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Happy Juneteenth from JCFPL!

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On June 19th Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth) commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control over the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops arrived over two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States. Juneteenth continues to be celebrated in cities with Black populations through a series of parades, family reunions, speeches, and consuming of specific foods with a red color including barbeque. 

This year Jersey City Free Public Library’s Community Awareness Series will be hosting a Juneteenth Family Festival on Saturday June 22nd 1 p.m. – 7p.m. at Berry Lane Park. Please join us for a day full of incredible live performances and activities for all ages! 

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) is the largest municipal library in the State of New Jersey, serving one of the most diverse cities in the country. The Library meets the needs of the community by providing a wide array of programming and resources, and access to a broad range of print, digital, and audiovisual collections. The Library has been a cornerstone of Jersey City’s growing and changing community for more than 120 years.

Resources 

EBSCOhost:  An archive of periodicals that document the history of African Americans religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, puls reports and annuals. 

Archives Unbound – African American Collection: An interdisciplinary academic collection devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of Black Americans covering the tumultuous period from 1900 to present day. 

Gale Primary resources – Slavery and Anti-Slavery: The most ambitious project of its kind, the content of the most ambitious project of its kind, the content of Slaver and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is carefully reviewed by a renowned board of scholars and thematically arranged.

Patron Feedback 

“Well maintained, clean library with friendly and knowledgeable staff. I wanted to print few documents and they were very helpful. It is small but I had a very good experience there.” 

  • Siddhu Venkatramanan, West Bergen Branch Library 

Attention: The Five Corners Branch will have a delayed opening at 11 AM on Wed, Jul 10th due to staff development.

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.

Miller Branch will open at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, due to a delayed opening.

Morgan Branch will open at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16 due to staff development. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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.

Please be informed: the Cunningham Branch will open at 1:00 PM on June 26th; we appreciate your understanding.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on June 28, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on July 19, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on August 16, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on September 20, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on October 18, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on November 15, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on December 20, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Earl Morgan Branch will be closed Today 6/17 from 2 PM to 3 PM. The branch will reopen at 3 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Biblioteca Criolla Will Be Closed for Services Today 6/17 From 2 PM Onward Due to the SLP Kick Off Party in the 4th floor Multi-Purpose Room.

Please be advised the Heights Branch will be closed for staff development on Wednesday, June 26, from 10 AM to 11 AM. The branch will open at 11 AM following the session.

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.

The Bookmobile is out of service until Thursday, June 27, 2024.

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.

The Cunningham Branch will be closed from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM today, July 6. It will reopen at 2:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

Please note that all library branch locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4th, 2024.

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