October Programs at the Union Public Library

Union Public Library October 2022

If you’d like a forecast of this year’s Supreme Court or are a Trekie; interested in writing or buying a home; and/or celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, come to Union Public Library in person, and/or virtually. To register for all events, please go to: uplnj.org/events/list/. To keep fully informed of what’s new at the library, sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know.

Drop-In Blood Pressure Monitoring (Vauxhall)
Monday, October 17 and 31, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
A free community program by the YMCA.

What’s the Verdict (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Each term the Supreme Court takes on cases that test the limits of constitutional government. In the 2022 term, the Court will review cases regarding whether universities can use race in admissions, congressional redistricting based on race, the power of state courts to review redistricting maps and election laws, free speech and freedom of religion claims for artists and designers, the power of the EPA over private property, and other important and divisive issues. Come and ask your questions. Presented by Ian Drake, Associate Professor, Political Science and Law at Montclair State University. Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Celebrate Hispanic-Heritage Month with Immigrant Stories (Vauxhall Branch)
Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Share and hear stories from immigrants who came to Union from Peru, Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador. Then let us know your story whether an immigrant or child/grandchild of an immigrant.

First Time Homebuyers Seminar (part 2) (Main Library)
Thursday, October 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.
MLB Residential Lending LLC will present The Mortgage Process from A to Z. Join us for part 2 of a 3-part series designed to cover all aspects of home buying.

Beginners Flow Yoga (Zoom)
Thursday, October 13, 20, and 27, at 6:00 p.m.
This class will lead you through the foundations of yoga postures, body awareness and alignment, relaxation of the mind, and connection with the breath. You will learn how to improve muscle strength, promote flexibility, and build your yoga program.

The Importance of Storytelling in the Job Process (Zoom)
Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Is storytelling part of your preparation when you prepare for a job interview? It should be. During this interactive online workshop, you’ll learn what “storytelling” is, and why it’s important. What is your story and how do you create it? How do I pivot interview questions to it? Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze story samples AND spend time writing your own interview stories. Presented by Laura Sokol, Manager of Curriculum Facilitation for AlphaBEST Education.

Scoring Star Trek’s Utopia (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Over nearly 60 years, Star Trek has grown from canceled television series to a beloved international franchise. Join us to explore how Star Trek’s iconic music both defines the franchise and shapes its many iterations over time. Presented by Paul Allen Sommerfeld, Ph.D. Music Reference Specialist,
Library of Congress.

Off the Shelf Book Club (Zoom)
Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
New members are always welcome. This month’s title is 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, edited by Lorrie Moore.
Drop-In Blood Pressure Monitoring (Main Library)
Monday, October 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
A free community program by the YMCA.

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group (In-person at Vauxhall Branch)
Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Members discuss their favorite books and authors and new members are always welcome. This month’s title is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG.

Writing Workshop with Critically Acclaimed Author Pamela Erens (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Critically acclaimed author, Pamela Erens, shares tips on writing and personal stories of her creative process. Her first novel, The Understory, was a fiction finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her second novel, The Virgins, received accolades from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her third novel, Eleven Hours was named a Best Book of 2016 by The New Yorker, NPR, and Kirkus. Erens’s middle-grade novel, Matasha, was published in June 2021. We’re fortunate to host her.

Poetry Readings and Open Mic (In-person at Kean or Zoom)
Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Join special guest poets for inspiration, and read your own at our open mic (one poem each). Participate online or at The Little Theater at Kean University in the Student Center (directions here). Please register to read by writing to abjette@kean.edu. This is always a very popular event.

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