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JCFPL Community Poetry Showcase

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) Community Poetry Showcase was created to give Jersey City's creative voices a virtual platform. Whether or not you consider yourself a poet, we welcome your words as we build this digital mosaic to celebrate National Poetry Month. 2021 THEME: "What Community Means to Me". We are accepting submissions […]

Biblioteca Criolla 50th Anniversary

Biblioteca Criolla 472 Jersey Ave 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ, United States

We are happy to invite you to our home to celebrate Biblioteca Criolla's 50th anniversary. On October 8th (12 to 4 PM) Biblioteca Criolla will be celebrating it (a lo grande).  This celebration will include musical performances from Segunda Quimbamba, Susan Justiniano, Jersey City Poet Laureate.  You will meet authors, artists presentations by the New Jersey Art […]

History Into Poetry with David Mills

New Jersey Room - Priscilla Gardner Main Library 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ, United States

Poet David Mills visits the New Jersey Room to discuss turning historical research into poetry, and read some of his work. Mills' 2021 book, Boneyarn, draws inspiration from New York City's African Burial Ground. As critic Rodney Jones describes, " the 419 bodies unearthed when the site was discovered, only one whole name was found. Mills […]