“Must See” Thursday Nights

Author Talk on The Ice at the End of the World

If you’re looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night, with a little learning thrown in, we’ve got some great programs lined up for you! Registration is recommended for these programs (unless otherwise noted).

Thursday, October 24 @ 7pm

We welcome back author and diner historian (what a great job title!) Michael Gabriele to share his new book Stories from New Jersey Diners: Monuments to Community. Come listen to his stories, and maybe share one of your own as well. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.


Thursday, November [email protected] 7pm

Greenland has certainly been in the news recently, and we are fortunate to have author Jon Gertner back to share his book, The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future, with us. Find out how scientists have been studying the island’s icy past to get answers about our planet’s future.


Thursday, November [email protected] 7pm

Who would have thought that a “lost” sculpture by Auguste Rodin would be found in Madison, NJ! Mallory Mortillaro, curator of the Hartley Dodge Foundation, will share the amazing story of the bust that was hiding in plain sight with us, and her campaign to have it authenticated.


Thursday, November [email protected] 6:30pm

Leah Zara-Acevedo is back with another Let’s Monet event. She will guide you through the process of recreating a painting in your own style. You do not need to consider yourself an artist to enjoy this creative program. Registration will begin in November. Space is limited; registration for this program is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood adult cardholders.


Thursday, December 5 @ 7pm

Trivia Night!! We had to reschedule our Summer Reading Trivia Night, so we’re sticking with the Universe of Stories theme but in the winter instead. Join us for trivia about outer space and battle for galactic bragging rights. Registration is required, either as a team or an individual (solo players may choose to team up that night).

Thursday, December 12 @ 7pm

Author Andrew Lewis will be here to bring the climate change conversation closer to home with his book, The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community’s Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America. Learn about how rising seas have impacted New Jersey’s Bayshore region.