Upcoming Adult Programs

Chester Library Adult Programs

June 2019

Register for all programs at chesterlib.org or call 908-879-7612

 

 

 

SENIOR LUNCH AND LEARN on Monday, June 3 at 12 PM

Monthly program on health and wellness for Senior Citizens. This month’s topic is “Diabetes: What you need to Know” presented by Audrey Taffet from VNA of Somerset Hills. A complimentary lunch is served. Co-sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.

 

YOUR CHILD AND SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING on Monday, June 3 at 7 PM

An estimated 9 out of 10 kids suffer from chronic conditions like ADD/ADHD, anxiety, aggression, speech problems and more. Traditionally, physicians have offered parents of children with these conditions treatment options that include prescription medication, counseling and surgery. However, research over the past 20 years has also linked each of these symptoms to a common root cause: Children’s Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Dr. Joseph Gaudio, a practicing dentist in Chester for over 30 years with expertise in CBD will discuss its causes, signs, behavioral and physical health problems that can result from it and how dentistry can help.

 

THE 15 MINUTE CONFLICT RESOLUTION SOLUTION on Thursday, June 13 at 7 PM

For most people, conflict is synonymous with arguing or fighting. However, by acquiring a greater understanding of the true nature of conflict, identifying the two distinct types as well as the root cause, anyone can improve their chances for a complete and permanent resolution to the issues at hand. By employing conflict resolution skills you can stop fighting and start resolving…any person, any issue, anytime. Presented by Janet Pfeiffer, a leading authority in the field of anger management and conflict solutions.

 

“IS THE POST-WW II INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE?” on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 PM

Professor Doug Simon will discuss the impact of the United States (along with some other key countries) moving toward a more unilateral foreign policy and away from the multilateralism that characterized the post-war system that was constructed by the likes of Truman, Acheson, Marshall and Kennan. Douglas W. Simon is emeritus professor of political science at Drew University. Professor Simon specialized in international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, international organization, and national security. In addition to The Challenge of Politics, he is coauthor of New Thinking and Developments in International Politics: Opportunities and Dangers and has contributed to such publications as the Harvard Journal of World Affairs, East Asian Survey, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Notes, Teaching Political Science and Society.

 

BOOK TALK: MIKE LEVINE’S “WORDS TO REPAIR THE WORLD” on Wed, June 19 at 7 PM

New York Times Senior Staff Editor Christopher Mele will speak on the newly published Words to Repair the World: Stories of Life, Humor and Everyday Miracles. Mele edited Miracles, which features 76 of award-winning journalist Mike Levine’s best columns. Levine was an Executive Editor of the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., a Senior Editor at ESPN the Magazine, and a writer who focused on community journalism and watchdog reporting. Three times a week for over 20 years, Levine wrote columns celebrating human triumphs against long odds. He also told harrowing stories of love and loss, heroism, and tragedy. By the end of each column, the power of his words could leave readers with any combination of humility, gratitude, outrage, tears, and/or laughter.

Mele, himself a 30-year journalist with a background in community reporting, also will focus on the current state and future of local news reporting as key to keeping residents informed about what’s happening in their towns, neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, and other aspects of local life.

 

MAHJONG on Tuesday, June 4 at 1 PM

Are you a Mahjong player and looking for a group? Our Mahjong group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 pm and is accepting new players. No instruction is provided so you must know how to play in order to join. Call Mary Murphy on 908-879-7612 to join.

 

KNITTING GROUP on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:30 AM

Bring your own project and enjoy knitting with others in this informal group. Please call Mary Murphy at 879-7612 if you are interested to confirm time and room location.

 

TECH HELP on Wednesday, June 5 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Beginning personal technical assistance on your device or computer. Contact Mary Murphy at 879-7612 for an appointment.

 

DIRECTOR’S BOOK REVIEW GROUP on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 AM

Monthly meeting to review pre-publication books.

 

QUILTING GROUP on Thursday, June 13 at 10:30 AM

Bring your own project and enjoy quilting with others in this informal group. Please note that you must know how to quilt to join. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please call Mary Murphy at 879-7612 if you are interested to confirm time and room location.

 

MORNING BOOK CLUB on Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30 AM

Meet third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Contact Mary Murphy at 908-879-7612 to join.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES FEATURING “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”

June 7 at 1 PM

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Leading actor Rami Malek was winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Actor. PG 13. 136 minutes.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES FEATURING “AT ETERNITY’S GATE”

June 21 at 1 PM

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Rated PG 13. 119 minutes.

Comments are closed.