Living Room Concert

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Community Awareness Series celebrates African American history and the cultural arts featuring Winard Harper and the Jeli Possi Band.

Spotlight on the Community

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Join the Community Awareness Series, coordinator of the African Burial Ground Committee, Jerome Choice, and Mary McLeod Bethune Center Director, Alvin Pettit, to discuss the history and research of Jersey City's African Burial Ground and the Mary McLeod Bethune Center.

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

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Community Awareness Series presents its 44th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration.

Lovely Leaves

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Colorful leaves are a fun part of autumn. We love to celebrate their beauty and how useful they can be for our animal friends in nature. Join Ms. Ayoola for a storytime and a leaf impressions craft. The story will be "Leaf Thief," written by Alice Hemming and illustrated by Nicola Slater. "Leaf Thief" is […]

Author Talk with Noah Nieves

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Join us for an author talk with Noah Nieves. Noah, the Kid Gamer, is a fun story that every child and parent can relate to because most children are busy with video games or television and don’t want to play outside. In this picture book, Noah, a young boy, told his own story and how […]

Images of 9/11: Photo Books from the NJ Room Collection

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In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the New Jersey Room will present a short video on the library’s YouTube channel featuring books that collect images of the attack and its immediate aftermath. The video will premiere at 9AM on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The featured books and others […]

Olympians in the Community

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We celebrate the Olympic spirit with this program featuring three Olympic athletes who live and work in Hudson County, and remember earlier Jersey City Olympians, in conversation with local sports writer Jim Hague. Featuring Otis Davis (1960), Gail Marquis (1976), Elena Pirozhkova (2012, 2016), Charles Mays, Jr. (on Charlie Mays, 1968) and Alan Delozier (on […]

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JCFPL College Readiness Presents: Health Sciences Week

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Join the Jersey City Free Public Library College Readiness Team starting the week of May 24 for Health Sciences Week. We will be hosting speakers from various colleges and universities to discuss their Health Sciences Programs to prospective college-goers in Jersey City and the surrounding Hudson County. Joining us will be New Jersey City University, […]

Author Talk with Dr. Kiernan Ryan

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Join author Dr. Kiernan Ryan to discuss his recent book, "Shakespeare's Universality: Here's Fine Revolution," with Issac Green. Through close readings of a wide range of plays and poems, Kiernan Ryan's compelling polemic sets out to reclaim the idea of Shakespeare's timeless universality from reactionary and radical critics alike. Its argument is driven throughout by […]