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West Orange Public Library Offers Exciting Programs for October



WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Public Library has announced several upcoming events for the month of October.  They are very excited to present Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone, in a special free reading and discussion of her hit book.
Author Reading 
Thursday, October 4 at 7pm
Cathi Hanauer grew up in West Orange and is now a novelist and magazine writer. Here's a link to the bio on her web site:
Meet author Cathi Hanauer when she visits the Library to discuss her new book Gone. Hanauer's fourth novel, Gone has received rave reviews. The book tells the story of a woman whose husband vanishes after driving the babysitter home. Vanity Fair said "Gone offers a clear-eyed vision of what is gained and lost in a contemporary marriage when the wife and mother begins gaining power outside the home." Reserve your seat to this free event at or by calling 973-736-0198.   

Creative Connection: A Catalyst for Inspiring Creative Growth

Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm

Join us for the first meeting of the Creative Connection, a partnership with the West Orange Arts Council.  This monthly discussion group will focus on the creative process. Topics will include many things that affect artists, such as creative blocks, preparing for projects and competing in the marketplace. The group also offers a place to receive contructive feeback on your work. Everyone who enjoys the creative process is welcome.  

 The Poet of Poverty 

Thursday, October 11 at 7pm 
The Library will screen a documentary that explores poverty in Camden, NJ.  Narrated by Martin Sheen, this powerful film is built around the letters of Msgr. Doyle, pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish in Camden. This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities. 

Business Marketing Strategies 
Thursday, October 18 at 7pm 
Learn how to attract and retain customers in a free workshop presented by S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Sign up online

Computer Workshops for Beginners
Computer Basics: Tuesday, October 9 at 10am

Internet Basics: Tuesday, October 16 at 10am
Email Basics: Tuesday, October 23 at 10am 

 Sensational Seniors 

Fridays in October at 2pm   

Friday afternoon programming is especially for senior citizens! Drop by and spend the afternoon with us. Here's what we've planned for this month: 

October 5 - Film and Dessert 

October 12 - Shop Rite's dietician shares tips for healthy eating and provides some free snacks to sample!

October 19  - Film and Dessert

October 26 - Wii Sports

Teen Game Night    

Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm

For grades 6 -12: Hang out and play board games and Wii with other West Orange teens. 

Anime Club 

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30pm

Enjoy crafts, games and movies with other teens who share your passion for anime. For grades 6-12. 

Children's Programs

Downtime with Disney

Saturday, October 20 at 2pm

Drop in for a free screening of a family favorite. For all ages.

Open Chess
Tuesdays at 4pm beginning October 11
Drop in and play chess with other players in grades 2-8. 

Fall Storytimes Begin the week of October 8!

Twilight Storytime: ages birth to 4 years - Mondays at 6:30pm
Babies & Books: Infants up to 24 months old - Fridays at 10:30am
Terrific Toddlers: ages 2 - 3 1/2 - Tuesdays at 10am or Fridays at 11am
Preschool Page Turners: age 3 1/2 - 5 
Eager Readers: grades K-3 - Mondays at 4:30pm

Sign up through the online calendar or by calling 973-736-0198.  

 The Yakety-Yak Book Discussion Group for children in grades 2 and 3 meets Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30pm.   
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