FDR and the WOMEN WHO LOVED HIM
Sunday, October 5 at 3:00 P.M.
Franklin D. Roosevelt adored women. His good looks, family name, wealth, witty personality, increasing political power, and boyish charm were, despite his crippling polio....an intoxicating combination for several women over the course of his life.
Come hear stories of his adoring mother Sarah, his wife, Eleanor, her assistant, Lucy, his secretary, Missy, and more as told by New Jersey historian Glenn W. LeBoeuf.
MELODIES OF MEMORIES & MIRACLES
JAMES MICHAEL, BROADWAY BARITONE
Wednesday, October 15 at 2:00 P.M.
Big baritone voices such as Howard Keel, John Raitt & Robert Goulet are rarely heard on the Broadway stage today. James Michael has had the privilege of meeting or playing opposite each of these legendary stars as a young singer and actor. His renditions of the Broadway tunes of his youth emulate these great performers.
Friday, October 24, at 2:00 P.M.
Neill Hartley as Washington Irving, the father of the American short story, brings you into his world; introducing you to his work, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the most famous short story ever written. The literary lion narrates his tale and then enters his story, becoming his alter ego, Ichabod Crane.
This free program is open to the public and provided by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sunday, November 2, at 3:00 P.M.
Ricky Riccardi is a 30-something Louis Armstrong freak with a Master's in Jazz History. He is also the archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens. In this presentation, Ricky presents rare DVD footage and audio clips of Louis Armstrong, and discusses his book, "What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years."
HERITAGE QUILTERS SHOW AND RAFFLE
Sunday, November 16, at 3:00 P.M.
The Middlesex Heritage Quilters will be displaying many examples of quilts and needlework, and will be discussing the history and different types of quilting. They have also made 3 beautiful quilts and many other door prizes that will be raffled at this presentation. The raffle is sponsored by the Middlesex Elks and all proceeds will go to the Library. Tickets are $2.00 each. Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about quilting, but were afraid to ask!
FROM THE GLOBAL TO THE LOCAL:
PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 P.M.
Natalie Jesionka, former Middlesex resident and Fulbright Scholar, is the founder of the Prizm Project, the first human rights education organization for young women. Come hear her speak about her work on human trafficking, the arms trade, and women in conflict throughout Asia.
Have you recently retired or been downsized? Are you searching for what’s next in your life? As we reach our 50’s, 60’s and beyond, many of us begin thinking of reinventing our careers and ourselves.
This kind of work is called an encore career -- the intersection of purpose, passion and a paycheck in a second act of life. Wondering what’s next in your life? Thinking about doing work you feel good about? If so, come join our group. Together we’ll explore our possibilities and paths to success.
The group is limited to 12 participants. Advance registration is required. Call or visit the library reference desk to sign up, 732-356-6602.
All classes run from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Wuu Fang Jang, a NJ & NY licensed acupuncturist, will cover basic Tai Chi Movements along with many tips and methods for internal energy cultivation and balance. A minimum of 10 people is needed to form a class. Current students are welcome to join again to learn new skills and practice as a group. Advance registration is required. Call or visit the library to sign up, 732-356-6602. This program is sponsored by the Library.
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