SCLSNJ announces new Lunch & Learn program series
Programs will be held April through June at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and Warren Township Library branches
(Somerset County, NJ: March 17, 2016) Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will launch a new Lunch & Learn educational program series for adults this April.
“These programs will be intellectually stimulating and directly practical to the needs of adults,” said Selwa Shamy, SCLSNJ support services manager.
“The programs were selected under three subject matters: computers and technology, health, and the humanities,” said Jennifer Konopacki, adult services department supervisor at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch. “We encourage anyone who is interested to sign up and attend.”
All programs are held 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, however, participants are welcome to bring lunch. Registration is required.
The Aging Eye: Prevention and Treatment of Vision-Impairing Conditions
April 13 at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
April 21 at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
May 17 at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Barbara Perina, MD will cover such topics as: the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, understanding macular degeneration and glaucoma, how diabetes can affect the eyes, and the latest visual aides for low vision.
For more information or to register for the April 13 program: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=37230&lib=1007
For more information or to register for the April 21 program: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=33240&lib=1000
For more information or to register for the May 17 program: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=37227&lib=1001
Is This Thing On? Navigating the Digital World
April 26 at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
The digital divide widens with the rapid pace of new innovations and gadgets. What is out there and how it might benefit you can be lost in all the tech talk. Should you buy a tablet or a computer? Stick with your PC or move onto an Apple? How do you maximize your searches and why on earth do people want to share on Facebook? Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On?,” helps “digital immigrants” (those baby boomers and beyond not born with a keyboard and mouse in hand) understand what everyone is talking about and how to decide what might work best for them. For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=37226&lib=1001
Land of Refuge? Land of Opportunity? How the history of Latin American migration can help us understand current debates over refugees and immigrants
May 4 at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
How do we make sense of our current debates over refugee and immigration policy? How
can the history of Latin American migration to the United States help us understand these contemporary debates? This lecture and discussion will explore the migration history of 20th century Americas and challenge participants to reexamine commonly-held assumptions about American and Latin American history. Dr. Carl Lindskoog teaches courses in Latin American, African American, and United States history at Raritan Valley Community College. A specialist in immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States and Latin America, he is completing a book entitled “Haitian Refugees and the Rebirth of Immigrant Detention in the United States, 1973 to 2000.” For more information or to register:
Making the Most of Your Sleep for a Healthier You!
May 12 at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Participants will have an opportunity to learn what might hinder a good night’s sleep, ways to improve sleep time, and valuable hints for getting to sleep, and staying asleep. Presented by Rhonda McLemore, the Chief Polysomnographer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=33241&lib=1000
How to be Smart with your Smartphone and Tablet
May 25 at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On?,” will introduce the basics of how to enjoy a smartphone and tablet. Learn how to protect your device with a passcode and save the battery life. Discover how to text and what on earth an emoji is. Abby will also introduce the calendar, alarm, camera, and GPS features, explain where to customize the settings, and discuss downloading apps, music, and books. For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=34148&lib=1007
How To Safely Surf The Internet And Find (Almost) Anything Online
June 2 at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Everyone is fearful of security breaches and identity theft. Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On?,” will teach you how to create a memorable, safe, and unique password. She will also explain how to get the most out of your searches online, to safely shop and bank online, and will share recommendations for websites for travel, health, finance, and more. For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=33242&lib=1000
Protect Your Computer from Malware
June 7 at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Along with hacking vulnerabilities, malware is more prevalent and infiltrating of personal computers when it is least expected. All consumers need to know how to proactively protect themselves from exposure. An explanation of what malware is will be discussed, how to protect yourself, and reviews of some of the better antivirus programs available. Presenter Scot Gerardi of Scot Fixes PCs, who has 20 years of corporate I.T. computer support experience with companies including AT&T Bell Laboratories and Merck, will also cover the range of associated costs you can expect to incur if your computer is infected. For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=37228&lib=1001
A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
June 15 at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
During World War II, more than 1,000 women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors. Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60 million miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition). Thirty-eight of them died serving their country. Then they were told that men needed their jobs and they were dismissed and forgotten. SCLSNJ Librarian Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing WASPs through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP, became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war, and the first American woman to fly a jet airplane! For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=37232&lib=1007
Visit SCLSNJ.org for a full calendar of events and programs for all ages at SCLSNJ’s 10 library branches.
About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit SCLSNJ.org for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.