Welcome from the Friends of the Hamilton Library

Welcome to the new website for the Friends of the Hamilton Library. We will be posting the latest news and updates on this website.

The Friends of the Hamilton Library is located at:
Hamilton Free Public Library
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619.

If you have any comments or questions please email the current President at HamiltonFOTL@gmail.com 


Program: Cinema & Television

Friends of Hamilton Township Free Public Library present

Cinema & Television: the New Jersey Connection with Walter C

January 23rd at 7:00 pm Lower level

Walter Choroszewski is Jersey Proud and celebrates the state’s historic contributions to American Cinema and Television — from Edison’s Black Maria Studio to the numerous Jersey-born artists that starred on the big and little screens.

He showcases New Jersey’s silent film history and recent popularity in movies and reality TV.

Come join us for an entertaining and eye-opening view of Jersey knowns and also-knowns, big and little, past and present. Enjoyable for the whole family.

For information call the Library at 609-581-4060 or online at http://www.hamiltonnjpl.org

1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

Note: A very short business meeting for Friends members may take place.

Friends Book Sales Room Hours

The friends operate a room located on the main floor to your right as you enter Hamilton Library. Books of many kinds and genres are organized by topic for your perusal and purchase. Music CDs and movie DVDs can also be found. Friend’s volunteers staff the table out in front of it to help you with your purchase.

Regular hours are 10:30 to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday

Holidays the room is closed.

The room will be closed from December 26, 2017, thru January 2, 2018, and will reopen January 3rd

So if you are visiting the Library stop by and take a look; you might find that item or items you were looking for.

Note: The Book Sales Room is closed on the Saturday and Monday Big Book Sale days.

Step Back in Time with the 10 Greatest Dancers of the 20th Century

Join us on Tuesday January 24 at 7 pm to be mesmerized and enthralled by a recreation of the lives of such greats as Martha Graham, Gene Kelly, Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Rudolph Nuyeyev, Mikhail Braishnikov and more.

Following a very short Friends of the Hamilton Library meeting, Ms. Rochelle Christopher and her staff from Victorian Vanities Inc., create a program showing the art of dance as a unique form of expression, employing universal body language that everyone understands.

From ballet to contemporary, from hip-hop to salsa, and from oriental to flamenco, dance is enjoying a renaissance.

This live presentation showcases ten of the greatest dancers of the twentieth century — selected for their fame, popularity, and influence around the globe.

Hope to see you on the 24th in the Lower level Library Meeting Room

Be mesmerized by Ellen Springsteen’s novels!

Join us for a free public program on

October 25th at 7 pm in the Lower Level

(A very short Friends meeting will also proceed)

Meet Sammy Jo Turner as she solves three enticing mysteries in a series of fiction novels by Ellen Springsteen. Sammy Jo first appears as a medical technician working for NYC in Universal Donor, where she uncovers a conspiracy shakedown under suspicious activities.

In the Name of Beauty Sammy has transitioned to a Forensics Lab in the NYPD where she dives into ongoing investigations alone … and under cover.

In Cyber Match Sammy Jo is recruited to assist the NYPD’s Cyber Crime Unit to investigate nefarious online dating sites.

What action and suspense! You will be thrilled and excited to move with Sammy Jo through her clandestine exploits and feel the desire with her to put hardened criminals behind bars.

So avail yourselves of this opportunity to be entranced with a new heroine of unmatched detective proportions!

Event in September

Local Hamilton Authors Showcase

Wednesday Sept. 28, 7 pm

Lower level rooms 03 & 04

Support, meet and greet your writer friends!

(See specifics elsewhere)


Our next general meeting is July 26th. The program is

showcasing three local authors, who wrote childrenʼs

books. Bring your children and grandchildren to meet

the authors!


by Sandy DiPierro

Snowflake was a white kitten, the smallest of the litter.

She was afraid of everything. Her sister and brothers

called her “Scaredy-Cat.” One day her siblings were

playing in the yard and disappeared. What will she do?

Can she find the courage to save them?


by E.W. Colabella, Justyna Pawluczuk

Come and explore the wonderful world of living with a

skunk. Sheʼs called Blossom, and is a sweet and loving

member of the family. Explore how much fun it is to

have a cute pet live at your house!


by Cathy Salvatore

This is a book for children about celebrating Christmas.

The author emphasizes the message of responding to

one another in compassion, kindness, humility,

gentleness and patience.

Author Showcase September 28 7 pm

When: Wednesday September 2016, 7 pm

Where: Library-lower level, will confirm rooms

Who: Meet and chat with 10 Hamilton residents who are published authors

What: Will have table space for authors. They will sell their books and be available to speak with visitors

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to find out what published success is all about!

If you are a Hamilton author contact us on our Contact Page!

New! Coming in September

We are firming up the final evening date now for our first

Authors Showcase

Short introductions will highlight a number of Hamilton resident authors such as:

  1. Michael P. Riccards, 17 books including “Tales and Times of an Italian Grandpa”
  2. King Kovacs “Retirement Investments 101: Mutual Funds”
  3. Dennis Papp”Fear Was My Only Weapon”
  4. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt “Prides Children: Purgatory”
  5. Sandy DiPierro (Library staff) children’s book
  6. Stephanie Jose
  7. RoseAnn DiFranco “Return to Audubon Springs”
  8. Robert Matuzsan “Marines Don’ Have Curlers: Forty Years Behind a Styling Chair”
  9. Rod Richards “Episodes: A Poetic Memoir”

Each author will have their own table with information and books for display and sale.

Come meet these exciting authors and be enthralled by their stories