Middletown Township Public Library

mt libraryMIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following activities are scheduled in May at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown.

Spotlight Events:
Friends of the Library Meeting (Tuesday, May 5; 6:30 pm)

Edward Cartier Book Reading (Thursday, May 7; 7 pm)
Local author Edward Cartier will read from his new book Then There Was a Time. In a review, Lamar Underwood
said: “His experiences embrace so many aspects of hunting and fishing that no matter what your personal favorite
pursuits are, you’ll find plenty of instances in these tales where you recognize familiar ground.”

The History of Diners in New Jersey (Saturday, May 9; 2 pm)
Author and journalist Michael C. Gabriele will speak about the New Jersey diner experience and the fascinating
history of various diners throughout the state.

Uncover the Hidden Job Market (Wednesday, May 13; 7 pm)
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ways of finding professional talent. Discover ways to begin to overcome this challenge in order to be
exposed to more professional opportunities. Presented by David Schuchman, Executive Chair of the Professional
Service Group of Mercer County, a job seeker support group in Princeton.

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Wednesday, May 20; 7 pm)

Visual and Performing Arts:
Artist Reception: Christopher Taylor (Saturday, May 2; 2 pm)
With a desire to evoke a sense of place, Christopher Taylor focuses on the accidents of nature’s design by using
strong compositional elements as groundwork for his paintings. The resulting landscapes have a clarity and luminous
quality that freezes time and space, allowing the viewer to escape, if only for a moment, to the tranquil world of the
artist’s making.
The artwork will be available for viewing in our Community Room from May 1-28. An artist reception will be held on
Saturday, May 2, at 2 pm. For more information, please visit www.christopherevantaylor.com/

Movie Mondays (2:30 pm each Monday):
Films featured this month: 5/4: Tortilla Soup (2001), 5/11: Sideways (2004), 5/18: In Her Shoes (2005).
New Film Friday (Friday, May 8; 2 pm)
Railway Man (2013).

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, May 7; 6:30 pm)
Buying a New Computer? (Saturday, May 9; 2 pm)
Looking for a new desktop, laptop, or tablet computer? Get tips on how to pick the best computer for you, find out
what features you really need, and walk away with the best deals.
BCUG: QuickBooks (Monday, May 11; 7 pm)
Microsoft Publisher (Tuesday, May 12; 7 pm)
Discover how to use Publisher’s desktop publishing features to easily create newsletters, flyers, brochures, and lots
more! Express yourself and flex your design muscles!
Cloud Apps (Friday, May 22; 11 am)
Create and edit documents from any computer, without the need for expensive software. Cloud apps such as
Google Docs and Dropbox help you to be productive wherever you go, save and share your files with ease!
Cut the Cord: Cable TV Alternatives (Wednesday, May 27; 11 am)
Tired of paying for TV channels you never watch? Learn about the many alternative ways to watch your favorite
shows and movies without cable television.

Book Clubs:
20+ Book Club (Wednesday, May 6 & 20; 6 pm)
First Friday Book Group (Friday, May 1; 9:30 am):
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Mystery Book Club (Wednesday, May 13; 10 am):
Murder in Chelsea, by Victoria Thompson
Sci-Fi Book and Movie Discussion (Thursday, May 14; 5:30 pm)
The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. The War of the Worlds (1953).

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