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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 »

Filed under: Community, Diversity, Events, Movies, Outreach, Public Relations, Women's History Month

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 »

Filed under: Community, Events, Games Day, International Games, Outreach

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 »

Filed under: Black History Month, Community, Diversity, Events, Movies, Outreach, Public Relations

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 »

Filed under: Community, Events, Fundraiser, Outreach

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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Our Library needs Friends

Our Library needs Friends now, more than ever Our Library is a vital part of our community. It serves a crucial purpose within the community that provides access to information that allows people of all ages to be able to: read books, use the computers, listen to stories, enjoy programs, attend events and much more. The Library has also embraced the electronic age by having an online presence that enables you to download books, magazines, take educational courses and so much more. The biggest advantage to the community is that it is all free. As Friends, we believe in the importance of the Library as the social and intellectual HUB of our community and we support its mission and policies. We serve as the ‘connecting link’ between the Library and the community … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advocacy, Community, News, Outreach, Public Relations

Update: Final Vote on County Funding of Phillipsburg Library

Dear Friends of PFPL,   Your presence, on behalf of our Phillipsburg Library,  is needed at the final vote on the Warren County plan to pull 100% of its funding as of July 1, 2018, and to demand the relinquishment of up to $350,000 worth of library books and other materials. This plan will cut the overall library budget by 50% and will eliminate service to residents of Lopatcong, Pohatcong and Greenwich Townships.   The Freeholders will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at the Warren County Technical School.     The public is encouraged to attend.  NOTE: Because of the community interest in this issue, the venue for the meeting has been moved to the school theater at the Warren County Technical School, 1500 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882.    If you cannot attend the meeting but want to share … Read entire article »

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Summer Reading @ PFPL

Summer has just gotten a whole lot more fun, thanks to Phillipsburg Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs*.  Read books for a chance to win prizes!   Children’s Summer Reading Teens/Young Adults Program Adult Summer Reading Every summer reader is a winner!  According to a three-year study at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development. The study also showed that students who read during the summer showed a significantly higher level of reading achievement. Summer reading isn’t just for kids.  Reading helps everyone write better, spell better and increases our vocabulary.  Need some reading recommendations? Choose from the Library’s selection of print and digital books, join the book clubs or pick up a free copy of BookPage for great reading suggestions. Please visit the Library in June to learn … Read entire article »

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Children’s Department @ PFPL

Libraries are one of the best places for children to get acquainted with the world of books, knowledge and information literacy. The Children’s department at Phillipsburg Free Public Library offers several free programs and activities such as story times with brightly colored picture books, songs, games, art and craft, that help to stimulate a child’s language skills.  Computers are available for children to do homework or play educational games on the Early Literacy Stations.  Each Early Literacy Station features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas and is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8.  These fun and engaging games will help children build early learning skills in math, reading and science.  Young children can follow their own interests and learn at their own pace.  Bring your children in to the Library and get them started on the road to lifelong … Read entire article »

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