West Milford Township Library announces upcoming programs

West Milford. Library plans a series of virtual programs and discussions about books, science, holiday decorating and wellness.

06 Nov 2020 | 12:40

    The following is a summary of upcoming programs at the West Milford Township Library:

    Virtual Book Discussion Group for Adults

    Chapters is a celebration of reading and...talking! West Milford Township Library’s virtual book discussion group for adults meets the third week of every month.

    Our November selection is The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. Join us virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. or on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

    Our December selection is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Join us virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. or on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 7-7:45 p.m.

    Our selected titles can be downloaded as an e-book or an audiobook by visiting www.hoopladigital.com. The day before each discussion date, we’ll email you a Zoom link to join our virtual meetings. Please register at www.wmtl.org/adult-events/.

    Be a Citizen Scientist!

    Do you like finding constellations in the night sky? Would you like to contribute to important scientific research? If yes, and you’re in Grades 9-12, West Milford Township Library invites you to be a Citizen Scientist in the worldwide Globe at Night project. Citizen Scientists are volunteers who engage in projects to increase scientific knowledge.

    By taking part in Globe at Night, you will help research the effects of light pollution. Participation is free, and easy: each month, you go outside on certain nights to observe constellations in the night sky, and then use a free web app on any computer or mobile device to record what you see! Your data is added to a global map that is available for anyone to search, worldwide, and you can win prizes for participating! Visit www.wmtl.org/teen-events for all of the details.

    Wellness @ WMTL

    Shoprite Registered Dietitian Erika shares facts, tips, and recipes during two virtual wellness visits with WMTL. Please register by visiting www.wmtl.org/events. The day before each program, we will send you an email with a link to participate in these virtual programs.

    We’ll meet virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. and our topic is Diabetes Prevention & Management. In December, we’ll meet virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 7-8 p.m. for Healthy Eating During the Holidays.

    Virtual Events for Film Fans

    West Milford Township Library invites film fans to watch a movie at home, then join us for a virtual discussion.

    On Friday, December 4 from 2-3 p.m. let’s chat about For the Love of Spock, which celebrates the life and career of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who portrayed him, Leonard Nimoy, in a never-before-seen way: through the eyes of his son and director Adam Nimoy.

    The selected movies can be downloaded for three days by visiting www.hoopladigital.com. The day before each discussion date, we’ll email you a Zoom link to join our virtual meetings. Please register at www.wmtl.org/adult-events/.

    Let’s Talk Books - A Virtual WMTL Event

    Join West Milford Township Library for a fun hour of virtual discussion on what we’ve all been reading, then let’s share a few additional recommendations to add to our to be read list!

    The next date for this virtual event is Monday, Dec. 7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The day before the discussion, we’ll email you a Zoom link to join our virtual meetings. Please register at www.wmtl.org/adult-events/.

    Meet-the-Author Virtually

    West Milford Township Library welcomes New York Times bestselling author Ann Napolitano for a virtual Meet the Author event on Thursday, December 3 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Registration is required at www.wmtl.org/events and the first 30 registrants will receive a signed copy of Ms. Napolitano’s newest novel Dear Edward. The day before this special event, we will send you a link to participate.

    Dear Edward tells the story of twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and other passengers who board a flight from Newark to Los Angeles. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes and Edward is the sole survivor. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find his place in a world without his family. Following the crash, Edward moves to West Milford to live with his aunt and uncle where he faces some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life? Dear Edward is at once a coming-of-age story, a multi-dimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

    Napolitano, who lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm’s Reach, and the Associate Editor of One Story Literary Magazine. Her background includes teaching fiction writing at Brooklyn College, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop.

    Poetry Circle

    Join West Milford Township Library’s poetry circle for a virtual gathering on Monday, November 30 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. We will read and discuss the works of Joy Harjo, 2019 Poet Laureate of the United States. Please register at www.wmtl.org/events. The day before the discussion, we’ll send you an email with a link to join the conversation.

    Two Unique Soul Collage ® Virtual Workshops

    West Milford Township Library invites you to join Pat Decker, Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator and Board-Certified Art Therapist, for two special and very different virtual SoulCollage® workshops. SoulCollage® is an intuitive art process for self-discovery and community. No art experience is necessary!

    On Saturday, November 28 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. experience Find an Inner Compass and create your own personal decks of collaged cards.

    Then on Saturday, December 12 from 1:00-2:30 p.m., join other caregivers for a special time out to relax, reflect, and enjoy the company of others in a small group.

    Both Soul Collage ® programs are virtual. Registration is required and is limited to eight participants. Please register online at https://www.wmtl.org/adult-events/. The day before each workshop, we will send you an email with the link to participate.

    Wreath Decorating Contest

    This year, let’s celebrate At Home for the Holidays with WMTL’s wreath decorating contest! Begin by registering at www.wmtl.org/events. Following registration, we will email you when your wreath is ready for pickup in the Library lobby. Bring your wreath home and let the fun begin! Get creative and add as little or as many decorations as you wish. Snap a pic of your masterpiece and email it by Sunday, December 13 To: wmtl@wmtl.org, Subject: Wreath Decorating Contest. Then, starting on Monday, December 14, visit our Facebook page to view and vote for your favorite wreath. Registration is limited to 40 West Milford residents, ages 18+. One wreath per family, please!

    Virtual Gentle Yoga with Michelle

    Let go of stress and find strength, balance and joy in virtual gentle yoga classes with Michelle Brook, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certified by the American Yoga Academy. Two virtual classes are available: Tuesday, November 17 and Tuesday, December 15, both from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

    Please register and complete the required waiver form by visiting www.wmtl.org/events. The day before each class, we’ll send you an email with a link to participate in these virtual classes.

    Essentials

    Questions about any or all of these events? Call the Adult Services desk at 973-728-2822 or email Ask-a-Librarian at wmtl@wmtl.org.