Upcoming Events

Let's Talk About It Muslim Journeys: Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
Wednesday April 23
7pm - 9pm
Program Room B

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Read and discuss Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie. Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently. Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves.

This discussion will be led by Dr. Chris Taylor of Drew University. Multiple copies of the book are available near the Circulation Desk. This discussion series is made possible by a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The programs are free and all adults are welcome to attend. Please register online or by calling 908-204-3031 ext. 116.

decorative imageBaby Time (Birth - 15 Months)
Thursday April 24
9:30am - 10am
Songs, rhymes and stories for the wee ones.
Just drop in!
No registration required.
Program begins at 9:30am. Doors open at 9:15am.
Meet on the story steps.

decorative imageToddler Time (16 - 30 months)
Thursday April 24
10:30am - 11am
Interactive story time for 16 - 30 month olds accompanied by an adult.
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decorative imageFilm Series with Dr. Kalyan Ray: 'Nine Lives'
Thursday April 24
12pm - 3pm
Today's feature film: Nine Lives (2005)
Running time 112 minutes

Enjoy an expertly-selected film with discussion, insider information, and commentary by Dr. Kalyan Ray.
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decorative imagePoetry Celebration
Thursday April 24
7pm - 8pm
Enjoy reading by local poets published
in the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries
2014 Poetry Anthology.
Light refreshments will be served.
Register online or by calling 908-204-3031 ext. 116

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