One Community One Book
Kick-Off Party for This Year’s County-wide Read
Once again, the Library will serve as the venue for One Community One Book, the 4 month long reading project sponsored by Morristown Festival of Books.
This year’s selection, The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken by Laura Schenone, is a tender story about discovering family history in middle class New Jersey.
Book clubs and readers are cordially invited for refreshments and an informal program on leading a successful book group discussion.
It’s the Student, Not the College
Meet Kristin M. White, Educational Consultant and author of a must-have new book for students applying for college and their bewildered parents.
Kristin has a truly revolutionary theory: College rankings don’t matter! This claim might sound crazy, but it’s true: Research shows that where you go to school makes little difference to future financial success or quality of life—personal qualities such as ambition, perseverance, and a sense of purpose are all more important. In It’s the Student, Not the College, Kristin shows how to avoid unrepayable debt and set yourself up to grow, excel, and enjoy yourself at any school.
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It’s the Student, Not the College shows students how to build a personal “Success Profile” by adopting the traits that help students make the grade in school and life. In addition the book offers critical advice on criteria to consider when choosing a college, as well as tips for graduating career-ready and landing a great first job.
Expensive, elite colleges have too much sway over the minds and bank accounts of students and parents. It’s the Student, Not the College breaks that stranglehold—and reveals the real secrets of success.
High School students and their parents are cordially invited to this important, free of charge event. Refreshments will be served.
Memoir Writing Workshop II
With Mary Kenny and Markie Burke
New Series Starting in April. No Experience Necessary.
The reviews from our recent series of memoir writing workshops were outstanding, so we’re pleased to offer a fresh set of sessions this April. As always, no experience necessary. Just bring a pen and a pad!
Registration required, please

April Is for Garden Lovers
Gorgeous Container Planting with Kent Russell

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Meet the Garden Guru, nationally recognized horticulturalist and raconteur. Mr. Russell’s lectures never fail to inspire with live plants and hands-on demonstrations served with verve and humor. Expect to bring home lots of great ideas for fabulous planters! For information on the Garden Guru, please visit
We ask a $15 donation per person for the program. Plants will be available for sale after the lecture.
The event is at capacity. Please call the Library at 973-267-2665 to be waitlisted.
Learn to Sew for Kids
There’s no better feeling than using or wearing something that you have made yourself! In March of this year, the Library began offering workshops on sewing – with a sewing machine – for children ages 7 and up. Nine young ladies showed up for our first project, a drawstring gym bag, and two more great sewing tasks are in the works for May: A gathered skirt and a sleep-over pillow – just in time for summer camp. Participants will learn cutting, stitching, and sewing machine basics.
Registration is a must for these workshops as we need to know how much fabric to purchase. We ask a $5 materials fee for each session.
Sleepover Pillow
Gathered Skirt
iPad Workshop with Lara Rouillard
Tech guru, Lara Rouillard, will discuss tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad, demonstrate new apps and steps to keep your device updated. Refreshments will be served.
The New Art in Bloom 2015
Designer and Artisan Showcase
Hold the date for this year’s Art in Bloom, one of Harding Township’s most beloved fundraising events. The 2015 event will feature a series of boutiques with original designs in furniture, pillows, pottery, jewelry, and fine art for sale. As always, guests will enjoy wine and a traditional buffet while shopping, bidding on the silent auction, meeting friends and neighbors while supporting Kemmerer Library.
$50 per person. Proceeds to benefit Kemmerer Library Harding Township.

Place an Ad in the Art in Bloom Event Program
We invite individuals and local businesses to advertise in the event program. In addition to being featured in the program, ads will also be displayed in the Library’s lobby.
  • Full Page: $200
  • 1/2 Page: $100
  • 1/3 Page: $75
  • 1/4 Page: $50
Ad forms may be picked up at the Library or downloaded from the link below and sent via e-mail to
Ad Form
Completed ad forms may also mailed to KLHT, POB 283, New Vernon, NJ 07976 with a check made out to Friends of Kemmerer Library.
Now you can use Paypal to purchase your ad.
Art in Bloom Ads
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Please Support Your Library
Kemmerer Library depends on the generosity of Harding residents for 85% of its operating budget. Your charitable donations help us offer great programming, excellent collections, free WIFI and public computers, meeting spaces for local groups, and much, much more!
All of these services are completely free of charge, as is your library card.
We hope you will consider the Library in your charitable giving!
Please make checks payable to KLHT or use the Paypal button to donate with a credit or debit card.