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April 11 Program: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

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INFORMATION ALERT – Library Budget & Roof Replacement – Update as of 3/8

Update as of 3/8: At the 3/8 Budget Hearing, there still seems to be a bit of uncertainty to the exact amount of the allocated funds for the library. The council spoke of $725,000 when $745,000 was submitted. They then indicated, that they were uncertain if the roof monies were coming from a grant or were actually a loan that would need to be paid back. The roof issue still has to be clarified. On 3/1, Mayor Ellis attended the library board meeting and cleared up the misunderstandings. The roof will be replaced. The monies are coming from a grant. The grant does not allow upgrades so the replacement will be a flat roof in lieu of slanted. This is good news as the budget will not be reduced by the cost of … Read entire article »

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SAVE THE DATE!! INFORMATION – FRIENDS ANNUAL SPRING BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER – May 3rd, 4th and 5th

  Annual  Spring  Book  Sale  Information **************************************** NOTE:  COPY PAPER BOXES OR BOXES OF THAT TYPE  NEEDED. DROP AT THE LIBRARY! THANK YOU Dates & times Thursday, May 3, 2018 Hours: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Preview & Sale $10.00 admission Friends members in-good-standing – free admission   Friday, May 4, 2018 Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm   Saturday, May 5, 2018 Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 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  until May 3rd   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Digest Condensed Books NO Discarded Library Books NO Time/Life sets NO Textbooks or catalogs NO Encyclopedias NO Outdated computer, business, self-help or travel books NO Magazines, including National Geographic Magazines Volunteer for the book sale If … Read entire article »

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April 25th, 2018 Program – American Revolution – The NJ Connection

Join us for our program:  American Revolution: The NJ Connection presented by Mr. Walter Choroszewski from 2:00pm to 4pm on Wednesday April 25th. Mr. C presented a program last year that was very interesting and well received. This presentation will focus on NJ’s contribution to the Revolution – From the tea burning at Princeton to the Treaty of Paris, to stories of the retreat across the Jerseys and the triumphant return across the Delaware. Battles at Princeton, Monmouth and Springfield, winters at Middlebrook and Morristown and Rochambeau’s march through the Crossroads of the Revolution. For more information, contact the library at 908-454-3712 or FRIENDS at friendsofpfpl@gmail.com. Sign up at the library, seating is limited.   … Read entire article »

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March 24th – Pub Trivia – It’s Almost Here

Do you love playing games that teach you timeless facts or cause you to realize that you knew what you did not know you knew? Well put those skills to work and come join in to play PUB TRIVIA on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the library community room. Host of the event – Ann Caroprese. Any questions, contact the library or email friendsofpfpl@gmail.com Must be 18 years and older to participate.    Trivia Questions:  What is the only bird that can swim, but not fly? Which word goes before vest, beans and quartet?  scroll down to see answer         Answer: Penguin: it is also the only bird that walks upright                  String … 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 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 »

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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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