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Adult Services Department - Programs and Services

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Fiddler on the Roof

Wednesday, September 30 7:00pm
Hear the real story behind one of the last great book musicals, and enjoy clips from the much-loved 1971 film adaptation. James Kolb, Ph.D., Professor of Drama at Hofstra University, will explore the intentions of the composer, lyricist, and librettist in depicting Tevye’s pursuit of "tradition" in a world undergoing significant changes. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, Fiddler on the Roof was the first musicals to run for more t
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Evening Book Discussion

Department of Speculation
by Jenny Offill
Wednesday, September 30 7:00pm

Copies of these books will be available at the Circulation Desk.
An unflinching portrait of marriage features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who starts out an idealistic woman and confronts an array of universal difficulties.
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Poetry: Verse in Person

Tuesday, September 29 7:00pm
Each month a guest poet presents a reading after which the audience is encouraged to share original works at an open mic. This month’s guest is award-winning poet and children’s book author Darren Sardelli, who will keep you laughing with his humorous poetry and dazzle you with his whimsical rhymes. ...
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America’s Navy

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
by Kirstin Downey
Monday, September 28 3:00pm

This monthly series will continue through August 2016. Copies of these books will be available at the Circulation Desk.
In 1775, America's fledgling Navy, consisting of ships converted from five merchantmen, faces off against the British fleet led by John Barry, Nicholas Biddle, and James Nicholson.
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From Mozart to Gershwin with Love!

Sunday, September 27 2:00pm
Anne Taffel, celebrated pianist and musical ambassador of the U.S. Department of State, leads an active career as soloist, recitalist, and teacher throughout the world. She earned her Baccalaureate of Music from Oberlin College and Masters in Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston. This program will include well-loved gems of the classical and romantic repertoire and tantalizing transcriptions of Gershwin favorites by Anne’s mentor, legend
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Job Seekers Club

How to Tell If a Company Culture Will Be a Bad Fit
Thursday, September 24 6:30pm

Need a helping hand in your job search? Career coach Bob Simmons will discuss proven job-hunting techniques at our monthly support group. The series will also provide a forum for job seekers of all ages to share their experiences, sharpen their skills, and network with others.
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Afternoon Book Discussion

This Side of Paradise
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thursday, September 24 12:00pm

Copies of these books will be available at the Circulation Desk. Published in 1920, this novel, which made Fitzgerald famous, captures the rhythm and feel of the gaudy decade that was to follow in America.
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Prepare for U.S. Citizenship

Wednesday, September 23 7:00pm
A team of officers from the local field office of the Department of Homeland Security will explain the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The presentation will include slides, handouts, and a “mock” interview.
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Quilting Circle

Tuesday, September 22 7:00pm
Love to quilt or want to learn how? This monthly gathering provides quilting companionship and direction in a friendly, supportive environment. You will receive a simple pattern with instructions at each meeting. All levels are welcome. No registration required.
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Meet the Author

Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground
Monday, September 21 7:00pm

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Beginning his career on a lark as a freelance contributor to SCRABBLE News, John D. Williams fell down a rabbit hole inhabited by gamers, geeks, and the grammar police. For 25 years, as the executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association, Williams served as the official spokesperson for the game...
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