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December 1st & 2nd – Holiday Book Sale

Get started on your holiday shopping! Come to the book sale, at the library on December 1st & 2nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Choose from: new and gently used coffee table books; cookbooks; children’s titles and more. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Phillipsburg Free Public Library For additional information, contact the Library at 908-454-3712.   … Read entire article »

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December 9 – 3rd Annual Family Holiday Storytime Party

    Can you believe that the Holiday Season is fast approaching?  Plans for our 3rd Annual Children’s StoryTime Holiday Party are well underway. If you joined us before you know we had a good time. If this is your first, the children are in for a treat. So, won’t you bring the kids and join us? New this year - Pizza.  R.S.V.P. by November 30th. As always, volunteers are welcome and needed to help with the party, games and crafts and to read a story or two. As a special treat this year, our board member Pat Brisson, a published young readers author of 20 books, will not only participate in storytime but will give-away a signed copy of one of her books as a prize. Please sign-up at the library for the party and/or to read a story or call 908-454-3712. … Read entire article »

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2017-2018 Annual Membership Drive

2017-2018 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Become a Friend or Renew Membership   Our membership drive is ongoing. Members and membership dues are an integral part of our organizational framework. Dues help us make our financial donations to the library and help Friends present programs and activities for community based projects. To do all that we would like to do, we need a few good friends. We are hoping to surpass our 2016-2017 sign-ups. By being a Friend for the Phillipsburg Free Public Library, you have an opportunity to become a voice for advocacy of the Library. Helping to raise funds for the Library, is an excellent way to help provide the Library and the Friends with much needed support to deliver programs, events, activities, electronic technology and anything else that will benefit the community. So, let’s be Friends!!  Please consider joining the team!    Membership … Read entire article »

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October 12 Annual Networking and Officer Elections

The Friends Annual Board Meeting for the 2017 to 2018 term, will be held on Thursday, October 12 2017 starting at 6:30pm. At this meeting, you will be able to network and meet other Friends members, share a light meal and elect new officers. Current 2016 to 2017 Officers are: President:            Gayle Rogers Vice President:    Dana Syers Treasurer:            Nancy Markowski Secretary:            Mia Keith-Rogers Director:               Wayne Sherrer Director:               Sue Campnest Director:               Vacant. All positions are open for election or re-election.       … Read entire article »

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June 26, 2017 Phillipsburg History Program

Did You Know???? Join us for a look at a history that you may not know. Our little old town of Phillipsburg is rich with history we pass every day and don’t see. Do you know: how Green’s Bridge got its name? why Phillipsburg does not have a city water tank? that Phillipsburg had twice the population of Easton, in 1752? that there are dozens of houses in the Phillipsburg-area built before 1800? These and many more fascinating historical secrets will be revealed on June 26, at Phillipsburg Free Public Library by our presenter, Gil Greene a local historian and genealogist. Join us to find out what you don’t know. For the first time we will have two sessions on the same day. Choose the one that works best for you and sign up: afternoon session will … Read entire article »

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April 22, 2017 Phillipsburg Area Garden Club Workshop

  Want tips and tricks on How to Make Your Garden Grow??   Join us, whether you are new to gardening or an old green thumber, for plants and vegetables propagation tips presented by club president Lawrie Morello.   Aside from tips, we will seed a dinner plate hibiscus in a peat pot (may bloom in the first year) as a program take-away.    Free Program to All   Date:  Saturday, April 22         Where:   Phillipsburg Free Public Library  200 Broubalow Way – Phillipsburg, NJ  Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm To register:   Contact the Phillipsburg Library at: 908-454-3712 or  www.pburglib.org       … Read entire article »

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BOOK SALE – BOOK SALE – BOOK SALE – May 4th thru May 6th

  Annual Spring Book Sale Information ********************************** Date Thursday, May 4, 2017 Hours: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Preview & Sale - $10.00 admission   Friends members in-good-standing:    free admission     Friday, May 5, 2017 Hours: 9:45 am – 4:30 pm   Saturday, May 6, 2017 Hours: 9:45 am – 4:30 pm   Location Phillipsburg Free Public Library 200 Broubalow Way Phillipsburg, New Jersey   Donations wanted Hardbacks and Paperbacks Children’s books Books on CD DVD’s Music: CD’s, and Video Games   Donations will be accepted at the front desk only until  April 28th     Donations we cannot accept NO Tapes (incl Video Cassettes Music Cassettes, Books                  on Tape) NO Video cassettes NO Music cassettes NO Badly worn, soiled, torn, or mildewed books NO Readers Digest Condensed Books NO Discarded Library Books NO Time/Life sets NO Textbooks or catalogs NO Encyclopedias NO Outdated computer, business, self-help or travel                         books NO Magazines, including National Geographic … Read entire article »

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May 10, 2017 Program – The Beatles…The Solo Years

  The Beatles Next … The Solo Years – Presenter Vincent Bruno Love the Beatles? Join us to listen to this presentation that will focus on the highlights of the solo post-Beatles careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.    This lecture will continue in the footsteps of the Beatles story we presented last year. It will focus on the highlights of the “solo” post-Beatles careers and will explore the aftermath of The Beatles legacy and how they established themselves as solo artists.      Mr. Vincent Bruno is a rock historian with a focus on The Beatles and the Sixties  As a Beatles scholar and storyteller he looks to both embrace not just their legacy but to present an entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener as well as the hard core … Read entire article »

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April 3rd and April 10th Garden of Petals Craft Workshop

Have you every wanted to learn How To: make floral arrangements and/or fancy bows and/or coordinate the right colors or make Easter and spring arrangements? If you said YES to any of these questions, then this two-week program is for you. It is free and all materials will be provided. Bonus – if you have floral crafts that you would like to organize and/or complete, you are welcome to bring them along.  To register contact the Library at 908-454-3712 or www.pburglib.org. … Read entire article »

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April 12, 2017 Presentation – Coming to America: The Great Waves – Program from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Coming to America: The Great Waves: The history of immigration to America from the first Colonial wave through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis Island Immigration Station in the late 19th and 20th centuries. These immigrants brought their culture and traditions and blended into the melting pot of America. Presenter: Walter Choroszewski. Click link to view website. Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Walter Choroszewski has been a leading advocate of Jersey pride since 1980 when he was commissioned to photograph the state for a book project. NEW JERSEY A Scenic Discovery, which launched his photographic career and link to the Garden State. He has since published 18 photographic books. Choroszewski’s photographs were the inspiration for creating the iconic state tourism campaign: “NEW JERSEY & You: Perfect Together!”  Click here to … Read entire article »

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