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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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10 Ways Libraries Matter in a Digital Age

Submitted by Greg Landgraf on Wed, 05/04/2011 – 09:26 After “10 Reasons Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library,” a 2001 article in American Libraries, received some unwelcome attention two weeks ago, we sought your feedback to help create an updated version. Based on reader comments and staff discussions, we’ve drafted this list of reasons why libraries matter in a digital age. We welcome your additions to this list. Libraries serve the disenfranchised. You don’t need to be the proper age, or the proper race, or have enough money, or know the right politicians, or believe in the “right” things to use the library’s resources. Libraries are a gathering place. The physical structures and the programs within them make possible social and cultural discourse with friends and strangers. “They are a safe place … Read entire article »

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

Join us on Thursday August 18 from 1pm to 3pm. Kevin O’Neill, Warren County Surrogate will speak on the pitfalls to avoid when creating a will and other important information regarding probation of wills and estate information. Refreshments will be served. Register at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library 200 Frost Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ.   … Read entire article »

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Changes to FPFPL website recently changed its domain registrar and web host, after The Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library took ownership of the domain. As a result of the web host change we experienced problems with our databases. All efforts to recover the databases were fruitless. So we find ourselves at square one. We are currently working feverishly on getting our website back up and running! Continue checking back will be back up in the very near future. Thank You! … Read entire article »

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Free Summer Reading Program

The Phillipsburg Free Public Library is rolling out its popular summer reading program with free events and prizes for all ages. Beginning in June, visit the library to pick up a schedule of summer events and sign up for the programs highlighted below, or visit for more information. “One World, Many Stories” is for children, Preschool – Grade 5. Children and their parents are invited to  “Amazing Events”  by Linda Holliday at 10 am on July 19th. “You are Here” is for teens, Grades 6- 12. Participants will be entered to win gift certificates simply by reading! Start off the summer with free ice cream sundaes on June 30th. “Novel Destinations” is for adults. Each book read will be entered to win weekly prizes. Drop by the library and sign up. “The Phillipsburg … Read entire article »

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