The annual Book Sale was a smashing success this year!  Friends of the Library received, sorted and sold a record number of books, with proceeds benefitting the library.  Now things are back to normal, and our meeting rooms are filled again with library programs and community gatherings.  The biggest program of the week is the annual Notable Women of New Jersey panel of speakers.  Every year we look for the most accomplished and interesting personalities for this uplifting event, and this year is no exception.  See details below, under Wednesday.


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ShopRite Nutrition:  Healthy Snacks – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 5 to 8                  Limit:  15 children

Registration required.

Healthy snacks are popping up everywhere!  Spring has sprung!  Celebrate by joining ShopRite Registered Dietitian Tory Stroker to make fun spring-inspired snacks.

A Trip to Antarctica with Fran Drew – 7 pm

Chatham resident Fran Drew and her sister Rosanne Maraziti were among 60 tourists from 11 countries who traveled to Antarctica on the Lindblad Explorer in 1973.  They crossed “the roaring forties”, the roughest passage in the world where three oceans meet, and saw landscapes previously seen only by seasoned explorers and researchers.  Fran will share her experiences and a short film that she made in Antarctica.  In the spirit of the icy continent, frozen snacks will be served!


Italian Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

Luciana Santoriello moderates this Italian discussion group with help from other fluent speakers.


Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is held on Wednesdays, February 6 to April 10 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Appointments for this free service may be made in person or by calling the library at 973-635-0603.  Please bring all your financial records from 2018, copies of your 2017 Federal and State tax returns, photo ID, all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service, and proof of Social Security Number for all dependents.

Ⓐ Book Group:  Educated – 1 pm

The group will discuss Educated by Tara Westover.  You may pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Notable Women of New Jersey – 7 pm

Join us for our fourth annual celebration of Women’s History Month to meet and hear the stories of accomplished women who live, work and serve in New Jersey.  This year’s panelists include Dr. Bonni Guerin, an oncologist and Director of Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention at Overlook Medical Center; Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Chair of the State Legislature’s Higher Education Committee; Ingrid Steffensen, a former college professor turned race car driving instructor; and Kate Tomlinson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of New Jersey Monthly.  For more information on participants and to sign up, follow this link.


Bob Conrad Magic and Puppets – 10 or 10:45 am

A fun, funny puppet and magic show perfect for preschoolers!

Ⓕ Cinema 214: Mary Poppins Returns (PG, 130 min.) – 7 pm

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss.  Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. on the big screen!


Free ACT Practice Test – 10 am to 2 pm

Registration required – register here.  Take this free, full-length practice test administered by Princeton Review.  See how you would do if you took the test without it appearing on your official record.  You will get your score in 2 weeks.  Arrive at 9:45 am, bring a calculator and #2 pencils.


Legopalooza! – 2:30 to 4 pm

For children of all ages

Build your own LEGO creation from our enormous collection of LEGOs.  All creations will be put on display in the Children’s Room.