October 2017: Issue no. 22
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
September 15th - October 15th
¡Celebra el Mes de la Hispanidad!
National Hispanic Heritage Month honors Hispanic histories and cultures, recognizing the remarkable contributions made by Americans with ancestry in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Call for volunteers
Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like to meet new people?
Then we have a volunteer opportunity for you!
The library is looking for someone to moderate a knitting group once a month. Please contact Kristin at (201) 943-6244 for more information.
Llamada para voluntarios
¿Te gusta hacer punto o crochet? ¿Te gusta conocer gente nueva? ¡Entonces tenemos una oportunidad para que usted sea voluntaria!
La biblioteca está buscando a alguien para moderar un grupo de tejer una vez al mes. Por favor llame a Kristin al (201) 943-6244 para más información.
is still available to use with your Fairview Library card!
Borrow up to 4 titles every month for free.
Are you looking for something to read or to recommend?
Look for monthly reviews from the library's knowledgeable staff.
For teenagers (Ages 8-12) and adults alike,
Kristin Nelson recommends:
Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics (English version)
¡Bravo!Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios (Spanish version)
by Margarita Engle, illustrated by
is "not a book about the most famous Hispanics", Margarita Engle writes in the introduction to the book, but instead a beautiful collection of poems about people who lived and thrived in the United States throughout history. Each poem is like a conversation with the subject, not merely a biographical sketch (though you will find notes about their lives at the end of the book). Engle's words will spark curiosity within readers to learn more about these poets, painters, cowboys and librarians. And,
Rafael López's illustrations illuminate the poems, making them real. The book is organized in chronological order by the subject's birth year. The library owns both the English and Spanish versions of the book. Enjoy!
Ynés Mexía, Arnold Rojas and Louis Agassiz Fuertes are featured among the 18 amazing Hispanics.
*Unlimited access to the New York Times is also available from all public computers in the library.
are now available by appointment.
Drop-in technology help for
Call the library for more details: (201) 943-6244
Visiting museums is a fun fall activity for everyone!
HOW TO RESERVE A MUSEUM PASS
Upcoming Library Closings
The library will be closed on:
Monday, October 9th for Columbus Day
I say that each day is a poem.
Some hours are green and peaceful.
Others are red, like festivals or storms.
I love teaching children how to tell
their own stories.
- Margarita Engle, from
The Magic of Words -
about José Martí