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Now that your little ones are becoming more independent are you considering entering or returning to the workforce?

Job Search for Moms is packed full of useful, practical ideas to get you started on a career change or job search. This training, based on Nancy Anderson’s book, presents the tools and techniques needed to plan, prepare, and launch your career plan-including career assessment, networking, resume preparation, and interviewing techniques.

Job Search for Moms author and presenter Nancy Anderson is a solution-driven training & development leader with over 25 years experience in human resources, learning & development, and relationship management in the pharmaceutical, finance, and insurance industries.

Join us Wednesday, May 13 from 7 – 8:30 pm, to learn strategies on getting back into the job pool.


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This week’s staff pick is a heist thriller that a lot of people couldn’t put down… our staffer loved it, and so we recommend to you: Ghostman by Roger Hobbs.

“In a daring operation, two crooks-for-hire rob an Atlantic City casino. But their heist goes horribly wrong, and only one of them makes it out alive. Now he’s on the run with $1/2 million vacuum-packed into a bundle the size of a briefcase. Little does he know it’s rigged with explosives.

Almost immediately, an expert fixer named Jack is in cross-country pursuit. With less than 48 hours to recover the money, clean up the mess, and–for god’s sake–try not to botch the job”–Taken from

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Are you and computers not always on the same page?  We can help! Attend one of our free computer classes, or come for 1-on-1 computer instruction.  If you missed Monday’s Intro to MS Excel 2007, the class is repeating later this month.  We also have an Internet basics class this month.

Registration is required for all computer classes and instruction as class sizes are strictly limited.

1-on-1 computer instruction is available several days this month at our Franklin Park location, which you can see on our calendar.  Register for one hour one-on-one instruction on the library computers. Training can include an introduction to using the mouse, navigating the Internet, and using email. Please specify your training interest when registering. Call the Franklin Park branch to register, 732-873-8700, ext. 5.  Attendance is limited to one hour long session per month.

Internet Basics is on Monday, May 18 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  This class will include a brief history and description of what the internet is and how to navigate it using a web browser.  We will do some basic searching and learn what makes up a good website. You are expected to know how to use a mouse before taking this class.

Intro to MS Excel 2007 is Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Learn the basics of this popular software program designed for storing, organizing and manipulating data. This class will discuss the parts of a spreadsheet, including columns, rows and cells. Participants will create a basic spreadsheet during class.  You must be able to use a mouse and be familiar with basic computer concepts such as opening, closing, and re-sizing windows before taking this class.
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May 8, 2:00-4:15 pm

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language; 2 hours and 7 minutes.
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May 22, 2:00-4:15 pm
U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname ‘Legend.’ However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to ‘leave no man behind.’ But upon returning home, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Based on the true story.
Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references; 2 hours and 14 minutes.
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This week’s staff pick is by Mireille Guiliano, and was read by a staffer for the Read Harder Challenge.  She particularly enjoyed French Women Don’t Get Facelifts and found it full of great advice, stories, and recipes.

The author of the bestselling French Women Don’t Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery.

With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to “the knife”-a French woman’s most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!

French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style & Attitude

Mireille Guiliano

Published: Dec 24, 2013 by Grand Central Life & Style
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