December 2017
Library News and Events
Season's Greetings from the West Orange Public Library!

Looking for something to do during the holiday season? Check out the upcoming events at the library including our Winter Wonderland Story Time, Lunch & Learn, and the Art on Film Series. In addition to our programming schedule, the library also has books and databases on test-taking, business and finance, careers, and holiday cooking. The library recently added a new database A-Z World Foods with information on international foods, cultures, and recipes. Finally, don't forget about our DVD and music collections.

Did you know, the Library hosts multiple events each month? During November the library hosted events for Native American History Month, National Novel Writing Month, Homework Help, Teen Game Night, Baby Story times and much more. Librarians also contributed articles to the West Orange Chronicle, read the most recent here. At the statewide level, the Library Construction Bond Act was passed allowing for grants to improve libraries, read more about it .

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Library. It's a great way to make a positive impact in your community. Contributions are used for Library programs and services. To make a donation click here or visit
 Register for programs through the Library Calendar  or
call the library at  973-736-0198. 
Upcoming Events for Adults
Sunday, December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM
Italian mandolin concert

Book Discussion : The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick
Monday, December 4, 1:30-2:30 PM

Friday, December 8, 11:30-12:30 PM

Poetry Workshop
Saturday, December 9, 9:30-11:30 AM

Sunday, December 10, 2:00-4:30 PM
Written by Irving Stone and Philip Dunne, The Agony and the Ecstasy covers Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel. Starring Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, and Diane Cilento. Lecture by Stephen Whitty.
Need tech help? 
Thursdays 2:00-4:00 PM a library volunteer will be available to help with basic skills, software, and email.
Film & Dessert
Friday, December 1, 2:00-5:00 PM
Holiday, Starring: Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn

Friday, December 15, 2;00-5:00 PM
A United Kingdom , Starring: David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike
Stitch & Yarn (formerly Crochet Club)
Fridays, December 8 and 22, 2:00-4:30 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
Saturday, December 2
2:00-3:00 PM
Stuffed animal workshop. Part of the Mayor's Downtown Tree Lighting Program.
Monday, December 4,
4:40-5:15 PM
Kids read to a dog.

Monday, December 4
6:00-6:30 PM
Stuffed animal workshop

Tuesday, December 5
4:00-5:00 PM
Book Clubs
Meeting Dates and Times

 (Grades 4 & 5)
Tuesday, December 12
4:30-5:15 PM
Readers will discuss
The Fourteenth Goldfish
by Jennifer L. Holm

Yakety Yak (Grades 2 & 3)
Tuesday, December 19
4:30-5:15 PM
Readers will discuss Who Was Milton Bradley
by Kirsten Anderson.
Upcoming Events for Teens
Age 16+
Wednesday, December 6
7:00-8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 13
7:00-8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 20
7:00-8:30 PM
Weekly Teen Programs

Sundays, December 3, 10, and 17
1:00-3:00 PM

Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20, and 27
4:00-6:00 PM
Follow the Teen Department on Social Media
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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