September 2014 – New Events for Adults and Teens
Teen Photography Club (Tuesday, September 2; 7 pm)
Interested in photography? Then come to our photography club just for teens! Learn new techniques and share your work each month.
San Gennaro Festival (Sunday, September 7; 2 pm)
During the 1920's, Neopolitan families who immigrated to New York City organized a festival to celebrate San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. Here at MTPL, we are going to celebrate San Gennaro with a presentation on Neapolitan culture by Italian-born and Middletown raised Mary Jane Dempsey. Neapolitan refreshments will be served.
Stay Healthy with Grace Conte (Wednesday, September 10; 7 pm)
In this workshop, you will learn about a variety of self-care practices such as centering meditation, healing affirmations, guided visualizations, walking meditation, qi-gong, and tools to nourish the senses (e.g., use of flower essences, essential oils, therapeutic teas and juices).
Laughter Yoga (Sunday, September 14; 2 pm)Laugh Out Loud! Laughter truly is the best medicine. Join us for a Laughter Yoga class where we nurture happiness through the practice of intentional laughter. Come and have fun. No yoga poses. Anyone can do it.
Conquer Cancer: Pillowcase Challenge with Linda Eaves (Thursday, September 18; 2 pm)
Join others to sew pillowcases for children and teens in local hospitals battling cancer.
The Art of Effective Communication: Creating Win Win Dynamics in your Job Search (Wednesday, September 24; 7 pm)
Explore barriers to effective communication and responding to difficult situations or behaviors. Participants will leave this workshop with insights into creating win-win dynamics through better communication techniques and effective responses to conflict.
Visual and Performing Arts:
Artist Reception: Michael Quon (Saturday, September 13; 2 pm)
Flute & Guitar Classical Duo in Concert (Monday, September 15; 7 p.m.)
Marjorie Koharski (flute) and Keith Calmes (guitar) will perform folk songs & classical Spanish and Argentine music by Giuliani, Coronel, Pujol.
The Noble Writers (Wednesdays at 10 am)
Writing Critique Group (Wednesdays at 7 pm)
Russian for Beginners (adults only) (Thursdays at 7 pm)
John Mahoney Author Talk (Monday, September 8; 7 pm)
Mr. Mahoney will talk about his book Mystic Isle, a coming-of-age tale told in eight parts.
BCUG: Microsoft Word (Thursday, September 4; 7 pm)
Pixlr (Friday, September 5; 11 am)
Don't want to spend money on expensive photo editing programs? Try Pixlr, a free web-based suite of programs and smartphone/tablet apps. Space is limited; register at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.
BCUG: QuickBooks (Monday, September 8; 7 pm)
Excel: Intermediate (Tuesday, September 9, 7 pm)
This hands-on class is for intermediate level computer users. Learn about formulas, copying formulas, sorting and filtering data, using absolute and relative numbers, and simple charts. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Excel. Space is limited; register at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.
Online Writing Tools (Thursday, September 18; 11 am)
Get ready to write the great American novel with these writing prompts, note taking & research apps, and more. Use your computer for more than just spell check. Space is limited; register at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.
Crafting with Social Media (Saturday, September 20, 2 pm)
Let's get creative and explore the ways you can use social media and online resources (plus library materials!) in your arts and crafts. Space is limited; register at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.
Resumes with MS Word (Thursday, September 25, 11 am)
Bring a copy of your resume and we'll help you make it look its best in Microsoft Word 2010. Space is limited; register at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.
Also Happening at the Library:
Movie Mondays (2:30 pm each Monday):
It's a James Bond month with the films The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Casino Royale (2006), GoldenEye (1995), and From Russia with Love (1963)
20somethings (Thursday, September 4; 6 pm):
Bring the Jubilee, by Ward Moore
First Friday (Friday, September 5; 9:30 am):
Montana 1948, by Larry Watson
Mystery Book Club (Wednesday, September 10; 10 am):
Little Elvises, by Timothy Hallinan
SciFi Book and Movie Discussion (Thursday, September 18; 5:30 pm):
The White Mountains, by John Christopher. Oblivion (2013)
For more details visit www.mtpl.org or call 732-671-3700.