Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The virtual Millburn Library is open for you!

Upcoming Programs and Services at Virtual Millburn Library

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All Ages

Want to learn more about your family's history?

Millburn Library staff member and genealogy enthusiast Cathy Pepin-Toussaint will help you with your research by searching Ancestry.com for you. You don't have to wait to get back into the library to find out more about your family. Email cathy.pepintoussaint@millburn.bccls.org to start researching!



Millburn Township Coloring Book

The MHS AP Art Department has created a coloring book for the Millburn community. All are invited to download the coloring book, color the drawings and share them on social media using the hashtag #ColorMillburn.



Adult Programs

Virtual Book Chat
Monday, May 4 | 11:00am

Do you love the book you’re reading right now? Do you not love the book reading right now? Maybe you’re having trouble finding a book that holds your attention? Join us for a round-robin virtual book discussion. Come prepared to tell us what you’re reading, what it’s about, and why you love (or don’t love) it. If you’re not reading anything right now, listen in and maybe you’ll discover your next great read!

Questions? jon@millburnlibrary.org.

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program.


Parenting in the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, May 5 | 7:30pm

This program is sponsored by and presented by the Friends of the Millburn Library.

Join us for a virtual parent gathering featuring therapist and educator Nancy Kislin.

Nancy will help you break through your child’s emotional lockdown:

  • self-care strategies
  • tips to help your child learn healthy coping skills
  • techniques to lower anxiety – yours and theirs

Nancy Kislin, LCSW, MFT, is a nationally recognized child, adolescent and family psychotherapist, author and speaker who is a leading expert on raising resilient and healthy children. She was recently featured on CNN and Jersey Matters, speaking on how to help parents talk to their children in the age of the coronavirus.

Registration will be open soon for zoom information! Check the library calendar.


Simplify Your Spending and Saving
Thursday, May 7 | 7:00pm

This virtual program with Wai Tsin of Edward Jones will encourage developing a budget and identifying financial goals.

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program


Online Film Club
Friday, May 8 | 3:30pm

Take a break, watch a fun movie, and come chat! Join Librarians Janis and Krissy for a lively discussion.

The movie is Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn! It's available on HOOPLA: click here for link.

Possible discussion questions to think about:

  • What did you like best/least about the movie? Why?
  • Who was your (least) favorite character in the movie? Why?
  • What were your first thoughts after you finished watching the film?
  • Would you recommend this movie to a friend? Explain your reasons.
  • If you had a chance to ask a character in this movie a question, what would it be
  • Was there something you didn’t understand about the film? What was that?

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program.


Virtual ESL Conversation Club
Thursdays at 11:00am

Come join us on Zoom for a relaxed and non-judgmental ESL conversation club. For adults with at least intermediate English skills.

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program. The login information is always the same, so if you have already attended, you may continue to use that same login information.


Virtual Short Stories Book Club
Thursdays at 2:00pm

We will be meeting online via Zoom to discuss a short story. Please email liz@millburnlibrary.org for the short story and for login information.


Virtual Meditation
Saturdays at 9:00am

Heartfulness Meditation Program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead you to inner calm and peace. The program will be conducted by certified Heartfulness trainers, who have been meditating and training for several years.

Click on the zoom link here to attend.
Meeting ID: 618 755 028
Password: 686671


Children's Programs

Virtual Move and Groove with Miss Jolie
Friday, May 1 | 11:00am

Join Miss Jolie for a Spring themed music and movement class geared towards children of all ages! Miss Jolie sings songs with her ukulele & guitar and will teach your child fun chants and rhymes too! Be sure to wear your dancing shoes!

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program.


Storytime Shorts- We've added more times for you!
Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00am on our social media channels

Visit our social media channels every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am for virtual stories, songs and surprises presented by our Children's Librarians.



30 Day LEGO Challenge

Hey kids, the 30 Day LEGO Challenge is going full force for the month of April. While home, why not build with your LEGOs and see what you can create! See the daily calendar for upcoming challenges. If you create a sculpture, we would love to see them - email your photos to suew@millburnlibrary.org and we can share them on our Facebook page. Have fun building together!

Free coronavirus book for kids

Looking for a way to discuss the coronavirus to your children? This is a free downloadable book called Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Wilson, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts.




Teen Programs

Keeping Fresh on ACT/SAT Prep and the Latest on Testing
Wednesday, April 29 | 5:30pm

Wondering how home schooling will affect college testing? Wonder no more! Join Collegewise as they bring everything into focus and help you towards your goals.

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program.


Teen Zoom Meeting
Friday, May 1 | 3:00pm

Hang out with Miss Janis in the way you would at the library. Catch up, play a game, share what you're up to...whatever floats your boat!

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program.


Virtual College Research with Collegewise
Tuesday, May 5 | 4:00pm

Visiting colleges is important. So how do we do this when we're all at home? We have the solution! Join Collegewise as they give you the best tips on making the most out of your virtual college visits.

Register here for login information. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the start of the program.


Millburn Teen Read-and-Review
For Grades 7-12

Get volunteer hours for doing what you love to do already: reading. Click the link to take part.



Insights for Older Job Seekers in the Time of Coronavirus: A Conversation with Chris Farrell New Start Career Network
Tuesday, April 28 | 1:00pm

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor for American Public Media’s Marketplace. An award-winning journalist, he is author of the books Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money and Happiness in the Second Half of Life and Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and The Good Life.

Register for this New Start Career Network program here.

You may also view their previous program Job Seekers in the COVID-19 Economy here.


Dork Diaries podcast

Starting Monday, April 27, fans can listen to a free podcast version of Rachel Renee Russel's first Dork Diaries book. Produced in partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio, the multi-voiced production complete with music and sound effects will unfold in 15 episodes, every Monday and Friday.

"It has been so much fun seeing Dork Diaries re-invented as a podcast! I am especially excited to share this with kids now, when we are all home and looking for ways to have fun and laugh while staying safe," said Russel. "I'm thrilled to introduce Nikki and her wacky world to new readers through this podcast, and I hope existing Dork Diaries fans will fall in love with her all over again. Just remember, even when life is challenging, always let your inner Dork shine through!" 

Fans will be able to subscribe to the podcast via Apple, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.