Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear friend,

We took a small breather in September after a great summer of reading and lots of activities, especially for kids. Miss Allie estimates that she held 47 programs as part of this year’s summer reading program! Kudos to Miss Allie!

We are now heading into the fall and winter seasons, and I’m delighted to announce that we have some excellent programs coming up. Look forward to live music in our beautiful backyard, lectures on AI and Chat GPT, and a welcome resurrection of our popular Fiber Arts Club. There’s something for everyone at the old Holmes Library!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,


October 1-7 is Banned Books Week

Banned Books Read-In

Tuesday, October 3, 1-5 p.m.

Check out our collection of books that have been challenged over the years. You may be surprised by what you find!

The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Monday, October 16, 30, and November 13 at 7 p.m.

Are you curious about AI tools such as Chat GPT but don’t know much about how they are used and affect your life? Well, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Courtney Glore Crimmins of Fairleigh Dickinson for a timely three part series of interactive AI workshops. Dr. Crimmins will provide an overview of the various uses of AI, both today and in the future. The audience will have the opportunity to try out some of the most common platforms used today – so bring your laptop or tablet.

Registration required, please. Reserve your spot here.

Fall Programs for Everyone!

October First Friday

Friday, October 6, 5-8 p.m.

Join the library staff and the Friends of the Library for an evening of pumpkin decorating (while supplies last), Halloween photo op, and a lighthearted session with tarot card reader, Madame Marigold. All are welcome. 

Reserve your spot for a tarot card reading here.

Music in the Backyard

Mariachi Nuevo Mexico

Sunday, October 15, 4-5 p.m. We welcome one of New Jersey’s foremost mariachi bands for a thrilling performance

Bob Wylde Jazz Trio

Sunday, October 22, 3-4 p.m. 

Enjoy a virtuoso performance by jazz guitarist, Bob Wylde, and his fellow musicians.  

Both concerts are free and open to all. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside to the fireplace lounge.

Dog Fest 2023

Friday, October 20, 6-7 p.m.  We honor National Shelter Dog Adoption month with a festive event celebrating all things canine.  Crafts, snacks, and a visit by adoptable dogs brought by the Northstar Pet Rescue.  No registration required – just come on in.

Mark Your Calendars!

Boonton Book Fest: A Literary Feast for Foodies

Saturday, November 4

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Book Fest on Main Street

7:30-10 p.m. Meals to Remember: Storytelling Evening at the Boonton Library

Yes, it’s finally happening! In honor of Boonton’s richly deserved reputation as a culinary mecca we are honoring food writers and artists of every kind! We are looking forward to a day of author talks and book signings, followed by an evening of culinary storytelling at the library.

Please visit our webpage for more information.

Upcoming Fall Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during October to participate in Dog Fest or learn more about AI! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming fall events.

October Events Calendar

New Web Address

We have shortened our web address from to Both addresses will be valid until December 2023, but please be sure to make a note of the change.

Staff Reading Suggestion

US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's poem "Remember" comes to life in this stunning picture book featuring illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade. The text invites young readers to appreciate their family, nature, and their heritage. Goade's detailed watercolor images beautifully depict her native Tlingit culture. You'll discover a new hidden animal in the illustrations each time you read this book!

Request your copy of Remember here.


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