Library is closed
Saturday, August 30th, Sunday, August 31 and Monday September 1st.
T'ai Chi Chih
Thursday, Sept 4
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Take the first step to experience T'ai Chi Chih yourself by joining Carol Spicer at this free introductory talk and demonstration. All are welcome and no registration is required. Wear flexible shoes or sneakers, and join in the movement, or observe.
For more information, please call 201-796-3400.
Sunday, September 14
1:30 pm promptly!
Poland 1962. Anna is a beautiful eighteen-year-old woman, preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since orphaned as a child. She learns she has a living relative she must visit before taking her vows, her mother's sister Wanda. Admission is free and open to all.
For more information, please call 201-796-3400.
July 7th-August 22nd
Special Programs, Fun and Prizes!
Read and review books, pick up puzzle and game sheets at the Reference Desk, attend a program, and keep cool at the library - all these are "elements" of summer fun for adults!
The Grand Prize of Dinner for Two, generously donated by Caputo's Catering, will be awarded to a lucky reader at the end of the summer!
"How Smart Are You?" Science Challenge
Weekly, Beginning July 7th
Test your science knowledge every week! A new science question will be available each week with answer sheets. Choose your answer and drop it in the jar at the Reference Desk - those with correct answers will be entered in a weekly drawing for a prize. All Fair Lawn Adults 18 and over may enter.
The question for Week 5 was:
"How many of every 10 victims infected with the Ebola virus will die?"
The correct answer was "9", and our winner for week 5 was Elizabeth Fine. Congratulations, Elizabeth, on your scientific knowledge!
On Monday, July 28, 2014 the adult summer reading club had its Annual Choctail Party! We experimented by tasting and rating 13 different Lindt Chocolates and Chocolate Trivia. Everyone went home with a chocolate goodie bag & some won prizes!
This summer there was a tie for the winning favorite chocolate. First Place: Lindt A Touch of Sea Salt & Roasted Almond Dark. Second Place: Lindt Sweet Dark and Third Place: Lindt Chili Pepper.
The Lindt Chocolate was donated by Shop Rite of Fair Lawn.
Here are some photos from the Choctail Party.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, Inc. is reopening at Fair Lawn Library
Looking for work? Seeking to reinvigorate your job search?
Neighbors will meet every Monday evening at 7:00 pm. All are welcome!
Call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information or to register.
The Writers' Circle is a group for current and aspiring writers. Bring your fiction, non-fiction or ideas to share with the group. It will meet at 6:30pm on the following dates:
Writers with all levels of experience are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary. Please contact Justin Portelli with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 201-796-3400, Ext. 0
There will be high school volunteers to help you with all of your technology related questions on Level D every Monday and Tuesday from 11am-1pm. Appointments are for one hour.
Please call 201-796-3400, Ext. 5, or stop by the Reference Desk on Level D for more information or to make an appointment.
will continue on the last Thursday of every month
8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/20, 12/18.
10:30 a.m. to
in the REFERENCE ROOM located on level D.
FREE to the public and no registration required.
The Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library is starting a Recipe Club to discuss and exchange ideas on cooking, nutrition and favorite recipes.
At the first meeting we will be discussing topics to be covered at future meetings, such as “healthy snacks” and “nutritious lunches”.
Participants will be welcome to bring samples of food items to taste and share, and we will talk about money-saving ideas and “couponing”. At future meetings the group will have speakers on a variety of topics.
Please join us to share your thoughts and ideas for this new club.
For more information please call Emiliana Tuohey or Leslie Kruegel at 201-796-3400/extension 16 or 5.
NOOKS NOOKS NOOKS
Thinking about buying an e-reader? Looking to keep up with new technology? Or are you just trying to jump the line and bring home a bestseller? Then take home one of our Nooks!
We have purchased ten Nooks from Barnes & Noble to lend to Fair Lawn patrons. They come pre-loaded with their own unique bookshelf. Each Nook comes with a mix of bestsellers and classics. Six Nooks are for Adult materials, both fiction and non-fiction. Two contain Young Adult materials. Another two Nooks are filled with books for kids. And the selections will only grow, as we add more and more new titles to the Nooks over time. Some current titles include The Cuckoo's Calling, Inferno, And the Mountains Echoed, Gone Girl, Doctor Sleep, The Hunger Games Trilogy and more!
We have added even more titles for 2014. Take a look at our selection with the link below.
All you have to do to take a Nook home is bring in your valid Fair Lawn library card with no fines or overdues. If the Nook you are looking for is not available, you can place a hold on it like any other item.
Is the bestseller you were waiting for a disappointment? No problem. Just scroll through to the next one. The Nook allows you to hold an entire shelf in your hand. Ask for details in Circulation, Reference, or the Children's Room.
Click here for a complete list of available titles: Nook Titles
Please call 201-796-3400, Ext. 0 for more information or to place a hold.
Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to play with other players EVERY Wednesday from 6:30-9 pm.
Game boards are available for play at other times-
just ask at the Reference Desk.
Challenge your mind Thursday nights, 7pm until 8:45 pm, playing chess in our Reference Room. No registration necessary, please call 201-796-3400 for more information.
PINE GALLERY on Level C.
The Pine Gallery will open its art space to the public for an opportunity to sit and draw from a still life. A different still life each month. No experience necessary. Surround yourself with beautiful artwork and have fun creating your own masterpiece. Registration not required. FREE to the public. Everyone welcome! Participants should bring their own drawing supplies. Paints are not permitted.
ESL TUTORS NEEDED
Due to a large number of foreign born students requesting help with English language skills, the Library is seeking residents who would like to help a neighbor improve English speaking and reading abilities.
If you would like to volunteer for an hour once a week, please call Leslie at (201)796-3400/extension 5.
There are no special requirements for this program.
Readers Roundtable Book Group
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Thursday, August 21st at 2pm
Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic American immigrant novel—a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.
Join us for a lively discussion. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk, and new members are always most welcome!
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
The Monetary Policy of the Federal Reserve: a History
Thursday, August 28th 2:00 pm
The Federal Reserve banking system was created in 1913 in an effort to bring coherence to nationwide banking practices and prevent crises like the financial panic of 1907. Wells chronicles its history from inception to the present day. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.
KNITTING AND CROCHET CLUB
Mondays, 7:00-8:45 pm
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
Come and share your love of knitting and crocheting and socialize with other hand crafters. All levels of experience are welcome - work on a current project or start a new one, and please bring your own supplies.
The Monday group meets in the Art Gallery on Level C and the Tuesday group meets in the Reference Room on Level D. No registration is necessary - just drop in!
Call Leslie at (201)796-3400 if you need more information.
Check out our KIDS PAGE for all the information on the exciting schedule of events we have planned for you!
Pictures from our special Summer Reading Launching Event:
Super Science Extravaganza!
Fizz, Boom, Party!
Sponsored by the Fair Lawn Library Teen Advisory Board
TAB (Teen Advisory Board)
Are you bursting with ideas about how to make your community and especially your library a more fun and happening place? Want to make new friends and have fun? Earn volunteer hours? Join the TAB! All meetings are Mondays at 4:30pm.
Check back in late August for September meeting dates.
suggestions for teens in grades 6-12
from the Fair Lawn Public Library:
2014 Summer Reading Club
for Teens in Grades 7-12:
Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Club at the Reference Desk on Level D. You will receive a fun bingo sheet of tasks. Return the completed bingo sheet to the Reference Desk by Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to receive an awesome prize!
Registration Dates: Monday, June 23rd - Friday, July 18th
Program Dates: Monday, June 30th - Thursday, August 14th
Cool Crafts for Teens
Thursdays, August 7 and August 14
Create some fun and beautiful crafts to share with friends and family! Please sign up at the Reference Desk on Level D or call 201-796-3400, Ext. 5. Registration IS required.
Talk It Up! (Grades 7-8): 7:15-8:15 pm
TBC (Grades 9-12): 7:15-8:15 pm
Love to read? Like to hang out with friends? Put your hands together! Join us once at the library for Book Club. Books will be chosen and provided by the librarian. When you register you'll receive your first book. Read it for the first meeting. We'll talk about that book, play games, eat snacks and have fun.
Please see the Reference Librarian on Level D
Talk It Up! Grades 7-8 7:15 pm- 8:15 pm
Next meeting is July 17th. We will be discussing Avalon High by Meg Cabot.
Teen Book Club Grades 9-12 7:00- 8:15 pm
Next meeting is July 17th. We will be discussing I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan.
Book Clubs: Movie and Pizza
Thursday, July 31
Both book clubs will come together for a movie and pizza party.
The Fair Lawn Library has started a video game collection.
Do you no longer play some of your games at home? Please consider donating them to the library so other people can enjoy playing them.
The policies of the collection are as follows:
This is mainly a browsing collection. For your convenience a list of all games currently owned by the library will be available.