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Celebrating Black History Month

February 1 - February 28
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Free

SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville Test your knowledge of famous African-Americans and their contribution to both the USA and the world. Enter a matching contest to win a book from the prize bookshelf. One entry per child.

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27th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit

January 7 @ 9:00 am - February 7 @ 5:00 pm
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NJ - Nature Through a Child's Eye, the 27th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme, will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge. The show runs from Monday, January 7 through Sunday, February 3, 2019. The EEC is open every day except Monday, January 21, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is to the exhibit is free.

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Collage: Other Dimensions

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - March 2 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Curated by Jeffrey Wechsler Featuring the work of Peter S. Arakawa, Chinyee, Dennis Lick and Bonnie Lucas “this exhibition of four artists is divided between an acknowledgment of the historical centrality of paper to collage, and an endeavor to move beyond it.” Jeffrey Wechsler, Curator Pictured: “Fantastic Offer” by Dennis Lick Opening Reception Saturday, January 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays

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The National Association of Women Artists 130th Anniversary Exhibition: Wall Sculpture

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - March 2 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Curated by Jeffery Wechsler Featuring the work of Harriet FeBland, Danielle Frakenthal, Maureen Kelleher and Natsuki Takauji “the art of NAWA members ranges over virtually every art medium, this exhibition focuses on a particular form that is somewhat hybrid in practice and visual effect: sculptural works that are mounted on a wall.” Jeffrey Wechsler, Curator Opening Reception Saturday, January 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. Pictured: “A Single Flower Vase” by Natsuki Takauji Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays

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11:00 am

GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 30, 2019

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GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center now featuring Whitney!. Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® Los Angeles and in cooperation with the Estate of Whitney Houston, Whitney! gives fans an intimate look into all aspects of Houston’s remarkable life. The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center offers guests a chance to experience music and the GRAMMY’s. exhibits allow guests to get hands-on and learn, while also exploring what it takes to become a GRAMMY winner.

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11:30 am

The Underground Railroad In Paterson, New Jersey: A Lecture With Evelyn Hershey of the American Labor Museum

February 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Free

SCLSNJ’S Manville Library Branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville Step back in time for a presentation on two heroic men who used their business to assist those escaping from slavery in the 1850s.

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2:00 pm

Hail to the Queen: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook Back by popular demand, Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio will delight with songs from the ‘60s through the ‘80s – celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin.

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3:00 pm

Follow the Drinking Gourd

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 9, 2019

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$10.00

Follow the Drinking Gourd Learn to find the Big Dipper and other stars in our night sky. Then, we’ll go back in time to follow a family trying to escape oppression. The Big Dipper guides them through a frightful but rewarding voyage. Sing along with the slaves who used the song of the Drinking Gourd to travel north on foot from Alabama to Canada. Based on Jeanette Winters’ book by the same title, this show describes the astronomy behind the slave song “Follow the Drinking Gourd.”(ages 6-12) Reservations recommended

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3:30 pm

Saturday Samplers Book Group to Discuss “Warlight”

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, February 2 at 3:30 pm to discuss "Warlight" (2018) by Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje. In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – “Warlight” is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. The book is set in 1945, when London was still reeling from the Blitz and years of war; 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect and educate Rachel and Nathaniel (in rather unusual ways). But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel. Anna Mundow wrote of the book in The Washington Post, Learn More ...

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4:00 pm

Laser Magic

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2019

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$10.00

Laser Magic Features songs by a variety of artists including songs like “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby, “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors, and “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel.(ages 6-12) Reservations recommended

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8:00 pm

Rock of Ages Laser Concert

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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$10.00

Rock of Ages Laser Concert Enjoy a laser concert with songs drawn from the popular Broadway show and feature film. Sing along to “We Built This City” by Starship, “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister, and “Talk Dirty to Me” by Poison. Reservations recommended

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