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


It's Not Hard to Carry Your Card...on Your Phone

The library is now pleased to accept library barcodes on any smartphone barcode app. Download an app such as Card Star or Key Ring to store your barcodes on your phone.  Use it just as you would the physical card.  

Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will present a photo exhibit in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is on April 16th, 2015.  The photographs will be displayed on Level D from April 1st through the 17th.

Saying No, While Saying Yes
Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm 

Too often, we end up feeling imposed upon, taken advantage of, or overwhelmed by having taken on more than we can handle.  Learn how to handle these situations saying "no" to the request, while at the same time saying "yes" to the relationship.  Brought to you by the Jewish Family Service of North Jersey.  

No registration is required. 

Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Interview
Wednesdays, 10 am-11:30 am

We are pleased to offer free classes for people preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Interview.
 These classes will be offered from 10 am -11:30 am and registration is required.

Participants should be living in the United States for at least 3 years.

Please call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information or to register.

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!

Basic English Conversation Group
The library is offering Basic English Conversation groups on Tuesdays at 10 and 10:30 am and Thursdays at 10 am.
These groups are 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. No registration is necessary.

Call Leslie at 201-796-3400/extension 5 or email leslie.kruegel@fairlawn.bccls.org for more information.

Readers Roundtable
Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 16th
2:00 pm
The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton

A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity.

 A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk and new members are always most welcome!

Call Leslie at 201-796-3400/extension 5 or email leslie.kruegel@fairlawn.bccls.org for more information.

Director Reads:
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 23rd
2:00 pm

The Girl with No Name: the Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys
By Lynne Barrett-Lee

Torn from her family at the tender age of four and abandoned in the Colombian jungle, Chapman must fight to survive. This remarkable memoir, coauthored by Barrett-Lee, is based on years of Chapman's conversations about her brutal childhood with her daughter. 
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Open to all. 

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 on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm on the following dates:

March 25
April 8
April 22
May 6
May 20
June 3
June 17

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 volunteers to help you with all of your technology related questions on Level  D every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 and 2pm, and Sundays from 2-4 pm. 

Please call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for an appointment.

Recipe Club

The last Thursday of every month. 
3/26, 4/30, 5/28, 6/25, 7/30, 8/27, 

9/24, 10/29, 11/19, 12/17
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 added even more titles for 2015. 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. 
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.
No registration necessary.
Chess Anyone?
Challenge your mind Thursday nights, 7pm-8:45 pm, playing chess in our Reference Room.  

No registration necessary.
Open Studio
Every third Thursday of every month
4/16, 5/21, 6/18, 7/23, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17
 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. 

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.

Knitting and Crochet Club

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/extension 5 or email leslie.kruegel@fairlawn.bccls.org for more information.
updated 4/13/2015

Children & Teens

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

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, April 9th at 7pm

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 Reference Desk on Level D to register. Please email elizabeth.portelli@fairlawn.bccls.org with any questions.

Talk It Up!: Grades 7 & 8

Next meeting: April 13th 7:00 - 7:45 pm

Teen Book Club: Grades 9-12

Next meeting: April 13th 8:00 - 8:45 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.  Here is a list of all games currently owned by the library: