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Thursday, October 1
Please join us for a lively Zoom discussion about the great Colombia author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982. Learn about his writing style, from journalism to novels and short stories to film scripts, the important place his memory occupies in Colombia, and discuss a couple of his short stories (distributed to participants in advance).
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Library volunteer Maryann, a certified instructor of English as a Second Language, will offer an online Zoom course in basic English for non-native speakers who want to develop their spoken and written English skills.
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19,
Jane Gaertner, formerly with the Foreign Policy Association, will be moderating this six (6) week discussion on important geopolitical issues facing the US today. Some of the topics of discussion will be Climate Change and the Global Order, China’s Road into Latin America, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking among others. Please call the West Orange Public Library at 973-736-0198 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
This class is designed as an introductory course for absolute beginners. It will establish a strong foundation to promote future success in learning Spanish.
Wednesday, October 14
The West Orange Public Library in cooperation with Seton Hall University School of Law presents this free lecture on financial investing. This lecture will demystify certain challenges investors such as financial terms, breaking down personal net worth, and describing how to properly plan for financial success. It will also show you how to avoid investment pitfalls such as how to ask the right questions to investment professionals, how to notice flags that may signal negligence or fraud, as well as give you resources to further your own financial education. Finally, this lecture will put credit cards into perspective by showing how to assess interest rates, compare returns on investment, and how to effectively implement debt reduction strategies
Monday, October 19
Padre Miguel Hernandez discusses Octavio Paz's poetry and works. A prolific author and poet, Paz published scores of works during his lifetime, many of which have been translated to other languages. His early poetry was influenced by Marxism, surrealism, existentialism, and religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. His poem "Piedra de sol" ("Sunstone"), written in 1957, was praised as a "magnificent" example of surrealist poetry in the presentation speech for the Nobel Prize.
Wednesday, October 21
Eva Silver, licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) will be leading this informative and uplifting ZOOM program about the positive benefits of laughter. This program will cover how laughter affects the brain and your overall mood, as well as giving you helpful tips on how to incorporate laughter into your overall health routine.
Saturday, October 24
Mithila Art presents her work and discusses her process when painting.
Domingo 25 de Octubre (Facebook)
6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Ana en el trópico del autor cubano-americano Nilo Cruz ganó el Premio Pulitzer de 2003 en la categoría de Obras Dramáticas. La acción tiene lugar en una vieja fábrica de tabacos cubano-americana en Tampa, Florida en 1929. Los empleados de la fábrica gozan de una larga tradición en la cual un lector les lee en voz alta obras clásicas de literatura mientras hacen los puros a mano. La llegada de un nuevo lector que les lee la novela Ana Karénina del autor ruso León Tolstói provoca diversas reacciones entre los oyentes que conducen a un final dramático. Esta obra nos invita a volver a un momento pasado antes de la llegada de las máquinas a las fábricas de tabacos y cuando la lectura en voz alta inspiraba a la gente a soñar en otros mundos.
Tuesday, October 27
Linda Kass will be talking about her book “A Ritchie Boy,” an extraordinary narrative inspired by true events. The novel portrays how a whole generation of the Jews who escaped Hitler managed to reinvent themselves in America. “A compelling story of empathy, resilience, and the power of the American Dream.”
Thursday, October 29
Were you surprised by the unexpected co-pays at the doctor this year? Are you confused about your Medicare options for 2021? Are you on the plan that is best for you? To get the answers to these questions and more, join us for a presentation on Medicare. Learn to understand the different parts of Medicare, and how to get the best value for your money. This session is helpful for those already enrolled in Medicare as well as those who are new to Medicare.