Spring has Sprung Newsletter 2019

April is a time to celebrate our most precious community resource, our library!  Celebrate National Library Week, and National School Library Month this April with a visit to your Library to say thanks to the great team working to keep the doors open and the resources available.  And check into the new programs and events springing up from The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library!

 All this and more are coming up in 2019!

Read on for more details


Travel back in time to Pompton Lakes in 1956!  On Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm, The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library is presenting "Our Home Town" a documentary of Pompton Lakes from 1956.  Hear from local businessman, Bill Houston, who rescued this film from destruction and preserved it for future generations. 

Be on hand to help identify your family and friends that may be featured in this film time capsule to document for the future!
Get ready, it's time to start reading for our One Book, One Town reading event!  This year's title is "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.  This inspirational New York Times bestseller follows the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. 

Copies of the book available at the Pompton Lakes Library now!  Look for more details on discussion groups for this title, and look for our events around town with One Book One Town!
Look for the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly book review magazine at the Pompton Lakes Library, a great way to find what's new and exciting in the publishing world. 

Pick up your free copy at the library to discover your next favorite read before they run-out!
Tap into what’s happening at the Pompton Lakes Library now through your Alexa device!  Now you can just “Ask Alexa” and hear the answer on your Amazon Echo, Dot, or your iPhone via Alexa.  After enabling the skill, just “ask Burbio what’s happening AT Pompton Lakes Library” to hear our upcoming events.  Or say “Alexa, ask Burbio What’s happening In Pompton Lakes tomorrow” to access Community events.

If you don’t have an Alexa device you can follow Pompton Lakes Library and thousands of other local calendars by signing up for 
Coming soon . . .
Announcing our Annual Book Sale!
Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th
Looking to clear some room on your bookshelves?  Why not spend a rainy afternoon sorting-out the books you don’t need to keep, and put them aside for the Friends’ 2019 Book Sale?  We are currently collecting donations for the sale which takes place at the Library the weekend of May 10th. 

Members of the Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library are entitled to purchase books before the sale during a members only pre-sale from 10a-11a on Friday, May 10th.
Cecil B. DeMille Film Festival 
To celebrate the Oscar winning filmmaker's childhood connection to Pompton Lakes, as a tribute, we'll be showing four of his most famous films at Christ Church, where the DeMille family worshipped.  

The film festival will be held on the following Tuesdays at 6pm during June and July 2019 at Christ Church in Pompton Lakes:
  • June 11 - Union Pacific (1939)
  • June 25 - Unconquered (1947)
  • July 2 - Samson & Delilah (1949)
  • July 16  - Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Interested in your family history? 
Don't know where to start? 
Need some help with resources and information?
Come and meet our genealogy expert on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00pm to learn more about where to begin in tracing the roots of your family tree.
Our monthly bus trips to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra are filling Sunday afternoons with musical delight!  We’ll be running the trip again this upcoming season, follow the link below to register for more details on this season's performances and a registration form.  

Link to NJSO 2019-2020 registration

In the meantime, enjoy a clip of Director Xian Zhang conducting the NJSO Academy Orchestra last year. 
Thanks to your generous contributions, the Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library is able to replace all the office chairs for the Library staff this Spring. Our next initiative is to improve the seating for our Children's library.  Any donations to help support this effort are graciously appreciated!  Donations of $50 cover the cost to purchase one children's chair.
The Friends of The Pompton Lakes Library are out on the town!  Look us up at the following Pompton Lakes town events:

Pompton Lakes Summer Concert Series on the Library Lawn
7/13/19 Pompton Lakes Garage Sale by the Library
8/6/19 National Night Out
9/2/19 Pompton Day

Were you inspired by Wil Mara's Five Secrets to Getting Published in March? or did you spend some time with us learning how to Care and Plan for Healthcare Decisions with Theresa Pardalis?  Have a brilliant idea for an event? Your feedback helps us to plan future events.  All are welcome to attend our monthly meeting the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Library.

Do you have some time to spare and an interest in helping your community grow?  The Friends of Pompton Lakes Library are seeking more volunteers to join our friendly and active team to help in promoting the library, organize events and support all our great programs.  Join us at our monthly meeting the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Library!
Our "Tech Tuesday" workshop at 5-6pm is proving popular, we've enlisted more experts to provide support on these sessions.  We're here to help answer your questions about how to use your phone, tablet and laptop as well as Library resources such as Hoopla, etc..
We're still playing Mah Jongg on Tuesday afternoons. 

Come along at 2pm and learn more about this intriguing game of skill, strategy and calculation.
The Oakland/Pompton Lakes NJ Chess Club meets at the Library every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm.  

Five chess sets and a clock are available, although players are encouraged to bring their own equipment as well.
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