Meetings, Programs & Events

Friends Executive Board Meetings for 2021 and 2020: 

Meetings are usually held quarterly. The business of the Friends is discussed and acted upon.

July 9 (2nd Friday) 11 a.m.

October 8 (2nd Friday)

December 10 (2nd Friday)

Due to the closing of the Library since April 2020 and/or other restrictions, Executive Board meetings will be held when safe to do so or online.

The next Board meeting will be online in September or October. Details will be shared when known.

If you have a question or concern for the Friends to consider please contact us (use the email link on the Contact Us page).  We will get back to you.

Posted 9-11-2020 A Day of Remembrance

updated 7-10-21


General Membership Meetings for 2020: TBD

Our next general membership meeting will be __________________________________   in Room 3, lower level.  Business will be shared. Suggestions always welcome.

Refreshments will be served.


Announcement re: PROGRAMS:

Due to mixed success and often low turnouts at Program meetings, the Executive Board has decided to place general public meetings on hiatus. However, if any member has ideas for Programs and is willing to coordinate them, please contact the FOTL President or secretary by leaving a Reply below, or going to the “Contact Us” page and leaving us your information.

You will receive an acknowledgment soon after and the Executive Board will contact you to discuss your suggestion.

Note: We cannot promote individual businesses or enterprises, nor can we charge admission. Programs must be of general interest to FOTL members and the public, and non-political and non-religious.

Posted Sept. 23, 2019


Examples of Past Programs:

Friends of Hamilton Township Free Public Library present, general membership meeting and Program “Step Back in Time” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

7 pm Library lower level

FOTL Oct 23 2018 Program Flier

Friends of Hamilton Township Free Public Library present, general membership meeting and

Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 7:00 pm Lower level

Rochelle Christopher, Executive Director of Victorian Vanities, Inc. is a dynamic, energetic, independent historian and speaker who creates exciting, informative, and interactive programs for retirement communities, senior centers, libraries, and other organizations seeking to connect people with their past. Creator of the award-winning program Step Back in Time, Ms. Christopher and her staff create programs destined to become an important part of your activities.

In this evening’s program, Ms. Christopher will explore the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history, whether the Chicago Fire was the biggest ever, who were the Mississippi Indians and their huge cities, and other anomalies history has forgotten.

This program is Free and open to the public

Hamilton Twp Public Library

1 Justice Samuel Alito Jr Way, Mercerville NJ 08619


Cinema & Television: the New Jersey Connection with Walter C

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm Lower level (Free)

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

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

Note: For Friends members, a very short business meeting may take place to confirm Executive Board Officers for the new year.


General Membership Meeting & Program

 Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm in the lower level

This membership meeting will be when we vote on the Friends Annual Budget

The program will feature award-winning author Marlo Berliner. She will be sharing famous ghost stories appropriate to the season of the New Jersey area.

She will also be presenting her new book The Ghost Chronicles 2, part of a series inspired by the legend of a haunting in Cape May, N.J.

Marlo’s first book won the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book among other honors.

Don’t miss her!


Then, Now and Forever Workshop

         presented on

Saturday March 11, 10 a.m. to noon

   in the Teen Room, Main floor of Hamilton Library

         A Life Story Workshop

Sponsored by the Friends, presented by professional presenter Donna Atkins, a communications expert

Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences? Start your memoir or autobiography for your children and family or friends? You can with a little help from Donna and this workshop. Receive a workbook as well.

Free but limited to 10 more participants

Contact Rodney by March 6 to RSVP your slot: or call 609-585-6120

       and leave a detailed message and contact info


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

Join us on Tuesday January 24, 2017 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


Join Us! for a local Author’s Showcase

Wednesday, Sept. 28  7-9 pm, Downstairs Rooms 3 & 4 

Stop in and mingle anytime and support your Hamilton authors!!

Your Hamilton writers/authors will be available for you to meet and greet, chat with, and purview or purchase their exceptional books and stories, many at a discount.

Meet and greet Dr. Michael P. Riccards, local author of over 17 books (creative nonfiction) and a book of plays (some performed); Rodney Richards and his memoir Episodes about being bipolar; Sandy DiPierro and How Snowflake Finds Her Courage; Marlo Berliner, daughter of Hamilton rocket scientist and well-known teacher Jerry Iacona; and our own community activist Marilyn Jose’s daughter Stephanie’s and her novel; Dennis Papp ‘s weapon against fear; and Robert Matuzan’s Marines Don’t Have Curlers.

Invite friends and let’s support local Hamilton authors!

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