2/10 | Paper Mill Playhouse Children’s Theatre on Tour: Alice in Wonderland
2/11 | Selling Your Home in 2018
Realtor Suzy Minken spent a good two hours sharing the elements of a “winning strategy” for achieving the highest price when selling your home.
2/13 | Lunar New Year Celebration
Children and adults were greeted to a festively decorated room for the Library’s first Lunar New Year Tri-lingual Story Time.
In celebration of the Year of the Dog, the excited audience listened as Children’s Librarian Amanda Winter read a story in English about a dog who is a loyal friend. The children also heard a colorful story in Chinese and English about a silly dog who needed a bath. Librarian Hongmei Liu told the story in Chinese, while Amanda simultaneously told the story in English. Children and parents loved acting out the songs “The Three Bears” and “Cuteness” as Youth Services Assistant Diane Choi sang the words in Korean. Attendees learned about some of the different decorations and preparations people make to celebrate while listening to the story, “Bringing in the New Year,” which was told in Chinese and English.
Hongmei and Diane each talked a little about how the holiday is celebrated in China and South Korea. Hongmei brought in a lantern decoration and a qi pao dress to show the children. Diane shared pictures of foods and activities associated with the holiday in South Korea while dressed in a traditional dress, han bok.
In addition to learning about the holiday, participants learned the Korean words for ‘cuteness’ (gwi gomi) and ‘bear’ (gom) and the Chinese words for ‘dog’ (gou) and the color ‘red’ (hong.)
After the stories and songs, children colored and decorated dragon masks.
2/13 | Get Lit Casual Book Club
For more on Sherman Alexie, listen to his 6/20/2017 interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.
2/13 | Living a Heart Healthy Life
Cardiologist Dr. Liliana Cohen gave an informative presentation on “Living a Heart Healthy Life” in collaboration with the Summit Medical Group.
Some of the topics she she covered include: an overview of Cardiovascular Disease and its prevalence, symptoms of heart disease and the different symptoms experienced by men and women, risk factors, how to eat healthy , importance of physical activity and weight management, blood pressure, hypertension, and how to lower heart disease risk.