Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Mystery Movie Month begins in June as part of the Tuesday Night at the Movies Classic Film Series. All screenings begin at 6:45 pm and are free and open to the public. No registration is required and refreshments are served. Come out to the library and enjoy our great lineup of classic mysteries and thrillers!

JUNE 7, 2011
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946) (84 min.) Not Rated
Dorothy McGuire stars as a mute servant living in a Gothic mansion in a town where a murderer is on the loose. Considered one of the great Hollywood psychological thrillers. Also starring Ethel Barrymore and George Brent.

JUNE 14, 2011
MURDER MOST FOUL (1964) (91 min.) Not Rated
Margaret Rutherford is back as Miss Jane Marple in this engaging whodunit. Miss Marple joins a theatrical troupe to catch a murderer. Based on the Agatha Christie mystery Mrs. McGinty’s Dead and also starring Ron Moody.

JUNE 21, 2011
THE BIG CLOCK (1948) (95 min.) Not Rated
Ray Milland stars as a crime magazine editor who sets out to solve a murder in this powerful film noir classic. This smart and stylish thriller also stars Charles Laughton and is directed by John Farrow.

JUNE 28, 2011
THE KENNEL MURDER CASE (1933) (73 min.) Not Rated
Before the “Thin Man” series, William Powell starred as another debonair sleuth, Philo Vance. This film concerns a murder that takes place at a society dog show. Also starring Mary Astor and directed by Michael Curtiz.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Computer classes aimed at job seekers to be held in June.

Raritan Valley Community College will offer classes to job seekers at Clarence Dillon Public Library to improve their computer and job search skills. The classes will focus on the basic computer skills needed by every job applicant today making them more confident and self sufficient. All courses will be delivered at a basic user level, are 4 hours and built around workforce development skills.

Classes are scheduled at the library from 1 – 5pm on the following Thurdays:

Windows (version 7) - June 2, 2011

Word (version 2007) - June 9, 2011

Internet (on IE8) - June 16, 2011

E-mail - June 30, 2011

To register for the classes or for more information, call the Circulation Desk at 908-234-2325 or e-mail the Reference Desk: ref@dillonlibrary.org.

The training comes as part of a $5.1 million National Telecommunications and Information Administration American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to support the New Jersey State Library’s Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP). The program’s goal is to make New Jersey’s libraries strategic job-creating facilities by adding computer workstations, upgrading Internet connectivity, and providing job search assistance and workforce development programs.

A consortium of New Jersey's community colleges will deliver training using its existing curriculum. Additional online content and training developed by New Jersey Network will also be available. More than 5 million New Jersey residents will be served through this initiative.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day Craft

A Mother's Day Craft will be offered to children ages 6 and up on May 7th at 10:30 a.m. at the Clarence Dillon Public Library. Children will be stenciling and painting garden ornaments for Mother's Day gifts under the guidance of Irene Mortko. Registration is required by calling the library at 908-234-2325x 107.