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Mon, September 24, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

September Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 10:00am 09/24/2018 11:00am America/New_York September Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:00 a.m., join library staff and other book lovers for an informal chat about books you’ve recently read and enjoyed. Librarians will not only share their latest favorites, but also clue you in to new and upcoming releases. This program is for adults. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Baby Bookworms

Tue, September 25, 10:00 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Baby Bookworms

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2018 10:00am 09/25/2018 10:15am America/New_York Baby Bookworms

Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and movement. Geared toward the under 2 crowd with caregiver. 30 minutes of open play follows.

303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066
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Fri, September 28, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/28/2018 12:00pm 09/28/2018 2:15pm America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: Jane Eyre

Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at 12:00 Noon for movies inspired by The Great American Read.

September 28: Jane Eyre (PG-13, 120 min)

A young woman must come to terms with her past after fleeing from her employer, a cold but intriguing man for whom she worked as a governess. Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë.


1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Being Struck on Route 22 Early Sunday Morning

September 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9.

Police gave the following account of the incident:

At about 1:09 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Mountainside resident was walking along Route 22 East, near the ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. 

Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For example: when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

September Is Suicide Prevention Month and Pain Awareness Month

September is suicide prevention awareness month and pain awareness month. Both are very much related.

Patients with chronic pain are vulnerable to depression and may present with higher risk for suicide. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, patients with chronic pain are twice as likely to attempt suicide compared with those without chronic pain, an action generally caused ...

Summer Ends, School Routine Begins

The new school year has arrived. Back to the routine of getting up early, school assignments, sport activities (which means more driving), early breakfasts, meal planning and overall more activities.

Oftentimes as parents, we begin to take on a lot of the responsibility for our kids going “back to school.” We are overwhelmed by the number of things we need to do in order ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's 'Happy Days'

September 24, 2018

Dear Editor:

High schools in the 50's were always some combination of the movie, Grease, and the old TV series, Happy Days. Grease was typical of most city schools, while Happy Days was the model for the upscale "burbs." Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS) was definitely in the latter category.

In 1958, the last of the "small classes" (182+) was to become the ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month: Avoiding Fall Driving Hazards

September 11, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everyone knows that winter can bring driving challenges, with snow and ice sometimes covering the roadways. But did you know that fall can be just as hazardous?

Those beautiful colorful leaves that we all admire can cause slippery roads, especially after a rainfall. Wheels can easily lose traction when driving over them, especially if you’re going at a high rate ...

Three Union County College Students Named 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise

September 24, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) students Isabel Castillo of Elizabeth, David Valle of Linden, and Brandan Williams of Plainfield, have each been named as Phi Theta Kappa 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars and will each receive $1,000 scholarships.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members offset educational expenses while ...