Middletown Township Public Library

mt libraryMIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown NJ, will host the following events for adults and teens in November 2014.

New Events for Adults and Teens 

Spotlight Events:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: New Jersey’s Civil War Generals (Saturday, November 1; 2 pm)

An illustrated lecture on New Jersey’s Civil War generals, from the famous (Phil Kearny and Judson Kilpatrick) to the good but not so well known (Joseph Karge and George Bayard) and from the controversial (George McClellan) to the awful (Joseph Revere and others). Includes the stories of those who died in battle and, believe it or not, several important Confederate generals with New Jersey connections.


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Professional Correspondence: Learn How to Write Better Emails, Letters & More (Wednesday, November 5; 7 pm)

Do you struggle with composing emails? Does writing a cover letter throw you through a loop? How about networking letters, thank yous, or any other basic business correspondence? Attend this class and learn the basics of business writing for your job and job search. With Alyssa Rosen.

The Irish in the U.S. Civil War: Glas, Gorm’s Liath (Tuesday, November 11; 7 pm)

From Fort Sumter to Appomattox & beyond, learn how the Irish got into the fight and, once in, how they conducted themselves.  Mícheál O’Maille will speak on the political & social climate of immigration & creating a new home in pre- & post-Revolutionary America.  At one time the most hated immigrants ever, they emerged as true Americans. Q & A to follow.

How to Handle your Finances while Unemployed with Fred Chalmers (Wednesday, November 12; 7 pm)

Fred Chalmers will cover how to take stock of your current situation, develop a plan, and keep your safety net in place.  What to do if you can’t pay your bills, preserving your retirement assets, and dealing with worst case scenarios will also be discussed.

Comic Book Swap for Adults (Saturday, November 22; 2:30 pm)

Bring your comic books to trade and share with other collectors and enthusiasts.

Dr. Who Event (Sunday, November 23; 7 pm)

Calling all Whovians! Celebrate your love of the Doctor before the season finale. Bad Wolf scavenger hunt, Dr. Who crafts, and other related activities. Come prepared to face the Doctor’s greatest enemy and help fly the TARDIS. Costumes encouraged.

Visual and Performing Arts:

Movie Mondays (2:30 pm each Monday):

Foreign films featured this month: 11/3: The Artist and the Model (2012), 11/10: Thérèse (2012), 11/17: Julie (1990), 11/24: Garibaldi’s Lovers (2012).

Artist Reception: Jill Kerwick (Saturday, November 8; 2 pm)

Mark Miklos: Bluegrass Singer/ Songwriter (Sunday, November 9; 3 pm)

In honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, come hear some historic American music—bluegrass. Mark Miklos was born in central NJ. His broad vocal range gathers groups of all ages at each show. It’s a voice that stands out in the crowd, one you won’t soon forget! He was the 2012 winner of the New Jersey Acoustic Music Awards Bluegrass/Country Singer/Songwriter of the year.

New Film Friday (Friday, November 14; 2:30 p.m.)

Belle (2013). On the second Friday of each month, new releases are shown.  Titles are subject to change, so please call ahead for more information.

Language Arts:

American Sign Language Instruction (Sundays at 1 pm)

Conversational Spanish Group (Mondays at 7 pm)

The Noble Writers (Wednesdays at 10 am)

Writing Critique Group (Wednesdays at 7 pm)

Russian for Beginners (adults only) (Thursdays at 7 pm)


Computer Classes:

Self-Publishing (Saturday, November 1; 11 am)

Have you written a novel, created a series of photographs or other artwork, or wanted to turn your blog into a book? We will explore the possibilities offered by self-publishing and print-on-demand (POD) services. This workshop will provide an overview of the self-publishing process and offer a selection of tips and tricks to help you develop an author platform and get your work noticed.

eBooks and More: Library Apps (Wednesday, November 5; 11 am)

Learn how to stream movies and tv shows, music, ebooks, and audiobooks from the library for free!  Bring your Kindles, Nooks, tablets, and other devices. We’ll explore the library’s many apps and what they can do, set up your devices, and start borrowing.

BCUG: Microsoft Word (Thursday, November 6; 6:30 pm)

BCUG: QuickBooks (Monday, November 10; 7 pm)

Microsoft PowerPoint (Tuesday, November 11; 7 pm)

Want to impress your boss or teacher with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text, pictures, and other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit. Also, dig into master slides and customize your masterpiece.

Take Your Best Shot (Friday, November 21, 7 pm)

Taking and sharing great images is a vital way to connect with people.  This class is designed to help you improve your photographs no matter what your choice of subject, and regardless of what equipment you use.

Book Clubs:

20somethings (Thursday, November 13; 6 pm)

First Friday (Friday, November 7; 9:30 am):

My Notorious Life, by Kate Manning

Mystery Book Club (Wednesday, November 12; 10 am):

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman

Sci-Fi Book and Movie Discussion (Thursday, November 13; 5:30 pm):

Time After Time (1979). Time After Time, by Karl Alexander.

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