Not to be missed this week:  former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman will be speaking at the library.  Join us for this thought-provoking conversation on Monday, May 20, at 7 pm – see listings below.

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Storytime is an 8-week, progressive program for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Registration required

24 months and younger – 9:45 am

4 to 6 years – 10:15 am

2 to 3 years – 11 am

Ⓐ In Conversation with Christine Todd Whitman – 7 pm (rescheduled from May 13)

The State of the World, Where Do We Go from Here?

Christie Whitman was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.  She then served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003.  Governor Whitman is the author of a New York Times best seller called It’s My Party Too, published in 2005.  As Governor, Christie Whitman earned praise from both Republicans and Democrats for her commitment to preserve a record amount of New Jersey land as permanent green space.  She is currently the President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.  Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Governor Whitman.  Pre-registration is requested.  Sign up online, in person, or call 973‑635‑0603.



Registration required

24 months and younger – 10 am

2 to 3 years – 10:30 am

Hope’s Promise Farm:  Visit from a Miniature Horse – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 4 & Up                Limit:  50 children

Registration required – sign up here.

Michelangelo is a miniature therapy horse who visits schools for children with special needs.  Meet him, learn about miniature horses, what they eat, where they live, and since they are too small to ride, what kinds of jobs they have.  Michelangelo has a picture book that has been published about him – Michelangelo, The Little Therapy Horse.  Pet and have your photo taken with the “author” Michelangelo.

Advanced Word for Adults – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Continue your exploration of Microsoft Word in a small-group setting from experienced computer programmers and teachers Priyanka Shitole and Jagdish Nimbalkar.

Limit: 10 students.  Registration required – sign up here.

College Essay Seminar with Alisha Davlin – 7 to 8 pm

As a former NYU outside admissions essay reader, Ms. Davlin is well versed in what makes a college essay great and how to avoid common pitfalls.  Ms. Davlin will give you advice on how to write a successful essay and strengthen your college application.  Parents are welcome to attend with their teens.


Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Registration required – sign up here.

Two Chatham High School students will provide homework help for children in Grades K to 5.  All subjects welcome

Garden Crafts with Miss Stephanie – 4 to 5 pm

Registration required.  Spring is here!  Come celebrate with our two-week garden craft class.  We will make wildflower seed bombs and garden dragonflies in this 2-week class.  Take these projects home and create your own flower garden!

Advanced Excel for Adults – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Continue your exploration of Microsoft Excel in a small-group setting from experienced computer programmers and teachers Priyanka Shitole and Jagdish Nimbalkar.

Limit: 10 students.  Registration required – sign up here.

NAMI Program – 7 to 8 pm

Staying Mentally and Physically Well as You Transition to Adult Life/College

Moving on from high school to college, other training programs, or the workforce is an exciting time for young people, often filled with adventure and opportunity.  At the same time, these transitions can present wellness challenges.  This presentation, made as part of the NAMI New Jersey Hearts & Minds program, is intended for young people, family, educators, and the public. It will introduce concepts of overall wellness, SMART goal setting, and support systems.  Join us for this important and informative presentation by Jay Yudof, MS, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner of the National Alliance of Mental Illness.


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

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

English as a Second Language – 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursdays, April 4 through May 30 (no class on April 18)

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, we are starting our next cycle of ESL classes.  The program will be conducted by LEARN Associates and volunteer tutors for 8 weeks.  Students will be divided into small groups by skill level.  Books and other learning materials will be provided.  The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn!  Register online, in person, or call 973-635-0603.

Cinema 214: The Upside (PG-13, 126 min.) – 7 pm

Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse.  He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who’s trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son.  Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom as Dell and Phillip rediscover the joy of living life to the fullest.  Join us for this film based on a true story.  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!


Drop-In Storytime – 11 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.


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