Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Events for Adults at the Caldwell Public Library

Now that school is back in session, it's time to turn our attention to our Fall programming. We hope you'll come out and enjoy these great events!

From September through December, the Library will display the works of Gene Collerd, whose Then and Now and Fire Department photos give us a glimpse into mid-20th Century Caldwell. These photo displays will be available for public viewing during normal library hours.

Feel Good Friday: Positive Thinking for Healthy Aging
Friday, September 21, 10:30 AM
Presented by Nancy Herron, LCSW

Coach Mike Tully Presents: Thank God You're Lazy: The Instant Cure for What's Holding You Back.
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 PM
Learn the mental skills of a winner from motivational speaker and author Mike Tully. Coach Tully has studied peak performance for three decades, first as an international sports writer then as a championship coach. He covered Olympic Games in Lake Placid, Los Angeles, Sarajevo and Seoul, as well as more than 100 consecutive World Series games. Tully has identified those specific traits that make someone a success on the playing field and will share with you how they can be applied in business, school athletic departments and everyday situations. Author of The Improvement Factor: How Winners Turn Practice into Success, Mike Tully will discuss his newest book Thank God You’re Lazy: The Instant Cure for What’s Holding You Back. Register for this free program by calling the Library at 973-226-2837.

Brown Bag Book Group
Tuesday, October, 9, 6:00 PM
Join facilitator Deborah Abrams for our new book club. Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. This will be the inaugural meeting, so join in and help shape this group with your suggestions on what to read. Register for this free program by calling the Library at 973-226-2837.

Pizza and a Movie: Dark Shadows
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 PM
Enjoy the spirit of Halloween and join us for a showing of the new version of the camp classic soap opera Dark Shadows. Come in a mask or costume and be entered into a drawing for a door prize. Registration for this free program is required. Call 973-226-2837.

Caldwell College's Lifelong Learning Series: Knitting Class

Mondays: October 15, 22, 29 & November 5, 10:00 AM

The Lifelong Learning Institute at Caldwell College will be holding Knitting Classes at the Caldwell Public Library on 4 Mondays this Fall. Participants must register by calling the Lifelong Learning Institute at 973-618-3543.

Caldwell College's Poetry Service Learning Project
Under the guidance of Dr. Mary Ann Miller, Associate Professor, three students from the Intro To Poetry Class will present their original compositions:
Lauren Schmidt, October 18, 6:30 PM
Madeline Tiger, Nov. 1, 6:30 PM
George White, Nov. 8, 6:30 PM

Understanding the Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education
Presented by Michelle Puzio of Family Link NJ
Tuesday, October 23, 10:00 AM

This free workshop for families will focus on understanding the transition process from Early Intervention to Preschool, and will offer comparisons of the two. We'll discuss components of the IDEA law, provide transition materials and resources, and give guidance on parental rights. If you wish to attend you must register with Family Link at 908-964-5303 or email

The Olmsted Historic Landscape Legacy in New Jersey
Presented by Kathleen Galop, Historic Preservation Consultant, NJ Council on the Humanities
Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 PM

As early as 1867, Frederick Law Olmsted came to Newark, NJ to select a site for Branch Brook Park, America’s First County Park. Through this lecture you will become more familiar with the Olmsted philosophy of landscape design and the legacy as it exists today throughout New Jersey. Landscapes designed by Olmsted and the Olmsted Brothers Firm include: Cadwalader Park, the Lawrenceville School, the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and our own Grover Cleveland Park. A slide presentation will accompany the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about any of these programs, please visit the Caldwell Library or call 973-226-2837. We hope to see you there!

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