Events & Programs

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Tuesday, February 20th at 7pm

Mary Shelley and Her Monstrous Progeny


200 years of Frankenstein! Popular speaker, Dr. Gillian Hettinger, returns to present a program about Mary Shelley and her circle of famous friends, as well as to celebrate the 200th birthday of Mary's creation: the book, Frankenstein, and its famous monster.

A free program. Please register here.


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Art Exhibit

January 15th through end of February

Chris Kappmeier, Oil Paintings in the Chase Room

Christopher Charles Kappmeier was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and raised in Maywood, New Jersey. He has been painting or drawing in one form or another as far back as he can remember. Kappmeier is a Fine Art graduate of The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, which sparked his passion for open-air painting. After postgraduate courses, Kappmeier traveled throughout Italy and England painting whatever inspired him along the way.  Kappmeier has also worked as a silkscreen and gold leaf printer. He is currently residing in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Artist Statement: Art is the most important thing in my life.  I love the feel of the brush to canvas, pencil to paper, the smell of the paints and linseed oil.  I use all mediums, including crayons, markers, watercolors, pens, pastels and collages.All of my landscapes are done in “open air”.  I don’t think you can paint a cold winter scene or hot summer day without being in it.  I like the smell of the snow, grass or rain and I paint it.  My art is about the feeling of the moment and not done from pictures, in this way I am part of all of my paintings.I love to create something from nothing, to take a blank canvas or a piece of paper and bring the feeling of the moment to others.  In the end, the artwork speaks for itself.


Wednesday Night Films at the Library


  Free. No registration required. 
   (Film synopses derived from IMDb.)


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Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm

The Shop around the Corner

1940/97min/NR
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Stars James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, and soon realize that they are falling in love...


Join us on Valentine's Day for this love story with a twist!

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Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm

Killer's Kiss

1955/67min/NR
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Stars Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith

While waiting to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells about the strange and twisty events that happened to him over the past couple of days.

Catch this underrated early Kubrick film with us.