Thursday, March 7, 2013
The collage work of Fair Lawn resident and library circulation supervisor Alice Weisser is on display this month at the Maurice Pine Public Library.
The Fair Lawn public library is displaying the collage work of resident Alice Weisser, the library's circulation supervisor, in the display case at the library's entrance through March. Weisser, who lives in Fair Lawn, grew up expressing herself and her experiences through art. She enjoys working with collage, assembling pieces of myriad images taken from magazines and photographs. Her collages range from abstract works to animated personal stories. Weisser has a Fine Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art and spent many years working as a freelance graphic artist for ad agencies and publishers in New York City before transitioning to her current role at the Fair Lawn public library. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The entire Fair Lawn community will benefit from the donations of an anonymous Radburn resident inspired to give by a stranger who returned his lost wallet.
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- Zak Koeske
Friday, February 1
The simple, but virtuous act of one kind stranger who returned a Fair Lawn man's lost wallet this week set in motion a course of events that will benefit the entire community. A Radburn resident wrote sizable checks to both the Fair Lawn food pantry and the Fair Lawn public library Wednesday after his lost wallet, which contained about $180, was returned intact. The good Samaritan who returned the wallet refused a monetary award. "I decided that the donations to the food pantry and the library were the way I'd honor the civic virtue of this gentleman," said the relieved Radburn resident (we'll call him JB), who wished to keep his name and the amount of his donations anonymous. JB had just paid for a few purchases at the Radburn CVS and was…
Monday, September 3, 2012
From Sept. 8 to Sept. 15, residents who pick up a library passport and visit BCCLS libraries will be entered into a drawing to win an e-reader.
Monday, September 3, 2012
In celebration of National Library Card Sign Up Month, the Fair Lawn public library challenges residents to visit as many of the 74 Bergen County Cooperative Library System libraries as they can from Saturday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 15 and get their library passport stamped. The more libraries a patron visits, the more opportunities they'll have to win, but anyone who visits at least one of the member libraries -- including their own hometown library -- and borrows a book, audio book or movie will be entered in a drawing for a Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet or Nook Simple Touch. To be eligible for prizes, all stamped passports must be turned in by Wednesday, Sept. 19, to the BCCLS library of your choice. Two prizes -- one for participants …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The library could use some help to supplement its current reserves of summer reading books on the Fair Lawn Public Schools' lists.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Holding on to a book that you no longer need? The library is seeking donations of nine books that appear on this year's Fair Lawn Public Schools' summer reading lists to supplement its supplies for student borrowers. Students who would like to borrow any of this year's summer reading titles can do so at the library or through the BCCLS system, but some titles are limited (not enough to meet the demand without putting people on waiting lists or going through other libraries). If you'd like to borrow a summer reading list book, just stop by the library or call 201-796-3400, Ext. 5. If you have any of these books at home and no longer need them, please consider donating them to the library: -- Follow Fair Lawn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Council will vote to award the bid for the replacement of the library's lower roof to Central Jersey Roofing, Inc. in Rahway.
The replacement of the library's leaky upper and lower roofs won't come cheap, but one of them may come cheaper than originally thought. Council is set to award a bid for the replacement of the library's lower roof to Central Jersey Roofing, Inc. at its Tuesday meeting. The Rahway-based roofing company's $59,000 bid came in well below what borough officials had originally anticipated paying to replace the roof. Manager Tom Metzler said in February that he expected it would cost about $100,000 to replace the roof. Over the past two years, the library's aging two-tiered roof system has grown progressively leakier. The heavy rains during Hurricane Irene last August exacerbated the problem, forcing the library to close for multiple days with …