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The library is the heart of your community!
Main Library 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 (973)-887-5150

Lake Hiawatha 68 Nokomis Ave., Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034 (973)-335-0952
Mount Tabor 31 Trinity Park, Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 (973)-627-9508


Summer Reading at the Parsippany Libraries on Runs Through August 27th.

Get Ready, Get Set… READ!; Get in the Game… READ; Exercise Your Mind… READ!

Visit any of our branches on thought August 27th to participate or visit our webpage to view all of our terrific programs and events.

We are offering opportunities to win some great prizes that have been donated by many local businesses by:

Participating in reading challenges for all ages, checking out materials, and attending our wonderful exciting programs.

There is something for everyone!

Spend your summer reading, learning and having fun!


Movie & Snack @ Lake Hiawatha!!
Movie: Monkey Kingdom (Rated G)    

Monday, August 8   3 – 4:30pm         

Ages 3 & up
Enjoy a movie about a family of monkeys living in the jungles of Sri Lanka. Have a snack we provide, or bring your own snack! Caregivers must remain with children under 9 for entire movie.        REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration starts July 25.





Rise and Shine Storytime @ Mount Tabor!

July 21 through August 25 10 AM before the library opens.
Birth to age 4
Join us for storytime in the library or in the park.  We will listen to stories, sing songs, make a craft and play together.

NJ Native Americans: Their History, Genealogy, and Artifacts @ the Main Library
Friday, July 29, 2-3:30 PM
Dr. Edwin Bliss Struve, a member of the Archeological Society of NJ and of Native American descent will discuss NJ Indian history from the 1600s to the present and the unique prehistoric archeology found in the Upper Passaic Valley.  Artifacts will be displayed and audience members are encouraged to bring their own.
Location:  Parsippany Public Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054
Preregister by Thursday, July 28 at or #973-887-5150.


Family Movie Matinee:

Matilda @ the Main Library!

Monday August 8th, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Based on the book Matilda, by British children's author Roald Dahl, this film moves the setting from the U.K. to the U.S.; otherwise it follows the original closely. Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to discover that she has telekinetic powers. Not until a teacher shows her kindness for the first time does she realize that she can use those powers to do something about her sufferings and help her friends as well. Villains from the awful Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), headmistress of her miserable school Crunchem Hall, to her parents and older brother begin to feel her ire.


Gourmet Cooking in the Wild @ the Main Library!

Tues., July 26, 6:30-8 pm

Parsippany resident, outdoorsman, and author Jeffrey Altschul will share his love for the art of outdoor cooking.  Join us for an entertaining and enlightening evening of how to prepare fantastic foods in the wild … or in your backyard! Register online at

"Anonymous" will describe her 9 years as a member and departure from an 
 organization that has been involved in numerous lawsuits and has made headlines.
 Lake Hiawatha Library, 68 Nokomis Rd.,Lake Hiawatha, NJ  07034
Preregister by Friday, August 12 at or #973-335-0952



Coding Camp: Java 101 @ Main Library

Monday, August 8-Thursday, August 11, 6:30 pm

For students in grades 6-8.

Main Library Tech Center

In this computer programming session, students will get a sneak peek into the life of a computer scientist by learning the basics of Java, an easy to learn programming language commonly used among software developers.  No programming experience required.   Registration is required.  Register once for all four sessions.  Students should attend all four sessions.



Tuesday, August 2  7-8:30 PM
NJ Author Andrea Kane has 43 books listed on the Goodreads  international book recommendation website.  She will share her experiences in collaborating with the FBI and developing plots
 for her Forensic Instincts suspense novel series.
  Preregister by Friday, July 29 at or #973-335-0952.
  The speaker is traveling a significant distance and has requested a minimum number of 15 preregistrations.

Friday August 19, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Fearing the actions of Superman are being left unchecked, Batman takes him on, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences, along with Wonder Woman, to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.
 Rated PG13
Anyone 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
Movies start at 7pm.
Doors Open at 6:30pm and close at 7:30pm.



Craft & Play @ Lake Hiawatha!!

Tuesday, August 9 & 16  11 – 12:00noon          

 Ages birth to 5 years

Children will enjoy making a simple craft and unstructured playtime while under adult caregivers’ supervision. We'll provide the toys and the craft!  
No Registration Required.



Children’s Bingo @ Lake Hiawatha!       

Tuesday, August 9 & 16   3 – 3:45pm           

All ages welcome
Drop in for some fun children’s Bingo games.
Winners will receive small prizes!


Angry Birds Math Time @ Main Library!

Friday July 29, 201611:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Play math games and make an Angry Birds craft.  Registration is not required.  This program is recommended for children entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in September.



Tab Presents: Life-Size Gaming with Bookopoly @ the Main Library

Monday, August 22, 7 pm

Experience life-size Monopoly with this larger than life version!  Bring your friends and step into the game! For students in grades 6-9.  Registration is required.




Pancake Art for Teens @ Lake Hiawatha!

Thursday, August 18, 7 pm

Practice your art and snacking skills with Pancake Art!  For students in grades 6-12.  Registration is required and is limited.


Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

In addition to our main Twitter acount, @ParTroyLIbrary, our Teen and Children's Departments are now on Twitter. Check them out at @ParLibraryTeens and @ParTroyChildren

Also, check our Facebook page for lots of great updates!


The Parsippany-Troy Hills Library System offers many great programs for all ages. Check out our calendars to see the rest of our programs and sign up for one today!