Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Monday, March 2 at 10 am, the library will host Bagels & Books, where book-lovers share their recent reading experiences with other bibliophiles and pick up suggestions for future reading. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required, although you are strongly encouraged to call the Adult Services Department at 908-322-5007, x204 and let the library know if you plan to attend.

Contact Information
  1. Adult Services Department
  2. 908-322-5007 x204
  3. library@scotlib.org
Mon, March 02
10:00 am — 11:00 am
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On Monday, March 2 at 10 am, the library will host Bagels & Books, where book-lovers share their recent reading experiences with other bibliophiles and pick up suggestions for future reading. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required, although you are strongly encouraged to call the Adult Services Department at 908-322-5007, x204 and let the library know if you plan ...

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Dear Fanwood Residents:

 

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