Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

Let me start with wishing a very happy and healthy New Year to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year. In the Chinese Zodiac 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, whose characteristics include optimism, grace, generosity, kind-heartedness, wit, and nimbleness. Let’s hope the new year has all of those strengths! Should you want to learn more about the celebrations associated with the Lunar New Year, we have a very nice collection of children’s books on the subject.

In the spirit of the New Year, we are instituting some changes and fresh initiatives in February, including weekly Tech Advice by appointment, a new day-time yoga class, and a return of the museum pass program. More details later in this Newsletter.

Looking forward to seeing you at the library!


Heart Health Month

February is the official Heart Health Month. It’s a great time to take stock of your health habits and maybe adopt some new and better ones. We have an exciting heart health program coming up: 

Heart Health Lunch & Learn

Friday, February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Join the health

department team and a cardiologist from Atlantic Health Services will discuss heart healthy living and answer any questions you might have. A light luncheon will be served.

Register to participate here.

Returning Soon: Museum Passes!

Do you want a say in which museum passes are offered through the library?

Respond to this form to share your input.

February is Black History Month

We are celebrating the month by showcasing our adult and children's collections of literature written by and featuring heroes and heroines of our nation's African American community. Come on in and check them out!

Kids' Corner

Boonton Cubed

Friday, March 3-Monday, May 1

We are partnering with the Historical Society and teacher and local father Eric Glatz to bring you Boonton Cubed: Building History.

Children in grades 3-8 – beginners and seasoned gamers alike -- are invited to participate in an 8

week long collaborative e-sports project that combines Minecraft world building with real life historical buildings/sites in our town. With input from members of the Historical Society each participant will select a historic Boonton site and build a virtual world around or within it. Once

the sites have been selected, there will be ample time for research and building. Throughout the project participants will have access to Minecraft via the library’s server.

The program will culminate in a viewing party where gamers will have a chance to showcase their work. For more information, visit our website here, or come to the introductory meeting on March 6th, at 6pm.

Register to participate here.

Adult Programs

NEW! Chair Yoga

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. starting February 14th: Laura Kraus is adding a daytime yoga class to her popular Tuesday evening classes. The morning class is designed for beginners and participants in need of minor accommodations. Register to participate here.

NEW! Tech Advice by Appointment

Mondays, 1-2p.m.

Did you get a new smartphone or

tablet, or do you have a computer question? Never fear, help is near. Make a 20 minute appointment with one of the librarians, and we will help you get sorted. Register to reserve your appointment here.

Mah Jongg

Mondays, 2:00p.m.

Wednesday Mah Jongg Club is moving to Monday afternoon

in recognition that parking in Boonton is a bit less stressful on that day of the week. Starting February 6. No registration required.

Upcoming Winter Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during February and attend one of our special events focused on health and wellness. Or join us at one of our ongoing monthly programs! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming winter events.

  • February Closed Dates: The library will be closed February 19-20 for Presidents Day.
February Events Calendar

Tech Highlight: Press Reader

Did you know that your Boonton library card gives you access to more than 7,000 online newspapers and magazines from around the globe as soon as they are available on shelves? In addition to English, the collection includes a wealth of foreign language publications from Arabic to Uzbek! All you need to get started is your Boonton library card in good standing.

Try PressReader here.

Staff Reading Suggestion

Papi: My Story is a memoir by David "Big Papi" Ortiz that every baseball fan should read. Even Yankees fans would enjoy this! Papi tells Ortiz's story as a star player for the Boston Red Sox for 14 years. Helping the team win 3 World Series, Ortiz helped break the Red Sox curse. Request a copy of Papi: My Story here.


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