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Getting Help or Giving Help, post-Sandy

NJ.com has posted a comprehensive article with lots of information for people who still need help after Hurricane Sandy. The article has information on Federal, State, and Local aid, as well as a list of shelters and charging stations.

For information on where to volunteer, click here.

For information on donating to food banks, The Salvation Army, and The Red Cross, click here.

There are also many resources available on recovery/volunteering on NJ 2-1-1.

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Help from libraries after Sandy

Unfortunately, the Lincoln Park Public Library has been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29. However, lots of other NJ libraries have been able to open their doors and help out communities that have been affected by widespread power outages. We wish we could do the same in Lincoln Park.

Take a look at these photos compiled by NJ librarians, and see how libraries have become safe havens for patrons during Sandy’s aftermath.

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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New Books: Casual Vacancy

Have you heard? J.K. Rowling has moved on from Harry Potter and written a new novel for adults.

The early death of a small-town councilman reveals deep-rooted conflicts in the seemingly idyllic community of Pagford, which rapidly deteriorates in the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes and a volatile election.

Listen to an interview with J.K. Rowling on NPR here.

Want to put it on hold? Visit the MAIN library catalog.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Books

 

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November Children’s Programs

Click to enlarge the November calendar of events. This information can also be found by clicking on the “Children’s Programs” tab on the top menu.

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2012 in Library Programs

 

Brain Education for Successful Aging

The Lincoln Park Public Library will be hosting Gregory Quinn, who will present a program called “Brain Education for Successful Aging” on Monday, October 29.

Gregory will teach you how to increase your energy, expand your imagination and creativity, and improve focus and memory. The methods involved include gentle breathing, yoga, and relaxation techniques.

We hope to see you there! Please register for this program by calling the library or e-mailing Rachel.Burt@lincolnparklibrary.org.

More about Gregory Quinn here.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Library Programs

 

Banned Books Week

If you were at the library today, you might have seen our new display for Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week lasts from September 30 – October 6. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available.

Below is an excerpt from a list of Banned and Challenged Classics, compiled by the American Library Association (ALA).

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell
10. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
11. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
12. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
13. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
14. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
15. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
16. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
17. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
18. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
19. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
20. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
21. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
22. Native Son, by Richard Wright
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
24. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
25. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
26. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
27. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
28. All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren
29. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
30. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
31. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
32. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
33. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
34. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
35. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

Click here for the full list of banned classics.

Read about why these books were banned.

Here is a list of children’s books that have been challenged or banned over the years.

1963: Banned in libraries. 2009: 19 million copies sold worldwide.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Books

 

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Library Web Site

The Lincoln Park Library web site is back in action after receiving a major renovation. Be sure to bookmark the address!

http://www.lincolnparklibrary.org

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Library Info