Library Opening at 12 p.m., Friday, January 30
Due to some mechanical problems with the heating sytem at the library, the library was closed this morning. The library will be opening on Friday January 30 at noon. Repairs were made as quickly as possible this morning to generate heat in the building again. We missed seeing our regular Friday morning readers, babies and visitors. We are sorry for any inconveinance & look forward to seeing you when we open our cozy space this afternoon.
Black History Month
Saturday, February 7, 1 p.m.
Movie “Ruby Bridges” The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement.
Mon. Feb. 9, 6 p.m.
Movie “Lost Boys of Sudan” (Documentary) Lost Boys of Sudan is an Emmy-nominated feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, remarkably, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
Tues, Feb 17, 6 p.m.
Movie “Good Lie” Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri. where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.
Mon., Feb. 23, 6 p.m.
Discussion of book & movies “Lost Girl Found”, The Good Lie and Lost Boys of Sudan. Read “Lost Girl Found” by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca. When war comes to her village in southern Sudan, Poni is forced to flee, and join thousands of refugees travelling on foot and experiencing great hardship on their way to a refugee camp.
ABC Mouse Now Available at the Library
ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!
Unemployment to Re-Employment
The Northfield Public Library is committed to doing all that we can to help those residents who have lost or will be losing their jobs. Come in, get a library card, get yourself acquainted with our free, public computers and let us help you get started with the next step on your journey. Our librarian is available by appointment to assist residents with creating email accounts, filing for unemployment, completing resumes, online applications and more.
Jobs4Jersey is a website designed by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to assist employees as well as employers to get back on their feet.
The Small Business Reference Center is accessible through Jersey Clicks. Look for the fourth link down on the left and click on it. When you are asked to enter your library card enter your 13 digit library card number. If you have an old library card, call the circulation desk to get your 13 digit card number.
At the Small Business Resource Center you will have access to all sorts of materials, including full-text of NOLO legal guides to guide you in your business endeavors. You will find business plans, star-up kits, industry information, videos and much more.
Job & Career Accelerator is also available through the Jersey Clicks website. Find it in the middle of the page, just under the link for Small Business Reference Center. Again, enter your full 13 digit library card number to access this database. This resource is designed to help you explore careers, find jobs, prepare resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews and more.