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Union County public libraries join together to check out hunger in NJ

By Cranford Chronicle  November 28, 2012
Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Union County Public Libraries. Local public libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries through Dec. 17. Collection bins will be conveniently located at the public libraries and library staff will then route 100% of the donations to designated food banks. Read more...

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New Jersey State Library and EBSCO Publishing Partner to Help NJ Homeowners and Businesses Tackle Do-It-Yourself Repairs Easily and Safely

11/28/12  |  TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy can now access EBSCO Publishing’s Home Improvement Reference Center™, a resource providing detailed, user-friendly, “how-to” information about home improvements and repairs. This valuable online resource will be available for use in libraries, or remotely using a library card, to assist home and business owners as they rebuild. This tool will ensure that those making their own repairs or who are faced with clean up or do-it-yourself renovations have the know-how to handle these tasks. Read more...or access the database...

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In digital age, most teens still use the library, study finds

By Myles Ma |
November 26, 2012
Information is just a few clicks away, thanks to the internet.
Despite that, the young people who were raised on the web are still heading to their local libraries for research and to borrow books. Read the article here.

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Theater Night @ Your Library ‘A Christmas Carol’ presented by Skyline Theater

Date:  December 14, 2012   Time: 7:00 pm
Skyline Theater presents a one-man performance by Dustin Charles of the Charles Dickens Classic. Only 100 seats available. Registration is required. Please register at the front desk or with Jenna at Following the show will be a reception of holiday treats. Donations of snacks are welcome.
Maywood Public Library
459 Maywood Ave

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Letter: Resident Thanks Westfield Memorial Library Director and Staff

Westfield Patch  |  November 14, 2012
"...The library was one of few places open to provide warmth, internet access, charging of cell phones and a place to come together during a most difficult time...." Read the full letter.

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Family Fun Night, ‘Days of Knights’ @ Maywood Library

Date:  November 16, 2012   Time:  7:00 pm

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New Jersey Public Libraries: How to know what's open and how to help | By Jacqueline Cutler
November 08, 2012
Imagine how bleak life would be without libraries. Now consider what damage Sandy brought to them. Read more...

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Libraries Weather the Superstorm

By George M. Eberhart
American Libraries 11/04/2012
Many served as lifelines to residents without power

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New exhibit looks at where Jersey stood amid Civil War

By Sue Epstein/The Star-Ledger
November 04, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK — When the Civil War began in 1861, Rutgers College in New Brunswick had 124 students. That number dwindled to 64 before the war was over.
Those facts, along with many more, are part of a new exhibit at Rutgers University’s Alexander Library in New Brunswick that examines New Jersey’s role in the war, now marking its 150th anniversary. Read more...

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Glimpse of History: Library celebrates a century of contributions to literacy

By Greg Hatala/The Star-Ledger
November 02, 2012
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Since Sandy, Maplewood Library is Booming

Maplewood Patch
By Carolyn Maynard-Parisi October 31, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy knocking out power in most of Maplewood, the library has become a hotbed for people looking to recharge, get warm, and get out of the house. Read more...



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Friends of the Westfield Library celebrate 40th anniversary

By Suburban News
October 25, 2012

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Photos: Kids transformed into walking dead at zombie workshop

By The Jersey Journal
on October 25, 2012
Secaucus kids were "zombified'' at the public library last night in a pre-Halloween workshop inspired by the popular AMC program "The Walking Dead." Read more...

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Savvy seniors learn to dodge scam artists

Written by Debbie Mura For Community Reporter
October 25, 2012

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Jersey City Free Public Library, law firm to host series of free law workshops

By Ron Zeitlinger/The Jersey Journal
October 23, 2012
The Jersey City Free Public Library is holding seven monthly workshops, starting tomorrow, Oct. 24, where representatives of a local law firm will offer free legal information, library officials announced. Read more...

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