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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

JUNE 2013 Library Board Meeting to be RESCHEDULED

JUNE 2013 Library Board Meeting to be RESCHEDULED:

TUESDAY, June 18, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 17, 2013 – The board meeting of the Jersey City Free Public Library has been rescheduled for the month of June.

Generally, the Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except in July and August.

However, due to the nonpartisan runoff election for members of the Jersey City Council, June’s Library Board meeting, which would have been June 11th, must be rescheduled.

The rescheduled June Board of Trustees meeting for the Jersey City Free Public Library will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue.

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. As of today,

May 17, 2013, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 226,941 valid card members.

 

Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches

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Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 13, 2013 – 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.

Read more: Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches

J Room Hosts 4/27 Presentation from 2 Authors on the Famous NJ Lindbergh Kidnapping

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 23, 2013 – While the Great Depression gripped the nation, the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case jockeyed for position as the Big Story.

In many ways, the Lindbergh kidnapping won its place in the annuals of history, including inspiring the Federal Kidnapping Act, commonly called the “Lindbergh Law,” making it a Federal crime to transport a kidnapping victim across state lines.

Two experts on the Lindbergh kidnapping – Mark Falzini and James Davidson – will present on the book they co-authored, New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial, at the New Jersey Room of the Main Library, 3rd Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, on Saturday, April 27th at 1 p.m.

Read more: J Room Hosts 4/27 Presentation from 2 Authors on the Famous NJ Lindbergh Kidnapping

 

MAY 2013 Library Board Meeting CANCELLED

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 24, 2013 – The board meeting of the Jersey City Free Public Library has been cancelled for the month of May.

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except in July and August.

The Jersey City nonpartisan election for Mayor is the reason for the cancellation of May’s Library Board meeting, which would have been May 14th.

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. As of today,

April 24, 2013, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 226,212 valid card members.

Jersey City Library Celebrates National Library Week

(April 14 – 20) by Answering the Question:

What’s in *your* collection?

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   April 10, 2013 – Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) holds court, honoring libraries all over, with National Library Week, held this year the week of April 14-20. The ALA 2013 theme – Communities Matter @ your library – resonates as a specific version, Local Communities – The Heart & Soul @ the Jersey City Free Public Library.

“Come celebrate National Library Week at your local branch or the Main Library,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “By identifying major collections throughout the library system, we give you the chance to know what’s here. We realize, these gems have been ‘hiding in plain sight’ and now, they’ve been highlighted for your personal exploration.”

Whether the local communities are distinct ethnic enclaves, or identified by historic years and eras, the Jersey City library system has been gathering and augmenting (and weeding!) its many collections since its inception in 1889. And, the 20th & 21st centuries brought computer training at Miller and the Main, respectively.

The departments of the Main Library focus on specific areas of study, with three considered actual special collections, i.e., Biblioteca Criolla, Federal Documents and the New Jersey Room.

The Reference Department, while a general reading and research room, does have specific collections of interest: Education/Professional Test Books, Foreign Language Dictionaries, Historical Newspapers, and New Jersey Law.

Read more: Jersey City Library Celebrates National Library Week

 

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