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March 24th – Pub Trivia – It’s Almost Here

Do you love playing games that teach you timeless facts or cause you to realize that you knew what you did not know you knew? Well put those skills to work and come join in to play PUB TRIVIA on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the library community room. Host of the event – Ann Caroprese. Any questions, contact the library or email friendsofpfpl@gmail.com Must be 18 years and older to participate.    Trivia Questions:  What is the only bird that can swim, but not fly? Which word goes before vest, beans and quartet?  scroll down to see answer         Answer: Penguin: it is also the only bird that walks upright                  String … Read entire article »

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March 14th – Women’s History Month Movie

The 2018 National Theme for Women’s History Month is: NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women To honor this theme, we will have two showings of the hit movie Hidden Figures – an awe inspiring & incredible true story about three women at NASA whose tale embraces this 2018 theme. We want to give everyone an opportunity to see this movie, therefore there will be both an afternoon and evening program on March 14th: Afternoon showing:  1:30pm to 3:45pm Evening showing:      6:30pm to 8:45pm Sign up is required. For more information, contact the library at 908-454-3712. … Read entire article »

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February 24 – International Game Day

  To honor International Games Week, Saturday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm has been dedicated to recognize this annual games play event. Games will be held in the community room. Hosted by Ann Caroprese. Must be 18 years and older to participate. For more information, contact the library at 908-424-3712.   … Read entire article »

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February 28 – Black History Month Movie

In honor of Black History Month 2018, Friends will present, on Wednesday evening, February 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm the film “Men of Honor” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Robert De Niro. The film was inspired by the true story of Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear (Gooding), the first African American amputee master diver in the United States Navy.    … Read entire article »

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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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