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Mon.-Thurs. 9:30am-9:00pm
Fri. 9:30am-5:00pm
Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm
Sun. 1:00pm-4:00pm

973.377.2694

107 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
reference@florhamparklib.org

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Bridge Winners

After 34 years in existence “The Friends of the Florham Park Library” announced the winners of the 2013-2014 season at the end of the year bridge party.The winners were: Singles 1st place – Julie Fogarty & Nickie McMahon Singles 2nd place – Judy Forbes & Joan Metro Couples 1st place – Liz & Bud Collins Couples 2nd place – Lois & Bryce Oxenrider Members of the group come from Madison, Chatham, Whippany, Mt. Arlington and Morristown as well as Florham Park. Play will resume in the fall.

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Rosetta Stone Library !

This year the libraries through out the state began to provide Rosetta Stone Library.  As you know Rosetta Stone is a great online language learning tool.  Thirty different languages are available from Rosetta Stone Library. You may  improve your English or learn a new language on your phone. The app syncs automatically with computer progress so you can learn anytime, anywhere! Available on both Apple and Android devices. Apps for Children— Rosetta Stone offers two great apps for preschool children to practice reading skills and introduce another language at the same time. Both are available on Apple and Android devices under different names. Access this from our Learning Tab/Rosetta Stone Library.  

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Magazines on your Tablet or Phone

“Thumbing” through a magazine on your electronic device is free, easy and available through the Florham Park Public Library. You will certainly want to try out this feature and take advantage of one the many electronic services provided by your library. We now offer access to 50 magazines which you can download to your electronic device or PC for your reading pleasure.  There are popular magazines which will appeal to a wide range of interests from: sports to science; fashion to finance; cooking to current events; business to beauty; home decorating to health; travel to technology; health to hot topics!   Learn more about how to get started at our Zinio webpage.

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A Day at the Library

  Florham Park Public Library – 2013 As I write this I look around the Library. Let me tell you what I see.  Five people are using the library PCs, one person is using library wireless on his laptop, a gentleman is studying for a nursing exam, a mother and children are checking out books. If I walk away from my desk I can see more.  People reading and using laptops in the reading lounge, three people reading newspapers in the periodical area and another working in a workbook, two young people chatting as they use PCs in the YA area, a grandmother and child working on homework together, children playing educational games on the children’s PCs and a table set up for the afternoon drop-in craft. In the lobby a lady is having a snack while she talks on her cell phone and uses her laptop.  In the NJ Room the local AARP is meeting.  At the check -out desk a staffer is looking up the latest John Grisham title for someone while another staff member tracks down a Consumer Report review of snow blowers. This is a typical day at the Florham Park Public Library, where residents of all ages from infant to octogenarian find a library that fills their needs for books, PCs, newspapers, information, study space,…

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“Where were you?” Moments on Display

Be sure to leave a few extra minutes when you visit the library during November so you can view our display cases featuring a Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Assassination of JFK along with other Unforgettable Moments in Living History.  Share your experience on a sticky note located in the lobby and add it to our memory collection on the display cases. 

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Fall Happenings

This fall we have several programs for adults. You may attend the Second Sunday Series which is featuring lectures, Burial Rites and Wrongs; Avoiding the Undead, History of the Jersey Shore,  and a  Celtic Harp performance. Movies will be shown on the last Tuesday of the month. In October we will show Quartet staring Maggie Smith. Don’t forget – we have eBooks, Magazines and music that you can access with your own devices – just ask us and we will help you get started. If you are preparing for the SATs or want to brush up your other skills with practice tests try out the Learning Express link from our Digital Tab!  

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Summer Movie Series Concludes

The Summer Movie Series will conclude with a showing of The Great Gatsby for adults on the big screen in the Akoury Room at the library on Tuesday August 27th at 6:00 pm. Our regular schedule will resume in September. There will be a showing of a film for adults on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.

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Friends of the Florham Park Library Round Robin Bridge Group

The 2012-2013 season of Friends of the Florham Park Library Round Robin Bridge ended with a gathering for desserts and rounds of bridge.  Winners of the Singles were J. Fogarty & N. McMahon, 1st place; C. Schroop & J. Mountford, 2nd Place. Winners of Couples were L. & B. Oxenrider, 1st Place; L. & B. Collins, 2nd Place. If you wish to join the group please contact J. Mountford 973-377-9309.

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Florham Park Public Library Announces New Website

In a world laden with information, libraries play an important role in providing the public with free access to reliable information and media resources in a wide range of formats.  The Florham Park Public Library offers many print, media and electronic resources and would like to announce a new website to serve as an informative and easy-to-navigate portal to the many resources available at your library today.   Our previous website was a great tool in providing our patrons with access to the many databases and online resources available at home and in the library.  Now, using WordPress, we have expanded on this to create a website with more flexibility, including a dynamic calendar of events, links to social media, ease in updating and views that are informative, aesthetically-pleasing and easy-to-navigate.

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