August 2015 Archives

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Lee Caplan Trio & Art Night for Roman September 18

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Support the GOAL of Metuchen Girls Soccer with Chipotle Aug 26

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Universal Class New Program Available Online through MPL

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"Learn Something New Today!" Metuchen Public Library, in partnership with Recorded Books, is pleased to offer Universal Class, a powerful online continuing education service, to all Metuchen Library Cardholders starting on September 1, 2015.

Universal Class offers over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses taught by real instructors with 24/7 access via the internet. Video-based courses include accounting and bookkeeping, arts and photography, business, career training, crafts & hobbies, financial management, how-to, office skills, pet and animal care, real estate, self-help, teacher tools, writing help, and many more! Continuing Education Units (ECU) are available on selected courses. These non-credit courses are provided for your own personal enrichment. Learn on your own time at your own pace.
 
To learn more about Universal Class, please visit www.metuchenlibrary.org or call the Library at 732-632-8526.

Asbestos Abatement Completed at Metuchen High School

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MM received information regarding the fact that Metuchen High School had been undergoing an asbestos clean-up over last weekend. After contacting Vincent Caputo, the school district Supervisor, he sent the following statement as public notice:

"There was a small abatement project performed in the high school on Saturday August 1st. The building was closed down on Saturday and Sunday. TTI environmental was on-site monitoring the abatement and performed air sampling tests prior to opening the building on Monday. All permits were filed and received."

There are no further tests or procedures slated to take place and school will start on schedule on September 2nd.

Aaron Starmer of The Riverman Trilogy at Library August 27th

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DOGFEST WALK in Roosevelt Park on October 11th - register NOW!

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Canine Companions DogFest Walk 'n Roll, the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence. Get ready for a tail-waggin' good time! To find a DogFest Walk 'n Roll in your area visit cci.org/DogFest.

To walk or start a team, click the 'Register Here' button. 

If you have questions or to volunteer, email: DogFestNewJersey@cci.org.

Rules for Pooches and Pups at DogFest Walk 'n Roll:

- No female dogs in heat. 
- Dogs attending must be social and friendly with other dogs and people. 
- Dogs attending must be comfortable in crowds.
- Dogs who display aggressive behavior, as determined by Canine Companions volunteers or staff, will be asked to leave. 
- Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations. This means puppies must be over 4 months old and have completed their full set of puppy vaccinations, including rabies.
- All dogs must be kept on a leash, no longer than 6 feet, at all times.
- Dogs must be ready to have a good time, exhibited by lots of tail wagging!

Event Location: Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ


Event Schedule: 
DogFest Walk 'n Roll New Jersey10/11/2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration10/11/2015 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Obedience - Test your dog's skills!10/11/2015 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Walk Kick Off Ceremony10/11/2015 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Agility Course - Your dog can do it too!10/11/2015 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Canine Companions Assistance Dog Demonstration10/11/2015 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Testimony10/11/2015 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Canine Costume Contest and Parade10/11/2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fees:
Standard: No Fees
General Registration

- See more at: http://www.cci.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1137610&lis=1&kntae1137610=6DDD54DD4FE04F15B138A1E90C333E6E#sthash.eHYIVhhH.dpuf

Nails In the Wall Presents EarthAirFireWater This September

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Nails in the Wall, the Gallery at St. Luke's, the Metuchen exhibition space sponsored by St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, NJ, begins its fourth exhibition season with the Opening & Artists' Reception Saturday, September 19, 2-5pm, of

EarthAirFireWater: Elements/Sacraments.

In addition to the opportunity to meet most of the exhibiting artists, and hear several speak briefly about their work, the Opening will include Janet Aspinwall's dramatic monologue as the New Testament "Woman at the Well."

Aspinwall has performed in many community theater productions in New Jersey, most recently as Sister Aloysius in "Doubt" at the Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre.  She earned a BS in Drama and an MA in Mathematics at Syracuse University. Janet is a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen where she is currently a Deacon.

This exhibit itself features 50 pieces of work by 29 artists, both local and from across the country and continues from September 19 through December 31, 2015.

Included in the exhibit is art in a full range of media, from free-standing, three-dimensional works to collage, paintings, mosaic, video and photography.  "The Gallery Board was amazed at the scale of many of the works sent to be considered," acknowledged Board Member Deborah Kmetz.  "It's almost as though the theme called for pieces 'as big as all outdoors'!  But we are delighted to have a space that can elegantly present work of very large dimension."

Pennsylvania artist John Langdon, artist and graphic designer who created images for both the book and the film Angels and Demons, has several large graphics in the exhibit, along with a print of the ambigram he created for the Dan Brown work.   


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