Grown up Gaming

If Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders are no longer a challenge, join us for Grown up Gaming.  Try out games such as Gloom, Bards Against Humanity, and Texas Hold ‘em or bring a favorite from home.  Bring a friend or come alone.  Light snacks provided.

Join us on  Monday February 6th, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Denville Public Library.

Open to ages 18+

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February Computer Classes

Below are the computer classes we will be offering for the month of February. Please note that registration is required for all programs. To register, click on the event below the class description, and then choose RSVP – YES.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learn to use Microsoft Word to work with documents (opening, creating, modifying, saving and more) and to become familiar with Microsoft Word’s basic functions.

Prerequisites: Comfortable using the keyboard.

Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 am

11feb10:30 AM- 12:30 PMIntroduction to Word10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Event Type :Adults

Intermediate Word

This class picks off where the MS Word Basic left off.  In this class you will learn how to change the default paragraph spacing, insert clip art and word art, use symbols and create tables and columns.

 Prerequisites: Must have previously taken MS  Word Basic class.

Tuesday February 21st at 2:30 pm

21feb2:30 PMIntermediate Word2:30 PM Event Type :Adults

2017 Book Club

January 11  – The Girl  in Translation.  Jean Kwok

February 8  – Go Set A Watchman.  Harper Lee (meeting offsite – call Library for location)

March 8  – The Rent Collector.  Cameron Wright

April 12  – Hillbilly Elegy.  JD Vance

May 10  – A Spear of Summer Grass.  Deanna Raybourn

June 14 –  The Nightingale.  Kristin Hannah

July 12  – Small Great Things.  Jodi Piccoult

August 9  – The Pearl that Broke its Shell.  Nadia Hashimi

September 13  – The Nest.  Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

October 11  – My Name is Lucy Barton.  Elizabeth Strout

November 8  – Faithful.  Alice Hoffman

December 13  – A Man Called Ove.  Fredrik Backman

 

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Join us for our informal Book Club.  We meet generally the second Wednesday of the month in the meeting room at the Denville Library.  If you need assistance or would like to join us, please contact Librarian Ilene Lefkowitz at the library.  Titles are subject to change.

2017 Reading Challenges

Start your year off with a Bang!  Join a Reading Challenge or make one of your own.  Here’s a few to get you started.

Lists of Reading Challenges for Reading Challenges of All Sorts can be found

  • Here at LifeHacking the World
  • Here at Reading Challenge Addict

To download a blank log book, click here

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Salute to Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to salute the local heroes who sacrificed so much to keep us all safe. Please click here or on either image below to see the full photo album and learn more about each of these brave men and women. You can also view our Veterans Day photo display the next time you stop by the library. We owe all our veterans a debt far greater than can ever be repaid. Thank you all for your service.

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Backpack Kits FAQ

The Denville Library will begin circulating Backpack Kits.  There are three backpack kits: Astronomy, Geocaching and Hiking.

How long does each backpack go out for? 

Each backpack will circulate as a unit for one week.

Who can take one out?

Limited currently to Denville Cardholders over 18 with no blocks on their cards

Can I place one on hold?

Backpacks may be placed on hold by Denville cardholders over 18 only

How do I return it?

Backpacks MUST be returned in person to Denville Public Library

Is there a late charge?

A late charge of $5.00 per day will be charged for each day the pack is late.

What’s in the backpacks?

Each backpack has books related to the topic, a first aid kit, a journal to share your experiences, a safety whistle and a bear bell.

  • Geocaching kit also contains a handheld GPS unit, binoculars, a flashlight and a magnifying glass to help you find those tricky caches!
  • The Astronomy kit also contains a starscope, a star chart and a red flashlight.
  • The Hiking kit also contains a compass and trail maps.

What happens if I lose a piece?

Replacement costs for individual items will be given if needed.

 

Backpacks for an afternoon/evening of activity now available at the Denville Public Library!

Curious about hiking?  Geocaching?  Astronomy or Birdwatching?  Don’t have the equipment or necessary tools?  The Denville Library is happy to announce that we have backpack kits ready for Denville residents to borrow filled with almost all you will need to go birdwatching, stargazing, hiking or geocaching!  Each backpack contains items one would need such as binoculars for birdwatching, a handheld GPS unit for geocaching, a compass and trail maps for hiking and a starscope and star chart for stargazing. Each kit comes with related books, safety whistles, bear bells and first aid kits along with a journal to share your experience with other community members.  Backpack kits circulate for one week and must be returned to the Denville Public Library.  FAQs can be found here.