Paper Clips
Monday, April 16, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims, the students at Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee decide to collect 6 million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard. This screening is offered in partnership with the Evening Membership Department of the Long Valley Woman's Club. Registration is requested.
Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 
March 5:
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.

April 2:
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Marked for greatness after being struck by lightning in infancy, Mary Anning discovers a fossilized skeleton near her 19th century home that triggers attacks on her character and upheavals throughout the religious, scientific, and academic communities

Morning Book Group 
March 13:
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
An eccentric American inventor moves his family to the jungles of Central America in hopes of finding a better life.

April 10:
Let the Great World Spin  by Colum McCann
In a tale set in Manhattan of 1974, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers is separated by personal differences in spite of shared grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth by soliciting men at the side of her teenage daughter.

Non-Fiction Book Group
March 28:
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
An intriguing study of the rise of civilization argues that human development is not based on race or ethnic differences but rather is linked to biological diversity, discussing the evolution of agriculture, technology, writing, political systems, and religious belief.

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