Library News

Art Meets Diversity Exhibition by JCAST

Exhibit Dates: October 12 – December 14
Location: Five Corners Library Branch

Each of the artists in this exhibit creates inventive works using books or text. Subjects include a range of topics; from examining systems of information collected in books, to exploring personal stories. All of the work considers the power of books and the words they contain. Artwork includes a variety of media including handmade books, installations, photographs and paintings.

Participating Artists:

  • Jeanne Brasile
  • Kate Dodd
  • Lauren Farber
  • Ed Fausty
  • Katelyn Halpern
  • Ibou Ndoye
  • Maria G. Pisano
  • Gail Winbury

Curated by Eileen Ferara
Gallery Director, Gus Tsekenis

In Real Life – Art experience that demonstrates LIFE in every way

Exhibit Dates: October 12 – December 14
Locations: Morgan & Cunningham

“In Real Life” art refers to artistic works that exist outside traditional gallery spaces, integrating into everyday life. It engages with the public directly, provoking thoughts and emotions in real-world environments. The artists featured in this exhibit work to capture and incorporate real-life emotions and experiences into their art documenting the HUMAN experience.

Participating Artists:
Morgan Library:

  • DuQuann Sweeney
  • Jamie Holland Jr.
  • Marlon Boone
  • Vincent Zambrano
  • Brian Fraser
  • Lyle Omolayo

Cunningham Library:

  • Ameerah Shabazz – Bilal
  • Lizette Louis
  • Romel Espinel

Curated By: Tiffany McQueary & DuQuann Sweeney
Gallery Directors: Francina Stevens & Ronalee Chatman

Artist Highlights:

Duquann Sweeney is a self-taught photographer born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. Sweeney is also the founder of The Royal Men Foundation, a non-profit organization that was founded in 2012.

Jamie Holland Jr. is a photographer and writer living in Jersey City. Jamie’s work focuses on the people closest to him and the spaces they share together.

Ameerah Shabazz is a photographer, published illustrator, author and award winning poet, specializing in capturing life’s moments through her work. She has the unique talent of telling stories through poetry and Visual Arts. Ameerah has had gallery exhibits on display throughout the tri-state area and is currently featured in exhibits for The Newark Arts Festival – The Newark Museum, Obcura Darkroom/Photography Gallery, Femme Couture and 3TheArtWay Curators. Ameerah’s work has been featured and published in the literary art magazines – ‘Soup Can’ and MAWR.

Brian Fraser is a street photographer who specializes in capturing people and urban settings.

Lizette Louis is a pyrography artist working out of the greater New York area. Lizette’s focus is on sentiment and nostalgia. She achieves this by rendering portraits of individuals and families illustrating their everyday activities. Lizette earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts at New Jersey City University where she became heavily influenced by Whitfield Lovell, Ursula Van Rydingsvard, and Albrecht Durer.


  • Lizette Louis
  • Roots of Oak
  • 8 X 11
  • Pyrography on Bass wood

“Arte y Color Latin-American”

Exhibition dates: October 12 to November 8
Location: B Criolla

Latin Art Exhibition in B Criolla: “Arte y Color Latin-American” invites you to experience the fiery creativity of Latin artists who ignite their canvases with passion, culture, and innovation. From the lush rainforests of the Amazon to the bustling streets of Mexico City, this exhibition takes you on a visual voyage through Latin America’s diverse landscapes and stories.

Art brought by NJ Artists Collective.
Curated by Amado Mora
Art Director: Patricia Vega

Richard La Rovere’s Architectural Renderings Collection

Exhibition Dates: October 12 – 14
Location: B Criolla

Richard La Rovere’s Architectural Renderings Collection, spanning nearly 30 years, showcases the artistic journey of Jersey City native Richard La Rovere. His diverse portfolio encompasses both commercial and personal projects, reflecting his engagement with the local community. As a traditional artist, he draws inspiration from classic American illustrators. La Rovere’s distinctive pen and ink style graces a wide range of projects, including advertising, building proposals, books, and editorial illustrations.

Artist & Curator: Richard La Rovere
Art Director: Patricia Vega

The Learning Center will be closed from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. Thank you for your understanding.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo desde JCFPL! Celebrate with us and explore our Spanish-language collections at Biblioteca Criolla.

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Marion Branch Library will temporarily close Today, 6/4/2024, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The Marion Branch will reopen at 1:00pm.

Bookmobile Services Temporarily Unavailable from May 8th to May 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

The Five Corners Library will open at 11am on Wednesday, June 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

All Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19, for Staff Development. The Library Will Open for Services on Saturday, April 20. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience.

Today for Hudson Gives, there will be a $5k match minute at 2:01 p.m. and later at 5:51 p.m.. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 17th.

Please note that the Bonetti Department will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, for the SLP Kickoff Party ,which will take place in the Fourth Floor Multipurpose Room. Thank you for your understanding.

The Priscilla Gardner Main Library will open at 12:00 pm on 05/24/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Pavonia Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/28/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Five Corners Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/30/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The West Bergen Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/05/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Cunningham Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/06/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Morgan Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/13/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Miller Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/18/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Marion Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/20/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Heights Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/21/2024 due to a delayed opening.

In observance of Memorial Day, all branches of the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024. The library will be open for service on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

West Bergen Branch Is Temporarily Closed Today 5/23/2024 due to flooding. We Anticipate Reopening on or Before Fri., May 24.

Please be advised that Priscilla Gardner Main Library will be closing at 5pm today, April 11th, 2024.

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