November 2019 Events - New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave. (908) 665-0311

November 3 @ 1:30 PM to 4 PM - How to Talk Across the Political Divide: with Better Angels (Adults)

Learn and practice conversation skills that respectfully clarify political differences and lead to common ground. The workshop was designed by Better Angels,  a bi-partisan citizens' organization helping unite a divided America. To register, e-mail or go to

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*November 4 @ 3 - 4 PM - NaNoWriMo Introduction (Teens)

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, happens every Nov as an incentive to write a novel in one month by setting daily or weekly word-count parameters. Open to Middle & High School students interested in learning more. *Registration required via NP Community Pass.

November 4 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM - Knitting & Crocheting (Adults)

Drop by the Coddington room with a knitting, crocheting or other fiber art project to work on.

November 5 @ 7 PM- Read to a Dog (Kids)

Children in grades 1-5 can practice reading aloud to Seeing Eye dogs in-training. Registration is required. You can bring a book of your own or choose from the library's selection.  Registration is required.

November 7 @ 12 - 3PM - Teen Movie: Avengers End Game (Teens)

Enjoy your day off school and hang with friends for the conclusion to the Marvel Avengers epic storyline. Rated PG-13.

November 7 @ 7:30 PM - Book Group (Adult)

Have you read “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones? It’s an Oprah Book Club pick and was chosen several times as one the best books of 2018. Join the evening book group for their discussion.  Copies available to check out at the circulation desk starting one month ahead. New members welcome.

November 12 @ 3:30 PM- Snap Circuits Jr. Club (Kids)

Calling all budding scientists and engineers! Snap circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun! Come and put together various circuit boards.

November 12 @ 7:30 PM - Jon Gertner Author Event: “The Ice at the End of the World” (Adults)

Jon Gertner, author of the bestselling book “The Idea Factory,” will speak about his latest book, “The Ice at the End of the World: an Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future”.  Gertner reconstructs in thrilling detail the heroic efforts of the scientists and explorers who have visited Greenland over the past 150 years to uncover secrets revealed by the ice before it’s too late. A book signing will follow, with a few copies of the new book available for purchase. You may also bring your own copy of either of Gertner’s books for signing. Co-sponsored by the New Providence Sustainability Committee.   

November 14 @ 3:30 - 5:00 PM - Teen Wii Gaming: Super Smash Bros. Tournament (Teens)

Come play some old school Wii with friends. Sign in as you arrive so everyone gets a turn in this bracket-style elimination event. See who can claim the title of Super Smash Bros. champion!

November 16 @ 10 AM to 12 PM - DSLR Camera Basics (Adults)

Do you have a fancy DSLR but only know how to use the auto mode? Anne Sorochen, a New Providence resident and intermediate-level amateur photographer, is hosting a photography workshop to help you get your camera off the automatic mode. Learn the basics of your DSLR including aperture, shutter, ISO and focus. Bring your DSLR camera to class because there will be an opportunity to practice.  To register, email or go to

November 16 @ 2 PM - Erin Rafanello Ferguson Author Event: Earl the Christmas Tree Spider (Family)

Author Erin Rafanello Ferguson will return to her hometown of New Providence to read and discuss her book, “Earl the Christmas Tree Spider.”  A signing will follow the reading.  Books can be purchased online at or

November 17 @ 3 PM- Dino to Doo-Wop: A Musical Story (Adults)

Singer Joey Gilligan takes his audience through the era they called the "Fabulous 50s," the decade when music transformed from Big Band to Pop to Rock N Roll.  While entertaining us with wonderful musical performances, he will share interesting stories about the singers, along with comedy and facts about the era.  This program made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

November 18 @ 7 PM - 9 PM - Baseball Discussion Group

Anyone with an interest in baseball is welcome. Come discuss your favorite team and players, or just listen.

November 18 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM - Knitting & Crocheting (Adults)

Drop by the Coddington room with a knitting, crocheting or other fiber art project to work on.

November 19 @ 10 AM- Book Lovers Circle (Adults)

Sue Lipstein will preview 10 new novels, then participants will take turns sharing what books they’ve enjoyed reading. Bring something to write with as you will get lots of great ideas for what to read next! This program made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

*November 19 @ 3:30 - 5:00 PM- Teen Craft: Stained Glass Snowflakes (Teens)

Get crafty and create beautiful stained glass snowflakes for gift decorations or holiday ornaments. Tap into your inner Elsa in preparation for Frozen 2 coming out in theaters! *Registration required via NP Community Pass.

November 21 @ 3 PM- Frozen Craft (Kids)

Before the movie showing here at the library, make a Frozen inspired craft with us!  Registration is required.

November 21 @ 3:30 PM- Kids Movie: Frozen (Kids)

Fearless Anna and her friends set off on an epic journey to save their kingdom. See the first film before Frozen 2 comes out in theaters on 11/22. Film is rated PG. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

*November 21 @ 7-8 PM- How to Handle the High School Roller Coaster with Dr. Joel (Teens)

Learn from Dr. Joel Ingersoll how to handle the peaks & valleys of the high school years in this important program. Tips for dealing with stress & anxiety, social pressures, academic expectations and more. Open to all students in grades 8-12. *Registration required via NP Community Pass.

November 26  @ 3:30 PM- LEGO Club (Kids)

Come build with us! Try the monthly challenge or build any creation you'd like!

Children’s Story Times for FALL 2019

Tuesday @ 10AM -- 4, 5, 6 yr olds

Wednesday @ 10AM -- Toddlers (18 mos-3)

Wednesday @ 11AM – Baby Lapsit (3-18 mos)

Wednesday @ 1130AM – Playgroup

Thursday @ 1:30 PM-- All Ages

Thursday @ 2PM– Drop-in Craft – All Ages (18 mos & up)

FREE MOVIES for November 2019

Tuesday, Nov 5   @ 1:00PM - Rocketman, Rated R

Tuesday, Nov 12 @ 1:00PM - The Tomorrow Man, Rated PG-13

Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 1:00PM - Big Night, Rated R

Tuesday, Nov 26 @ 1:00PM - Luce, Rated R

----- Foreign Films ------

Wednesday, Nov 6 @ 1:00PM - Transit, Not Rated, In German & French, with English subtitles

Monday, Nov 25 @ 7:00PM - Cold War, Rated R, In Polish, French & German, with English subtitles

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New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence  908-665-0311