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Book 'Em: Today's Libraries Combine the Modern with the Traditional

Monday, August 20, 2012 • 6:55am
Christy Potter Kas, TheAlternativePress.com

The old, musty libraries where stern elderly women peer over the top of their glasses and tell you to “Shhh!” have checked out.

Libraries these days are places where you can read your email, check your stocks, join a book group, see the work of local artists, donate blood, read to a dog, or hang out with a penguin.

In other words… this is not your grandmother’s library.

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Hasbrouck Heights library hosts midsummer's sleepover
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Bookmobile coming to Margaret E. Heggan Library

Aug 15, 2012 3:52 pm
South Jersey Sun
By News Staff

Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the free eBook and audiobook download services from public libraries in South Jersey at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Washington Township on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Garden honors library trustee in Milltown

Written by Cheryl Makin
mycentraljersey.com

MILLTOWN — Planted in honor of Karen Collins, the new garden that flanks the front facade of the Milltown Public Library is a dedication to a friend and trustee who always had the library’s back — literally.

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The library introduces children to a ‘CSI’ session

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Jazz at the Library

Date: September 15, 2012    Time:  2:00 pm

Held in the Hackbarth Auditorium, performed by The Mike Luipersbeck Trio & Vocalist. They will be performing Jazz, Broadway Favorites, American pop, and popular music from the 50s and ’60s. All ages are encouraged to attend.

Maywood Public Library
459 Maywood Ave
201-845-2915

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN)

Date: September 13, 2012   Time:  1:00 pm

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Lunch and Discussion Series

Date: September 8, 2012   Time:   12:30 pm

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Magic of the Night Craft

Date: September 12, 2012   Time:  3:30 pm

Marbleize (an ancient Turkish art) and create a characters of the night (bat, moon, owl, and stars) dream catcher. For ages 9-13. Registration required. Sign up at the front desk or email Jenna at MaywodLibrary@gmail.com

Maywood Public Library
459 Maywood Ave
201-845-2915

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Drew University mini-courses offered at Madison Public Library

Published: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 5:32 PM

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No books to chew, but treats for dogs at North Brunswick library

Published: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 9:45 AM

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Patrons and their pet dogs can now enjoy the benefits of the North Brunswick Public Library — although the pooches have to stay outside.

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Summer offers Glen Ridge library patrons more than just reading
Glen Ridge Voice
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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County library to feature exhibit about baseball’s African-American leagues

Tri-Town News

“Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” a national traveling exhibition that chronicles the history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, will be on display at the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., Toms River, from Aug. 15 through Sept. 28.

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Struggle Without End: The Civil War’s Impact on New Jersey Exhibition to Open September 19th

From Rutgers University Libraries: 

Opening on Wednesday September 19th, Special Collections and University Archives’ exhibition Struggle Without End: The Civil War’s Impact on New Jersey, will go beyond the military story to show the effects of the Civil War on the culture and society of the state. The exhibition will highlight rare and unique items from Rutgers’ collections, including letters from the front, diaries of soldiers and civilians, political tracts, and artifacts.

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Reptiles invade Colts Neck Library

Asbury Park Press  August 3, 2012

COLTS NECK — Dominic Rizzo, owner of Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery in Morris County, brought some of his favorite pets for a presentation at the Colts Neck Library on Wednesday.

View a video and read the full article here.

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