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mt libraryMIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, has scheduled the following programs for adults during March 2015:

Spotlight Events:
Friends of the Library Meeting (Tuesday, March 3; 6:30 pm)
Documentary Screening: Food Chains (Tuesday, March 10; 7 pm)
Synopsis: “In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.” For more info, go to http://is.gd/qnxis1. This film is being presented by Whole Foods of Middletown.

How I Lost 100 Pounds—and Kept Them Off for 20 Years (Saturday, March 14; 2 pm)
Gay Edelman, Middletown resident since 1978 and former senior editor at Family Circle, Rosie, and McCall’s reads from her book The Hungry Ghost: How I Ditched 100 Pounds and Came Fully Alive.

Women’s History Month Celebration (Monday, March 16; 7 pm) 
In celebration of Women’s History Month, learn about the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), a group of volunteer pilots during WW2.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Wednesday, March 18; 7 pm)


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New Jersey Maker Day 2015 (Saturday, March 21; 10 am)
This event is designed to be a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes, and for many introduces them to maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM based learning. NJ Makers Day is designed to be a flexible, fun and educational experience for all in our state. Many NJ libraries will be participating. For more information, visit www.njmakersday.org/programs.

You Can Run a Marathon (Wednesday, March 25; 2 pm)
Learn how anyone can train and prepare for the long run. Find out how to avoid injuries and learn helpful tips from an experienced marathoner. Designed for all skill levels. 

Presented by Dr. Rod Lowder, a local chiropractor, who has participated in marathons in the US and Europe and won the first marathon he competed in. He has finished in the top 1% in the NYC Marathon.

You’ve Got a Friend: Middletown Business to Business Event (Thursday, March 26; 7 pm)
Libraries mean business! Enjoy networking, entertainment, and light refreshments in the spacious Community Room of the Middletown Township Library. Make new friends while building your brand and bolstering your business in the relaxing atmosphere of the library. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Visual and Performing Arts:
Movie Mondays (2:30 pm each Monday):
Recent releases featured this month: 3/2: The Edge of Tomorrow (2014), 3/9: Begin Again (2013), 3/16: Life of Crime (2013), 3/23: Obvious Child (2014), 3/30: Neighbors (2014).

New Film Friday (Friday, March 13; 2 pm)
Are You Here (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:
BCUG: Microsoft Word (Thursday, March 6; 6:30 pm)

Job & Career Accelerator (Saturday, March 7; 2 pm)
Get tips on writing cover letters and resumes, explore careers and find jobs, expand your computer skills, learn the essentials of successful interviewing, and much more! Job & Career Accelerator provides helpful advice and checklists for every step of your job search.

Microsoft PowerPoint (Tuesday, March 10; 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.

BCUG: QuickBooks (Monday, March 9; 7 pm)

Central NJ Adobe Photoshop User’s Group (Tuesday, March; 7 pm)
This is a group for anyone interested in enhancing their Photoshop skills. Vicki DeVico, Adobe Certified Expert, instructs participants in Photoshop: everything from basic enhancements to advanced techniques, Camera Raw to HDR to third-party Plugins.

Internet Basics (Thursday, March 19; 11 am)
Online voice and video calling software Skype is a free and very popular way to keep in touch. Learn tips and tricks to get the most from Skype, how to interview online, and more.

Facebook (Wednesday, March 25; 11 am)
Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, as well as present a professional image online and advance your career. In this workshop, you will learn all about Facebook, create a free account (optional), manage your privacy, and post messages and photos online.

Book Clubs:
20+ Book Club (Wednesday, March 11 & 25; 6 pm)

First Friday Book Group (Friday, March 6; 9:30 am):
The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton

Mystery Book Club (Wednesday, March 11; 10 am):
The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Sci-Fi Book and Movie Discussion (Thursday, March 12; 5:30 pm):
The Man in the High Castle (2015). The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick.


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