Friday, May 21, 2010


The Tuesday Night at the Movies Classic Film Series at the Clarence Dillon Public Library will screen five mystery/suspense films during the month of June. Our first movie on June 1 is a doozy - Sorry Wrong Number (1948) with Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. Stanwyck is a bedridden woman who overhears a murder plot on her telephone and becomes terrified as she begins to suspect that she may be the intended victim. (Stanwyck received an Oscar nomination for this one. ) On June 8 we screen Foul Play (1978) which is a hilarious comedy/thriller with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. Dudley Moore steals this film with his portrayal of a lonely orchestra conductor. Come relive the '70s with lots of Barry Manilow music. On June 15 Alfred Hitchcock (an audience favorite) returns to our screen with Saboteur (1942) starring Robert Cummings. The sequence atop the Statue of Liberty is a classic and nobody does suspense like Hitchcock. Charlie Chan in London (1934) will screen on June 23. This film stars Warner Oland as the famous detective solving a mystery in a English county home. Our last mystery movie on June 29 is a classic film noir that is probably not widely seen. Humphrey Bogart stars in In a Lonely Place (1959) with Gloria Grahame. Bogey is a hot-headed Hollywood screenwriter who may or may not have committed a murder. Soda and popcorn are always available. All films begin at 6:45 and no registration is required. Stop in and enjoy the air conditioning and a cool classic film.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Take a Tromp through the Swamp

(May 16, 2010) And a Break by the Lake! Join us for a musical song-filled program that will engage the whole family featuring guitarist/banjoist Tom Seiling. This kick-off event in our summer children's program will be held at the Clarence Dillon Public Library on Saturday, June 26th at 12:30 p.m. Register by calling the library at 908-234-2325 x107.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Jersey Libraries still face cuts; Librarians and supporters to rally

Libraries throughout New Jersey are facing unprecedented cuts in state aid and services that are relied on by our patrons are indeed at risk. Among the services facing elimination that would directly impact users of Clarence Dillon Public Library is the Interlibrary Loan service that enables us to have materials from other libraries throughout the state delivered to Dillon Library for our patrons. After June 30 this service may have to be discontinued completely. Also at risk are a number of the online journals and databases that our community including job seekers rely on for information.

Full details of the impact of the proposed budget can be found at Please considering helping librarians and supporters throughout the state take action by contacting your legislators to avoid these drastic reductions. On this Thursday, May 6, many librarians and supporters will take part in a rally in Trenton. Details are at

Support from our community has allowed the dedicated staff at Clarence Dillon Public Library to provide top notch, personalized service and with your continued support we hope to weather this threat to our quality of service and continue providing for the community.