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     For more details about any of the events below, please contact Ms. Jeanine Joyce at 201-200-3548  

     

    April 2015 Calendar

     

     

    April 1 

     

     

    *April 3rd- Good Friday (Campus Closed)
    * April 4th- Passover
    * April 5th- Easter
    * April 7th- World Health Day
    * April 15th- Tax Day
    * April 16th- Holocaust Remembrance Day
    * April 22nd- Administrative Professionals Day
    * April 22nd- Earth Day
    * April 24th- Arbor Day
    * April 28th - Book Sale Day 1!
    * April 29th- Book Sale Day 2 (final day)!

     

                    Books 

     

      Upcoming Events for 2015 Spring Semester

     

    • The month of April is also National Poetry Month!
       
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    • April 28, 2015- Beach-Reading Book Sale from 10:00a.m- 4:00p.m.  Located in the Gilligan Student Union Building Lobby.
       
    • April 29, 2015- Beach-Reading Book Sale from 10:00a.m- 4:00p.m.  Located in the Gilligan Student Union Building Lobby.
       

     

     

     our final attampt 

     

     


     

     Previous Events This Academic Year 

     Holiday Book Sale! 
     
    Tuesday, November 18th 2014, Wednesday, November 19th, and Thursday, November 20th- The M. Jerry Weiss Center hosted it's annual Holiday Book Sale!  Thank you all for attending this event as we look forward to it each and every year.  Our next book sale will be in April.  Check back for more details.
     

    Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - We had our first book sale of the new school year.  It was a great success!  The M. Jerry Weiss Center is looking forward to our 3 day book sale this upcoming November.  Stay posted for updates on date and time of our next event.

     
     

     Tuesday, February 4, 2014 

     

     Reception for Walter Dean Myers 

    Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed New York Timesbestselling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including Sunrise Over Fallujah, Fallen Angels, Monster, Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, Jazz,and Harlem. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the inaugural recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award and the 1994 recipient of the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring an author for a "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." He is considered one of the preeminent writers for children.
     

    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 

     
     Fall Book Sale 
    Start the school year with great books.
    All books are new to slightly used. Prices range from $0.50-$5.00.
     
    Thursday, October 3, 2013 
    Weiss Center Lecture Series 
    Greg Takoudesis an author and filmmaker whose feature film, Up with Me--- which inspired his first novel, WHEN WE WUZ FAMOUS --- won several awards, including the Special Jury Award at South by Southwest, and was distributed by IFC Films. Greg's second feature film, The Jonestown Defense, was filmed in Saratoga, Florida and presented at the 2011 Saratoga Film Festival. Greg is also a co-producer and the co-writer of The House of Satisfaction. Prior to moving to New York, he worked for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer as a member of the creative team at Imagine Entertainment in Los Angeles.
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion.
     
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 
    Weiss Center Lecture Series 
    Roxane Orgill is an award-winning writer on music and the author of several biographies for young readers, including Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music and Footwork, The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire. She is also the author of Dream Lucky, a book for adults about big-band jazz, race, and politics in the 1930s.
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion.
     
    Tuesday, November 19 - Thursday, November 21, 2013 
    Books make wonderful holiday gifts. Books are new to slightly used. Prices range from $0.50 - $5.00.
     
    Tuesday, December 3, 2013       
    Seymour Simon credits his 23 years as a science teacher as the source for his direct, conversational writing style and keen sense for appealing subjects. Since the publication of his first book in 1968, he has written more that 200 books, including both nonfiction and fiction. Among many awards he has received is a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Commendation from the National Forum on Children's Science Books.
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    Previous Events In 2012-2013 Academic Year

     
     
    Neela Vaswani, award-winning multicultural author of You Have Given Me a Country and Where the Long Grass Bends .
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Tuesday, October 23, 2012
     
    Holiday Book Sale. All books are new to slightly used. Prices range from $0.50-$5.00. Tuesday, November 27-Thursday, November 29, 2012
     
    Lisa K. Winkler, author of On The Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America, her first book .
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Wednesday, December 2, 2012
     
    Sharon Dennis Wyeth, award-winning author of picture books, early reader fiction, middle grade and young adult historical and contemporary fiction, including Something Beautiful, Always My Dad, Too Many Houses and Tomboys Trouble, Once on This Riverand A Piece of Heaven.
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Wednesday, March 27, 2013
     
    David Ezra Stein, award-winning children's author and illustrator, including his 2011 Caldecott Honor Interrupting Chicken.
    Professional development.
    In conjunction with NJ Reading Association, Thursday, April 11, 2013
     
    Gregory Galloway, award-winning author of the young adult mystery As Simple as Snow.
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Wednesday, April 17, 2013
     
    Beach Book Sale. All books are new to slightly used. Prices range from $0.50-$5.00. Tuesday, May 1, 2013
     
    Story Time is for youngsters ages 4-8, Wednesdays, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7, 2013
     
     

     

    Previous Events in 2011-2012 Academic Year

     
     
    William Low and NJCU Art Students
     
    Art Exhibit Featuring Illustrations Created by NJCU Students at Ellis Island,Monday, October 3, 2011 - Friday, October 11, 2011
     
     
     
    Richie Narvaez (NJCU English adjunct), Carlos Hernandez, and Sergio Troncoso, contributors to You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens (Arte Publico Press)
     
    Reading and discussion, professional development, book signing
     
    Part of the Weiss Center's 5th Anniversary, Wednesday, October 5, 2011
     
     
     
    Daniel Nayeri, author of Strawhouse, Woodhouse, Brickhouse, Blow and co-author ofAnother Pan andAnother Faust (Candlewick Press)
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Thursday, October 13, 2011
     
     
     
     
     
    Sergio Troncoso, author of the forthcoming FromT his Wicked Patch of Dust (University of Arizona Press) and Crossing Borders: Personal Essays (Arte Publico Press)
     
    Lecture and book discussion, book signing, Tuesday, November 1, 2011
     
     
     
    C. Alexander London, author of We are Not Eaten by Yaks and the forthcoming We Dine with Cannibals of the Accidental Adventures (Navel Twins) series (Philomel Books)
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Tuesday, November 8, 2011
     
     
     
     Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay and Where She Went (Penguin)
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion, Tuesday, February 7, 2012
     
     
     
    Laura Godwin, author of One Moon, Two Cats
     
    Lecture, professional development, book signing, and discussion
     
    Part of the 5th Anniversary Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 3, 2012
     
     
    Story Time is for youngsters ages 4-8, Thursdays, July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16, 2012
     

     

    Previous Events in 2010-2011 Academic Year

     
     
    Mike Wimmer, well known illustrator, for our first Children's Picturebook Summer Intensive (co-sponsored by the Friends of Illustration), July 11-14, 2011
     
    Sarah Cortez, Richie Narvaez, Carlos Hernandez, and Sergio Troncoso, contributors to You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens published by Artie Publico (Co-Sponsored with the English Department), Wednesday, June 1, 2011
     
    Yvonne Thornton, Medical Doctor andAuthor of Something to Prove and The Ditch-Digger's Daughter (Co-Sponsored with the Pathways to Wellness Committee), Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    William Low,Illustrator/Author of Old Penn Station, Tuesday, April 5, 2011
     
    Walter Dean Myers, Co-Author of Kick and notable author of many other titles, Monday, April 4, 2011 (University Lecture Series)
    Tonya Bolden, Author of Finding Family, March 22, 2011
     
    Thomas Chatterton Williams, Author of Losing My Cool, February 28, 2011
     
    Eric Velasquez, Author/Illustrator, Grandma's Gift (sequel to Grandma's Records), November 2, 2010
    T. A. Barron, Author, September 23, 2010
     
     

    Speakers from Previous Academic Years 
    (in alphabetical order)
     
     
     
    Pat Cummings, for Our Children Can Soar exhibit
     
    Mohieddine Ellabbad, author of The Illustrator's Notebook  
     
    Paul Fleischman, author of Seedfolks and other titles  
     
    Gregory Galloway, author of As Simple as Snow 
     
    Mel Glenn, author of Who Killed Mr. Chippendale and Jump Ball  
     
    Betsy Lewin, illustrator of Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo and other titles
     
    Ted Lewin, author/illustrator (along with Betsy Lewin) of multiple non-fiction titles
     
    Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas, author/illustrator of Redbird at Rockefeller Center , Belly Button Boy , The Magic Hockey Stick , among other titles
     
    James Ransome, for Our Children Can Soar exhibit
     
    Todd Strasser, author of If I Grow Up , Give a Boy a Gun , T he Wave , Can't Get There from Here , and other notable titles
     
    Mark Teague, author of the LaRue books ( LaRue for Mayor ) among many other titles
     
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author of Dog and Bear books among many other titles
     
    Eric Velasquez, for Our Children Can Soar exhibit
     
    Jacqueline Woodson, author of Feathers, If You Come Softly , Behind You, and other notable titles 
     

     
     
    Announcements     
     
     
     
    Advisory Board Member, Walter Dean Myers, and Honorary Board Member, Jerry Pinkney, win awards:
     
    (Excerpts cited from linked websites)
     
    Walter Dean Myers - first winner of Coretta Scott King-Virgina Hamilton Award (ALA)
     
    Walter Dean Myers is the winner of the first Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 15 – 19 in Boston. View the full article
     
     
     
    Jerry Pinkney - winner of 2010 Caldecott Award (ALA)
     

    Rebecca Stead, author of “When You Reach Me” and Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of “The Lion & the Mouse,” are the 2010 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

    Rebecca Stead and Jerry Pinkney were among the award winners announced Jan. 18 by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, Jan. 15 - 19. The Newbery and Caldecott Medals honor outstanding writing and illustration of works published in the United States during the previous year. View the full article.