Annual Friends of the Library Mini-Fair to include Literary Festival

The Friends of the Secaucus Public Library are proud to announce many new events and attractions in store for attendees of this year’s Mini-Fair, starting with a new name for the day-long library festival. The event, in its 19th year, will now be called the Friends of the Library Annual Mini-Fair and Literary Festival, and will incorporate more library and literary themes. The Mini-Fair will take place on the library grounds on Saturday, September 17th, from 11 am to 4 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held during the same hours on Sunday, September 18th.

Among the new events planned as part of the Literary Festival are a local author panel, book signings, a marathon open mic reading and story hour, book-themed crafts for children and adults, and a Fictional Character Fashion Show. Winners of the library’s Summer Short Story Writing Contests and Adult Summer Reading Contest will also be announced during the Literary Festival. The annual Friends of the Library Mini-Fair/Used Book Sale is the group's main fundraiser and provides the means to maintain the library as the community's informational, cultural and educational hub. For more details or information, contact library director Jenifer May at 201-330-2083, ext. 4011 or at



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Friends of the Library second annual "Tea with Friends"

The Friends of the Secaucus Public Library will be holding its second annual "Tea with Friends" on Sunday, November 13th at 2:00pm. This event will be held at High Societea in Wayne, NJ. This years event will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with fall decorations and a selection of seasonal teas and refreshments. The ticket price of $40.00 will include unlimited cups of three preselected teas with sandwiches, scones and an assortment of other baked goods, along with transportation to and from the event. A portion of the ticket sales will go directly to the Friends of the Library's funding of cultural and educational library and events for children and adults.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15th at 9am on the second floor of the library. This event is strictly limited to the first fifty paid participants. Please call the library at 201-330-2083 x4011 or email to reserve your space or if you have any questions about the event.


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Nonfiction Book Group to Meet August 4

Secaucus Library’s nonfiction book group will meet 7 p.m. August 4 to discuss Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford. Night by Elie Wiesel was selected for discussion for the September 8 meeting partially to commemorate the Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor’s recent passing. Night is Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.

The nonfiction book group meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Secaucus Public Library. (The second Thursday for September and December.) At each meeting the group votes on selections for upcoming meetings. 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.

Accountability Club

Secaucus Public Library is pleased to announce a New Club starting June 20th Many people have goals to accomplish but it can be tough to stay motivated when you have no one to be accountable to. What we will be doing in this club: Discuss our goals, Learn about and set SMART goals, Track your own progress, Show up motivating each other to stay committed to ours plans. Clock in Mondays from 9:30am-10:30am, Have some coffee/tea and healthy snacks. Write down your goals for the week ahead.

Hope to see you bright and early Monday morning.

Danielle, Secaucus Library staff member & graduate student pursuing a Masters degree in Library Information science

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The Secaucus Public Library meeting of the Millennial Book Club will be on August 19th at 6:30pm in the Panasonic room. Light refreshments will be served.  The meetings will continue on the third Friday of every month at the same time. The Conversion by Katherine Howe. To reserve a copy of the book use the online catalog or call the Library. The book club is open to ages 16 to 35. Registration is strongly advised and can be done through the library's website at or by calling the library. For more information contact the library at 201-330-2083.

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