80th Anniversary Annual Gala Success!

The Friends of the Madison Public Library celebrated their 80th Anniversary at an annual Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 10, at the library, 39 Keep Street by honoring their founder, The Thursday Morning Club. Guests enjoyed delicious food prepared by the Catering Department of the Thursday Morning Club under the direction of Bernie Grohol.

Sylvia Luber, Chair of the Friends, formally welcomed Lynn Favreau who began as Madison’s new library director 10 months ago. She was previously the Director of Mountainside Public Library. “The Friends enjoy working with Lynn and look forward to helping her and the library as they move forward with their new projects,” said Luber.

Speaking for Trustees’ president, Tom Bintinger, Trustee vice president, David Luber, described initiatives being taken by the library trustees Continue reading

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Annual Gala 2018 – You’re Invited!

The Friends of the Madison Public Library, a nonprofit organization, will honor The Thursday Morning Club at its annual Gala Benefit to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the library at 39 Keep Street.

Reservations can be made online HERE.

“The club founded the Friends of the Madison Library in 1938, so it is most appropriate that the Friends honor their founder on the library’s 80th anniversary” said Sylvia Luber, Chairman of the Friends. “The Thursday Morning Club has contributed so much, not only to the library, but also to Madison and the surrounding area, that it is a privilege to recognize their work. Many on our library board are also members of the club as are Continue reading

Save the Date! Annual Gala on March 10

80th ANNIVERSARY GALA – SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018

The Friends of the Madison Public Library will celebrate their 80th Anniversary at the Annual Gala on Saturday, March, 10, 2018, at the Madison Public Library from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The Friends will welcome Lynn Favreau, our new Library Director, and honor the Thursday Morning Club, owner and operator of the Madison Community House, who founded the Friends in 1938.  Enjoy an evening of food and wine with old and new friends and participate in the 50/50 raffle.  Additional raffle tickets will be available at the front desk.   Watch for your invitation in the mail.

Drew Minicourses: Winter/Spring 2018

Held in the Chase Room, Madison Public Library

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Madison Public Library and Drew University

Registration will begin January 5, 2018. Each course is a five-week, two-hour lecture. $95 per course, $65 for each additional course.

For full descriptions click HERE.

The Great War and Modern Memory
Dr. William Rogers
Five Mondays: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26   1:30-3:30 pm

Natural Beauty and the Appreciation of Natural Environments
Dr. Erik Anderson
Five Tuesdays: Jan 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27   10 am-12 pm

Exploring Beethoven
Dr. Robert Butts

Five Tuesdays: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 1:30-3:30 pm

Great Leaders and Political Ideas from Ancient Greece and Rome
Dr. John Lenz
Five Wednesdays: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28   10 am-12 pm

Music from the Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Dr. Robert Butts
Five Tuesdays: April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1   1:30-3:30 pm

Using Poetry as Access to the Universal
Dr. Sean Nevin
Five Wednesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2   1:30-3:30 pm

For more information and to register, go to http://www.drewminicourses.org or call Drew University (973) 408-3118.

Annual Meeting – Public is invited

The Friends of the Madison Public Library will hold their Annual Meeting at 11am Monday, January 8. 2018, in the Chase Room of the library at 39 Keep Street.  The public is invited to attend.

The agenda will include the election of the Executive Board for the 2018-2019 term and a review of annual reports.  The nominating slate includes the following: Continue reading

Annual Appeal 2017

November is the month when the Friends of the Madison Public Library reach out to the community in the form of our Annual Appeal.   Your generosity allows us to fulfill requests for programs and materials not covered by the regular Library budget.

As Madison residents, we are fortunate to have a library that is always changing and evolving, offering new and exciting programs for children, teens and adults. During this past year, thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, the Friends were able to contribute over $50,000 to programming and to the collection. The Friends also matched Continue reading