From Farmhouse to Library
Sunday, September 17

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library

Historian Rod Leith will present a lecture on famed architect Edgar Williams and the original restoration of the Brinkerhoff House. In 1954 Williams was the lead architect responsible for converting the historic farmhouse into the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.  The program is co-sponsored by the Wood-Ridge Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served.

Music with Miss Nita

Wednesday, September 13
9 :15am and 10:00am
9:15 am - Space available.
10:00am - Class is full.

Wednesday, September 27
9 :15am and 10:00am
Registration open.

Wood-Ridge Civic Center
Please use entrance at 495 Highland Avenue.

Let's celebrate the seasons with songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play!  For ages 1-5 years. 
Please select either the 9:15am or the 10:00am session.  Each child is limited to one session per date.  Please register each child individually.
Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy

Thursday, September 21
10:00am and 11:00am
Registration in progress.

Thursday, October 5
10:00am and 11:00am
Registration opens on September 14.

Wood-Ridge Civic Center
Please use entrance at 495 Highland Avenue.

An award-winning series of musical play activities, designed to encourage movement, play and song in the developing years.  
For ages ages 6 months - 5 years. 
Please select either the 10:00am or the 11:00am session.  Each child is limited to one session per date.  Please register each child individually.
Paws to Read
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library 

Monday, September 11
6 - 7pm
Monday, September 25
6 - 7pm
Monday, October 16
6 - 7pm
Monday, October 30
6 - 7pm


Young readers wanted! Children ages 5 and up are warmly invited to register for a 15-minute session to read to Rodney, our visiting certified therapy dog. Therapy dogs provide a safe, nurturing experience for emergent readers to practice their literacy skills. Rodney is a great listener!
To register, please call the Library at 201.438.2455.
Social Security Benefits Workshop
Tuesday, October 17

Wood-Ridge Senior Center

Staff from the Social Security Administration will present information about Social Security benefits, such as retirement, disability, and Medicare. Learn more about the agency's electronic services and bring your questions! 

Co-sponsored by the Wood-Ridge Recreation Department.

Chess Club
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
Wednesday, September 27
Wednesday, October 4
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, October 25
3:00 - 3:30pm kids and teens
3:30 - 4:00pm adult beginners

Come learn the game of kings, and train your brain to think a few moves ahead.  Designed for all ability levels, the Chess Club is led by a coach who can teach new chess players the basics, and help experienced players sharpen their skills.
No registration required.
Healthy Aging
Tips for Your Body and Brain
Monday, October 23

Wood-Ridge Senior Center

Over the past several decades, researchers have explored how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health.  Diet, exercise, stress, sleep problems, and other factors may influence age-related physical and cognitive decline.  Learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine. Presented by Alzheimer's New Jersey.

Co-sponsored by the Wood-Ridge Recreation Department.

Book Club
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library 
Tuesday, September 19 at 7:15pm
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Tuesday, October 17 at 7:15pm
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Tuesday, November 21 at 7:15pm
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Join your neighbors and friends at the Library for a lively book discussion.  Copies of the month's book are available at the Circulation Desk.  All are welcome.
No registration required.
Treat yourself and your guests with a visit to a beautiful museum or garden!  

Borrow a free admission pass from the Library and visit one of the fabulous museums or gardens right in our backyard!
See below for more details and the button to reserve a pass. 
Museum Pass Program
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library lends free admission passes to many NJ and NYC museums.
  • American Museum of Natural History*
  • Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Imagine That!!! A New Jersey Children's Museum**
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Newark Museum
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 
Passes may be borrowed by any Wood-Ridge resident, age 18 and over, with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card in good standing.

Passes are loaned for three days, and may be returned to the Book Drop when the Library is closed.  For more details, please call the Library at 201.438.2455 or click below.
*American Museum of Natural History
While supplies last, each adult Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card holder, with a card in good standing, may receive two free admission vouchers per year.  Vouchers expire 12/31/17 and do not need to be returned to the Library.

**Imagine That!!! A New Jersey Children's Museum
Please note that Imagine That!!! is closed for renovation until approximately December 2017.  The museum pass will be available as soon as the museum re-opens.
English as a Second Language
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Free English as a Second Language classes for adults every week.
No registration required.

Are you still paying for digital music?
Hoopla is a digital collection of over 200,000 streaming and downloadable music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks that you can access on your computer or download to a portable device.  All titles are always available.  Effective September 1, you may borrow up to 4 titles per month.  It's all free, and it all starts with your library card.
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If you love magazines, RBdigital offers unlimited digital access to over 250 different magazines. Download them to your phone, tablet, computer or Kindle Fire, all for free, with nothing to return!
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  Cloud Library

Use your library card to download ebooks to your digital device, including smart phones, tablets and e-readers.

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Library Hours
Monday 10am - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
231 Hackensack Street
Wood-Ridge, NJ  07075