Summer Newsletter 2019

Summer's warm breath is upon us, a time to slow down a bit, enjoy outdoor activities, barbecues, along with some well earned rest and relaxation!  It's a great opportunity to pack up for the pool or beach and grab a good read - like "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, this year's choice for our One Book One Town initiative. 

 Things are heating up this summer at the Pompton Lakes Library!

Read on for more details


Cecil B. DeMille Film Festival
The Greatest Show on Earth
Tuesday, July 16th, 6p at Christ Church $5/Ticket

We're nearing the end of our Cecil B. DeMille Film Festival!  It's been a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Hollywood's most successful film maker and his connection to our home town here in Pompton Lakes, NJ.  

Our final film runs this Tuesday, 7/16/19, 6pm at Christ Church in Pompton Lakes.  Join us to watch the circus spectacular, "The Greatest Show on Earth", starring Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton & James Stewart!  Filled with action, excitement, thrills and spills as only the master of spectacles, Cecil B. DeMille could bring to the screen!  Tickets are on sale for $5 at the Pompton Lakes Library, but are going fast.  

Hopefully you had a chance to enjoy one of the four films we've featured during the festival, which included:

Union Pacific - A Railroad Western featuring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea
Unconquered - A Historical Drama set in Pre-Revolutionary War America, with Gary Cooper & Paulette Goddard
Samson & Delilah - A Biblical Epic, starring Victor Mature and
Hedy Lamarr

We'd like to thank all our sponsors and partners, including the PCCHC, Christ Church of Pompton Lakes, NJ Smart Homes and Theater, the Pompton Lakes BID, The TV Land Cafe, Image Pro, Thatcher McGee's, Mail Boxes and More, and Cardinal Frame and Fine Art for all their support!

One Book One Town 2019
Our One Book, One Town event is now in progress!  Join us as we come together to read "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.  This inspirational NY 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 book, and our events around town!  Find out more at: 
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!
Pompton Lakes Summer Concert Performers and Dates.  All shows are on the lawn of the Pompton Lakes Library from 7p-9p
July 17, Wed. Big Mamou Rain date: Thurs., July 18
July 25, Thurs. The Flying Obersons Rain date: Thurs., Aug 22
July 31, Wed. Ring of Fire Band Rain date: Wed., Aug 7
Aug 14, Wed. The Kootz Rain date: Tues., Aug 20
Aug 28, Wed. Jersey Sound Rain date: Thurs., Sept 5
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!

2019 PALS Plus Summer Reading Expedition: A Universe of Stories!

3 ... 2... 1... Blast Off!  The 2019 PALS Plus Summer Experience is here!  This year, pick up one of three official bookmarks and complete a minimum of 5  fun activities listed on the back. 

Between Monday, June 24 and Monday, September 9, 2019 bring back your competed bookmark to any PALS Plus  Library.  Upon verification by library staff, receive an entry into a drawing for a gift card.  That is all there is to it!

We hope you have a fun summer of exploring the wonderful resources our local libraries offer.
Holly House Tour 2019

Is holiday decorating your thing? Are you starting to think about your decorating plans already?  Consider sharing your holiday spirit and opening your home to participate in the 2nd annual Holly House Tour!  This year's Holly House Tour will fall on December 7, 2019, the same day as the town wide Holiday Stroll.

For more information on how to participate contact:
Helene Zablocki
(973) 222-1183

Children's Chair Appeal
Give kids a seat! 
The chairs in the Children's Room at the Library are worn out and in need of replacement.  Help us reach our goal of providing 20 replacement chairs by the end of 2019.
A $50 donation will buy one new chair to last a lifetime, and we’ll even place your name on the chair to commemorate your generosity.
Coming soon . . .
Did you miss our recent speaker, Eric Migdal's presentation on Genealogy?  Interested in learning more about how you can trace your family history?  We're going to schedule another date with Eric this Fall.  Look for more information on the date and time.
Our monthly bus trips to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will resume this Fall.  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. 
It's time to renew your membership with the Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library.  Look for renewal forms arriving in your email later this month.  Thank you for your continued support!
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
Pompton Lakes Garage Sale by the Library, Saturday, July 13th
National Night Out, Tuesday, August 6th
Pompton Day, Sunday, September 2nd

Were you inspired by The Cecil B. DeMille Film Festival this Summer? or did you spend some time with us learning about Genealogy with Eric Migdal?  Have a brilliant idea for an event? Your feedback helps us to plan future events.  

All are welcome to attend our monthly meeting on the 1st 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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