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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, Feb. 19, 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.
Mark Di Ionno Author
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 pm
Come see Pulitzer Finalist Mark Di Ionno discuss his new book, Gods of Wood and Stone.  Mark Di Ionno is the author of the award-winning "The Last Newspaperman," Star-Ledger columnist, Pulitzer finalist, four-time winner of New Jersey Press Association Award for column writing and the author of four award-winning books.
ESL Classes
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:00pm
Join the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County for weekly conversation classes. Please register through LVMC at 973-984-1998.
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:00 PM
1957/ 95 min/ NR

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Another film in a series of classics held in the Chase Room. See it on the big screen! Free. No registration required.

 

 

Pollinator Gardens -
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30am

Our colorful home gardens are sleeping through the winter right now. But we can dream about the beauty that will bloom when the seasons change! February is the perfect time to start seeds for a pollinator garden.

Join us at the Madison Public Library for a seed starting workshop on February 23. Discover the beautiful addition to your garden that these plants will make. Learn why pollinators (and their gardens) are important to all of us! Learn why it is important to start these seeds now! Learn how easy it is to start your native plant seeds! And how easy it is to mimic winter for them in a protected environment so they can have the best start in spring. Mother nature does it all the time without our help, but we can help her to locate her beautiful blooms right in our own yards and gardens.

You will receive: all the instruction you need (It’s easy!), seeds to start 4 beautiful pollinator-friendly plant species (common, pink and butterfly milkweed, and great blue lobelia), plus starting mix and containers for your seeds. Be willing to put your hands in the dirt!

This program is appropriate for beginning and advanced gardeners alike. Adults and serious young gardeners only, please (ages 12 and up). 

Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Pokémon GO
39 Keep Street
Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:00pm
Play Pokémon GO? Come battle in an official Silph Arena Player-Versus-Player tournament! This month's theme: The Twilight Cup! Only Dark, Fairy, Poison, and Ghost type Pokémon under 1500 CP are allowed! All ages, and skills are welcome!" Register Here
Chair Yoga
39 Keep Street
Monday, Feb. 25, 11:15 (1/28/2019, 2/25/2019)
Come join a certified yoga instructor and do yoga from your own chair. 
NJ Highlands Coaliti
39 Keep Street
Monday, Feb. 25, 7p.m.

The New Jersey Highlands are part of the great sweep of the Appalachians that shadow the East Coast from Maine to Georgia. The region contains nearly 860,000 acres of forested ridges, rolling farmlands, diverse recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife and significant historic and scenic resources.

New Jersey’s Highlands stretch about 60 miles, from Phillipsburg in the southwest to Oakland in the northeast. They lie within portions of seven northwest New Jersey counties — Bergen, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren — and include 88 municipalities within the legislated region.

The NJ Highlands provides nearly two-thirds of New Jersey’s population, 6.2 million people, with clean drinking water. A large sector of the State’s industrial base also relies on abundant clean water from the Highlands.

Join us as we hear from a speaker from the NJ Highlands Coalition to learn more about their mission to protect our waterways. 

Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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.
 Paintings of the Du
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00 pm
Get to know the part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the pictures of Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer, and Rembrandt van Rijn. Along the way, learn about the Dutch Republic in its 17th-century heyday, including its tulip mania and the Flying Dutchman! Presented by art historian Michael Norris. 
ESL Classes
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:00pm
Join the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County for weekly conversation classes. Please register through LVMC at 973-984-1998.
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:00pm
White vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice…no, not the ingredients in a salad dressing, but the basis of many environmentally safe cleaning products! Hazel England , Director of Education and Outreach for the Great Swamp Watershed Association will help you learn more about what ingredients in daily personal and household cleaning products you need to be wary of, how not all environmental labeled products are created equal and which you should be concerned about.  Common ingredients in many household products can have detrimental environmental impacts on you, the local environment and our regional water supply. Leave with some DIY cleaning product recipes to get you started on a more environmentally and water friendly cleaning regime! Sponsored by Great Swamp Watershed Association and Madison Public Library.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 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.
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 7:00 PM
Join us tonight in the Chase Room as Elaine Lee, from Summit Place Financial, presents a free program about how to protect yourself in today's world where most everything--from shopping to healthcare information and billing--is online. Ever wonder what fraud email looks like, or how someone can read data from your card at the ATM? Come and find out, in this interesting and informative program.

Elaine Lee, CFP®, is a Wealth Advisor at Summit Place Advisors where she is dedicated to identifying and understanding all the wealth needs of her clients. Elaine works particularly with corporate executives and successful families to help them navigate the increasing complexity in their financial lives to assure a comfortable retirement and successful legacy for future generations.

Please register. 
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 7:00 PM
1952/ 95 min/ NR
Director: George Cukor
Stars Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

A likable but unscrupulous sports promoter helps a female golfer overcome her nervousness during competitions, and the two fall for each other while also dealing with some shady gamblers.
ESL Classes
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 7:00pm
Join the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County for weekly conversation classes. Please register through LVMC at 973-984-1998.
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Mar. 7, 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.
Maple Sugaring at th
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Mar. 9, 2:00 pm
How is sweet maple syrup made from tree sap? See the process from start to finish!
The ABC’s of O
39 Keep Street
Monday, Mar. 11, 7:00pm
Not happy with your lawn? If at least half of your lawn is in good condition, why not renovate the rest for the picture perfect grass you desire. Learn the how, when and why plus the correct method of lawn renovation. The selection of the right grass seed for your specific needs and soil conditions plus other lawn care tips will be discussed. Rutgers Fact sheets and other handouts will be provided.

Presented by Brian Monaghan, Master Gardener, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 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.
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