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Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
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Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302
201-547-4579

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Hear Storyteller Shirley Johnson at the Greenville Branch on Saturday, March 7

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   March 3, 2015 – The Greenville Branch Library of the Jersey City Free Public Library, in conjunction with the Afro-American Historical Society Museum (both, 1841 Kennedy Boulevard)  will present this Saturday, March 7, storyteller Shirley Johnson, whose Sankofa Stories will be told in celebration of Women’s History Month. The program is at 3 p.m.

From Shirley Johnson’s biography: “I first realized that I was storytelling while teaching a class about volcanoes. As students gazed almost hypnotized into an imaginary volcano that I had created in the middle of the classroom floor, I better understood the power of storytelling. We were there at the edge of the crater. We had journeyed to Hawaii and experienced the fury of Pele as she spewed molten lava across the island. They were hooked. I was hooked. Thus my love affair for storytelling and its many uses had begun.

Read more: Celebrate Women’s History Month!

 

Main Library Needs 2 Extra Weeks for Current Renovation Closure Project

*** News Flash! ***

Main Library Needs 2 Extra Weeks for Current Renovation Closure Project

Main Library’s Additional Closing: Weeks of February 23 & March 2

Reopening: Monday, March 9

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   February 12, 2015 – As with all business- and homeowners who have overseen renovation, construction delays are a mainstay…and the Main Library’s renovation is no different.

The current closure of the Main Library began this past Monday, February 9, and was to continue for two weeks. Now, according to Library Director Priscilla Gardner, an additional two weeks of closure (totaling, four weeks), will be needed to complete what is being done, thus far.

The additional two weeks the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will be closing: the weeks of February 23 and March 2.

The Bookmobile will be stationed in front of the Main Library, as per the schedule of the previous two weeks, and the branches’ additional hours remain in effect (schedules attached). Museum passes are available at the Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark  Avenue.

The Main Library will reopen on Monday, March 9, 2015, regular hours, at 9 a.m.

Read more: Main Library Needs 2 Extra Weeks for Current Renovation Closure Project

2 LIBRARY SERVICES CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE PUBLIC

2 LIBRARY SERVICES CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE PUBLIC
DURING MAIN LIBRARY CLOSING (2/9-21)

 

February 6, 2015 – Two popular services provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library are its mobile branch, the Bookmobile, and museum passes.
For the next two weeks – from Monday, February 9 to Saturday, February 21 – the Main Library, located at 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will be closed for renovations.
Museum passes will be available for pick up and return at the Five Corners Branch Library,
678 Newark Avenue. For further information, please call (201) 547-4543. The passes will be dispensed through the Reference Department at the Main Library after its two-week construction closure.
The Bookmobile, which will be stationed in front of the Main Library, will provide services to Downtown residents during the Main Library’s closure for the next two weeks, using the following schedules:

Week of February 9 / Blue Schedule
Monday, February 9          2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11            2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, February 13          2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Week of February 16 / Red Schedule
Monday, February 16          3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17          2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, February 20        12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Read more: 2 LIBRARY SERVICES CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE PUBLIC

 

Main Library Closing for Two Weeks in Mid-February

Main Library Closing for Two Weeks in Mid-February

Time Period = February 9 – 21, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   February 2, 2015 – For two weeks in the middle of February, the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, will close from Monday, February 9 to Saturday, February 21, to begin Phase II of the major renovations. This work, which will take place on the third and fourth floors, is in preparation for the new public restrooms that will be located on the fourth floor.

During the Main Library closure, the Jersey City Free Public Library will open Regional branch libraries throughout the city an additional late night, and the Neighborhood libraries will be open on Saturdays as well, for the public's convenience. The staff from the Main Library will be dispersed though out the library system, allowing these additional and extended hours.

Read more: Main Library Closing for Two Weeks in Mid-February

West Bergen Branch Reopens on Monday, January 26

West Bergen Branch Library Now Has Heat!

Reopens on Monday, January 26

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   January 23, 2015 – The Jersey City Free Public Library is warmly pleased to inform the public that the West Bergen Branch Library, 476 West Side Avenue in Jersey City, will reopen on Monday, January 26, for its regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The West Bergen Branch, which had been closed since January 15th for lack of heat, had a new boiler installed today, Friday, January 23.

“We are so happy to have resolved this heating problem within a week’s time,” said Chief Librarian Hussein Odeh, who oversees the branch. “For a small library, West Bergen has many devoted patrons, and we’re glad there wasn’t too much inconvenience.”

Read more: West Bergen Branch Reopens on Monday, January 26

 

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