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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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Art in Bloom/Centenn
19 Blue Mill Road
Saturday, May 21, 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
In collaboration with the Centennial Celebration, the Friends of Kemmerer Library invite you to join us for Art in Bloom on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 5-9p.m. at Toravell Farm. Surround yourself with a piece of Harding history by delighting in the beauty of Toravell Farm. Enjoy delicious appetizers, wine and beer and listen to the wonderful music of the New Jersey Symphony string quartet all while browsing the incredible selection of art. Funds raised from this evening will support the Kemmerer Library Harding Township. 

 

Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, May 23, 10:15a.m. (Mondays at 10:15a.m.)
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Costume Jewelry Thro
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, May 23, 11:00a.m.
The lecture is a brief overview that highlights how American costume jewelry evolved and changed throughout the decades in 20th century America.  Shapes, materials used and the impact that culture, industrialization, Hollywood and the fashion industry had on American designs, designers and manufacturers will be discussed.  The audience specifically learns what characteristics affect desirability in the vintage/antique markets and how to safeguard and preserve their vintage and antique treasures.   Participants are encouraged to bring 1 piece of their own jewelry for identification and discussion as a group.  
The Changing Face of
Zoom
Tuesday, May 24, 7:00p.m.
Watching television used to be a fairly simple enterprise—you turned on the set, selected one of 500 channels, and enjoyed your  program. Now, television is changing in front of our eyes. More and more viewers are cancelling cable television, preferring to watch new online-only channels like Netflix or Disney +. An entire  generation of younger viewers has given up on the TV set altogether, and instead watch programs on their laptop or their phones. And tens of thousands of kids and teenagers have started their own TV  networks on YouTube, bypassing NBC, ABC, and CBS altogether. This presentation will  look at these startling developments and explain why the old days of simply “watching  TV” are fast disappearing. 

Presented by Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the  Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and  cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers  for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and  Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.
Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, May 26, 12 noon
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, May 30, 10:15a.m. (Mondays at 10:15a.m.)
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Adult Craft Club
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 1p.m.
Adult Craft Club is a wonderful way to get to know people and idle away an hour using your creative brain! We work on so many different types of crafts. From ez knitting to paper quilling to teapot terrariums, you won't be disappoointed. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 1p.m. in the Cork Room. 
Adult Craft Club - J
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 1p.m.
Just in time for Father's Day or Graduations, make beautiful watercolor cards with the guidance of artist Philla Barkhorn. 
Ludwig van Beethoven
Zoom
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 7:00p.m.
The influence that composer Ludwig van Beethoven had on the progression of music history can not be overstated. His defiant approach towards music and composing paved the way for artists today to express themselves as they truly desire. In this lecture we will gain an understanding of this complicated genius and learn how over 150 years later he is still influencing the world today. The presenter is Dan Lupo of A to G Music. 
Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Jun. 2, 12 noon
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Learn all about Libb
Zoom
Monday, Jun. 6, 10:00a.m.
Live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing eBooks and  eAudiobooks through the Libby app. This is appropriate for both new and experienced users.

Monday, June 6 at 10:00a.m.
Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00a.m.

You must register at this link:
https://bit.ly/njlibby
Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jun. 6, 10:15a.m. (Mondays at 10:15a.m.)
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Built in Harding (in
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jun. 6, 7:00p.m.
Sarah Churgin is a woman of many talents! She was the first female chef at Tavern on the Green in NYC, she starts on Antiques Roadshow and she owns Acquisitions Fine Jewelry and Antiques right here in Harding. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Sarah will charm you in this interview!
Learn all about Libb
Zoom
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 10:00a.m.
Live, virtual demonstrations of how to get started with borrowing eBooks and  eAudiobooks through the Libby app. This is appropriate for both new and experienced users.

Monday, June 6 at 10:00a.m.
Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00a.m.

You must register at this link:
https://bit.ly/njlibby
Virtual Tour of the
Zoom
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 7:00p.m.
The Hare with Amber Eyes tells the story of the Ephrussi family—celebrated in the 2010 memoir and The New York Times bestseller of the same name by Edmund de Waal—and showcases the breadth and depth of their illustrious collection. The exhibition, on view at the Jewish Museum from November 19, 2021 through May 15, 2022, explores the family’s rise to prominence and splendor in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by a focus on the prolific collector and historian of art, Charles Ephrussi, to the inter-war years, and finally World War II, when the family lost its fortune and collection to Nazi looting.

The exhibition brings together pieces from the Ephrussi’s collections to examine the ways in which objects can function as storytellers, symbols of resilience, and monuments of a family legacy, including artworks by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet, Gustave Moreau, and Auguste Renoir, among others; decorative objects; and family photos and ephemera from their lives across four continents. At the exhibition’s centerpiece is the extraordinary collection of Japanese netsuke, miniature carved sculptures of the Edo Period (17th-19th centuries), hidden by a maid from German officials in her mattress during World War II, and later returned to the family after the war. The collection of netsuke has since been handed down to subsequent generations, serving as a connection between the past and the present. The most recent member of the family to inherit the collection, author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal, drew from them the inspiration for his memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, continuing the family’s storied legacy of artistic and cultural pursuits.
From Great Estates t
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 7:00p.m.
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 private estates 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 distributed.  

The presenter is from the Morris County division of the Rutgers Master Gardener program.
Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Jun. 9, 12 noon
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Discovery of a Maste
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Jun. 9, 7:00p.m.
Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge memorial, she uncovered a massterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930's. After a year of research, the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin.  Mallory will share teh story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece's provenance and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. 
Gentle Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jun. 13, 10:15a.m. (Mondays at 10:15a.m.)
Join the wonderful and talented, MJ Turnbull, for a gentle yoga class. Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 12p.m.
Suggested donation: $10
Floral Arranging wit
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 1p.m.
Brenda Liberti, owner of Bee Lee Blooms, will join us at the Kemmerer Library for a one hour program filled with tips and tricks for putting together a beautiful flower arrangement. All materials are provided. 
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