Nonfiction Book Group to Meet September 8

Secaucus Library’s nonfiction book group will meet 7 p.m. September 8 to discuss Night by Elie Wiesel. The group selected the book 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 Witches: Salem, 1692 by Pulitzer Prize winning author Stacy Schiff was selected for the October 6 book discussion. Listed by Time magazine as one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2015, The Witches: Salem, 1692 promises to help us understand the incredible hysteria that left fourteen women and five men hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.

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.

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Mom’s Time Out - A Book Club for Moms

Calling all moms! The library is happy to announce the start of a new book club just for moms! Come and discuss books, meet other moms and share experiences. The club will meet on the last Monday of every month at 9:45 am in the library's Panasonic room starting September 26th.

The first book will be After Birth by Elisa Albert. Reserve a copy using the online catalog or call the library. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Sign up online using the library's calendar of events page. For more information, Call Librarian Lisa Machno at 201-330-2083 x4005.

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Teen Movie Club

Join the Teen Movie Club! Come and watch movies, eat snacks, meet new people or come with friends. A bried discussion will be held after the movie. Club members will discuss a new genre each month, and then vote on a movie to watch. The club will meet on the first Friday of every month in the Panasonic Room starting September 2nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The first movie will be Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer and Mary-Kate Olsen. The club is open to ages 13-18 only and light refreshments will be provided. Sign up online using the calendar of events page. For more information, call 201-330-2083 x4005.

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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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