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April 2014

Writing Kits!

on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:42pm

Do you love to write? Then you will love our monthly Writing Kits!

Every month, we publish a new kit with ideas to spark your writing imagination. These ideas come straight from professional authors, and you can use them anytime you need inspiration.

The kits are free to take home; you get to keep your work...there is nothing for you to hand in.

Pick up a copy in the library's Young Adult section, or download one right here:

May Writing Kit

Article for May Writing Kit


on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:29pm

…stands for Check It Out, the name for the Library’s new monthly news page for tweens ‘n teens. Every month, you can read about the newest books, movies, programs, and Internet news just for you. Pick up a free copy on the shelf in the
Young Adult nonfiction section, or download a PDF copy right here

May Meeting

on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:15pm

The Aviator's Wife

Wednesday, May 21, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

or Thursday, May 22, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

The aviator is Charles Lindbergh and the aviator's wife is Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their life together begins happily in Mexico, but a family tragedy soon strikes in New Jersey. From the Spirit of St. Louis to The Crime of the Century, author Melanie Benjamin captures the lives of this legendary couple in her rich, historical fiction novel.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:27pm

Our Friends of the Library spring book sale is the main source of funding for the WMTL Friends of the Library organization. The proceeds from the book sale benefit WMTL as the Friends sponsor the Monday night adult summer programs and other programs throughout the year. In addition, the Friends made donations of a book drop, the tent, and the display case to the library to name just a few contributions they have made over the years.

You are cordially invited to browse and buy books, CD’s, DVD’s and more at the Presbyterian Church Parish House, 1452 Union Valley Road on these dates:

Wednesday, April 30 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 1 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Please contact the Circulation Desk at 973-728-2820 if you are interested in volunteering or making a donation. The Friends welcome your help setting up, selling or cleaning up. All ages are encouraged to lend a hand.

Our Friends organization can only be sustained with your support. Please consider joining today. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with your friends, your library and your community.

$7,500 Fight Hunger in Your Community Scholarship

on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:31pm invites you to apply for a scholarship and help your community at the same time.

$7,500 Fight Hunger in Your Community Scholarship - To qualify for the $7,500 scholarship, collect 10 jars of peanut butter, jam or any other non-perishable and submit a photo of them to DoSomething online. For every ten items donated, you are entered into the lottery once, no limit on the number of entries you can earn.


on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:29pm

The Invisible Wall: a Love Story that Broke Barriers

Wednesday, April 16, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

or Thursday, April 17, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Growing up poor and Jewish in a northern England working class town, author Harry Bernstein witnessed brutality and love, danger and tenderness, and boundaries. Breaking down those barriers became a lifelong passion for the Brick, New Jersey author who was in his 90s when he penned this unforgettable debut memoir.

Have More Divergent Fun

on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:05pm

Have you read the book Divergent by Veronic Roth? Seen the movie?  Then it's time to have more Divergent fun! 

Try these suggestions:

  • Read the next two books in the Divergent series: Insurgent and Allegiant
  • Vist the Divergent Fans Facebook site:
  • Take the Faction Aptitude Test:
  • CHECK OUT these series that are like Divergent:
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore
  • Legend series by Marie Lu
  • The Tiger Saga series by Colleen Houck
  • Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem by Lauren Oliver
  • Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
  • Heist Society series by Ally Carter