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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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Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30 am
 

From the 1880s through the 1930s thousands visited the Lake Hopatcong each year, including leaders of government, industry, and entertainment. Learn about this ‘Jewel of the Mountains’, and its rise as a great resort.

A graduate of Queens College and St. John’s University School of Law, Martin Kane is a native of New York City. Now retired from government law, Marty  has served as president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum since 1990, and has been a board member with the Lake Hopatcong Foundation since its founding in 2012.

A free seminar. No registration required.

Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:30 am


New York was the setting for the German American Bund, the Manhattan Project, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Stage Door Canteen, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Camp Shanks, troopships, and more.

Join us for this seminar as Martin revisits this historic time in New York, and tells us what it was like growing up there and then.                                                                


A native New Yorker, historian Martin Schneit has lectured widely in NYC and recorded for the Jewish Braille Institute.


A free seminar. No registration.
Tea and Cupcake Tast
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 22, 7:00pm
By popular demand, we are thrilled to have Marjorie Wang return to the Madison Library once again to talk about tea! This time, we are in for a sweet treat along with the tea - cupcakes!

Marjorie will be teaming up with a baker who specializes in cupcakes.  Marjorie will be coordinating with Fred to develop the cupcake pairings. At the moment, they are anticipating a green tea paired with a lemon ginger cupcake, an oolong with an espresso chocolate, and a red tea with a blackberry cupcake. This is subject to change. But, whatever, the pairings, we can guarantee that you won't be disappointed! 

Register early as this will definitely fill up fast! 
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 7:00 PM

July 24th @ 7pm
1945/111 minutes/NR
Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson
A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.
Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30 am


Michael Gabriele will speak about the contents of his book, which traces the history of the genre of folk revival music and how it has evolved over the years.                  

Michael is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, and graduate of Montclair State University. He has worked as a writer and journalist for more than forty years. He is a member of the executive board of the Nutley Historical Society, and serves on the  advisory board of the Clifton Arts Center.

A free seminar. No registration.
Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:30 am

Two American-born and raised Muslim men, one of Immigrant Pakistani parents and one of American born Caucasian convert parents. Both are intensely loyal and proud of their American identity. Both are devout practicing Muslims raising families in New Jersey.

Are there conflicts between their Muslim and American identities? Do they face prejudice or bias in their lives? How are they forging a path of faith in today’s America?
Find out at this fascinating seminar.

A free seminar. No registration required.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
Beer Lecture with ex
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 7:00 pm
For more than a decade John Holl, an award-winning journalist, has covered the beer industry traveling the globe and in search of the best beers, brewers, and flavors. He is the author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, and The American Craft Beer Cookbook, which captures the best of the brewery and brewpub menus. He is also the author of Dishing Up New Jersey a cookbook celebrating the foods, flavors, cultures, and traditions of the Garden State.
Come hear what John has to say about different beers and recipes. 
From Great Estates t
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 7:00pm
What may be a surprise to many Morris County residents is that within a short driving distance there are hundreds of public gardens. Most of them are free and offer an incredible variety of plants and designs. In some instances these gardens were once part of a private estate and the original mansion may be open for viewing. This presentation covers a range of gardens from pocket size to multi-acre arboretums. Pictures are shown of each garden along with access information and the speaker’s highly subjective rating. A list of all local gardens will be provided.

This program will be presented by Bill Moran, Speakers Bureau Master Gardeners of Morris County Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Summer Seminar Serie
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Aug. 1, 10:30 am


Morristown, Springfield and Connecticut Farms: these local familiar places were all battlefields more than 200 years ago. Find out about these battles and the significance of the locations at this seminar.


John Kieser, is a retired Professional Engineer and real estate developer. David Siegfried is a graduate of Madison High School and Harvard Law School and was an attorney in NYC and Asia. Both men are members of NJ Sons of the American Revolution.

A free seminar. No registration required.

39 Keep Street
Thursday, Aug. 1, 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.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
Adult Paint Night: T
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:30 pm

Taste of Summer
A juicy watermelon at a picnic is the epitome of summer. Create an acrylic painting of this notion with the step by step guidance of artist, Erica Engfer Pizza. Please wear clothes for painting or bring a smock.
Erica Pizza is a practicing mixed media artist whose work can be seen in galleries around New Jersey. She is also a proud high school art teacher who specializes in painting, ceramics, and portfolio preparation for students who plan to pursue a career in art. Erica is grateful to be able to share her talent and expertise with students across the state. Her work can be viewed at www.ericaengferpizza.com.
 

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7:00 PM

1946/ 102 minutes/NR
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
The Origin of the Ch
39 Keep Street
Monday, Aug. 12, 7:00 pm
The Morris Museum Astronimcal Society will be here to present a lecture on space and the elements that make up the universe. 
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
David Watts Author T
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:00 pm
Join us and David Watts as he discusses his memoir, "The Accidental P.I."

Accidental P.I. takes you on a thrill ride following the fifty-year professional career of Private Investigator David Watts, as his life story treats you to these experiences and more. From murder, rioting, gambling and drug raids to sex cases, and fraud, this behind-the-scenes peek at real-life cases shows how investigators get the job done--not like in the movies or on television.
Indian Chutney Cooki
39 Keep Street
Monday, Aug. 19, 7:00 pm

Spices give flavor, spices help preserve, spices offer cure; exotic spices have transformed our lives for sure.

special gift from nature man traveled far to take; learn to cook chutneys that are so tasty and easy to make!

 

 

Join this workshop to find out what makes India the spice center of the world. It is true that the spice route brought many to India; however, as the Indian Diaspora has grown spices have started traveling throughout the world with them. See how this has created a plethora of fusion dishes influencing cuisines around the world and learn to cook chutneys that give the blandest of appetizers the much needed zing at a party!

 
Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:30am
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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