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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Madison Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, May 28, 10:30am and 7:00pm
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
Mahjong Class
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, May 29, 10:00am (05/01/2019, 05/08/2019, 05/22/2019, 05/29/2019)
Come learn the exciting game of Mahjong from an instructor! This program will take place in the Taber room and will be a five week class.  Registration is limited due to the hands on nature of the game and instruction. 
*Registration is a commitment to all five sessions.  
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 PM
1946/114min/NR

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, John Ridgely

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall ignite the screen in this classic film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's steamy detective novel. When private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles' wealthiest men, his probe leads deep into a web of lies, drugs, pornography and murder woven around his client's two beautiful daughters. But Marlowe's most startling discovery is his inexorable attraction to one of the sisters. Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner collaborated on the screenplay. Based on the novel by William Chandler.
Chair Yoga
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jun. 3, 11:15 am
Come do chair yoga with Traci DeAngelis!
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 10:30am and 7:00pm
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
Dealing with Wild Ne
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 7:00 pm
Squirrels in the attic! Raccoons in the garbage! Bears in the backyard! What’s a homeowner to do when wildlife gets too close for comfort? Discover the reasons for wild animals’ behavior and simple solutions for peacefully living side by side. Brought to us by the Morris County Park Commission.
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jun. 6, 1:30p.m.
Join us for the new Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.
Bag It - Film Screen
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 7:00pm
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes -- single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb's journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society-from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products-is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb's journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
Following the screening of the film, we will have a discussion moderated by Marian Glenn, Phd, Professor of Biological Sciences at Seton Hall University.  Sponsored by ANJEC - Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions.
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 6:30 PM
1976/PG/121 min.*
Alfred Hitchcock
Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris
 
A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

*Please note: film start time is 6:30 pm due to film running length of 121 minutes.
Manhattan Bridges wi
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 7:00 pm
Today, twenty bridges link the island to the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, 
and The Bronx, and  to New Jersey. Kevin will tell the stories of how and why the 
most famous bridges were built, including the High Bridge of the Croton 
Aqueduct, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, and 
Triborough Bridges, and the George Washington Bridge. The program is 
illustrated with original photographs and historic images of Manhattan’s 
iconic bridges—past and present—and of the city they helped to shape.
Pollinator Garden To
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jun. 22, 11:00am

Led by Madison's own expert on pollinator gardens, Joan Maccari, join us as we tour some of the public native gardens in town. Joan will describe the value of the garden and relevant information about cultivating the plants seen. She will also identify the seed on the plants  and explain how to collect, store and germinate them. What a unique way to learn more about pollinator gardens and how important they are to our eco-system.
All tours will start at the Madison Library in the Taber Room with a brief explanation given by Joan as well as directions to the gardens on the agenda for that day. 

Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Basics of Butterfly
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 7p.m.
This program was rescheduled from April to Tuesday, June 25.

Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, Jane Hurwitz, butterfly expert, will provide ideas about protecting the entire life cycle of butterflies that visit our gardens, plant selection, and creative ideas on how to make our yards and gardens an oasis for butterflies and other creatures.
Jane is the editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association. She has spent decades observing and writing about the interface of butterflies and gardens. In addition to butterfly gardening, Jane has a life-long maniacal obsession with plants and gardening of all types.
Pokémon GO Trainer B
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jun. 29, 11:00am
Into Pokémon GO? Come battle in an official Silph Arena Player-Versus-Player tournament, June 29th at 11am in the Taber Room!  This month's theme: The Rainbow Cup! Only Fire, Electric, Bug, Grass, and Water type Pokémon under 1500 CP from the Kanto and Johto regions are allowed! This means that any Pokémon not in the first or second generation are NOT permitted. All ages, and skills are welcome! No entrance fee.

Register here: https://silph.gg/t/rcea
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jul. 4, 1:30p.m.
Join us for the new Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.
Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 8, 10:30 am
Popular speaker, Professor Emeritus, Doug Simon, lectures on this timely topic.
FBI Agent Keyla Muno
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 8, 7:00 pm
Come learn about the FBI from a Newark agent. Keyla Munoz specializes in human trafficking and will discuss what her job entails. 
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10:30 am
Popular speaker, Rick Geffken, speaks on this historical topic.
Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 15, 10:30 am
Lecturer Nicholas Corasinit lectures on this timely topic. A free seminar. No registration.
Outdoor Chair Yoga
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 15, 11:15 am
Join Traci to do chair yoga outside!
Photography as Fine
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 7:00 pm
Photographer and artist Walter Choroszewski presents the history of photography from its origins as a science to its transition to Fine Art. 
He showcases the work of pioneer avant-garde photographers including Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand, mid-20th century masters including Adams and Weston up to resent-day artist Cindy Sherman.
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