December 2012 at the Jersey City Free Public Library

 

Next Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.

Miller Branch Library

489 Bergen Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07304

All Programs @ Main Library Subject to its Re-Opening

 

Special Programs:

* Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children & Families: Acoustic Guitars. / Featuring: Bob Albrecht & Sam Oliver. Come & enjoy a variety of children’s songs! / Presented by: Bonetti Children’s Room & the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. / Tuesday, December 11 @ 4 p.m.

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For HS Students & Parents: Navigating the Path to College, an informative FREE program for high school students in grades 9-12, and their parents. / Presented by: Five Corners Branch Library & Dolphin Academic Prep. / Saturday, December 1 @ 2 – 4 p.m.

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Everyone: A Tribute to Whitney Houston. Featuring: Barbara Douglas & The Velazquez Family Singers. Presented by: The Five Corners Branch Library & the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. / Monday, December 17 @ 6:30 p.m.

* Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Everyone: An Evening of Gospel Music. In performance: CTK. Christ the King (CTK) is a youth based choir that is breaking new ground in the Catholic Worship music arena. Under the directorship of Greg Searvance, CTK’s aim is to reach the youth population through the music in which they are accustomed. Presented by: Greenville Branch Library & the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. / Tuesday, December 11 @ 5 p.m.

 

* Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Free Law Workshop. / Presented by: Omojola & Associates, PC. TOPICS: Foreclosure Defense * Bankruptcy * Immigration Law * Q&A after presentation. / Light refreshments. / Thursday, December 20 / 5 – 7 p.m.

* Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults/Young Adults: Hudson County Community College – Admissions / Learn about the world of possibilities that HCCC offers you! / For further questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / Saturday, December 1, 3 – 5 p.m.

* Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults/Young Adults: Live Stage Play – Yearning for Your Love. / Performed by: Playtime Productions, Thought-Provoking Theater. / Written by: Michelle Jones. / Produced & Directed by: Andrea Carter. / Wednesday, December 15 @ 3 p.m. SHARP!

Christmas:

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – Special Holiday Programs!!!! For Children: Songs for the Holidays! Performed by: Mary Atkins. Thursday, December 13 @ 3:30 p.m. / For Children & Families: Francis Menotti, magician. Saturday, December 8 @ 1 p.m. / For Children of All Ages: Holiday Crafts. Wednesday, December 19 @ 3 p.m.

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Everyone: Wellness Wedndesday Christmas Sing-Along. Featuring: Eva Sklar, singing your favorite holiday songs. / Wednesday, December 5 @ 1 p.m.

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Children: Christmas Crafts. / Tuesday, December 18 @ 3:30 p.m. / Please register ahead. Space is limited.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Children & Families: Special Holiday Program! In performance: Francis Menotti, magician. / Saturday, December 8 @ 3 p.m.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – Celebrating the Holidays!!! / For Everyone: Christmas storytelling….and much more!!! / Presented by Dove Gathering of the Arts, featuring: Elma Martin and Juanita Colon. Share your own reminiscences/stories/poems with them… FREE. / This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs & Tourism, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. / Saturday, December 15 @ 2 p.m.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Everyone: Christmas Sing-Along. Featuring: Eva Sklar, singing your favorite holiday songs.  FREE! Wednesday, December 19 @ 1 p.m.

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Christmas Party TOYS GIVE-AWAY 2012. / Saturday, December 22 @ 1 p.m. / Party & toys are free… But you must register!

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children & Families: Special Holiday Program! In performance: Francis Menotti, magician. / Saturday, December 8 @ 1 p.m.

 

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Everyone: Christmas Sing-Along. Featuring: Eva Sklar, singing your favorite holiday songs.  FREE! Thursday, December 13 @ 1 p.m. /

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children: Christmas Crafts. / Friday, December 21 @ 3:30 p.m. / Registration is required. Limit of 30 children.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Children of All Ages: Make & Take Christmas Crafts. / Thursday, December 20 @ 3:30 p.m.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Children: Christmas Crafts. / Thursday, December 20 @ 3:15 p.m. / Please register… Spaces limited.

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!!!

Ongoing Programs:

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. / 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. / Space is limited. Please arrive promptly. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us!

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. / Thursdays @ 3:30 p.m. / 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 @ 5 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.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Knitting & Crocheting Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / December 5, 12, 19 & 26. / All ladies welcome!

December  Movies : www.jclibrary.org FREE

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children: Friday, December 21 @ 3 p.m. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. / Friday, December 28 @ 3 p.m. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Seniors: Friday, December 14 @

10:30 a.m. Joyful Noise. / For Children: Saturday, December 15 @ 10 a.m. Mirror. Mirror.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. / December 5: The Bishop’s Wife. / December 12: Scrooged. / December 26: Santa Claus: The Movie.

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Seniors: Tuesdays @ 1 p.m. / December 4: Marilyn. / December 11: Dinner for Schmucks. / December 18: The King’s Speech.

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. /

December 6: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. / December 20: Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.

 

CAS – Community Awareness Series,  a Department of the Jersey City Free Public Library:

CAS, Cultural Auditorium, Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City. 201-547-6907 – For Children: Music Lessons in Violin & Piano. FREE! Instructors: Muhammad Bilal – Violin & George Hodnett - Piano. Wednesdays, December 5, 12 & 19 @ 5:30 – 7 p.m. / For Everyone: Gospel Concert. Presented by: Velazquez Family Singers, “From Mahalia to Mary Mary… The Story of Gospel Music.” Saturday, December 1 @ 8 p.m. / For Jazz-Lovers: Saturday, December 15 @ 8 p.m. Jazz Café – Barbara Douglas (aka, Sequoia) singing Billie Holiday. Accompanied by: Spirit of Life Ensemble, “singing & swinging world class jazz music.” / For Everyone: Kwanzaa celebration. Featuring: Spectrums Afrikans. * You are encouraged to bring a dish to share. * Dance * Drumming * Song Saturday, December 29 @ 8 p.m.

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.

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