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March 2017

Voices from the Margins Book Discussion: Black Dog of Fate

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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A young New Jersey man comes to terms with the devastating impact the Turkish government’s extermination of more than a million Armenians in 1915 had on his family.

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Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Joanne Rajoppi will discuss her new book about the wives and daughters of the Brunswick Boys. Registration is recommended.

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Friday Films: Big Miracle

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Join us downstairs for survival stories based on real-life events.

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April 2017

Voices from the Margins Film: The Lark Farm

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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(Italy, 122 min) Members of an aristocratic family struggle to survive amid the Armenian Genocide in post-World War I Turkey.

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Evening Book Club

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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The Evening Book Club will discuss Nemesis by Philip Roth. "A polio epidemic is sweeping 1944 Newark, NJ, devastating the young charges of playground director Bucky Cantor, and Bucky finds himself dealing with the surrounding fear, panic, and wreckage even as he struggles with personal problems."

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Friday Films: Genius

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Join us downstairs in April for movies based on real people. Genius (PG-13, 104 min) - A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe. Starring Colin Firth and Jude Law.

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Hypertension Clinic

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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The township nurse will be in the Adult Room to take blood pressure readings. No registration is necessary.

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Afternoon Book Club

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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The Afternoon Book Club will discuss The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. "Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, this is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her…

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Friday Films: The Queen of Katwe

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Join us downstairs in April for movies based on real people. The Queen of Katwe (PG, 124 min) - Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess…

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Voices from the Margins Exhibit Opening: A Journey to Life – Armenia

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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We invite you to visit this exhibit in our downstairs gallery April 22 through May 5.

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Friends of SPPL Meeting

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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The Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library will meet in the Music Room. New members are always welcome.

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Friday Films: Sully

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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Join us downstairs for movies based on real people. Sully (PG-13, 96 min) - After landing US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger faces criticism during the investigation into the crash while being hailed as a hero by the media. Starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart.

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Voices from the Margins Panel: Genocide Survivors and Descendants

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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This discussion is presented by Chhange, a partner in the Voices from the Margins grant project.

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June 2017

Voices from the Margins Book Discussion: Americanah

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

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Voices from the Margins: Juneteenth

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
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The entire community is invited to hear award-winning pianist Gil Chapman and others and enjoy refreshments at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church. Time to be determined.

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