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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Public Library August program listings

For children, the operative word at the Library is fun! The Bonetti Children’s Room at the Main Library and theCunningham Branch will be hosting a program by Cherese Bracey, who will be reading from his book, Story Time Friends!, accompanied by her storybook character, Reesie Reader. Cherese Bracey appeared at the Library’s 2011 book festival. Her biography from the festival program appears below:

Cherese Bracey is a devout Christian, early childhood educator, entrepreneur & author. Together with her brother and husband, she began a small family based company, Morris & Bracey Entertainment that is geared toward children’s entertainment, spiritual novels, & community outreach. She started her career in childcare at the age of 19 working at a childcare center that provided a learning environment for children in need. It was during this experience when she realized her desire to become a role model for children with a strong focus on those who came from hurting backgrounds and tough times. She discovered that children who are less fortunate need positive individuals to pattern after, and that love and laughter are ingredients for healthy emotions. During her career in teaching, Cherese discovered she had a gift for encouraging children to become the best they could be by expressing the importance of staying positive and loving to read. During her childhood, she would use books as a comfort tool through stressful times and has used this example in her life which has since given birth to early literacy advocates, Reesie Reader & Bookie. (Xlibris)

FYI…The Summer Reading Program ends on Friday, August 16. Keep cool!
Special Programs:

* Bonetti Children’s Room, Main Library, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4519 – For Children: Author Cherese Bracey. Come in and meet Cherese’s Special Guest – Reesie Reader – direct from the book, Story Time Friends! / Monday, August 5 @ 11 a.m.

* Cunningham, 275 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4555 – For Children: Author Cherese Bracey. Come in and meet Cherese’s Special Guest – Reesie Reader – direct from the book, Story Time Friends! / Monday, August 12 @ 10:30 a.m.

Miller Branch Library Teen Center:

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Parents & Teens (ages 13-18): Miller Branch Library Teen Center! / Founded to enrich the lives of Jersey City Teens by offering a comprehensive program to include quality leisure, social, and educational services in the form of both drop-in and organized activities / Come join!!!

Ongoing Programs:

Jersey City Historical Project, 4th Floor, Main, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-6951 – NEW Book: Young Frank Hague and the Lucky Horseshoe – Available at Barnes & Noble, online & in bookstores.
/ Permanent Schedule on JC1: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays @ 11 a.m. & 11 p.m. Videos rotate monthly, except January, May and December. August: Parade of the Shantytown Dead. / On Comcast, Channel 51: Airing of NEW video, Invasion of the Reds. / Each Monday @ 5 p.m. and each Friday @ 8:30 p.m. / Airing of videos, by storyteller Bob Leach, Parade of the Shantytown Dead, The Eyes of St. Joseph (Mysterious Lights in a Church Steeple), and Hague Captures Kenny Killer: On Comcast cable in Jersey City, Channel 51: Times vary; programming now filler.

Ongoing Programs (cont’d):

Jersey City Library Literacy Program, 1st Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-547-4518 – For Age 16 & Up: Classes in Basic Literacy & Citizenship for ESL Conversational English speakers. / Jersey City Library Literacy Program. A United Way Member Agency.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Kinship Caregiver Support Group – A Program at Five Corners Branch Library, presented in conjunction with the State of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program. / Second Wednesday of the Month, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Everyone: Falun Dafa Meditation / Monday evenings / 6 – 7:30 p.m. / Falun Dafa is practiced by over 100 million people worldwide. It is a high-level cultivation practice guided by the characteristics of the universe: Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance. “Cultivation” means, continuously striving to harmonize oneself with these universal principles. These are five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE! For more information: www.falundafa.org.

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Children (grades K-3): Read to Ella! Ella loves children and loves listening to stories in the library! Come read your favorite stories to Ella, a very friendly dog. Ella is a Golden Retriever and a certified therapy dog. She will be accompanied by her trainer, Patricia Redden. Adults must accompany children under 8 years old and are expected to remain in the library during programs. / Fridays @ 3:30 p.m. / Children learning to read see a dog as a non-threatening, non-critical listener.

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Ladies: Crochet Club. / Mondays @ 3 p.m.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Everyone: Library Tours! / Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Take a tour of the Miller Branch Library to learn more about the building and its services. Reservations required for tours. Daycare centers, school programs, organizations… All welcome!!!

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Adults Learning Spanish: Wednesdays, from 4 – 6 p.m. Spanish lessons – Back by popular demand!!!! Instructor: Mrs. Vilma Gomez.

Miller, 489 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4551 – For Young Adults: Free-Teens is in the house! It’s your space. It’s my space. It’s our space! Come join us! Every Wednesday, from 5 – 7 p.m. Stop at Miller Branch to learn more, and register.

Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Adults: Monthly Book Club / Thursday, August 15 @ 6:30 p.m. / August Book (Continued) Discussion: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon.

West Bergen, 476 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, 201-547-4554 – For Ladies: Crochet Club / Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. / August 7, 14, 21 & 28. / All ladies welcome!

August Movies: www.jclibrary.org FREE

Five Corners, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-547-4543 – For Adults: Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. / August 7: Broken City. / August 14: A Good Day to Die Hard. / August 21: Side Effects. / August 28: Snitch.

Greenville, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. 201-547-4553 – For Children: Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. TBD

Heights, 14 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307, 201-547-4556 – For Adults: Thursdays @ 1 p.m. /
August 01: Quartet. / August 08: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. / August 15: 42. / August 22: Unconditional. /
August 29: Admission.

Pavonia, 326 Eighth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-547-4808 – For Adults: Mondays @ 5 p.m. / August 5:
The Guilt Trip. / August 12: Identity Thief. / August 19: Side Effects. / August 26: The Sessions.

Summer Reading Program 2013 / Monday, June 24th through Friday, August 16th:

Featuring… Games * Great Reads * Movies * Exciting Trips * Live Performances * & much more!

Registration starts: Saturday, June 1st

Where: Bonetti Children’s Room (Main Library), All 9 Branches & the Bookmobile!

SRP 2013 Theme: Children: Dig Into READING / YAs: Beneath the Surface

Movies – Summer Reading Prog 2013 @ Jersey City Free Public Library (June 24 – August 16)

Children: * Brave * Diary of a Wimpy Dog: Dog Days * Ice Age: Continental Drift * Rise of the Guardians * Wreck-It Ralph * Hotel Transylvania * Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted *

YAs: * Life of Pi * The Dark Knight Rises * Here Comes the Boom * The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey * Snow White & the Huntsman * Battleship * The Perks of Being a Wallflower * Beasts of the Southern Wild *

Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City Bonetti Children’s Room, 1st Floor, 201-547-4519:

Children’s Schedule (K-5): 11 a.m. – 12 Noon / Mondays: Crafts / Tuesdays: Reading Club / Wednesdays: Computers & Games / Thursdays: Reading Club / Fridays: Movie

Young Adults Schedule (Grades 6-8): 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. / Mondays: Crafts / Tuesdays: Book Chat / Wednesdays: Computers & Games / Thursdays: Book Chat / Fridays: Movie

Have Fun with Digital Library!

The Jersey City Free Public Library offers the digital service, Digital Library – a collection of audio books, eBooks, music and video to download. Valid library cardholders who download the necessary software can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting http://jclibrary.org/digitallibrary.php. The great thing? At the end of the 10-day lending period, the digital titles automatically expire, which means, no one ever accumulates late fees or has to worry about returning damaged items.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Green Villain BBQ series Lafayette garden

This saturday join us for our third installment of the Green Villain BBQ series hosted at the Lafayette Community Learning Garden. Our line up includes 5 Jersey City residents & 1 New Yorker. All proceeds will be directed to More Than A Race's Summer Camp: Rest, Relax & Respect, a 3-day boys only retreat that focuses on Healthy life-styles, career choices and self empowerment.
Check out a video from last month's BBQ and if you have not joined the event page, please do. It will keep you updated on the upcoming events in Aug and Sept that are taking place in the garden.
July 27, 2012
12PM - 6PM
314 Pacific Ave, Jersey City
$20 Donation yields entry + River Horse Brewery Keg + MCCDC BBQ
< $20 yields entry and ability to purchase MCCDC BBQ (NO keg)
Dakini9 (Plan B RecordingsDave Q (Dub War) Nicuri (Strength)
Jamal Jacobs (Neighborhood Chiefs) 
Cloy & Em-Et (Green VillainRWD.FM)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Creative Grove under Siege Finale 2013

Grassroots Community Space and Sirelo Entertainment present a summer of music dance and art demonstrations that will highlight the creative grandeur that is our city!

7/26 is our 2013 season closer at Creative Grove Artist Market. We have had a wonderful time with our friends and neighbors and we would like to thank everyone for their love and support!

Music selection by DJ DeepJust Aquabeat

Joining us on this special Friday are all of these creative activities and more, stay tuned. =)

- Rockasorri - Outdoor Performance. rockasorri.com
*Rockasorri & Grassroots present a new kids music program starting in August: Rock & Roots for kids ages 1 - 5*

- Cuda (Community for Urban Dance & Art) cudaculture.org

- Baladi Beats - Belly Dance Performance by 
Tarik Sultan. tariksultan.com

- Bollywood Funk NYC - Bollywood Dance Fusion by Ayesha Khanna and a Special Surprise! bollywoodfunknyc.com

- Heart & Soul Cooking - Nutrition & Tastings. heartnsoulcatering.com

- Sayosen Ryu - Martial Arts Demonstration

- Mastee Dance - Kids Bhangra Performance
For more detailed info on any of these programs please visit: grassrootscommunityspace.com