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Come See the Hindi Film "White Elephant"
"White Elephant" tells the story of a village's holy elephant and the unusual pick it makes for a new keeper. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Enjoy a showing of the family-friendly film “White Elephant, directed by Aliaz Khan. The film is about “Nathan,” the holy elephant of a village. Watch as Nathan chooses a worthless drunk as his new keeper on the day of the sacred festival and the life-altering effects of this act. For the new keeper, it was a matter of fortune and honor but for others, it was a matter of envy. The immediate change in fortune was initially too much for the new keeper to handle, but his newly-found resolve and the holy elephant’s allure enable him to face adversity and also defeat the evil powers of the envious villagers. This is a story about the strength of faith and the impact of believing. The film will be shown in Hindi with English subtitles. Adults; tweens and teens are invited with a parent to this free viewing. The film is sponsored by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the Library.
Explore Korea with a free meal, art, film and a traditional Korean wedding ceremony
Register now for Fifty Wonders of Korea and get a free full-course meal, enjoy some music, and experience a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. Sunday, November 6, 2-4 p.m.
There may be no better way to learn about a country’s rich and unique cultural heritage than by sampling its food. Get a taste of what Korea is about during “Fifty Wonders of Korea." Click on the Sign Me Up link to register now for an afternoon with the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project and enjoy a presentation that includes two films and a reenactment of a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. All participants will be treated to a free full-course Korean meal prepared by members of the project. From kimchi to dessert, you’ll have everything you need for a deeper appreciation of this wonderful country. This free event is for adults and children over 12. Space is limited so register by Oct. 25.
This free program is sponsored by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project and The Library. Registration is first come, first served. Check in for the event will begin at 1:30 p.m. People who are wait-listed will be allowed into the event by the order of registration, if there is room, beginning at 2:10 p.m.
Getting Published - 10 Things Every Writer Should Know
The world of publishing has changed. Learn how to take advantage of those changes and get published during a visit from author Jon Gibbs. Monday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Blogger and author Jon Gibbs will discuss a variety of roads writers can take to publication, including the e-Book revolution, self-publishing e-zines (web-based magazines), and help you discover which one is best for you. Learn the 10 things every writer should know in order to get published in today’s market during this informative program.
Born in England, Gibbs lives in Manalapan, where he’s a member of several writers' groups, including SCBWI and The Garden State Horror Writers. He’s the founder of The New Jersey Authors’ Network and findawritinggroup.com. Jon’s debut novel, Fur-Face (Echelon Press 2010), is a middle grade science/horror/fantasy for young readers aged 10-13 and was nominated for a Crystal Kite Award. His popular blog, An Englishman in New Jersey jongibbs.livejournal.com, is read in more than 30 countries.