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Literary Speed Dating

In honor of Valentine’s Day please join us for our first Literary Speed Dating event. Participants are encouraged to bring a book to break the ice and meet other readers for a chance to make a connection and share their love of books! In classic speed dating style, each attendee will have 4-5 minutes to talk with every participant. After the circuit is completed, there will be some time after the official dating period for people to mingle.

This event is free and aimed at adults ages 21-39 and all literary tastes. Light refreshments will be served. Please register online using the library's calendar of events page. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Technology Librarian Lisa Ferzola at 201-330-2083 x4005 or email lisa.ferzola@secaucus.bccls.org.

 

Free English Classes

The Secaucus Public Library welcomes foreign speaking adults who either want to learn the basics of the English language or want to improve skills they already have. The classes will start on Friday, March 4th and will run though Friday, April 1st from 1:00pm-3:00pm. If interested please call 201-330-2083 ext. 4014 or email gladys.tous@secaucus.bccls.org.

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Secaucus Library Nonfiction Book Group to Meet February 4th

Popular bestseller The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown will be discussed at Secaucus Library’s February 4th nonfiction book group meeting at 7 p.m. This book celebrates the American Olympic triumph of nine working-class boys detailing their challenges and victories during the Depression through pre- war Germany.

Another bestseller, The Wright Brothers by two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough, will be the subject of the Thursday, March 3rd meeting. This work details how two unschooled bicycle mechanics ushered in the age of flight.

The group meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Secaucus Public Library. Copies of books are available at the library as well as a limited number of e-book copies. Registration for the discussion group is strongly encouraged and can be done through the library’s website or by calling library director Jenifer May at 201-330-2083 x4011.

 Library to start Poetry Discussion Group for Adults

Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center is very happy to announce the launch of a poetry discussion group to add to it's newly expanded series of monthly literary programs. The first meeting will be held at 7pm on January 19th in the library's Panasonic Room. The meetings will then continue on the third Tuesday of every month.

The meetings will be led by Donna Carlson, who taught Writer's Workshop courses as well as Advanced Placement English Literature and Language for over 25 years at Secaucus High School. The meeting in January will focus on the works of William Carlos Williams, a native of Rutherford, NJ. Williams (1883-1963) won the first National Award for Poetry, recognizing both the 3rd volume of Paterson and Selected Poems, the Pulitzer Prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems (1962) and the Gold Medal for Poetry of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Poetry selections will be provided to all attendees in the meeting. For more information or to register, call Library Director Jenifer may at 201-330-2083 x4011 or email May@secaucus.bccls.org.

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Memoir Writing Workshop to start at library on January 5th

 

Secaucus Public Library is happy to announce that the first meeting of its new memoir-writing group will be held on Tuesday, January 5th at 7pm.  The group will meet in the Panasonic Meeting Room on the library’s second floor and is open to all adults over the age of 18. The group will continue to meet on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Donna Carlson, who taught Writer's Workshop courses as well as Advanced Placement English Literature and Languages for over 25 years at Secaucus High School, will lead the workshops. The memoir-writing workshop is one of two new literary programs Carlson will be leading at the library this January. The second program, a poetry discussion group, will start on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm. More information regarding the poetry discussion group will be announced shortly. Registration for both groups is strongly encouraged and can be done through the library’s website or by calling library director Jenifer May at 201-330-2083 x4011.

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Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed!

The Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center is looking for volunteer tutors. If you are enthusiastic, patient, encouraging, and desiring to help others learn the English language, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. No experience required.

Volunteer tutors intake form

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