The City of Jersey City,Â Â theÂ Department of Recreation, and theÂ Jersey City Free Public LibraryÂ are proud to celebrateÂ National Library WeekÂ with special guest author,Â Ray Robinson IIÂ atÂ 6:00 p.m.Â onÂ Thursday, April 10, 2014Â atÂ Middle School #7,Â 222 Laidlaw Avenue.
Â â€œI am pleased to join the Recreation Department and the Jersey City Free Public Library to welcome Ray Robinson II to Jersey City as we celebrate National Library Week,â€ saidÂ Mayor Fulop. â€œThis celebration recognizes the importance of libraries in our community and the importance of literacy amongst our children in schools, at home, and in their local library.â€
The National Library Week of 2014 celebration will feature an entertaining and enjoyable program for adults and children. The event kicks off with a boxing clinic, and a DVD screening of â€œSugar Ray Robinsonâ€™s Greatest Fights,â€ followed by a book signing with Ray Robinson II, co-author of â€œPound for Pound: a Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson.â€
In honor of National Library Week, the Department of Recreation and the Jersey City Free Public Library will provideÂ FREEÂ library cards throughout the evening, and will continue to do so at all recreation sites throughout the city.
Ray Robinson II is a well-known author, independent producer, and program developer, as well as the son of famed prizefighter Sugar Ray Robinson. International Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Robinson held the Welterweight Champion title, as well as a five time Middleweight Champion. He finished his professional career with a record of 174 wins, 19 losses, and six undecided.
Â About National Library Week:
National Library Week was first sponsored in 1958, and is celebrated with a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country, which takes place each April. During this annual celebration, we recognize the contributions of our nationâ€™s libraries, and all those who support our libraries. This year, National Library Week is recognized during the week ofÂ April 13thÂ through the 19th.
For more information please contact 201-547-5003Â or visitÂ http://www.jclibrary.org