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SLIC Page - mnizolek - 15 Apr 2014, 12:07pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

An Invitation to the World of Donald Culross Peattie

As a lover of books and an inveterate reader, as I presume you to be since you are reading this blog, I imagine that one of the great pleasures in life for you, as it is for me, is discovering a new author, one whose books you find exciting to read. ...

Blog entry - jshaw - 14 Apr 2014, 9:45am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th, for Presidents Day.

Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm (general information, closing, holidays) ...

Event - mnizolek - 17 Feb 2014, 11:12pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield

The closest most of us will come to experiencing the wonder of being in outer space is through TV or films such as Gravity in 3D. Another way to discover what it is like to travel beyond Earth is to read about it from someone who has experienced it ...

Blog entry - msullivan - 4 Feb 2014, 3:25pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix it.

Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix it by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh. Medicare Meltdown is essential for anyone who wants to know how Medicare works and how it can be ...

Blog entry - laja - 14 Jan 2014, 10:26am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Empty Mansions is the story of Huguette Clark, the daughter of one of America's titans from the Guilded Age, William Andrews Clark known as W. A. Clark. W. A. Clark was a copper industrialist, former U.S. Senator, railroad builder ...

Blog entry - kobrien - 3 Dec 2013, 12:21pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers College.  He has published a novel and two books of short stories about the immigrant experience that have received much acclaim.  His first novel, The Brief ...

Blog entry - kobrien - 7 Nov 2013, 3:30pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Ichabod Crane

Ichabod Crane Washington Irving (1783-1859) published “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 1820. If you’ve never read the story, seen the 1949 animated Disney version, the 1999 Johnny Depp version or the current Fox TV supernatural ...

Blog entry - kobrien - 10 Oct 2013, 10:03am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Selected Websites and Research Guides

Selected Web Sites | Research Guides Selected Web Sites Quick links to web sites Acronyms & Abbreviations Affordable Care Act Almanacs Calculators & Converters Calendars ...

SLIC Page - mnizolek - 25 Sep 2013, 2:55pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story - Lily Koppel

On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced to the world the seven men chosen to be astronauts as part of Project Mercury, the United States’ first human spaceflight program.  During the press conference, reporters had many questions for these new national heroes, ...

Blog entry - alevandowski - 16 Sep 2013, 2:15pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach

Mary Roach is a science writer known for her accessible, humorous style, and sometimes cringe-inducing topics. In her latest book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal , she follows the digestive tract from the moment saliva starts the ...

Blog entry - msullivan - 16 Aug 2013, 2:24pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Barefoot Contessa - Ina Garten

Ina Garten is a very popular cookbook author and TV personality.  Her cookbooks are written for the home cook using ingredients that are available in supermarkets and at local farm stands.  Beautiful photographs showing finished recipes are a nice ...

Blog entry - kobrien - 5 Jul 2013, 3:37pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Library will be closed on Independence Day, July 4th.

Thu, 4 Jul 2013, 8:30am - 5:00pm (general information, closing, holidays) ...

Event - mnizolek - 2 Jul 2013, 9:55pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The State Library’s public catalog and remote access to licensed databases, ebooks and audiobooks will not be available on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 due to server maintenance.

Tue, 18 Jun 2013, 8:30am - 1:00pm (general information, maintenance) ...

Event - mnizolek - 18 Jun 2013, 1:24pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America By Henry Cisneros, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain and Jane Hickie

Independent For Life addresses the issues of an aging society where those over the age of 60 will outnumber those under the age of 15. The baby boom generation is driving this trend. Given the dramatic increases in life expectancy and less morbidity, ...

Blog entry - laja - 10 Jul 2013, 12:20pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China – Leslie T. Chang

There are over 130 million migrant workers in China, many of them female and under thirty. Leslie Chang, a former journalist for the Wall Street Journal, follows two of them over a period of three years in this riveting  tale of hustling and ...

Blog entry - dmercer - 21 May 2013, 2:23pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

After my cats’ annual veterinary visit, my husband hands me the printed proof that they have received their rabies booster shots for safe keeping. I doubt that I will ever be asked to produce the paperwork; my sweet boys would never bite anyone and they ...

Blog entry - alevandowski - 3 Apr 2013, 7:33pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Tour of the NJ State Library Website

Join us for a virtual tour of the State Library web site. Kathleen O'Brien, Business Specialist Reference Librarian will help you locate the library catalog; find the right databases for your research; find our e-book collection; get help with ...

Online Tutorial - alevandowski - 7 May 2013, 1:44pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Gift of Civil War Letters

The New Jersey State Library has received a gift of original Civil War letters from David H. Fox of Flushing, New York. The letters were written to his great-grandfather Charles H. Fox who lived in Trenton, New Jersey. Charles had three older brothers ...

News - cdaze - 30 Apr 2012, 4:19pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Reserving a Public Computer

Provides instructions on how to reserve a public computer for up to a week in advance and how to manage your reservations. Use the links below to access the video. ...

Online Tutorial - alevandowski - 7 May 2013, 12:40pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Renewing a Book in the Catalog

Information on renewing your books through the online catalog, including how to renew interlibrary loan items. Use the links below to access the video. ...

Online Tutorial - alevandowski - 7 May 2013, 12:39pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Requesting a Book in the Catalog

This tutorial provides instructions for requesting a book from the online catalog when the item is available, checked out, or non-circulating. Use the links below to access the video. ...

Online Tutorial - alevandowski - 7 May 2013, 12:38pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Getting a Library Card Online

Learn how to obtain your New Jersey State Library card online or in person. Use the links below to access the video. 01:47 ...

Online Tutorial - alevandowski - 7 May 2013, 12:35pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Requesting Books and Articles with ILLiad

This tutorial will give you an overview of ILLiad, the New Jersey State Library's system for requesting books and articles. Please keep in mind that ILLiad can only be used by New Jersey State employees and Thomas Edison State College staff, ...

Online Tutorial - alevandowski - 7 May 2013, 12:41pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Test Book Collection

Collection The Test Book Collection consists of study guides for a wide range of civil service job titles.  Test books are purchased to assist applicants seeking employment in government at the local, county, state and federal level.  The collection ...

SLIC Page - kobrien - 19 Jul 2013, 4:20am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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