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Nonfiction Author Series: Robin Gaby Fisher

Robin Gaby Fisher is the New York Times bestselling author of After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival, a book about the Seton Hall fire in 2000.  She teaches journalism at Rutgers University-Newark, where she is Director of the Journalism Program.

Robin Gaby Fisher is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing and the New York Times bestselling author of seven non-fiction books.

For 15 years, she worked as a news features writer for The Star-Ledger.  Her newspaper series about the Seton Hall arson fire was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and her stories about the lives of three troubled youths from New Jersey’s inner cities was a Pulitzer finalist in the same category.  Ms. Fisher was also a member of the Star-Ledger team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the resignation of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey.  She is currently working on a book with Paul Holes, the forensic scientist who broke the Golden State Killer case.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ESL Class

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, this series of classes spans 8 weeks from September 5 through October 24.  The program will be conducted by Language Education and Resource Network (LEARN) and volunteer tutors.  Students will be divided into small groups by skill level.  The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn!  Register online, in person, or call 973-635-0603.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cinema214: The Lion King (PG, 118min)

Rated PG and runs 118 minutes.

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Join us on Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CALL Lecture—Vixens, Volcanoes, and Vipers: How Mary Shelley Wrote Frankenstein

Dr. Corey Abate, Chair of the English Department at The Willow School in Gladstone, NJ, will speak about the harrowing circumstances under which Mary Shelley created her most famous novel and one of literature’s most despicable characters. Please join us on Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm. You may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Book Group

The group will be discussing The Library Book by Susan Orlean on Wednesday, October 30 at 1 pm.   Everyone is welcome to attend. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Pastel and Acrylic Art Show by Pam Gosner

New Providence resident, Pam Gosner will hold a show of her pastel and acrylic paintings that include landmarks in France, and scenery in U.S. National Parks. An opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:15 pm. The public is invited to attend. The show may also be viewed during regular library hours through November.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Talk with Lisa Tognola

Chatham resident, Lisa Tognola will speak about her recent novel, As Long As It’s Perfect involving a couple who try to build their dream house and find it comes with much conflict as well as humor. Lisa Tognola is a freelance writer, social worker, and a former humor columnist at The Alternative Press. Please join us Tuesday, November 5 at 7 pm and meet the author.

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Gen Y and Other Job Seekers Networking Group

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, November 6 and 20 at 7 pm, and all are welcome to attend.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jersey Lightning: A Story of Booze, Apples, and Local Industry

Maressa McFarlane of the Morris County Parks Commission will speak about the history of the alcoholic beverage, Apple Jack and its production in New Jersey. Please join us Wednesday, November 6 at 7 pm.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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