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2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY


2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY


2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY


2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY


2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY


2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY


2016/2017 COURSE LIST

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING

3. ART HISTORY: A PAINTER’S HISTORY OF ART

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Mon of Month)

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tues of Month)

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS

8. CREATIVE WRITING

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thurs from 3pm – 5pm)

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thur from 11am – 1pm)

12. GETTING OLDER CAN BE A HOOT!

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES

16. ISRAELI CINEMA & LITERATURE

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION

19. OPERA

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

22. SHORT STORIES

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY

2016/2017 Fall/Winter Course Descriptions

Annual membership - $35 per person or$50 per couple
Each class $25 per person

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2016.

1. ACTORS WORKSHOP
Lane Jackson
, actor/director and dramaturge for Players and Playwrights of South Jersey
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This workshop, for experienced actors as well as those with no acting experience, explores the craft of acting through readings and interactive exercises.

Third Thursday of each month 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
First class October 20 – Ventnor Library
November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16

2. ART APPRECIATION: HOW TO LOOK AT A PAINTING
Shirley Bilesky
, award-winning painter and presenter of Art Goes to School, a national program that brings famous works of art into the classroom in first through eighth grade for discussion and interpretation.

Want to know what art connoisseurs see in one painting while ignoring another piece? This art appreciation study group encourages participants to “look, listen, and feel” the art.

Fourth Wednesday of each month 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
First class October 26 – Margate library
November 23, (no Dec. class due to holidays), January 25, February 22, March 22, and April 26

4. BIBLE AS LITERATURE
Leo Lieberman
has been a teacher, lecturer and writer for over sixty years; twenty years as Associate Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at the Richard Stockton University, and prior to this Professor of English Literature at the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in Anglo Saxon and Classical Hebrew Literature from Fordham University, wrote a weekly column "Chalk Dust" for a local newspaper and was awarded First Place in the Rockower Award for excellence in Editorial and Commentary.

Quite apart from its importance as the basis of three major religions, the Bible is an outstanding literary work. It is also a source cited by later Western literature. We will examine selections of Scripture emphasizing the literary forms and techniques so as to appreciate the accomplishments of the Biblical writers, analyze major stories, their structure and recurring themes, and study the poetic forms and wisdom traditions. Discussion encouraged!

Third Tuesday of each month 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
First class November 15– Margate library
November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21, March 21 and April 25

5. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Monday of the Month)
Tom Chin
has been interested in British TV, film and plays for over 40 years and has collectedprograms from Masterpiece Theatre to Monty Python since the 1980’s. A retired UPS employee, Tom now devotes his time to his passion. He is a member of Players and Playwrights of South Jersey and does local theater.

Enjoy viewing six productions by British writer/directors followed by lively discussion. The movies to be shown the first three classes are:

  • BUTLEY - written by Simon Gray & Directed by Harold Pinter, 129 min. Stars Alan Bates. 1974.
  • THE NORMAN CONQUESTS - by Alan Ayckbourn, 103 min. Stars Tom Conti. 1973.
  • LOOK BACK IN ANGER - by John Osbourne & Directed by Judi Dench, 114 min. Stars Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson. 1959.

Second Monday of each month NOVEMBER – APRIL 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
First class November 14 - Margate Library
December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10

6. BRITISH FILMS (2nd Tuesday of the Month)
NOVEMBER - APRIL 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
First class Tuesday, November 8 - Margate Library
December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11

7. THE SUBTLE TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS
Dominic Maduro
, professional chef and film enthusiast

Depiction or discussion of homosexuality was forbidden during the early movie-making era. Directors were forced to creatively present the homosexual element of a film without overt dialogue or visual portrayal. Enjoy viewing vintage movies and discover how moviemakers handled this sensitive topic.

Second Thursday of each month 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
First class October 13 - Margate library
November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9

8. CREATIVE WRITING
Lisa Longo is a published author and currently pursuing her MFA in Writing from Seton Hill University. She participates in several writing workshops, including Players and Playwrights, and leads Ghost Tours in Ocean City and Philadelphia.

Hero + Conflict = Story is a workshop designed to teach beginning writers techniques on building strong characters, sturdy plots, and tense scenes. In each class we will workshop polished drafts, devise a new story with “pantser” prompts, and prepare the foundations of another work with “plotter” techniques. If you don’t know what a pantser or plotter is, you’ll have to join us and find out.

Third Thursday of each month 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
First class October 20 – Ventnor library
November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16

9. DOCUMENTARY FILMS
Tom Chin has been interested in film for over 40 years and has collected programs from Masterpiece Theatre to Monty Python since the 1980’s. A retired UPS employee, Tom now devotes his time to his passion. He is a member of Players and Playwrights of South Jersey and does local theater.

  • FRENCH SINGING LEGENDS - Edith Piaf & Jaques Brel
  • HAROLD PINTER (British playwright) 2 one hour documentaries on his "early work" and "later career"
  • BEST BOY-1979 Oscar winning documentary by Ira Wohl The film received critical acclaim, and won many awards including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1979. The film follows Ira's mentally handicapped cousin, Philly Wohl, who at that time was 52 years old and still living with his elderly parents.
  • KNIGHTS & DAMES OF CLASSIC DRAMA - featuring the greatest stage and screen actors/actress of the last 70 years.
  • THE STORY OF THE BRITISH MUSIC HALL - The history and music of Britain's version of vaudevillewith Sir Michael Grade.
  • JUPITER'S WIFE - by Michael Negroponte, an American film maker who follows a homeless woman who lives in New York's Central Park.

First Monday of each month NOVEMBER – APRIL 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
First class November 7 - Ventnor Library
December 5, no January class due to holiday, February 6, March 6, April 3,
One additional class to be scheduled

10. FOOD AND FILM (4th Thursday of the Month from 3pm – 5pm)
Dominic Maduro
, professional chef, and Jim Cahill, Director of Margate Library

Each month a different film featuring food – but not necessarily about food - will be shown. Cuisine featured in the film will be offered for sampling.

Fourth Thursday of each month 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
First class October 27 - Margate library
No November class (Thanksgiving), December 22, January 26,
February 23, March 23,
One additional class to be scheduled in April

11. FOOD AND FILM (2nd Thursday of the Month from 11am – 1pm)
Second Thursday of each month NOVEMBER - APRIL 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
First class Thursday, November 10 - Margate Library
December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and April 27

13. THE HISTORY OF THINGS
Jacalyn Shelley Tasoff
, MA, former Professor of History at Monmouth University

Third Wednesday of each month 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
First class October 19 - Margate library
November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15, March 15

Our selections this year include one book each month, in the following order:

  • “In this engaging travelogue, Color: A Natural History of the Palette, a rainbow of hues determined the author’s choice of destinations. By the time you read “Violet,” you will have traversed much of the world, sharing Victoria Finlay’s contagious fascination with color.” Conde Nast Traveler
  • Longitude by Dava Sobel is “A tale of intrigue full of gems for anyone interested in history, geography, astronomy, navigation, clock making, and plain old human ambition and greed.” Philadelphia Inquirer
  • In Coal: A Human History, Barbara Freese “takes us on an enthralling journey, across time and across continents, using the fascination with coal as a way of approaching the fundamental questions of human existence.” Howard Zinn
  • “The best introduction to architecture I have ever seen,” Alain de Botton’s The Architecture of Happiness, explains how we find reflections of our own values in the edifices we create. Robert Campbell, Boston Globe
  • The Frozen-Water Trade is “a rollicking human adventure,” written by Gavin Weightman, of how a dream was conceived, a fortune made that employed thousands of men and changed the world. The New Yorker
  • A New York Times Notable Book, The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester, is a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Most if not all of these books can be borrowed at local libraries or purchased through Amazon.

14. HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
Sharon Harris-Zlotnick
, an Atlantic County freelance journalist, relocated from PA in 2000. For 25 years, she has written for multiple American and international business magazines, concentrating on the casino and arcade industries. Sharon has also written thousands of consumer feature stories/columns for numerous weekly and monthly publications.

Do you love the movies? Come explore the industry’s history, from the early days of the Silent Era to the talkies and the introduction of television. Who were the moguls and super stars? What about their romances, struggles, scandals, tragedies and rivalries? Learn how politics and wars, fears of Communism, and government codes impacted filmmaking in an era of the studio system and beyond.

Fourth Tuesday of each month 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
First class October 25 - Margate library
November 22, no December class, January 24, February 28, March 28 and April 25

15. HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES
Bob DelBene

Bob DelBene will guide you through a light hearted, often humorous exploration of this classic Joyce novel. Sadly, the book is typically made to appear unapproachable by pundits who would like you to believe they possess impressive intelligence. But in this seminar you may be surprised to discover how any literature lover can treat themselves to a great Irish classic that will deliver endless levels of enjoyment whenever he or she revisits it. You will be shown HOW to read Ulysses. Video clips, readings and discussions, along with plenty of hand-outs, provide everything needed to enjoy this absorbing classic at home, in your favorite chair.

The Gabler edition of Ulysses is strongly recommended to keep all participants on the same page. You will find a “working copy” you can mark and notate to be essential. Inexpensive used copies can be purchased on Abebooks.com.

Second Friday of each month 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First class October 14 - Margate library
No November class (Veteran’s Day library closed), December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 21

16. ISRAELI FILM & LITERATURE
Alia Sayegh
, MS in Education, Ph.D. in Romance Languages

Powerful and sometimes humorous Israeli films will be presented. Selections will treat the complicated relations between Arabs and Israelis, and other issues in modern day Israel. Selected readings distributed for discussion.

First Wednesday of each month 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
First class Wednesday October 5 - Margate library
November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1

17. MEDIA: RISE OF THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE
Dick Sheeran
, BA in Journalism, is a 43-year veteran of the news media in Philadelphia, his hometown. He served as a reporter/anchor with CBS3 (KYW-TV) for 30 years. Prior to that he worked as a reporter, editor and assistant news director at KYWNewsradio (1060), the all news station. Dick began his news career at the Philadelphia Daily News as a reporter, writer, and editor.

The digital age has dramatically changed the way news is covered and consumed. The course will examine the decline of print, the changing broadcast news picture and the rise and influence of digital/social media. Each session will include news of the media itself, a look at journalistic issues such as cameras in court, anonymous sources, etc., a voluntary quiz on current events, and a focus on a prominent journalist.

Fourth Monday of each month 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First class October 24 - Margate library
November 28, no December class, January 23, February 27, March 27 and April 24

18. MUSIC APPRECIATION
Tony DeLuca
, a South Jersey musician, has played with some of the greatest – Little Anthony and the Imperials, Liza Minnelli, Harry Connick, and other casino greats. He is a professor at Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College.

Gain an understanding of the elements of music, “the only true universal language,” from a musician and music lover with over 35 years experience

Fourth Wednesday of each month 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First class October 26 - Margate library
November 23, no December class, January 25, February 22, March 22 and April 26

19. OPERA
Dr. Richard DiMeo
, retired physician and opera lover

Ventnor library Dr. DiMeo’s love of opera is infectious to all who have taken this class. He provides all you need to sit back, relax and enjoy this year’s featured operas:

  • Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puchini
  • Manon by Jules Massenet (French version)
  • Man of La Mancha – the original cast with Richard Kiley (a two hour class)

Five Mondays October – December 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
October 31, November 14, November 28, December 12, December 19 (2 hours)

20. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS
Phyliss Merion Shanken
, psychologist, Director of Psychological Services at INTROSPECT in Colmar, PA for 30 years, over 40 years experience in private practice.

Hone your listening skills, find out how you shut people up without really trying, learn how to overcome the triggers that shut you down in an interaction. Provide support to your family and friends in dealing with their emotional and physical crises, find healing behaviors to offer a grieving person, enhance your conversational and speaking skills.

Phyliss Merion Shanken, a retired psychologist, author, and professional group facilitator, will guide you through interactive experiences. You will practice being a helper to others in the class as well as share and receive support for your own challenges. You may obtain a discounted copy of Phyliss’ memoir Conversations with Perfect Strangers, portions of which will be used in the class curriculum. This class is being offered because those who attended the summer session wanted to continue meeting. Care will be taken to bring newcomers up to date.

Second Wednesday of each month – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – NOVEMBER-APRIL
First class November 9 - Ventnor library
December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12

21. POLITICS: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
Annette Stiegelfest
, Ph.D. Bryn Mawr in Political Science and Professor at Widener University for 22 years.

This course will examine the concepts of patriotism, nationalism and globalization. Issues to be discussed include: What does it mean to be an American? To be British or German? How do race, religion and ethnicity affect loyalty to the state? Can nativism be reconciled with immigration? Is patriotism ultimately antithetical to globalization?

Third Tuesday of each month 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
First class October 18 - Ventnor library
November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21, March 21

22. SHORT STORIES
Sondra Mandel
, founder and leader of a Margate Library Book Club. She is a playwright, thespian, and member of Players and Playwrights of South Jersey.

The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories edited by Daniel Halpern, the book used in the summer class, will also be used this fall. New or used books are available on amazon.com. Please be prepared to discuss and analyze the following three stories from The Art of the Tale at the first meeting:

  • The Child Screams and Looks Back at You by Russell Banks
  • Jacklighting by Ann Beattie
  • Ceil by Harold Brodkey

First Friday of each month 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First class October 7 - Margate library
November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3

23. WEATHER: MAJOR STORMS OF SOUTH JERSEY
Dan Skeldon
currently writes about the weather for the Press of Atlantic City and broadcasts on Longport
Media. He has been forecasting weather for over ten years.

What were the six greatest storms to ever hit South Jersey? Meteorologist Dan Skeldon will look back at South Jersey’s six most memorable storms in pictures and maps, and discuss the chances of seeing a similar storm again. Hurricanes, Nor’easters, and derechos are all included in the top six. The class will also examine what the worst case scenario storm is for South Jersey, and what it would take for that to occur.

First Tuesday of each month 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
First class October 4 - Margate library
November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7

 

 

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Each class $25 per person

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