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Women in Action Awards

Cynthia Harris Honored as one of 27 Women in Action at the Jersey City Women’s History Month Program on March 30, 2012

From the looks of each woman’s biography, no one was seeking out an award. Each was in her was in her own sphere, making a difference and making tracks to her next assignment.

Such is Cynthia Harris in the execution of her duties as manager of the New Jersey Room at the Main Library. It was perfectly right and fitting that the Jersey City Mayor and Municipal Council award her during National Women’s History Month 2012.

Jersey City Council President Peter Brennan nominated Cynthia for the Women in Action award, which was given out in a ceremony in the beautiful Anna Cucci Memorial Council Chambers at the historic City Hall on Thursday evening, March 29, 2012. One of 27 women, Cynthia beamed when she approached the podium to receive her award from Jersey City Council President Brennan, Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, and First Lady Maureen.

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10th Annual Black History Month Celebration

Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Calvin J. Spann, Spoke to SRO Crowd at Miller Branch’s 10th Annual Black History Month Program

The Jersey City Free Public Library proudly hosted a standing room-only audience of over 300 for the presentation of one of our country’s true heroes – Tuskegee Airman Lt. Calvin J. Spann – who was a featured guest speaker at the 10th Annual Black History Month program of the Miller Branch Library on Wednesday evening, February 29, 2012, whose theme was “Service, Honor, and Respect, Strengthening Our Culture and Community.”

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, working in conjunction with the Miller Branch to produce the 10th annual Black History Month program, first presented Stomp Exhibitions and a special award to Chief Darren E. Rivers, Jersey City Fire Department. Live performances of song, music and dance, a skit by Playtime Productions, and drills from the cadets of the Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. Youth in Aviation program rounded out the program.

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Learning How to Live with Diabetes

Learning How to Live with Diabetes

A dozen people, some of whom have diabetes and others, whose relatives have it, came to listen to Maureen Williams, RN, a Certified Diabetes Educator from Bayonne Medical Center, at the program held in the Federal Documents Department of the Main Library on Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2012. Using all of her 25 years’ experience, Nurse Williams described the basics of diabetes – what the disorder is, and how best to manage it – concluding with conducting a spirited Q&A, engaging and educating all those who came to hear her speak.

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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!

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