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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
www.parsippanylibrary.org

  

 


The Main Library will be open from 1:00pm-5:00pm on the following Sundays this winter:

February  25

March   4, 11, 18, 25

 


Make a Saturday appointment with AARP at the Main Library (449 Halsey Road) to prepare your taxes. Follow the link below to reserve your spot today and to see if you qualify for this free service.

https://freetaxesmorrisnj.wordpress.com/parsippanylib/


 

              

New Jersey Mystery Writer

 

Michael Stephen Daigle, a New Jersey author, will be here to discuss his             Frank Nagler mystery series.

Thursday, March 1

7:00pm-8:00pm

Main Library, 449 Halsey Road

Registration is required.  Register online here or call (973)-887-5150 x209.

 
 

 

Children's Programs

**In the event of inclement weather, please call the library or check our website (www.parsippanylibrary.org) for closing information.**

 

Main Library

 

 

 

Play and Learn

February 23

10:00am-10:45am

Ages birth-5

Play in the story hour room with toys and educational games.  No registration required.

 

Bingo for Kids!

February 24

10:00am-10:45am

All Ages

Play Bingo!  No registration required.

 

Picture Frame Craft

Febraury 28

4:15pm-5:00pm

Make a colorful picture frame!  No registration required.


Lake Hiawatha

 

Family Craft Time

February 20

6:30pm-7:15pm

All Ages

Caregivers and children will make a craft together.  This month we are making family hand stencil pictures.  No registration required.

 

STEAM Challenge

February 21

4:00pm-4:45pm

Grades 3-5

Students will work together in groups to create a simple machine within the allotted time.  Bring a friend and solve a problem together!  No registration required.

 

Coding for Kids

February 28

4:00pm-4:45pm

Grades 3-5

Learn code through an online program called Scratch.  Please do not register if you have already participated in this program.  Registration is required.

                                                            
 
 

 

 

Friday Night Film at the Main Library

Thor: Ragnarok

March 16th

Showtime: 7pm

Doors Open at 6:30pm

This film is rated PG-13 and runs approximately 2 hours

Anyone 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.


Jazz at the Library

Main Library

Sunday, February 25

2:00pm-3:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of music performed by the MRB Jazz Project!

Their repertoire encompasses music that virtually spans the past ninety years of American songwriting.  MRB Jazz Project always weaves a diverse tapestry of music to appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes. The trio is comprised of Michael Pasqua on piano, Bruce Riccitelli on percussion and Gerry Babo on acoustic bass.

 

 

Mount Tabor Program

Heirloom Refinishing: Making Furniture as Good as Old

March 8, 7:30pm

(Refreshments at 7:00pm)

The Bethel, Mount Tabor (across from the Mount Tabor Branch Library)

Sponsored by the Mount Tabor Historical Society and the Mount Tabor Branch Library

Herb Stocknoff of Heritage Refinishing in Rockaway, NJ will share 40 years of expereince in refinishing fine furniture.

He will display a refinishing job in progress and dispel some myths of furniture refinishing, including when to refinish and what to leave untouched, describe what makes something an antique, and explain how veneer got a bad reputation. 

Registration is required.  Register online here.

Park at the Post Office at 26 Simpson Avenue, Mount Tabor and walk up the pedestrian path to The Bethel in Trinity Park.


Friends of the Library Mid-Winter Bag Sale!

Main Library, 449 Halsey Road

February 3-February 24

 

Stock up on winter reading and more at the Friends of the Parsippany Library’s Mid-Winter Bag Sale running Saturday, February 3rd through Friday, February 24th during library hours. 

 

Choose from an extensive collection of both fiction and non-fiction books in excellent condition, many in hardcover.  Among the pre-sorted categories are:  history, cooking, graphic novels, children’s books, reference, travel, and more.  DVDs, CDs, and mixed media are also available for purchase. 

 

Dealers are welcome and there are no buyer restrictions.  Stock is replenished daily so be sure to visit again for new selections.  At just $6 per bag (provided) and with proceeds going to benefit the library’s purchase of new materials for collections, it’s guilt-free shopping at its best. 

 

While you’re in the area, be sure to visit the Friends’ Book Nook, open Tuesday through Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm in the lower level of the Parsippany Community Center at 1130 Knoll Road. 

 


 

Become a Friend of the Library!

Every library needs a volunteer group and the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System is no exception! The purpose of the Friends of the Parsippany Library, a 501C3 organization, is to raise money for special library programs and collections of library materials. 

The Friends also serve as advocates for the library and support any legislation that benefits libraries.

The Library Board and administration are looking for Friends members as well as Friends officers. Friends members are 18 years of age and older and pay an annual donation of $15 or more.

If you would like to volunteer, you can print out a Friends Interest form here: http://parsippanylibrary.org/…/…/Friends-Interest-Form-1.pdf


Download the eBook or Audiobook of the Harry Potter series using cloudLibrary. Thank you to the Friends of the Parsippany Library for this collection! Listen, Read, Enjoy!

 

 

The Friends of the Parsippany library recently donated $11,300 to the Library. This money was raised through Friends membership dues and proceeds from book sales.

Among the many services and programs funded by the Friends, the Library was able to purchase playaways for children and ESL playaway lauchpads, some of which are pictured here.

The playaways help develop listening and vocabulary skills while the launchpads are self contained iPad like devices. These can be borrowed from the Library.

Pictured above with 2 happy customers are Chris Liparini, President of the volunteer Friends organization and Corinne Markey, STEM expert and Makerspace Coordinator.

 

Programs for Teens

 

Main Library

 

Teen Lock-in

Friday, February 23

6:00pm-9:00pm

 

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a superhero themed lock-in at the library! Food, games, and stations will be set up throughout the library.  Come dressed up as your favorite superhero (optional) and enjoy some 'after-hours' fun! 

Anyone who wishes to participate in this event MUST have a completed permission form.  Permission forms are due by 3:00pm on Thursday, February 22.  You can pick up a permission form at the Information Services desk at the Main Library or download it here.