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    Upcoming Events
    Tell Me a Story - Storytelling Hour for Adults
    Thursday, September 9, 7-8pm
    This one is for the adults, kids. Come explore the art of storytelling with us during this special event. The theme for stories this month is school memories. This event will be held on Zoom.
    This event will be recorded and may be shared on social media.
    Tell Me a Story: Online Story Hour
    Create Your Own Tie-Dye
    Create Your Own Tie Dye
    Saturday, September 11, 7-8pm
    Bring one cotton or cotton blend item to tie-dye and a plastic bag. Dipping done by library staff. A face covering is required and must cover your nose and mouth throughout the event, and participants must practice physical distancing.
    No registration required. Rain date: Sept. 18.
    Special Health Insurance Enrollment Workshop
    Thursday, September 14, 6:30-7:30pm
    This workshop (in-person or online) from the NJ Citizen Action Education Fund will provide information on how to take advantage of the current health insurance special enrollment period. Learn how to get affordable health insurance, what financial help you may qualify for, how to use your benefits and avoid healthcare scams, and more.  
    Attendees who listen to the whole talk will be entered in a raffle for a $50 eVISA gift card. Registration is requested, but not required.
    Event repeated in Spanish on Sept. 16 at the same time.
    Special Health Insurance Enrollment Workshop
    Hackensack Creates...Outdoors: Bargello Coasters
    Hackensack Creates...Outdoors - Bargello Coasters
    Wednesday, September 15, 1-2:30pm
    Meet on the library lawn to explore the retro art of Bargello by making coasters with a geometric pattern. Bargello is a form of needlepoint that is easy to learn and fun to do. 
    Please register by Monday, September 13. Rain date: Sept. 22. Masks worn over nose and mouth and physical distancing are required for this event.
    Hackensack Creates...Virtually - Bargello Coasters
    Wednesday, September 15, 6:30-8pm
    Meet online to explore the retro art of Bargello by making coasters with a geometric pattern. Bargello is a form of needlepoint that is easy to learn and fun to do. 
    Please register Monday, Sept. 13. Pick up your craft kit starting Sept. 13. 
    Hackensack Creates...Virtually: Bargello Coasters
    The Trouble with My Name
    The Trouble with My Name
    Wednesday, September 22, 7-8pm
    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us on Zoom for Dr Javier Ávila's one-man show that blends comedy and poetry to shed light on issues of language, race, and equity.
    Since October 2016, Ávila has presented his show on the Latino experience in the United States, "The Trouble with My Name", in more than 150 cities. For more information visit: https://www.javieravila.net/
    Event sponsored by Bergenfield Public Library, Englewood Public Library, Fort Lee Public Library, Hackensack's Johnson Public Library, and Teaneck Public Library.
    Virtual Veterans' Benefits Q&A
    Friday, September 24, 2:30-3:30pm
    Learn all about your VA Benefits from a representative of the Department of Veteran Affairs. The information session will be tailored according to your questions so make sure to have some ready!
    There is no registration necessary. Simply click on the button to join. 
    Virtual Veterans' Benefits Q&A
    JPL's Open Mic Night
    Open Mic Night
    Thursday, September 30, 7-9pm
    We're back in-person! But don't worry, we're still live online too.
    Looking for great entertainment mixed with stimulating conversation? Poets, comedians, musicians, and more are all welcome. Even if you would just like to provide a supportive listening ear for other performers, please join us for this hybrid version of our monthly Open Mic Night.
    COVID-19 precautions if attending in-person:
    • Registration in advance is required-maximum of 30 guests in-person. 
    • Please bring your own chair or blanket. 
    • Masks worn over nose and mouth and physical distancing required.
    Notes: Performers, please keep content rated R and under. 4 minutes maximum for each performer. Be aware that this event will be recorded and possibly shared on social media.
    Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
    Young Adult Books for Adult Readers Book Club
    Saturday, September 18 from 11am-12pm
    Join us for our virtual meeting! We'll be discussing Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.
    Find a copy HERE, or borrow the eBook from Libby/Overdrive HERE.
    To participate in the book club, please email Keri for the Zoom link: keri.adams@hackensack.bccls.org
    The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older
    Fit To Be Lit Book Club
    Friday, September 24 from 11am-12pm
    Join us on Zoom! This month's selection is The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older.
    Find a copy HERE, or borrow the eBook from Libby/Overdrive HERE and the audiobook from Hoopla HERE.
    To participate in the book club, please email Melina for the Zoom link: melina.halpin@hackensack.bccls.org
    Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
    Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club
    Saturday, September 25 from 10-11am
    This meeting will be held on Zoom.
    We will discuss Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.
    Find a copy HERE, or borrow the eBook and Audiobook from Libby/OverDrive HERE.
    To participate in the book club, please email Kate for the Zoom link: kathryn.cannarozzi@hackensack.bccls.org
    Virtual ESL Conversation Class
    In-Person & Virtual ESL Conversation Class
    Virtual & In-Person ESL Conversation Class
    Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am
    No class September 1
    ESL conversation classes through Zoom and in person are offered to those who are in a high intermediate to advanced English level. This class is designed to help you get comfortable speaking English in a social setting by learning new vocabulary and pronunciation. This class will be held via Zoom. In person class requires a mask to cover nose and mouth.
    Computer Classes
    Clases de Computadora
    Clases de Computadora
    Por Cita, Lunes a Viernes,
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. previa
    Obtenga ayuda personalizada en informática sobre temas como Microsoft Office, Zoom, correo electrónico, búsqueda de empleo, currículum (resume) y cartas de presentación. Inscríbase a una sesión de una hora en persona o en línea. Para las sesiones en persona debe llevar una máscara que cubra adecuadamente la nariz y la boca. Para concertar una cita, envíe un correo electrónico a michelle.ferreira@hackensack.bccls.org o llame al 201-343-4169 x34.
    Ongoing Services
    Citizenship Mock Interviews
    Resume Remedy
    The Resume Remedy is a handy and easy to fill out form you can use to send all your details to a JPL librarian to be formatted into a stellar resume. Don't fumble around on your smartphone any longer! Please allow three business days to receive your shiny new resume. 
    Service limited to Hackensack residents.
    Book Fix
    Looking for your next great reading fix? Get personalized recommendations from a JPL Librarian - for all ages! Fill out a form and you’ll receive a list of suggestions in 2-3 business days.
    Lectura Personalizada
    ¿Buscando su próxima lectura? Complete este formulario para obtener recomendaciones personalizadas de un bibliotecario de JPL. Lectura Personalizada le enviará un correo electrónico con los títulos que coinciden con sus intereses y preferencias.
    JPL Teens - Events This Month
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    Check out our calendar or sign up for our weekly teen newsletter!
    Children's Events in September
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    Check out our calendar or sign up for our monthly children's newsletter!
    Scheduled Closing Announcement: The library will be closed Saturday, September 4 & Monday, September 6, 2021 for Labor Day.
    Phased Library Operations - Phase 4: Browsing & Expanded In-Person Services
    The library is now operating in Phase 4. To see all the phases of the Library Operations Plan, please click here.
    ¡La biblioteca ya está operando en la Fase 4! Para ver todas las fases del Plan de Operaciones de la Biblioteca, por favor haga clic aquí!
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