January 2018
Library News and Events
Hello February!

This month, the library is celebrating Black History Month with the return of the incredibly popular Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild displaying their work. We are also hosting the Three Views theatrical production with a dramatic performance by actor Gary Edison featuring live music and dance from the Harlem Renaissance period.

The Youth Services Department's story times and book clubs for different age groups run throughout the month, providing great opportunities to add to your child's growth and learning. Sunday, February 18, the West Orange High School's Chinese Club will host their annual family-friendly Chinese New Year Celebration from 2:00-4:00 PM here at the library. The event will include a puppet show, face painting, and more. The Reference Department continues its successful Tech Help Drop-In Hours on Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 PM with library volunteer Sam. We also look forward to a February completion date of the digitization of the West Orange High School Year Books through the graduating year of 2017.

Last month the Circulation Department did an amazing job with the transition to the new delivery system for book requests. We greatly appreciate your patience during this bumpy drive! Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are once again unable to place reserves for materials. The BCCLS Executive Board is working to rectify this as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the library will have a "visiting collection," or books returned from other owning libraries, available for you to browse and check out. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Did you know? ...In January, former Governor Christie signed the Johnson Bill (A-1427/S-2633) which allows towns the option to vote to increase funding for municipal libraries. Please call the Reference Department, 973.736.0196, if you have any questions about what this could mean for you and West Orange.

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Upcoming Events for Adults
Playhouse, a book talk with author Monica Taylor
Sunday, February 4, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

by Yaa Gyasi
Monday, February 5, 1:30-2:30 PM
Thursday, February 8, 1:30-2:30 PM
Jackie is the Dietician at West Orange ShopRite

Saturday, February 10, 11:00-12:45 PM
Presentation and discussion on one of Africa's greatest civilizations.

Thursday, February 15, 7:00-8:30 PM
Explores the impacts of being "plugged-in" includes discussion of matching tech time with your family values.

Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild
Show on Display
February 4 - 28

Saturday, February 17, 1;00-5:00 PM
Sunday, February 25, 3:00-5:00 PM
A theatrical performance of "Three Views" by actor Gary Edison with accompanying music and dance from the era.
This program is co-sponsored by the West Orange African Heritage Organization and the Drifters of Montclair.
Consumer Reports: Question of the Month:
“What aerobic exercise can I do at home when it’s too cold, slippery, or dark to walk outdoors?
One easy idea: March in place while you watch TV. In a study of 58 sedentary adults (middle-age and older), those who stepped in place or walked around the room during the commercials during 90 minutes of TV added about 3,000 steps to their day....”
Consumer Reports On Health February 2018
Vol. 30, Issue 1

Need tech help? 
Thursdays 2:00-4:00 PM a library volunteer will be available to help with basic skills, software, and email.

Free ESL Classes
1:00-2:00 PM Beginning ESL Class, 2:00-3:00 PM Intermediate ESL Class
Film & Dessert :
Friday, February 2, 2:00-5:00 PM
Starring: Will Smith

My Cousin Rachel
Friday, February 16, 2:00-5:00 PM
Starring: Rachel Weisz
Stitch & Yarn (formerly Crochet Club)
Fridays, February 9 and 23, 1:00-3:30 PM
Crochet, knit, and sew while spinning a good yarn with others. All ages and skills welcome. Bring your projects, share your wisdom, and learn from others.
Upcoming Events for Children
Monday, February 5,
4:30-5:15 PM

Tuesday, February 6,
4:00-5:00 PM
Grades K-3
Monday, February 12, 4:00-4:45 PM
Practice social graces in real-life scenarios.

Thursday, February 15, 4:00-5:00 PM
Bring your stuffed animal to story time and then say goodnight while they spend an adventure filled night in the library.

Saturday, February 24, 1:00- 2:30 PM

Tuesday, February 27, 4:00-5:00 PM

Story Times!

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 AM
Thursdays, 11:30-12:00 PM

Tuesdays, 11:30-12:00 PM

Thursdays, 10:30-11:00
Book Clubs
Meeting Dates and Times
Speaking of Stories (Grades 4 & 5)
Tuesday, February 13
4:30-5:15 PM
Readers will discuss The Best Man
by Richard Peck
Yakety Yak (Grades 2 & 3)
Tuesday, February 20
4:30-5:15 PM
Readers will discuss I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg
by Lauren Tarshis
Upcoming Events for Teens
T.A.G. Meeting
Wednesday, February 7
7:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 14
7:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 21
7:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 28
7:00-8:30 PM
Recurring Weekly
Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28
4:00-6:00 PM
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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

To become a teen volunteer,  CLICK HERE  to access the volunteer application. To learn more, call 973-736-0198 x216 or visit the Children's Room and ask to speak with either Kris or Faith. Join the Teen Advisory Group !  
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