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ADULT DEPARTMENT

 

Please contact reference@fairlawn.bccls.org or 201-796-3400, ext. 2 with any reference questions or questions about programs. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

LOWER EAST SIDE

Wednesday, February 8
7pm

From the comforts of our plush chairs take a trip to The Lower East Side and visit Schimmel’s Knishes, Katz’s Deli, Anshe Chesed, The Romanites, Daily Forward, Eldridge Street Synagogue, First Roumanian-American Congregation. Marty will talk about Rabbi Eisenberg, one of the few remaining Torah scribes remaining in The Lower East Side. Listen to a number of stories and tidbits about some of the great people who lived on The Lower East Side-Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor and George Burns.  Marty Schneit will take us on a wonderful adventure back in time.

 

Speaker Marty Schneit is a born and bred New Yorker and Historian.

Registration is required for this Zoom only program. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

PAINT & SIP WINEGLASSES

Thursday, February 9 (rescheduled)
7pm

Join Emiliana for a fun and creative time painting wine glasses while sipping on a mocktail!  Please bring 1 or 2 wine glasses to paint and decorate (Dollar Tree has them). The library will have all other supplies to decorate with.   Registration required. This will be an in-person program. Must be a Fair Lawn resident and 18+.

FELT HEARTS CRAFT

Monday, February 13
7:30pm

Come and join others for some sweet treats and craft a felt heart to keep or give to someone special. Registration is required. This program is for Fair Lawn patrons only 18+.

VALENTINE PAPER HEART CANVAS CRAFT

Wednesday, February 15 
7pm

Join Emiliana and make a beautiful Valentine's Day canvas decoration for your home. Please bring in a 12x12 or 8x10 burlap canvas or something similar (If you can't find burlap buy a plain canvas).  The library will have all other supplies to decorate with.   Registration required. This will be an in-person program. Must be a Fair Lawn resident and 18 yrs +.

PROBLEM GAMBLING

Thursday, February 16
7pm

Problem gambling–or gambling addiction–includes all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits. The symptoms include increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or even suicide.

Joe Kane is a Prevention Specialist with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.

Registration is required for this Zoom only program. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

DISCOVERY OF A MASTERPIECE

Wednesday, March 1
7pm

While cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial, 22-year-old Mallory Mortillaro uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

Mallory Mortillaro is an art historian and educator.  She has ten years of teaching experience, and has worked on various art research projects for museums and organizations in the New York metropolitan area.  She studied at Drew University.  Mallory resides in NJ with her husband.

Registration is required for this Zoom only program. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

WRITERS' CIRCLE

Mondays 
7pm

Our Adult Writers' Circle has not let the pandemic stop us, as we continue to meet. In fact, we are meeting more often than ever, once a week at the moment, Mondays at 7:00 pm. No experience is necessary and the group meets on Zoom. Please email Justin to sign up. 

KNITTING CLUB

Mondays
2pm

Join Carolina in the Reference Room for a fun hour of knitting, stories, tips and showing off your latest project. All levels welcome. If you would like to attend via zoom, please sign up on our calendar to receive the link

CHESS CLUB

1st Monday of the Month
Next Meeting: February 6th
1pm

Join other Chess enthusiasts for this drop-in chess club on Level B to the left of the globe. 

ADULT BOARD GAME CLUB

Wednesdays
7pm

Looking to play some games online with staff and patrons? Our Adult Board Game Club is now virtual and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm. If you are an adult and are interested in playing, email Justin and he'll tell you more and send you an invitation to our meetings. We have played some party games, and even enjoyed a space-themed RPG.

OPEN STUDIO

Thursdays
7pm

Emiliana will continue to lead the group on Zoom.  Enjoy drawing a still life or (clothed) model. No drawing or artistic experience is necessary, and new members of all ages are always welcome. You will need a drawing pencil, pad of drawing paper, and eraser or any medium you feel comfortable with. Email Em if you would like to join the group and she will send you a Zoom link the day of the program.

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