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The Secrets to Communication: How to Engage, Persuade and be Memorable


SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Being able to communicate and persuade effectively is one of the most important skills in business today.  Learn to become a more effective communicator on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library.

Learn techniques for feeling comfortable when speaking in difficult or awkward settings and learn the secrets to being memorable. 

Oscar Ocasio believes anyone can become an engaging and memorable communicator by learning simple techniques we often overlook. An award-winning public speaker and a Toastmaster for over 6 years, Oscar is a mentor and coach to people interested in elevating their leadership, public speaking and presentation skills.  He is currently the President of SpeakAbility Toastmasters in Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Registration is recommended.  To register, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.

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Driver Escapes Icy Waters After Car Goes Off GSP Near Clark-Cranford Border

March 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ – A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm.

According to Clark’s Chief of Police Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water. Divers went in to the river and determined the car to be empty. The sole occupant was ...

Staying On Top

Some people are bulldozers. They move mountains, conquer countries, achieve the seemingly impossible. But then when there are no more mountains to climb, they falter. Routines, maintenance and sustainability are not their strong points. They respond to excitement and challenge, not to the uneventful, monotonous daily grind.

The title word of this week's Parshah, Tzav, means ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

LinkedIn: It's About Being Found at Scotch Plains Library

March 24, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In today's market, a LinkedIn profile is a "must have" for any professional or job seeker as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But just having a profile isn't enough. On Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library welcomes back Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, for a presentation that will be ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, March 25, 1:00 PM

Westfield Tennis Club, Westfield

Westfield Tennis Club Summer Youth Program Open ...


Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality


Mon, March 26, 5:00 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Pesach Story & Crafts Hour