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Programs By Friends

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

Carla Ulbrich Live in Concert via Zoom

Friends of the Millburn Library is thrilled to present

Carla Ulbrich - Live in Concert via Zoom!

Friday, February 26, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Virtual Concert

Recommended For Adults

A special interactive virtual performance by Comical Singer, Humorous Songwriter, and Musician!

Fun Songs, Dumb Jokes, and the Power of Humor!

Looking for some laughs to chase away the February blues? Join the fun on Friday, February 26 7:30 as we welcome comic singer, humorous songwriter and musician Carla Ulbrich for a special interactive ZOOM performance. 


With songs such as “What if Your Girlfriend was Gone,” “Sweatpants,” and 

“17, 700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer,” Carla combines edgy humor with musical artistry. 


This program is recommended for adult participants.

Registration is a must to receive the zoom link.

Fireside Book Club

Fireside Book Club and Author Talk:

Beyond the Ghetto Gates with Michelle Cameron

Monday, March 1, 7:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Michelle Cameron for a discussion of her critically acclaimed novel Beyond the Ghetto Gates. Set in Ancona, Italy during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign, Cameron’s historical novel tells the story of two very different cultures colliding when French troops free the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto. 

"A gripping peek into a bygone Italy and an astute look at the era's prejudice."


2020 Silver Medal Award in Historical Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs).

Michelle Cameron is a director of the NJ-based educational organization The Writer’s Circle, that offers creative writing programs to children, teens and adults. Ms. Cameron is also the author of works of historical fiction and poetry, including The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz and In the Shadow of the Globe.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Registration opens on Monday, February 15.

Silly Storytelling, Magical Make-Believe, & Imagination Games with Arielle Beth Klein

Saturday, March 6, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ages 5 - 9

Limited Seats

Virtual Imagination Games

Aliens, unicorns, magic spells, oh my!

Off-Broadway actor Arielle Klein will play acting games and introduce some of the elements of stories and use our imaginations.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Registration opens on Tuesday, February 23.

Cooking Consciously with Vaishali

Sunday, March 14, 2021

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ZOOM Demo/Cook Workshop

Recommended For Adults

Limited Seats

Join Vaishali Chandrashekar, founder of Cook Consciously with Vaishali for a ZOOM demonstration from her kitchen as she cooks a few of her favorite healthy Indian recipes which are simple to make and fancy enough to be served for any occasion.

Vaishali will be demonstrating:

Palak Paneer

Fresh spinach curry with paneer (Indian cheese cubes) and warm spices.

Tandoori Gobhi

Cauliflower florets marinated with tandoori spices and roasted and broiled to charred perfection.

Beets with Chickpeas and Fresh Coconut.

South Indian style sauteed shredded beets combined with chickpeas and fresh grated coconut.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Registration opens at 12:00 am Sunday, February 28, 2021.

The History of Greenwood Gardens

Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 pm

Registration opens Tuesday, March 23

Butters, Infused Oil and Syrups

with Stephanie Murphy

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm

Adults Only

Participants would receive an ingredient list ahead of time and could either participate along with Stephanie or do at a later time. The program would consist of Stephanie demonstrating how to make 2 Compound Butters, 2 Infused Oils and 2 Simple Syrups.

Registration opens Wednesday, April 7

Baking with Sweet Samantha


Past Events

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