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HOURS: (Mon - Thu) 10:00 - 9:00 & (Fri - Sat) 10:00 - 5:00

Indie Author Day

Indie Author Day logoOn Saturday, October 8, Washington Township Public Library will join hundreds of libraries across the country in celebrating Indie Author Day.  Sixteen local authors will be featured, and the day will include author panels, book signings, and presentations on how aspiring authors can promote their work and navigate the world of self-publishing.  ...

Following is the day's schedule:

10 - 11:30 a.m.: Children’s Author Panel, Q&A, and Book Signing
Featuring R. AntrobusTom GedenC.A. HartleySusan Scarince JonesLauren Palermo, Michele RosenthalLoren Spiotta-DiMare, and Ronda Wojcicki

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Adult and Y/A Author Panel, Q&A, and Book Signing
Featuring J.R. BaleCarol Camerino, J.A. Thornbury, Kristina Garlick, Pauline Hahn, Terin Tashi MillerBill Powers, and Robert Woolsey

1 - 2 p.m.: Preparing for Publication: How to Create a Solid Foundation for Successful Promotion
Now that your book is about to be or has already been published, how are you going to lead people to it who may, hopefully, buy it?  From determining your key audiences and markets to which social media tools are right for you, publishing veteran Claire McKinney will explain key steps that you can take to make the most of the marketing and publicity process.  (30-minute presentation with Q&A to follow)

2 - 3 p.m.: Indie Author Day Virtual Panel and Q&A for Authors
Featuring Robin Cutter (Director of IngramSpark), Jon Fine (Former Director of Author and Publisher Relations at Amazon), Kiera Parrott (Reviews Director at School Library Journal and Library Journal), L. Penelope (author,, and Jim Blanton (Director of Louisville Free Public Library).  Presented via YouTube livestream.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch.

To register, sign up online or call the library at 908-876-3596.


Food for Fines

Lifetime Learning logoHave an overdue item? Return it from Monday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 8, along with at least one canned or non-perishable food item (or a monetary donation) for the local food pantry, and your fine up to $5.00 will be forgiven. Click here for more information.


Fall Lifetime Learning

Lifetime Learning logoThe Fall Lifetime Learning schedule is now available. Click here for more information.


Rosetta Stone for Public Libraries

Rosetta Stone logoThe New Jersey State Library has made Rosetta Stone available to patrons of N.J. libraries. In order to access it, click here. From home you will be asked to enter your library card barcode -- 13 numbers, no spaces or dashes. ...

On the next page enter your email address and a password that contains at least 6 letters plus 1 number, and then choose the language you want to learn. On the new page click on "Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons." Now choose the same language as you did earlier and the level you want to start with, and click Continue. Note that Rosetta Stone requires Adobe Flash Player to run. If you don't have it on your computer, you can download it for free at It also requires a headset with a microphone, since most of the tutorials use voice recognition.


New Genealogy Database

MyHeritage logoOur library now has a subscription to a genealogy database that you can access from home. Click here, then click on "MyHeritage Library Edition," and finally enter your barcode.


This Month's Art Display

Skippy ChipmunkDuring September the art of Susan Scarince Jones is on display at the library. Susan, a long-time resident of Washington Township, is a mixed media artist, and has always worked in fine arts or advertising art. Photographing, writing and self-publishing the Skippy Chipmunk books have opened a new creative direction for me. It's been hard work and taught me to be patient, but it's been so much fun and very rewarding!