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472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

MAIN LIBRARY TO REOPEN MAY 1

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Apr. 26, 2017 – Jersey City Free Public Library Director Priscilla Gardner announces the reopening of the Main Library, effective Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Main Library will resume its regular operating schedule: 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturdays, with the following departments open to the public: Lending, New Jersey Room, Bonetti Children’s Room, Biblioteca Criolla, and Literacy. The Reference Department and Federal Documents Department will remain closed as those areas continue to undergo renovations.

On Thurs., May 18, 2017, the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation will celebrate the progress made on the ongoing renovations, and raise funds to support continued work, at the Black & White Ball Fundraiser and Silent Auction.

And on May 1 at 6 P.M., Biblioteca Criolla at the Main Library will celebrate the reopening of the building with an evening of conversation and music, featuring Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, and local DJ Wyse Rodriguez of Soulful Cypher.

Read more: MAIN LIBRARY TO REOPEN MAY 1

 

Bookmobile Off-Road from Wed. through Fri.

Bookmobile Off-Road from Wed. through Fri.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Nov. 15, 2016 – The Jersey City Free Public Library regrets that the Bookmobile will be off the road tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, due to problems with the generator.

The mobile branch will be in for the diagnostics and repairs, and is expected to be back on the road on Monday, Nov. 21.

“The Bookmobile has been steadily serving Jersey City’s needs since May 2008, and there are times that repairs are necessary. We apologize for this inconvenience, and it is unavoidable,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner.

Read more: Bookmobile Off-Road from Wed. through Fri.

Pavonia Branch Closed Until 2PM

Pavonia Branch Closes This Morning, Today, 11/9, for Water Shut-Off & Will Reopen at 2 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Nov. 9, 2016 – The Pavonia Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, located at 326 Eighth Street, will be closed until 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, according to the Premier Management Associates, manager of the Wells Fargo building, which houses the branch.

As per the statement by Greta McKenney of Premier Management, “The water to the building will be shut down on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shutdown will affect both hot and cold water in the building.

“Muccia Plumbing will be installing a shut off valve in one of the units.

“When arriving home later in the day, please run your water before using for approximately 10 minutes to wash out any sediment that may be trapped in the line due to the shutdown.

“Also, if you are home during this time please schedule accordingly so you have water during the shutdown for drinking, etc. Please make sure all faucets are in the off position.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.”

“As always, the Jersey City library makes sure its buildings are in good repair for use by our loyal library patrons, and works with other entities responsible for upkeep of library buildings,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner, who is overseeing the renovation and restoration of the historic Main Library.

Read more: Pavonia Branch Closed Until 2PM

 

Meet Tim Murphy, Author of CHRISTODORA

Meet Tim Murphy, Author of CHRISTODORA, on Monday, Dec. 5, at Biblioteca Criolla in Jersey City’s Main Library

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Oct. 21, 2016 – There’s nothing as exciting as jumping in with all fours, immersing yourself in the world of an author’s creation.

The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to present author Tim Murphy, who will read and participate in a Q&A discussion from his new novel, CHRISTODORA, on Monday evening, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library in Jersey City, N.J. (472 Jersey Avenue, 4th floor) and held in Biblioteca Criolla. Elevator service is provided.

With Tim Murphy’s CHRISTODORA, you get four decades to swim in – going against the tide of opinion and action, whether it’s being gay, dealing with the devastation of HIV/AIDS, being an activist, being a drug addict, being in recovery, and the impacts of hyper-gentrification – all done, through the prism of time and space, in an apartment building named Christodora in the East Village in New York City, and recently written about extensively in The New York Times.

To ensure a robust discussion, CHRISTODORA can be purchased at WORD Bookstore, 123 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, prior to the presentation, as well as the night of the program, to be autographed by the author.

Read more: Meet Tim Murphy, Author of CHRISTODORA

Meet the Author: Tim Murphy

Meet Tim Murphy, Author of CHRISTODORA, on

Monday, Dec. 5, at Biblioteca Criolla in

Jersey City’s Main Library

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Oct. 21, 2016 – There’s nothing as exciting as jumping in with all fours, immersing yourself in the world of an author’s creation.

The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to present author Tim Murphy, who will read and participate in a Q&A discussion from his new novel, CHRISTODORA, on Monday evening, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library in Jersey City, N.J. (472 Jersey Avenue, 4th floor) and held in Biblioteca Criolla. Elevator service is provided.

With Tim Murphy’s CHRISTODORA, you get four decades to swim in – going against the tide of opinion and action, whether it’s being gay, dealing with the devastation of HIV/AIDS, being an activist, being a drug addict, being in recovery, and the impacts of hyper-gentrification – all done, through the prism of time and space, in an apartment building named Christodora in the East Village in New York City, and recently written about extensively in The New York Times.

Read more: Meet the Author: Tim Murphy

 

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