Looking for your next great reading fix? Get personalized recommendations from a JPL Librarian – for all ages! Fill out a form at http://johnsonlib.org/bookfix and you’ll receive a list of suggestions in 2-3 business days. Happy reading!
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¿Buscando su próxima lectura? Complete este formulario para obtener recomendaciones personalizadas de un bibliotecario de JPL: http://johnsonlib.org/bookfix Lectura Personalizada le enviará un correo electrónico con los títulos que coinciden con sus intereses y preferencias.
The Resume Remedy is a handy and easy to fill out form you can use to send all your details to a JPL librarian to be formatted into a stellar resume. Don’t fumble around on your smartphone any longer! Please allow three business days to receive your shiny new resume. Service limited to Hackensack residents. Fill out a form here: http://johnsonlib.org/resumeremedy
Citizenship Mock Interviews by Phone Available by appointment
Do you want to practice for your Citizenship interview? Citizenship Mock Interviews by phone are available by appointment. Call Michelle at 551-286-8244 between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday – Saturday or email email@example.com
Servicio al Cliente Por Teléfono
Servicio al cliente en Español está disponible por teléfono Lunes a Viernes de 9am a 5pm. Por favor llame al 551-286-8244.
Tell Me a Story – Online Storytelling Hour Thursday, January 7, 7-8pm
Stories help us form connections as we realize what we have in common instead of dwelling on the differences. Come share a favorite story of yours during this special event held on Zoom. Please register if you plan to attend – whether you plan to tell a story or just listen to and appreciate others’ stories! Be aware that this event will be recorded and possibly shared on social media. To register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/jplstoryjan2021
From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century Thursday, January 14, 7-8pm
Bergenfield Public Library, Englewood Public Library, Fort Lee Public Library, Hackensack’s Johnson Public Library, and Teaneck Public Library have partnered to host authors and scholars A. Kirsten Mullen and William Darity, Jr. for a virtual discussion of their book. From Here to Equality examines the economic divide between black and white Americans and makes a comprehensive case for how a reparations program for U.S. descendants of slavery could close that gap. Registration is required to attend this Zoom event, and all are welcome. Learn more or register here: https://tinyurl.com/fromheretoequality
YA Books for Adult Readers Book Club Saturday, January 16, 11am-12pm
Join us for our virtual meeting! We’ll be discussing Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. New members are always welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information.
Hackensack Creates…Virtually – Quilled Snowflakes Wednesday, January 20, 6:30-8pm
Meet online to put together quilled snowflakes. Register by Monday, January 18. After you receive your confirmation email you can pick up your craft kit at the library beginning on Friday, January 15. You will need craft glue or a glue stick and scissors (optional) from home. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/jplhcjan2021
Know Your Rights Webinar Thursday, January 21, 2-3pm
The Johnson Public Library and Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) present a free legal “Know Your Rights” webinar. Find out the legal requirements and considerations for NJ Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. There will also be time for YOUR questions. Myra Metzger from Northeast New Jersey Legal Services will present. Register here and you will receive a confirmation email with your link to join the conversation: https://tinyurl.com/jplrightsjan2021
Virtual Veterans’ Benefits Q&A Friday, January 22, 2:30-3:30pm
Learn all about your VA Benefits from a representative of the Department of Veteran Affairs. The info session will be followed by Q&A so make sure to have your questions ready! No need to register – click the link below to join on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/jplveterans2021
Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club – on Zoom! Saturday, January 23, 10-11am
This month we will discuss: Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History by Helene Stapinski. Please feel free to join us. We ask that you read at least 200 pages of the book if you wish to participate in the discussion. Questions? Contact Kate Cannarozzi, (201) 343-4169, email@example.com
Open Mic Night Thursday, January 28, 7-9pm
Looking for great entertainment mixed with stimulating conversation? Missing the usual outlets or audiences to share your talent? Even if you’d just like to listen to the performers, please join us. We will run the event via Zoom – register here: https://tinyurl.com/jplomjan2021. You will receive an email with a link so you can join at the start time. Performers, please keep content rated R and under. This event will be recorded and possibly shared on social media.
Fit To Be Lit Book Club Friday, January 29, 11am-12pm
Come join us on Zoom for a thoughtful and lively discussion of some of today’s best Literary Fiction! This month’s selection is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. This much beloved novel is considered a classic of American fiction. Please email Melina Halpin with questions or to register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual ESL Conversation Class Mondays at 4pm; Wednesdays at 10:30am (No class January 18)
This Zoom class (high intermediate to advanced English level) can help you get comfortable speaking English in a social setting by learning new vocabulary and pronunciation. Register here:
After registering you will receive more information about this class. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira, 551-286-8244 (9am-5pm ) or email email@example.com
Talk with the Social Work Intern Mondays, 9am-5pm; Thursdays, 12-8pm (January 4 – April 20)
A Partnership with Rutgers School of Social Work. The social work intern can provide an ear or help with specific services including finding community resources, assisting with managing emotions and developing coping skills, relaxation techniques, resume building and job search, college information and resources, career or life planning, time management, and discussion groups-by age/gender/topic. Meetings by appointment over the phone or Zoom. To learn more or sign up for a session, contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-343-4169 x22.
Gallery: Life in Faces by Dorothy Mae Morton
November 2020-January 2021
In this collection of portraits in pencil, Dorothy recreates striking images of both celebrity and everyday people.
FOR ADULTS & TEENS
New Year, New You Bingo Tuesday, January 26, 6:30-7:30pm
Join the social work intern for a fun night of New Year’s Resolution Bingo. When 2021 begins, track your habits using the nifty bingo board to win! The beginning of a new year is a great time to set some lifestyle changes for yourself. The Bingo board is a guide to small wellness changes you can make that go a long way. Pay attention to which items on the Bingo board you complete throughout the month because we will be playing Bingo on that same board on January 26th at 6:30 on Zoom. The winner gets a gift card to a local store! Bingo boards will be available for pick up starting December 21. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/jplbingo Questions? Email email@example.com or call 201-343-4169 x22.
FOR TEENS FREE for students in Grades 7-12.
Questions? Contact Keri Adams, YA Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-343-4169 x30.
Teen Tuesday: Trivia Night Tuesday, January 12, 7-8pm
We’ll use Kahoot for a fast-paced, fun night of pop culture trivia on all different topics. A second device is helpful, but you can do a split screen on your school Chromebook to participate. Registration required to receive Zoom Link: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7305815
Teen Tuesday: Game Night Tuesday, January 26, 7-8pm
Give your brain a break from school and join us for some fun online games. A second device is helpful for answering questions, but you can do a split screen on your school Chromebook to participate. Registration required to receive Zoom Link: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7305818
FOR CHILDREN Please contact Mari Zigas, Head of Children’s Services, with any questions at
The Children’s Department is currently open for quick pick-ups only. All programs will be offered virtually.
Winter Reading Challenge Monday, January 4 – Friday, February 26th for all ages
Join the Winter Reading Challenge! Print a log sheet (https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7315216) to track your activities. Complete at least five activities to be entered in the raffle! The winner will receive a $25 gift card to a place of their choosing and a prize bundle. Please take a picture of the completed log sheet and send it to email@example.com no later than February 26th.
Winter StoryWalk January 4th – 31st – for all ages
Throughout the entire month of January, kids can read a winter-themed story while they walk around the library. A page will be found in a different location around the building, beginning in our rock garden at the Main Street entrance. StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure without electronic devices!
Grab & Go Activity Kits Available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk during library hours – for all ages
Pick up a different set of activity kits every week! We will have free take-home crafts for all ages, along with coloring sheets & crayons and STEM activities. Supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis.
JPL Kids on Goodreads
Follow the Children’s Department on Goodreads to see staff reviews on children’s books and keep up with what we’re reading! We would love to see what books you’re reading at home, too! https://www.goodreads.com/jplkids.
Barks & Books: Read with Brady on Zoom Saturday, January 9th, at 11am for all ages
We love to read with our therapy dog, Brady! A lovable yellow lab, Brady enjoys picture books and the occasional early reader. Come hang out with Brady on Zoom, read him a book and see him get a treat! Registration required: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7314676