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Jersey City, NJ  07302
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Book Author Outreach Deadline

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:15 Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:11

Book Author Outreach for Tales of Our Cities 2013 Deadline Fast Approaching: Friday, August 2

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   July 9, 2013 – What’s a book festival without authors?!

Though a steady stream of writers has applied to present at Tales of Our Cities 2013, it is clear more children’s book authors are needed to round out the program.

Tales of Our Cities 2013, the sixth annual book festival presented by the Jersey City Free Public Library, will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the lush gardens of Van Vorst Park, a Victorian oasis next to the Main Library in Jersey City (corner of Montgomery Street and Jersey Avenue).

“The book festival exists to celebrate writers and promote reading in Jersey City,” said festival coordinator and Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo. “We welcome authors of all genres – fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, local history, poetry, spoken word, and of course, children’s books.”

The application deadline for all participants – authors, vendors, sponsors and performers – is Friday, August 2. For application, please go to the library website, Tales of Our Cities link: http://www.jclibrary.org/resources/6th-annual-jersey-city-library-book-festival

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. As of today, July, 9, 2013, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 229,039 valid card members.

 

Miller Branch Presents Play Written & Directed by Former Member of Kool & The Gang

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   June 5, 2013 – As a backup singer in one of pop music’s most beloved bands, Jersey City’s Kool & The Gang, Renee Connell Walker may not be as well-known as the band.

Her play, The Candle Party, will change that.

The journey of enlightenment sometimes begins in the dark, but in this new play by Ms. Walker, just the glow of a candle can help lighten the way.

The Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City, will offer the live stage play, The Candle Party, on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m.

Read more: Miller Branch Presents Play Written & Directed by Former Member of Kool & The Gang

Registration Begins Saturday, June 1st for the Jersey City Library 2013 Summer Reading Program

Registration Begins Saturday, June 1st

for the Jersey City Library 2013 Summer Reading Program

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 29, 2013 – With the Memorial Day holiday now past, both parents and children alike will be planning their summer activities, thinking, what’s available for children?

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) at the Jersey City Free Public Library offers just the right structured, yet fun environment to help keep Jersey City children’s reading abilities intact over the summer holiday, and provide wholesome activity during the hot summer months in the city.

Registration begins on Saturday, June 1st, for SRP 2013 at the Bonetti Children’s Room in the Main Library, all nine branches and at the Bookmobile. The Summer Reading Program 2013 runs from Monday, June 24th through Friday, August 16th and features games, great reads, movies, exciting trips, and live performances. Field Station: Dinosaurs will come roaring to the Main Library, with all children and YAs participating in SRP 2013 having the chance to see the performance.

As an incentive for reading many books over the summer, a trip to Funplex is available to young adults (grades 6-8) from each branch or the Bonetti Children’s Room who have achieved reading the highest number. Camp Liberty will also serve as an incentive for children to read, with those reading the highest number, going.

Read more: Registration Begins Saturday, June 1st for the Jersey City Library 2013 Summer Reading Program

 

JUNE 2013 Library Board Meeting to be RESCHEDULED

JUNE 2013 Library Board Meeting to be RESCHEDULED:

TUESDAY, June 18, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 17, 2013 – The board meeting of the Jersey City Free Public Library has been rescheduled for the month of June.

Generally, the Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except in July and August.

However, due to the nonpartisan runoff election for members of the Jersey City Council, June’s Library Board meeting, which would have been June 11th, must be rescheduled.

The rescheduled June Board of Trustees meeting for the Jersey City Free Public Library will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue.

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. As of today,

May 17, 2013, the Jersey City Free Public Library has 226,941 valid card members.

Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches

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Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   May 13, 2013 – The Jersey City Free Public Library, in special collaboration with Curious Matter Gallery, invites the public to a joint art exhibit, named, A TIME IN ARCADIA, a collection of works that gather inspiration from our botanical world.

On display at Curious Matter and the Jersey City Free Public Library is a two part collection of works by 33 contemporary artists. In addition, the library has created a bibliography featuring nearly 200 selections from the Main Library's six Departments and the Library's nine Branches.

“We dream of Arcadia. Whether it's called Eden or Shangri-la, we long for a verdant and fecund place where food comes without toil and peace fills our days. A Time in Arcadia is an exploration of plants, gardens and how we cultivate the earth,” said Raymond Mingst, co-owner of Curious Matter Gallery. “The Library loves this interactive idea. The public can see and use our beautiful books,” added Library Director Priscilla Gardner.

Read more: Check Out the Book & Bibliography Displays at The Main Library & 9 Branches

 

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