Arts & Entertainment

September Events at the Scotch Plains Public Library


SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Say goodbye to summer and say hello to these exciting September programs for adults at the Scotch Plains Public Library.

On Friday, Sept. 2 at 12:00 Noon, join community members for a viewing of Suffragette (PG-13, 106 min). In this galvanizing feminist drama, a working-class laundress in 19th century London becomes radicalized when she meets a brave cadre of women organizing to obtain the vote. Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep star.

On Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m., Mary Walton will discuss her book A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot. Copies will be available for sale and to be signed.  The evening will also include a voter registration drive with members of the League of Women Voters.

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On Friday, Sept. 9 at 12:00 Noon, join community members for a viewing of Iron Jawed Angels (PG-13, 125 mins). In this powerful story, defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. It is based upon Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and many other significant American abolitionists.

On Monday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m., the Evening Book Club will meet to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

On Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10:00 a.m., the township nurse will be at the library for free blood pressure checks. Trained SHIP representatives will also be here to answer any questions you may have about Medicare coverage. Both services will take place in the Adult Room in a one-on-one format.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m., New Jersey author and civil rights activist, Junius Williams, Esp. will discuss his book, Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power. Copies will be available for sale and to be signed. Registration is recommended. This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Social Justice Matters.

On Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m., attend the SCORE workshop: Introduction to Government Contracting.  Learn how to find governmental customers, navigate the procurement process, and assess whether this would be a good market for your business.

On Friday, Sept. 16 at NOON, join community members for a viewing of North Country (R, 126 min). This film features a fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S.-- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

On Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m., a gallery reception will be held for the adult art students of Sandra Cerchio. Celebrate their work, and enjoy some snacks.

For more information or to register for these programs, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. For more information on all of our great programs, visit  The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.

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