In the Chase Room Gallery
Saturday, Sep. 7 from 2-5pm
A collection of recent artwork by Essex Fells artist, Scott Sorrentino, Saturday, September 7th through Friday, October 25th, 2019. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7th, 2-5pm.
A free exhibit.
Join us for the new Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.
Begins Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:00 pm
Class is intended for intermediate to advanced non-native English speakers who wish to improve their conversation skills for social and workplace situations. The class will teach pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and more through reading aloud, listening, and interactive activities. More information may be obtained by contacting the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County at (973) 984-1998
The class will be held every Wednesday from September 11th until November 27th
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:00pm
Relive and remember The Revolutionary War as interpreted by Washington’s Headquarters volunteer docent Joel Farkas!
This lecture starts with Major George Washington and The French and Indian War. Joel will then go into more detail about The Revolutionary War including "No Taxation without Representation". The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Declaration of Independence and much more! And of course, he will discuss George's Cherry Tree and his teeth!
In addition, Joel will take us on a visual tour of the Ford Mansion (Washington’s Headquarters) looking at some of the historical artifacts in the mansion, their stories, and in some cases their connection to George Washington.
Online registration required for this program.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 pm
Author Paul Kahan will be here discussing his book on one of Philadelphia's most well known landmarks, the Eastern State Penitentiary. Paul Kahan presents the history of this revolutionary penitentiary, from its inception as a model of the revolutionary Pennsylvania System of incarceration in 1829 to the demands for its closure in the wake of ever-increasing violence in 1971. Online registration required for this program.
Monday, Jul. 8, 10:30 am
Total attendance for this popular speaker's seminar was 73.
Doug Simon: Is the Post WWII International System in Danger of Collapse?
Led by the US, the post WWII international system was constructed with the idea of bringing order to the system and avoiding conditions that caused the horrors of two world wars. That system is now under stress. Join us for this timely seminar.
Dr. Simon is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Drew University, where he specializes in international affairs.
Thursday, July 11th, 10:30am
Rick Geffken :Slavery in New Jersey and the Quaker Abolition Movement
This presentation is an overview of the history and legacy of slavery in New Jersey, and how Quakers influenced its eventual illegality. New Jersey, sadly, was the last northern state to outlaw slavery (1866). The majority of New Jersey voters also voted against Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 election.
A retired U.S. Army officer and Viet Nam veteran, he holds a BS in Economics from St. Peter’s University, a Secondary Teaching Certificate from Monmouth University, and an MA from Montclair State University.
Monday, July 15th @10:30 am
Nicholas Corasaniti: Finding Truth in the Historically Wide and Diverse 2020 Election Field
The sprawling Democratic field in the 2020 election presents a unique challenge to reporters: How best to fairly cover the issues and policies brought forth by so many different candidates, and also properly hold them to account?
Chatham native Nick Corasaniti is a New Jersey-based correspondent for The New York Times. He covered the 2016 presidential campaigns of President Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor Chris Christie.
Thursday, July 18th @10:30am
Martin Kane: Lake Hopatcong’s Rise as a Great Resort
From the 1880s through the 1930s thousands visited the Lake Hopatcong each year, including leaders of government, industry, and entertainment. Learn about this ‘Jewel of the Mountains’, and its rise as a great resort.
A graduate of Queens College and St. John’s University School of Law, Martin Kane is a native of New York City. Now retired from government law, Marty has served as president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum since 1990, and has been a board member with the Lake Hopatcong Foundation since its founding in 2012.
Monday, July 22nd @10:30 am
Martin Schneit: Growing up in NYC During WWII
New York was the setting for the German American Bund, the Manhattan Project, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Stage Door Canteen, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Camp Shanks, troopships, and more.
A native New Yorker, historian Martin Schneit has lectured widely in NYC and recorded for the Jewish Braille Institute.
Thursday, July 25th, 10:30am
Michael Gabriele: New Jersey Folk Revival Music
Michael Gabriele will speak about the contents of his book, which traces the history of the genre of folk revival music and how it has evolved over the years.
Michael is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, and graduate of Montclair State University. He has worked as a writer and journalist for more than forty years. He is a member of the executive board of the Nutley Historical Society, and serves on the advisory board of the Clifton Arts Center.
Monday, Jul. 29, 10:30 am
Two American-born and raised Muslim men, one of Immigrant Pakistani parents and one of American born Caucasian convert parents. Both are intensely loyal and proud of their American identity. Both are devout practicing Muslims raising families in New Jersey.
Are there conflicts between their Muslim and American identities? Do they face prejudice or bias in their lives? How are they forging a path of faith in today’s America? Find out at this fascinating seminar.
A free seminar. No registration required.
Thursday, Aug. 1, 10:30 am
Morristown, Springfield and Connecticut Farms: these local familiar places were all battlefields more than 200 years ago. Find out about these battles and the significance of the locations at this seminar.
John Kieser, is a retired Professional Engineer and real estate developer. David Siegfried is a graduate of Madison High School and Harvard Law School and was an attorney in NYC and Asia. Both men are members of NJ Sons of the American Revolution.
A free seminar. No registration required.
Wednesday Night Films: Pickup on South Street
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:00 PM
Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters
A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.
Wednesday Night Films: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:00 PM
1939/ 85 min/ NR
Stars Basil Rahtbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
(description from IMDb)
Free. No registration required.