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Library Calendar of Events

All Events for September 2019


Tuesday, September 03

Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
The book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

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Tuesday, September 03

Teen Book Club
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Book Club
Join us for snacks and a discussion about our book of the month, "Vassa in the Night" by Sarah Porter.

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Wednesday, September 04

The Seekers: A Spirituality Book Group
7:00 PM
The Seekers: A Spirituality Book Group
This month's book is Energy Speaks: Messages from Spirit on Living, Loving, and Awakening by Lee Harris. The Seekers is not centered on religion, but on what spirituality and wellness mean to you. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month and discusses a different book on the topics of mind-body connection and spirituality.

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Thursday, September 05

Library Stamp Club
10:00 AM
Library Stamp Club
phi·lat·e·ly: noun

The study of stamps and postal history and other related items. It also refers to the collection, appreciation and research activities of stamps and other philatelic products.


Does this sound like your cup of tea? Join like-minded folks the first Thursday of August & September, at 10:00AM in the downstairs Meeting Room.  Read more...

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Thursday, September 05

Book Lovers' Circle
7:00 PM
Book Lovers' Circle
Do you have a passion for reading and for books? Then come to our Book Lovers' Circle on the first Thursday of every month.  Read more...

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Friday, September 06

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
9:30 AM
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
Yoga in the morning at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga.  Read more...

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Saturday, September 07

Saturday Book Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Book Sale
The Friends of the Library book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

The first and third Saturdays of the month (except July & August and Holidays) and every Tuesday.

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Monday, September 09

Maker Mondays: Build a Q-Tip Bridge
4:15 PM
Maker Mondays: Build a Q-Tip Bridge
What kind of bridge can you build from Q-tips, pipe cleaners, and craft sticks? Join us and test your engineering skills! For ages 6-11. All supplies provided.

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Monday, September 09

Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
6:00 PM
Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
Evening yoga at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

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Tuesday, September 10

Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
The book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

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Tuesday, September 10

Back to School Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Back to School Table Craft
Stop in between 3:00 and 5:30 and decorate a paper backpack using markers and stickers. Tell us what your favorite part of going back to school is. All supplies provided.

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Tuesday, September 10

Fall Qigong Classes
7:00 PM
Fall Qigong Classes
Pronounced “chee-gong”, Qigong is a traditional Chinese mindful exercise system for cultivating and strengthening the body’s vital energy. Also known as “Chinese Yoga,” Qigong consists of a series of slow-flowing movements, which gently stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. Similar to Tai Chi, these low-impact exercises heighten awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Meditation and visualization are also a part of Qigong practice. Using the mind, the practitioner gathers, guides and circulates internal energy with graceful and precise movements. Qigong can be practiced by all age groups and can easily be adapted for the physically challenged. Join us for weekly classes by local resident Bianca Godoy. For all abilities. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience or registration required.  Read more...

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Tuesday, September 10

The Franklin Park Tragedy
7:00 PM
The Franklin Park Tragedy
On March 1, 1894, two African American men broke into a home in rural Franklin Park, NJ and murdered a white woman and her daughter before her husband fought and killed the attackers. The newspapers called it the "Franklin Park Tragedy," and the story captivated the public attention nationally and abroad. Another tragedy came afterward, with the racist forced expulsion of many local African American residents. Author Brian Armstrong tells the shocking story of this "sundown town" and how it evolved into the diverse community that exists today.

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Wednesday, September 11

LatinX ConeXiones Film Series: The Colors of the Mountain
7:00 PM
LatinX ConeXiones Film Series: The Colors of the Mountain
As part of our collaboration with LatinX ConeXiones, a program of the Arts & Culture Collaborative, and our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the library will feature three films from Latin America. This month’s feature: The Colors of the Mountain, a 2010 film from Colombia about a 9-year-old boy named Manuel who lives with his hard-working farmer parents in a remote, mountainous region of the countryside. Manuel dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper, and his wishes seem set to come true when Ernesto, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure. He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of 'La Pradera.’  Read more...

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Wednesday, September 11

Mindful Meditation
7:00 PM
Mindful Meditation
Want to reduce stress & anxiety? Improve your mental clarity? Join us for weekly mindful meditation. All are welcome, no previous meditation practice is required. Meetings will be led by Morristown High School meditation instructor.



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Thursday, September 12

By the Book : A Morning Book Club
10:00 AM
By the Book : A Morning Book Club
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The first part is set in 1950's England and is an Agatha Christie style whodunit. The second part is contemporary and is about an editor who must solve a mystery surrounding that whodunit.

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Thursday, September 12

Chat and Chew: 4th to 6th Grade Book Club
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Chat and Chew: 4th to 6th Grade Book Club
Come and talk about the book Soar by Joan Bauer. For grades 4 through 6. Pick up a copy of the book in the children's room and read as much as you can before the first meeting. Pizza will be served so you can "chat and chew" at the same time! Registration is required.

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Friday, September 13

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
9:30 AM
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
Yoga in the morning at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

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Saturday, September 14

Microsoft Word I
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Microsoft Word I
Basic introduction to word processing that will focus on how to create, write, and save a document. Participants must have basic computer skills.

Registration is required, please call 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.

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Saturday, September 14

North Jersey Sewing Circle: Practical Sewing Tips for Wardrobe Maintenance
10:00 AM
North Jersey Sewing Circle: Practical Sewing Tips for Wardrobe Maintenance
There are many areas of garment construction that require hand sewing. For example, a buttoned blouse made with a sewing machine still needs hand sewing for the buttons! So, if you find it challenging to hand sew, don't worry! There is always a precise solution. Learn some tips and tricks to make your sewing better and faster and to have the successful outcomes that you want. There will be demonstration of a variety of techniques to facilitate tasks necessary to upgrade and maintain your wardrobe, new sewing notions and easy sewing steps to achieve desired results. Program will begin with a show and tell period so you can share your recent projects with the group. The presentation and sewing activity will follow.

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Sunday, September 15

From Farmland to Elegant Tables: A History of Land Use in Morristown and Morris Township
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
From Farmland to Elegant Tables: A History of Land Use in Morristown and Morris Township
FREE Program

Explore the history of land use through special presentations at The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, The Morristown and Morris Township Library and Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Tour Macculloch Hall’s historic garden at 12:15 p.m. then hear Joseph Grabas, author of Owning New Jersey (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2014) talk about the history of buying land in Morris County and New Jersey in the Library's Lower Level Meeting Room at 1:30 p.m.; after the talk venture over to the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall for a tour of their barn and to view historic farming tools at 3:15 p.m.

If you have any questions about the event contact the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center at 973-538-3473 or njhgc@jfpl.org.  Read more...

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Monday, September 16

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

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Monday, September 16

Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
Did you know September is National Library Card Month? Stop in and sign-up for a brand new library card. Then make a library card holder to carry it in! Septemer 16th to September 20th. All supplies provided.

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Tuesday, September 17

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

Kids Calendar

Tuesday, September 17

Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
The book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

Adult Calendar

Tuesday, September 17

Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
Did you know September is National Library Card Month? Stop in and sign-up for a brand new library card. Then make a library card holder to carry it in! Septemer 16th to September 20th. All supplies provided.

Kids Calendar

Tuesday, September 17

Harry Potter Lock Box Puzzle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harry Potter Lock Box Puzzle
Use the clues provided to unlock a box of magical prizes! For teens in grades 7 - 12. Registration required.

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Tuesday, September 17

Let's Spend the Night Together: An Evening Book Club
7:00 PM
Let's Spend the Night Together: An Evening Book Club
We will be discussing the novel American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. In 1986 Marie Mitchell, a young, black FBI agent, is recruited by the CIA to get close to the president of Burkina Faso,the object of a possible coup. Since her career is going nowhere due to the old boys’ network, she takes on the job in this fast-paced, beautifully written spy thriller/literary novel that defies the genre by addressing social issues such as race, gender and American intervention.

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Tuesday, September 17

Fall Qigong Classes
7:00 PM
Fall Qigong Classes
Pronounced “chee-gong”, Qigong is a traditional Chinese mindful exercise system for cultivating and strengthening the body’s vital energy. Also known as “Chinese Yoga,” Qigong consists of a series of slow-flowing movements, which gently stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. Similar to Tai Chi, these low-impact exercises heighten awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Meditation and visualization are also a part of Qigong practice. Using the mind, the practitioner gathers, guides and circulates internal energy with graceful and precise movements. Qigong can be practiced by all age groups and can easily be adapted for the physically challenged. Join us for weekly classes by local resident Bianca Godoy. For all abilities. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience or registration required.  Read more...

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Wednesday, September 18

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

Kids Calendar

Wednesday, September 18

Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
Did you know September is National Library Card Month? Stop in and sign-up for a brand new library card. Then make a library card holder to carry it in! Septemer 16th to September 20th. All supplies provided.

Kids Calendar

Wednesday, September 18

Alternative Approaches to Pain Management: Know Your Options
7:00 PM
Alternative Approaches to Pain Management: Know Your Options
Dealing with pain caused by a chronic or even a sudden condition can be daunting. Our expert will provide an overview of traditional approaches to pain management, while also discussing complementary and alternative therapies, including opioid-free options.

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Wednesday, September 18

Mindful Meditation
7:00 PM
Mindful Meditation
Want to reduce stress & anxiety? Improve your mental clarity? Join us for weekly mindful meditation. All are welcome, no previous meditation practice is required. Meetings will be led by Morristown High School meditation instructor.



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Thursday, September 19

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

Kids Calendar

Thursday, September 19

Beginners Guide to the Mouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beginners Guide to the Mouse
This class will introduce participants to some important features of the mouse. It will involve a series of self-guided exercises and games designed to familiarize participants with the mouse.

Registration is required. Please call 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.

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Thursday, September 19

Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
Did you know September is National Library Card Month? Stop in and sign-up for a brand new library card. Then make a library card holder to carry it in! Septemer 16th to September 20th. All supplies provided.

Kids Calendar

Thursday, September 19

Chess Club
7:00 PM
Chess Club
Join us for chess on the third Thursday of every month. The group will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. upstairs in the F.M. Kirby Gallery. We will enjoy friendly, non-competitive, short games of chess between players of all skill levels. Basic knowledge of the game's rules is required. Improve your game, make new friends and enjoy playing chess! Players of all ages are welcome to play as long as they know the rules. Please bring your own chess board, pieces, and time clock. Games will be between 20-30 minutes as agreed upon between players.

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Friday, September 20

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

Kids Calendar

Friday, September 20

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
9:30 AM
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
Yoga in the morning at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

Adult Calendar

Friday, September 20

Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make a Library Card Holder Table Craft
Did you know September is National Library Card Month? Stop in and sign-up for a brand new library card. Then make a library card holder to carry it in! Septemer 16th to September 20th. All supplies provided.

Kids Calendar

Saturday, September 21

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

Kids Calendar

Saturday, September 21

Saturday Book Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Book Sale
The Friends of the Library book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

The first and third Saturdays of the month (except July & August and Holidays) and every Tuesday.

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Saturday, September 21

Advanced Functions and Formulas with Google Sheets
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Advanced Functions and Formulas with Google Sheets
Explore the next level of data manipulation and analysis using the free Google Sheets software, an Excel equivalent. Users will learn about advanced functions for calling and analyzing specific data sets. organizing and retrieving data, as well as additional useful functions and formulas for advanced calculation. Attendees should be very comfortable with either Excel or Google Sheets, and all attendees will be required to have a Google account so they can access the online software through their accounts.

Please register by visiting or calling the reference desk at: 973-538-2592.

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Sunday, September 22

Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Scavenger Hunt: Woodland Animals
Come help us find the pictures of woodland animals hidden around the children's room. Bring your best observation skills because these animals are very tricky! From September 16th to September 22nd.

Kids Calendar

Monday, September 23

Hello Fall Table Craft
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hello Fall Table Craft
Drop in between 3:00 and 5:30 and celebrate the beginning of fall with us. Make a beaded pumpkin to welcome the season. All supplies provided.

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Monday, September 23

Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
6:00 PM
Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
Evening yoga at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

Adult Calendar

Tuesday, September 24

Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Book Sale
The book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

Adult Calendar

Tuesday, September 24

Fall Qigong Classes
7:00 PM
Fall Qigong Classes
Pronounced “chee-gong”, Qigong is a traditional Chinese mindful exercise system for cultivating and strengthening the body’s vital energy. Also known as “Chinese Yoga,” Qigong consists of a series of slow-flowing movements, which gently stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. Similar to Tai Chi, these low-impact exercises heighten awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Meditation and visualization are also a part of Qigong practice. Using the mind, the practitioner gathers, guides and circulates internal energy with graceful and precise movements. Qigong can be practiced by all age groups and can easily be adapted for the physically challenged. Join us for weekly classes by local resident Bianca Godoy. For all abilities. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience or registration required.  Read more...

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Wednesday, September 25

Just Out of the Box…Office Movie Series at 2 & 7 PM <em>Rocketman</em>
2:00 PM
Just Out of the Box…Office Movie Series at 2 & 7 PM Rocketman
Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

2019, 121 minutes, Rated R

"Director Dexter Fletcher's biopic focuses on Elton John's early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his time as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, his enduring partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, his first marriage, and his romantic relationship with his manager John Reid."

Light refreshments will be served.  Read more...

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Wednesday, September 25

Mindful Meditation
7:00 PM
Mindful Meditation
Want to reduce stress & anxiety? Improve your mental clarity? Join us for weekly mindful meditation. All are welcome, no previous meditation practice is required. Meetings will be led by Morristown High School meditation instructor.



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Wednesday, September 25

Just Out of the Box…Office Movie Series at 2 & 7 PM <em>Rocketman</em>
7:00 PM
Just Out of the Box…Office Movie Series at 2 & 7 PM Rocketman
Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

2019, 121 minutes, Rated R

"Director Dexter Fletcher's biopic focuses on Elton John's early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his time as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, his enduring partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, his first marriage, and his romantic relationship with his manager John Reid."

Light refreshments will be served.  Read more...

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Thursday, September 26

Beginners Guide to the Keyboard
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beginners Guide to the Keyboard
This class will introduce participants to some important features of the keyboard. It will also involve exercises and games designed to familiarize participants with touch-typing on the keyboard.

Registration is required. Please call 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.

Adult Calendar

Friday, September 27

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
9:30 AM
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
Yoga in the morning at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

Adult Calendar

Saturday, September 28

Google Drive for Beginners
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Google Drive for Beginners
Have you ever needed another copy of your resume but the file was stored on your home computer miles away? Do you tend to misplace flash drives that have important project documents on them? Has your computer ever crashed and you could no longer access certain files? Then come learn how to create and save documents in the Google cloud storage known as Google Drive. This class will only cover the basics, but it will give you resources to hone your new skill. Participants must have a Google account, know how to use a mouse, and are comfortable accessing the internet.

Registration is required. Please call 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.

Adult Calendar

Monday, September 30

Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
6:00 PM
Evening Yoga with Munah Hayes
Evening yoga at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

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