September 2013 at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Next Library Board Meeting in September
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.
Five Corners Branch Library
678 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Save the Date!!! Jersey City’s Book Festival, Tales of Our Cities 2013:
Tales of Our Cities 2013 – For Everyone: Sunday, September 15th – from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / 6th Annual Book Festival in Jersey City’s lushly beautiful, Victorian… Van Vorst Park / FREE!!! / Featuring: Rick Stromoski, creator of comic strip, Soup to Nutz; former NBA basketball player Luther Wright, author of his memoir, A Perfect Fit; Bill O’Dea, HC Freeholder & author of The Legacy of Haguesville; and Steve Hart, author of American Dictators: A Dual Biography of Frank Hague & Nucky Johnson (of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire fame, which uses the last name of Thompson, instead).
Save the Date!!! LIBRARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER, Endless Summer:
* Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – Para Adultos: ¡¡¡En celebración del Mes del la Herencia Hispana!!! Presenta: Una Tarde con la Escritora Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Acompáñenos en un viaje literario a Puerto Rico para celebra el maravillosamente debut de Dahlma a través de su novella, Daughters of the Stone. Una novella con impactante estilo lirico c cerca de una familia de mujeres Afro-Puertorriqueñas donde, a lo largo de cinco generaciones, se va narrando con detalle su viaje físico y espiritual desde
el Viejo Mundo hasta la actualidad. Presenta: Las Obras de Arte de “Miosoty Estrella.” / Sábado, 28 de septiembre @
12 Media Day – 2 p.m.
* Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – For Adults: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!!! Author: Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Join us on a literary journey to Puerto Rico as we celebrate Dahlma’s beautifully written debut novel, Daughters of the Stone. A lyrical, powerful novel about a family of Afro-Puerto Rican women, spanning five generations, detailing their physical and spiritual journey from the Old World to the New. Featuring: Works of art by “Miosoty Estrella.” / Saturday, September 28 @ 12 Noon – 2 p.m.
* Federal Documents, Main Library, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4517 – For Adults:
Advance Directives. / Presented by: Jersey City Medical Center Palliative Care Team. / Please RSVP. Seating is limited. Light refreshments. / “Knowledge is power… Personal planning keeps the power with the individual.” Jersey City Medical Center Palliative Care Team / Tuesday, September 17 @ 1 p.m.
* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4543 – For Everyone: “Cultural Affairs”: Multi-Cultural Women Promoting The Arts and the Humanities. / Featuring: Selected readings by lyric poet Elma Martin, a lady with countless credits for lyric verse, from her book, The Lyric Dove. Let’s talk! Book reading, movies, poetry, short stories…and more! FREE. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs & Tourism, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. / Meeting: Third Saturday of the Month. / Saturday, September 21 @ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults/Young Adults: A Health & Fitness Rebirth Explosion! Featuring: ‘Fitness Guru’ Paul Anthony. Discover how to live your biggest, baddest, boldest, HEALTHIEST life! Share an evening with Jersey City’s Fitness and Nutrition Specialist Paul Anthony – Unlocking the SECRET TO PHYSICAL TRANSPORMATION / Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. / Always LOOK in “Ongoing Programs”
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. August: Parade of the Shantytown Dead. / 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 Adults: Kinship Caregiver Support Group – A Program at Five Corners Branch Library, presented in conjunction with the State of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program. / Second Wednesday of the Month, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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 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. / 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 Ladies: Crochet Club. / Mondays @ 3 p.m.
Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults/Young Adults: A Health & Fitness Rebirth Explosion! Featuring: ‘Fitness Guru’ Paul Anthony. Discover how to live your biggest, baddest, boldest, HEALTHIEST life! Share an evening with Jersey City’s Fitness and Nutrition Specialist Paul Anthony – Unlocking the SECRET TO PHYSICAL TRANSPORMATION / Wednesdays @ 6:30 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.
Ongoing Programs (cont’d):
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, September 12 @ 6:30 p.m. / September Book Discussion: That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo.
West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Crochet Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / September 4, 11, 18 & 25. / All ladies welcome!
September Movies: www.jclibrary.org FREE
Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Seniors: Friday, September 13 @
10 a.m. The Queen. / For Children: Saturday, September 14 @ 10:30 a.m. Night at the Museum.
Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. / September 4: Suddenly Last Summer. September 11: Identity Thief. / September 18: Safe Haven. / September 25: Quartet.
Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Saturdays @ 1 p.m. TBD
Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. /
September 05: The Big Wedding. / September 12: Identity Thief. / September 19: The Great Gatsby. / September 26: Tyler Perry’s Peeples.
Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Adults: Mondays @ 5 p.m. / September 9: Everything Must Go. / September 16: Quartet. / September 23: Erased. / September 30: Redline.
CAS – Community Awareness Series, a JCFPL Department:
CAS, Auditorium, Greenville Branch Library, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-6907 – For Everyone (esp. Youth): CTK. Featuring: Christ the King youth-based choir. CTK has taken R&B tunes and reworked the lyrics in creating new compositions, which gives praise and honor to one’s spiritual path. CTK’s basic motto is: “Speak the language of those who you are trying to communicate with.” / Tuesday, September 17 @ 6 p.m.
CAS, Auditorium, Greenville Branch Library, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-6907 – For Everyone: IN CONCERT – Rosalind Grant. “Songs I love to sing and swing!” Rosalind Grant coordinates the Jazz Series at Moore’s Lounge (Monticello Avenue, Jersey City) and has performed with Winard Harper, Ted Curson, Sharp Radway, Spirit of Life Ensemble, Dwight West, Michael Logan, among other illustrious artists. Rosalind belts or sweetly sings the Jazz and blues standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday, and other jazz greats. / Saturday, September 21 @ 2 p.m.
CAS, Auditorium, Greenville Branch Library, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-6907 – For Everyone: Sabor Latino. The Sabor Latino Band is a representative of fabulous Salsa music. Sabor Latino was formed with the intention of providing the Latin salsa dancer with hard salsa, also known as, “Salsa Dura.” Sabor Latino treats salsa with the respect and attention it deserves. So, put on your dancing shoes, or just lay back, and go for an exciting salsa ride! / Saturday, September 28 @ 8 p.m.
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.
Fall 2013 Preschool Story Hours (September 16 – December 13, 2013):
Bonetti Children’s Room: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 11 a.m. (Family Story Time)
Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. (Class Visits Only / Advanced Scheduling)
Cunningham Branch: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.
Five Corners Branch: Tuesdays & Fridays – 10:30-11:30 a.m. (0-3 years)
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 (Class Visits Only / Advanced Scheduling)
Greenville Branch: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.
Heights Branch: Tuesdays & Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
Mondays – 10:30 a.m. (Class Visits Only / Advanced Scheduling)
Lafayette Branch: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.
Marion Branch: Thursdays & Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
Miller Branch: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m.
Pavonia Branch: Wednesdays – Class Visits Only (Advanced Scheduling)
Thursdays – 11 a.m. (All Ages)
West Bergen Branch: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10 a.m.
Biblioteca Criolla: SPANISH/Bilingual Story Hour
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.
Main Library Closed
MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES FULL WEEK (November 24-28) due to Construction Demolition & Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Main Library & all branches will be closed Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving.
The Bookmobile is off-road for the full week (Monday, November 17 to Friday, November 21, 2014).