Painting, College Prep, Literary Journeys At Mt. Olive Library

An evening of painting, college application seminars and the mystery of Jack the Ripper are all programs on tap at the Mt. Olive Public Library in the coming weeks.

“Painting with Dorothy” will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room.  Participants will make great art and paint like the masters.

On Oct. 13, participants will enter into the lives and thoughts of literary legends Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker through dramatically-read passages from their famous works.

Also, on Oct. 13, The Mt. Olive Public Library will host a “College Application Process Seminar” at 1 p.m. in the Gathering Room.

The free seminar will be presented by Paul Kelly, private guidance counselor from College Edge Counseling Services. He will discuss SAT/ACT preparation, college essays, resume building, college interview practice and he will offer assistance with scholarship research.

Those who are intrigued by the unending mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper should visit the library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room as author Dr. Mark R. Vogel, a clinical psychologist who has studied the case, reviewed original police files, and visited the murder sites himself discusses the story via a PowerPoint presentation.  

He will also talk about his novel “The Ripper’s Time,” a fast-moving, tightly-plotted story set against a well-researched and convincing historical background.

Need help deciphering the college application process?

The MOPL will host a free program about the college application process on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room.

The library will host two professional actors from the Traveling Literary Theater on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. as they present “A Meeting of the Macabre.’’    

Dr. Sapan Talati, and interventional cardiologist at Morristown, Newton and Hackettstown Medical Centers will discuss preventive measures for a healthy heart and how lifestyle can impact your heart health on Oct. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room. Common heart conditions and related symptoms will also be discussed.

Registration is requested for all programs. Call 973-691-8686 to register.

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