We can't wait to
see you in person!
But in the meantime, we’ll be right here online.
Winter Reading Raffle Winners
Winter Reading Raffle Winners

Friends of the Millburn Library was the proud sponsor of raffle baskets for the MFPL’s Second Annual Winter Reading Challenge.
Our heartiest congratulations go out to the three lucky winners:
Heather, Marie, and Evan,
each of whom received specially selected goodies from The Book House.

Kudos to the 244 participants, who logged in 3325 books during the month of January. Great job reading everyone!
Friends Membership Card
Friends Membership Card
 
Do you have your Membership card yet? If not, make sure you join or renew your annual membership in Friends of the Millburn Library and start receiving benefits from local businesses participating in our Member-Merchant program. To join or renew, click here.
 
New Merchant Added
Friends of the Millburn Library is thrilled to welcome Highline Fashions to our Member Merchant Program. Friends members will receive a 10% discount on purchases made in store or online. 

Learn about our participating Merchants Program and Sign-Up for the Membership.
Carla Ulbrich Live in Concert via Zoom
Friday, February 26, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Concert
Recommended For Adults
A special interactive virtual performance by Comical Singer, Humorous Songwriter,
and Musician!

Looking for some laughs to chase away the February blues? Join the fun on Friday, February 26 7:30 as we welcome comic singer, humorous songwriter and musician Carla Ulbrich for a special interactive ZOOM performance. 
 
With songs such as “What if Your Girlfriend was Gone,” “Sweatpants,” and
“17, 700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer,” Carla combines edgy humor with musical artistry. 
 
This program is recommended for adult participants.
Registration is a must to receive the zoom link.
Fireside Book Club & Author Talk

Book Discussion-Beyond the Ghetto Gates with Author Michelle Cameron
Monday, March 1, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Discussion
Book Discussion-Beyond the Ghetto Gates with Author Michelle Cameron

Join us as we welcome Michelle Cameron for a discussion of her critically acclaimed
novel Beyond the Ghetto Gates. Set in Ancona, Italy during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign, Cameron’s historical novel tells the story of
two very different cultures colliding when French troops free the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto. 

"A gripping peek into a bygone Italy and an astute look at the era's prejudice."
--Kirkus
2020 Silver Medal Award in Historical Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs).


Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.
Registration opens at 12:00 am Monday, February 15, 2021
Imagination Games with Arielle Beth Klein
Saturday, March 6, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ages 5 - 9
Limited Seats
Virtual Imagination Games
SILLY STORYTELLING, MAGICAL MAKE-BELIEVE
AND IMAGINATION GAMES
 

Aliens, unicorns and magic spells, oh my!
Off-Broadway actor Arielle Klein will play acting games and
introduce elements of stories to spark the imagination.

Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.
Registration opens at 12:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Healthy and Easy Indian Cooking with Vaishali
Sunday, March 14, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Recommended For Adults
Limited Seats
Virtual Demo
Join Vaishali Chandrashekar, founder of Cook Consciously with Vaishali for a ZOOM demonstration from her kitchen as she cooks healthy Indian recipes, which are simple to make and fancy enough to be served for any occasion.
Vaishali will be demonstrating:

Palak Paneer
Fresh spinach curry with paneer (Indian cheese cubes) and warm spices.

Tandoori Gobhi
Cauliflower florets marinated with tandoori spices and roasted and broiled to charred perfection.

Beets with Chickpeas and Fresh Coconut.
South Indian style sautee shredded beets combined with chickpeas and fresh grated coconut.


Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.
Registration opens at 12:00 am Sunday, February 28, 2021
Past Programs


This was a busy, fun-filled week for FOML.  

Our Fireside Book Group discussed Breathe: A Letter to my Sons by Imani PerryJon Michaud led us in a thoughtful consideration of the style, content, and implications
of this work during a historical time of racial reflection.  

On Tuesday, twenty children learned about Animals in Winter with the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, with much appreciated guest appearances by a turtle and an owl. Our mascot, Hooty,
was thrilled to be introduced to another feathered friend! 
 
Later that evening, participants created beautiful mason jars filled with colored and scented bath salts, to give as gifts or use for pampering. We made them in reds,
pinks, and whites for Valentine's Day, and saw examples of green and white ones
for Saint Patrick's Day and rainbow ones in taller vases for spa-like presentation. 
Thank you to Stephanie Murphy for inspiring us.