January 2013 @ the JCFPL
January 2013 at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Next Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Five Corners Branch Library
678 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
* Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children & Families: Wiggle & Giggle Storytime! Featuring: Wiggle & Giggle Storytime is a 20-minute story time for little listeners with extra energy! Dance and giggle and learn something new with stories and rhymes picked just for little ones. / Wednesdays in January @ 11 a.m.
* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Free Law Workshop. / Presented by: Omojola & Associates, PC. TOPICS: Foreclosure Defense * Bankruptcy * Immigration Law * Q&A after presentation. / Light refreshments. / Monday, January 14 / 5 – 7 p.m.
* Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Adults: Vision Board Class. Facilitator: Tiffany Neumann. Start your New Year’s Resolution with a Vision Board Class. A Vision Board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. / Friday, January 4, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
* Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For 7th Grade Students: NJ Seeds Information Session. Deadline: February 1, 2013. / Who qualifies for NJ Seeds? * High-achieving 7th grade students who are involved in extracurricular activities and want to be challenged academically. *
Wednesday, January 16 @ 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Day:
Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Children & Families: Black History Month – I Have a Dream Project. / Adults and children are asked to visit the library and participate in the assembly of a collage by writing down what dreams they have for the world on paper stars and clouds. / This will be a TWO-MONTH-long event (January & February). / “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Winter Crafts, Fun & Games:
Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Children: Winter Crafts. / Tuesday, January 15 @ 3:30 p.m. / Please register ahead. Space is limited.
Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Young Adults (grades 5-12):
Glee Club Thursdays / Members will perform during the Spring season./ January – May / 4 – 5 p.m.
Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Children & Young Adults: Bored? Bring your favorite Board Game! / Fridays, January 11, 18 & 25 / 3 – 4:45 p.m.
Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Children & Young Adults:
Lego Club. Bring your Lego’s for building ideas to share. / Fridays, January – March / 3 – 4:45 p.m.
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. / 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.
Ongoing Programs (cont’d):
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. / January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. / All ladies welcome!
January 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: Saturday, January 26 @ 1 p.m. Happy Feet Two.
Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Seniors: Friday, January 11 @
10 a.m. Sparkle. / For Children: Saturday, January 12 @ 10 a.m. Brave.
Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. / January 2: Arthur Christmas. / January 9: The Lucky One. / January 16: Bernie. / January 23: Snow White and the Huntsman. / January 30: What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
January Movies (cont’d) : www.jclibrary.org FREE
Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Monday Night at the Movies – A Three-Part Series of Film and Video Events, featuring works by Media Arts Students and Alumni of New Jersey City University. / JERSEY CITY: 24 Hours in Public Places. A video documentary exploring the many diverse cultural, historic, gritty, and eccentric places that make up the city of Jersey City. This homage to Jersey City was created by students in a class developed by Professor Jane Steuerwald at the New Jersey City University, Media Arts Department./ Presented by: Five Corners Branch Library & New Jersey City University Urban Image Showcase. / Monday, January 28 / 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. /
January 3: Hope Springs. / January 10: The Odd Life of Timothy Green. / January 17: People Like Us. / January 23: Sparkle. / January 30: Red Dog.
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.