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Baby Bookworms

Tue, October 16, 10:00 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Baby Bookworms

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/16/2018 10:00am 10/16/2018 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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Tue, October 16, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club at Scotch Plains Library: The ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/16/2018 1:00pm 10/16/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club at Scotch Plains Library: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

On Tuesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m., the Afternoon Book Club will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up ...

1927 Bartle Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Wed, October 17, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Coming to America - The Great Waves

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 7:30pm 10/17/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Coming to America - The Great Waves

CRANFORD, NJ -- The Friends of the Cranford Public Library bring you a timely and informative presentation on early immigrants to the United States.

Lecturer and photographer Walter Choroszewski will present the history of immigration to America from the first Colonial wave through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
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Thu, October 18, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Discussion at Scotch ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 10:00am 10/18/2018 11:00am America/New_York The Great American Read Discussion at Scotch Plains Library: "Other Worlds"

​Join the library staff as they delve deeper into some of the books on the PBS The Great American Read list. First, watch the episode on PBS at home (Title: "Other Worlds" / Date: Tuesday, October 16 / Time: 8 pm), then get together with library staff and other book lovers on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the week’s theme. Light refreshments will be served. Register ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, October 19, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films at Scotch Plains Library: Bless Me, ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 12:00pm 10/19/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films at Scotch Plains Library: Bless Me, Ultima on Oct. 19

​In October, the Scotch Plains Library's Friday Films at Noon will be based on novels from The Great American Read! How does the film compare to the book?

On Friday, October 19 at NOON, the library will be screening, Bless Me, Ultima (PG-13, 102 min).

A healer introduces a young boy to the spirit realm when she comes to live with his family in New Mexico during World War II. Based on ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, October 20, 10:00 AM

Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield

LEGO Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 10:00am 10/20/2018 11:00pm America/New_York LEGO Club

Join our monthly Lego Club!

Kids ages 7-12 will build super cool creations.

Meetings take place every third Saturday of the month.

Annual Fee" $10

127 Cacciola Place Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, October 21, 12:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Fall Harvest at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 12:00pm 10/21/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Fall Harvest at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) will host its annual Fall Harvest event on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The annual event is free and open to the community and will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

Activities on that day include: pumpkin picking, pony rides, hay maze, healthy snacks, games, program demonstrations, arts and crafts, raffles, and much more ...

1340 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sun, October 21, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 7:00pm 10/21/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film

Visit Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains on October 21, 7:00 p.m., for an evening with author John Kenrick. Free and open the public, the evening's program is entitled "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film." It is a fascinating look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents has depicted Jews, from the silent era to the present.

John ...

1925 Lake Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Westfield House Foreclosed, Mom With Breast Cancer Rides ‘Roller Coaster’; GoFundMe Set Up to Help

October 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on.

Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center.

“Two days after I got here, I received a call from Overlook Hospital that changed everything,” Vann-Ashkenazi, 54, ...

What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied. Some signs to look out for include doing poorly in school, having low self esteem, being depressed, having sleep problems, withdrawing from school or social activities, being reluctant ...

Red Flags in New Relationships

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one.”

There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you. This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding “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 ...

Scotch Plains Republican Candidates Support School Safety and Mental Wellness Initiatives

October 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

School shootings, bullying, opioid addiction, and suicide are realities that we must unfortunately deal with all too often these days.  Accounts of these problems appear in the news media every day.  

On October 2, 2018, over 300 parents, Board of Education members, teachers, police chiefs and children listed to the compelling story of Dianne ...

Phobias – What Do You Fear?

October 14, 2018

While doing research on phobias, I expected to find the usual ones such as fear of spiders, clowns, water, and driving over bridges. However, I was amazed at the number of phobias out there, the odd names that they have and the specific fears mentioned.

 

For example, did you know that some people fear peanut butter sticking to the roofs of their mouths? ...

Book Illustrators to be Featured at the Scotch Plains Library

October 15, 2018

Many titles on The Great American Read list have had multiple covers over the years, and we are often captivated by illustrations inside our favorite books. On Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m., illustrators Stephen Gardner and Dennis Dittrich, of New Jersey City University, will discuss the history and process of book illustration, with sketches to go along with the stories. Artist Mo Buckey, ...