West Milford Library announces upcoming programs

West Milford. The topics range from the Mars 2020 Rover and the impact opioids have in our community to a virtual book club and a new teen E-Zine.

| 01 Mar 2021 | 03:36

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

    Perseverance – The Mars 2020 Rover

    The Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance arrived on Mars Feb. 18, and is expected to explore the planet for several years. Join us for a free, informative virtual event on Thursday, March 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. to learn all about NASA’s latest mission to Mars, presented by Paul Cirillo.

    The Mars 2020 Rover will look for signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past as well as for signs of past microbial life itself. The rover will be using a drill to collect core samples and set them aside on the surface of Mars for a future mission to potentially return them to Earth. The mission will also demonstrate technologies for future human expeditions to Mars, such as producing oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, identifying water resources, improving landing techniques, and characterizing weather, dust, and other potential environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars.

    Register at www.wmtl.org/events. The day before the program, we will email you a link to participate. Questions? Call the Adult Services desk at 973-728-2822 or email Ask-a-Librarian at wmtl@wmtl.org.

    Virtual SoulCollage® workshops

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

    On Wednesday, March 25 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. experience Find an Inner Compass and create your own personal decks of collaged cards.

    Then on Wednesday, April 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., join Caregiver’s Corner for a special time out just for caregivers to relax, reflect, and enjoy the company of others in a small group.

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

    Virtual book discussion group for adults

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

    Our March selection is Educate: a Memoir written by Tara Westover. This title can be checked out from the library. Register at wmtl.org/events and we’ll notify you when a copy is ready for you to pick up. Join us virtually for the discussion on Wednesday, March 17, from 11-11:45 a.m. or on Thursday, March 18, from 7-7:45 p.m.

    New E-Zine Showcases Teen Talent

    If you’re in grades 9-12 and you like to write, draw, paint, sculpt, create mixed media, do digital art, take photos---or any other art you can send us a picture of—you are invited to publish your art virtually, for free in West Milford Township Library’s new e-zine talent catch.

    talent catch is a quarterly online magazine we hope to grow into a beautiful and meaningful package of ideas, words and images that represent the unique voices of our community’s high-school-aged youth. Talent catch publishes four times a year, and we accept submissions all year long.

    Visit www.wmtl.org/talent-catch to view our first issue and read detailed instructions for submitting your work. For questions, please feel free to email wmtl@wmtl.org.

    The Opioid Crisis in New Jersey: How Did We Get Here?

    West Milford Township Library will host a free, live virtual presentation by Rutgers Interdisciplinary Opioid Trainers (R.I.O.T.) on Thursday, March 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. The comprehensive, one-hour program covers Opioid Addiction, Overdose Management, and Medication Assisted Treatment. Participation is free and the content is appropriate for ages 18+.

    Pre-register by selecting the event on our calendar at www.wmtl.org/events. You will receive a link to join via Zoom the day before the event.

    The Rutgers Interdisciplinary Opioid Trainers are Graduate Students from several schools at Rutgers University including Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Public Health, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, School of Health Professions, and the Graduate School in Biomedical Science.

    Questions? Call the Adult Services desk at 973-728-2822 or email Ask-a-Librarian at wmtl@wmtl.org.