MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following activities for the week November 8 – 13 will be held at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ:

Monday November 8

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) Living Memorial Workshop


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In anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the VOICES organization is creating a 911 Living Memorial at www.911livingmemorial.org.  VOICES staff will be at the library to meet one-on-one with 9/11 families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, and those who responded. Participants are invited to bring photographs, written tributes, eulogies, biographies, newspaper articles and other personal keepsakes that will create a meaningful legacy to honor those who died, and to document personal stories for future generations.  Unless otherwise arranged, all materials will be returned at the workshop. VOICES encourages everyone affected by the 9/11 attacks to attend. Individual appointments will last approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are required due to limited space.  Contact Michelle Doherty at [email protected] or call (203)966-3911 to schedule an appointment or for information on how to participate by mail or email.   If this date isn’t convenient, VOICES staff will be at the library on Thursday, December 16th.

7:00 p.m.

QuickBooks with John Corbett, CPA

Receive instruction on QuickBooks accounting software. Learn to how to make entries in the various books of original entry,  the “Debit” and “Credit” mystique, and more. Community Room

Tuesday, November 9

Library Closed for Staff Training Day

All events are cancelled.

Wednesday November 10

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Mystery Book & Film Discussion with Renee Cohen

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson

Film screening followed by book discussion. Books are available at Borrower Services. New members are always welcome. Community Room


7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Searching Skills for Research & Fun


Learn tips to make online searches easier. Find out about Middletown’s databases, free government sites, and the most reliable web sites.  Parent may bring one child age 8+. Registration required. Computer Lab


Wednesday November 10

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Music for a Wednesday Evening Concert Series

Violinist Joel DeWitt will present the solo violin sonatas of Bach, Prokofiev, Bacewicz, and Bartok.  Community Room


Thursday, November 11

10:00 a.m.

Mother Goose (ages 0-23 months)


An early language, literacy, and social experience for infants and toddlers with their parents and caregivers

Special Family Event: “Charlotte’s Web”

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Spend the afternoon with Wilbur and friends in this timeless, classic film.

Ages 5+.  Registration required at the Children’s Services Desk. Community Room

Please note—tickets for children’s and family special events will be available according to residents and paid cardholders only.  The maximum number of tickets an individual may get is six.  Tickets for non-residents will be available the day before the performance if any are remaining.


3:35 – 4:14 p.m.

“Hats Off to You”

Ages 4-5

Registration required at the Children’s Services Desk.


In the Teen Zone

Thursday, November 11

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Painting Emotions with Laurie Ruggeri

Teens and tweens are invited to paint their emotions with MAC artist Laurie Ruggeri. Registration required.  Light refreshments. Community Room


5:30 p.m.

Science Fiction Book Club “2001: A Space Odyssey”

The top sci-fi movie ever.”—American Film Institute

Film screening followed by discussion. Computer Lab


Friday, November 12, 9:00 a.m.

Director’s Choice Book Group with Susan O’Neal

“Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi


Coffee and conversation at 9:00 a.m. Discussion at 9:30 a.m. Handout and list of recommended stories available at Borrower Services. New members always welcome. Community Room


Saturday November 13

1:00-4:30 p.m.

National Gaming Day

Play Wii games, board games and card games, and more!  Light refreshments. Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700, ext 320.  All are welcome! Community Room


Don’t forget…

Sunday, November 7, 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Island Music with Echo Lord

Take the chill out a fall day! Listen and dance to Caribbean, Reggae and American music performed by Echo Lord on the steel drums.  All are welcome. Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700, ext 320.  Community Room


In The Gallery through November 28th

Marie Maber:  Paintings Prints & Collages

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.  Community Room


In The Display Case:

Altered Cigar Boxes by Cecilia Swatton

Middletown artist Cecilia Swatton transforms “rescued” cigar boxes using clipart she developed in Photoshop, mixed-media art supplies and three-dimensional embellishments.


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