Are you signed up for Summer Reading?  Sign up for your category and check out our awesome prizes! Then, obviously, get reading!  We only have about a month left, so log everything you read this summer, today! (And collect your prize(s))

You can see on our homepage that we have an easy to find Summer section.  You can visit our Summer homepage, reading programs, summer reading, or summer concert series straight from our website.  Don’t forget to check out this summer’s awesome concert lineup.   Let’s make Summer 2015 one to remember!

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We hope you’re joining us in our 2015 Read Harder Challenge (flyers at Circulation and Reference), where we are challenging ourselves and you by reading books based on place, author, subject, etc.  Why? Because we’re stretching out of our reading comfort zones and trying some new things. Don’t forget that anything you read for the challenge can also count towards your summer reading! School summer reading counts too (for FTPL Summer Reading and the challenge).

Don’t know where to start? We offer a variety of reading recommendations:

– Staff Pick Bookmarks (located at the Circulation and Reference desks) These change frequently and are always stocked

-Staff Pick Display – these books are located on the shelves in the aisle of Adult Fiction

– Staff Pick of the Week : blog post and added to our Facebook album (one for 2014 and one for 2015) and Pinterest page

– This challenge has a support group on Goodreads.com where you can get reading suggestions for each category, and tell others what you think

-Check out our Pinterest Book Recommendations board – we’ve posted tons of lists of all kinds. There is definitely something you’ll love here!

-We have a book recommendation page where you can get newsletters on your favorite types of books sent straight to your email

It’s never to late to start, and anything you’ve already read this year that fits into a category counts! Join us in diversifying our reading, and check out some new books today.

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Have a smartphone? A tablet? Some other cool device that downloads apps?  If the answer is yes, you should download one of our fantastic apps – Bookmyne, Zinio, 3M and OneClickDigital.

Bookmyne:

For checking your library account and placing holds, use Bookmyne.  Bookmyne is a mobile app that allows catalog searching, placing holds, barcode scanning and more!  You can learn more about it here.  We like it because the new version is easy to use and simple.  You will need your Library Card Number and PIN to register.

Below are the QR codes that you can scan and download with a QR scanner.  Or you can click on “Android” or “Apple” and it will take you to the respective app store, where you can also download it.

Bookmyne ANDROID:

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Bookmyne APPLE:

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Zinio:

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We also now have digital magazines with Zinio for Libraries!   This new service is available to resident library card holders.

We have subscriptions to 46 different magazines!   These magazines are available electronically, and are identical to the print version, including ads.  To access our digital magazines, you must visit Zinio’s website (you can also visit the Zinio link under the eReading tab on the Library’s website), and create an account.  This is a very simple process.   You will need your library barcode number and a working email address.

It is important to remember your login information after you’ve created an account, since you will also use it to utilize the Zinio for Libraries app (smartphones, tablets, etc.).  Your email address is your username.

If you have any questions or need any help, look at Zinio’s Help Page, which is very thorough.  They have user guides and video tutorials for PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, and more.  It also has an online support form and email addresses for technical assistance.  Please reach out to them with any technical issues.  The Library cannot help retrieve forgotten username (your email address) or password information.

You can read magazines online, via your internet browser, or via an app.  All magazine selections must be made online through your internet browser.  The app only allows you to read titles you have already checked out.

When downloading the app, you must download the Zinio for Libraries app, not just “Zinio”.  Your login information will not work with the Zinio app.  When opening the app for the first time, you will have to login.  The app uses this logo:

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3M and One Click Digital

We have two apps for ebooks and eaudiobooks. Visit our eBooks page for details on how to get the app for your device. Set up is easy: just select the library, then enter your barcode and PIN. Start browsing our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks today! Click on Categories, or search by title etc. to view our complete collection.

3M has more ebooks, and One Click Digital is primarily eaudiobooks at this time.

 

You can see our ebook services anytime on our ebook webpage.

P.S. – Don’t forget we have 4 kindles with pre-loaded titles available for checkout.  These have great titles like The Girl on the Train, The Boston Girl, Leaving Time, Gray Mountain and more!  Please note that if it says it is “being repaired” it is probably available for checkout.  We evaluate their condition every time they are returned.

 

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Filled with magic, necromancy, ‘zombies’, a talking cat, and a teenage girl having to save her father and well, the world.  This is a wonderful adventure and the beginning of the Abhorsen trilogy, although Sabriel can be read as a standalone novel.  Perfect for young and old readers, this has been one of our staffer’s favorites for over a decade.

“Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him.

With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear—and sometimes disappears altogether.”–Taken from Goodreads.com

Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the trilogy, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star.

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .”–Taken from Amazon.com

Find it in our catalog

 

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WOMANINGOLD

July 24 : 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Join us for our showing of The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

This is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language; 1 hr. 50 min.

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July 15,  7 – 8:30 PM

Take a musical tour through sunny Italy, brought to life by a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra!
Featuring everything from traditional tarantella dances to the soaring beauty of music by Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini, the ‘Una Festa Musicale Italiana’ program will transport you to a land where speech is like singing and melody flows like wine.
Resources for Education And Community Harmony (REACH) is an outreach program of the NJSO designed to bring the excitement of live music to all of New Jersey’s diverse communities. With the orchestra’s overall mission in mind  this program was created in 1998 to engage our communities by offering original programs created by-and featuring-members of the NJSO.
This event is filled to capacity, so please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed. If you can’t make it and have a spot reserved, please call us and let us know so others can attend: 732 – 873 – 8700
 Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Two women plus 10 instruments equals one good time, as Karen Hirshon and Linda Littleton play a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including selections that range from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performance, Simple Gifts puts their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, creating some of the finest arrangement in folk music today.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

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