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September 25th Dine-Out Fundraiser

Join us for our 3rd Dine-Out Event. All proceeds benefit Friends and the Library. … 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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April 11 Program: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

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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 Sign up at the library, seating is limited.   … 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 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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December 9 – 3rd Annual Family Holiday Storytime Party

    Can you believe that the Holiday Season is fast approaching?  Plans for our 3rd Annual Children’s StoryTime Holiday Party are well underway. If you joined us before you know we had a good time. If this is your first, the children are in for a treat. So, won’t you bring the kids and join us? New this year – Pizza.  R.S.V.P. by November 30th. As always, volunteers are welcome and needed to help with the party, games and crafts and to read a story or two. As a special treat this year, our board member Pat Brisson, a published young readers author of 20 books, will not only participate in storytime but will give-away a signed copy of one of her books as a prize. Please sign-up at the library for the party and/or to read a story or call 908-454-3712. … Read entire article »

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2017-2018 Annual Membership Drive

2017-2018 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Become a Friend or Renew Membership   Our membership drive is ongoing. Members and membership dues are an integral part of our organizational framework. Dues help us make our financial donations to the library and help Friends present programs and activities for community based projects. To do all that we would like to do, we need a few good friends. We are hoping to surpass our 2016-2017 sign-ups. By being a Friend for the Phillipsburg Free Public Library, you have an opportunity to become a voice for advocacy of the Library. Helping to raise funds for the Library, is an excellent way to help provide the Library and the Friends with much needed support to deliver programs, events, activities, electronic technology and anything else that will benefit the community. So, let’s be Friends!!  Please consider joining the team!    Membership … Read entire article »

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October 12 Annual Networking and Officer Elections

The Friends Annual Board Meeting for the 2017 to 2018 term, will be held on Thursday, October 12 2017 starting at 6:30pm. At this meeting, you will be able to network and meet other Friends members, share a light meal and elect new officers. Current 2016 to 2017 Officers are: President:            Gayle Rogers Vice President:    Dana Syers Treasurer:            Nancy Markowski Secretary:            Mia Keith-Rogers Director:               Wayne Sherrer Director:               Sue Campnest Director:               Vacant. All positions are open for election or re-election.       … Read entire article »

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