Little Stars Come Out to Receive Their 2013 Story Hour Awards at Biblioteca Criolla on May 21st & 23rd
Biblioteca Criolla culminated its Spring 2013 Preschool Story Hour sessions with a special program and recognition award ceremony held on Tuesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 23rd. With 54 children and 29 adults attending over the two sessions, these special ceremonies filled La Criolla with smiles, laughter and the happy noise that comes from so many people!
Ms. Beatriz Urrutia, new to Biblioteca Ciolla, has been enriching its story time sessions, and she has gained a following of eager parents, nannies and daycare providers to our sessions. Beatriz reads stories that not only educate but engage Criolla’s little participants with enthusiasm and love.
At the May 21 & 23 ceremonies, Biblioteca Criolla Staff wanted their little patrons that come every Tuesday and Thursday to feel extra special. After singing their favorite songs in Spanish, finger plays and a little dancing, the children were awarded a medal and a certificate. Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo was invited to help award our participants, with this award, it is hoped, being the first of many they will be given throughout their academic lives. The happy faces of the children receiving the awards were priceless!
New Collaborators – NJCU & JCFPL – Present Art Exhibit at Five Corners Branch Library
Posters & Logos from Contest Entries
Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
Ushering in a brand new cultural collaboration between the Jersey City Free Public Library and New Jersey City University (NJCU), a special art exhibit had hung in the picture windows surrounding the Five Corners Branch.
The Five Corners Branch Library, in conjunction with NJCU art students, presented an art exhibit of Posters and Logos from contest entries for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which was held in 2011 and sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS). Both competitions were open to NJCU students and alumni, having the anniversary theme: “Honor History – Envision the Future.”
The Opening Reception of the NJCU Art Students Posters & Logos Exhibit Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty was held on Monday, May 6, in the lobby, outside the Mildred H. Hunke Auditorium of the Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. The art exhibit ran from Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, July 31, encompassing two national holidays – Memorial Day and Independence Day, with special celebratory significance since the Statue of Liberty opens again to the public on the Fourth of July. Lady Liberty was closed for repairs due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.
How does your garden grow? Find Out: Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches
The Jersey City Free Public Library, in special collaboration with Curious Matter Gallery, invites the public to a joint art exhibit, named, A TIME IN ARCADIA, a collection of works that gather inspiration from our botanical world.
On display at Curious Matter and the Jersey City Free Public Library is a two part collection of works by 33 contemporary artists. In addition, the library has created a bibliography featuring nearly 200 selections from the Main Library's six Departments and the Library's nine Branches.
“We dream of Arcadia. Whether it's called Eden or Shangri-la, we long for a verdant and fecund place where food comes without toil and peace fills our days. A Time in Arcadia is an exploration of plants, gardens and how we cultivate the earth,” said Raymond Mingst, co-owner of Curious Matter Gallery. “The Library loves this interactive idea. The public can see and use our beautiful books,” added Library Director Priscilla Gardner.
The Opening Reception was held on a rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19, at the Curious Matter Gallery, yet no one’s spirits were dampened! The steady stream of people viewing the botany-inspired art demonstrated art’s magnetic pull.
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