December 24th & 25th: Closed.
December 31st: Closed.
January 1: Closed
Enjoy a coffee or soft drink from our vending machines on Level B
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!
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.
The winter issue of the Pine Times, written by Justin Portelli, is now available to view online:
Scurti Group Show: Lines That Form November 2013
Click Here www.youtube.com/embed/TQK1_LoL0v0"
Video by Wayne Robbins
ESL Conversation Group
Are you new to English, or just looking to strengthen yours?
An ESL Conversation Group will be meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30am beginning on the last Tuesday in January, the 28th, and running for six weeks. Practice speaking English with others in a comfortable environment. To sign up, please call (201)-796-3400 Ext.5, email email@example.com, or stop by library's Reference Desk on Level D.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
and will continue on the last Thursday of every month.
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 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.
The Pine Gallery is sponsoring a mixed media "Community Quilt" project that will encourage residents to share-through art-how meaningful the Maurice M. Pine Public Library is to them. The project that will take place from October, 2013 to January, 2014 will culminate in the creation of a mixed media quilt to be displayed at the library.
The project, open to children, teens and adults is centered on the theme "My Memories at the Maurice M. Pine Public Library." To participate come into the library and pick up a Community Quilt flyer on level B for instructions on creating your 4x4 square.
You do not need to be an artist to participate. Participants can use any medium (photos, quilting, paint, found objects, etc.). Participation in the project is FREE and no registration is required.
For more information please contact Emiliana Tuohey at 201-796-3400 ext. 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, Inc. is reopening at Fair Lawn Library
Looking for work? Seeking to reinvigorate your job search?
Come to a kick-off event, 7pm, Thursday, December 12th, at the Maurice Pine Fair Lawn Public Library. We will have a speaker who will talk about "Job Loss and Stress During the Holidays".
Call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information or to register.
Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to play with other players EVERY Wednesday from 7-9 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. Beginning on Thursday, January 2nd.
There will be a high school volunteer to help you with all of your technology related questions here on Level D every Monday from 3:00-5:00pm and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30. Please call 201-796-3400, Ext. 5 for more information or to sign up for an appointment.
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 email@example.com, or call 201-796-3400, Ext.0.
and continuing the third Thursday of every month (10/17, 11/21, 12/19).
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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. Every 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.
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
We will be discussing Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This classic environmental study discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
READERS ROUNDTABLE BOOK GROUP
Thursday, December 19th, 2 - 3:30PM
Join past and present members for a get-together to enjoy some goodies and socialize. Bring a treat to share if you wish. Beverages will be provided.
KNITTING AND CROCHET CLUB
Every Monday & Tuesday
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 Tuesday Afternoon Knitting Club meets every Tuesday from 1-3pm.
The Monday Night Knitting Club meets every Monday from
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!
Check out our Haunted Library Photos and Video:
Hindi Story Time
Thursdays, Nov.14, Dec. 12
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.
Upcoming TAB meeting dates:
Teen Book Discussion Groups
Talk It Up! Grades 7-9 7:00-7:45pm
Next meeting is January 8th. We will be discussing The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
Teen Book Club Grades 9-12 8:00-8:45pm
Next meeting is January 8th. We will be discussing City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Love to read? Like to hang out with friends? Put your hands together! Join us once a month 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
Calling all Whovians!
Hop in your Tardis and transport yourself to the Fair Lawn Library to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. Make a duct tape bow-tie and a mini Tardis. Doctor Who related snacks and activities. Vote for your favorite doctor, favorite villian, and favorite episode. Trivia Contest! Everyone attending in costume will receive a prize. The best costume will receive a GRAND PRIZE! No registration necessary.
Creative Writing Contest
Bring your short story based on this writing prompt: Write about the adventures of a time traveling chef and his magical unicorn sidekick. We will share our stories and Justin Portelli, head of the Writer's Circle, will declare one a winner and award an awesome prize! No registration necessary.
Monday, February 3rd
Love to do crafts? Bring any white items you'd like to dye-shirts, pillowcases, socks, etc. and go wild! No registration necessary.
Monday, March 31st
4:30 to 5:15pm
Create a fun art project using nothing but colored post-its. There will be many pixelated images to choose from, and then we will recreate them using the post-its. No registration necessary.
YouTube Film Festival & Ice Cream
Wednesday, April 16th
Watch some of the wildest, wackiest, most popular YouTube clips of the last few years with a make your own sundae. Suggestions prior to the program are encouraged! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. No registration necessary.
Monday, May 12th
Are you itching to start working but don't know where to start? Come to this Resume Workshop and get some good tips to begin writing. No registration necessary.
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.