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Coffee Time Talks 2018-04-16T10:33:32+00:00

Coffee Time Talks

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may call the branch manager at the hosting branch in advance of the program. Click here for details about each branch.

All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. Click on the title for more information and to register, or call 908-458-8400.


Science & Technology

Jack the Ripper: Profiling a Serial Killer
May 24
SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
The Ripper is one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. Clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Vogel studied the case and will offer an overview of a serial killer psychological profile.

New Ways to Communicate
June 5
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Technology consultant Rohit Anand will show how to stay connected using your smartphone for free video calls. Learn all the features that voice-activated new devices like Alexa have to offer.

History & Culture

Fourth Oldest Hiker Walks the Appalachian Trail
May 7
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Many people hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, and about 15,000 people have hiked the entire trail. But very few have hiked the entire trail at the age of 77. Mike Venus is one of them.

Comics as Propaganda during WWII
June 6
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren
Comic book characters proved to be persuasive icons in the war’s most colorful and indelible propaganda campaign. Presented by Dr. James Kimble from Seton Hall University.

Jane Austen and the Regency World
June 11
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Gwen Kuebler, re-enactor and volunteer with the Ford Mansion in Morristown, presents a program about the Regency Era that formed the backdrop for Jane Austen’s entertaining and romantic novels.

Shakespeare’s Garden
How to Bring the Bard to your Yard
June 18
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill
Explore Shakespearean gardens in the UK and the US and celebrate the flowers, herbs, and trees immortalized by the Bard. Presented by garden historian Lesley Parness.

Living History

Meet Mark Twain
May 1
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Storyteller Charles Kiernan brings Mark Twain to life in this vivid portrayal of the famous writer, humorist and lecturer. Enjoy Twain’s witty tales and lively anecdotes.

Meet Queen Victoria
May 16
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren
Queen Victoria, portrayed by actress Alisa Dupuy, will regale us with stories of her childhood and her marriage, and will debunk some popular myths surrounding the woman who gave her name to an era.

Meet P.T. Barnum
The Master Showman
June 14
SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
P.T. Barnum, portrayed by actor Neill Hartley, was the quintessential American entertainer, who won and lost fortunes giving the people what he thought they wanted: the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

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