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Greenville's Christmas Party Toys Give-Away 2012

Greenville's Christmas Party Toys Give-Away 2012

Topped Santa’s Spree!

Greenville branch manager Kenny Uko and his staff glowed with the Christmas Spirit as they prepared for the upcoming Christmas party, identifying gifts for either boys or girls of certain ages, and wrapping the presents carefully. Maybe it was the Christmas music in the background, or because giving away presents is such a fun task, but the camaraderie amongst everyone was palpable. Giving is so good for the soul. Can’t let Santa have all the fun!

The toys were donated from the Marine Toys for Tots program, and the amount of gifts totaled over 220 pieces. The annual Greenville party planners have gotten their organization down, and know just how to phrase the request in the flyer: “Please recommend less-privileged and needy kids.” In that way, they know exactly who will be getting each gift, which helps in the toy distribution. This is especially great because the prior solicitation allows for satisfying a child’s individual request. The flyer also suggests, “Let’s put a smile on Jersey City children!” This Christmas Party certainly did.

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Bill Cosby Talks at St. Peter’s University on Friday, December 7, 2012

Library Board President Holds Up Library Card; ‘Cos’ in Background

Library Director Priscilla Gardner didn’t get exactly what she wanted, yet still she was pleased.

Bill Cosby, whose performance was re-scheduled from Saturday, November 3, due to Hurricane Sandy, spoke at Saint Peter’s University on Friday, December 7. Library Director Priscilla Gardner and NJ Room manager Cynthia Harris were both in attendance at the special reception before the iconic comedian took the stage.

Mr. Cosby, whose honest, yet blunt opinions illustrate the mind and heart of the Ph.D.-holding funny man, is clear about not posing for photo opportunities. Library Director Priscilla Gardner has been just as forthright, asking elected and appointed officials, and all sorts of famous people to smile while holding the Jersey City Free Public Library card for a photograph.

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Free Law Workshops Offered Monthly at Library, Starting October 24

Like that character ‘Mayhem’ in a recent insurance company television commercial, life has a way of leaving devastation in its wake. These are times when a lawyer comes in handy.

The Jersey City Free Public Library offers legal information for free through seven monthly workshops, one held at each of the five regional branches, capped at either end with two workshops at the Main Library, given by lawyers from the law firm of Omojola & Associates, P.C.

Omojola & Associates, PC, is a New Jersey general practice law firm, looking to reach out to the community. Its principal attorney, Aderemilekun A. Omojola, is a former Jersey City resident who attended New Jersey City University and Seton Hall Law School. The firm has over 43 years of combined experience, with a team of attorneys eager to give the community the benefit of its legal knowledge by hosting free law workshops open to the public. All workshops are held from 5 to 7 p.m., with refreshments afterward.

Read more: Free Law Workshops Offered Monthly at Library, Starting October 24


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