Mid-September brings three exciting programs to the Westfield Memorial Library, located at 550 East Broad Street.

On Wednesday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m., a registered dietitian from Shop Rite of Garwood will present Peak into Fall, a hands-on cooking class for adults with healthy recipes using seasonal fall produce.

Audience members will learn tips on how to incorporate these nutrient-filled foods into their meals and snacks in fun and creative ways. Because the class is hands-on, registration limited to 12 participants. MURAL patrons may register beginning Sept. 12, space permitting.

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On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., professional photographer Joel Simpson will present The Secrets of Landscape Photography. Whether audience members like to photograph in their backyard or on exotic travels, New Jersey native Simpson can show them how to make their landscapes stronger and make great wall art.

He'll show photographs he has taken around the world, what he had to do to capture them, and how he modified them on his computer to make compelling artworks.

Simpson has traveled the world for photography and has taught photography skills for many years. He has just released his book of world-wide geological photography, Earthforms: Intimate Portraits of Our Planet, which contains his best natural scenic photographs from the past 15 years.

Please note that this presentation begins at 6:30 p.m., which is earlier than the usual library start time for evening programs.

On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., Crossword Puzzle Construction will be presented by Westfield resident Ruth B. Margolin. This fun and informative program is designed to show how crossword puzzles are created. It will cover the process of creating a crossword puzzle, from concept to completion, including the rules of construction, available software and online resources.

Margolin broke into the field of crossword puzzle construction in 2014. She has had ten puzzles published in The New York Times, including four Sunday puzzles, and one puzzle in The Wall Street Journal. Ruth has served as an Official at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament for several years.

To register for these programs, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. As of Sunday, September 15, Sunday hours will resume from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad St. for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”