The Paramus Public Library book discussion for November will feature "In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez. A tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Domican Republic during the rise of the Trujillo dictatorship, "In the Time of Butterflies" is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
The â€œIn the Spotlightâ€ program at the Paramus Public Library highlights a new travel film each month. Novemberâ€™s destination is Canada, a "a land that listens...steeped in eternal beauty, crystalline waters and woods." In the film, viewers are invited to explore Canada's diversity of culture and landscape, from the snow-swept Arctic tundra to Vancouver's seaport.
An exhibit of Ronald Searle magazine and book covers is on display at the Paramus Public Library in November. Famous in the United States and England for his blackly humorous drawings of animals and people, Searle is known for a highly individualized style that combines conventional two-dimensional drawing with a peculiarly British attention to the â€œbric-a-bracâ€ of social life.
Parents, beware. Do you know what your children are doing on their computers?
There are predators online just waiting for your child, said Bob Grizzard, a detective on the Massillon (Ohio) Police Department. The way to stop them, he said, is by knowing what Web sites your children are visiting when they log on.
Web sites like MySpace, Facebook and Xanga, all dot-coms, are dangerous because you don't know who is lurking inside of them, said Grizzard.
The NFL game on television is so boring you wouldn't watch the second half if Vince Lombardi himself walked through the front door and held a gun to your head.
The turkey tranquilizer you ingested an hour ago is making your midsection press uncomfortably against your already unbuckled waistband and has left you feeling like a couple of dwafs: Sleepy and Dopey.
You're all grown up, but you're still having the same old squabbles with your brothers and sisters. How do you get past sibling rivalry and enjoy your relationship as adults?
The issue might be too painful or complex for readers to resolve, but we do have some professional guidance from Leonard Felde, a therapist in private practice in Los Angeles and author of "When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People" (Rodale, $15).
There are at least two effective ways to overcome sibling rivalry.
It was a dark and stormy night when my phone rang. The caller ID said that it was the NJ Turnpike calling and set me to wondering if it was because I had been stuck there last Monday. â€œHelp, Iâ€™m lost.â€ Came the tearful cry from one of my relatives. â€œIâ€™m at the Turnpike and donâ€™t know where I am.â€
After ascertaining that she was okay and the fact that in the heavily trafficked rain swept roadway, she had made a wrong turn, I spoke to John Person, one of the two Turnpike supervisors stationed at 18W.
Sponsored by Bergen County Workforce Investment Board and Bergen Community Collegeâ€™s Division of Continuing Education Center for Business and Industry
The Bergen Community College Center for Business and Industry, in partnership with the Bergen County Workforce Investment Board, is hosting a free business seminar titled â€œTrain the Trainerâ€â€”led by Rita Williams-Bogar, President and CEO of Personal Development Solutions, LLCâ€” Friday, December 8, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center, TEC 128, at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ 07652.
Dr. Maria C. Fressola, of Hewitt, and Professor Sharon J. Zaucha, of Hasbrouck Heights, both Associate Professors of Nursing at Bergen Community College were recently approved as Certified Nurse Educators (CNE) by the National League for Nursing. They received the certification after passing the highly competitive and rigorous CNE examination to distinguish themselves as two of only 287 Certified Nurse Educators in all of the United States. The Certified Nurse Educator designation validates their expertise in both the fields of nursing and of education.