February 2013 at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Next Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.

Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library

275 Martin Luther King Drive

Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

Special Programs:

* Federal Documents, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4517 – For Adults: Osteoporosis vs. Osteoarthritis. / Presented by: The Arthritis Foundation, and Hoboken University Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center, and Christ Hospital. / Please RSVP. Seating is limited. Light refreshments. / Tuesday, February 5 @ 1 p.m.

* Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – Para Adultos: Fecha – Sábado, Febrero 23. Hora – 1 p.m. Documental sobre la labor de artistas que trabajan y viven en estudios de artistas ubicado en 111 First Street, Jersey City, NJ. Presenta por cineastas: BRANKO. / Introducido por Historiador Urbano David Goodwin, el autor de 111 Primero Calle: La Subida y la Muerte de una Comunidad de Artes

* Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – For Adults: Date – Saturday, February 23. Time – 1 p.m. Documentary film on the work of the artists working and living in artists’ studios located at 111 First Street, Jersey City, NJ. Presented by filmmaker: BRANKO. / Introduced by Urban Historian David Goodwin, author of 111 First Street: The Rise and Death of an Arts Community

 

* NJ Room, Main Library, 3rd Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4503 – For Jersey City History-Lovers: Author Leonard H. Vernon, speaks on his book, The Life & Times of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague. / The author, whose book is a reconsideration of Frank Hague, will discuss his point of view that Hague, long portrayed as the embodiment of the corrupt big city machine, also can be seen as a powerful friend to the poor community from which he came. / Saturday, February 16 @ 1 p.m.

 

Special Programs  (cont’d):

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Jersey City History-Lovers: Presentation of: Invasion of the Reds, a video story by Bob Leach, director of the Jersey City Historical Project. / In the 1930s, labor organizers, socialists, civil liberty activists, communists, and even congressmen attempted to come into Jersey City to protest Mayor Frank Hague’s iron-fisted rule – only to be “halted and deported” by police at train and ferry stations. When the CIO announced it would invade Jersey City with 3,000 men, the Mayor rallied veterans, civic groups, and patriotic organizations to repel “the invasion of the Reds.” / Wednesday, February 20 @ 1 p.m.

* Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4553 – For Those Needing Tax Assistance: FREE Tax Assistance. / Sponsored by: National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., in association with VITA – Voluntary Income Tax Assistance. FREE Tax Assistance on a First Come, First Served basis. /

Please contact branch for important information before going. / Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

* Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4553 – For Teens: College Fair. /

* Explore your higher education opportunities * Talk to College Recruiters about requirements for entry * Find out about Financial Aids * Find out how to translate your dreams into realities * Find out how to sharpen your job market skills in the technology age * Discuss the benefits of higher education * Find out which college or program better suits your aspiration and goals / Endless Opportunities Await You. But… YOU MUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP! / Saturday, February 23 @ 12 Noon

* Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults: Free Law Workshop. / Presented by: Omojola & Associates, PC. TOPICS: Foreclosure Defense * Bankruptcy * Immigration Law * Q&A after presentation. / Light refreshments. / Wednesday, February 13 / 5 – 7 p.m.

 

Black History Month:

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children & Families: Movie – Ruby Bridges / The year is 1960. The place, New Orleans, Louisiana. When six-year-old Ruby scores well on her local scholastic tests, she is chosen to be the first African-American student to integrate the local elementary school. Ruby is escorted to school by federal marshals and she is exposed to the ugliness of racism for the first time. Guided by the love of her family, the support of a white teacher, and a psychologist, Ruby ultimately becomes an inspiration to all whose lives she touches. / Tuesday, February 19 @ 3 p.m.

Federal Documents, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4517 – For Adults: Beyond the Movie – Frederick Douglass and President Lincoln: A Look at the Relationship. Presented by: Professor Robert Perry of Hudson County Community College & The New School. / Please RSVP. Seating is limited. Light refreshments. / Friday, February 15 @ 1 p.m.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Films celebrating Black History Month, with each film introduced by Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Perry, professor at Hudson County Community College, Union County Community College, and the New School University. / February 6: The Pursuit of Happyness. / February 13: Beasts of the Southern Wild. / February 27: The Great Debaters.

 

Black History Month  (cont’d):

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children: African Clay Mask Workshop. / Ivy is a classically trained actor from the UK of Nigerian descent who teaches creative discovery workshops. She is also a member of the world-famous The Actors Studio of New York and Los Angeles. / Limit of 30 children. Registration is required. / Tuesday, February 26 @ 4 p.m.

Lafayette, 307 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304. 201-547-5017 – For Children & Adults: Movies – Celebrating Black History Month! / February 1: Red Tails. / February 8: Sparkle. / February 15: Won’t Back Down. / February 22: Ruby Bridges.

Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Children & Families: Black History MonthI Have a Dream Project. / Adults and children are asked to visit the library and participate in the assembly of a collage by writing down what dreams they have for the world on paper stars and clouds. / This will be a TWO-MONTH-long event (January & February). / “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Young Adults/Adults: “All That Jazz” / Featuring: Kahilil Kwame Bell, jazz percussionist, considered “one of the most prolific musicians in the industry today.” / Saturday, February 2 @ 3:30 p.m. SHARP!

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Young Adults/Adults: “manUP” / Live Stage Play, starring: Elijah M. Brown & Jamal T. Hinnant. / This play tackles real-life issues that young males face every day. Most stage productions only highlight the problems we have in our community. But manUP OFFERS SOLUTIONS! It’s not a cure-all for all the issues plaguing today’s man, but it opens the floor for conversation and puts the power back in the perspective of each individual. / Wednesday, February 6 @ 6 p.m.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Young Adults/Adults: The Poet Laureate of Harlem. / Featuring: George Edward Tait. / Wednesday, February 20 @ 5:30 p.m. SHARP!

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Young Adults/Adults: “Our Only Hope” / Black History Month 2013! Live Stage Play, presented by: Playtime Productions. Written & Directed by: Andrea Carter. / Wednesday, February 27 @ 6 p.m. SHARP!

 

Valentine’s Day:

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Crafts. / Thursday, February 14 @ 3:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – Para Niños: Para el día de San Valentine, ven hacer una manualidad para esta occasion. Todoas los niños bienvenidos. / Fecha: Jueves, Febrero 14. / Hora: 10:30 a.m.

Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Crafts for Children. All Children Welcome. / Thursday, February 14 @ 10:30 a.m.

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Crafts. / Please register ahead. Space is limited. / Monday, February 11 @ 3:30 p.m

 

Valentine’s Day  (cont’d):

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4553 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Arts & Crafts. / Wednesday, February 13 @ 3:30 p.m.

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Crafts. / Registration is required. Limit of 30 children. / Friday, February 8 @ 3:30 p.m.

Lafayette, 307 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Crafts. / Thursday, February 14 @ 3:15 p.m.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Children: Valentine’s Day Crafts. / All Children Welcome! / February 14 @ 3:15 p.m.

 

Miller Branch Library Teen Center:

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Parents & Teens (ages 13-18): Miller Branch Library Teen Center! / Founded to enrich the lives of Jersey City Teens by offering a comprehensive program to include quality leisure, social, and educational services in the form of both drop-in and organized activities / Come join!!!

 

Ongoing Programs:

Jersey City Historical Project, 4th Floor, Main, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-6951 – NEW Book: Young Frank Hague and the Lucky Horseshoe – Available at Barnes & Noble, online & in bookstores.

/ Permanent Schedule on JC1: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays @ 11 a.m. & 11 p.m. Videos rotate monthly, except January, May and December. February: Invasion of the Reds. / On Comcast, Channel 51: Airing of NEW video, Invasion of the Reds. / Each Monday @ 5 p.m. and each Friday @ 8:30 p.m. / Airing of videos, by storyteller Bob Leach, Parade of the Shantytown Dead, The Eyes of St. Joseph (Mysterious Lights in a Church Steeple), and Hague Captures Kenny Killer: On Comcast cable in Jersey City, Channel 51: Times vary; programming now filler.

Jersey City Library Literacy Program, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4518 – For Age 16 & Up: Classes in Basic Literacy & Citizenship for ESL Conversational English speakers. / Jersey City Library Literacy Program. A United Way Member Agency.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Everyone: Falun Dafa Meditation / Monday evenings / 6 – 7:30 p.m. / Falun Dafa is practiced by over 100 million people worldwide. It is a high-level cultivation practice guided by the characteristics of the universe: Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance. “Cultivation” means, continuously striving to harmonize oneself with these universal principles. These are five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE! For more information: www.falundafa.org.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Kinship Caregiver Support Group – A Program at Five Corners Branch Library, presented in conjunction with the State of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program. / CHANGE: Second Wednesday of the Month, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Ongoing Programs  (cont’d):

 

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Children (grades K-3): Read to Ella! Ella loves children and loves listening to stories in the library! Come read your favorite stories to Ella, a very friendly dog. Ella is a Golden Retriever and a certified therapy dog. She will be accompanied by her trainer, Patricia Redden. Adults must accompany children under 8 years old and are expected to remain in the library during programs. / CHANGE: Fridays @ 3:30 p.m. / Children learning to read see a dog as a non-threatening, non-critical listener

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children (ages 10 – 17 years old): Every Tuesdays @ 5 p.m. Vocal Training & Voice Instructions. Instructor: Angela Carter

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Ladies: Crochet Club. / Mondays @ 3 p.m.

Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Children & Young Adults:

Lego Club. Bring your Lego’s for building ideas to share. / Fridays, January – March / 3 – 4:45 p.m.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Everyone: Library Tours! / Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Take a tour of the Miller Branch Library to learn more about the building and its services. Reservations required for tours. Daycare centers, school programs, organizations… All welcome!!!

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults Learning Spanish: Wednesdays, from 4 – 6 p.m. Spanish lessons – Back by popular demand!!!! Instructor: Mrs. Vilma Gomez.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Young Adults: Free-Teens is in the house! It’s your space. It’s my space. It’s our space! Come join us! Every Wednesday, from 5 – 7 p.m. Stop at Miller Branch to learn more, and register.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Knitting & Crocheting Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / February 6, 13, 20 & 27. / All ladies welcome!

 

February  Movies : www.jclibrary.org FREE

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children: Thursday, February 28 @ 3:15 p.m. ParaNorman.

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Seniors: Friday, February 8 @

10:30 a.m. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection. / For Children: Saturday, February 9 @ 10:30 a.m. The Princess & The Frog. / For Families: Saturday, February 9 @ 2:30 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. / January 2: Arthur Christmas. / January 9: The Lucky One. / January 16: Bernie. / January 23: Snow White and the Huntsman. / January 30: What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. /

February 7: Pitch Perfect. / February 14: Trouble with the Curve. / February 21: The Words. / February 28: To Rome With Love.

 

Have Fun with Digital Library!

The Jersey City Free Public Library offers the digital service, Digital Library – a collection of audio books, eBooks, music and video to download. Valid library cardholders who download the necessary software can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting http://jclibrary.org/digitallibrary.php. The great thing? At the end of the 10-day lending period, the digital titles automatically expire, which means, no one ever accumulates late fees or has to worry about returning damaged items.

 

WEBSITE LINK – “Health Info”:

NOW AVAILABLE!!! The Jersey City Free Public Library has linked directly with the document, “Responding to Public Health Emergencies, New Jersey’s Strategy.” Provided by the NJ Department of Health & Senior Services, Division of Health Infrastructure Preparedness (HIPER), through the Hudson Regional Health Commission. Log onto Jersey City Library website, www.jclibrary.org, CLICK on “Health Info” to access the American Cancer Society’s website. Library staff at the designated libraries have been training to navigate the Society’s website, for the benefit of the community. This staff training will help library patrons in two ways: Help them find the information they want from the American Cancer Society website, or have Library staff get the information needed for them.

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Holiday Closings

The Main Library & all branches will be closed Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December  25, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday.

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