Friends 2017 Fall Books Sale
October 25 - October 29, Kennedy Library
- Wednesday, 10/25: 6:30-8:30pm, Preview Night
- Thursday, 10/26: 10:00am-8:30pm, Book Sale
- Friday, 10/27: 10:00am-4:30pm, Book Sale
- Saturday, 10/28: 10:00am-4:30pm, Bag Sale
- Sunday, 10/29: 1:00pm-4:30pm, Bag Sale
Preview Night is specially held for Friends members. Not a member? Visit either Kennedy or Westergard Library to pick up an application. The Friends of the Library are an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to supporting the Piscataway Library system.
National Friends of the Library Week
October 15-21, 2017
We thank our Friends of the Library for all their support. The Friends have provided new carpet for Kennedy and Westergard, new furniture, funds for programming, and much more! Support the Friends by becoming a member! Your annual membership is tax deductible, and you can sign up with an individual membership for as low as $5.00 a year. All members receive a copy of the Friends of Piscataway Public Library Newsletter as well as access to Friends' Nights at our two book sales each year. A membership of $25 or more entitles you to have a book gift-plated in your honor.
Sunday, October 8, 2:00pm
“American Radicals and the Great War: World War I and the Battle between Victorian and Modern Values.”
Join us as Rutgers Professor Dr. Beryl Satter presents this talk about the effects of the Great War at home, including perspectives on changing societal values and norms during that time.
A discussion will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
For more information and to register for these programs, visit or call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6.
Piscataway Public Library is a proud recipient of the World War I and America Grant from Library of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, this grant enables us to bring together veterans and the general public to explore the American experience of the war and its role in shaping the contemporary world.
Community Food Drive
October 16 - October 20
Join the Piscataway Rotary in the collection of food and monetary donations to support our local food bank, FISH Inc.
Rotary will be collecting food items, including non-perishable canned foods, shelf-stable milk, cereals, instant potatoes, rice, personal care items, household cleaning products, pet food. Donation bins can be found outside of Shop and Stop on October 22 & 29 and at both branches of Piscataway Library, Piscataway Town Hall and at partnering local businesses.
Monetary donations are much needed as well.
For a tax deductible donation, please write the check to Fish, Inc. Mail to:
PO BOX 1205
Piscataway, NJ 08855
Re: Rotary Community Food Drive
If your business or organization would like to partner with Piscataway Rotary on our Community Food Drive, please contact our President, Nalaka Dias, email@example.com.
Participating Partners: L'Oreal USA, Super Stop and Shop, Hapag Lloyd, Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School (Piscataway), Piscataway Township, Piscataway Public Library, Provident Bank, Liberty Mutual, Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, Grace Alliance Church: 240 Stelton Rd
Visit www.piscatawayrotary.org for more information
Please join us on Saturday, October 14 at 3:00pm for Halloween Staries with Master Storyteller Charles Kiernan.
This program will take place in the Westergard Teen Room. No registration is necessary.
Adult Reading Challenge
For October, read a book that will scare you (fiction or nonfiction).
For recommendations, check out our ARC Booklist at any branch or online at piscatawaylibrary.org/readingchallenges . Don't forget, a prize is awarded each month!
How it works:
- During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category.
- After finishing a read, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks.
- Each completed entry form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!
- Extra monthly entries can also be earned by writing a short book review in our Piscataway Recommends notebook by the Information Desk.
- If you complete any of our monthly challenges, you will ALSO be entered to win our GRAND PRIZE chosen at the end of the year! Only one grand prize entry per patron.