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Library Happenings

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        Library is closed 
        Saturday, August 30th, Sunday, August 31 and Monday September 1st.


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

        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.

        Film: Ida

        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.

        Basic English Conversation Group 

        New session starting Tuesday, September 23rd at 10:30 am

        In addition to our very popular group that meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, we will be offering a second group for Basis English Conversation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 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 for more information or to register.

        The winner of the Grand Prize of Dinner for Two, generously donated by Caputo's Catering, is Mary Burke of Fair Lawn! Congratulations to Mary - enjoy your night out!
        "How Smart Are You?" Science Challenge
        The question for Week 6 was:
        "What kind of rock are the New Jersey Palisades made of?"
        The correct answer was "basalt", and our winner for week 6 was Haya Flexser. Congratulations, Haya, 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.
        Click on this link to see the video of the Choctail Party
        Video by Wayne Robbins

        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.

        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:
        August 11
        August 25
        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
        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.
         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 

         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 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 
        ( 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, 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.

        Readers Roundtable Book Group
         Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
        Thursday, October 9th at 2pm
        Revisit this classic French novel about love and tragedy!
        Join us for a lively discussion. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk, and new members are always most welcome!

        Director Reads:
        Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

        That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by
        Anne Sebba
        Thursday, October 2nd at 2 pm

        One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified woman of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

        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 8/19/2014

        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!

        First meeting will be on Thursday, September 11th at 7pm.  We'll be talking about everyone's favorite event of the year...the Haunted Library!

        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

        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.