Robin Gaby Fisher is the New York Times bestselling author of After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival, a book about the Seton Hall fire in 2000. She teaches journalism at Rutgers University-Newark, where she is Director of the Journalism Program.
Robin Gaby Fisher is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing and the New York Times bestselling author of seven non-fiction books.
For 15 years, she worked as a news features writer for The Star-Ledger. Her newspaper series about the Seton Hall arson fire was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing and her stories about the lives of three troubled youths from New Jersey’s inner cities was a Pulitzer finalist in the same category. Ms. Fisher was also a member of the Star-Ledger team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the resignation of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey. She is currently working on a book with Paul Holes, the forensic scientist who broke the Golden State Killer case.Read more...
For those wanting to improve their English language skills, this series of classes spans 8 weeks from September 5 through October 24. The program will be conducted by Language Education and Resource Network (LEARN) and volunteer tutors. Students will be divided into small groups by skill level. The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn! Register online, in person, or call 973-635-0603.Read more...
Rated PG and runs 118 minutes.
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Join us on Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
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Grades 6 to 12
Limit: 15 participants Registration required
As a member of the Hawkins Middle School AV club, you are distraught to hear that your friend Will has gone missing. You and the remaining members of the club find yourselves in the principal’s office, where you discover a police file along with a strange locked box that you realize contains the mysterious portal between you and Will. Upon closer examination of the evidence in the file, you realize that Will is trying to communicate with you from the Upside Down. Can you decipher his messages and get him back before the portal closes for good?
To sign up, call the library at 973-635-0603, stop in the Children’s Room, or sign up online right here.Read more...