The Press Room
Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
MARCH 2014 AT THE JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Next Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.
Miller Branch Library
489 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
* Federal Documents, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4517 – For Adults:
Financial Literacy – Your Money, Your Future! It Make$ Cents! / Presented by: Federal Documents Department & Popular Community Bank. / TOPICS: * Checking & Savings Accounts * Personal Loans * Credit Cards * Money Market & Investments * Much more! / Seating is limited. Please RSVP. Light refreshments. / Wednesday, March 19 @ 1 p.m.
* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4543 – For Lovers of Polynesian Culture:
T.A.B.U. The All Boro Ukuleles, performing Island-style Tropical Music / Featuring: Makalina Abalos. / Presented by: Five Corners Branch Library & the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. / FREE. / Saturday, March 15 @ 1 p.m.
* Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: College Education Funding. /
Find out about: * The cost & value of attending college * Grant & loan options * Education funding options / Presented by: Amish Kapadia & Charrisee LouAllen, New York Life Insurance Company. / Thursday, March 27 @ 6 p.m.
COMING SOON!!! MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE THROUGH LIBRARY
Written by Administrator Friday, 28 February 2014 15:09
Coming Soon!!! Museum Passes Available Through Library
New Library Service Being Offered, Stemming from a Patron’s Request
JERSEY CITY, N.J. February 26, 2014 – Museum passes will be available soon through the Jersey City Free Public Library, thanks to a friendly request from a library patron who is a homeschooling mom.
Tatiana Smith, new to Jersey City by way of Long Island and Brooklyn, N.Y., sent Library Director Priscilla Gardner an email about providing museum passes to Jersey City Free Public Library patrons, who began diligently working on that proposal, to the delight of Ms. Smith.
“Libraries are such a crucial resource for our communities. They provide a wealth of free and low-cost information, especially for those with otherwise limited access to various needs that many of us take for granted. The costs of museums and attractions can become quite expensive, especially as a homeschooling parent with limited income. After witnessing successful museum pass programs in other libraries, I thought it was only natural that Jersey City should also have such a program,” said Tatiana Smith.
The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. provided the funding for the purchase of the museum passes. The Jersey City Free Public Library will provide passes for following museums: American Museum of Natural History; The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum; Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum; Museum of Modern Art; Skyscraper Museum; and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
“I am especially grateful that Tatiana came to me with such a great idea, and that Library Foundation Chairman Mike Ryan and its Board of Trustees agreed wholeheartedly,” added Priscilla Gardner, who also is executive director of the library foundation. “This donation certainly fulfills the foundation mission.”
Former NBA Basketball Player Luther Wright
Jersey City-Native & Former NBA Basketball Player
to Speak at Miller Branch’s 12th Annual Black History Month Program
JERSEY CITY, N.J. January 24, 2014 – Former NBA player and now motivational speaker Luther Wright expects to spellbind his audience at the Miller Branch Adults/Young Adults Programming that will present the 12th annual Black History Month celebration at the Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue, on Wednesday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Luther Wright’s speaking topic will be “Life Is About Choices.”
Celebrate Black History Month!!!
Coming to 3 Library Branches:
reg e gaines
Jersey City-Native & Tony Award-Winning Author of
“Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk”
JERSEY CITY, N.J. January 23, 2014 – Quick! You have three tries to get it right!
On February 14, 19 & 22, the Jersey City Free Public Library will shine from the light from its native son, reg e gaines, who will perform at the Lafayette, Miller and Greenville branches, respectively, in celebration of Black History Month.
Reg e gaines, best known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk, has been performing in various programs his entire career, including poetry/ theater performances and workshops, guest speaking events, and public readings. Gaines is well qualified in the spoken word and stage arts. His peers have awarded him with accolades reserved for the finest of performers and writers. His list of achievements includes being a two-time Tony Award/ Grammy Award nominee, yet reg e gaines’ most laudable achievement is that he is in his absolute element when working with people. He has designed and facilitated programs, commanded the stage with an electric presence, and engaged both staff and patrons alike with an improvisational ability that had people asking about him for months afterward. Reg e gaines is a truly dynamic performer capable of taking the reins and driving the show. He speaks with authority about the arts in a non-performing context, with a commitment to the arts, service, and the cultivation of creativity. Gaines is a strong supporter of public libraries (in his hometown, Jersey City, and his current hometown, San Diego) and is utterly enthusiastic about working with the community in an effort to bring the arts into focus, especially in regards to young people.
History Hunters: Aceti Family of Jersey City Donates 5 Archival Ledgers from 19th Century
Trick or treat! No, this isn’t a library Halloween trick… It’s a treat, especially for history buffs.
The New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library received a special donation on Tuesday, October 22nd when five archival ledgers from the 19th century were donated by the Aceti family’s five siblings – Peter Jr., Harry, Robert, Jerome and Michael – who were all born and raised in Jersey City.
BACKGROUND: Jerome Aceti (grandfather of the five brothers) gave the five ledgers to his son, Peter Aceti Sr., at age 15 (65 years ago, in 1948, after World War II). Peter had no idea from where the books had come; only that his father was in construction, as a mason. Historically, books and other paper items were stored in walls as a rudimentary form of insulation prior to modern-day fiber glass insulation. The influx of soldiers coming home from the war produced many home-buyers, using the G.I. Bill for purchase. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that a mason working on these homes would find history in the walls as insulation.
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