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Long Hill Public Library     (Map)
917 Valley Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
Phone 908-647-2088
Fax 908-647-2098

Mon - Thurs 10 am - 9 pm
Fri 10 am - 5 pm
Sat 10 am - 2 pm
Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

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What to Keep & What to Toss, Thurs, Oct. 5 @ 7pm

What to Keep 

 & What to Toss

Thurs, Oct 5 at 7pm



Be Ready for Shredding Day

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How long to save financial and tax records
  • What documents can be discarded
  • Safe storage solutions

Presented by:

Claudia Mott, CFP, CDFA 
Principal

Epona Financial Solutions, LLC

Mary Sunderland, CFA, CFP
Enrolled Agent 
Sunderland Financial Mgmt, LLC

 

Music: Rave On! Sunday, Oct 8 @ 2pm

Rave On!

Sun, Oct 8 @ 2pm

 "Rave On"  features the music of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. It's the music that influenced & inspired countless other artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Rave On! will play hits such as  "Crying," “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” “It’s So Easy” and “Rave On!,” along with other classic early rock & roll songs. 

Don't miss it!  Dancing in the aisles strongly encouraged!

 

Book Club: Mon, Oct 9 @ 7pm

Cover Art
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Maribeth Klein has it all—and that’s the problem. The main character in Gayle Forman’s absorbing first adult novel has a career, family and a home with a desirable Manhattan zip code.

Juggling all of her responsibilities has left Maribeth “overtaxed & overburdened, but show her a working mother who wasn’t.” So, when Maribeth feels twinges in her chest, she thinks she’s eaten something bad or is feeling pressure from her latest deadline at work. But it turns out she has had a heart attack.

Things go from bad to worse when, following surgery & a hospital stay, her family expects her to return to business as usual. So Maribeth takes off. She heads from NYC to Pittsburgh, for reasons that Forman slowly but skillfully makes clear. Once in Pittsburgh, Maribeth takes up with a younger set of neighbors and an older doctor, who help her come to terms with what she’s left behind. But a more glaring revelation awaits, providing Leave Me with some of its most tender moments.

 

AARP Defensive Driving Class, Wed, Oct 11


Wednesday, October 11

10:30am to 5pm 

Why Take an AARP Driver Safety Course?

Because driving has changed since you first got your license, and doing so could save you money!

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver's licenses, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.

By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. You will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and of how you can avoid potential collisions and injuries to yourself and others.

You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.

AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

 

Jack the Ripper: Mystery of Mysteries, Sun, Oct 15 @ 2pm

Jack the Ripper: Mystery of Mysteries

Sunday, October 15 at 2pm

Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. Set in the horrendous slums of eastern London in 1888, five women, possibly more, all impoverished prostitutes, were viciously slayed. Strangled, slashed, and often disemboweled, the heinous crimes rocked London to its core. The unknown assailant, like a phantom in the night, committed his grisly tasks and vanished without ever being caught.

The identity of Jack the Ripper is by far the most beguiling aspect of the murders. But within this mystery are countless other mysteries. Was he a doctor? Why did he keep some of the victim’s organs? Are the famous Ripper letters authentic or a hoax? How was he able to commit the murders without being caught? Did he have an accomplice? Why did he stop killing?

The entire story will be presented by clinical psychologist & “Ripperologist” Dr. Mark Vogel with then and now photos. Dr. Vogel has studied the case, reviewed original police files, and visited the murder sites himself.

Join us for this fascinating inquiry into a compelling mystery. Due to the gruesome nature of the topic and the accompanying images in Dr. Vogel’s presentation the program is open to adults ages 18 years and older only.

 

Cell Phone Photography Workshop, Mon, Oct 16 @ 6:30pm

Cell Phone Photography Workshop
with professional photographer, Joy Yagid

Monday, October 16 @ 6:30 

This class will enable you to improve your skills with the phone you use every day. Learn to take better pictures of family and friends, both portrait and action shots. Learn tips on storage and backup.

  • bring your phone
  • download the SNAPSEED app prior to class
  • come with plenty of storage for taking photos

Registration required.

 

Shredding Day! Sat, October 28

Friends of the Library Shredding Day!

Sat, October 28

10am - 2pm

Come to the library parking lot with your papers and help make a difference for the Earth as well as your Library!

Shredding Fees are from $5 for a grocery bag, $10 box, $35 hefty bag. 

 

A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing: Sat, Nov 11 @ Noon

Veteran’s Day

A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing:
Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII

Sat, Nov 11 @ Noon

Enjoy a performance by Carol Simon Levin as she tells the story of the WASPs through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl. Ann was a NJ girl who trained as a WASP & became the only American woman to fly experimental planes during the war & was the first American woman to fly a jet.

During World War II, more than a thousand women completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible weather & living conditions as well as the hostility of male instructors. Graduating WASPs tested & piloted every kind of military aircraft, delivered more than 12,000 planes & flew over 60,000,000 miles.

Thirty-eight WASPS died serving their country. Their contributions are often overlooked or forgotten. We’re remembering them today.

 

The MAIN 3M Cloud Library is Here!

 Go Digital with 3M Cloud!

Are you interested in e-books or e-audiobooks? The library offers downloadable audio and e-books through the 3M Cloud Digital Library.

Click here to download the appropriate app for your device and get started. Once you have the app downloaded to your device, you can browse for titles through the app. 

We'd love you to try it! Need help? Call the library to make an appointment.

 

New @ the Library

 

It's All About YOU!

Is there something you'd like to know about or see as a program? Or better yet. Do you have a skill, talent, passion or creative know-how you'd like to share with the community?
 
Let me know! Contact Marygrace at 908-647-2088, stop in at the library or email
 

Learn to Knit!

Knit with the Gates Avenue Knitters' and Crocheting Circle. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the Library.

All levels are welcome - beginners will be taught! So grab your yarn and needles and join us!

Lots of fun & laughter!

 

Learn to Make Jewelery

Our Beading Group meets every Tuesday at the library from 1 to 3 pm.

Beaders of all levels (including no experience at all!) are welcome. Learn to make a bracelet, bring a current or favorite piece, or drop by to see what's doing while we share ideas, techniques and resources.

Long Hill Township Public Library, 917 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933 Phone (908)647-2088
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