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Library Happenings

Friend the Friends






        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!
        "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 1 was:
        "How old is the Earth?"
        The correct answer was 4.5 billion years old, and our winner for week 1  was David Gotlib. Congratulations, David, on your scientific knowledge!
        "Choctail Party"/Chocolate Tasting Event
        Monday, July 28th at 7pm -Reference Room/Level D
        The Library's popular "Choctail Party" is back for the third year. Come socialize with your neighbors, taste and rate some delicious chocolates (donated by ShopRite of Fair Lawn) and learn about the health and "science" of chocolate.
        Registration is required and is limited to Fair Lawn residents 18 and older. Registration begins on Tuesday, July 8th.
        Call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information or to register for this fun event!
        The summer issue of the Pine Times, written by Justin Portelli, is now available to view online:

        Author Talk and Book Signing
        Monday, July 21st at 7pm in the
        Reference Room on Level D
        Penina Rybak, author of The NICE Reboot-A Guide to Becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur: How to Balance Your Cravings for Humanity & Technology in Today's Startup Culture, will be visiting the library to speak about her book and her experiences.
        Ms. Rybak is an Autism Specialist and speech-language pathologist turned ed-tech consultant, iPad Evangelist, entrepreneur, and professional speaker. She's the founder/CEO of Socially Speaking LLC, and the creator of the Socially Speaking™ iPad App.
        Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Please join us for this very special evening! Call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information.

        Neighbors Helping Neighbors

        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.

        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. 
         Practice speaking English with others in a comfortable environment.
        To sign up, please call (201)-796-3400 Ext.5, email, or stop by library's Reference Desk on Level D.  
        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 6:30pm on the following dates:
        June 2nd
        June 16th
        June 30th
        July 14th
        July 28th
        Writers with all levels of experience are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.  Please contact Justin Portelli with any questions at, or call 201-796-3400, Ext. 0
        Technology Help
        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 

               6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 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 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. 

        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 
        ( 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 
        10/16, 11/20, 12/18)
        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. Everyone welcome!  Participants should bring their own drawing supplies. Paints are not permitted.
        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.


        Director Reads:

        Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

        Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention.

        Thursday, July 31st     2:00 pm

        Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, by Catherine Drinker Bowen recounts the Philadelphia convention that created the United States Constitution. It contains vivid descriptions of the founding fathers. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

        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!
        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 7/21/2014

        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 special Summer Reading Launching Event:

        Super Science Extravaganza!

        Fizz, Boom, Party!

        Summer Reading Kick-Off 2014

        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.

        Summer Reading 

        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

        Murder Mystery

        Thursday, July 17

        6:00-7:00 pm 

        Are you an aspiring detective?  Come solve a mystery and have fun with other teens!  The first person to solve the mystery correctly wins a prize!  No registration required.

        Cool Crafts for Teens

        Thursdays, August 7 and August 14

        7:30-8:30 pm 

        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.

        Book Clubs

        Talk It Up! (Grades 7-8): 7:00-7:45 pm 

        TBC (Grades 9-12): 8:00-8:45 pm 

        Thursdays, July 10 and July 17

        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 

        to register.  

        Talk It Up!  Grades 7-8  7:00-7:45pm 
        Next meeting is July 17th.  We will be discussing Avalon High by Meg Cabot.
        Teen Book Club  Grades 9-12 8:00-8:45pm
        Next meeting is July 17th.  We will be discussing I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan.

        Book Club Special Event: Author Visit

        Thursday, July 24

        7:30-8:30 pm 

        Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman, authors of Blonde Ops: a Novel, will be visiting.  They'll discuss how to become a writer, the writing process, and their new book.  Books for purchase or for borrowing will be available at the Reference Desk on Level D.  We'll be having ice cream sundaes too!

        Book Clubs: Movie and Pizza

        Thursday, July 31

        6:45-8:45 pm 

        Both book clubs will come together for a movie and pizza party.

        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.