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December 2019 Schedule Changes

Please note the following schedule changes for the Pompton Lakes Public Library in December:
  • Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day – CLOSED

Pompton Poets Present: Catherine Doty, James Keane, Ron Bremner, plus open mic – Saturday, December 28 – 2 p.m.

Pompton Poets Present:
Catherine Doty, James Keane, Ron Bremner, plus open mic
Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library
333 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ O7442, 
December 28, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

Catherine Doty is the author of Momentum, a volume of poems from Cavan Kerry Press. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as an Academy of American Poets Prize and fellowships from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, among them Garrison Keillor’s More Good Poems for Hard Times and Billy Collins’s 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. Cat has a new book of poems coming out next year.

James Keane is a proud member of Pompton Poets, founded by George Pereny. His poems have appeared in print and online journals – most recently the Tipton Poetry Journal, the Wilderness House Literary Review, Indiana Voice Journal, Contemporary American Voices, The Ravens Perch, WINK: Writers in the Know, Firewords Quarterly, and vox poetica – and in anthologies, notably Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems (Ragged Sky Press) and The Harsh and the Heart: Celebrating the Military (Silver Boomer Books). His poetry chapbook, What Comes Next, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013.

Ron Bremner writes of incense, peppermints, and the color of time in such venues as International Poetry Review, Poets Online, Anthem: the Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Sigmund Freud in Poetry, Surrealists and Outsiders, The Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere. Ron has won Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg Awards, published two books and four chapbooks including Ektomorphic (Presa Press), and lives in northern New Jersey with his artist wife of thirty years, son, and Plott hound.

Chess Club Meetup – Monday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 11 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Next meeting: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekly gathering of the Pompton Lakes chess club. Players of all ages & skill levels from anywhere in northern NJ (or elsewhere) are welcome.

5 sets & 1 clock will be available. Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment.