NOVEMBER, 2020
Your monthly news & updates
Welcome Back Friends!

This Thanksgiving, we are filled with gratitude. We are thankful for the friendship and support you have shown the Friends of the Millburn Library. We are thankful for our great community, which has pulled together during this difficult year. And we are thankful for all that our wonderful Millburn Public Library has brought to our town. Our best wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.

While there is much that could not be done in 2020, we are proud that through your support, the Friends has been able to distribute more than 700 books to the community through our LFLs, purchase gift cards from local merchants for summer reading prizes and our mascot contest, fund the popular Museum Passes and much more. Join Friends and help us continue to support the Millburn Library in 2021 and beyond!

Dorothy Kelly
President of the Friends of the Millburn Library
Featured Events
Setting Your Table With Nature On Display
with Stephanie Murphy
Greenwood Gardens Public Engagement Manager
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Making your table special for intimate meals during this season of small gatherings by putting nature on display.

Employ these simple and easy ways to elevate your table setting this winter season. Join us for a Zoom demonstration followed by discussion.

Registration is required to attend.
Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.
Registration is required to attend.
Zoom Link will be emailed prior to the event.
A Virtual Fall Museum Night

“Salmagundi Club: Inside one of New York City’s oldest and most accessible art institutions”
by Nick Dawes

Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 pm
ZOOM presentation. 

Join Millburn resident Nick Dawes in a live broadcast from Salmagundi as he discusses the illustrious past of this nearly 150 year-old art club and discover why private clubs will play a more important role in post-Covid New York. 
Nick Dawes is Chairman and CEO of Salmagundi, a board member of the Appraisers Association of America and the author of four standard works on decorative arts. He is also Senior Vice President of Heritage Auctions in New York, a former Sotheby’s auctioneer, and one of the country’s best-known charity auctioneers. Nick is known to many through frequent appearances as an expert appraiser on PBS "Antiques Roadshow" since the first series in 1996. He has been a Millburn resident since the mid 1980s. 

Mascot Contest Winners
We are thrilled to introduce “Hooty” the official mascot of the Friends of the Millburn Library.

Congratulations to Marie Rella, whose design was chosen by our judges as the top winner in the contest. Kudos also to Henry Jang, Seoyoung Lim, and Dionne Mascarenhas for receiving first place in our children, teen and adult categories. Winners received gift cards to the following local businesses:
The Book House, Chocolate Works and Liv Breads.

All participants received a Certificate from Friends.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We had many wonderful submissions. Please keep your creative juices flowing and stay on the lookout for future contests from the Friends of the Millburn Library.

Museum Passes Are Back!

Museum Passes Are Back!

The Friends sponsor the MFPL’s thriving museum pass program, providing free or reduced admission to a number of museums and cultural institutions
in the area. Museums in the program that are currently open and accepting passes are: MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Montclair Art Museum and Intrepid, Air & Space Museum.
For more details about the Friends museum pass program and updated information about modifications as a result of the COVID pandemic,
please click here. 

NEW FEATURE!
Online Membership

Be a Friend
Joining Friends has never been easier. We now offer an online membership option and payment by credit card or Paypal. If you love your Library, you should be a Friend! Click the link below to become a member and learn about what Friends are all about.
Giving Tuesday
December 1, 2020
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world... just as libraries transform their communities and the world! This year, be sure to become a Friend of the Millburn Library on #GivingTuesday.
Joining Friends is now easier than before. We now offer an online membership option for your convenience.
If you love your Millburn Free Public Library, you should be a Friend!
Past Popular Events
Fireside Book Club
Fireside Book Club is Back! 

On November 2, Friends resumed its popular Fireside Book Club via ZOOM with a discussion of Delia Owen’s best-selling novel, "Where the Crawdads Sing". Thank you to all participants and to our moderator, reference librarian Marilyn Petrokubi.

Keep on the lookout for other virtual Fireside Book Club meetings in early 2021.
Kundan Candle Mat
Virtual Workshop
by Lakshmi Ganesh


Our virtual Kundan Candle Mat Workshop on November 17 was a resounding success, as Lakshmi Ganesh instructed participants on how to produce an array of dazzling designs in the tradition of this ancient Indian art form. Registrants received kits containing all the materials necessary to participate in the workshop. 


Little Free Libraries
Winter is coming and our Little Free Libraries will remain open and well-stocked throughout the snowy season. Check back often at Taylor Park and the Short Hills Train Station for new selections and literary treasures to keep you occupied on those frigid icy days.