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Thanksgiving is this week, which means our schedule is different than usual.  We still have our normal programs on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Please keep in mind that we are closing at 5 on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and that we will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will reopen Saturday at 10 am.  As always, you can use our online catalog system or the Bookmyne app to place holds, renew items, etc.

Just for fun, why not test your literary knowledge and see if you can match the first lines of these novels with their titles?

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A Man Called Ove is heartbreaking, uplifting, and completely, wonderfully about the highs and lows of life and old age.  Our staffer literally laughed out loud and cried several times reading this fast moving novel, and can’t recommend it enough.  This cranky and quirky old man will make you fall in love with him and wish he was part of your life.  This book will live with you forever, and our staffer easily sees this becoming a book club favorite.

“In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon — the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.”– Taken from Goodreads.com

 

Don’t forget you can search our catalog or place a hold on your smartphone! Learn more and get the app here.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog to get all our updates!

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Come to our program “What’s it Worth?” on Sunday, November 2 at 1:30 PM to get 2 of your precious possessions appraised!  If you love Antiques Roadshow, you won’t want to miss the return of this popular appraise-a-thon event.

Appraisals will take place on a first-come first-served basis as time permits. Weapons will not be covered.

Alan Snyder of A.G. Snyder & Associates is a certified antiques and estate appraiser in Watchung, who has been in business since 1979. He has participated in appraisal programs since the early 1990s long before ‘Antiques Roadshow’ debuted on PBS television. ‘As changes occur in collector interests it’s more important to have items appraised before selling them or throwing them away.’ Snyder says  ‘It’s always a good idea to get an expert opinion.’

There is no charge to attend the program  but advance registration is requested (see above link).

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Are you thinking about taking the MCAT? If so you should know that the test is changing in 2015.  The Library has materials for the current test and the 2015 test, so don’t worry we have you covered! Check out Call Number 378.1662 MCA.

We think the following links will help you out too:

You get a discount if you register early.  This also has deadlines and the year’s registration schedule.

Here’s a quick FAQ about the 2015 MCAT so you can decide which test to take.  This link also provides information on the test differences.

Also, they provide some links to free MCAT prep online, like at the Khan Academy‘s website and iCollaborative.

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We have some great events happening this week.  Will you have to be paying for college soon? Are you already?  Do you want help with your resume and cover writing skills? Or maybe you just want to take it easy and enjoy this week’s free movie Draft Day. 

How to Pay for College is on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  Education Funding Specialists of NJ are providing a free class that covers how to chose colleges, increasing your chances of getting in, and of course money tips.  Learn more about the topics covered here and sign up! Registration is required for this event.

Job Search: Creating a Winning Cover Letter & Resume is on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 pm in the Community Room.  Participants will get a chance to work on their materials as well as how to target their application materials to the job posting.  Learn more and register here, registration is required.

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Our free movie this week is Draft Day starring Kevin Costner.  The movie will be shown on Friday, September 19 at 2:00 PM.

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. RatedPG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references; 110 minutes.  Registration is requested.

Don’t forget to check out the other events happening this month!

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