Friday, May 17, 2013
All-female classical ensemble playing on June 1.
New York Times lauded classical ensemble "The Chroma Trio" will be returning to Fort Lee in June. The female trio will be appearing at the Fort Lee Public Library on June 1 at 2 p.m. The group is comprised of members Nurit Pacht, Caroline Stinson and Priya Mayadas. They'll be playing two Beethoven piano trios, the famous 'Ghost' trio, Opus 70, and the Kakadus variations, as well as Opus 121a. If you're not familiar with their work, make sure to check out the YouTube video above – it's a stirring rendition of Beethoven's Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3. According to the Grey Lady, the ensemble put on a "vigorous, carefully shaped... [and] polished performance, with energy and elegance finely balanced." Admission is free, seating will be …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The library began offering video games Monday, and expects to expand its collection.
Spotting a trend among other area libraries, the Fort Lee Public Library began lending video games this week. “A lot of other libraries are doing this,” said Julia Strohmeyer, the young adult services librarian. She reached out to tother librarians who had undergone the process of selecting games for their collections, because, she admits, “I’m not really a gamer myself.” But that disclaimer aside, empty shelf space stands as evidence to the popularity of her picks. After only one day offering the games for loan, half of the library’s modest collection had already been taken home by Tuesday afternoon. The library is currently loaning out 16 games for the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 systems, all purchased by Strohmeyer on a $500 budget…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Cyberbullying is the theme of the Enigma Acting Conservatory's production of 'OMG!' at the Fort Lee Library to kick off National Library Week in April.
The Fort Lee Public Library will kick off National Library Week with a special production OMG! by the Enigma Acting Conservatory Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. The central theme of the story, cyberbullying, is told through Crystal, a creative middle school girl who is introduced to the cyber world when she creates her first “Facepage." Fort Lee’s own Michelle Dyagileva will be playing Crystal, the lead role. Dyagileva has been involved in acting since a young age, giving shows as young as 4-years old in her living room. Throughout her life she has been taking dancing, singing and songwriting lessons. The Enigma Acting Conservatory is an actor training school that has worked with youth ranging from 6-years old …
Monday, February 4, 2013
See what's going on in Fort Lee this week.
On Tuesday, Dr. Doherty, a local chiropractor is speaking at the Senior Center at 11am. Also, Opera classes return to the Senior Center on Feb. 5 as well. On Wednesday, Dr. Nasif, a local dentist, will be speaking to seniors at the Senior Center about oral health. Seniors--mark your calendars for Feb. 12--the state of NJ is coming to talk about Medicaid fraud. The Fort Lee Mayor and Council is having its Executive work session Thursday at 7pm in the Executive Conference Room--room 201--upstairs at Borough Hall. Also on Thursday, the Fort Lee Public Library will be hosting a lecture, "Solar and More: Discussion about the Best Renewable Energy Solutions." Learn from experts how you may be able to leverage government incentive programs, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tatyana Dyagileva is a fashion and accessory designer, fashion stylist, interior decorator and "home stager" whose exhibit is on display at the Fort Lee Public Library throughout December.
People who visit the Fort Lee Public Library in December and enter through the main doors may be surprised to find a display case just inside that looks more like a window display in a fashion district than something you would find in a library. Fort Lee resident Tatyana Dyagileva of Glamour Coach and Glamour Coach DÉCOR is exhibiting some of her work there through the end of the month in a display called “The Glimpse of Glamour.” Dyagileva, a local fashion and accessory designer, fashion stylist, interior decorator and home stager, who has been running Glamour Coach out her home office for about five years, has conducted a workshop at the Fort Lee library on style, fashion and décor and a given a lecture she described as “how to dress …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The painting by the late Fort Lee artist Paul Ortlip was damaged over a period of many years, but it’s now been restored and is slated for permanent display at the Fort Lee Public Library, with a dedication planned Saturday.
Thanks to the efforts of the Fort Lee Historical Society and the Fort Lee Public Library Board of Trustees, a part of the borough’s history has been restored after many years of neglect. A large painting by the late artist Paul Ortlip, a Fort Lee native, had been hanging in a small area of the Fort Lee Public Library’s meeting room, where it wasn’t really visible to the public and sustained significant damage over time. The Historical Society and the Library Board worked to have the 1970 Ortlip painting fully restored, and now that the restoration is complete, a dedication is planned for Saturday in the library’s gallery, where the painting will hang permanently. “The late Arthur Bruni, who was a very important member of the community, had…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The main floor of the library will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Fort Lee Public Library's main floor will be open Saturday with limited services, library officials said. Returns will be accepted only. Limited electric will also available for recharging cell phones and other devices. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no heat in the library at this time, according to library officials.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The debate, which had been scheduled for Thursday night at the Fort Lee Public Library, which is still closed after Sandy, had to be cancelled because there was no other venue available.
Thursday evening was supposed to be the last chance for voters to hear from the candidates running for the Fort Lee Board of Education, but the United Republican Club of Fort Lee-sponsored debate has been cancelled, club president David Cohen announced. The event was supposed to have taken place at the Fort Lee Public Library and would have been the last debate before the election among the candidates running for three seats on the school board, but the library remains closed after Hurricane Sandy. “We lost our venue; we’re not going to be able to have the event tonight, and regrettably,” Cohen said Thursday. “Obviously, our first thoughts are with the people of Fort Lee; I still understand that 70 percent of people don’t have power.” …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
September is a busy month at the Fort Lee Public Library. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening for the rest of the month at the library on Main Street.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
September may already be nearly halfway through, but the Fort Lee Public Library still has plenty of programs and events going on this month. On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m., master folder Itoko Kobayashi will be giving an origami workshop, and supplies are provided. The public library provided the following bio of Kobayashi: Itoko Kobayashi was born in the northern part of Japan’s main island. Her hometown is next to those who suffered from the Tsunami and the nuclear plant. She received her MTS from Drew University in Madison, NJ and is a PhD Candidate in European History of Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan). After giving birth to her child, Itoko started to create origami paper works, which she learned from her grandfather as a child. …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities will present the public library with all 18 titles nominated for its annual Book Award this year. All of the books will be available to check out, and a public award presentation is scheduled for Sept. 6.
The Fort Lee Public Library was recently announced as one of five libraries in the state to be awarded the 24th annual New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Book Award Collection. Fort Lee joins Caldwell Public Library, Cherry Hill Public Library, Millville Public Library and Wayne Public Library as this year’s recipient of 18 titles nominated by 13 publishers from across the U.S. The 2012 NJCH Book Award winner was “J.D. Salinger: A Life” by Kenneth Slawenski. NJCH also named three titles, “Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything” by Stephen Baker, “Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six” by Cathy D. Knepper and “Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Tell Us About Ethics, Virtue and Sustainable Living” …