March Events @ WTPL
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Delayed Opening: March 6th     
The library will have a delayed opening on Monday, March 6th due to in-service training. We will open at Noon.
Lifetime Learning  
Spring Lifetime Learning returns on Friday, March 3rd, with Dr. Robert Butts's series "From Russia with Music." This will be followed in April by Dr. Salvatore Prisco's "Parental Conflict and Creative Illness - The Historical Record," and Dr. Jessica Brent's "Four Shakespeare Plays and How They Have Been Adapted." The cost for each series remains $25. Registration forms are available at the library.
Environmental Film Series 
On Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m., the library will screen the first film in a new monthly environmental film series. Rescuing the River: The Raritan (2012) tells the story of New Jersey's Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film will be followed with a Q&A with Bill Kibler, Director of Public Policy at the Raritan Headwaters Association. This, and future films in the series, are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Small Business Workshop 
On Monday, April 10th, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., the library will host a Small Business Workshop to educate local business owners and entrepreneurs about starting and registering businesses in the state. This workshop includes: types of business ownership; registering your business; reporting business income; meeting employer responsibilities; understanding sales and use tax; and...your questions. The workshop will be led by representatives of the NJ Division of Taxation's Taxation University. Registration is requested.
Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 

March 6:
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
9780062065247 - Check Our Catalog 
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
April 3:
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
9781592407330 - Check Our Catalog
Based on twelve years of research, thought leader Dr. Brené Brown argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.
Morning Book Group 

March 14:
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
0393322572 - Check Our Catalog 
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic-these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.
April 11:
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
9781594486241 - Check Our Catalog  
In belle époque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie's ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter.  
Evening Non-Fiction Book Group

March 22:
The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell
9780316346627 - Check Our Catalog   
New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in our society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point. 
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.

Lifetime Learning: From Russia with Music
Friday, March 3, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Russian music, like literature, could be said to have begun in the 19th century. Russian composers quickly became among the most popular and have remained so through the 20th century. Whether for orchestra, opera, film, or ballet, the music was filled with energy and passion. The four sessions will focus on: Borodin, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov (March 3); Petr Tchaikovsky (March 10); Stravinsky (March 17); and Prokofiev and Shostakovich (March 31). Lifetime Learning is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The cost for this 4-part series is $25 dollars.
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, March 4, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our bi-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt
Monday, March 6, from 7 - 8 p.m.

In celebration of Women's History Month, join us as actress Linda Kenyon presents a one woman show on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested.


WTPL Knits
Tuesday, March 7, 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. 
Cookbook Club: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 8, from 7 - 8:00 p.m.

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, join us as we prepare and share our favorite Irish recipes. Registration requested.
Just 4 Kids
Thursday, March 9, 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 9, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Carol Sheaffer and Nancy Nelson, long-time researchers and members of the Central Jersey Genealogical Club, will be with us this month to present "Would I Lie to You?" In their talk they will focus on how records can mislead the researcher. All are invited, no matter whether they are new to genealogical research or have been researching for years.

LinkedIn: Creating a Profile That Works
Thursday, March 9, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Bring your laptop and roll up your sleeves, and join certified career coach Carol Camerino for a hands-on workshop where you will learn and apply best practices for a LinkedIn profile that works! Registration requested.


Book Marketing Workshop
Saturday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Have you written a book and need help marketing it?  Join us for our monthly book marketing workshop.

Getting Started in Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, March 11, from Noon - 3 p.m.
Monday, March 13, from 6 - 9 p.m.

Ready to shake some branches on your family tree to see what falls out? Due to popular demand, we are repeating our "Getting Started in Genealogy" workshop. With the help of experienced researchers from Family Roots & Shoots, learn about taking that first step on the road to finding your family history. During the workshop, you'll learn about US Census and vital records using library edition. Follow along with the presenter and then get hands-on research experience with one-on-one assistance from a FR&S member. Have some names, dates and places ready to work on. You never know what you might find. There is no charge for the workshop, but space is limited and registration is required.

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Friends of the WTPL Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins
Wednesday, March 15, from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

A New York socialite (Meryl Streep) who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success. Snacks provided courtesy of the WTPL Friends. Registration requested.

Book Chatter
Thursday, March 16, 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. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Registration requested.

Mixed Media Collage
Thursday, March 16, from 7 - 9 p.m.

Join local artist Sue Jones for a mixed media collage workshop. Sue will provide the canvas boards, paints, and glue, but attendees are encouraged to bring materials to decorate and personalize their piece: magazine photos or words, ribbons, pressed flowers, etc. Space is limited. Registration is required and priority will be given to WT residents.

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, March 18, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our bi-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Winter Fitness
Saturday, March 18, from 1 - 2 p.m.
Too cold to exercise outside? Try a class in Chinese Fitness led by Acupuncturist Virginia Mills. Class includes self-massage to warm the muscles, gentle stretches to loosen up, and easy Tai Chi movements to energize. Participants should wear loose clothing. Registration required.

Art Matters
Monday, March 20, 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, March 21, 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. 

NJ Makers Day
Saturday, March 25, 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 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). We have a host of events planned for the whole family, including: a Sphero robot demonstration, art projects, felting, Legos, seed planting, food crafts, a drone demonstration, a lecture on NJ's most famous maker, Thomas Edison, and more!
Drone Demonstration
Saturday, March 25, from 2 - 3 p.m.
Join local resident Randy Hemmel, of Sky High Pics, for a live demonstration of his state-of-the-art drone. Randy will answer all your drone-related questions and take a "dronie" (drone selfie) of everyone to commemorate the occasion.

Edison and the Rise of Innovation
Saturday, March 25, from 3 - 4 p.m.
Join Thomas Edison National Historical Park Archivist Leonard DeGraaf for a talk on his book, Edison and the Rise of Innovation. Thomas Edison was more than history's most prolific inventor. He combined scientific knowledge, well-equipped laboratories, talented collaborators, investment capital and a bit of showmanship to change the way we develop new technologies. Edison and the Rise of Innovation chronicles Edison's life and work, making use of rarely-seen historic photographs, lab notebooks and advertising material. Another famous innovator - Bill Gates - has written the foreword to this fresh look at Edison. Books will not be available for sale, but Mr. DeGraaf is happy to sign any copies attendees bring with them. Registration is requested.

Lunch 'n' Learn: "Low Vision"
Tuesday, March 28, from Noon - 2 p.m. [NOTE DATE CHANGE]
Come join Douglas Downs, Occupational Therapist from Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as he discusses the common visual changes we experience as we age. He will cover macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and what is termed as low vision, as well as sharing ways to compensate for various vision issues and so much more. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included. Registration is required.

Gardening in the Shade
Tuesday, March 28, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Got shade? Not a problem! Discover the potential of the shaded areas in your yard and create appealing, low maintenance gardens in the shade. This presentation offers ideas and information on planning, planting and maintaining beautiful gardens to lighten up those shady spots. Plant suggestions including trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers and annuals will be discussed and included in the handouts that will be provided. Registration requested.

The "Fourth Branch" of Government: The Role of the Media in Shaping our Political Discourse
Join us as we consider the role of the media in shaping our political discourse. What are the challenges and opportunities in the digital age? What can be done, if anything, to stem the tide on the downward trend in public confidence in our "fourth branch" of government? And, how do we reconcile the need for facts in our democracy with an increased willingness to see even those as openly contested? Although answers to these questions transcend simple responses, we will do our best to at least make sense of what's at stake in the new media landscape together. Dr. Krista Jenkins is Professor of Political Science & Executive Director of PublicMind at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Registration is requested.

Poldark in Print and on Screen
Join Professor Gillian Hettinger for a celebration of Poldark, from the original novels by Winston Graham to the current BBC show.  Discover the true stories behind the history, books and characters of Graham's beloved saga.  Uncover the passion behind the people bringing his novels to life, with their unforgettable characters, gripping story, fiery passions and stunning scenery.  Dig deep into the history of Cornwall and discover what makes Ross Poldark an unforgettable hero.  Dr. Gillian Hettinger is an adjunct professor of English at William Patterson University.  

A Look Ahead to April... 
Adult Felting: Spring Chicks
In celebration of spring, join Kerstin Katko for a seasonal felting project: baby chicks!  Space is limited and registration is required. Priority will be given to town residents, particularly those who were on the waiting list for Kerstin's November workshop.

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