July 2012 at the JCFPL
July 2012 at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Next Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Miller Branch Library
489 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
July & August Meetings: Cancelled
* Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Adults: For Adults: Health Fair. * Have you been tested? * HIV/AIDS Testing * STD Testing * & many more! / FREE! / Saturday, July 7, from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
* Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Special Presentation – Suffering from the Sugar Blues? * Are you constantly carving sweets and want to understand why? * Do you want to gain control without deprivation? Presented by: Victor La Mantia, Health Coach. / FREE!!! / Saturday, July 7, from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Program 2012 / Monday, June 25th through Friday, August 10th:
Featuring… Games * Great Reads * Movies * Exciting Trips * Live Performances * & much more!
Registration starts: Friday, June 1st
Where: Bonetti Children’s Room (Main Library), All 9 Branches & the Bookmobile!
SRP 2012 Theme: Children: Dream Big – READ! YAs: Own the Night
* Please look for flyers with the full activity & movie schedules at your local branch library! *
Movies – Summer Reading Program 2012 @ the Jersey City Free Public Library (June 25 – August 10)
Children: * The Adventures of Tintin * Big Miracle * Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax * Hugo * Kung Fu Panda 2 * The Muppets * * Puss in Boots * The Secret World of Arrietty *
YAs: * Footloose * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 * The Hunger Games * Real Steel * Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol * Rise of the Planet of the Apes * Super 8 * War Horse *
Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City / Bonetti Children’s Room, 1st Floor, 201-547-4519 – Children’s Schedule (K-5): 11 a.m. – 12 Noon / Mondays: Crafts / Tuesdays: Reading Club / Wednesdays: Crafts or Activities / Thursdays: Reading Club / Fridays: Movie / Young Adults Schedule (Grades 6-8): 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. / Mondays: Crafts / Tuesdays: Book Chat / Wednesdays: Crafts or Activities / Thursdays: Book Chat / Fridays: Movie
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!!!
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. June: 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: FREE 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 Everyone: Hatha Yoga / Yoga Classes for Beginners / Mondays / 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. / Yoga Instructor: Julie Castner, RYT200, certified through a Yoga Alliance program in Mysore, India. / Offered in conjunction with International Institute of NJ.
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. / Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 20.
Ongoing Programs (cont’d):
Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Children (grades K-3): Children’s Reading to Certified Therapy Dog, Ella, who will be coming to the Five Corners Branch to listen to children’s stories. Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to come and read their favorite stories to Ella. Certified therapy dog Ella loves children and will be accompanied by her trainer, Patricia Redden, a professor at St. Peter’s College. / Thursdays @ 4 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 Tuesday, starting July 3 @ 6 p.m. Vocal Training & Voice Instructions. Instructor: Angela Carter.
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.
Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Adults: Monthly Book Club / Thursday,
July 19 @ 7:30 p.m. / Book Discussion: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Knitting & Crocheting Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / July 11, 18 & 25. / All ladies welcome!
July Movies : www.jclibrary.org FREE
Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Seniors: Friday, June 8 @ 10 a.m.
Away From Her. / For Children: Saturday, June 9 @ 10 a.m. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. Movies – To be announced.
Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. July 11: Albert Nobbs. / July 18: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. / July 25: We Bought a Zoo.
Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. / July 5: Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds. / July 12: This Means War. / July 19: New Year’s Eve. / July 29: A Thousand Words.
Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – Mondays @ 5 p.m. / July 2: The Clinic. /
July 9: The Grey. / July 16: The Next Three Days. / July 23: This Means War. / July 30: One for the Money.
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.
Main Library Closed
*The Main Library will be closed starting Monday, September 28, 2015 due to renovations and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.
The Heights Branch will be closed starting Thursday, November 19, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, December 14, 2015 due to reconstruction.