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February 2020
National Library Lover's Month


1-2 pm 

Hear stories every week showcasing
a different letter of the alphabet! 

3:30-4:30 pm

Imagine, build, and create using legos of all sizes! 

4:30-5:30 pm

Build your lego creation and see if it will zipline all the way to the bottom.

11 am - 6 pm

Drop in for a quick and easy craft! Supplies and instructions will be available in this self-paced program.
                                      February 4:    Penguins
                                      February 18:  Snowman Bookmarks
                                      February 25:  Melted Snowman

Thursdays, February 6 & 27
3:30-4:30 pm 
February 13
4:30-5:30 pm

Dance along to your favorite songs in this interactive video game. 

2/20/20 PARTY
Thursday, February 20
6:30-8 pm

Music!  Activities!  Family Fun! 

Friday, February 28
3:30-5 pm
Kids! Teens! 

Celebrate Leap Year with fun hands on activities and learn about the tradition of this sporadic holiday! 


For Toddlers 
1-2 pm 
12-1 pm 


Monday through Friday
12 - 2 pm

6:30 - 8 pm

 Stop by with your tech questions and
become savvy using your device! 

MIY Make it Yourself Technology
Handcrafts & Creative Kits
Culinary Studio

Monday, February 24
11 am - 1 pm

Adults! Stop in for some hot cocoa and rest & relaxation! 

3D Printer Magic

Ages 10-100
3:30-4:30 pm
                           February 5                  Robot
                           February 12                Heart Music Note
                           February 19                Owl
                           February 26                Lizard 

Stop by and work on your knitting projects,
or get help starting a project!

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
6 - 8 pm  


National Library Lover's Month 
The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, studying and otherwise loving books. 
It’s National Library Lover’s Month!

Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures and untold history.  Yes, they help us ace our research papers and provide a quiet space to study, but there is much to enjoy at your library. Whether you're attending music and culinary programs, downloading free music and movies, seeking consumer advice, and much more -- we're here for you! 

Sunday, February 2
If the groundhog sees his shadow,
then we have 6 more weeks of winter!

This Month's Exhibit

The World's Series of Autism by Nick St. Clair

Women's Suffrage Movement Mannequins designed by Jackie LaPolla


Celebrating Women’s Equality

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote, designer Jackie LaPolla has fitted mannequins feature two lovely historical outfits. The first is fitted with a  reproduction of an 1840’s dress to accompany the first Women’s Rights Convention held at Seneca Falls, NY. 

The second is fitted with an all-white frock from the early teens in the
20th Century which is what most people picture when they think of women’s suffrage. British Suffragettes believed that “every cause needs its picture,” and started wearing white to marches.  Participants in New York’s May 4, 1912 suffrage parade were instructed to wear white for the best effect.

Photography By Joshua Lisojo

Support the Library Foundation

Ongoing Fundraiser:
#StartWithaSmile when Amazon donates to the Dowdell Library Foundation Inc. This is a great way to donate to the Dowdell Library Foundation! Amazon will donate .5% of all purchases to the Foundation. Help support the Library! 
The Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc. was established to enhance financial support for the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy, NJ with private funding through grants and donations.

We accomplish our mission through fundraising and your contributions, which enable us to increase library capabilities, resources and services for the community. The Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible and qualify for matching grants from many employers. 



Join the Friends
of the Dowdell Library

Meet Your Neighbors! 
New Jersey Digital Highway 

Oil Painting of South Amboy NJ Train Station by local artist John Vona. 

Click on the image above to visit New Jersey Digital Highway.

The NJ Digital Highway is a place for New Jersey and culture, from the collections of cultural heritage institutions. Dowdell Library is part of the
NJ Digital Highway and has shared many of its historical artifacts and memorabilia online. 

Use the search term "South Amboy" to bring up the results page, which is full of fun and fascinating South Amboy history!  

Search The Historical Archives

The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library is excited to present digital versions of the South Amboy Citizen and South Amboy-Sayreville Times. 

Click here to access the archives.

Click on the flyer above to start your heritage search! 

Monday, March 2
3:30-5 pm 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with fun stories and crafts!
Family Fun! 

Wednesday, March 18
2:30-4:30 pm

Hands on activities.  Family Fun!   

Tuesdays, Thursdays 
6:30-8 pm
1:30-3 pm

Enjoy practicing your English
in a casual and supportive environment.

    Table of  

February Is...
Sadie's Studio
3D Printer Magic
Job & Career Resources
New Jersey Digital Highway
Archives / Heritage Quest
Coming Soon
Contact Us

Click here to see our complete 
calendar of events.


Monday, Tuesday,

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, Friday 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Closing
President's Day

Monday, February 17




Reserve Your New Book 

Click on the image above to
find out what titles are on
the latest Spotlight. 

Calling All Collectors

Do you have a unique collection? If so, please consider sharing it with us! 

The Dowdell Library has a great area for display: The Davidoff Exhibition Area. We also have two display cases that can accommodate smaller items. 

Please contact the
Dowdell Library 

for more information. 



1-2 pm 

Storytime: 12-1 pm
Free Play: 1-2 pm 


Challenge yourself to create a design based on a chosen theme each month!

   How do I ... ?

Explora is easy-to-use and provides reliable online content for
elementary and secondary
school students.

Elementary School

Secondary School 

Rosetta Stone 

Click on the image above to access Rosetta Stone.
Consumer Reports

Click on the image above and enter your 9 digit library card number to begin searching!

Free Downloadable Materials. 
No Wait List! Available 24/7

With more then 200,000 streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, complete music albums, audiobooks, comics, eBooks, and more, Hoopla is a wonderful digital service that you can access on your computer
or download to a
portable device.
Hoopla selections range from Hollywood blockbusters to
best-selling artists and authors as well as niche and
hard-to-find selections.
The service allows you the freedom to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want FREE with your Sadie Pope Dowdell Library card!

Library patrons are eligible to receive up to five 
free downloads per month by going to 
www.dowdell.org and clicking on the Hoopla icon on the library’s web page.  All hoopla titles are available 24/7 
with no holds. 
Movies & TV shows – most can be borrowed for 3 days
(72 hours). A few titles can be borrowed for 2 days (48 hours).

Music can be borrowed
for 7 days.

Audiobooks can be borrowed
for 21 days.

eBooks can be borrowed
for 21 days.

Comics can be borrowed
for 21 days.

Looking For
 Job Resources? 

Join #workschat on Twitter Wednesdays at noon EST!
This live chat sponsored by the NJ State Library is dedicated to connecting jobseekers to library resources. #workschat occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from noon to 1pm ET. To participate in #workschat, follow along with 
@NJWorks on Twitter.

The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN)

is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. NJCAN contains the latest national, New Jersey and
local labor market data and projections.

local labor market data and projections.

NJCAN also includes information on:

  • Job interview preparation
  • Resume and cover letter creation
  • How to keep a job
  • Self-employment
  • Military occupations

NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration, and career planning and decision-making through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components.

Job and Career Accelerator allows you to create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.


Books and Audiobooks

Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.

Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions

Final Option - Cussler, Clive
Deserter - DeMille, Nelson
Guardians - Grisham, John
Silent Patient - Michaelides, Alex
Tattooist of Auschwitz
Morris, Heather

Advantage titles provides South Amboy residents additional access to New eBooks added every month! 

RBdigital is a way to get access to over 100 magazines online.

New Issues - The online version of our magazines show up for checkout the same day that the print copies are delivered.

No Waiting List - Unlike the print magazine, if we carry the digital version then it’s available to you. 

No Due Date - Once it’s checked out to your account, it will stay there unless you wish to delete it.

The Davidoff Exhibition Area

Click above to view the latest exhibits on display. Want to display your collection? Contact us! 
 The Dowdell Library is located off John T. O'Leary Boulevard
and adjacent to the South Amboy Middle / High School.

Our mailing address is:
100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza 
South Amboy, NJ 08879
(732) 721-6060 Telephone
(732) 721-1054 Fax

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