August 2012 at the JCFPL
August 2012 at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Next Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Miller Branch Library
489 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
August Meeting: Cancelled
Save the Date!!! LIBRARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER:
* Summer Dreams @ Michael Anthony’s – For Everyone: Thursday, September 13th – From 6 – 10 p.m.
Main Library. / Library Foundation OFFICERS: Michael A. Ryan, Chairman; Robert Burke, Vice Chairman; Joseph Panepinto, Jr., Treasurer; Eileen Gaughan, Recording Secretary. MEMBERS: Samantha Newman-Webster, Sandra J. Webster, Raquel Sharper, Phyllis Gordon, Roselyn Jackson, Alma Burnett, Paulette Gordon, Anthony Gardner, Cora Kerton, Sekina R. Ridley, Jermaine Pharmes, Melissa Banks-Shillingford and Executive Director Priscilla Gardner.
Save the Date!!! Jersey City’s Book Festival, A Tale of Our City:
* A Tale of Our City – For Everyone: Saturday, September 22nd – from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / FREE!!! /
5th Annual Book Festival in Jersey City’s lushly beautiful, Victorian… Van Vorst Park / Featuring new authors & performers: Singer/Songwriters, Poets, including Spoken Word Artist Dujuana Sharese.
* 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. / CHANGE IN TIME: Thursdays @ 3:30 p.m. (since July 19) / Children learning to read see a dog as a non-threatening, non-critical listener.
* Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children (Grades 4-6): The Young Readers Club. Children going to 4th grades up to 6th grades who need help with their summer novel assignments are welcome to come. Participants will read, discuss, and do fun projects with the books that are mandatory to read during the summer by the Jersey City Public Schools. / Tuesdays (11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.) & Thursdays (6 – 7:30 p.m.), from August 2 – 30.
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: FREE 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 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 Everyone: Hatha Yoga / Yoga Classes for Beginners / Mondays / 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. / Yoga Instructor: Julie Castner, RYT200, certified through a Yoga Alliance program in Mysore, India.
Ongoing Programs (cont’d):
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. / Third Wednesday of the Month, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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. / CHANGE IN TIME: Thursdays @ 3:30 p.m. (since July 19) / Children learning to read see a dog as a non-threatening, non-critical listener.
Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children (ages 10 – 17 years old): Every Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. Vocal Training & Voice Instructions. Instructor: Angela Carter.
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 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.
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,
August 16 @ 7:30 p.m. / Book Discussion: Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Knitting & Crocheting Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. / All ladies welcome!
August Movies : www.jclibrary.org FREE
Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. Movies –
To be announced.
Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. August 1: Tower Heist. / August 8: Iron Lady. / August 15: Dolphin Tale. / August 22: Moneyball. / August 29:
Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. / August 2: The Artist. / August 9: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. / August 16: Red Tails. / August 23: Mirror Mirror. / August 30: Big Miracle.
Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – Mondays @ 5 p.m. / August 6: We Bought a Zoo. / August 13: Act of Valor. / August 20: War Horse. / August 27: The Vow.
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.
Main Library Closed
*The Main Library will be closed starting Monday, September 28, 2015 due to renovations and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.
The Heights Branch will be closed starting Thursday, November 19, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, December 14, 2015 due to reconstruction.