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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 6, 2021
This May the Piscataway Public Library is celebrating Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month by highlighting books written by Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, books that feature APA protagonists, and memoirs about APA experiences. Whether you are looking to read fiction, nonfiction, a memoir, or a biography, visit our displays at Kennedy and Westergard […]...
Stress Awareness Month
April 21, 2021
There is so much that we juggle in our lives. This includes work, family, money, hobbies, and more. April is recognized as Stress Awareness Month. According to The American Institute of Stress, “77 percent of people experience stress that affects their physical health” and “73 percent of people have stress that impacts their mental health.” […]...
Library Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Hate
April 13, 2021
Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Hate Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, April 12, 2021 The Piscataway Public Library condemns the rise in abhorrent anti-Asian discrimination, xenophobic violence, and hate crimes in the United States which have escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand in solidarity with community members of Asian American, Asian, and Pacific Islander […]...
Page to Screen: Books that Inspired Oscar-Nominated Films
April 7, 2021
The 2021 Academy Awards are just around the corner! On April 25th the Oscars ceremony will begin at 8pm. This month, the Piscataway Public Library book displays are filled with popular titles that inspired a number of Oscar-nominated films. Whether you’re looking for an older title like Gone with the Wind or one of this […]...
Piscataway’s Doug Baldwin Named Librarian of the Year
April 1, 2021
Doug Baldwin, Piscataway Public Library’s Associate Director, was recently named the New Jersey Library Association’s Librarian of the Year. Doug’s duties at the Piscataway Public Library include coordinating the MiY Makerspace, where local residents can use 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, and other equipment, or take classes ranging from coding to crochet. […]...
More Reading to Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 27, 2021
Hi Piscataway, I’m Alli! I’m a page at Westergard and I just completed my Master’s in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers New Brunswick. I love to connect my interests: libraries, pop culture, and feminism, so I’m here to share some recommendations for feminist ebooks and audiobooks we have available at Piscataway Public Library! […]...
Women’s History Month
March 17, 2021
The Piscataway Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month this March! With an extensive collection of biographies, memoirs, and novels about the experiences of women, the Piscataway Public Library has everything you need to discover new female authors, writers, and stories that are assured to inspire! Here are some of the many titles on display: My […]...
2021 New Jersey Maker’s Day!
March 4, 2021
Join Piscataway Public Library from March 13th to March 20th to celebrate New Jersey Makers Day with a variety of events to participate in virtually! Whether you want to enhance your STEM, crafting, or manufacturing skills, the NJ Maker’s Day celebration is all about learning new skills and showcasing your talents. Programs are available to […]...
Celebrating Black History Month at Piscataway Public Library!
February 10, 2021
Black History Month is a monumental celebration of African Americans’ achievements and their primary role in American history. The rich legacy of African Americans is highlighted in a number of events held this month across the country. Also, contemporary literature that exhibits how impactful Black stories and works are every day plays a large role […]...
Join us for a Day of Racial Healing
January 18, 2021
The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and their Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation community partners, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire […]...