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04/04/2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
04/04/2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ESL (English as a Second Language)

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, this series of classes spans 8 weeks from April 4 to May 30 (no class on April 18).  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.

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04/05/2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CALL: Drawing Objects from Nature: Shape vs. Line

Peggy Dressel, a graduate of Pratt Institute and an instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, will offer a four-week course for beginners and intermediate students on Fridays, April 5, 12 & 26 and May 3 from 12 to 1 pm.  After learning to draw objects based on the cone, spear, and cylinder, the class will start drawing more irregularly shaped objects from nature like flowers, fruit or animals.  Value, light, shading and composition will also be taught.  Students will be required to bring a fine art pencil set or a few soft pencils (such as HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B); a white drawing paper pad 11” x 14” or larger; and erasers—kneaded or Staedtler Mars (plastic). The class is limited to 15 students.  Registration is required, and you must be able to attend all classes.  You may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.

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04/07/2019
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Drew Art Show

Members of the Drew Art Association will hold a Fabulous Fakes show featuring their own interpretations of paintings by famous artists. A reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library of the Chathams, will be held on Sunday, April 7 from 2:15 to 4 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  The show may also be viewed during regular library hours through Sunday, April 28.

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04/09/2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CALL: Brexit

Eugene Lieber, former Associate Professor of History at Essex County College, will present a lecture on the two sides of the Brexit issue in Britain and its ramifications for the nation on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 pm.  This is a free CALL lecture; however, pre-registration is requested.  You may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.

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04/10/2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be held on Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Appointments for this free service may be made in person or by calling the library at 973-635-0603.  Please bring all your financial records from 2018, copies of your 2017 Federal and State tax returns, all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service, picture identification, and proof of Social Security for all dependents filing.  Please sign up at the library or call 973-635-0603.

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04/11/2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ESL (English as a Second Language)

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, this series of classes spans 8 weeks from April 4 to May 30 (no class on April 18).  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.

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04/11/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cinema214: On the Basis of Sex (PG-13, 120min)

Rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours.

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.  Join us on Thursday, April 11 at 7 pm.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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04/12/2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CALL: Drawing Objects from Nature: Shape vs. Line

Peggy Dressel, a graduate of Pratt Institute and an instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, will offer a four-week course for beginners and intermediate students on Fridays, April 5, 12 & 26 and May 3 from 12 to 1 pm.  After learning to draw objects based on the cone, spear, and cylinder, the class will start drawing more irregularly shaped objects from nature like flowers, fruit or animals.  Value, light, shading and composition will also be taught.  Students will be required to bring a fine art pencil set or a few soft pencils (such as HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B); a white drawing paper pad 11” x 14” or larger; and erasers—kneaded or Staedtler Mars (plastic). The class is limited to 15 students.  Registration is required, and you must be able to attend all classes.  You may sign up online or call the library at 973-635-0603.

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04/12/2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Italian Conversation Group

Are you a bit rusty with your Italian language skills?  Luciana Santoriello and other fluent speakers will moderate Italian discussion groups.  Join us Friday, April 12 at 1 pm or Tuesday, April 30 at 7:15 pm and these fluent speakers will help you and others get a conversation going.

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