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Mon, September 18, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 3:30pm 09/18/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Lego Club

Learn, play, and build with us! Come join us for some creative building time and meet other Lego builders! All ages. No registration required. Mondays at 3:30pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 4:00pm 09/18/2017 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Come learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with our visiting nutritionist from ShopRite! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Registration opens 9/5. 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Twilight Done Right

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 6:30pm 09/18/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Twilight Done Right

The Union Public Library will host a free "Twilight Planning" on Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm. You will gain valuable advice on senior healthcare, independent living, housing and relocation, estates and trusts, hospice, funeral planning and more.

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at (908) 851-5450 x2 to sign up.

All programs are free and open to ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 8:30 AM

Town Hall, Union

Special Improvement District Meeting

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 8:30am 09/19/2017 9:30am America/New_York Special Improvement District Meeting

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 9:00 AM

ConnectOne Bank, Ridgewood

ConnectOne Bank: Women's Leadership Series

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 9:00am 09/19/2017 11:00am America/New_York ConnectOne Bank: Women's Leadership Series

This is the third in a three-part Women's Leadership Series for today's connected woman hosted by ConnectOne Bank. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The final event in the Women's Leadership Series is "Cybersecurity: Today's Invisible Threat", presented by Diane D. Reynolds, MDMC Law & Felicia Harper, Bergen IT. This ...

171 East Ridgewood Avenue Ridgewood , NJ
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Tue, September 19, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K "Game Time"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 11:00am 09/19/2017 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K "Game Time"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 19, 12:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Senior Resource Connection

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 12:00pm 09/19/2017 2:00pm America/New_York Senior Resource Connection

Information and resources from the Union County Division on Aging & Disability.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 12:30pm 09/19/2017 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Tuesdays at the Vauxhall Branch Library. Wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Sign up required

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 19, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Emma" (1996)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 2:00pm 09/19/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Emma" (1996)

Rated PG, 116 mins. Comedy/Romance starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette. ©Miramax. Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 4:00pm 09/19/2017 5:00pm America/New_York MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Stories, songs, and activities that introduce important math and science concepts to children in a bilingual format! (Spanish & English) Ages 3-6, registration required. 908-851-5450 ext. 3. Tuesdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 10:30am 09/20/2017 11:00am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Wednesdays @10:30am. Newborns-18 months. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Board Games

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 4:00pm 09/20/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Board Games

Games are not just for kids. Join in the fun!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 5:30 PM

St. Joseph's Church, Elizabeth

2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off, ...

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 5:30pm 09/20/2017 7:30pm America/New_York 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off, Hosted by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is hosting her 2017 Annual Happy Hour Back to School Kick-Off. The goal of the event is to collect school supplies for the homeless and at-risk children of the Children's Program at Bernice’s Place, a program of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. A list of needed school supplies can be found in the event flyer. Gift cards of $25 are also being ...

118 Division Street Elizabeth, NJ
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Wed, September 20, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Club Teen: "Vision Boards"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 6:00pm 09/20/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Club Teen: "Vision Boards"

Registration required. 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, September 20, 7:00 PM

Recreation Department, Union

Recreation Advisory Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 7:00pm 09/20/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Recreation Advisory Meeting


1120 Commerce Ave, Union NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 11:30am 09/21/2017 12:30pm America/New_York Lunchtime Meditation

Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Sept. 28. Relax and unwind!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween "Game Time"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 3:00pm 09/21/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Tween "Game Time"

Registration required: 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Thu, September 21, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 4:30pm 09/21/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! For students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. Registration required. Thursdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "Left Neglected"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 7:00pm 09/21/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "Left Neglected"

"Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova will be discussed. All who have read the book are welcome! Please ask the Reference Desk if you need assistance finding a copy

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 22, 10:00 AM

Golden Rule Lodge, Vauxhall

CPR Training and Certification

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 10:00am 09/22/2017 2:00pm America/New_York CPR Training and Certification

221 Oswald Place Vauxhall, NJ 07088

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The Science of Sound

July 18, 2018

 

UNION, NJ - Would your child like to learn about the science of sound?

The Union Library, in collaboration with Mad Science of West NJ, is hosting a program for kids, ages 6 through 12, who will learn about sound waves and create their own rainstorm, complete with rain, thunder and lightening.

The event will be held on  July 23, at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is ...

Rec on Wheels Cancelled for Tuesday Due to Heavy Rains

 

UNION, NJ - Due to inclement weather, the Rec on Wheels event scheduled for Tuesday at Joe Collins Park is canceled. 

The program will resume on Wednesday, July 18 at Sgt. Herbet Davis Park located at 940 Arcadia Place, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with a variety of outdoor games and activities.

Union Rec to Host Instructional Co-Ed Basketball Clinic

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department will host an instructional, co-ed basketball clinic Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Davis Park, 940 Arcadia Place.

The clinic, featuring fun drills and games, will run from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for participants in third- through fifth-grade and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Participants must be Union ...

Union's Mayor Talks About Streetscapes

The Township Committee and I are excited to announce that the second phase of the Streetscape Project has begun.  After the successful completion of phase one that yielded great results, we have already seen an increase in foot traffic, which is essential in jump-starting Union Center and bringing in the higher caliber retailers that residents are looking for in the Center.

Following the ...

Two Union Students Graduate from the University of Rhode Island

July 19, 2018

KINGSTON, RI - At the University of Rhode Island's 132nd Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, about 3,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students became the University's newest alumni.

From Union, Krystyna A Krupinski received Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Magna Cum Laude, and Lisa Williams received Bachelor of ...

Roselle Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

July 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Traffic Advisory: Accident on GSP South Causes Closure Near Clark Circle

July 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  Clark Police issued a warning that the southbound entrance to the parkway is closed at the Clark Circle due to an accident investigation taking place on the parkway at this time.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Rewind Rock Concert @ UPL

Libraries Rock!  The Union Public Library invites you to beat the heat by attending a concert by the rock band Rewind on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m.  Originally based in New Jersey, this band will perform many of the hottest hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and is appropriate for music lovers of all ages.

All programs are free and open to the public and elevator ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with programs and ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

What Union is Reading: Month ending June 2018

July 6, 2018

It is summertime and a great time to get in some reading! Many great new books have topped the list in June. The top circulating print books in six categories for the Union Public Library in June 2018 follows. The top circulated digital books from RBdigital make up the seventh category; download the app today and start borrowing books from home to read or listen on your phone or tablet at the ...

Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Morristown and Other Local Areas

July 18, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents of Morristown, Somerville, Bridgewater and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

Body Pulled From Delaware River

KINGWOOD, NJ – First responders were on the scene at the Delaware River and pulling the body of a man from the water Friday.

“The worst has happened,” said Greg Crance, who owns Delaware River Tubing, a popular nearby tubing, rafting, kayaking  and canoeing outfitter on the river.

However, the victim is not one of his customers, Crance said.

The body was ...

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