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SCLSNJ to Offer Second Pour of Coffee Time Talks

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  • Alisa Dupuy as Queen Victoria

SCLSNJ to Offer Second Pour of Coffee Time Talks

Indulge in coffee, conversations, and more at your Library

Beginning this April, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will offer a series of programs for adults exploring science, technology, history, and culture. Additionally, the System will be digging deeper into local and national history through live-action, living history presentations.

“We are looking forward to a new edition of our popular series, Coffee Time Talks,” said Marcela Dunham, system programming coordinator. “There is something for everybody: genealogy, World War II history, Shakespeare’s gardens, and more. These programs offer a wonderful opportunity for patrons to learn more about a variety of interesting topics in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere while meeting new people and mingling over a cup of coffee or tea.”

All programs run from 11 a.m. – noon. Attendees are encouraged to stay through 1 p.m. to converse with fellow patrons and enjoy some light refreshments.

Connect at SCLSNJ’s Coffee Time Talks program series:

April 11 – It’s Elementary My Dear Watson: Solving Mysteries with Genetic Genealogy
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren
Rutgers genetics researcher Anthony May will discuss how to select the right DNA test, understand the results in the context of your family tree, and maybe make big family history discoveries. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/595154.


April 23 – Streaming Services
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
In this workshop, technology consultant and Hillsborough resident Rohit Anand will review video and audio streaming services. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/602319.

May 1 – Meet Mark Twain

SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at
Storyteller Charles Kiernan brings Mark Twain to life in this vivid portrayal of the famous writer, humorist, and lecturer.Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/594248.

May 7 – Fourth Oldest Hiker Walks the Appalachian Trail
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Mike Venus shares his story of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail at the age of 77.
Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/594839.

May 16 – Meet Queen Victoria
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren
Queen Victoria, portrayed by actress Alisa Dupuy, will share stories of her childhood and her marriage, and will debunk some popular myths surrounding the woman who gave her name to an era. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/599249.

May 24 – Jack the Ripper: Profiling a Serial Killer
SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
Clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Vogel will offer an overview and psychological profile of infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/595186.

June 5 – New Ways to Communicate
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 have to offer.
Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/596454.

June 6 – Comics as Propaganda during WWII
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren
Comic book characters proved to be persuasive icons in WWII’s most colorful and indelible propaganda campaign. Presented by Dr. James Kimble from Seton Hall University. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/595207.

June 11 – Jane Austen and the Regency World
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Gwen Kuebler, reenactor and volunteer with the Ford Mansion in Morristown, presents a program about the Regency Era that formed the backdrop for Jane Austen’s romantic novels. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/595800.

June 14 – Meet P.T. Barnum: The Master Showman

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.” Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/602104.

June 18 – Shakespeare’s Garden: How to Bring the Bard to your Yard
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. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/597175.

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