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Interested in learning a relaxing drawing style?   Come learn Zentangle! Monday, March 30 from 7-8pm in the Community Room.  This is an adults only program and space is strictly limited. Registration is required, so sign up now!

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
Here are some of the benefits others have enjoyed from practicing the Zentangle Method:
  • Relaxation
  • Simple and quick access to mindfulness
  • Non-verbal journalling
  • Insomnia (Improved sleep by creating Zentangle art before bedtime)
  • Self-esteem
  • Inspiration
  • Panic attacks (For fear of flying, creating Zentangle art during takeoff and landing)
  • Modify behavior
  • Being part of a supportive and fun community
  • Create beautiful works of art
  • Nurture and develop creative abilities
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve eye/hand coordination
  • Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills
  • Team building and group focus
  • Therapy
  • Anger management
  • Addiction therapy tool
  • Diet aide
  • Early artist development and appreciation
  • Increase attention span and ability to concentrate
  • Home schooling
  • Brainstorming
  • Problem Solving
  • Design inspiration
  • Stretching and warm-up for artists
Certified Zentangle instructor Mimi Topping has been a New Jersey certified art teacher for 18 years and served for 10 years as an art therapist for psychiatric and chemical dependency rehabilitation. She conducts workshops for schools and organizations across the State and presents at professional showcases throughout the area.
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Come see My Wife, Abigail Adams this Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm to see a live performance about Abigail Adams, and how she defied her times.

Dressed in the clothes he wore as the Second President (1797-1801), John Adams will discuss his views of history and society and describe how his wife Abigail defied the sexist convention of her time that married women could not own property while using her financial expertise to make the Adams family prosperous.
This humorous and inspiring live performance is geared towards adults and middle school and older students. This program is not appropriate for young children.

Registration is requested; sign up today.

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Here are some highlights from this week’s events.  Don’t forget to check out the details for each event by clicking the links below, and see what else is going on anytime by checking out our calendars.  We suggest you register so that if the event is cancelled you’ll receive an email – with the winter weather we’ve been having this is a good idea!

Computer Class: Intro to MS Word 2007 on Feb. 9, 10:30 am

Jewelry: Everything Old is New Again on Feb. 9, 6:45 pm

The Reading Connection for Kids & Parents on Feb. 10, 7 pm.  Children must be at least 4 years old to attend. Please make arrangements for younger siblings.

Classical Piano Duo Concert on Feb. 11, 7 pm

Tuckers’ Tales presents ‘Sock Monkey Mysteries’ – a preschool puppet show on February 13, 11 am

Second Saturday Bookclub on February 14, 11 am.  This month’s book is Consequences by Penelope Lively.

 

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As usual, a lot is happening here this month!  Our Winter Reading programs kick off on January 15 (keep an eye out for updates).  It’s a great way to kick off our 2015 Read Harder Challenge as well (flyers at Circulation and Reference).

Always check our Adult and Children’s calendars for our complete lineup of great events!

Crochet for Beginners is every Sunday at 1:30 PM, please come to all four sessions and you must provide your own materials.

Beginner Yoga and Adult Chess are Monday nights

Franklin Park has a Crafting Circle every Wednesday, but times vary so check ahead.

Open Mic is January 8 at 6:30

Jewelry: Old is New is being held January 12 and 26 at 6:45 pm.  You can only sign up for one class!

January 23 we will be showing Get On Upa film about James Brown.  Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.  138 minutes; Rated PG-13 (for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations)

There’s more of course, like computer classes and children’s programs, or leaning how to knock out clutter.   Check out our calendars for all our info! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all our updates and news.

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On Wednesday, November 19, come attend a free program that will provide basic information about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease issues. The program starts at 7:00 pm in the Community Room, and registration is requested.  Learn more about this program here.

Our Children’s department always has great craft and reading programs.  Check out the Children’s Calendar to see which ones you and your little one(s) want to attend!

Thursday evening at 7 pm we are holding our monthly Writer’s Group meeting in the Historical room! New Members are always welcome and no registration is required.

Friday’s free movie starting at 2 pm is Jersey Boys!  Come see the movie version of the Tony Award winning musical about four young men in New Jersey who came together to form the cionic ’60s rock group, The Four Seasons.  Rated R for language; 134 minutes.  Registration is requested.

Sunday we are hosting a Family Film Cafe where you bring your own picnic lunch or snack and watch a great movie! Come watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, a film about food – lots and lots of food – just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! Please register so that we can prepare a table for your group.  Get more details at the registration link.

Whatever you come in for, we can’t wait to see you!

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