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Roxbury Public Library March Gazette

Youth Services March Gazette 

 

Jack the Ripper: Mystery of Mysteries - Saturday, March 28 at 1PM

Jack the Ripper was one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. His identity is by far the most intriguing aspect of the murders. But within this mystery are countless other mysteries. These and many other aspects of this case will be discussed by Dr. Mark R. Vogel, a clinical psychologist and self-confessed “Ripperologist” who has studied the case and visited the murder sites for himself. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 28 at 1PM and join us for this fascinating presentation. Registration is requested.  To register call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org. 

Planning Your Vegetable Garden – Monday, March 30 at 6:30PM

Who doesn't want to shrink the food budget, or to live a healthier life through exercise and nutrition or to just enjoy working with Mother Nature?  Vegetable gardening is alive and well in Morris County and growing in popularity.  At the Roxbury Public Library on Monday, March 30 at 6:30 PM, Master Gardener, Stan Nathanson will discuss the key issues and choices in planning, planting and caring for your garden.   This program begins with advice on determining the best location and leads into seed selection, and takes you through all the tasks and issues for the entire growing season.  Registration is requested.  To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org.

President Lincoln’s Great Coat – Monday, April 6 at 6:30 PM

Join us when research historian, Reignette Chilton will discuss the great coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln at his second inauguration and on that fateful night at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. During the presentation the presenter will trace the history of this garment from its origins from the workrooms of Brooks Brothers in New York to its final location at the Lincoln Museum in Washington D.C.  Registration is requested.  To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org.

Weight Loss for Women- Thursday, April 9 at 6:30PM

Join us at the Roxbury Public Library, on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 PM, when certified hypnotherapist and author of the series “How to Fix Yourself”, Kathy Lindert will address the concept of hypnosis for weight loss. Hypnosis is geared toward helping the dieter help themselves to learn better eating habits, exercise more, handle stress without eating and drinking, and to see themselves in the future as healthier and fitter. Registration is requested. To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org.

Lineage Workshop- Saturday, April 11

Are you curious who’s in your family tree? Get help from experts. The Ferro-Monte Chapter of the National Society of the American Revolution will be hosting a lineage workshop at the Roxbury Public Library on Saturday, April 11 from 10:30AM to 3:00PM. No registration required. All welcome. For more information contact NJDARFerroMonte@aol.com.

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library to hold Spring Book Sale Fundraiser – May 1-May 3

The Friends of the Roxbury Township Public Library will be sponsoring a spring book sale from April 30 – May 3, 2015.  Sale hours: Thursday, April 30 is Friends preview night from 5pm - 8pm.  Not a Friend? You can join at the door!  Friday, May 1, 5pm – 8pm, Saturday, May 2, 10am – 4pm and Sunday, May 3, 12pm to 3pm is bag day. Fill a bag for only $5.00!  We provide the bags.

Prices start as low as $.50 for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcover and trade paperbacks.  Most children’s books are priced 4 for $1.00.  Donations of hardcover, paperback, and textbooks in good condition, DVDs, CDs, books-on-tape are being accepted from April 17 – April 27.  Magazines, Reader’s Digest, condensed books or X-rated materials will not be accepted.  Tax receipts are available.

Games, Anyone?

Do you enjoy playing Scrabble or Monopoly? The Roxbury Public Library will be set up with Scrabble boards and a Monopoly set for our adult community to play and enjoy on Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  You may also bring your own card games or board games. Please keep in mind that you don't have to be an expert to participate and all skill levels are welcome. So bring your friends or come on your own and join in the fun. For further information please call (973) 584-2400, x501 or email comments@roxburylibrary.org.

Mah Jongg
Join us for a game of Mah Jongg! The Mah Jongg group meets every Wednesday at 1PM You do not have to be an expert to participate and all skill levels are welcome.  Join the fun and make new friends! For further information please call (973) 584-2400, x501 or email comments@roxburylibrary.org.

 

 

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Computer Classes



The Roxbury Public Library is accepting registrations for computer classes. Registration is required.  To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org.  Classes are for Roxbury cardholders only.

E-Resources (by appointment) Learn how to download electronic books and magazines with an individualized ½ hour appointment – Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29.

Zinio for Libraries
Digital Magazines

Zinio\In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books we are pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.

Through our website, you will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.

You can access Zinio here. For more information on how to use this service please click here.

 

OneClickDigital
eBooks and Audiobooks

One Click DigitalIn partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books we are pleased to announce the launch of OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.

Access eAudio and eBooks at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates.

Details on how to access OneClickdigital may be found at here.

Never forget your library card again!

cardstarStore your library card number in your Smartphone with the CardStar App!

Directions for storing your library card can be found here.

 

 

Ancestry.com Now Available in the Roxbury Library!

Ancestry.comThink you could be related to a famous person? Want to find out the truth behind the old family legend about your great Aunt Bertha’s exploration of the Wild West? Explore your family history with the powerful tools provided by Ancestry.com Library Edition. Powered by Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, Ancestry Library Edition allows you to research U.S. birth, marriage, and death records, immigration records, Census records, family histories, court records, directories, photos, and military records. Start exploring your family here.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available INSIDE the library.

Family Pass Now Available

Morris MuseumThanks to the Friends of the Roxbury Library you are now able to borrow a family pass to the Morris Museum. The Museum pass is available for loan to any adult Roxbury Library Cardholder and can be reserved up to 1 month in advance.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Roxbury Library

 

 

 


Hours of Operation

Monday -Thursday
10:00AM-8:00PM

Friday
10:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday
Labor Day-Memorial Day: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Sunday
Labor Day-Memorial Day: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Closed

2014 - 2015 Holiday Hours

Thursday 1/1/15

New Year's Day

Closed

Monday 1/19/15

Martin Luther King Day

Open

Monday 2/16/15

President's Day

Open

Friday 4/3/15

Good Friday

Closed

Sunday 4/5/15

Easter

Closed

Sunday 5/10/15

Mother's Day

Closed

Saturday 5/23/15

Memorial Day Weekend

Closed

Sunday 5/24/15

Memorial Day Weekend

Closed

Monday 5/25/15

Memorial Day

Closed

Saturday 7/4/15

Independence Day

Closed

Saturday 9/5/15

Labor Day Weekend

Closed

Sunday 9/6/15

Labor Day Weekend

Closed

Monday 9/7/15

Labor Day

Closed

Monday 10/12/15

Columbus Day

Open

Wednesday 11/11/15

Veteran's Day

Open

Wednesday 11/25/15

Thanksgiving Eve

Open 10:00AM-5:00PM

Thursday 11/26/15

Thanksgiving

Closed

Friday 11/27/15

Thanksgiving Friday

Open

Thursday 12/24/15

Christmas Eve

Closed

Friday 12/25/15

Christmas

Closed

Thursday 12/31/15

New Year's Eve

Open 10:00AM-1:00PM

Friday 1/1/16

New Year's Day

Closed

     

 

 

Driving Directions

 

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From the South:

Route 287 North to Route 206 North. Route 206 North to Route 46 East at the Netcong Circle.
Route 46 East to Route 10 East at the Ledgewood Interchange.
Left at the second traffic light (Hillside Avenue).
First right onto Main Street. Library is the second building on the left.

From the West:

Route 46 East to Route 10 East at the Ledgewood Interchange. Left at the second traffic light (Hillside Avenue). First right onto Main Street. Library is the second building on the left.

From the North and Northeast:

Route 80 West to Exit 30 (Howard Boulevard). Left onto Howard Boulevard.. Cross over Route 46. Make a left at the stop sign onto Main Street . Library is just past light on left side.

From the Southeast:

Route 10 West OR Sussex Turnpike West to Route 10. Right at Eyland Avenue. Left onto Main Street. Library is on the right, just beyond the churches.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Roxbury Public Library Card?

Library cards are available at no charge to residents of Roxbury Township over the age of five, business owners who own or rent property, students not living in Morris County but attending Roxbury schools, and Roxbury Township employees.

At the time of registration, either a driver's license or Morris County Identification card must be provided as proof of residency. For more details, click here.

How do I find out if the library has a book, movie or CD that I want?

You can search the library catalog. For help using the library catalog, click here. To login to the catalog enter your library card number and your pin. You pin is usually the last 4 digits of you phone number. If you are unsure of your pin or have trouble logging in, please call the library at 973-584-2400.

The item that I want is in the catalog but is not in the Roxbury Public Library or it is checked out. How do I get it?

Your Roxbury Public Library card is accepted at all libraries that are part of the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.). This gives you access to 2.5 million items in 37 municipal libraries and the Morris County Library. You can go to any of these libraries and check out your item.

If you do not wish to travel to another library or the item is checked out, you can request that the item be sent to the Roxbury Public Library by placing a request. You can place request online from the library catalog. Directions are here. Call the Roxbury Public Library at 973-584-2400 if you have problems with the catalog or are unsure of your PIN.

If you can't locate what you want in our catalog, give us a call or come in and we will try to find the item in a library outside of Morris County. A $3.50 per item fee will be charged to the patrons account on items that were not located within the NJ library network. If you are concerned about any possible fee, please call the library before placing any items on hold using Jersey Cat.

How do I reserve my favorite author's newest books?

Join the I.Queue Reserves Program.

I'm interested in joining a book discussion group. Do you have one at your library?

Both daytime and evening groups for adults meet monthly for stimulating discussion. Contact Adult Services at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or email comments@roxburylibrary.org for more information.

Do you have photocopiers?

Black and white copiers are available. Copies cost $.15 per page for black and white. Students are entitled to 4 free copies from Reference Books.

Do you have computers for use by the public?

Computers are available for public use. In addition to Internet access, they also have MS Office, Photoshop and Adobe Reader available. Wireless Internet access is available for those who want to use their own laptops. Printing from our computers is available for a charge of $.15 per page for black and white copies and $1.00 for color.

Click here for more information about our computers and our computer classes.

Do you provide notary services?

There are notaries on staff at the library but their schedule varies. Please call 973-584-2400 to see when they are available. There is no charge for notary service. Click here for more information about notary service.

I would like to remember a loved on by donating a book or other item to the library in his or her name.

The library has a Memorial and Gift Program if you would like to give a special gift for a variety of occasions. Contact Susan Collins at 973-584-2400 ext. 502 for further details.

I would like to help support the library. How can I do so?

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library (FRTPL) provide financial support to the Library and sponsor the semi-annual book sale. Membership applications are available at the Friends web site or at the Library front desk. Contact the Friends at 973-584-2400 ext. 401 for more details.