February 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 27 Franklin Lakes Scribe Fermi to present genealogy lecture On March 10, the Franklin Lakes Public Library will host Larry Fermi, an expert in family history research. Fermi will present a genealogy lecture at 7 p.m. Fermi focuses on European immigration during the peak periods of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He will discuss how to use United States records to determine the city and country of origin of an immigrant ancestor or relative. This lecture covers documents like birth, marriage and death certificates, census records, naturalization forms, social security death records, and passenger lists. For further information, contact Samantha McCoy at the Franklin Lakes Library at (201) 891-2224. The Franklin Lakes Library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive. Chamber hosts business card exchange The Franklin Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host a business card exchange on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The event will be held at Endless Vine, 823 Franklin Lake Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Included will be wine and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, contact Pat Mazzacano at (201) 9705713 or visit to www.flcoc.org. Prepaid registration is due by Feb. 13. Library offers computer classes The Franklin Lakes Library will offer GOOGLE It! on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 11 to noon. What is E-mail and Why Should You Care? will be offered on Monday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. Sign up for these individual classes by calling the adult reference desk at (201) 891-2224. Levy gives talk on Johnny Carson The program “Here’s Johnny: The Comedy of Johnny Carson” will be given on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 10 to noon by Bill Levy at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. Take a walk down memory lane as Levy speaks on Carson’s life and shares video clips and vignettes of Johnny’s career and life on television. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. Registration is not necessary. All are welcome to attend. Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Franklin Avenue Middle School. VFW seeks names of servicemen As part of a continuing effort to send letters and packages of support, Franklin Lakes VFW Post 5702 is seeking the names of troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The VFW is asking the public to provide them with the mailing addresses of anyone from Oakland or Franklin Lakes currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan so they can add them to their support effort. Oakland residents having the name and address of a member of the military serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are asked to e-mail Post 5702 Adjutant, Doug Neralich at post5702adj@gmail.com. Franklin Lakes residents may contact Nancy Yarish at nyarish@franklinlakes.org or (201) 891-0048 extension 1204 or Post 5702 Adjutant Doug Neralich at post5702adj@gmail.com. Library hosts discussion groups Franklin Lakes children and teens are invited to join one of the book discussion groups offered at the Franklin Lakes Public Library. Books for each month can be picked up at the front desk at Franklin Lakes Public Library. Snacks are always served. All readers in grades four, five, and six are invited to meet on the last Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. to participate in the Double Digits Book Discussion Group. Participants who cannot make the meeting can join in the discussion at http://kidzcornerblog.blogspot.com. On Feb. 26, the group will discuss “Marley: A Dog Like No Other” by John Grogan. The topic for March 26 will be “No Talking” by Andrew Clements. On April 30, the selection will be “Please Write in This Book” by Mary Amato. Book Club for teens welcomes readers in grades seven through nine to meet at 4 p.m. at the library on the first Wednesday of each month. Participants, who cannot make the meeting, can join in the discussion at http://katethelibrarian.blogspot.com. “The Dead and the Gone” by Susan Beth Pfeffer will be discussed on Feb. 4. “Ana’s Story” by Jenna Bush will be the subject on March 4, and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne will be discussed on April 1. Registration is ongoing; register today by e-mailing kate_thelibrarian@yahoo.com or calling the library at (201) 891-2224. For more information, check out the library’s website at www.franklinlakeslibrary.org. Genealogical database available The Franklin Lakes Public Library now has Ances- try.com Library Edition available on the library’s computers. Ancestry.com is a genealogical database that has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes, the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England: 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a Civil War collection. The Franklin Lakes Public Library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. Club welcomes new members The Franklin Lakes Newcomers & Neighbors Club welcomes residents of Franklin Lakes, both old and new, to join. The Franklin Lakes Newcomers & Neighbors Club all about helping neighbors meet. Visit the website at www. flnewcomers.com for detailed information and a calendar of our upcoming events, or e-mail flnewcomers@yahoo. com. Group sponsors Friendship Path The Friends of the Franklin Lakes Library group is sponsoring a Friendship Path. Personalized brick pavers will be placed in a walkway leading from DeKorte Drive to the entrance of the library. Members of the community are invited to purchase a brick to celebrate an achievement, honor a loved one, remember a friend, and support the library. Choose a standard 4”x 8” brick, a larger 8”x 8” brick or the new grand 12” x 12” sized brick with an etched “open book” design that will surround the message. Take advantage of this offer to “etch” into Franklin Lakes history. For details visit the library at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes or check the website at franklinlakeslibrary.org. \ Free museum pass program available The Friends of the Franklin Lakes Library is sponsoring the Free Museum Pass Program for Franklin Lakes residents. The passes can be checked out like books and used to gain free admission to the American Museum of Natural History. The membership cards are available on a first come, first served basis and may be checked out for 48 hours. Passes must be returned within 48 hours to receive deposit refund back. For more information on the program call the library at (201) 891-2224.