Pburg Free

The blog for all who know and use the Phillipsburg Free Public Library and our Web Branch at www.pburglib.org

Friday, July 21, 2006

Don't Cook? Just Read!

On these hot summer days, reading about food and celebrity chefs, and paging through those glorious color photos, could be way more fun than cooking. Take a virtual vacation and pick up a sampling of "foodie" books at the library. We've got all your TV favorites, like Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay. Type those names into the search box in the Library Catalog (http://catalog.pburglib.org). If the one you want is out, reserve it. Bon appetit!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

New Edition of Town Codes

The Library now has the new and revised print edition of the Municipal Code (ordinances) of Phillipsburg. To use the Code Book, visit the Library and follow the sign that says "Reference". The book is kept at the Reference Desk. Besides the new print edition, the Town has also made the Code searchable online! To find the laws of Phillipsburg and other towns, click here: http://www.e-codes.generalcode.com/codebook_frameset.asp?ep=fs&t=ws&cb=0098_A Both the Town (http://www.phillipsburgnj.org/) and the Library also link to the Code website. At www.pburglib.org click "Links/Reference Information", choose "Government and State", and click "Phillipsburg Ordinances".

Friday, July 14, 2006

Movies in the Park

Free, family-friendly movies. Bring a blanket or folding chair. You could watch a movie under the stars almost every night! All have rain dates or locations.

Tuesday Evenings
Where: Lopatcong Pool on Belvidere Road
When: 8:15 p.m.
From: July 11th through August 29th
What's Playing? Call Township Office 908-859-3355

Thursday Evenings
Where: Shappell Park, South Main St., Phillipsburg
When: 8:00 p.m.
From: July 13th through August 17th
What's Playing? Call Town Office 908-454-5500

Friday Evenings
Where: Washington Boro Park, Rte. 31 South
When: 8:30 p.m.
From: July 21st through August 25th
What's Playing? Call Boro Office 908-689-3600 or:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Film Night

Come at 6:00 on Wed. July 19th to see the recent movie......Well, we can't say the name of it because of our legal agreement with the movie's distributor. But it stars David Strathairn and George Clooney, it's about fabled TV newsman Edward R. Murrow, and it won lots of awards. Children would be bored, so it's a great excuse to have a grownup evening out. Watch the movie, stay to talk about it for awhile after if you like. No charge, of course. We'll have you out by 9:00. Seating is limited, so it's a good idea to call 908-454-3712 to let us know you are coming. Watch this space for dates of future Film Nights!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Flood Information

You will find a link on our Library Front Page to the latest flood information: www.pburglib.org
Click on "Flood Info" on the yellow bar.
  • As of this morning, the President has not acted on New Jersey's request for federal disaster aid for the flood of 2006.
  • The Red Cross of Northwest New Jersey is giving out Cleanup Kits and helping with emergency housing arrangements. Contact them at 908-475-2770.
  • When/if FEMA is activated in New Jersey, the Flood Info link on www.pburglib.org will take you directly to the FEMA site.

Call the Library at 908-454-3712 or click on "Phill's List" on our Front Page to find community organizations that can help you.