The Press Room
Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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.
2 GRANDES PROGRAMAS EL SÁBADO, 23 DE FEBRERO @ LA BIBLIOTECA
2 GRANDES PROGRAMAS EL SÁBADO, 23 DE FEBRERO @ LA BIBLIOTECA
conoce a BRANKO, CINEASTA DE UN DOCUMENTAL DE 111 FIRST STREET
CONOCE A LA NATIVA DE JERSEY CITY LATIA MCNEELY-SANDIFORD, LaTia McNeely-Sandiford, ESCRITORA DE Burdens in My Backpack\
JERSEY CITY, N.J. Febrero 6, 2013 – ¿Alguien, exposiciones?
El sábado, 23 de febrero, Jersey City Free Public Library presenta dos programas muy especiales, implacables y contundentes: uno en película; el otro, en libro…el documental, sobre la ciudad de Jersey; el libro, de un escritor de Jersey City… la película, narra una crónica de la desaparición de la comunidad de los artistas en 111 First Street; el libro, crónica de la vida de su autor, desafiando todas las probabilidades, desde la disfunción familiar al éxito personal.
BRANKO en la Biblioteca Criolla (4 º piso, Biblioteca Principal, 472 Jersey Avenue) a las 1pm, el estreno de su película, 111 FIRST STREET: Desde París a la Ciudad de Jersey, Ellos No Demostraron Amor. / La película de BRANKO destaca las luchas, durante el período 2003-2004, en el trabajo de los artistas que trabajan y viven en los estudios de artistas en un bloque de cuatro cuadrados, semi-abandonado, que habían convertido los espacios de estudio en la década de 1990. El historiador urbano David Goodwin, es+critor de 111 First Street: La Vida y La Muerte de una Comunidad Artística, presentará el cineasta. Destacado: Fernando Zamboti, cantante.
February at the Library with Jersey City Mayor Frank “I am the law” Hague
JERSEY CITY, N.J. January 29, 2013 – Frank Hague – the allure of Jersey City’s most-written about mayor never dims.
The month of February brings two programs at the Jersey City Free Public Library that shine spotlights on both sides of the Hague enigma: Was he just a political tyrant, or did Mayor Hague do some good?
On Saturday, February 16 at 1 p.m., the Main Library’s New Jersey Room (472 Jersey Avenue, 3rd Floor) presents author Leonard F. Vernon, whose book, The Life & Times of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, explores the second question. With an introduction that defines the historical context for Hague’s well-known identifier, “I am the law,” this book provides FBI-researched vignettes that point to a mayor caring for “[t]he areas of juvenile justice and the education of children with special needs. (p. 68)”
Help for Hurricane Sandy Survivors Available at Main Library, Starting January 31
JERSEY CITY, N.J. January 29, 2013 – For those lives still turned upside, down from Hurricane Sandy, help in the form of crisis counseling referrals will be available to the public at the Jersey City Free Public Library.
Starting on Thursday, January 31, a table will be set up on the staircase landing of the first floor lobby in the Main Library, offering information referrals for anyone in need of emotional or psychological counseling, and for other types of stress management referrals so necessary in the wake of surviving a disaster.
The Mental Health Association of NJ will staff the information referral table during Regular hours of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, for a period of 60 days, from Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, April 13. The Main Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Of course, table staffing will not be available when the library system is closed for holidays (Presidents’ Day, February 18; Good Friday, March 29; and Saturday, March 30).
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Main Library Closed
The Main Library & all branches will be closed Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday.