On Zoom: Preserving Memories
A Journaling Workshop
Wednesday, October 27th
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Presented by Judith Lindbergh of The Writers Circle. Participants will engage in interactive creative writing exercises and prompts in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Everyone will write, engage, and have fun! For ages 16 and up.
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Let’s talk! Our new book discussion group will feature contemporary fiction selected by YOU! This month’s book is Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett. Copies will be available for checkout to those who register (Verona residents only, please).
The group will meet in-person the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Broaden your reading experience & connect with other readers! We hope to see you there.
La Dolce Vita: A Trip to Italy
Tuesdays, October 5 – November 9, 7:00 pm
This virutal event will be held on Zoom. Italy is a beautiful unique country with a rich history and ancient traditions! During this course we will learn about major Italian cities as well as small gems off the beaten path. In each lesson we will focus on a different location learning about geography and history from ancient times to the present. We will discover together landmarks, artworks, major events, culture and fun facts and curiosities. During the course a few Italian words will be introduced and participants will become familiar with a few Italian expressions along the way. This course will explore Napoli, Sicilia, Sardegna, Torino, Ravenna and Ferrara, and Arezzo.
Chair Yoga on Zoom
Tuesdays, 11:00 am (beginning October 5, 2021)
Live webinars! The Verona Public Library and the New Jersey State Library offer a variety of free programs for all interests. Registration is simple: just enter your name and email address. Space may be limited, so sign in early the day of the program to guarantee a space.
Virtual Author Talk:
The Secret History of the Jersey Devil
October 28, 12:00 pm
Join us for a new look at an old myth. The real story of the Jersey Devil’s birth is far more interesting, complex, and important than most people—believers and skeptics alike—realize. Brian Regal, co author of the book, The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters and Benjamin Franklin created a Monster, will deconstruct and reevaluate this old New Jersey folklore to get to the historical reality of the Garden State’s favorite monster. We will leave the Pine Barrens turning instead to the varied political and cultural roots of the Devil’s creation.
Dr. Brian Regal is Associate Professor of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at Kean University, New Jersey, where he teaches classes on science and medical history as well as pseudoscience, alchemy, and book history.