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2018 Membership Drive

2018 Annual Membership Drive   Not a Friend!      Become a Friend!      Renew Membership!   The role of the Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library is to stimulate community awareness of and support for the Library. Our 2018 Annual Membership Drive began September 1st, so please consider joining or renewing membership. Members and membership dues are a key part of our organizational framework. Dues help us make our financial obligations to support the library and aid in the purchase of items and equipment possible. Friends fully fund all of the Summer Reading Programs and assist with the purchase of new furniture, equipment and more as needed. Dues help Friends host programs, events, fundraisers such as the Used Book Sale, Dine-out programs, 2nd Wednesday programs and other activities for community based projects as well as support … Read entire article »

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Editorial – September 2018

Editorial Are you aware that our library has served Phillipsburg since 1923? That means that for 95 years our library has served thousands of children, teens, adults and senior residents in whatever capacity that has been needed, much to our great benefit. Of those 95 years, beginning in 1990 the library entered into a federation agreement, with the County of Warren, to serve residents in all of Warren County and afford them the equal opportunity to benefit from services offered. After 28 years, the County chose to terminate the agreement and eliminate the funding to serve township residents. That termination means that the library is serving only Phillipsburg unless a resident from another township purchases a membership. Therefore the diversity of multiple county patronage has come to an end.  This elimination of funding … 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 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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