The Press Room
Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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.
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.
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
How does your garden grow?
Find Out: 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.
J Room Hosts 4/27 Presentation from 2 Authors on the Famous NJ Lindbergh Kidnapping
JERSEY CITY, N.J. April 23, 2013 – While the Great Depression gripped the nation, the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case jockeyed for position as the Big Story.
In many ways, the Lindbergh kidnapping won its place in the annuals of history, including inspiring the Federal Kidnapping Act, commonly called the “Lindbergh Law,” making it a Federal crime to transport a kidnapping victim across state lines.
Two experts on the Lindbergh kidnapping – Mark Falzini and James Davidson – will present on the book they co-authored, New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial, at the New Jersey Room of the Main Library, 3rd Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, on Saturday, April 27th at 1 p.m.
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Main Library Closed
The Main Library & all branches will be closed Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday.