Calendar

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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Crafter’s Circ
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2:00p.m.
You are invited to come and craft in good company! 

Bring your needlework, knitting, crocheting, jewelry work, paper crafting, or whatever else you are working on and craft with us. This is a time to get your creativity moving and be able to chat with other crafters. 

We host this craft time every other Wednesday of every month, so mark your calendars!
Music of the 50s, 60
Zoom
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 7:00p.m.
Join the Harding Library for a 3 part lecture series on musicians that helped define the 50s, 60s and 70s by creating musical landscapes that captivated a generation. Their influence in popular culture still endures more than five decades later. This lecture series is presented by Vinnie Bruno, a Rock Historian extraordinaire! Vinnie’s knowledge of historic and musical overviews of nearly 100 rock and roll musicians and groups is incredible. He is a Beatles scholar and storyteller who presents entertaining and informative programs. 

Wednesday, September 29, 7:00p.m.
        The 1950s - Elvis: The King of Rock ’n Roll
Wednesday, October 27, 7:00p.m.
        The 1960s - The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road
Wednesday, November 17, 7:00p.m.
        The 1970s - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Folk Rock


Please register separately for each lecture you would like to attend.
Mah Jongg Mania
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Sep. 30, 12:30pm
Mah jong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It's popularity only continues to grow year after year. Don't know how to play? Looking for a game? Drop in and we will teach you how to play this fun game! Mah Jongg isn't just a game - it's a way of life!
Let’s Play Car
19 Blue Mill Road
Friday, Oct. 1, 2p.m. (Fridays at 2p.m.)
Drop in to play cards with friends! Shanghai Rummy, Canasta and more -- don't worry, we'll teach you!
Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Oct. 4, 10:15-11:15a.m.
Back by popular demand is Gentle Yoga with MJ - Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15a.m.

Did you know that the word "yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union? What "union" you may ask? Well, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body.  It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Cost $10
Adult Book Club
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1:30p.m.
All are welcome to join our lively adult book group!

Upcoming selections: ‘Klara and the Sun’ by Kazou Ishiguro (Sept. 7th); ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell (Sept. 21st); ‘The Paper Palace’ by Miranda Cowley Heller (Oct. 5th).

This enthusiastic group meets every two weeks at the Library. Participants are free to drop in as they like. Book selections are decided by consensus and span a wide range of titles from bestselling fiction and non-fiction to great books you may have missed.
Titles are always available from the Library — in print, as an e-book downloadable from Libby, or on our pre-loaded Library Kindles-to-go.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your intellectually curious, opinionated neighbors!
Cooking with Chef T
Zoom
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2:30

Theresa is the Chef and the owner of Jeremiah's Catering & Cooking Studio. Known as Chef T, she considers food quality and the nutritional value of each food as being extremely important. This is why she tries to come up with balanced dishes, by using only fresh and high-quality ingredients. The result is food that tastes amazing and is filling at the same time, providing all the nutrients the body needs in order to stay healthy.

Join us for a series of cooking classes with Chef T as she teaches us how to prepare a main course and suggestions for accompanying side dishes. 

Tuesday, Sept 14, 2021 Sweet and sour pork with jasmine rice

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021 Octoberfest chicken schnitzel with creamy mushroom sauce

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021 Creamy spinach zucchini cups and traditional mashed potatoes

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 Beef and onion piroshki (like pierogies)  

You must register for each program individually. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation with the zoom link. All classes are at 2:30p.m.
Crafter’s Club
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1p.m.
NEW! Crafter's Club for Adults - Each month we will make a new craft item. For Wednesday, October 6 at 1 pm, we will be making Fall Wreaths. Registration is required. 
You are invited to come and craft in good company! 
Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Oct. 7, 10:15a.m.
Back by popular demand is Gentle Yoga with MJ - Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15a.m.

Did you know that the word "yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union? What "union" you may ask? Well, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body.  It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Cost $10
Mah Jongg Mania
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Oct. 7, 12:30pm
Mah jong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It's popularity only continues to grow year after year. Don't know how to play? Looking for a game? Drop in and we will teach you how to play this fun game! Mah Jongg isn't just a game - it's a way of life!
Fall Into Winter Gar
Zoom
Thursday, Oct. 7, 7:00p.m.
Presented by Gail Di Domenico, a certified Rutgers Master Gardener, you will learn everything you need to know to get your lawn, trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetable garden and ornamental beds ready for winter. The cleaning and care for your hand and power tools will be  discussed. Information on extending the garden season, bulbs & vegetables to plant, and plants with winter and year-round interest will be included. Handy calendar of chores & projects will be included.  

 
Let’s Play Car
19 Blue Mill Road
Friday, Oct. 8, 2p.m. (Fridays at 2p.m.)
Drop in to play cards with friends! Shanghai Rummy, Canasta and more -- don't worry, we'll teach you!
Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Oct. 11, 10:15-11:15a.m.
Back by popular demand is Gentle Yoga with MJ - Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15a.m.

Did you know that the word "yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union? What "union" you may ask? Well, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body.  It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Cost $10
Crafter’s Circ
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2:00p.m.
You are invited to come and craft in good company! 

Bring your needlework, knitting, crocheting, jewelry work, paper crafting, or whatever else you are working on and craft with us. This is a time to get your creativity moving and be able to chat with other crafters. 

We host this craft time every other Wednesday of every month, so mark your calendars!
Bookreporter.com Pre
Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7:00p.m.
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Yoga with MJ
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:15a.m.
Back by popular demand is Gentle Yoga with MJ - Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15a.m.

Did you know that the word "yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union? What "union" you may ask? Well, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body.  It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Cost $10
Mah Jongg Mania
19 Blue Mill Road
Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:30pm
Mah jong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It's popularity only continues to grow year after year. Don't know how to play? Looking for a game? Drop in and we will teach you how to play this fun game! Mah Jongg isn't just a game - it's a way of life!
Go, Van Gogh - Zoom
Zoom
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:00p.m.
Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Let’s explore some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Michael Norris, Ph.D., a former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has given lectures for more than twenty years, especially in classical and medieval art, the areas of his expertise. 
Impressionism with a
19 Blue Mill Road
Friday, Oct. 15, 2:00p.m.
Led by popular art lecturer, Michael Norris, this talk explores the French Impressionist whose art often focused on modern young women and children—Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (1841-1895), who captured her world in a vibrant, changing style. We’ll follow her life’s arc and learn that she and Édouard Manet enjoyed each other’s company so much—he also enjoyed her looks—that Berthe became his favorite model. He seems to have urged her to marry his adoring brother, Eugène, who then devoted his life to furthering Morisot's career, making the pair a fixture in late-19th-century Parisian culture. Local museums, such as the Newark Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will help tell her story in art.

Michael Norris, Ph.D., a former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has given lectures for more than twenty years, especially in classical and medieval art, the areas of his expertise. 
Let’s Play Car
19 Blue Mill Road
Friday, Oct. 15, 2p.m. (Fridays at 2p.m.)
Drop in to play cards with friends! Shanghai Rummy, Canasta and more -- don't worry, we'll teach you!
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