During the month of December 2022, the Bayonne Public Library offered many programs and events. For adults, the library offered four “Tech Thursdays with Bill” classes covering streaming media, Mango Languages, and hoopla (ebooks) as well as an “Ask Me Anything” general tech help class. There were three English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. There were five knitting class meetings. For children, the library offered three Scratch coding classes for elementary school students. For the whole family, there were twelve showings of nine holiday-themed movies.
The most popular book titles in December were: Adults: 1. The Whittiers by Danielle Steele. 2. No Plan B: a Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child. Kids: 1. JujutsuKaisen, Vol. 0 by Gege Akutami. 2. Solo Leveling by Chugong.
The top five most popular book titles for adults in 2022 were: 1. The ParisApartment by Lucy Foley. 2. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly. 3. High Stakes by Danielle Steele. 4. The Investigator by John Sandford. 5. One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner. The top five most popular book titles for kids in 2022 were: 1. Diaryof a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney. 2. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey. 3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney. 4. Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto. 5. Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 0 by Gege Akutam.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit on The Jellybeans, a former local elementary school vocal group. The exhibit will run through the first half of July. The Jellybeans, a girl group in the style of the 1960’s, was formed at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Jersey City while the girls were in the 6th grade. The group continued through the 8th grade. Their musical director and songwriter was Anthony Coviello. He created tunes with complex vocals and harmonies which the girls performed and recorded. The group produced three CD’s: Back in School (2010), No Time for a Bad Day (2011), and Look at Us Now (2012). The CD’s were produced with musical accompaniment by Steve LoPresto, a member of the B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute group. Mr. Coviello and The Jellybeans have donated two copies each of their CD’s to the library. The exhibit is on the second floor of the library, which is located at 31st Street and Avenue C in Bayonne.
The Jellybeans sang pop tunes that offer family-friendly lyrics for all age groups. Their music can be found now on YouTube, CD Baby, Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. The group’s website is Jellybeansongs.com.
The Bayonne Library will Hold Registration for Various Programs in the Children’s Room was announced by Mayor Jimmy Davis, the Bayonne Public Library will have registration for Parent/Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime. Registration for these programs will take place starting Monday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., through Friday, March 24, or until these programs are filled, whichever comes first. The library will start registration each day at 9:30 a.m. All programs take place in the Children’s Room in the public library at 31st Street and Avenue C. The Spring Session for these programs will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Continue reading Bayonne Library Registration Various Programs Children’s Room →
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