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Volume 12 Number 1, Winter 2001
In This Issue:

Planning begins for "new" Main Library

Three Trustees Administered Oath of Office

The Director’s Journal

Portuguese Exhibit Reception

Save the Date

IDT Reading Rewards

Treasures of the Library

Library celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration

The Weequahic Branch Library

Library Hours


Adverse to verse?

News You Can Use

Art of Writing Honorees

New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center

Friends award six grants

Friends to hold Tenth Book Sale; seek volunteers


Adverse to verse?

Valentine's Day is approaching. Nothing speaks romance more intensely than poetry. Those not gifted in verse composition can turn to volumes of poetry at the Library to select works that best express their feelings. The Library’s catalog (also accessible remotely at enables searches for books by subject, such as "Love poetry."

Patrons may also visit the Main Library’s Arts & Humanities Reference Desk, where a librarian can assist them in using a variety of resources, including the Columbia Granger Index to Poetry and the Index to Black Poetry, . . . or by using Poem Finder, an electronic tool that indexes some 750,000 titles and includes approximately 70,000 poems in its database.

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