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      New Providence Library's most checked out nonfiction in the first half of 2024: (Pic of titles tied for #4 or #7. The rest are checked out!)

1. Fiske Guide to Colleges

2. Atomic Habits : Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results : an Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

2. The Comfort of Crows : a Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl

4. Gut Check : Unleash the Power of your Microbiome to Reverse Disease and Transform Your Mental, Physical, and Emotional Health by Steven Gundry

4. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

4. Sugarless : a 7-Step Plan to Uncover Hidden Sugars, Curb Your Cravings, and Conquer Your Addiction by Nicole Avena

7. 5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver

7. The Best ... Colleges by the Princeton Review

7. The Counterfeit Countess : the Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust by Elizabeth B. White

7. The Final Witness : a Kennedy Secret Service Agent Breaks His Silence After 60 Years by Paul Landis

7. Fodor's Essential Spain

7. House Love : a Joyful Guide to Cleaning, Organizing, and Loving the Home You're In by Patric Richardson

7. Never Enough : When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic--and What We Can Do About It by Jennifer Breheny Wallace

7. The Noom Kitchen : 100 Healthy, Delicious, Flexible Recipes for Every Day

7. Oath and Honor : a Memoir and a Warning by Liz Cheney

7. The Pioneer Woman Cooks : Dinner's Ready! : 112 Fast and Fabulous Recipes for Slightly Impatient Home Cooks by Ree Drummond

7. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door

7. The Wager : a Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann

7. White House Wild Child : How Alice Roosevelt Broke All the Rules and Won the Heart of America by Shelley Fraser Mickle
      Our Summer Session of Tiny Baby Tales kicked off this week!  It was the perfect escape from the heat and wonderful opportunity to learn, explore and make new friends!
      #montvillemomsnj #SummerReading2024 #morriscountynj #montvillenj
      It's Craft Night again!  This month we are tackling Origami! Whether you are an experienced crafter or a newbie, our monthly craft nights feature easy to do and fun projects for crafters of all levels.  Ages 18+. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/julycraftnight
      Thank you to @therebeccacollection and @bernardsvillefarmersmarket for partnering as Passport locations for Summer Reading! 

Remember, our amazing Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays at the Train Station from 9AM-1PM- be sure to stop by tomorrow to get your sticker and mission passcode!  Then take a short walk up the block to visit Sharon at the Rebecca Collection to get your sticker and code there too!
      Learn how to Geocache
Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm
Recommended for teens and adults
Please register in advance.
      Teens & Adults came together to play Board Games! #montvillenj #morriscountylibrarynj #montvillemomsnj #LoveLibraries
      Beat the heat - come to the Library for Friday Films!  Movie starts at 1pm!  No Registration Needed.  This movie is rated PG-13
      Hermie is especially excited about the latest Take Home Craft, inspired by Marcus Pfister's "The Rainbow Fish!" Ask the Children's Desk staff where you can find "Rainbow Fish" books and grab a Take Home Craft on your way out. Available beginning today, while supplies last.

Take Home Crafts are located above the Children's Room Book Drop. 🌈🐟🐠 #takehomecraft #librariesofinstagram #njlibraries #chathamborough #chathamtownship #chathamhermie #hermiethehermitcrab #chathamnj #rainbowfish #marcuspfister #summerreading
      You don't need a far off travel destination as an excuse to learn a new language.  Did you know that nothing challenges the brain like learning a language? It helps your gray matter grow and helps to stave off cognitive decline and mental aging.

Learning a new language is at your fingertips with Mango - a downloadable app that you can use anywhere and it's FREE with your library card! And you can choose from 70 world languages!

Click on the Mango tile on our website to get started. Or stop in if you need additional information or help.

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#wtplibrary #wtmorris #longvalleynj #longvalleynjcommunity
      #montvillenj #SummerReading2024 #readingadventures2024 #morriscountynj
      We had a wild time with Ms. Debbie from WildNJ, where we learned about animal tracks, painted animal foot prints including bears, foxes, and skunks!
      Our collaborative art piece is coming together! Can you guess what it’s going to be?
      Do you have an important Zoom meeting you need to attend without any distractions? Or maybe you need to collaborate on a project with others and need a quiet space. WTPL has a Quiet Study room that is available to use for FREE.  It has capacity for up to 15 and access to our free WiFi.

You can check the room's availability and reserve it at:  wtpl.libcal.com/space/146889

If you have questions, please call us at 908-876-3596 or stop in.

#wtplibrary  #wtmorris  #longvalleynj  #longvalleynjcommunity
      Calling all Garden enthusiasts!  Join us and other MAIN Libraries for this exciting virtual program on the history of the New York Botanical Gardens exhibits.  Register here: https://tinyurl.com/NYBGexhibits
      Thank you to @shravyakag for her wonderful photographs of both Parsippany residences  and the community. In addition, thank you to everyone who came to the reception last night. It was great to talk about their oral history project. Thank you to @colabarts for conducting their interviews. And thank you to the Morris County Heritage commission for funding this project. For more portraits and photographs as well as the interviews please visit our website. #oralhistory #morriscounty #parsippany #parsippanynj #parsippanylibrary #parlib #photographs #localhistory
      Having a Bernardsville Library card has SO many perks!! 

Did you know that if you show your Bernardville Public Library card at the Bridgewater Shake Shack you will receive 10% off your order?  But hurry, offer expires 8/31/24 🍔🍟
      Looking for a fun way to beat the heat?  Check out our amazing Museum Pass Program and reserve your tickets today!

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library, the NEW Bernardsville Library Museum Pass program allows Bernardsville Library card holders to check out passes for free admission and special discounts at select locations in the metropolitan area. 

For a video tutorial, more information and to reserve a pass, please visit: https://zurl.co/AwAp
      La Leche League of Rockaway will meet at the library on Friday, July 12th at 10:30 am.
      #njlibraries #montvillenj #morriscountynj #SummerReading2024 #Montvillemomsnj
      Erica enjoys a true crime story at the beach with her Bendy Friend. #njlibraries #SummerReading2024 #lovelibraries #montvillnj #montvillmomsnj #summerreadingadventure
      Learn to wrap and roll your own creative combo, and then eat your sweet creations when you’re done! 

Open to ages 13-18 (grades 7+); Registration is required: https://zurl.co/LfMN
      July is Disability Pride Month! Children’s Specialized Hospital would like to share information about an upcoming webinar about services and supports provided by New Jersey Human Services for individuals with disabilities.

Scan the QR Code or open Zoom and enter the Zoom Meeting ID & Passcode to join the webinar on July 25 at 12 pm.
      The Parsippany Library launched a partnership with coLAB Arts to produce oral histories and photo essays documenting the local and immigrant experiences of our Asian community. With the support of a Morris County Heritage Commission re-grant award, oral histories, and photos were created and will be displayed at a public exhibition hosted by the library. The library will host a reception for this project tonight, Wednesday, July 10th from 7-8 pm. @shravyakag @colabarts #oralhistory #parsippany #parsippanynj #parsippanylibrary #parlib
      If you love a great whodunit, join us at WTPL for "Murder, Mystery and Magic!", a whodunit with a magical twist where everyone is a suspect! Come prepared to be amazed and amused by magician and mind-reader Mark Zacharia. This program is geared towards adults, but it is family friendly!

Wednesday, July 17th, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Registration is required, so please sign up at:  wtpl.libcal.com/event/12175862

#wtplibrary  #wtmorris  #longvalleynj  #longvalleynjcommunity
      Art Journaling Hour for Adults
Tuesday, July 16 at 4 pm
      While it was a hot one yesterday, we still beat the heat while walking Patriot's Path down by the Cooper Gristmill for our Trails and Tales. We looked for motorcycle riding witches named Hocus, Pocus, and Focus and found evidence of them throughout the walk. Don't miss our next Trails and Tales on July 23 when we walk around Koehler Pond!
      It’s pretty self-explanatory 📚✨
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#newprovidencenj #librariesofinstagram
      It's SHARK WEEK!!
If you want to delve deep, check out our display of SHARKS AND SHIPWRECKS at the Denville Public Library!
#denvillelibrary #librarydisplays #sharkweek2024
      Reminder: Your Bernardsville Library is fortunate to have a generator and we are pleased to be able to offer a cooling and charging space for our Community! Stay well!
      What?! 21 new authors have been added to the bestsellers club in regular print and 11 more in large print?! Check them out now at wtpl.org/bestsellers-clubs/
      Look where the Bendy Buddy landed on this reading adventure! A beautiful picturesque place!#montvillenj #morriscountynj #LoveLibraries #montvillemomsnj
      We are getting ready for tomorrow night’s reception! Please stop by the main library between seven and eight tomorrow evening to view the photographs from our oral history, project and meet the photographer @shravyakag @colabarts @morriscountynj #oralhistory #photoessay #parsippany #parsippanynj #parsippanylibrary #parlib
      Our LEGO building program today filled up quickly and was a huge hit!  Children used their imaginations and built some amazing creations!

Next time you are in the Library, be sure to check them out on display on the shelf in front of the local history room. 😃
      Free Blood Pressure Screenings on Wednesday, July 10th at 1:30 pm
      What is spackle art? A popular trend using spackle (yes, the same stuff used on walls!) to create textured artworks with endless possibilities! You can color the spackle ahead of time, leave it white, or paint it after drying- let your creativity shine. Whether you glob it on with a palette knife, carefully pipe it out with cake decorating tips, or use a combination of both, there’s something for everyone with this versatile craft! Want to make your own at the library? Think your kids would love it too? Sign up (using our library events calendar) for our Family Maker Time Workshop (for ages 9+ with a parent, guardian, or caretaker 18+) on Weds. July 31st at 2:30 PM in our Makerspace! Don’t miss out on the fun! 😁

Are you ready to make your own?

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