We have some great events happening this week.  Will you have to be paying for college soon? Are you already?  Do you want help with your resume and cover writing skills? Or maybe you just want to take it easy and enjoy this week’s free movie Draft Day. 

How to Pay for College is on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  Education Funding Specialists of NJ are providing a free class that covers how to chose colleges, increasing your chances of getting in, and of course money tips.  Learn more about the topics covered here and sign up! Registration is required for this event.

Job Search: Creating a Winning Cover Letter & Resume is on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 pm in the Community Room.  Participants will get a chance to work on their materials as well as how to target their application materials to the job posting.  Learn more and register here, registration is required.

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Our free movie this week is Draft Day starring Kevin Costner.  The movie will be shown on Friday, September 19 at 2:00 PM.

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. RatedPG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references; 110 minutes.  Registration is requested.

Don’t forget to check out the other events happening this month!

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In honor of Banned Books Week happening later this month, every Staff Pick of the Week this month will feature Banned Books.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books that people have attempted to ban, but we believe you should choose what you read – not someone else.  Young Adult books seem to be the highest targeted, but there is attempted censorship in every genre.  Here we list some absolutely wonderful Nonfiction books (found in our adult shelves) that are on ‘popular banned lists’ that are not also listed on the month’s new Staff Pick Banned Books Adult Nonfiction Bookmark.  Please note that this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.  Find out more at Banned Books Week’s official page.

Banned books are books that have been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom due to controversial content.  A book may be challenged (an attempt to ban) or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. The acts of banning or challenging a book are a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship which strike at our freedom to read.

228630 Black Boy by Richard Wright

871727 Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger (we also have the film based on the novel)

380645 I Saw Esau by Iona and Peter Opie


Kaffir Boy: The True Story Of A Black Youths Coming Of Age In Apartheid South Africa

Mark Mathabane

Published: Oct 07, 1998 by Free Press
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Summer may be over but there are plenty of things to do in New Jersey this fall.  Here’s a great list of fall festivals you can start taking advantage of immediately!  It’s also the season to pick fruit and veggies, so keep that in mind as a fun fall activity as well.

Don’t forget to check out our calendars to see what we have going on as well!

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Ahoy, matey! September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Brush up on your Pirate speak by going to our online databases page and click on “Mango Languages Online”.  You can quick start or create an account to start learning Pirate.  Or you can learn one of the over 60 other languages available including French, German, Arabic, Icelandic, Italian, Irish, Yiddish and many more. All available for free with your library card. Arrr!

Also, don’t forget to get your Pirate Name in place for Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Try here or here.

You can also check out books on pirates in our catalog.

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In honor of Banned Books Week happening later this month, every Staff Pick of the Week this month will feature Banned Books.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books that people have attempted to ban, but we believe you should choose what you read – not someone else.  Young Adult books seem to be the highest targeted, but there is attempted censorship in every genre.  Here we list some absolutely wonderful Children’s books that are on ‘popular banned lists’ that are not also listed on the month’s new Staff Pick Banned Books Children’s Bookmark.  Please note that this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.  Find out more at Banned Books Week’s official page.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader: Illustrated by Eric Carle

Bill Martin

Published: Jul 20, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Where's Waldo?: Reissue

Martin Handford

Published: Oct 06, 1997 by Candlewick
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   The entire series.


The Witches

Roald Dahl

Published: Oct 01, 1983 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones)

Barbara Park

Published: Sep 28, 1993 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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 The entire series.


A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

Published: Jan 01, 1962 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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