Adult Programs

Wood Carving Club

Monday, September 25 @ 1:00pm

The Wood Carving Club meets on Mondays at 1:00pm. All are welcome– men, women, novices, and experienced carvers. For more information or questions, please call Alan Grossman at 908-454-4446.  Register here!

Happy Bookers Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 27  at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rivka Brunt.  Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


PFPL Writers Group

Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.

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


Author Event: Kathleen W. Wickham – We Believed We Were Immortal

Sunday, October 1 @ 2:00pm

On the 55th anniversary of the 1962 crisis at Ole Miss, author Kathleen Wickham traces the footsteps of twelve American journalists and examines the unsolved murder of Paul Guihard, a French reporter, the only journalist killed during the civil  rights movement.

In We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss, Wickham details the challenges faced by these journalists: and how they managed to overcome beatings, snipers, and a rogue governor to file the reports which are included here.

“Here are flesh-and-blood reporters,” writes Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger, “whose dispatches from the war-torn University of Mississippi campus remind us what real journalism looks like and why we need it now more than ever.”

About the author: Kathleen Wickham, professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi, previously worked as a newspaper reporter in her native New Jersey. She was drawn to the story of Paul Guihard as a symbol of the commitment and courage of the 300-plus journalists who covered the 1962 integration riot.


Registration is strongly encouraged for this event.
Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Classic Film

Thursday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m.

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


Classic Book Club

Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00pm

Join us for a discussion of Dracula by Bram Stoker. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Laughter Yoga

Friday, October 13 at 3:00pm

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 to try it for yourself! Cynthia Curtis from Funny Farm Laughter Club will lead an hour-long laughter yoga session. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Book Forum

Wednesday, October 18 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!


Everyday Art

Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00pm

“Everyday Art” is a freelance Artisan Community which is built on a foundation of creating mindful interactive art to keep for oneself or to give to others. All levels of talent are encouraged to attend, so if you are a professional artist, an artist “want to be,” or simply terrified to put a colored pencil to paper, please, we would love to have you join our group! Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!

Film Discussion Group

Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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


Fall Harvest Pub Trivia

Saturday, October 21 at 1:00pm

Attention all trivia lovers: Join the Friends of Phillipsburg Free Public Library for Fall Harvest Pub Trivia! Ages 18+. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!


Resume Writing 101

Tuesday, October 24 @ 4:00pm

Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time or re-entering after a long hiatus, creating an effective resume is critical for landing the job you want. In this workshop you will learn:

  • What employers of today are looking for
  • How to write or rewrite your resume
  • How to improve the appearance of your resume

Prerequisites: basic typing skills; basic knowledge of MS Word; ability to use a mouse.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 908-454-3712 for more information. Register here!

 

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