West Caldwell Public Library
WCPL News & Events
April 2022
Library Updates
Bringing one of the biggest moments in family history to you.

On April 1, 2022, the 1950 U.S. Census will be released by the National Archives.
Ancestry® will begin indexing the information, state by state, to make it searchable for you, for free.

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Upcoming Adult Events
Wednesday April 27th at 7pm
Join us for an in-person book club to discuss Orson Scott Card's book The Memory of Earth, the first in his Homecoming Saga series. 

"High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet--to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves.

The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There are no weapons of mass destruction. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war. By control of the data banks, and subtle interference in the very thoughts of the people, the artificial intelligence has fulfilled its mission.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest."

Registration required. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk once registered.
Senior Strength Training
Senior Strength is moving to IN-PERSON classes!!

In May, our senior strength courses led by Leena Kalle will move to two Thursdays a month at 2 pm IN PERSON.

Email programs@westcaldwell.bccls.org to register or call 973-226-5441. Registration is required.


Check WCPLNJ.org for upcoming Earth Day events, senior seminars, author events, and more!
Beginner Sewing Class
April 11 at 2pm

In this one-time sewing class, learn to use a sewing machine and sew your very own library-themed tote bag!

Strictly limited to 10 attendees. Registration at WCPLNJ.org.

Open to ages 12 and up.
Friday Afternoon Movies
WCPL will be screening movies every Friday at 1:30pm.

For questions or suggestions for future movies, email richelle.defrank@westcaldwell.Bccls.org
April
1st: Old
A vacationing family discovers that the secluded beach where they're relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.

8th: Joe Bell
2020 | R | 1h 34m
The true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.

22nd: Six Minutes to Midnight
2020 | PG-13 | 1h 39m
UK, Aug. 15, 1939: 17 days before WWII, an English teacher and his camera disappear on a coastal boarding school with 20 German teen girls. Miller gets the job 6 days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.

29th: Four Good Days
2020 | R | 1h 40m
A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.
May

6th: The Card Counter
2021 | R | 1h 51m
Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past.

13th: Blithe Spirit
2020 | PG-13 | 1h 39m
A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer's block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

20th:  12 Mighty Orphans
2021 | PG-13 | 1h 58m
Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

27th:  The Courier
Businessman Greville Wynne is asked by a Russian source try to help put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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