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February 17th – Black History Month Disney Movie

In honor of Black History Month 2018, Friends will present, on Saturday, February 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, a Wonderful World of Disney TV movie, Selma, Lord, Selma about a young girl who encounters Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and becomes inspired to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. This American film is based on true events that happened in March 1965, in Selma, Alabama. The film tells the story through the eyes of an 11-year-old African American girl named Sheyann Webb.   … Read entire article »

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February is Black History Month

  2018 National Black History Month Theme – African Americans in Times of War For more than 200 years, African-Americans have participated in every conflict in United States history. They have not only fought bravely the common enemies of the United States but have also had to confront the individual and institutional racism of their countrymen. Throughout America’s history, from the Battle of Lexington to the Battle for Fallujah, black Soldiers have honorably answered the call to duty, serving with great valor and distinction in America’s armed forces. Each February, the U.S. Army celebrates and pays tribute to black Soldiers and recognizes the important contributions they have made in past wars and are continuing to make today in overseas contingency operations. Some resource links: African Americans in the U.S. Army African Americans in Wartime     … Read entire article »

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2018 Message from the President

Message from the President Hello everyone. Can you believe that 2017 is over? It seemed like the year just started. It went really fast. Maybe that was because the Friends group made great strides and we were fairly active throughout the year. I won’t reiterate our 2017 accomplishments again as I have bragged several times already. What I will do, is offer up the challenge to Friends members to come together as a group, as a team, to assist with and be part of Friends moving forward with ideas and plans to see what we can accomplish in 2018. Together, as a team, we could make great strides. I have no doubt that  we have an eclectic group of talented members who would be able to take up this challenge and lend … Read entire article »

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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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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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