Upcoming Adults Events
Fire & Ice Zoom Travel to Iceland Tue, Aug 18, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Escape from HOT HOT HOT New Jersey and experience the coolness of Iceland during this one hour virtual tour.
Go full circle from Reykjavik through national parks, past fantastic waterfalls, glaciers, lagoons, hot springs, bubbling sulfur pools and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Mother Nature has created a magnificent array of geological phenomena unmatched elsewhere in the world.
Author and photographer Nancy Ori will share her images and experiences from her amazing photographic tour over Zoom.
This program was made possible through the support of the Friends & Foundation of the Long Hill Township Library. Registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Friday Afternoon Bookclub for August (via zoom) Fri, Aug 28, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The engrossing latest from McCorkle (Life After Life) meditates on the physical and emotional imprints that make up a life. Octogenarian couple Frank and Lil retire to Southern Pines, N. C., from the Boston area to be closer to their adult daughter, Becca, and for Frank, a retired professor who has been drifting with no sense of purpose, to explore his past.
Frank had lived there during his youth, after a 1943 train accident injured his mother and killed his father. Lil spends her time sorting through and composing journal entries to leave for her children, and through Lil’s voice, McCorkle finds an elegant mix of wistfulness and appreciation for life (“The premature blue dusk of a winter afternoon… the kind of light that makes you feel immortal”).
Meanwhile, Frank walks the train tracks near the accident site and frequently drops by his former home. The house is now occupied by Shelley, a single mother who lives with her young son, Harvey, and guards herself against outsiders. Early on, McCorkle makes clear that Shelley is hiding secrets in the house, and as Frank persists in his desire to tour the house, Shelly’s family’s betrayals and falsehoods bubble to the surface. Throughout, McCorkle weaves a powerful narrative web, with empathy for her characters and keen insight on their motivations. This is a gem.
Monday Night Book Club for Sept via zoom Mon, Sep 14, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.
Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.
Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King’s trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.
Who Really Elects the President: The Workings of the Electoral College Tue, Sep 15, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Majestic New Zealand via Zoom Thu, Sep 24, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Is New Zealand on your bucket list? Save the long plane ride and strap yourself in for a one hour whirlwind tour with Nancy Ori.
Nowhere in the world can one find such a land as New Zealand for sheer beauty and scale. Volcanoes, glaciers, high mountains, fiords, tussock lands, and geothermal springs — the country is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Our trip will concentrate on the highlights of the South Island. The South Island has some of the most dramatic scenery in the world, with towering peaks, glaciers, majestic fiords, and pristine lakes.
A collection of over 1,800 romance eBook titles that can be read to your heart’s content.
Fiction and non-fiction eAudiobooks of many genres for adults in English and Spanish.
eBooks and other digital content for Middle Schools and High Schools students.
Hoopla lets you check out popular movies, music, ebooks, comics and audiobooks with convenience and ease. Stream movies, music, books and audiobooks with your LHT Library card.
You can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your iOS or Android device or watch on your computer, tv and more.
Films can be streamed or viewed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, Roku, FireTV and FireTablet.
Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
Use Mometrix to prepare for more than 1000 different standardized exams including those for K-12, college admissions and placement, advanced studies, medical and professional training, English Language Learning and more.
Once at the Mometrix page:
- choose Long Hill Township Library as your library
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A unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930; Proquest’s Genealogy and Local History Collection of 25,000+ fully-searchable family and local history books; and P.E.R.S.I. a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800.
RBdigital offers access to magazines through our membership in M.A.I.N. You can quickly and easily download them to your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. Not compatible with Kindle e-readers (works with Kindle Fire).