Special Events at the Library

Musical Performance - CLASSICAL GUITAR DUO WITH DARREN O'NEILL AND CHERYL TERHUNE CRONK

Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:00pm
"Recaptured Moment: The Music of Maria Linnemann" performed by guitarists Darren O'Neill and Cheryl Terhune Cronk. For more information on Maria Linnemann, check out her website. 

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Lecture Series - EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS HARD - AND HOW TO MAKE IT EASY

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
10:30am | Williamsburg Room
This course will explore the complexities of effective communication and uncover the secrets to making it easy. The class will cover perception, the need for feedback/acknowledgment, the power and pitfalls of language, and the group communication. Each session will be a combination of lecture, hands-on exercises, and group discussion. Please note this course will not run if there are fewer than 10 signups.

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Musical Performance - SUE MASKALERIS AND PABLO ASLAN - "TWO TO TANGO"

Sunday, April 9, 2017
2pm
Short Hills native Sue Maskaleris on piano, voice and violin with Grammy-nominated bassist Pablo Aslan. A musical tour of the contradanzas and habaneras of Cuba and Spain, up to Brazilian and Argentinian tango. Sue debuts two new compositions written for this concert.

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Lecture Presentation - ETERNAL SPRING WITH DR. MICHAEL NORRIS

Monday, April 17, 2017
2:00pm
Dr. Michael Norris, former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be presenting his lecture "Eternal Spring." Wander vicariously through fabulous private gardens, from ancient to medieval, brought to you by the art and plants of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its branch museum, The Cloisters. For more information on Dr. Norris, check out his website.


Lincoln Center Screenings - DANISH STRING QUARTET

Thursday, April 20, 2017
1pm
One of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage arrives at the Kaplan Penthouse for its Mostly Mozart debut with a fascinating program that begins with Mozart’s arrangements of The Well-Tempered Clavier followed by Thomas Adès’s kaleidoscopic fantasy Arcadiana and Beethoven’s earth-moving Grosse Fuge.


Lecture Presentation - HOW TO KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW; FAKE NEWS AND THE TRUTH WITH ANTHONY DEPALMA

Monday, April 24, 2017
7pm
Do you know how to spot fake news? Can you tell the difference between truth and fiction? Anthony DePalma is an American author, journalist, and educator who was a foreign correspondent and reporter for The New York Times for 22 years and is currently the Writer-in-Residence for SHU's College of Communications and the Arts. He will be here to help all of us with how to tell the difference between fake news and the truth.


Musical Performance - SHERI MILLER - FROM THE BEATLES TO PATSY CLINE

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00pm
Sheri Miller, guitarist and vocalist, will be performing "From the Beatles to Patsy Cline: An Intimate Afternoon with Sheri Miller." Press Quotes on Sheri Miller: “Alluring…She makes a powerful first impression, and then, even better, a series of more complex and lasting ones.” -Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone. See her website for more information.


Author Visit - THE OPTIMIST'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE WITH SUZANNE RISS AND JILL SOCKWELL
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7pm
We are welcoming Suzanne Riss and Jill Sockwell, the authors of The Optimist's Guide to Divorce, to the library to discuss their best-selling book. Wise, comforting, and uplifting, The Optimist’s Guide to Divorce captures the experience of sisterhood through the voices of its authors and their community of women in the Maplewood Divorce Club—women who understand what you’re going through, who know the practical issues as well as the emotional ones, and who can help you keep a sense of hope and a sense of humor.


Musical Performance - REMEMBERING PETE SEEGAR WITH SPOOK HANDY

Saturday, May 13, 2017
3pm
Spook Handy is a internationally-touring folk musician from New Brunswick, New Jersey. He performed alongside Pete Seeger more than 50 times in the last 10 years of Pete’s life, learning many of his songs and the stories behind them. “The audience will get to hear plenty of stories, and whether or not you followed his career, everyone will learn something new about one of America’s most important and influential musicians of the past 100 years,” he said.

Ongoing Programs at the Library

Film Festival: movies on occasional Fridays at 2pm.

Great Courses: every Wednesday from 11:30am-2pm.