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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: THE MET, MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Montclair Art Museum and Intrepid, Air & Space Museum and more...

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

Member-Merchant Initiative

December 2020, Friends launched our Member-Merchant Initiative as means of supporting local Millburn-Short Hills businesses and strengthening library ties with the community. Since that time, the program has expanded fourfold. We encourage you to stay local this holiday season to keep Millburn Strong. 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, click here:

Fireside Book Club

The Fireside Book Club meets monthly on Mondays at 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.

October 3- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Facilitator: John Michaud

November 7- The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

Facilitator: Amy Ipp

December 5- The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman

Facilitator: Michelle Brubaker

January 9- Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Facilitator: Liz Miller-Boose

February 6- Swimming to Antarctica by Lynn Cox

Facilitator: Dorothy Kelly

March 6- Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome

Facilitator: Nadege Nicoll

April 10- Lessons in Chemistry by Rumann Alam

Facilitator: Marilyn Petrokubi

May 1- The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

Facilitator: Sara Sherman

Chess Classes

Drop-In Saturdays Chess Classes at the Millburn Free Public Library!

200 Glen Ave., Millburn, NJ 07041

Friends of the Millburn Library are thrilled to announce that Chess Master Scott Massey has returned to the library to offer chess classes on Saturday afternoons!

Scott will be offering classes from children at all levels.

1:00 pm - 4:55 pm

Beginner 1-2

Intermediate 2:05-3:20

Advanced 3:25-4:55 pm

January 7, 14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 25

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20

June 3, 10, 17, 24

No pre-registration is required.

Classes are $20/per class, payable by cash or check.

Questions :- [email protected]

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.

We have resumed stocking our LFLs and refill them with wonderful

selections periodically.

Friends of the Millburn Library Board Meetings

Friends Board Meetings: First Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 pm via ZOOM

September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6

All meetings are open to Public. Please email us if you would like to attend.

Upcoming Events

Fireside Book Club

Join Friends for the April Fireside Book Club Zoom meet!

Lessons in Chemistry

by Bonnie Garmus

Monday, April 10, 2023

7:00 pm

Virtual on Zoom

Facilitator: Marilyn Petrokubi

BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Barnes and Noble

Books are on reserve at the reference desk or can be accessed via Libby/Overdrive.

Registration is required to receive the zoom link. The link will be emailed closer the event.


Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team

at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. 

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because

as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Lessons in Chemistryis that rare beast; a polished, funny, thought-provoking story, wearing its research lightly but confidently, and with sentences so stylishly turned it’s hard to believe it’s a debut.”

–The Guardian

“irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel”

--The New York Times Book Review

"A unique heroine ... you'll find yourself wishing she wasn’t fictional"

—Seattle Times

Spring Museum Night

Beyond the Pearl Earring: New Insights into the Work of Johannes Vermeer

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Location: Millburn Free Public Library


200 Glen Ave,, Millburn, NJ 07041

Registration recommended to ensure a spot.


Join Larissa Bailiff, art historian and longtime lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, as she explores the secrets behind the works of 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Known for his iconic image of the girl with a pearl earring and other mesmerizingly detailed scenes of daily life, Vermeer’s artistic practice and legacy have been the subject of much speculation and study.


Inspired by the extraordinary Vermeer exhibition on view at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, which features five important works from New York collections, Ms. Bailiff’s talk will consider surprising information and new scientific analysis as well as some ways in which Vermeer’s art continues to figure prominently in popular culture – as the stuff of movies, memes, and even Legos. 

Annual Book Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2023

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 7, 2023

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Member Preview

Thursday, May 4, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Millburn Free Public Library


200 Glen Ave,, Millburn, NJ 07041

Books Accepted

April 10 - April 23, 2023

Millburn Library

200 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ

Accepting in Good Condition:



Children's Books


Vinyl Records

More Info. Coming Soon

Did you miss Friends special programs? 

Or, perhaps, you’d like to watch it again.

Either way, you can view our wonderful programs on YouTube!

How to Save a heart this Valentine's Day with Lisa Orazietti!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A Dozen Homemade Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season and Beyond with Stephanie Murphy  

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Non-Surgical Pain Management and Sports Medicine with Dr. Aditi Menon, M.D.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Fall Museum Night

Expectation & Innovation: Italian Women Artists 1500-1800 Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Past Events

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