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The Witness From the Balcony of Room 306 THE WITNESS: FROM THE BALCONY OF ROOM 306 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th at 1PM

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a special presentation of the film The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306. On April 4,1968, the Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and bore witness to his brutal assassination. Through Rev. Kyles' recollections of those fateful moments and the days leading up to them, this film helps us remember why Dr. King made that fateful trip to Memphis, and takes us inside the last hours of his life. With moving testimony from civil rights luminaries, The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 is a poignant retelling of a crucial turning point in the civil rights movement and a vibrant reminder of Dr. King's impact on the movement and our nation. Click here for a flyer.

TEEN MOVIE AFTERNOON, SECOND SHOWING - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th at 2:30 PM

Showing: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Rated PG-13, running time 127 min.
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ANIME CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th at 3:30 PM

For ages 10 and up. Come and join us to watch My Neighbor Totoro at the first meeting of our new Anime club! Presented free, pre-registration is NOT required.

bird SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY: BIRD BRAIN EDITION - SUNDAY, MARCH 12th at 3:00 PM

For ages 9 and up; registration IS required. Come join us to connect with nature, become a junior scientist, and learn all about birds! Click here for a flyer.

TEEN BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, MARCH 16th at 7:00 PM book cover

For ages 13 and up. Teens are invited to join us as we discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! ''Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry is a husband, father of three school-age children, and an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic. While he struggles with a personal history that refuses to stay in the past, his youngest son Albus must grapple with the weight of the family legacy he never asked for. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.'' TeenReads says it brings ''the story we were all waiting for, in a fashion that only J.K. Rowling's magical writing can bring.'' You can pick up a copy at the adult reference desk. You may also reserve an ebook copy on eLibrary NJ (library card barcode required). Click here for a flyer.

El Deafo graphic TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th at 3:30 PM

For ages 10 and up Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about El Deafo by Cece Bell, 'a perfect book that highlights our similarities while also showcasing our differences,' according to TeenReads. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES movie reel

Usually (but not always!) showing on Mondays at 6:30 PM. Some shows have an earlier starting time. Check the front page of the library's website for titles, times, & other info. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule of upcoming movies.

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Tate Collectives (formerly Young Tate)

Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists

Manga University

Making Mini-Comics

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: Art & Writing Awards

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest

The Claremont Review: Submissions

Creative Kids Magazine: Submissions

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work NEW!


MUSIC STUDIO

Sound Junction

BBC Music Maker Advice

Gaiada Virtual Audio Loop Machine for DJs, Performers and Musicians

Virtual Guitar & Chordbook UPDATED LINK!

Drummer World Drum Clinic

More Musical Instrument links


MEDIA STUDIO

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People

Motion Picture Craft

Multimedia Tutorials (audio, video, photography, web, flash, and more)

My Pop Studio for 'Tweens (music, tv, magazines, digital)

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio


THEATER

Actorama.com Monologues & Scenes

Arts Alive: Costume Design (National Arts Centre of Canada)

National Theatre: Backstage Videos (Royal National Theatre, UK) UPDATED LINK!

Working in Theatre: American Theatre Wing (AWT), AWT on YouTube, AWT How It Works videos, & AWT Downstage Center audio podcast archive on Podbay


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The Creators Project: Technology and the Brightest Young Minds in Music, Art, Film, and Design

Copyright Law and Fair Use for Creative & Digital Artists & Filmmakers: Online Comic Book

Intellectual Property Law: Why Should I Care? NEW!

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