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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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Cooking Club (in per
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, May 22, 1p.m.
Join us to talk all things food - recipes, memories, restaurants, etc. In May we will be sharing our favorite BARBEQUE recipes.
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, May 23, 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
Thursday, May 23, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Dance Class: Boot Sc
First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon
Thursday, May 23, 2:00p.m.
Enjoy the journey towards health and fitness with a DANCE CLASS! We are excited to offer 4 different dance classes - each with a different theme and style.
1. Baila Latin
2. Yalla Middle East
3. Boot Scootin Country Line dance
4. Singalong American dance party

You will need to register for each class.
Classes will be held at First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon (2 Lees Hill Road)

TAUGHT BY CERTIFIED ZUMBA GOLD TEACHER TAMMY RESNIKOFF
My life's mission is to help people over 50 stay active and healthy for as many years as possible.  As I watched my parents age, I realized the goal of fitness should be to do what you love for as long as you can.  Every part of fitness -strength,  balance, agility, memory, mood, cardio, flexibility, are all what enable you to do activities of daily life. My goal is to form a fitness community, and bring movement, joy and functional fitness to peoples lives.  Fitness should be fun and age is only a number... come join me.
The Abraham Lincoln
Zoom
Thursday, May 23, 7p.m.

Lincoln's Skill as a Political Tactician 

 

Lincoln's reputation as a war time executive commander has been so marked that we sometimes forget, if not ignore, other non-military aspects of his presidency.  In fact, he was one of the most consummate political operatives in our history.  His skill is well reflected in his relationship with Salmon Chase of Ohio and then Lincoln’s appointment of Chase to Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

 

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.
Harding Township Mem
Harding Township
Monday, May 27, 9:00 a.m.
The parade float has been canceled.

Children can decorate their bicycles.

Please come out and see the parade.
Kemmerer Library Boo
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, May 28, 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:

May 28th:  “James” by Percival Everett

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 
Introduction to Croc
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, May 28, 5:30p.m. (Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 5:30p.m.)
Thanks to a grant from the NJ State Council of the Arts, we are offering Introduction to Crochet classes.
Tuesdays in May at 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m. All supplies will be provided.
May 7, 14, 21 and 28
You need to be available for all classes.
Harding residents will get priority. 
A Threat to Harding&
Kirby Municipal Building
Wednesday, May 29, 7p.m.
In the last ten years Harding has lost almost all of its ash trees to the emerald ash borer.  That once dominant tree is gone from our landscapes.  The American beech trees are the remaining dominant large canopy trees in our forests and landscapes. Sadly, those trees are going to be lost as we lost the ash trees.  Beech leaf disease is in Harding and will almost certainly kill all of our beech trees in the next five years without a breakthrough in disease management. The loss of these trees will create holes in our forests that will persist for generations and threaten the health of the remaining trees in the forests.

Leading edge science is being done in a race to develop effective treatments and Bartlett Tree Experts is in the vanguard of that science. The Harding Township Environmental Commission, the Kemmerer Library and the Harding Land Trust are pleased to sponsor a presentation and discussion with Bartlett on beech leaf disease, other tree diseases that are in Harding and the work being done to combat these maladies. 

Dr. Beth Brantley, a research scientist and plant pathologist with Bartlett Tree Experts, will present and lead the discussion.  Dr. Brantley is one of the leading experts in the world on beech leaf disease, tree pathogens, treatment modalities and the future of our forests as they face pressure from climate change, increased viral loads, and growing pathogen pressure. She works extensively in the mid-Atlantic and northeast, spending her time in the field and her laboratory.
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, May 30, 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
Thursday, May 30, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Dance Class: Singalo
First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon
Thursday, May 30, 2:00p.m.
Enjoy the journey towards health and fitness with a DANCE CLASS! We are excited to offer 4 different dance classes - each with a different theme and style.
1. Baila Latin
2. Yalla Middle East
3. Boot Scootin Country Line dance
4. Singalong American dance party

You will need to register for each class.
Classes will be held at First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon (2 Lees Hill Road)

TAUGHT BY CERTIFIED ZUMBA GOLD TEACHER TAMMY RESNIKOFF
My life's mission is to help people over 50 stay active and healthy for as many years as possible.  As I watched my parents age, I realized the goal of fitness should be to do what you love for as long as you can.  Every part of fitness -strength,  balance, agility, memory, mood, cardio, flexibility, are all what enable you to do activities of daily life. My goal is to form a fitness community, and bring movement, joy and functional fitness to peoples lives.  Fitness should be fun and age is only a number... come join me.
Summer Reading Kick-
19 Blue Mill Road
Saturday, Jun. 1, 10:30
Your Summer Adventure Begins Here in Your Own Backyard!

The New Jersey Forest Service will be bringing Smokey Bear to the library so that we can celebrate his 80th Birthday.  Please stop in to enjoy Disney songs and piano music with Jay Daniels, while enjoying a piece of birthday cake. 

The Harding Land Trust, the Harding Historical Society and the Great Swamp Outdoor Educational Center will be showing us how this summer's adventure can begin in your own backyard. The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge will be explaining what they have to offer this summer as they host a bookwalk.  Life-Size Candy Land will also be played.

Children will have the opportunity to sign up for our Summer Reading Program.

 
Book Flowers - in pe
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jun. 3, 1p.m.
Join us as we create a beautiful book page flower!

While observing  the book’s pages, you will be surprised by the various tones, type face, fonts and sizes.
Choose pages which have color, images or a subtle pallet to bring your bloom to life!
 It’s your choice! Taught by Donna Drew-Pack

Registration priority is given to Harding patrons.
Virtual Author Talk:
online
Monday, Jun. 3, 2:00p.m.
Register now for this captivating voyage through time!

Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, geologic kinship with Earth, and potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the red planet's place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement.

You’re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator, as he introduces viewers to historical figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this mysterious planet. 

Along the way, we will encounter writers and artists from each period who take readers and viewers on imagined journeys to Mars.

By focusing on the diverse human stories behind the telescopes and behind the robots we know and love, Shindell will show how Mars exploration has evolved in ways that have also expanded knowledge about other facets of the universe.
 
What was the Gilded
Zoom
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 7p.m.
In recent years a spate of books and articles have been published with the phrase “New Gilded Age” or “Second Gilded Age” in their title. All examine current social, political, and economic problems in the United States (growing income inequality, Wall Street malfeasance, and vehement anti-immigrant sentiment—just to name a few) with an eye toward the first Gilded Age (1870-1900). That was a period when America experienced astonishing growth in prosperity, population, and industry, but also urban squalor, political corruption, worker exploitation, Robber Baron ruthlessness, and an alarming growth in the gap between rich and poor. This presentation will examine this first Gilded Age and the key issues it raised, as well as how out of its turmoil the U.S. entered a period (The Progressive Era) marked by wide-ranging reform movements. The last portion will offer a comparison between the first Gilded Age and our current situation.

Edward T. O'Donnell is a professional public speaker with decades of experience delivering engaging, informative, and thought-provoking presentations before business professionals, educators, and audiences of lifelong learners.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Jun. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Wills, Trusts and Es
Zoom
Thursday, Jun. 6, 7p.m.

Join Morris County Surrogate Heather J. Darling, Esq. for discussion about the role of the Surrogate, the importance of having a Will, Naming an Executor and what an Executor should know.  The Surrogate will also talk about Trusts and Adult Guardianships.  There will be time for questions.

Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 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. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
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