50 Shades of Taking Charge
Lectures on All Topics Related to Aging Well
We all know that “60 is the new 30,” but many issues relate uniquely to getting older, which, in the memorable words of Bette Davis “is not for sissies.”
Since 2013 we have sponsored great talks and workshops on all topics related to aging and aging well — from creaky joints to choosing a financial advisor. This fall and winter, we’re pleased to offer another great roster of experts covering a wide range of topics.
As always, a light lunch will be served, and registration is requested.
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  • : Nutritionist, Jennifer Luster — Easy Tips for Healthy Eating
  • : Devanshu Modi, Esq. — How to Choose a Financial Advisor in Uncertain Times
  • : Lorie Gardner of Healthlink Advocates — Advocating for Yourself or a Loved One in Sickness and Health
  • : Nutritionist, Jennifer Luster — Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining 15 Pounds
  • : Marie Lupo, Healing Arts at Atlantic Health System — Get Creative and Feel Good!
  • : Cheryl Walters, Norwescap — Fitness for Balance, Strength and Wellness
  • : Jennifer Ferrico and Erika Downes, Neat Method — It’s a New Year: Let’s Get Organized!
Wine with Friends
Fall Fundraising Party at the Library
Join the Friends of Kemmerer Library for a delightful evening tasting fine international wines offered by Michael Peters, formerly of Pierre’s restaurant, Gallo International, and Frederick Wildman & Sons. Delicious hors d’oeuvres by David Ellis Events will complement the wine sampler menu.
Don’t miss this scrumptious opportunity to support YOUR library!
$65 per person, $75 at the door. RSVP via PayPal below, or stop by the Library to drop off your check.
All proceeds to benefit the Library
Art4All — Acrylics for Beginners
New Program Series
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint but never got around to taking a class?
Barbara Gerson of Art4All Studio is set to teach a series of 5 workshops for beginners here at the Library. A trained art teacher, Barbara runs a successful art program for all ages out of her studio in Somerville. We are thrilled that she will make the journey to Harding in the coming weeks.
The cost for 5 sessions is $50. Participants are asked to bring their own paint brushes and 3 canvases. We supply easels, paint, and palettes.
Registration required, please. We need at least 8 participants to start the series.
iPhone/iPad Workshops
i-Update with Caitlin Trought
Caitlin Trought, local expert on all this “i”, is back with two timely workshops for iPhone and iPad users, beginning and intermediate. Caitlin will cover important updates, operating system changes, device maintenance, as well as general troubleshooting. Downloading online e-books, audiobooks, and magazines from the Library website will also be covered.
Registration requested, please.
Discover Our Local Heritage
An Evening with a Soldier of the American Revolution
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of American’s National Park Service. In honor of this milestone, Park Ranger, Eric Olsen of Morristown National Historical Park, invites you to join him for an interactive history lesson for the whole family. Dressed in 18th century style clothing, complete with musket, bayonet, and cartridge box, Mr. Olsen presents a first person account of the life of a common soldier during the American Revolution.
Refreshments will be served. Registration requested, please.
Tea and Shakespeare
First Folio and More!
What is a folio? How did Shakespeare’s First Folio come to be? Why is it important? Who is Henry Clay Folger and what role does he play its story? Why will it be on display at Drew University?
These and other questions will be answered by Professor Frank Occhiogrosso of Drew University in an engaging lecture with tea and cookies. Dr. Occhiogrosso won awards as scholar-teacher of the year twice at Drew. He has edited two books, Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays (U of Delaware Press, 2003) and Shakespearean Performance: New Studies (Fairleigh Dickinson U Press, 2008). In addition to teaching courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan Poetry, Elizabethan Drama, the Renaissance, Modern Drama, and American Drama, he has also worked in the theater as, among other things, dramaturge for the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey.
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