Arts & Entertainment

Warren Library Offering Programs From Staging To Irish Lore And More



WARREN, NJ - The Warren Library has many programs scheduled for the next few weeks. Registration is required.
Staging your Home to Sell: 7 PM, Wednesday, March 12.  Staging your home to sell encompasses concepts to make your home attractive to anyone, taking away personal items and creating a well-thought out floor plan with neutral design.   Joyce Lahmidi, owner of Decorative Painting, a full service decorative painting company, will discuss techniques to help you set up your home for buyers, with quick fixes to update tired interiors and make them more attractive to the public. Registration required.
Irish Stories with actor and storyteller David Emerson: 7 PM, Thursday, March 13.  'DAVID MACCAFFREY, THE SHANNACHIE OF GLENDUNBUNN BALLYBEGG:' The wit and wisdom, humor and horror, and hubris and humanity of a people are found in their traditional stories. Compelling storyteller David Emerson retells (and embroiders) the colorful and ancient tales of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall in a presentation that will 'warm, tickle, or chill the heart.'  Registration required.

Irish Songs and History of the Civil War Era: 2 PM, Saturday, March 15. Recognized as both musician and historian, David Kincaid presents a compelling combination of the songs and history of the Irish in the American Civil War. Having performed at a variety of Irish/Celtic festivals, historical sites and folk music venues across the US, as well as European tours, David’s music has also been used in several documentary films, and he was engaged as a consultant and performer in the recent Hollywood Civil War film release “Gods and Generals.” David Kincaid (lead vocals, octave mandolin), performs in period clothing, presenting an engaging program, appealing to both history buffs and the Irish/Celtic music fans alike. Registration required.
Movie Discussion: 11 AM, Wednesday, March 19. Join us for a screening and discussion of a film. Bring your lunch or snacks and the library will provide coffee and tea. This month movie selection is “Sense & Sensibility” with Emma Thompson.  Registration required.
Home Downsizing in 4 Easy Steps: 6 PM, Wednesday, March 19. You've spent a lifetime accumulating antiques, collectibles, and other household contents. Now you are ready to downsize your home. What do you do with the items that you or no longer want or need? In this presentation auctioneer and home downsizing specialist Michael Ivankovich will show you how you can sell your excess personal property for the greatest amount of cash…with the least amount of work…in the shortest amount of today's rapidly changing market.  Please note that this program starts at 6 pm.  Registration required.
Stepping On: Maintaining Balance & Preventing Falls: 12:30 PM, Thursday, March 20th.
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls.  Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.  The Visiting Nurses Association will be here to discuss how you can prevent falls, maintain balance and other home safety tips.  Registration required.
Aline Rhonie Hofheimer: Local Aviatrix: 2 PM, Saturday, March 22.  Aline Rhonie, born in York, PA in 1909,  grew up in what is now Warren Township, NJ.  She was the granddaughter of Nathan Hofheimer whose former home now serves as the township's municipal building, and she grew up on Long Acre Farms (now Warren's A&P Shopping Center).  Aline's life was one of privilege, excitement, talent, adventure and history. She wore many hats including aviatrix and artist.  She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C. and inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey, posthumously, in 2010.
This program, presented by aviation researcher and Warren resident, Esta-Ann Schapiro is part of the library’s homage to Women's History Month.  Registration required.
Lettuce Begin! : 7 PM, Thursday, March 27. Now's the time to start seeds for lettuce and other salad greens. How about some arugula or mesclun? Learn about the different spring greens that are easily grown in your garden, containers, even window boxes.  Popular speaker, Dr. Lesley Parness, will demonstrate how to plant a flat of 8 salad greens. Complimentary seeds will be provided to the participants to take home.  Registration required.
The Wreck of the Lady Mary: 2 PM, Saturday, March 29.  Hiding in Plain Sight: How a daily news story turned into a Pulitzer Prize-winning series. “The Wreck of the Lady Mary” is about a commercial scallop boat that sank off the coast of Cape May in March 2009, killing six out of seven crew members. Star-Ledger journalist and author Amy Ellis Nutt investigated the accident for nine months and concluded the Lady Mary was the victim of a high seas hit-and-run. Find out how she did.  Registration required.
Registration is required for ALL these free events .  Registration can be done in person, at the library's Reference Desks.  To register online please go to and visit the adult program calendar to sign up.  Or call 908-754-5554 ext. 64 for more information or assistance with registration.  
These programs are geared toward Adults only. 
The Warren Twp Library is a branch of the Somerset County Library System, and it is located at 42 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, NJ 07059.

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