Adult Programs

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.

We are hosting our first open mic event, and we need YOU to make it a success!

Prose, poetry, drama, acoustic music, and more are welcome. This event is free and open to audiences and participants ages 18+. Questions? Contact achiu@pburglib.org for more info. Register here!


Garden of Petals presents Spring Is in the Air

Monday, April 3 & Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn to make floral arrangements, fancy bows and coordinate colors, and learn to make Easter and spring arrangements. If you have floral crafts that you would like to organize, you are welcome to bring them.  This program is free and all materials will be provided, but space is limited and registration is required.  Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library


Classic Film

Thursday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Come to a free screening of The Great Race. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Film Screening: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Saturday, April 8 at 2:00pm

In honor of the MST3K reboot premiering April 14 on Netflix, we’re hosting a screening of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie! Join Mike Nelson, Tom Servo, and Crow T. Robot as they mercilessly heckle the 1955 film This Island Earth.

Rated PG-13; 74 minutes

We’ll be giving out MST3K-themed prizes before and after the film, so be sure to arrive on time for your chance to win!

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is recommended to guarantee a seat for this event. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Laughter Yoga

Monday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Laughing is a vocalization that anyone can do. It relieves stress, which helps keep disease away. Laughter has both psychological and physiological health benefits. Increased oxygen intake clears the lungs and the mind. Laughter is a cardiovascular exercise, ‘internal jogging,’ that burns calories. Here is your chance try it for yourself! Cynthia Curtis from Funny Farm Laughter Club will lead an hour-long laughter yoga session. Register here!


Classic Book Club

Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00pm

Join us for a discussion of I, Claudius by Robert Graves. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Coming to America: The Great Waves

Wednesday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Walter Choroszewski presents the history of Immigration to America from the first colonial wave through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis Island Immigration Station in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  This is a FREE program to held in the Community Room and open to all! Register here!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library


Book Forum

Wednesday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Our book club with no assigned reading. Come prepared to talk about whatever books you’ve enjoyed lately. Register here!


Film Discussion Group

Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Come to a free screening of Arrival. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Retirement Seminar

Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Join Keith Hawk of Hawk Financial Group for a morning of FREE fun and laughter… and don’t be surprised if you learn a thing or two about retirement!

You should attend this if you…

  • Are worried about running out of money during retirement
  • Are confused about Social Security
  • Are fearful about your 401k or IRA losing money from a market crash
  • Are unhappy with your current retirement situation
  • Are wondering about retirement income options
  • Want to know why a power of attorney is important during retirement
  • Are concerned about living the lifestyle you want during retirement
  • Are confused about the different types of financial advisors

Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Small Business Workshop

Monday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m.

The New Jersey State Library is working with the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s Taxation University to bring business training to local libraries.  This April, PFPL will be hosting the Small Business Workshop to educate local business owners and entrepreneurs about starting and registering businesses in the state. This workshop includes:

  • Types of Business Ownership
  • Registering your Business
  • Reporting Business Income
  • Meeting Employer Responsibilities
  • Understanding Sales and Use Tax
  • Q&A

A Small Business Administration Business Opportunity Specialist will also be on hand to give a brief presentation on federal contracting information, requirements, eligibility, and certification for small business owners, including women-owned businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Happy Bookers Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of The Martian by Andy Weir.  Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


 PFPL Writers Group

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the second meeting of the PFPL Writers Group! Register here!

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