MPL September October 2010 Newsletter by chenmeixiu


									                             Madison Public Library

             Sponsored by the Friends of the Madison Public Library

                                  A       heartfelt "Thank You!"                 to all our
                                      generous and dedicated sponsors, patrons and
                               volunteers who joined us on August 7th for our second
                               Touch a Truck event! It was a great success and allowed us                     Volume 45
                               to go beyond our original fundraising target of $20,000!                        Issue 5
                               Roughly 1,300 Madison Public Library supporters turned
                               out to climb trucks, listen to music, purchase a T-shirt, have
    a face or two painted and enjoy lunch. With economic challenges still upon us your
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    support of the library has never been more important. This event could never have                           issue:
    happened without your enduring support....Thank you!                                                       Friends
    The Touch a Truck Planning Committee                                                                       Library
    and the Friends of the Madison Public Library                                                                           1, 7
                                                                                                                            2, 8
           We want to thank our generous Touch a Truck exhibitors ...                                          Services

                                                                                                                Teens        3
       A+Tumblebus                                    Mary Beth Cooney
       Atlantic Ambulance                             Monk’s Painting and Carpentry                            Programs
                                                                                                                          3, 4
       Carol Baumgartner                              NJ Ghostbusters                                          & Exhibits
       Chatham Collision                              PC Problems                                                Book
       Chatham Express, Inc.                          Passaic Valley Coach                                       Group
       Colonial Crossroads Red Cross                  Pat Tagg                                                  Drew
       Conti Enterprises/John Bate                    Pipeworks Services, Inc.                                Minicourses
       DeMartinis Landscaping                         Small That’s All                                        Memorials      5
       Drew University                                St. Barnabas
       Honor Tree Service                             Thomas Serpico                                             The
       Lincoln/Mayflower                              Verizon
       Madison Area YMCA                              Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home                        Historical
       Madison Central Railroad Club                                                                            Society
                                                      And our Food Vendors…                                     Staff
       Madison Fire Department                                                                                               7
       Madison Honda                                  Romanelli’s                                               News
       Madison Police Department                      Whole Foods Market Madison                               Hours &
       Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps              Woodland Bakery

Thank you to all our patrons who contacted our state legislators expressing support for increased
public library funding. Your e-mails, telephone calls and letters worked to gain restoration of $4.299
million in network funding and $3.676 in Per Capita State Aid Funding (support for local public
libraries) in the fiscal year 2011 New Jersey state budget. On the other hand, we still lost over $6
million, a 43% cut in funding for statewide library services. The prime negative affect to our library
will be the loss of half of our State Aid, anticipated to total approximately $8,000.
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                                                              Stories, Songs, Programs and More!

       Lapsit for the Littlest Ones                                   We Made a Splash
                                                                     The children of Madison read, created,
Tuesdays, 9/22-10/26 from 10:30-10:45 AM in the
                                                                     learned and made a splash this summer.
         Picture Book Room. For 0-24 month olds with                 From fossil digging, to marine biology,
         caregivers. This storytime introduces babies                storytelling, the science of bubbles,
         and toddlers to simple stories, concept books,              photography and basket weaving, 1053
          songs and nursery rhymes.                                  children and 555 adults attended 51
                                                                     programs at the library. In addition,
                   Tales for Tots                                    approximately 350 children participated
                                                                     in the summer reading program and
Wednesdays, 9/23-10/27 from 10:30-11:00 AM in the
                                                                     found that counting minutes was a fun
              Picture Book Room. For children ages 2                 way to track reading progress and win all
              through 5 and their caregivers. Children               sorts of prizes.
              younger than 2 years old are encouraged to
              attend the Lapsit program. It’s never too
              early to introduce children to books and                       Thank You
              storytime is an excellent start. This
                                                                     Many thanks to the Friends of the
storytime introduces important listening skills through              Madison Public Library for funding the
playful stories, finger plays and songs.                             activities this summer and for providing
                                                                     the prizes for the summer reading
                                                                     program. Their generosity and support
Coming Soon…                                                         enables the Library to provide high
                                                                     quality materials and programs to the
   Please visit our website at               children of Madison.
     after Labor Day for details about these upcoming                We also thank our teen volunteers
                         programs.                                   including:
                                                                     Grace Johnson-DeBaufre,
      Amusing Monday Mornings                                        Sophie McDonnell, Achsa Phillipi,
                                                                     Francesca Piacenti and Connor Smith
Mondays 9/20 - 11/1 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM All ages.                  for keeping our books shelved. Their
Start your week at the Madison Public Library with                   hard work helped our staff maintain
engaging programs for young children. Whether it’s                   order during the Library’s busiest
singing with Miss Candy, making a craft or watching a                season.
puppet show, there’s always a reason to rise and shine at
the library.
                    Friday Fun                                    Thank you to the following individuals and
Starting in October we will have after school activities at        families for donating books and media:
the library and storytimes at some of your favorite                             Paula Arango,
locations around town.                                                        Erin Bongiovanni,
                                                                              the Engel family,
                    Weekends                                                    Allie Hartman,
                                                                                  Julia Mills,
Weekends are a wonderful time for busy families to visit                     the Selquist family,
the library and participate in programs and activities.                   Mr. and Mrs. Jason Teele,
Beginning in October, the Madison Public Library will be         Betty Hsianglin Ma in honor of her parents
offering weekend storytimes for young children as well              Hwei-En Hwang and Lien-Tsieh Ma.
as performers and activities for all ages.

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  The public is welcome to join us
      for these free programs
        in the Chase Room                         Kelley Armstrong        The Reckoning
 For further program information                  Lauren Baratz-Logsted      The Education of Bet
      or registration, contact
       Carrie Thompson at                         Robin Benway            The Extraordinary Secrets…
       973-377-0722 X226.                         Ally Carter              Only the Good Spy Young
                                                  Suzanne Collins         Mockingjay
                                                  Brent Crawford           Carter’s Big Break
  Fabric Marbleizing                              Lisi Harrison            My Little Phony
Nancy Leary, who led our popular "Paper           Jack Higgins             First Strike
Marbleizing" workshop in the summer, will         Charlie Higson          The Enemy
lead "Fabric Marbleizing" on Tuesday,
September 14 from 1PM to 3PM in the               James Patterson          Demons and Druids
Chase Room.                                       Joanna Philbin          The Daughters
Participants will create 2 place mats, a silk
                                                  Douglas Rees            Vampire High
wine sack and four other small pieces using
the marbleizing technique. This simple craft      Maggie Stiefvater       Linger
requires no experience, and you'll be amazed
at the beautiful items you'll create.
There is a $15 materials fee for each
participant.                                           STITCHES FROM THE
The fee must be paid by Friday, September                    HEART
10th. Checks payable to: Madison Public
Library.                                           Attention Knitters and Crocheters!
                                                   The library's charity knitting group meets on the last
                                                   Monday of every month from 7:00 to 8:45PM. We
            Neil Cooper                            make items for premature babies, as well as items
 - Motivational Speaker presents                   for the homeless. We have lots of yarn available for
                                                   your use. The fall meetings will take place on
       "Reinventing Me"                            September 27, October 25 and November 29.
Neil Cooper, certified business and life-skills    There will be no meeting in December. .
coach, will lead you through a process called
"Reinventing Me!" He will talk about the
reinventing process; exploring the pitfalls
and rewards of this struggle for personal
                                                               Drop-In Knitting,
growth. At the workshop, Cooper will use                    Crocheting, Quilting, etc.
accelerated learning methods so you can
                                                   Each Monday there's a lively group that meets in
apply what you learn right now in your life for
                                                   the Children's Room. Knitters, crocheters, quilters,
immediate results.
                                                   etc. are invited to join us from 1PM to 3PM. Each
Wednesday, September 15 at 7PM;
                                                               person works on her own project while
Chase Room
                                                               we chat, share ideas and learn from
Registration is required.
                                                               each other. We hope you'll join us!

         Friends of the Madison Public Library                                                    Page 3
  The public is welcome to join us for
these free programs in the Chase Room.
For further information or registration,
       contact Carrie Thompson
                                                           CHASE ROOM ART EXHIBITS
         at 973-377-0722 X226.                            The September Art Exhibit will
                                                          feature work of teachers from the
                                                          Adult School of Madison,
                                                          Chatham and Florham Park.
                                                          Additional artwork will be shown in
      A Virtual Tour of the                               the display cases in the main
                                                          building. The exhibit will open on September 2
       Galapagos Islands                                  and will run through the 30th. There will be a
  Elaine Brennick will present the Galapagos              reception for the artists, open to the public, on
  Islands via photography on Wednesday,                   Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
  September 15, at 11:00 AM in the Chase                  The October Art Exhibit will feature the work of
  Room. Come and share this virtual trip to a             Madison native, Susan Gepford. A graduate of
  World Heritage site, the Galapagos                      Madison High School and The College of William
  Islands.   The power point presentation will            & Mary, Susan is an illustrator who works in
  include views of the environment of the Islands         pastel, watercolor, pencil, stained glass and
  which led Charles Darwin to his theory of               fused glass. The exhibit will run from October 2
  evolution by natural selection.                         through October 30. There will be a reception,
  No registration required.                               open to the public, on Saturday, October 2 from
                                                          2:30 to 4:30 PM.

                              TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
All films begin promptly at 7PM in the Chase Room. There will be a brief discussion following the films,
led by series host, Tim Hoey. For further information on the films, please see our website or pick up a
brochure at the library

September 14 - PIRATE RADIO                              October 12 - THE BLIND SIDE
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy Starring: Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw
Rated R; 116 minutes (2009)                              Rated PG-13; 128 minutes (2009)
September 21 - SHERLOCK HOLMES                        October 19 - YOUNG VICTORIA
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law                 Starring: Emily Blunt, Miranda Richardson,
Rated PG-13; 128 minutes (2009)                                Jim Broadbent
September 28 - THE BAND WAGON                         Rated PG; 105 minutes (2009)
Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse                  November 9 - INVICTUS
Not Rated; 111 minutes (1953)                         Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Scott Eastwood
                                                      Rated PG-13; 133 minutes (2009)
Starring: Joan Plowright, Cher, Judi Dench,           November 16 - SHADOW OF A DOUBT
          Lili Tomlin                                 Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright
Rated PG; 117 minutes (1999)                          Not Rated; 108 minutes (1943)

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                                                   Drew Minicourses for the
                                                        Fall 2010 Term
                                  • Bits and Pictures: Exercises in Close Looking
                                      Instructor: Barbara Tomlinson
                                      Five Mondays: Sept 20, 27; Oct 4, 18, 25; 1:30-3:30 PM
                                      Note: No Class on Oct. 11
                                  • Demystifying Japanese Culture
                                    Instructor: Yasuko Morihara Grosjean
                                    Five Tuesdays: Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19; 10 AM - 12 N
                                  • America and the Cold War
                                    Instructor: J. Perry Leavell
                                    Five Tuesdays: Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 12, 19, 26; 1:30 - 3:30 PM
                                      Note: No class on Oct. 5
                                  • The Music of Stephen Sondheim
                                    Instructor: Robert Butts
                                    A. Five Wednesdays: Sept. 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20; 10 AM - 12 N or
                                    B. Five Thursdays: Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21; 1:30 - 3:30 PM
                                  • The Gnostic Gospels
                                    Instructor: William Stroker
                                    Five Wednesdays: Sept. 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20; 1:30 - 3:30 PM

                                              Register Early to Avoid Disappointment!
                                                       Courses frequently sell out.

            Madison Public Library
                 Book Group
       Monday Nights in the Staff Room
                  Newcomers Welcome!
          The Lady in the Tower                                       MEMORIALS
         By Alison Weir
         This thoroughly researched and compelling                  In memory of Alice Copeland
         account of the last days of Anne Boleyn is by                           from
         an acclaimed historian who also writes popular           Gert and Margaret Von Der Linde
         historical novels.                                                      and
         Monday, September 20; 7:30- 8:30 PM                                Ann Servais
          Secret Daughter
           By Shilpi Somaya Gowda                                    In memory of Carol Gribble
           This perceptive debut novel relates the journey                      from
           of an infant girl adopted from an orphanage in           Michael and Vicki Liesmann
           India by an American couple. Cultural identity,
           women’s roles, and social inequality are issues
explored with compassion in this cross-cultural story of
two families.
          Monday, October 18; 7:30- 8:30 PM
      Friends of the Madison Public Library                                                        Page 5
155.232          The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting                       FICTION
                 Things Done
                 Monica Ramirez Basco                        Frederick Forsyth     The Cobra
                                                             Jonathan Franzen      Freedom
612.8            The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing
                 to Our Brains                               Kate Furnivall        The Jewel of St. Petersburg
                 Nicholas Carr                               Julia Glass           The Widower’s Tale
814.54           I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s     Joyce Maynard         The Good Daughters
                 Amazing Tales of Adulthood                  Paul Murray           Skippy Dies
                 Dave Barry                                  Martin Cruz Smith     Three Stations
822.33           The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare: A         Monique Truong        Bitter in the Mouth
                 Tale of Forgery and Folly                   Stephen White         The Last Lie
                 Doug Stewart
                                                             Elie Wiesel           The Sonderberg Case
Biog Leonardo Leonardo’s Legacy: How Da Vinci
                 Reimagined the World
                 Stefan Klein
Biog Ross        Betsy Ross and the Making of America
                 Maria R. Miller                                         MYSTERIES
L641.563         In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to
                                                            Nevada Barr             Burn
                 Learn by Heart
                 Alice Waters                               Alexander Campion       The Grave Gourmet
                                                            Bill Crider             Murder in the Air
                                                            Elizabeth J. Duncan     A Brush with Death
         LARGE TYPE FICTION                                 Karin Fossum            Broken
                                                            Tana French             Faithful Place
 James Lee Burke                   The Glass Rainbow
                                                            Judith A. Jance         Queen of the Night
 Robyn Carr                        Angel’s Peak
                                                            Faye Kellerman          Hangman
 Catherine Coulter                 Whiplash
                                                            Laura Lippman           I’d Know You Anywhere
 Clive Cussler                     The Spy
                                                            Kathy Reichs            Spider Bones
 Dick Francis                      The Danger
                                                            Peter Robinson          Bad Boy
 Lisa Gardner                      Live To Tell
                                                            David Rosenfelt         Dog Tags
 Richard North Patterson           In the Name of Honor
 Nora Roberts                      Savor the Moment
 John Sandford                     Storm Prey

                                          Downloadable eBooks
  Did you know that the Library has digital audio books that you can download to your PC, MP3 player or iPod?
            Go to the Library’s website ( and click on the Listen NJNW logo.

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                                   Madison Historical Society
Wednesday, September 22                                               Wednesday, October 20
Findings at the Luke Miller Forge Archaeology Dig                    “Why Did Hamilton Cross the River”
Presented by Ian Burrow, Hunter Research                              Speaker – Richard Schwartz
                                                                      Department of History, Livingston High School

                       All meetings are held in the Chase Auditorium, Madison Public Library
                         with refreshments served at 7 PM before the start of the meeting.
                 For further information contact 973-377-0722 ext. 8; Susan Simon 973-822-2377,
                                          or Cathie Coultas 973-377-2292.

                                STAFF NEWS
                    We thank Nancy Small for her thirteen years
                     of service to the Children’s Department.
                      We appreciated Nancy’s many artistic
                      contributions to the children’s program.

  (Continued from page 1)

  The most recent update indicates the statewide              State Library. On the positive side specialized services
  interlibrary loan and delivery system will continue at      offered by the Talking Book and Braille Center will
  the current level through the end of this year. A new       continue.
  contract must be negotiated for 2011 service. We are
  also pleased that several online databases including        We know the budget issues, both on the local and state
  Ebsco and RefUSA will continue. Other databases             level, will continue to be difficult. The Library
  including Heritage Quest will not be renewed once the       Trustees hope our patrons will continue their generous
  present contract expires.                                   support of the Library, both financially and politically.

  Much of the reduction in the network funding has
  occurred on the administrative side in order to save
  programs. Regretfully the reduction includes the
  closing of several regional library cooperatives and loss
  of jobs for staff members at those locations and the N.J.

         Friends of the Madison Public Library                                                                   Page 7
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           Nancy S. Adamczyk,                                                                                 US Postage
                Director                                                                                        PAID

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           Madison, NJ 07940                                                                                 Madison, NJ


           Library Hours
 Monday-Wednesday     10 AM - 9 PM
  Thursday-Friday     10 AM - 6 PM
     Saturday         10 AM - 5 PM
     Sundays Closed thru September

                                 Sunday hours (2 – 5 PM) will resume on October 3.
                                                 Holiday Closings
                                  Saturday, September 4 thru Monday September 6
                                                Monday, October 11

The Madison Public Library is pleased to present two outstanding programs that will introduce children to songs and
stories from cultures around the world. These programs are made possible through the generosity of the Chang Family
Foundation. Registration is not required for these programs, but seating is limited. Priority will be given to Madison

                  Loud and Rowdy Tales with Storyteller Julie Pasqual
Sunday, October 17 at 2:30 PM in the Chase Room
This collection of world stories that dance, stomp, and shake, will do it all – except put you to sleep!! Storyteller, Julie
Pasqual, is a renaissance woman who has performed ballet, modern dance, Shakespeare, musical theatre and even
clowning. Her storytelling work encompasses all of her performance skills, and she has told at venues such as the
Kennedy Center, the New Jersey Storytelling Festival, The Connecticut Storytelling Festival, and at numerous schools,
libraries, museums and festivals. This program is geared toward children 6 and older.

                                         World Music with Daria
Friday, November 5 at 1:00 PM in the Chase Room (Madison Public Schools are closed)
The award-winning folk singer, Daria, shares a wonderful mixture of favorite songs from American and world folk
music traditions. Her performance will introduce unique authentic instruments and will allow the audience to take part
in playing them – from Buffalo and Pueblo drums to shékeres. She has traveled the globe sharing and making music
while building communities and encouraging a new view of hope and peace for all the world’s children. This program
is open to children from birth to age 12 and their families.

         Friends of the Madison Public Library                                                                      Page 8

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