This Week at the Library: Adult Programs and Events from 1/6 to 1/12


Here are some adult events and programs happening this week at the Main Branch from Monday, 1/6 to Sunday, 1/12! For a complete look at what’s happening at the library this month including children’s, teen, and Franklin Park programs, please click here for our online calendar! 



Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage – Monday, 1/6 at 7pm.

Carol Simon Levin will portray Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, to explore the overlooked role of New Jersey in the long frustrating fight for women’s suffrage. Many do not realize that some NJ women once had the right to vote and then lost it for over a century or that nationally-known suffrage advocates Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton staged tax and voting protests in the state. She also describes how Alice Paul became the dynamo who re-energized the push for a federal amendment and how Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph brought black women into the movement. Participants will learn that women were not ‘given” the vote, but fought for it for generations. More information about Carol and her program can be found at tellingherstories.com. Q&A will follow. Refreshments will be served in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the Greater New Brunswick Area League of Women Voters.

This program is co-sponsored by the Middlesex-Somerset Chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Greater New Brunswick Area League of Women Voters to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote. Please click here to register.

Basic English Conversation Group – Tuesday, 1/7 at 1pm.

This free Basic English as a Second Language conversation group is led by a trained Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County volunteer tutor. The group is offered to ESL learners who have a basic, working knowledge of English. The group is not appropriate for people who cannot speak basic English.Conversation groups provide ESL learners with a safe, comfortable environment to gain confidence and experience speaking English with other ESL learners. A conversation group is the perfect complement to an ESL class or working with a literacy tutor. Different topics are explored each week and tutors provide information and fun activities that help people learn more about American customs while improving their English literacy skills.The group meets every Tuesday at the same time for 10 weeks from September 10th through November 12th. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome! For more information, please call 908.725.5430 or send an email to info@literacysomerset.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County Volunteer Information Session – Wednesday, 1/8 at 6pm.

Attend an information session presented by Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County to learn more about becoming a literacy tutor. Learn more about the organization on their website: http://www.literacysomerset.org/ Registration is required.

Collage Workshop: Vision Boards – Wednesday, 1/8 at 7pm.

Make a visual representation of your hopes and dreams for 2020 in this collage workshop facilitated by NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network’s Program Coordinator Jacquese Armstrong.

All supplies will be provided and we will have plenty of magazines to work with, but feel free to bring your own magazines or photos if you wish! Registration is required, please click here to register.

Crafting Circle – Wednesday, 1/8 at 7pm.

Bring a project you’re trying to finish to the Butterfly Room and work alongside fellow crafters. Meet new people and share ideas!

Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Screenings – Thursday, 1/9 at 2pm.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Community Health services will bet set up at the library to give blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Fasting is NOT required for the screenings. Drop-ins welcome, no registration necessary.

Second Saturday Book Club: Less by Andrew Sean Greer – Saturday, 1/11 at 11am.

Join us for a discussion of Less by Andrew Sean Greer. New members always welcome!
‘A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of ‘arresting lyricism and beauty’ (New York Times Book Review).’ – From Amazon.com Limited copies available at the Reference Desk starting 12/14/19.



For questions about programs and other library info, please call the reference desk at 732-873-8700 ext. 111 or leave a comment below. Thanks for reading! -George, FTPL

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