Piscataway Library eNewsletter Vol 9 Issue 8


Please note: Both branches of Piscataway Library will be closed on Friday, April 27 for our annual Staff Development Day

Better Together

At the Piscataway Public Library and the Piscataway Public Library Foundation we are constantly striving to make Piscataway a better place to live, work, and play and we believe we can accomplish so much more when we work together.

You are invited to join us for our inaugural Better Together event on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:00-8:30pm.  This event will focus on networking and on harnessing our collective power to improve life in and around Piscataway, for everyone.

For more information, please visit http://pwaylibraryfoundation.org/better-together/

Friends 2018 Spring Book Sale

April 18 - April 22, Kennedy Library

  • Wednesday, 4/18: 6:30-8:30pm, Preview Night
  • Thursday, 4/19: 10:00am-8:30pm, Book Sale
  • Friday, 4/20: 10:00am-4:30pm, Book Sale
  • Saturday, 4/21: 10:00am-4:30pm, Bag Sale
  • Sunday, 4/22: 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.

New Jersey Makers Day Recap

Over 1,700 people attended out 4th Annual New Jersey Makers Day which was held on Saturday, March 10 at both Kennedy and Westergard. The Library partnered with over a dozen local makers and maker-based organizations to present STEAM-based education, entertainment, and making opportunities, ranging from origami and watercolor painting to drones, robots, and the opportunity to build a Morse code device!

We thank everyone -- our volunteers, exhibitors, and attendees -- for making New Jersey Makers Day such a success at Piscataway!

In April read a book about True Crime

For recommendations, check out our ARC Booklist at any branch or online at piscatawaylibrary.org/readingchallenges.

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category. Recommendation lists are available both online and in print at either branch. 
  • After finishing a book, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks. Only patrons 18+ can fill out contest entries. 
  • Each completed form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!  
  • If you complete any of our monthly challenges during the year, you are automatically entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. To win the Grand Prize, just attend at our Adult Reading Challenge End of the Year Celebration! One grand prize entry per patron.  
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for monthly suggestions!

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. Remember -- we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

Voter Registration Drive

New to the area? Want to switch affiliations in order to vote in the June primary elections? Just want to double check to see if you're registered to vote? We have you covered! 

Stop by our Voter Registration Table at Kennedy Library on Monday, April 9 from 10:00am-5:00pm. We will have Registration forms in a variety of languages and the ability to look up your voter registration status. 

Passport Day

Thinking about traveling abroad? Is your current Passport about to expire? If yes, then come to our Passport Day on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00am-5:00pm in the Kennedy Library Main Meeting Room.

A Postmaster will be on-site to handle both renewals and new applications.

For information on what documentation to bring and associated fees, please visit: https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm

Have an Immigration Question?

A representative from USCIS will be at Kennedy Library on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:00-5:00pm.

Stop by their table in the hallway to get answers to your immigration questions in person!

Remembering our Veterans

Join us in a special event to remember and commemorate our fallen veterans.

Guest speakers will include Carl J. Asszony, Member of the U.S. Air Force 1951-1955, and a panel of local veterans.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is available online here or by calling 732-463-1633 x6 or stopping by the Kennedy Information Desk.