The Library is closed November 27th for Thanksgiving.


Author Signing: Stephanie Feldman "The Angel of Losses"

Saturday, December 13th
1:00 pm in the Art Gallery

Stephanie Feldman's debut novel is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer's Selection. Glowingly reviewed in the Washington Post, The Angel of Losses is a family story of what lasts, and of what we can-and cannot escape. Copies of the book will be available. The program is free and open to all. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

Film: The 100 Foot Journey
 Rated PG

Sunday, December 14th
1:30 pm promptly!

Helen Mirren stars in this heartwarming story of the Kaden family leaving India for France to open a restaurant directly across the street from Madame Mallory's Michelin starred eatery. The program is free and open to all.

For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

Museum Passes
Montclair Art Museum

Fair Lawn library members may now borrow passes to the Montclair Art Museum!

 Two adults and all children under 18 may visit the museum free of charge.
 Passes will be loaned for 7 days and may be reserved 24 hours in advance.

Stop by the Reference Desk or call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information.

Thanks to the Friends of the Maurice M. Pine Public Library for this wonderful opportunity!

The fall issue of the Pine Times, written by Justin Portelli, is now available to view online:

Basic English Conversation Group
 The library is offering a new group for Basic English Conversation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 am. This group is for those who would like to meet and practice their English speaking skills with others. People of all skill levels and languages are welcome to socialize and learn.
 Call Leslie at 201-796-3400/extension 5 or email leslie.kruegel@fairlawn.bccls.org for more information or to register.

Neighbors Helping 

7:00 pm
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.

Readers Roundtable Book Group
Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18th at 2 pm

Come and enjoy some refreshments and socialize with our book club members. We will be talking about books that made a difference in our lives, or influenced us in some way. 

If you are thinking about joining our group, please come - everyone is welcome! If you wish, you can bring some goodies to share. 

 Call 201-796-3400/extension 5 if you would like more information. 

Director Reads:
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing

Thursday, December 11th at 2:00 pm

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

Writers' Circle
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 6:30 pm on the following dates:

December 1
December 15
Writers with all levels of experience are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.  Please contact Justin Portelli with any questions at justin.portelli@bccls.org, or call 201-796-3400, Ext. 0
Technology Help
Need help with your laptop, E-reader, basic internet, e-mail? There will be high school volunteers to help you with all of your technology related questions on Level  D every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30pm, Saturdays from 2-4pm and Sundays from 2-4pm, beginning on October 19th. Please call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for an appointment.
Please call 201-796-3400, Ext. 5, or stop by the Reference Desk on Level D for more information or to make an appointment.   

Recipe Club

                              will continue on the 
                       last Thursday of every month

                                          11/20, 12/18

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

in the REFERENCE ROOM located on level D. 

FREE to the public and no registration required.

The Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library started a Recipe Club to discuss and exchange ideas on cooking, nutrition and favorite recipes.  

Participants are welcome to bring samples of food items to taste and share, and 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. 

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 Night
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.
Chess Anyone?
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.   
Every third Thursday of every month 
( 11/20, 12/18)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Pine Gallery will open its art space to the public for an opportunity to sit and draw from a still life, dressed model or pet.  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. 
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.

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.
updated 11/24/2014

Children & Teens

Check out our KIDS PAGE for all the information on the exciting schedule of events we have planned for you! 


Pictures from our Haunted Library 

 for everyone to see!

Haunted Library Pictures

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!

Next meeting will be on Thursday, November 13th at 7pm.  We'll be having our Haunted Library Thank You ice cream sundae party and also talk about the upcoming Frozen event!

Book Discussion Groups

When you register for these book discussion groups we will give you the first book to read, We meet on a monthly basis to talk about the book and have fun! See the Children's Department Information Desk for registration.

Talk It Up!: Grades 7 & 8

Next meeting: November 3rd  7:15 - 8:15 pm

Teen Book Club: Grades 9-12

Next meeting: November 10th   7:15 - 8:15 pm

Summer Reading 

suggestions for teens in grades 6-12

 from the Fair Lawn Public Library:

Video Games!

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:
  • All games can be borrowed for 14 days and cannot be renewed.
  • Limit of 5 games per library card.
  • As of now, some of the games are unable to be linked to the card catalog and, therefore, cannot be reserved or searched for on the catalog. 
This is mainly a browsing collection.  For your convenience a list of all games currently owned by the library will be available.