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Tue, November 19, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

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Add to My Calendar 11/19/2019 1:00pm 11/19/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

The Afternoon Book Club at the Scotch Plains Public Library will meet on Tuesday, November 19 at 1 pm to discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. No registration is required for this discussions and new members are always welcome!

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Fri, November 22, 10:00 AM

Jerseyland Park, Scotch Plains

Walk with a Librarian @ Jerseyland Park

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Add to My Calendar 11/22/2019 10:00am 11/22/2019 11:00am America/New_York Walk with a Librarian @ Jerseyland Park

Are you interested in talking about books while getting some fresh air and exercise? On Friday, November 22 at 10 am, meet Scotch Plains Public Library librarians at Jerseyland Park for a leisurely walk and fine conversation. We will share information about new releases and answer your questions about our digital services or upcoming programs. Be sure to bring water and good walking footwear.

2377 Richmond Street Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Sat, November 23, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Plainfield Symphony: "Strauss Meets Sousa"

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Add to My Calendar 11/23/2019 7:00pm 11/23/2019 9:00pm America/New_York The Plainfield Symphony: "Strauss Meets Sousa"

The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra welcomes acclaimed tenors Brian Cheney and Steven Scheschareg, along with the New Jersey Army National Guard 63rd Army Band, for the second concert of the Symphony’s 100th season. Under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince, the program will feature lively waltzes, polkas and marches.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: ...

716 Watchung Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060

Sat, November 23, 9:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Plainfield Symphony After Party

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Add to My Calendar 11/23/2019 9:00pm 11/23/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Symphony After Party

Concertgoers and friends of PSO are invited to an afterparty at duCret School of Art, 1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield, NJ. New Jersey’s oldest art school, duCret is housed in the historic Wardlaw Mansion and has been featured on a PSO holiday house tour. Admission, which includes a full buffet supper and bar, is $50 and tickets can be purchased at or paid at the ...

1030 Central Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060

Sun, November 24, 3:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Dragonfly presents Short plays by NJ Playwriters

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2019 3:00pm 11/24/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Dragonfly presents Short plays by NJ Playwriters

Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center will present its first Festival of One Act Plays on Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. at duCret School of Art in Plainfield. A reception and talk-back will take place after the performance on Friday, November 22. Tickets cost $20 if purchased in advance from the Dragonfly website and $25 ...

1030 Central Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060

Mon, November 25, 6:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Storytime with Ms. Rosa

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Add to My Calendar 11/25/2019 6:00pm 11/25/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Storytime with Ms. Rosa

Enjoy an evening Storytime with Ms. Rosa in the Children's Room.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Video: Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. recently shared his pastoral vision, Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, for the future of the Archdiocese of Newark at four Archdiocesan parishes. The vision is based on six key pillars and resulted from nearly three years of listening to parishioners, clergy, religious, and other faithful.

The pastoral vision, which maps out the future of the ...

Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

“You’ve got to have a foundation to continue to heal as Christ heals,” Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., said as he presented Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, his vision for the Archdiocese of Newark, at one of the four presentations throughout the Archdiocese of Newark in October.

Attended by members of the parish community and clergy, the town hall meetings were ...

New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Community Supports Book Fair at Barnes & Noble 

December 15, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison’s community enjoyed a full weekend of shopping and entertainment at the WHPA Book Fair at Barnes & Noble in Clark. Parent volunteers, faculty and staff, students and friends participated in the two-day event on Dec. 7-8.

Activities included Storytime with the Bookfairy and various W+H Readers, reading and fun with Elsa, Anna ...

FBI Agents Arrest Keyport Pawn Shop Owner in Connection with Shootout in Jersey City

December 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Keyport pawn shop has been charged with weapons possession after law enforcement officials found his telephone number in the pants' pocket of one of the suspects in last week's shooting in Jersey City.

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, has been charged with being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The ...

Featured Business: Rapps Pharmacy offers Medicare Open Enrollment Information

The open enrollment deadline for Medicare is quickly approaching and Rapps Pharmacy, a locally owned full service neighborhood pharmacy in Plainfield, can help patients navigate all of their options. In addition to the traditional pharmacy services, Rapps offers Medicare Part D counseling and provides this useful information from

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'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)


In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)


Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

HomeGrown Discovers the Magic of the Holiday Season at the Maplewood Dickens Village

December 14, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- HomeGrown rings in its first holiday episode by paying a visit to Maplewood’s annual Dickens Village, a community celebration and tradition that takes place throughout the month of December. 

Each December for over 60 years, Ricalton Square in downtown Maplewood transforms into a replica of a London village from the time of Charles Dickens. Complete with miniature ...