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February 2013

Spring News

on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:45pm

Long or short, unexpected or planned, spiritual or physical, journeys of all kind are often remembered as Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Join Chapters in March, April, May and June for a series of titles that are sure to put a spring in your step!

March Meeting

on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:41pm

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

March 21

In 1995, determined and alone, 26-year-old Cheryl Strayed impulsively set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Unprepared, even by novice standars, the author overcame physical and emotional challenges leading not only to triumph, but transformation. Since its 2012 publication, Strayed's journey of self-discovery has been a constant on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Planning for College? [updated!]

on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:22pm

Where can you find everything you want to know about paying for college?

Visit New Jersey's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) website to learn how to apply for financial aid, grants, and scholarships.

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Where else can you find great college and career prep tools? 

Visit the Family College Planning Center!

[Roll your mouse over "Services" in the menu above and select "Full Database List". Choose the Testing and Education Reference Center, enter your library card number, and type "family college" in the search box. ]

Check out some of the Family College Planning Center's great features:

  • scholarship search
  • tuition cost finder
  • college savings calculator
  • how to search for and choose your college
  • how to survive the college admissions process
  • find the right career for you
  • build your resume

February Meeting

on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:07am

Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad

February 21

In this heartfelt memoir published in 1989, former teacher and journalist Bebe Moore Campbell shares her story of growing up in bittersweet 1960s America. Following her parents' marital separation, she spends the school year in Philadelphia with her mother, grandmother, and aunts and southern summers with her father in North Carolina.

EBooks from the Library

on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 3:12pm

Huddling in an armchair with a good book during winter isn’t a bad way to pass the time and if you own an eReader, whether it be a Nook, Kindle, or other hand-held device you can get free eBooks using your computer, the internet and your library card from the West Milford Township Library without leaving the comfort of your home. If you do not own a device and want to try out an eReader, the library lends Sony and Nook eReaders. Though you will not be able to download titles to these devices, they can help you decide if eReaders are for you.