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FUNDRAISER – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT

HELP us  reach our GOAL!! FRIENDS is participating with Bon-Ton Retail Stores Community Day Sales this year, which takes place November 8 thru 11. We set ourselves a minimum goal of $1,000 which is 200 booklets at $5.00 each. We only have ONLY 2 weeks left to HELP the Friends reach that goal. If we sell at least 75 booklets we would still qualify to be part of the non-profit percentage that Bon-Ton bestows due to their in-store selling to customers. So there are two options. Option I – Buy online at http://bit.ly/2ilj2U9 from the comfort of your living room. Free shipping when you buy online.  Option II – To physically sell, sign-up at the library and pick up a packet or two of 5 booklets. Pay when booklets sold or return unsold to the … 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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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 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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