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¡Bienvenido al blog de la Biblioteca Pública Gratuita de North Bergen! Publicamos contenido nuevo todos los jueves. ¡Cuéntenos en los comenterios qué tipo de contenido quiere ver!

Caribbean American Heritage Month

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month! Every June since 2006, this month-long celebration promotes the rich cultural heritage of our Caribbean American citizens. Here are some well known Caribbean American authors to check out!Elizabeth Acevedo Acevedo was born...

The Tony Awards

In celebration of Broadway’s biggest event of the year, we’re looking at some of the recent winners of the Tony Awards. The Tony Awards will be on June 16th on CBS.  The Tony Awards are named after Antoinette Perry who was the leader of the American Theater Wing...

Taylor Swift Book Recommendations

If you are a fellow Swiftie check out these book recommendations that goes with your favorite era! Be sure to join us on June 20th for the last meeting of the Taylor Swift Club!Speak Now (Taylor's Version) The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Good Fortune by C. K. Chau...

Norman Rockwell

Please join us for our Art Talks program all about the work of Norman Rockwell next Thursday May 30th at 6pm on Zoom. The event led by Janet Mandel will take us through some of Rockwell’s famous works. Norman Rockwell was born in 1894 in New York City. From an early...

World Baking Day

May 19 marks World Baking Day, an event held on the third Sunday of May every year. What better way to celebrate than to bake something to share with your friends and family? Here are a few staff favorites to get your ideas going! Let us know if you end up trying...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s okay to not be okay. Stress, depression, or anxiety can strike anyone down. It’s important to develop healthy coping mechanisms to quell these mental states. Here are some methods you may want to practice: Exercise Deep breathing Meditation Journaling Relaxation...

Anna May Wong

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To kick things off we’re highlighting the first Chinese American Actress, Anna May Wong. Born as Wong Liu Tsong in Chinatown of Los Angeles, 1905 to Wong Sang-Sim and Lee Gon-toy. Her parents were second...

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month!  Formerly known as Autism Awareness Month, the name change represents a shift beyond just awareness to an active focus on respect, understanding, inclusion and empowerment.  Autism is a developmental disability that can...

Happy Eid Al-Fitr

What is Eid?   Eid al Fitr is the celebration of the end of Ramadan and it can last for two or three days. This is one of two major holidays celebrated by Muslims. During the celebrations, many partake in the charity, Zakat al-fitr which is collected before the...

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was born in West Hills on Long Island on May 31, 1819. Whitman’s father moved the family to Brooklyn when he was little. Walt was one of the first generation of people born in the newly formed United States. He attended the first public schools in...
Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month! Every June since 2006, this month-long celebration promotes the rich cultural heritage of our Caribbean American citizens. Here are some well known Caribbean American authors to check out!Elizabeth Acevedo Acevedo was born...

The Tony Awards

The Tony Awards

In celebration of Broadway’s biggest event of the year, we’re looking at some of the recent winners of the Tony Awards. The Tony Awards will be on June 16th on CBS.  The Tony Awards are named after Antoinette Perry who was the leader of the American Theater Wing...

Taylor Swift Book Recommendations

Taylor Swift Book Recommendations

If you are a fellow Swiftie check out these book recommendations that goes with your favorite era! Be sure to join us on June 20th for the last meeting of the Taylor Swift Club!Speak Now (Taylor's Version) The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Good Fortune by C. K. Chau...

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell

Please join us for our Art Talks program all about the work of Norman Rockwell next Thursday May 30th at 6pm on Zoom. The event led by Janet Mandel will take us through some of Rockwell’s famous works. Norman Rockwell was born in 1894 in New York City. From an early...

World Baking Day

World Baking Day

May 19 marks World Baking Day, an event held on the third Sunday of May every year. What better way to celebrate than to bake something to share with your friends and family? Here are a few staff favorites to get your ideas going! Let us know if you end up trying...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s okay to not be okay. Stress, depression, or anxiety can strike anyone down. It’s important to develop healthy coping mechanisms to quell these mental states. Here are some methods you may want to practice: Exercise Deep breathing Meditation Journaling Relaxation...

Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To kick things off we’re highlighting the first Chinese American Actress, Anna May Wong. Born as Wong Liu Tsong in Chinatown of Los Angeles, 1905 to Wong Sang-Sim and Lee Gon-toy. Her parents were second...

Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month!  Formerly known as Autism Awareness Month, the name change represents a shift beyond just awareness to an active focus on respect, understanding, inclusion and empowerment.  Autism is a developmental disability that can...

Happy Eid Al-Fitr

Happy Eid Al-Fitr

What is Eid?   Eid al Fitr is the celebration of the end of Ramadan and it can last for two or three days. This is one of two major holidays celebrated by Muslims. During the celebrations, many partake in the charity, Zakat al-fitr which is collected before the...

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was born in West Hills on Long Island on May 31, 1819. Whitman’s father moved the family to Brooklyn when he was little. Walt was one of the first generation of people born in the newly formed United States. He attended the first public schools in...

A Look at Graphic Novels and Comic Books

A Look at Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Are you trying to get into reading graphic novels? The graphic novel has grown in popularity in since the release of Art Speiglman's Maus in 1986. Ever since, this medium has become a growing favorite among book lovers.  Lately, you can find graphic novel versions of...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

On the morning of March 18, 1990, Boston was filled with St. Patrick’s Day festivities. That was  until employees appeared for work and there was no security at the door. This is the story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft. The theft is considered to be the...

Strong Female Characters in Media

Strong Female Characters in Media

Are you looking to consume content that has strong female characters? In honor of Women’s History Month, here is some media you may be interested in: Movies: Black Panther The Hunger Games Ocean’s 8 Wonder Woman Alien Thelma and Louise Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Next week we are welcoming the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to give a two part lecture on Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor strived for civil and human rights. Eleanor is the longest serving First Lady due to her husband’s historic four terms. ...

Read Across America

Read Across America

Do you have fond memories of reading as a child? Perhaps you snuggled up with a parent as they read bedtime stories. Sat on the edge of your seat in as your teacher read the latest chapter of an exciting tale? Maybe you were the type of child who read under the covers...

THE MAIN LIBRARY AND KENNEDY BRANCH WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2024. THE GUTTENBERG RESOURCE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024.