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Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Harding Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
The Science and Art
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Shelley from Amateur Astronomers, Inc. is returning to teach about the NASA Moon Gateway Space Station, what life is like when traveling through space, and the children will create their own space path map.  There may also be a zoom call with a female space pilot.  Astronaut ice cream will be tasted.
Hormone Harmony Thro
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Wednesday, Jun. 19, 11a.m.
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Join us to learn about women’s hormones as we transition through various life stages. From puberty to child-bearing years and menopause, vital hormones significantly impact a women’s health. This discussion will delve into the symptoms linked to hormonal shifts and investigate how dietary choices and lifestyle adjustments can promote hormone balance. 

Presented by: Christopher Simons, DO, Atlantic Medical Group Women's Health, Hackettstown Medical Center
  Sponsored by Atlantic Health System.
Princeton’s Bl
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Wednesday, Jun. 19, 12p.m.

Betsey Stockton’s Neighbors: Princeton’s Black Community in the Era of the Civil War
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Princeton, New Jersey, has long had the reputation of being a pretty and prosperous college town, an almost bucolic stop midway between Philadelphia and New York. Yet despite being in the North, Princeton had strong ties to the South throughout the antebellum era, largely because the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) had a longstanding commitment to recruiting students from below the Mason-Dixon Line.

In celebration of Juneteenth, please join us as Dr. Gregory Nobles explores Princeton’s history in the Civil War era through the person of Betsey Stockton, a much-revered figure among Princeton’s Black people, a local leader engaged in the grass-roots business of building support systems for her community. Her story highlights the larger significance of Black people in the antebellum North whose persistence was a form of resistance, working on a day-to-day basis in building Black communities, holding them together in a nation that was on the path to coming apart.

Gregory Nobles (AB Princeton University, PhD University of Michigan) was a faculty member and administrator for thirty-three years at Georgia Tech, where he is now Professor Emeritus of History. His research specialty is the history of the United States from the era of the American Revolution to the Civil War, and his most recent book is The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (University of Chicago Press, 2022). He did the research and writing for that work while serving as the Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester MA, 2016-2017, and the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow at the Huntington Library, in San Marino CA, 2018-2109. Nobles lives in Atlanta GA and Northport MI.
 

Sponsored by This program is being co-sponsored by the Thomas Edison State University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and the New Jersey State Library. .
Tobacco 101 (on zoom
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Thursday, Jun. 20, 10a.m.

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Ready to quit smoking? This presentation highlights the journey to giving up tobacco products. Learn tips on how to stay motivated and smokefree at every stage. Discussion will include the necessary steps individuals must take to be successful in their journey. Treatment and cessation resources will also be presented.
  Sponsored by Atlantic Health System.
The EVOLVING Employm
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Thursday, Jun. 20, 12p.m.

Please join Paul Cecala of Cecala Career Consultants for this highly interactive session that explores what jobs and careers look like going forward. Learn how to develop a new outlook on how to create income stability and growth as well as consistent work.

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Sponsored by New Jersey State Library.
Virtual Author Talk:
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Thursday, Jun. 20, 2:00p.m.
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Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School. 
From preschool to higher education and everything in between, Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School focuses on the experiences Black and Brown students face as a direct result of the racism built into schools across the United States.

The overarching nonfiction narrative follows author Tiffany Jewell from early elementary school through her time at college, unpacking the history of systemic racism in the American educational system along the way. Throughout the book, other writers of the global majority share a wide variety of personal narratives and stories based on their own school experiences.

Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School provides young folks with the context to think critically about and chart their own course through their current schooling—and any future schooling they may pursue. 
 
Crafternoon!
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jun. 24, 4:00pm
Drop by the library for some fun crafts after school! 
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Kemmerer Library Boo
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 1:30p.m.
All are welcome to join the Kemmerer Library Book Club! The group meets in the library every other Tuesday at 1:30p.m.
Books are available in hard copy or on the Kemmerer Kindles. 

Upcoming dates are:

June 11th: “Looking for Jane” by Heather Marshall

June 25th: “Demon of Unrest” by Erik Larson

July 9th: “Secret Life of Dorothy Soames” by Justine Cowan 
Establishing Home Ca
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Wednesday, Jun. 26, 11a.m.

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Changes in a patient’s mobility or in their physical or cognitive functioning may call for a need for services and equipment to help them

navigate their home environment more safely and comfortably. During this session, we will review types of home services, such as visiting
nurse services and private pay home care options, and how to engage them. The presenters will also discuss how to identify the home equipment needs and simple home modifications that can improve and sustain quality of life.


Presented by: Kristen Boyd, LCSW, Janet LeMonnier, LSW, OSW-C, Victoria Veninata, LCSW, Atlantic Neuroscience Institute

Sponsored by Atlantic Health System.
Animal Adaptations w
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 11:00am
  Students discuss adaptations as a concept and explore examples of both physical and behavioral adaptations as demonstrated by a variety of zoo animal ambassadors.
Cooking Club (in per
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 1p.m.
Join us to talk all things food - recipes, memories, restaurants, etc. In June we will be sharing our favorite BERRIES OR STONE FRUITS recipes.
The Abraham Lincoln
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Thursday, Jun. 27, 7p.m.

Lincoln's Emergence as a Military Realist

No one, least of all the incoming President, could foresee what the future portended as he took the oath of office in March, 1861. In fact, he would be the only President (with the exception of FDR's 3rd term) to begin and end his tenure with the imminence if not actuality of military conflict.  In the space of four years, he evolved into a military realist  with the ability to implement harsh military policies that insured the successful outcome of what had become the bloodiest war in American History.  This transformation is the subject of the second lecture.

 

Presented by

 

Rutgers University, History Professor Emeritus 

 

Dr. JONATHAN LURIE

 

Noted for his scholarly approach to a subject matter, Prof. Lurie  is a sought after and frequent speaker a  historical societies, presenting a wide variety of historical subjects. Prof. Lurie has been a speaker at the NJCWRT for over 12 years, focusing on a different facet of Abraham Lincoln every year!  At Rutgers University, Prof. Lurie specialized in American Legal History, Constitutional history, law and literature, and American political history. His latest book is a case study of the Pocket Veto Case, 1926-1929. Lurie taught at Rutgers from 1969 until he finally retired in 2014.
Prof. Lurie is married to Dr. Maxine Lurie, former head of the History Dept. at Seton Hall University, is now President of the NJ Historical Commission, she is a noted author, whose works include being co-editor of the Encyclopedia of New Jersey.


This program is presented as a public service by the North Jersey Civil War Round Table and will be part of a two-part series: The Abraham Lincoln Lecture Series.

 
 
Sponsored by North Jersey Civil War Round Table.
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Kids Photography Cla
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jul. 8, 4:00pm
Join Kathy Bross to do a new, fun, hands-on photography activity every month and to learn how to use professional cameras. 
*registration is required*
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
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