A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.

Make-a-thon: Cardboard Challenge
Saturday, January 13th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
A Cardboard Challenge is an event where people of all ages work together to build games and other fun creations out of cardboard. Join our leaders, Brandon, Francesco, Elan, Ally, and Joe, students at Ramapo High School, for a very memorable afternoon of creative play at the Wyckoff Public Library. All creations will be included in the Ramapo High School Cardboard Challenge.

All ages are welcome! Snacks will be provided. Come to the Wyckoff Public library and let your imagination run wild!
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Winter Tech Classes

Monday, Jan. 8 from 10:00-12:00 (with Veronica)
Thursday, Jan. 18 from 1:00-3:00 (with Veronica)
Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10:00-2:00 (with Seth)

Get personalized help  with  your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. 

Call or email Veronica (201-891-4866, ext. 206veronica.potenza@wyckoff. bccls.org) to sign up for a one-on-one half hour session.
2018 Mah Jongg Nights
Second and Fourth Mondays, January-March, 6:30-8:30 pm

All players must buy the 2017 scoring card
($8) from the National Mah Jongg League.

Upcoming Dates:
January 8 & 22
February 12 & 26
March 12 & 26

For more information or to add your name to the contact list, please call Diane Ulrich of the Friends of the Wyckoff Library at 201-891-8275 or email her at  dianeulrich@aol.com

Knitting Group At The Library
Second Friday of each month - January 12 from  1:30 - 3:00 pm

Join us for a relaxing and social afternoon of knitting. Beginner and advanced knitters welcome! 

Feel free to bring your current project. Registration is required and limited.

Go to the event calendar at  wyckofflibrary.org , stop by the Reference desk or by call the library at  201 891-4866 , option 2.
Wyckoff Library Friends Book Group Meeting
Tuesday , January 16, 7-8:30 pm
Please join your friends and neighbors for the next Wyckoff Library Friends Book Group 
to discuss Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier on Tuesday January 16, from 7-8:30pm. 

Please pick up a copy of this book at the Reference Desk.


The Villain in Your History
a lecture with Rick Feingold
at the Wyckoff Public Library

Thursday, January 18 at 7pm *
Hamilton , An American Musical is the hottest ticket on Broadway and Aaron Burr is the villain. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Revolutionary War, he begins an unlawful relationship with the wife of a British officer. Elected Vice President in 1800 under Thomas Jefferson, he kills Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in Weehawken, NJ. Burr gets away with murder, but is later tried for treason. This program covers the women in Burr's life and features music from the Broadway production including The Election of 1800 and the Hamilton Burr duel. 

Presenter Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
Please register on the event calendar at wyckofflibrary.org, at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 201-891-4866, option 2.
*Snow date January 25
Museum Pass Program
Not sure how to entertain your kids or grandkids all winter? Why not burn some energy at the Children's Museum of Manhattan newer Let's Dance exhibit!  

This exciting exhibition/dance space was designed to introduce children and families to the delights of dance! Celebrate the beauty, spirit, and diversity of the form while learning about the important role dance can play in a child's world. Discover dance from a variety of entry points: as an art form, as an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity.

All of this for FREE through the library's museum pass program!

Blood Drive
Jan 25, 2018 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Community Blood Services supplies blood products to more than 20 hospitals in New Jersey, including 100 percent of the blood used at Hackensack University Medical Center, Bergen Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Wayne. Your donation may save the life of a friend, neighbor or relative! Donations will be taken inside the Community Blood Services mobile donation vehicle in front of the library.

To schedule an appointment, call the Reference Desk 
at 201-891-4866, x2.

Any healthy individual aged  17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds can don ate. Walk-in donors are welcome but may have to wait for an available technician or may be turned away if the schedule is full. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. Donors receive complimentary nonfasting cholesterol and glucose screening.
Fun Stuff for the Kids in January
Early Winter Story Times
January 8-February 23
Rhyme Time (infants-30 months & caregiver)
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 
10:00-10:30 am

Toddler Tales (30 months-4 years & caregiver)
Fridays: 10:30-11:00 am

Little Learners (ages 4-6 years to attend independently)
Wednesday 4:00-4:30 pm or Thursday 10:00-10:30 am
Sensory Story Time
Wednesday, January 3
10:00-10:30 am
Wyckoff children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver.
Third Grade Book Discussion
Monday, January 8
4:15 - 5:00 pm
Wyckoff third graders come discuss the book: The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney, with your friends and enjoy a light snack. 
Stop by the Rizzo Children's Library to register and pick up your book starting December 18.

Fourth & Fifth Grade Book Discussion
Thursday, January 11
3:45-4:30 pm
Wyckoff children in 4th & 5th grade will enjoy discussing  Posted by John David Anderson with their friends while enjoying pizza and playing a game! 
Stop in the library to pick up a copy of the book and to register!

Reading is Sweet!
Winter Reading Club 2018
January 16-February 28
Visit the Rizzo Children's Library anytime
to pick up your log and to register.

Wyckoff Children of Any Age Welcome!
First & Second Grade Book Discussion
Thursday, January 18
4:15-4:45 pm
Wyckoff children in grades first and second will enjoy discussing the Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne with their friends while having light refreshments and doing a winter theme related activity! 
Stop in beginning December 21 to pick up a copy of the book and to register!

Building "Sweet" Structures Drop In
Saturday, January 20
Wyckoff children of all ages
No registration required
Writing Club
Monday, January 22
4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Wyckoff children in grades 4-5 do you like to write your own stories? Would you like to share them with other fellow writers? Then join the library's official writing club for kids, where we will engage in fun creative writing prompts and enjoy a light snack!
Cool Candy Science Drop In
Tuesday, January 23
3:30-5:00 pm
Wyckoff children of all ages
No registration required
Snowflake Pasta Drop In
Saturday, January 27
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wyckoff children of all ages stop into the Rizzo Children's Library and make a snowflake out of pasta!
No registration required
Yoga for Kids
Monday, January 29
4:00 PM-4:30 PM
Wyckoff children in grades 3-5 come and learn some awesome, fun yoga poses! Please bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing.
Candy Art Drop In
Tuesday, January 30
3:30-5:00 pm
Wyckoff children of all ages
No registration required
Mondays at the Movies 
Monday January 1, Shotmeyer Room, 2 pm:
NO MOVIE   The library is CLOSED in observance of New Year's Day.

Monday January 8, Shotmeyer Room, 2 pm:
Baby Boom (1987, PG, 110 min) comedy starring Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Shepard, James Spader

A successful Manhattan yuppie becomes the custodian for a one-year old. Though she plans to give the child up for adoption, she grows to love motherhood, leading to an unexpected career change.

Monday January 15, Shotmeyer Room, 2 pm:
NO MOVIE   The library is CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

Monday January 22, Shotmeyer Room, 2 pm:
Murder on the Orient Express (2017, PG-13, 115 min) mystery Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Lucy Boynton, Tom Bateman, Miranda Raison
A lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie
Monday January 29, Shotmeyer Room, 2 pm:
Battle of the Sexes (2017, PG-13, 121 min)  comedy/drama/sports starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as The Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most-watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist of, and sparked a global conversation on, gender equality.  Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts.
BCCLS eSources 

Did you know your library card gives you access to various online databases? NoveList, Rosetta Stone, academic and legal resources, and much more! Many available through the NJ State Library.

Now is the Time to Get Creative at the NEW Maker Space!
The  Maker Space at the Wyckoff Library is a place for community members to connect, discover, and create.  The library strives to provide enriching opportunities for people to learn new skills and collaborate.  The  Maker  Space will provide access to a variety of tools that allow patrons to make, explore, and tinker.  Acquiring basic technology skills is essential in the 21st century. Libraries are a logical place for the community to come together to learn and explore technology-new and old.

The library received a grant from State Farm to create a Maker Space. Residents helped to secure the grant through voting online. Additional support for equipment has been given from the Friends of the Wyckoff Library.

Click HERE to learn more about what cool things you can create at the Maker Space and Upcoming Events in January!
Check it out! 

- Sign up Today for FREE! 


Hoopla will be continuing for Wyckoff patrons. 

You do not need to change your login/username or password & can borrow 8 items per card per month.

If you are not a Wyckoff patron, check with your library to see if they are continuing Hoopla .

Discover your family history
Thursday, February 8, 2PM*

Do you need help researching your family history OR starting a family tree?

Join us for a demonstration and lecture about
Ancestry.com, the online genealogy website providing access to billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI (Social Security Death Index), immigration and   
military records.

Ancestry.com  has more  than two million subscribers, but the library edition of this valuable resource is available free of charge at the Wyckoff Library .
Presenter: Peggy Norris , retired librarian and member of the Bergen County Genealogical Society, with over 20 years of experience.
Please register on the event calendar at wyckofflibrary.org, at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 201-891-4866, option 2.
*Snow date: Thursday, Febru ary 15