Friends Book SalesSaturday Book Sale

Tuesdays: February  18th, 25th, 10:00AM-2:00PM

Saturdays: February, 15th, 10:00AM-2:00PM

   
 

Free Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes
Saturday, February 15th, 22nd 29th, 10:00AM

Are you studying to become a United States Citizen or know someone who is? Join us this winter for a series of free exam preparation classes. The classes are free of charge, but all who attend must have a Green Card. They will be held on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Library’s Technology Training Lab on the first floor. Students need not attend each class and can leave earlier than 2:00 if necessary. Please call Lynn Sternstein at 862-704-2291 for more information. Sponsored by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest.

 

 

 

 

   
 

Divorce: Choosing the Correct Process for You & Your Family
Tuesday, February 4th, 7:00PM

Divorce is rarely easy, especially when litigated in the court system. Although ultimately a judge must grant a divorce through the courts, couples can settle their cases on their own or with the help of settlement-minded attorneys. There are different processes that can be used including direct negotiations, mediation and collaborative divorce. Your choice of process can make a big difference to the future of you and your family, both emotionally and financially. At this program, learn about the pros and cons of the different divorce processes and how best to choose one.

   
 

Library Stamp Club
Thursday, February 6th, 10:00AM

Do you enjoy philately? Join like-minded folks on the first Thursday of each month for stamp collecting fun and information. Starting at 10:00 AM in the downstairs Meeting Room. Looking forward to seeing you there!

   
 

Chess Club
Thursday, February 20th, 7:00PM

Join us for chess on the third Thursday of every month. The group will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. upstairs in the F.M. Kirby Gallery. We will enjoy friendly, non-competitive, short games of chess between players of all skill levels. Improve your game, make new friends and enjoy playing chess! Players of all ages are welcome to play as long as they know the rules. Please bring your own chess board, pieces, and time clock. Games will be between 20-30 minutes as agreed upon between players.

   
 

sewing implements on satinNorth Jersey Sewing Circle: Fitting Pants
Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00AM

“Fitting Pants” will demonstrate the important measurements that personalize the proper fit and comfort ease for these basic garments. In addition, pattern variations to create capris, jeans, and walking shorts will be considered. Also a Show&Tell period will be an opportunity for us to discuss our individual home-sewing projects.

   
 

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, February 28th, 11:00AM-4:00PM

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Friday, February 28th, 11:00AM-4:00PM at the Library. Interested in participating? Please contact them at 1-800-RED-CROSS or redcrossblood.org (enter Morristown) to schedule an appointment. They also welcome people to just drop in if you happen to be in the area.

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Book Clubs & Author Talks

   
 

Book Lovers' Circle
Thursday, February 6th, 7:00PM

Do you have a passion for reading and for books? Then come to our Book Lovers' Circle on the first Thursday of every month.

You will hear about the newest books available at the library, receive a reading list and have a chance to share your own favorites, both old and new. A great way to expand your reading horizons, meet other readers and have fun! Refreshments will be served.

   
 

Book cover for Gilead by Marilynn Robinson: a worn door.By The Book: A Morning Book Club
Thursday, February 13th, 10:00AM

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about an aging minister writing a letter to his young son about his father and grandfather. The book touches on life's struggles and joys.

   
 

Let's Spend the Night Together: An Evening Book Club
Tuesday, February 18th, 7:00PM

We will be discussing the novel The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

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Exercise and Relaxation

   
 

Morning Yoga with Munah HayesMorning Yoga with Munah Hayes
Fridays, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 9:30AM

Yoga in the morning at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.

 

Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
Mondays, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 6:00PM

Evening yoga at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery. 

 

Mindful MeditationMindful Meditation
Wednesdays, February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 7:00PM

Want to reduce stress & anxiety? Improve your mental clarity? Join us for weekly mindful meditation. All are welcome, no previous meditation practice is required. Meetings are led by a Morristown High School meditation instructor. 

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  Movies
 

Movie Awards Mania: A Special After Hours Event
Sunday, February 9th, 7:00PM

You can celebrate Hollywood’s big night by watching the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences award ceremonies and red carpet live at the Library!

The evening will feature activities surrounding the awards ceremony including viewing the festivities live on a huge screen with surround sound. Watch and provide colorful commentary about the gowns on the red carpet! Follow along with us as we guess who will receive the award in each category and win prizes for the ones you predict correctly! Join us for a fun evening all about the movies and share with others the magic of the only Hollywood awards ceremony that matters. Participants are encouraged to dress up for the big evening, but it is not required. But if you do dress in your finest, have your picture taken in our virtual photo booth! Refreshments will be provided and there is no charge to attend.

 

Film Noir Modern Movie Series
Shown at 2:00 & 6:45PM

L.A. Confidential (1997)
Thursday, February 6th

Devil in a Blue Dress (1996)
Thursday, February 13th

The Man Who wasn't There (2001)
Thursday, February 20th

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Thursday, February 27th

“Film Noir” is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood black & white crime dramas of the 1940s to ’50s, particularly those that emphasize toughness, cynicism, amorality, & sex. In more recent decades the Film Noir tradition was paid tribute to in the movies shown in this Modern Film Noir series. 

 

Foreign Cinema Series: The Kid With a Bike (Belguim, 2011; PG-13)

Wednesday, Febraury 12th, 7:00PM

The Kid with a Bike, a 2011 film by Belgian writer/producer/director brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, seven-time winners at the Cannes Film Festival and famous for their strong sympathy for alienated people and young children. In this deeply moving film, 11-year-old Cyril, all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father. He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle. It is only the patience and compassion of Samantha, the stranger who agrees to care for him, that offers the boy the chance to move on.

Subtitled in English. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Just Out Of The Box... Office: Harriet
Wednesday, February 26th, 2:00 & 7:00PM

Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe
2019, Rated PG-13, 125 minutes
“Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monáe), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad. Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation.”