Monday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 8 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
Children’s Used Books & Halloween Costume Sale
Saturday, September 23rd, 9am-1pm
Brookside Community Church Gently Used Children’s Books & Halloween Costumes accepted until Friday September 22nd
Drop off at Mendham Township Library or Brookside Post Office
Benefits Mendham Township Library
Our new location:
The Anderson Wing
Brookside Community Church
(behind 6 East Main Street, Brookside, NJ)
Free Family Pass Historic Sites of Morris County
We are excited to now offer our patrons the opportunity to borrow a free family pass for up to 2 adults and 3 children to the Historic Sites of Morris County Park Commission, which include Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Wednesday through Saturday 10-4pm, Historic Speedwell, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-4pm, and Cooper Gristmill Fridays & Sundays 10-4pm.
Scialla Hall, Brookside Community Church Every Thursday, 1:30pm
Register Online Join our active Mah Jongg group for weekly in-person play. Register Once and you will be on our “Mah Jongg” mailing list and will receive program updates and weather related cancellations
Knitting with Neighbors
Registration required. Call — or Register Online.
Join our knitting teacher, Margaret Hope for our new “Knitting with Neighbors” group.
The group will meet the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Bring your own project, or Margaret will show you how to knit. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own size 5 or 5.5 needles and yarn. Register Once and you will be on our “Knitting Club ” mailing list and will receive program updates and weather related cancellations.
Chess Club for Adults
September 7th & 21st, 6:30-8:00pm
Registration required: Register online Do you like playing chess but have no opponent?
What to improve your skills and meet neighbors? Register once and you will be on our “Chess Club” mailing list, and will receive program updates and weather related cancellations.
Hooked on Crochet
Meets the third Wednesday of the month. Registration required. Register Online.
All levels f crochet experience welcome! Bring your own project to work on. Get Help from more experienced crocheters.
These meetings will be held in Scialla Hall, Brookside Community Church Register Once and you will be on our “Crochet” mailing list and will receive program updates and weather related cancellations.
Fab Four If By Air: The Beatles In America
Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30pm
Registration required: Register Online Join us for a talk and a presentation with writer and leading authority on John Lennon and the Beatles, Jude Southerland Kessler, and with Roxbury audiobook narrator and voice actor, Scott R. McKinley. The author talk will cover ‘The Beatles in America’, the beginning of which will have its 60th anniversary in February 2024.Kessler tells the story of The Beatles through John Lennon’s eyes, using dialog and scenes backed by research, interviews, and quoted sources to take the reader back in time to 1963 and 1964, when the longest-lasting popular music created…to date!…spread to the world.There will be a Q&A session following the presentation, as well as a trivia contest (with prizes to be mailed to the winners)!This program will be presented in-person at the Roxbury Public Library and virtually via zoom. Sponsored by Roxbury Public Library.
Wednesday September 27th, 1.30pm Registration required. Register Online Book Club Meets the last Wednesday of the month
Read the book and come ready for a lively discussion Register Once and you will be on our “Book Club” mailing list and will receive program updates and weather related cancellations.
The World Of Tea
Scialla Hall, Brookside Community Church
Thursday, Septemer 28th, 7pm Registration Required: Register Online Calling all tea lovers! Join certified tea sommelier, Pamela Kenworthy, as she presents The World of Tea. Learn about the many varieties of tea and the regions they come from, as well as the mechanics of taste, tea tasting protocol, tea ceremonies, heartwarming facts and more. Patrons will get the opportunity to do some tea tasting as well.
This program is open to all ages 8 & up.
The Least Among Them
Tuesday, October 3rd, 7pm
Registration Required: Register Online
Calling all Yankee Fans!
Join New Jersey author, Paul Semendinger, Ed.D. as he discusses his award winning book, The Least Among Them: 29 Players, Their Brief Moments in the Big Leagues, and a Unique History of the New York Yankees.
The Least Among Them is a most special baseball book that looks at the New York Yankees history in an original, unique, and never before written manner. Throughout their history, the Yankees have been defined by the legends of their most famous players. But, as part of their long history, the Yankees have also fielded players that have become lost to history. This book is those players’ story, telling the unique histories of the men whose entire major league baseball career lasted but a single game with that game being played as a New York Yankee. While these players may be forgotten, their stories are compelling. Filled with a unique Yankee history, The Least Among Them tells the story of baseball’s most successful franchise in an entirely new way.
National Review – Book of the Year
2021 Gold Winner 2021 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book Awards
Gold Winner CIPA EVVY Book Awards 2022 Sponsored by Mendham Township Library.
Scialla Hall, Brookside Community Church Wednesday, October 4th, 1pm
Registration Required: Register Online
Join our friendly group to make a burlap wreath to decorate your door for fall. All supplies are provided.
If you have fall faux-flowers, pine cones etc that you would like to use to decorate your wreath, please feel free to bring them with you.
Non Fiction Book Club
Wednesday October 11th 1pm
Register Online Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. Read new titles and come ready for a lively discussion. Register Once and you will be on “Non Fiction Book Club” mailing list and will receive program updates and weather related cancellations.
Natural Support For Breast Cancer with Author Daniella Chace
Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm
Registration Required: Register Online Learn about benefits of a whole plant foods diet and natural food nutrients that trigger cancer cell removal, and healing foods, as well as breast carcinogens in modern homes and how to remove them.
Daniella Chace, MSc, CN, nutrition and toxicology expert will be discussing the benefits of a whole plant foods diet and natural food nutrients that trigger apoptosis (cancer cell removal), and healing foods. She will also discuss breast carcinogens in our modern homes and how to remove them for prevention and recovery. Daniella is the author of Turning Off Breast Cancer (Skyhorse Press, 2015), Breast Cancer Smoothies (HCI, 2016), Home Detox (Storey, 2023), and the creator and host of the Beat Breast Cancer member program available through www.daniellachace.com
Virtual Presentation hosted by Roxbury Library
The Automat – Movie Screening
Scialla Hall, Brookside Community Church Wednesday, October 18th, 1pm Registration Required: Register Online Once upon a nickel, before fast food, one American restaurant empire was unstoppable. Experience the untold story of “The Automat,” a documentary film directed by Lisa Hurwitz and starring Mel Brooks.
“The Automat” recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable-priced quality food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Founded by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in 1888, it revolutionized the nation’s restaurant scene with comfortable interiors, quality food, and state of the art technology for the early 20th century. The chain welcomed those who had been ignored, including immigrants, the working-class, Blacks, and women, all of whom were often not welcome in restaurants. Horn & Hardart’s technology captured the public’s imagination like nothing else in 1900’s— the customer put nickels into slots and little windows opened to reveal the customer’s pick, be it a slice of pie, macaroni and cheese, or a Salisbury steak. The gleaming glass and stainless-steel windows looked “sanitary” and like nothing else in existence. “The Automat” illustrates how the company both served the public with great food and at the same time treated its employees with fairness and integrity.
Q & A with the Director to follow!