February Programs at the New Providence Memorial Library

New Providence Memorial Library February 2023

NP Chess Club (Kids, Teens & Adults)
February 6, 13, 20, 27
Learn to play chess from the NP Chess Club! Weekly play every Monday night from 5:30-7:30 in the Coddington Room. Instructional Lectures & Strategy February 6 and February 27 from 4:30-5:30 in the Conti Room. Open to kids, teens and adults. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Register at least 1 day in advance online at npchessclub.org.

Knit/Crochet Night (Adults & Teens)
February 6 at 7 p.m.
Drop by the Conti Room with a crochet or knitting project, and chat with this friendly group as you work. No registration required. To sign up for an email reminder, please call the library or email rsvp@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Drop-In Play Tuesdays (Kids)
February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Bring the kids to drop in and play in the Coddington room after storytime. Featuring 2-3 toys each week, including the newly refurbished dollhouse, the train table and the puppet theater!

Books & Bagels (Adults)
February 7 at 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join us for bagels & a book group with no assigned reading! Come and tell us about what you’ve been reading and which books you’ve enjoyed recently. This program was made possible by NP Bagel Cafe and the Friends of the NPML. To sign up for email reminders, call the library or email RSVP@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Everything SAT & ACT (Teens)
February 7 at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Learn all you need to know about your testing options for college applications. Which test is the right fit for you? What’s the deal with the digital SAT? How should you prepare? Rob Pollak from Pollak Tutors will present this session with a follow-up mock SAT on February 11. Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com to register.

The Art of the Appeal Webinar (Teens & Adults)
February 8 at 7 p.m.
Now more than ever, colleges are more willing to say “yes” to appeals for more financial aid and scholarship money for both new and returning students. This MCPT workshop provides detailed guidance for families on how to appeal for more financial aid and how to improve the likelihood of a successful appeal. Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com to register.

Book Group (Adults)
February 9 at 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The book group will discuss “The Tender Bar,” the memoir by J.R. Moehringer. To join the book group, email rsvp@newprovidencelibrary.org.

SAT Practice Exam (Teens)
February 11 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sign up to take a live, in-person mock SAT practice exam at the library. Exam will be proctored by Rob Pollak of Pollak Tutors. Students will go through a realistic test-taking experience in pencil with a bubble sheet. They will hand in their bubble sheet, but can take the test book home, after which they will receive a full score report via email. Register via email with student’s first and last name and current grade and school to: NPMLTeens@gmail.com. Open to high school students.

Batter Up – Let’s Talk Baseball (All Ages)
February 13 at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Baseball enthusiasts are invited to discuss teams, players and issues of the sport with other baseball fans. Now in its ninth year, this group of mostly seniors welcomes all ages to join the discussion. Email the library at rsvp@newprovidencelibrary.org to register.

Monthly Movie (Adults)
February 14 at 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
“The Good House” (Rated R) will be screened in the Conti Room. Sigourney Weaver plays Hildy, a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches who loves her wine and her secrets. Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her high-school flame, played by Kevin Kline. Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself. To receive an email reminder about the monthly movies, write to RSVP@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Knit/Crochet Night (Adults & Teens)
February 16 at 7 p.m.
Drop by the Conti Room with a crochet or knitting project, and chat with this friendly group as you work. No registration required. To sign up for an email reminder, please call the library or email rsvp@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Andy & Judy Folk Duo Concert (All Ages)
February 19 at 3 p.m.
Andy & Judy Folk Guitar is a talented duo that performs regularly at coffeehouses, festivals, libraries, and stages where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners. Andy & Judy do a masterful job of involving the audience in their performances. This concert is part of the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library’s annual concert series.

Book Group (Adults)
February 21 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The morning book group meets to discuss “Beautiful Country” by Qian Julie Wang. Copies will be available to check out at the front desk one month beforehand. To join the book group, stop by the reference desk or email RSVP@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Harlem Renaissance Art Talk
February 23 at 7 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
This talk will introduce you to the pantheon of inspired artists who produced astonishing and ground-breaking works. Janet Mandel won awards for teaching during her 32 year career in NJ public schools and now presents illustrated talks on art. Attend in person, or over zoom. To register, email RSVP@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Teen Book Talk (Teens)
February 28 at 5 p.m.
Come to the library for an informal book chat about whatever you’re reading, have read, or want to read! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come together to talk books and get some ideas for future reads. Register via email or just show up: NPMLTeens@gmail.com.

Cookbook Club (Adults)
February 28 at 1 p.m.
This month’s theme is one pot meals. Bring a cookbook or a recipe that you like to share with the group, or even cook and bring the dish itself if you’re feeling inspired! To join, stop by the reference desk or email RSVP@newprovidencelibrary.org.

Read to A Dog (1st – 4th graders)
February 28 at 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Are you a new or developing reader? Practice your skills by reading to a therapy dog. To register for your 15 minute slot, please email NPMLChildrens@gmail.com Register early!

Kids for Storytime at the Library:
Tuesday Storytime with Miss Cathy at 10:30 a.m. (preschool – K)
Featuring stories, interactive rhymes and movement!

Tuesday Evening Bedtime Stories with Miss Debbie
at 7:00 p.m. (all ages)
Subscribe to the Library’s YouTube channel for this program. Questions? Email NPMLChildrens@gmail.com

Wednesday Mother Goose Group with Miss Debbie
at 10:30 a.m. (babies-preschool)
An active storytime with songs, fingerplays, dancing and fun for babies to preschool– But older kids are always welcome!

Thursday Storytime with Miss Anita
at 10:30 a.m. (0 – 3 yr olds)
Bring your babies and toddlers for stories, rhymes and socialization.
*Our storytime programs will take a holiday break from December 20 – January 12. Tthe first storytime of 2023 will be Tuesday, January 17.

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