October 2013 at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Next Library Board Meeting

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.

Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library

275 Martin Luther King Drive

Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

Special Programs:

* Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children (Grades 5-8): Book Discussion Group. / “7 Weeks of Book Discussion Fun!”  Join in reading and discussing a good book. / Every Thursday & Friday, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / Beginning: Thursday, October 3 /

Ending: Friday, November 15. / Registration required.

* Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 –Para Niños: ¡¡¡En celebración del Mes del la Herencia Hispana!!! Martes @ 10:30 a.m. / Octubre 1: Centos Folclóricos, Canciones y Poesia / Octubre 8: Centos Folclóricos, Canciones y Juegos / Octubre 15: Centos Folclóricos, Canciones y Manualidades Por favor registrarse. / Para Niños: ¡¡¡Celebración de la Cosecha!!! Martes @ 10:30 a.m. / Octubre 29: La Maga, Ms. Bonnie. Por favor registrarse.

* Biblioteca Criolla, Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4541 – For Children: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!!! Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / October 1: Latin American Folktales, Songs & Poetry / October 8: Latin American Folktales, Songs & Games / October 15: Latin American Folktales, Songs & Crafts / Please register. / For Children: Harvest Celebration!!! Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m. October 29: Bonnie the Magic Lady. /  Please register.

* Federal Documents, Main Library, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4517 – For Adults:

Naturalization and Citizenship Information Session. / For: Legal Permanent Residents (“Green Card” holders) and others interested in the official naturalization and citizenship process. / Presented by: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. / Tuesday, October 1 @ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. / Please RSVP. Seating is limited. Light refreshments.

Special Programs  (cont’d):

* Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Adults: Wellness Wednesday, Understanding Financial Problems and Finding Solutions. Focusing on: 3 Root Causes of Financial Problems (*Failure to Plan * Being Uninformed * Misinformation) & Discussing issues: * The Rule of 72 * Paying off your debt in the best possible manner * Credit Card traps * How your life insurance policy works. Featured Speaker: Ingrid M. Ellis, independent representative, Primerica Financial Services. / Wednesday, October 16, 6 – 7 p.m. / Light refreshments.

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4543 –For the Filipino Community: Celebrating Filipino History Month! UGAT-SINING – A Cultural & Heritage Celebration through Traditional Philippine Poetry, Folk Songs & Dances. FREE. / Presented by: Pan-American Concerned Citizens Action League, Inc. (PACCAL), Community Awareness Series (CAS) & Five Corners Branch Library. / Sponsored by: Order of the Knights of Rizal, NJ Chapter; FANHS, NJ; & Ladies for Rizal, NJ Chapter. / Saturday, October 5, 1 – 3 p.m.

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4543 – For Children & Families:

Acoustic Guitars, featuring Bob Albrecht & Sam Oliver. Come & enjoy a variety of children’s songs! / Presented

in conjunction with the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. /

Wednesday, October 16 @ 10:30 a.m.

* Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4543 – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!!! For Everyone: “Cultural Affairs”: Multi-Cultural Women Promoting The Arts and the Humanities. / Featuring: Poet Elma Martin and friends! Bilingual – Spanish/English. Come and share your heritage!  Let’s talk! Book reading, movies, poetry, short stories…and more! 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. / Meeting: Third Saturday of the Month. / Saturday, October 19 @ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Children’s Book Club.

Tuesday, October 1 @ 4 p.m.

* Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children & Families:

Acoustic Guitars, featuring Bob Albrecht & Sam Oliver. Come & enjoy a variety of children’s songs! / Presented

in conjunction with the Community Awareness Series, a department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. /

Tuesday, October 15 @ 4 p.m.

* Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For All Ages: Making Art. / Join in learning to see color, light and shapes in a new way and make your own art works. / Wednesdays @ 3:30 p.m. /

October 2, 16 & 30

* Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For All Ages: Open Mic. / An open mic (or open mike) is a live show where audience members may perform at the microphone. Usually, the performers sign up in advance for a time slot with the host or master of ceremonies. These events are typically focused on performance arts like poetry and the spoken word, music and comedy. / Friday, October 25 @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Halloween:

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children: Candy Corn Contest. Contest Runs: Monday, October 1 to Thursday, October 31. Winner Announced: Thursday, October 31. / Children can pick up a contest form at the Circulation Desk in the Bonetti Children’s Room. They must print their name, library card number and the number of candy-corns in the jar.

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Young Adults (Grades 6-8): Stay-Dry Apple Bobbing! / First person to finish eating the apple wins a prize! / Wednesday, October 30 @ 3:30 p.m. / Registration: Monday, October 21 to Saturday, October 26. / You must have a VALID library card and fill out the entry form at the Circulation Desk.

Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children of All Ages: Halloween Fun! ‘Halloween Week’ @ 3 p.m. / Something new & different, every day! Monday, October 28: Halloween Stories for All Ages. / Tuesday, October 29: Make-and-Take Halloween Craft. / Wednesday, October 30: Halloween Fun & Games. Costumes welcome!!! / Thursday, October 31: Spooky movie!

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Children (Grades 1-8): Candy Corn Guessing Contest. / Contest runs: Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 17. / Please register ahead. Space is limited. / Friday, October 18 @ 3:30 p.m. / Visit the Cunningham Branch Library, look at the jar, fill in the form, and… Make your best guess!

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

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Halloween Arts & Crafts. /

Wednesday, October 23 @ 3 p.m.

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children: Candy Corn Guessing Contest. / Contest Runs: Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 31. Winner Announced: Wednesday, October 30. / Open to children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Please only one entry per child.

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Children: Halloween Craft. /

Friday, October 25 @ 3:30 p.m. / Registration is required. Limit of 30 children.

Lafayette, 307 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-5017 – For Children & Young Adults: October Crafts. / Tuesday, October 29 @ 3:30 p.m.

Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Children: Halloween Candy Corn Guessing Contest. / Contest begins: Tuesday, October 1. / Winner Announced: Friday, November 1. / Entry forms available at Library.

Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Children: Halloween Craft. /

Wednesday, October 23 @ 3:30 p.m.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Children: Halloween Crafts. / Thursday, October 31 @ 3:15 p.m. / Please register… Space 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. October: 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: 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 Adults: Kinship Caregiver Support Group – A Program at Five Corners Branch Library, presented in conjunction with the State of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program. / Monthly DAY CHANGE!!! Second Tuesday of the Month, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 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. / Fridays @ 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 Ladies: Crochet Club. / Mondays @ 3 p.m.

Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Young Adults (Grades 5-12): Thursdays, from 4 – 5 p.m., October 3rd – December 19th Glee Club Thursdays. / Members will perform during the Winter season.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults/Young Adults: A Health & Fitness Rebirth Explosion! Featuring: ‘Fitness Guru’ Paul Anthony. Discover how to live your biggest, baddest, boldest, HEALTHIEST life! Share an evening with Jersey City’s Fitness and Nutrition Specialist Paul Anthony – Unlocking the SECRET TO PHYSICAL TRANSPORMATION / Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Ongoing Programs  (cont’d):

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon & Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Basic Skills Computer Classes. Instructor: David Stevenson. Learn everything from turning a computer on to basic navigation of the web. * Laptops Welcome! * Class schedule & registration at the Miller Computer Learning Resource Center (2nd Floor). Space is limited, so sign up early!

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, October 17 @ 6:30 p.m. / October Book Discussion: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Crochet Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. / All ladies welcome!

 

October  Movies: www.jclibrary.org FREE

Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City. 201-547-4555 – For Seniors: Friday, October 11 @

10 a.m. Snow White & the Huntsman. / For Children: Saturday, October 12 @ 10:30 a.m. Hotel Transylvania

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. / October 2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? / October 9: Black Swan. / October 16: The Impossible. / October 23: The Woman in Black. / October 30: Knowing. / For Children: Halloween Treats! Monday afternoons @ 3:30 p.m. October 7: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. / October 14: The Croods. / October 21: The Little Vampire. / October 28: Holiday Double Feature! It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! & The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Saturdays @ 1 p.m. TBD

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

October 3: What Maisie Knew. / October 10: Now You See Me. / October 17: Kon-Tiki. / October 24: Darling Companion. / October 31: Phantom of the Opera.

Marion, 1017 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4552 – For Children: Fridays @ 3:30 p.m. / October 4: Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House. / October 18: Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp.

For Adults: October Movie Madness! Fridays, 1:30 – 3 p.m. / October 11: Missing. / October 25: Sleepy Hollow.

For Young Adults: Monday, October 28 @ 3:30 p.m. Legend.

Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Adults: Mondays @ 5 p.m. / October 7: The Call. / October 14: Olympus Has Fallen. / October 21: The Big Wedding. / October 28: Love and Honor.

 

 

CAS – Community Awareness Series, a JCFPL Department:

CAS, Cultural Arts Auditorium, Miller Branch Library, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-6907 – For Everyone: Monday, October 7 @ 7 p.m. Melvin Taylor’s Positive Image Self-Improvement Series – Part 1 –

“Do I Respect Myself, as well as Others?” Featuring: Melvin Taylor, with guest speaker, Michele West. TOPICS:

* Who am I? * Cyber Bullying / Who & Why? * Where can I go for help? / For Everyone: Monday, October 21 @

7 p.m. Melvin Taylor’s Positive Image Self-Improvement Series – Part 2 – “Management / Life Skills” Featuring: Melvin Taylor. TOPICS: * Setting Goals / Job Readiness * Show Them Who You Are * Thinking ‘Outside the Box’

 

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.

 

Fall 2013 Preschool Story Hours (September 16 – December 13, 2013):

Bonetti Children’s Room: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 11 a.m. (Family Story Time)

Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. (Class Visits Only / Advanced Scheduling)

Cunningham Branch: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.

Five Corners Branch: Tuesdays & Fridays – 10:30-11:30 a.m. (0-3 years)

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 (Class Visits Only / Advanced Scheduling)

Greenville Branch: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.

Heights Branch: Tuesdays & Fridays – 10:30 a.m.

Mondays – 10:30 a.m. (Class Visits Only / Advanced Scheduling)

Lafayette Branch: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.

Marion Branch: Thursdays & Fridays – 10:30 a.m.

Miller Branch: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m

Pavonia Branch: Wednesdays – Class Visits Only (Advanced Scheduling)

Thursdays – 11 a.m. (All Ages)

West Bergen Branch: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10 a.m.

Biblioteca Criolla: SPANISH/Bilingual Story Hour

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.

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Main Library Closed

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSES FULL WEEK (November 24-28) due to Construction Demolition & Thanksgiving Holiday.

Holiday Closings

The Main Library & all branches will be closed Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving.

Bookmobile Off-the-Road

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