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Recurring Programs 2023
Book Clubs: Afternoon: 1:00 pm | Evening: 7:00 pm | Monthly Monday: 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, & 6/5
Game Night NEW! We’ll have games set up (like Scrabble, Mah-Jongg, cards & more), or feel free to bring your own: Monthly Tuesdays at 6:30 pm: 2/7, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, & 6/13
Knitting and Crochet Club: Every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Short Story Group: Monthly Friday mornings at 11:00 am: 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, & 6/16
Trivia: Monthly Thursdays at 7:00 pm: 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, & 6/15
Writers Group: Monthly Thursdays at 7:00 pm: 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, & 6/1

JANUARY
Watercolor Painting Course (Intermediate*)
*Must have attended our Spring or Fall 2022 Beginners 4-Week Course
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Remaining dates: January 30, February 6 & 13
With: Lynn Schwartz. Please bring previously provided painting materials. Limited to 15.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pequannock Library

Watercolor Painting Course (Beginner) *Course is full with a wait list*
Beginners 4-Week Course: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Remaining dates: February 1, 8, & 15
With: Lynn Schwartz. All materials are provided. Limited to 15.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pequannock Library

Estate Planning 101
Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 pm
With: Casha, Casha, & Evans LLC
Learn all about how to plan your Estate, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills/Advance Directives, and Trusts.

FEBRUARY
Virtual Museum Tour
With: The American Revolution Museum
Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm on Zoom
Join a museum educator from the American Revolution Museum in Philadelphia for a guided, virtual walk-through of the Museum’s core galleries. Learn how soldiers, women, African Americans, Native Americans, children, and others experienced the tumultuous events of the Revolution through the stories and objects they left behind. This is a Better Together event with Butler, Kinnelon, and Riverdale Libraries. 

A Musical Journey Through the Decades (1940s – 1970s)
Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm
With: Gerard & Diane Barros
Join us for a musical journey through the decades with some fun trivia throughout the show! You’ll hear hits from all styles, ranging from Big Band, DooWop, Rock & Roll, British Invasion, Folk, Pop and others.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pequannock Library

Calming Practices for Stress Management
Monday, February 13 at 7:00 pm
With: Roots to Rise Connect
This 90-minute program will draw on various practices from Yoga, Ayurveda, and Energy Medicine as a means of training the nervous system to better handle stress. 

The Morris Canal (Virtual)
Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm
Join the Canal Society of New Jersey’s Tim Roth as he explores the history of the Morris Canal from its inception in the 1820s to its abandonment 100 years later.
This is a Better Together Program with Butler, Kinnelon, Pequannock & Riverdale Libraries.

Unintentional Failure is Your Greatest Gain
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
With: Gina Mongiello, Master the Craft Toastmasters Club
Join us for a presentation from non-profit club member and Vice President of Education, Gina Mongiello, who will speak on how Toastmasters can help you. This special presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask members questions or inquire about membership. 

MARCH
Frida Kahlo: Dreams, Demons, and Devotion

Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 pm
With: Janet Cohen Mandel 
Frida Kahlo’s paintings illustrate the anguish and passion of a fascinating, complicated personal and artistic life. The astonishing works of this Mexican and feminist icon will be looked at through the lens of her ethnicity, disabilities, and political activism, especially emphasizing her engagement with the natural world.

Introduction to Embroidery
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
There are so many embroidery stitches, but in the beginning, you don’t need to know that many! Learn beginner embroidery stitches to embroider a wildflower project. All materials provided. Must be able to work with a needle.

Healthy Eating with Diabetes
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm
With: Danielle Buonforte, RD of ShopRite of Lincoln Park

Gardening For Wildlife
Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 pm
With: Great Swamp Watershed Association
Learn how to use native plants to attract beneficial wildlife into your backyard, how to reduce your water use, and how to minimize gardening pollutants to benefit the local environment and wildlife. You’ll learn about the value that wildlife brings, and leave the presentation armed with a trove of information about what you can to plant to support local bird, bee, and butterfly populations.

APRIL
An Evening with Elizabeth I

Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
With: Ladies of History, Historical Reenactment
Come join us as we meet Elizabeth the First, Queen of England and the iconic queen of the Elizabethan Age. She will talk about her life, her loves, her accomplishments and her love for her country.

Creating a Cottage Style Garden 
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm
With: Rutgers Master Gardeners
Do you dream of a lush, colorful informal garden filled with flowers? Then Cottage Gardening is for you! The charm of a cottage style garden is characterized by the profusion of plants, color, fragrance and a little bit of whimsy. Essential elements and simple steps to achieve the look of a cottage garden will be presented.

Seasonings: Cook & Share
Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm
Select a recipe from Weeknights with Giada (order through Main Libraries). Make the dish and bring it along to share (limited to 15 participants).

Robert Frost’s New Hampshire: 100 Years Later
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
With: Brianne Colombo
New Hampshire is a 1923 volume of poems written by Robert Frost which won the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. We’ll discuss this collection, which included many of his well-known poems, as well as Frost’s biography. 

MAY
Remembering Pequannock’s Veterans
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm
With: The Pequannock Township Historical Society

Eco-Friendly Cleaning
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm
With: Great Swamp Watershed Association
Learn about the ingredients found in our personal and household cleaning products, and how products labeled as “environmentally safe” are not all created equal – and why you need to be concerned and educated about what’s in your cleaning cupboard. Common ingredients in many household products can have detrimental environmental impacts on you, our local environment and our regional water supply. You will leave with some DIY cleaning product recipes to make your own homemade cleaning products!