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        Happy Birthday BCCLS!

        BCCLS' 35th Anniversary


        Haiku Contest

        Write a haiku using the 5/7/5 format on the subject of libraries. What is a haiku? Ask a Librarian. All winning entries will be displayed at the Library. All entries due by October 31st.

        Coins and Coin Collecting
        Wednesday, October 15th
        6:30 pm

        Join David Ganz, past president of the American Numismatic Association and author of multiple coin collecting books, who will be talking and the evolution of coins and tokens. This fascinating and informative program is open to all and free of charge. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

        Introduction to Genealogy
        Thursday, October 16th
        6:45 pm

        Fair Lawn resident and member of the Genealogy Society of Bergen County, Steve Gabai will discuss the methods he used to research his family history and perhaps inspire you to do your own!
        The program is free. No registration is needed. For more information, please call 201-796-3400.

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

        Film:  Ida
        Sunday, October 19th
        1:30 pm promptly!

        18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to be a nun. She makes s shocking discovery that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. Rated PG-13 in Polish with English subtitles. The program 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 10:00 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 10:15 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.


        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.

        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.
        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:
        October 6
        October 20
        November 3
        November 17
        December 1
        December 15
        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 and Saturdays from 2-4pm.
         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 
        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.

        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 9/30/2014

        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!

        Next meeting will be on Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm.  We'll be talking about everyone's favorite event of the year...the Haunted Library!

        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 Children's Department Information Desk for registration.

        Talk It Up!: Grades 7 & 8

        First meeting: Sept 15  7:15 - 8:15 pm

        Teen Book Club: Grades 9-12

        First meeting: Sept 22   7:15  -8:15 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.  For your convenience a list of all games currently owned by the library will be available.