Thursday, May 16, 2013
Advocate blogs about ethics complaint he says he sent because the Montville Library Board's attorney is giving 'false legal advice' on restricting pornography.
The attorney for the Montville Township Public Library Board and a retired attorney who advocates for informing libraries they may block pornography on their computers offer different advice on whether public libraries must turn off Internet filters at an adult patron's request. But a recent situation in which a man viewed pornography on a township library computer did not hinge on the filter being turned off at his request, board attorney Ann Grossi said Wednesday. He simply got around the filter that's already in place. The library board's technology committee is looking at ways to strengthen the filter as one of the ways the board may address the issue, she said. Grossi advises that the filter be turned off if requested, and points to a…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Trustees question whether restricting access to pornographic content would be a violation of rights.
One library patron's actions in viewing pornography on a public computer at the Montville Township Public Library not only elicited complaints from other patrons but also has prompted employees to question what they are legally able to do about it. A subcommittee of the library's board of trustees met Thursday to discuss the incident that initiated concerns. More than one complaint has been lodged about the same person, a man, watching pornographic videos on the library computers. In the most recent complaint, on April 8, a mother and her teenage daughter were walking past the screen the man was viewing and noticed what he was watching, which she also said was visible from the children's section. The mother reached out to the library …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Montville Township Public Library to host events for all interests in week beginning April 15.
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Monday, April 1
There's always something happening at the Montville Township Public Library, especially the week of April 15, when the library will host special presentations including a lecture by a Holocaust survivor, the continuation of the library's "Ancient Rome Lecture Series" and more. Here's the full list of events for that week, as provided by the library: “Holocaust Survivor Ann Monka”- Ann tells her emotional tale of survival in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. 7 p.m. Monday “Neil Young Concert Film”- Directed by Jonathan Demme. 7 p.m. Tuesday “Story Teller Carol Titus and Musician Ken Galipeau” - Afternoon of music and storytelling for all ages. 1 p.m. Wednesday “Ancient Rome Lecture Series” – Dr. Christopher Bellitto, Kean University …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Kean University professor to present series beginning April 4.
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Monday, March 25
The following was submitted by the Montville Township Public Library. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto, of Kean University, will present a lecture series on Ancient Rome at the Montville Township Library beginning April 4 at 12:30 p.m. Lecture topics include “Rome: Monarchy, Republic, and Carthage’s Enemy;” “Julius Caesar’s Revolution;” and “Roman Pagans, Jews and Christians.” Dr. Bellitto is the History Department Chair at Kean University where he teaches courses on the ancient world and medieval Europe. An engaging and dynamic lecturer, he is an editor, author, and a frequent media commentator on church history. Registration is required. The Montville Township Library …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Chinese decorating principles will be taught by field expert.
The Montville Township Public Library will be hosting a program on the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui on March 22. During the program, which will begin at 1 p.m., Michelle Zanoni will explain the Feng Shui design principles and how to decorate your home. Zanoni is a graduate of the Feng Shui Alliance, having studied with experts and global scholars on the subject. "This class will empower you to bring positive energy, balance and harmony to your life," according to a press release for the event. To register for the program, call the library at 973-402-0900 ext. 227.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Therapist to talk about raising optimistic children and teaching positive behavior.
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Friday, February 22
The Montville Township Public Library will be hosting Diane Lang, a therapist, educator and author, who will talk about using positive parenting skills to promote a healthy lifestyle for children during a lecture March 7. The talk will be held at 1 p.m. at the library. "Ms. Lang will discuss how to raise optimistic and resilient children by using 'positive psychology' as a foundation," according to a description of the program sent by the library. "She will talk about what personality traits can be learned, what you should be teaching your child, how to model positive behavior, and how to maintain the type of home environment that will encourage your child toward a positive lifestyle." The presentation is most appropriate for parents with …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Danusha Goska will explain book during talk at Montville Township Public Library.
Wednesday, February 6
Local author Danusha Goska will talk about her book, Send Save Delete, during a program at the Montville Township Public Library on Feb. 13. The book "is the memoir of the relationship between the author and a famous atheist author/radio talk show host," according to a press release. "The relationship begins with a debate conducted via email about the existence of God and evolves to a serious, intimate, connection," the release said. The talk will be held at the Pio Costa Auditorium at 7 p.m. Call (973) 402-0900 x 227 for more information.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Montville Library hosting Civil War re-enactor.
The following was submitted by the Montville Township Library. Have something you want to announce to the community? Upload it here. “The Rise of Abraham Lincoln: 1831- 1860” In celebration of President’s Day, the Montville Library is presenting a special “Abraham Lincoln” program on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Civil War re-enactor Glenn LeBoeuf will relate the amazing story of the most important years of Lincoln’s political career. The program will highlight the series of incredible events, decisions, accidents and occurrences that propelled a poor yet brilliant and ambitious farm boy to the presidency. LeBoeuf has participated in films such as Glory and Gettysburg and is a member of the Abraham Lincoln Association. The Montville Township Library…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Lydia Eskander to share recipes, talk about the benefits of a vegan diet.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Lydia Eskander to talk about incorporating meatless options into meal plans.
The following was submitted by the Montville Township Public Library. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Whether you already live the “vegan lifestyle” or are curious about how to incorporate some non-meat based options into your weekly meal plan, you won’t want to miss this presentation on vegan cooking by cookbook author Lydia Eskander. Lydia will visit the Montville Township Library to share her experiences, demonstrate some easy vegan recipes, and discuss the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Lydia is the author of From My Father’s Garden: Vegan Lebanese Food. The program will take place on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The Montville Township Library is located at 90 Horseneck Road, Montville. Call (973) 402-…