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Current Ongoing Programs

Museum Passes

The Friends sponsor the MFPL’s thriving museum pass program, providing free or reduced admission to a number of museums and cultural institutions in the area. Museums in the program that are currently open and accepting passes are: MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Montclair Art Museum and Intrepid, Air & Space Museum

For more details about the Friends museum pass program and updated information click here.

Member-Merchant Initiative

The Friends Member-Merchant Initiative is a brand new benefit designed to support local Millburn-Short Hills businesses and strengthen Millburn library ties with the community. 

Show your Friends membership card to enjoy benefits at various 

participating businesses in the Millburn-Short Hills community.

For more details about the Friends Member-Initiative program and updated information:

Fireside Book Club

The Fireside Book Club meets monthly on Mondays at 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm via ZOOM. Books are on reserve at the reference desk and electronically. Discussions are lively and will be led by the author, a member of the library staff, or other special guests. Fireside Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link.

Little Free Libraries

Looking for a great read? Come check out one of our Little Free Libraries. Friends of the Millburn Library maintains LFLs in Taylor Park and at the Short Hills Train Station.


have resumed stocking our LFLs and refill them with wonderful

selections periodically.

Upcoming Events

Butters, Infused Oil and Syrups

with Stephanie Murphy

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm

Zoom Demo

Recommended for Adults

Stephanie Murphy will lead us in demonstrations of simple-to-make Compound Butters, Infused Oils, and Simple Syrups that will elevate your cooking and save you time in the kitchen. You will be delighted to pull out the compound butters for easy, delicious finishes to your meals, use the oils to kick up your salads & popcorns, and add the simple syrups to your spring beverages!
Stephanie will show an introductory video, and then it's hands-on. An ingredient list will be sent to each participant one week in advance (participants may purchase their own materials to work along with Steph or may simply watch & learn!).

Registration opens Wednesday, April 7

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Fireside Book Club

This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Monday, May 3, 7:00 pm

Zoom Discussion


This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world.

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

Laurie Frankel has written one of those very rare, special novels that examines the way we live―in our homes, in our families, in our bodies―with an astonishing balance of humor, complexity, and above all, kindness.

―Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being

This is a wonderfully contradictory story—heartwarming and generous, yet written with a wry sensibility."Publisher's Weekly 


This Is How It Always Is isn’t only a novel about the challenges of life with an atypical child. It’s a story about the challenges of parenting and love.”BookPage

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