Library closed May 25-26-27 for Memorial Day weekend.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
May 18, 9-4 pm and May 19, 1-4 pm
Donations being accepted. Please call 201-796-3400 Ext. 0 to make an appointment if you need assistance carrying in a large amount of items.
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We are now offering help to anyone interested in improving his or her technology skills. A high school volunteer will be available on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm to assist in anything from how to use Facebook, to how to download e-books. Please call 201-796-3400 Ext. 5, or stop by the Reference Desk on Level D to make an appointment
INTRODUCTION TO MUSLIM CULTURE
Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30pm
Mr. Gilman Choudhury, Parent Liaison for the Paterson Public School District, will speak about the essence of Islam and current issues dealing with Islamic relations with the rest of the world.
Mr. Choudhoury will cover the benefits of universal partnerships along ethnic and racial lines in all communities.
All are welcome to attend.
AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING
Thursday, May 30th at 7pm in the Library Gallery
Joan Cusack Handler, author of several books of poetry, will speak about her new memoir "Confessions of Joan the Tall", a story of growing up in the Bronx in the 1950's and dealing with problems such as Joan's religion (Catholic), her height (almost 6 feet at 12 yrs. old) and typical adolescent angst (about pretty much everything else).
Ms. Handler has published two volumes of poetry, "The Red Canoe" and "Glorious" in addition to her memoir.
Join us for an entertaining evening with the author.
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.
Monday, May 20
6:30 to 8pm
The Writer's Circle is a group for all aspiring prose writers. Come and share your fiction and non-fiction writing with others and talk about your ideas. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome. The group meets every other Monday on Level B of the Library, and is led by Justin Portelli, one of our staff members who is also a writer. No registration is necessary. Subsequent dates are June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 16, and September 30.
Call 201-796-3400/extension 5 if you need more information.
Monday nights, 7-8:30pm
Career Transition and Support Group
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is a free peer-led volunteer support group for people who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.
Group members assist each other with techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support and help with professional and personal networking to find a position.
Meetings are open to all.
Please call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information
Director Reads Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 6 2:00 PM
Founding Mothers- Cokie Roberts
While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favoured recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women.
Copies will be available at the Circulation desk. The program is free and open to all. For more information, please call 201-796-0683.
READERS ROUNDTABLE BOOK GROUP
Thursday, May 23rd at 2pm
Mary and O'Neil by Justin Cronin
Justin Cronin’s poignant debut traces the lives of Mary Olson and O’Neil Burke, two vulnerable young teachers who rediscover in each other a world alive with promise and hope. From the formative experiences of their early adulthood to marriage, parenthood, and beyond, this novel in stories illuminates the moments of grace that enable Mary and O’Neil to make peace with the deep emotional legacies that haunt them.
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always most welcome!
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!
Information for our fun and exciting Summer Reading Program 2013: Dig Into Reading can be found here.
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! Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 3rd at 4:30pm. We'll be discussing the Summer Kick-Off Carnival.
The TAB's amazing Harlem Shake video. A big thanks to our editor, Daniel Mazover!
Teen Book Discussion Groups
Talk It Up! Grades 7-9 7:00-7:45pm
Next meeting is June 5th. We will be discussing A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Teen Book Club Grades 9-12 8:00-8:45pm
Next meeting is June 5th. We will be discussing Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler.
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 to register.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Our wonderful Open Mic Night on April 1st! Thanks to all the teens that participated and attended!
Teen Summer Reading Club Programs: 2013
Grades 7 - 12
Registration Dates: Wednesday, June, 26 - July 18
Program Dates: Monday, July 1 - Friday, August 23
Stop by the Reference Desk on Level D to register. You'll receive a BINGO sheet with fun tasks, and when returned you'll receive multiple prizes!
Candy Making Kick-Off Party
Monday, July 1 7-8:15pm
Get ready for summer by making candy with new friends and old! We'll be creating lots of crazy candy concoctions! No registration required.
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 7
Talk It Up! (Grades 7-9)
TBC (Grades 9-12)
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.
Movie Night @ Book Club
Wednesday, August 7
Talk It Up! and TBC will be joining together tonight to watch a movie based on the final book of the summer. Pizza will be served!
Wednesday, July 10
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.
Digital Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, July 17
Are you good at solving puzzles and finding things? Do you enjoy taking pictures? Then come to the library's first Digital Scavenger Hunt for teens! First place wins a prize! Please bring a cell phone that takes pictures or a digital camera. Registration is required.
Wednesday, July 24
Love to do crafts? Bring any white items you'd like to tie-dye such as t-shirts, pillowcases, socks, etc. and go wild! Registration is required.
Popcorn and a Movie
Monday, July 29
Watch a movie on the library's big screen, and munch on some popcorn. You pick the movie! The librarian will choose several newly released movies that everyone will vote on that day. No registration required.
End of Summer Reading Club Party
Wednesday, August 14
Say goodbye to summer with new friends and old! We'll be listening to music, eating snacks, playing games, and more! No registration required.
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.