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LIBRARY NEWS
APRIL POETRY CONTEST AWARD WINNERS
The results are in! See who placed in each category and view all entries by visiting https://hclibrary.libguides.com/Poetry or stop by the Headquarters Library Gallery to see the physical installation through May 12.
FOHCL BOOKS FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP
FoHCL's Books for the College Bound scholarship will once again be awarded to 5 graduating high school seniors. Applications are due by May 6th. Visit bit.ly/2022FoHCLbooks for more information.
CONSTRUCTION AT THE HEADQUARTERS LIBRARY
The Headquarters Library will be starting a major construction project next month! When it’s over, the public will have access to a state-of-the-art Makerspace, an updated public computer lab, quiet study space, and small group meeting rooms. Find out more about the project here: https://bit.ly/HQ_reno and follow us for more updates! This project is supported by funds from the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, administered by the NJ State Library. This project is matched from County Capital support from the Hunterdon County Commissioners and library funding from the Anneliese Stefani Bequest Fund.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES DIRECTORY
View the videos in this directory to learn about non-profit organizations in Hunterdon County and their volunteer opportunities. Presented by Hunterdon County Library and Hunterdon County Department of Human Services.
FEATURED EVENTS
DECODING THE MYSTERIES OF CATS!
Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm
This Zoom webinar explains cat behavior that help shape their lives with Stephen Quandt, Feline Behaviorist, FFCP, most recently with the Animal Care Centers of NYC and the ASPCA. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-2sqD8sGtfGezA4-zsLJOZNu47Uvn_H
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the meeting invitation.
Stephen will also be doing a Zoom talk on The Dogs of Chernobyl (6/8 @ 7pm), where he gives a personal look at the dogs who descended from the pets left behind after the nuclear accident of 1986.
GROW YOUR OWN VEGGIES
Tuesday, May 24 at 2:00pm
Learn everything you need to know to grow your own vegetable garden! Marleny Franco’s tips and tricks will give you confidence to get started. It's not too late! Please register to receive the Zoom link: https://hclibrary.libcal.com/event/9196648 Can't attend? Don't worry! A recording of this educational presentation will be posted to the library YouTube page.
SING A CAPELLA WITH A REAL BARBERSHOP QUARTET
(Postponed) New Date TBD- Headquarters Library
The Hunterdon Choral Alliance's Ovation Quartet will cover the history of a cappella music and barbershop harmony, a basic lesson on what makes a song barbershop, and perform songs by these great entertainers. Join in simple group singing to hear your voice blending in a quartet. No experience required!
DATE NIGHT: SMASH JOURNALING
Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm at Headquarters Library
Bring your favorite person to the library for an evening of smash book journaling. "Smash booking is about documenting anything that matters to you without worrying about getting it neatly organized and you can smash in memorabilia." So bring along some memorabilia; the library will provide everything else you need.
DISCOVERY OF A MASTERPIECE
Mallory Mortillaro will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. Use the library events calendar to reserve your spot: https://hclibrary.libcal.com/event/9045438
LAURIE WALLMARK WRITING WORKSHOP
This workshop, offered by published author Laurie Wallmark, will cover everything you need to know to get started writing and/or illustrating children's books. Use the library events calendar to reserve your spot: https://hclibrary.libcal.com/event/9123453
VOGON POETRY SLAM
Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00pm at Headquarters Library
Reader’s of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy know Vogon poetry is the third worst in the universe. Think you can write something worse? Register to share something excruciatingly awful. Prizes will be awarded to the worst of the worst.
ACTS OF KINDNESS: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES
Summer Reading Program - Make a variety of ocean creatures that the library will use to decorate the children's room as we prepare for our summer reading program. This is available as a grab and go program at the Headquarters, North County, and South County Branches and as an in-person program on Thursday, May 19 6:30 at the North County Branch.
CONTAINER GARDENING
Why grow vegetables in containers? Potted veggies grown on patios, decks or balconies are the perfect solution for gardeners with limited space or little time to care for a large garden. Join Certified Rutgers Master Gardener volunteer Vicki Dole as she discusses containers, soil, plants and conditions needed to grow a variety of vegetables and herbs. This program is being offered at both HQ and NCB! Use the library events calendar to register: https://hclibrary.libcal.com/
OUTDOOR STORYTIME
Wednesdays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 from 10-10:30am at HC and NCB
Bring a blanket and join us for outdoor storytime! Ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. Register per session on our Events Calendar at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1432.
YOUNG PERFORMERS
Are you a teen instrumentalist or vocalist looking for performance experience at Hunterdon County Library? Apply for Young Performers to learn more!
FRED MILLER: LECTURES-IN-SONG
Wednesdays, May 11 at 2:00pm
VIRTUAL EVENTS: Songwriter Dorothy Fields is the focus on March 16 @ 2pm. To REGISTER: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dorothy-fields, and follow the prompts. A series of musical portraits in anecdote and song presented by pianist/singer/narrator, Fred Miller. A recording of each prg. will be available for a month. Missed Fred's A Land That's Free for You & Me? Click here to view: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/fred-millers-lecture-in-19
 
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