A Warm Welcome From the Library Director

Dear friend,

I’m delighted to welcome you to the new monthly newsletter from the Boonton Holmes Public Library. Here you will find information about our activities and services, as well as tips for making the most of your library, and – of course -- suggestions for your next great read.

With warmest regards,

Lotte Newlin


Virtual Author Visit with Madeline Miller

Thursday, October 27, 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe will discuss her work and inspiration for her writing.

Register to reserve your spot here. Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

The BHPL Adult Book Club will be discussing Circe on October 25 at 7pm. Registration for in-person attendance not required. To receive the Zoom link email us at:


Kids' Corner

Miniature Therapy Horse Visit

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30-4:30pm.

Meet Noble Attitude and hear his story as told by companion and author, Maureen Coultas. Weather permitting, the program will be held in the library's garden. Register to reserve your spot here.

Storytime with Miss Allie

Thursday Storytime will be taking a break in October as Miss Allie is going back to school. She will be back in the storytelling chair on Thursday, October 27th at 3:30pm.

October is Family Fun Month!

First Friday Family Fun

Friday, October 7, 5:30-8 p.m.

Spooky photo ops, fortune telling, ghostly crafts, and more. Pizza will be served. Registration not required, just show up!

Outdoor Family Movie Night: The Princess Bride

Wednesday, October 12, 6-8:30 p.m.

35th anniversary show in our backyard. Bring your own lawn chair & blanket. Popcorn and beverages will be served.

Register to reserve your spot here.

Upcoming Fall Events @ BHPL

Our newsletter features just a few of the exciting events happening this month at the library. To learn more about upcoming events and reserve your spot, visit our website.

October Events Calendar

Join the Friends of the Library!

The Friends are on the move again and are looking for more friends to join the club. This fall and winter we hope to sponsor several cultural events as well as some fun fundraisers, including our first ever quiz night. This is YOUR opportunity to have a say in what happens at the library. Meetings are conveniently held in hybrid format – in-person and via Zoom.  

Next meeting is Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Registration for in-person attendance not required. To receive the Zoom link sign up here.

Update Your Language Skills

As part of the Main Library Alliance Boonton library patrons now have access to Mango Languages, a powerful online language learning app offering instruction in 70 languages. All you need is your library card, a computer, or a smart phone to get started. Check out our website or stop by the library for instructions.

Calling all Boonton Book Clubs!

Did you know that any Boonton-based book club may request copies of their upcoming reads to be stocked at the library? Just stop in and fill out a request form, and we’ll be happy to acquire up to 5 copies of the item. We’ll also put the book on our preloaded Kindles for extra convenience.

Interested in joining a book club? The library hosts monthly meetings for our Mystery Book Club (third Monday of the month at 7pm) and Adult Book Club (last Tuesday of the month at 7pm). Learn more about these groups here. Registration for in-person attendance not required. To receive the Zoom link email us at:


Staff Reading Suggestion

If you love a delightful mystery with a twist of spy craft and a cast of engaging senior citizens, The Thursday Murder Club series is for you! This delightful series by British comedian and author, Richard Osman, is set in a bucolic retirement community in the English countryside. Led with ruthless cunning by former MI6 spy, Elizabeth, a quartet of seniors set about solving cold cases from the past. In turns funny and bittersweet, the novels beautifully capture the voices of each character. Titles in the series are: The Thursday Murder Club, The Man Who Died Twice, and The Bullet That Missed. More are sure to come!

--Lotte Newlin, Director

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