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Banned Books Week 2016: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted by librarians and teachers across the country. Find out which challenged books made the 2015 list, which was released as part … Read entire article »

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Teen Read Week is Oct. 9 – 15, 2016

Teen Read Week is Oct. 9 – 15, 2016  A teen-friendly environment at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library encourages teens to become lifelong learners and prepares them to become tomorrow’s community leaders.  Some of the many fun activities available for the teens to enjoy are free movies, games, crafts and refreshments!  Contact the Library at (908) 454-3712 or visit the Teen Activities page for other activities and more information.  There is no fee to participate. If you are in grades 6 through 12 and want to make a difference at the Library, sign up for PFPL’s Teen Advisory Board.   The Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) is a group of young adults who help develop the Library’s young adult collection, brainstorm ideas for upcoming events and programs, and help to make the Library a safe, friendly place for teens to visit … Read entire article »

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Hand Crafted Books & Other Artful Curiosities – Wed Oct 12

Special Evening with Robina Middleton, Wed Oct 12 at 7:00pm Come and learn about her fun, whimsical & exquisite works… Robina will share her joy of creating which comes from her soul and help inspire you! Robina has been involved in the Arts in one form or another for most of her life. For 25 years, she was in corporate advertising and design. She was previously an Instructor of Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing at Community College for 4 years.  Robina is a self-taught seamstress, her technique is to deconstruct vintage clothing using modern, vintage and funky materials to create custom clothing. Robina has exhibited in Philadelphia, doing trunk shows, special events and parties. Additionally, Robina is self-taught in jewelry design & creation. Robina has participated in numerous Art / Gallery Shows between Philly & the … Read entire article »

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FREE: Take the Scare Out of Medicare – Wed Oct 12

Wed October 12       1:00pm – 3:00pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Seating is limited and registration is required.  Email us at or call the library at (908) 454-3712.  Phillipsburg Free Public Library is located at 200 Broubalow Way (formerly Frost Avenue), corner of Corliss Avenue in Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.  Map & Directions This event is hosted by the Friends of Phillipsburg Free Public Library, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers and advocates who support our Library’s mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen the community. Check out other upcoming events in the town of Phillipsburg … 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 »

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