Pictures with Santa
Pictures with Santa 2011 – Wow!!!
There’s always a smile on a child’s face when asked this question at Christmastime, “Want to have your picture taken with Santa?”
Santa came to town, all right…to the Bonetti Children’s Room on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, and the room was packed! The pictures below show that some children squirmed instead of giving a big smile, but you’ll see that Santa made some library staff happy, too!
Christmas Party Toy Giveaway 2011
Success breeds success! The Greenville Branch Library held its second annual Christmas Party Toy Giveaway on December 22, 2011 so the community and Jersey City children could share a bit of holiday cheer together, and from the photos, it’s clear everyone was infused with Christmas Spirit!
New Jersey Room Returns 220 Year Old Book to Library of Virginia
Lost & Found:
Lost – Court Records, Stafford County, VA, prepared October 1791
Found – By NJ Room, Jersey City Free Public Library
Witness – The Return of this 220-year-old Volume to its rightful owners, the Virginia State Archives, on Thursday, October 20
Volume taken on March 30, 1863 by Capt. W.A. Treadwell, 4th NY Regiment as Spoils of Civil War
New Jersey wasn’t a battleground state during the Civil War, yet a surprising ‘find’ by the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library brings the Civil War into local focus, up front and center, during this 150th commemorative year of that war’s beginning.
Summer Jam 2011
Library Foundation Fundraiser – “Summer Jam” –
Held at Michael Anthony’s After a Whirlwind of Changes – & Still Well-Attended & Successful!
“Jammin – 1) Chillin out / Hangin out, 2) Listening to music, 3) Means to chill out and relax, 4) Hanging out playing music / Generally having a bit of a laugh, 5) Casually playing an instrument (usually a guitar) with another person, and 6) When you hang around somewhere with your friends.”
That full definition from the Urban Dictionary is all anyone needs to know about jammin, the slang use of the word jammin’ from Jamaican patois. “Summer Jam,” the annual fundraiser from the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, embodies all that’s relaxed and fun, where library staff members let their proverbial hair down and party with library supporters from all over!
“Summer Jam,” held on Thursday evening, September 29, two weeks after its original date of September 15, at Michael Anthony’s instead of Library Foundation Chairman Mike Ryan’s latest incarnation of P.J. Ryan’s, now located at 292 Barrow Street (at corner of Mercer Street). Due to Hurricane Irene and the supremely soggy weather for weeks on end, opening of the establishment had been delayed.
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Heights Branch Closed
The Heights Branch is closed today, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 due to United Water needing to shut off the water main.
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).