Washington Township Public Library in Long Valley is offering several programs this month

Morristown: The First National Historical Park is set for
Thurs., Sept. 22, from 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

In celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service, join in for the second in a series of programs on our National Parks.  Dr. Jude Pfister, chief of Cultural Resources at the Morristown National Historical Park, will discuss how Morristown became the nation’s first National Historical Park.  

Digital Media Event, Sat., Sept. 24, from noon – 2 p.m.
Over time, photos can fade, slides can warp, and VHS tapes and other film can degrade. 
Digital Memory Media (DMM), a leading provider of digital imaging services, will be on hand to counsel patrons on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. This is a fundraiser for the library – 20 percent of all proceeds from the program will be credited to the library. More information is available here.   

Lunch ‘n’ Learn, Mon., Sept. 26, from noon – 2 p.m.
”8 Common Mistakes Seniors Make While Aging” will cover 

the do-it-at-home planning mistakes most families make. The program is presented by Eric Goldberg of Goldberg Law Group LLC, which focuses on elder law, estate planning and closely related areas of law. This event is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included. Registration is required. 

The library’s new Non-Fiction Book Club plans to meet at 7 p.m., on Wed., Sept. 28 to discuss Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan’s “The Worst Hard Time,” a National Book Award-winning oral history of 1930’s Dust Bowl America.
New members are welcome to attend the book groups, and copies are available behind the circulation desk. 

Genealogy is set to return to WTPL this fall.
On Sat., Oct. 22, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., the library plans to host a Genealogy Open House, in which members of Family Roots & Shoots will be available to help members of the public get started on their own family research.
The event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.
For more information go to info@wtpl.org.

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