August Events @ WTPL
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Fall Lifetime Learning
Registration for the fall session of Lifetime Learning is now open! Course topics include the films of Alfred Hitchcock, the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, and politics in the modern age. Click here for a brochure, or stop by the library to pick one up. Lifetime Learning is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Mobile Hotspots Now Available
Traveling this summer? Need to access the Internet and don't want to use up your data plan? Borrow a mobile hotspot and take the Internet with you wherever you go! WTPL is lending hotspots to Washington Township residents who are 18 years or older. These are 4G LTE capable devices and are able to connect up to 15 devices (including mobile devices, laptops, and gaming consoles) to the Internet. Want more information? Stop by the library or give us a call!
Summer Reading Program
There is still time to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program! This year's prizes were donated by AMC Theatres, The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Centenary Stage Company, The Chocolate Shoppe, The Coffee Potter, Enchanted Chocolate, The Friends of the Library, Mama's & Café Baci, Restaurant Village, and The Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe. Gain entry into prize drawings by reading & reviewing books of your choice, attending programs, and completing puzzles. Receive a goodybag and free book and when you sign up in-person 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.

Rhonda Denet: From Jazz to Soul
Friday, August 3, from 2 - 3 p.m.
Songs from the 30s thru the 70s - Singer Rhonda Denet leads a musical journey from the era when the "First Lady Of Song," Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. In addition to Ella and Aretha, this showcase pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight. Registration is required and Washington Township residents have priority.
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, August 4, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
On the Rocks: Mocktail Tasting 
Monday, August 6, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Enjoy a tasting of delicious mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails). Learn how to create these fresh and festive drinks that can be enjoyed by all ages and are sophisticated enough for all palates. Discover methods and recipes for parties, holidays, and everyday enjoyment. This program is led by Vanessa Young - writer, recipe developer and founder of Thirsty Radish. 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. 

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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. 

Adult Programs (continued)
WTPL Knits
Tuesday, August 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. 
Adult Chocolate Festival 
Wednesday, August 8, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Chocolatiers from The Chocolate Shoppe in Long Valley will lead this year's festival! Registration is required and priority will be given to WT residents. 
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Just 4 Kids
Thursday, August 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.

Ukulele Workshop
Tuesday, August 14, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Ages 10 and up. Join local musician, George Moran, from LVMS & Valley Music Center to learn a little about your uke! Attendants must bring their own instrument. Registration is required and space is limited. W.T. residents have priority. 

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Adult Funale 
Wednesday, August 15, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Celebrate the end of the Adult Summer Reading Program with ice cream, music, trivia, and more! 

Friends of the Library Movie: The Greatest Showman 
Wednesday, August 15, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested. 

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, August 18, from Noon - 2 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Art Matters
Monday, August 20, 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.

Social Media Safety
Monday, August 20, from 7 - 8 p.m.
The Washington Township Police Department will lead an all-ages event at the library dedicated to helping you and your family stay safe online. Topics covered will include: social media, scams, current issues, what to watch out for, bullying, posting things, and overall safety. Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome.
WTPL Knits
Tuesday, August 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. 
Book Chatter
Thursday, August 23, 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!

Lunch 'n' Learn: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Monday, August 27, from Noon - 2 p.m.
For centuries, we've know that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join Robyn Kohn, of Alzheimer's Associates, to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included.  Registration is required.
"The Cemetery Keeper's Wife" Author Talk and Signing
Monday, August 27, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join local author Maryann McFadden for a discussion about her newest book. Inspired by the nationally reported 1886 Tillie Smith murder in Hackettstown, N.J., The Cemetery Keeper's Wife tells the story of two brave and complicated women, one real and one fictional, and an unlikely bond that transcends more than a century as they search against all odds for love, redemption, and a place to belong. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Copies will be available for sale for $16. Registration is requested.
How to Solve The New York Times Crossword
Tuesday, August 28, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Meet Deb Amlen, columnist & editor of Wordplay, the crossword column of The New York Times. Would you like to improve your mental flexibility, learn a few interesting things every day and establish bragging rights among your friends? Solving crossword puzzles is like mental yoga - both challenging and relaxing at the same time. Plus, it's fun, especially if you appreciate words and wordplay. With patience and practice anyone can learn to solve crosswords. Once you master a few basic strategies, you'll find that puzzle-solving is not only possible, but highly addictive. So let's get solving! Registration is requested.
Surviving the Holocaust: The Story of Dr. Carl Dubovy
Wednesday, August 29, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Carl Dubovy will share his story of survival in a Czech concentration camp and building a new life in America. Carl was born in 1933 in a small town in Czechoslovakia called Velká nad Veličkou. He and his family were placed in two concentration camps called Sereď and Theresienstadt during the war. He will talk about his family, his memories, and survival in Czech and Slovak concentration camps. This program is sponsored by the Evening Membership Department of the Long Valley Women's Club. Registration is requested.
A Look Ahead to September... 
Giuseppe Verdi & Italian Romantic Opera
Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Giuseppe Verdi created some of the most beloved operas of all time. Verdi's operas are filled with unforgettable music, characters, and stories. In addition, Verdi's operas represent both the peak of Romanticism in Italian opera and the political impact of the Risorgimento. Dr. Robert Butts leads this 4-part series. The cost is $25 for Friends of the Library members, and $30 for non-members. Sign-up forms are available online and at the library.
Cookbook Club: Corn
Wednesday, September 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
For our September meeting, the Cookbook Club will be preparing favorite recipes that feature corn. New members are always welcome. Registration is requested.  
Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 
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 
August 14:
Longitude  by Dava Sobel
Describing the eighteenth-century dilemma regarding the inability to measure longitude at sea, the story of John Harrison and his development of the chronometer recounts the circumstances surrounding its invention. 
September 11:
A Map of Betrayal  by Ha Jin
Shocked by discoveries in her late CIA mole father's diary, Lilian Shang travels to China to meet the family her father was forced to abandon after World War II.
Non-Fiction Book Group
August 29 [note date change]:
Merchants of Doubt  by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway
Documents the troubling influence of a small group of scientists who the author contends misrepresent scientific facts to advance key political and economic agendas, revealing the interests behind their detractions on findings about acid rain, DDT and other hazards. 
September 26:
Born a Crime b y Trevor Noah
The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.  
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